Walk by the forest creek with the A7R

It seems that a casual evening walk in a nature reserve cannot be performed without having a camera gear hanging on your back. Lately I’ve mainly used the Sony Alpha 7R, which packs excellent image quality into a very small package.

Forest creek

This time I used my old and reliable Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro USM lens connected with the Metabones Smart adapter. I’ve shot several of my best images with this lens. With the A7R though I can get better image quality than with any current Canon full frame body. That includes both the resolution and dynamic range. Thanks to vastly better DR, the Sony sensor gives much less noise in shadow areas and thus more room for post-processing.

Another photo from the same spot. A circular polarization filter was used for both of the photos.

Forest creek #2

The high resolution and small size of the camera body combined with its loud shutter causes easily blur with longer focal length lenses when camera is on tripod and medium shutter speeds are used. This happens especially when camera is on vertical position which causes more torgue for ballheads. This mean that extra solutions are needed to keep the camera stable and minimize the shutter shock.

Sony Alpha 7R with Micro-Nikkor 55mm 2.8 AI-S

Sony Alpha 7R with Micro-Nikkor 55mm 2.8 AI-S

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