The one thing I have not struggled to adapt to in my transition from an Android phone to an iPhone is the camera. Specifically, the panorama feature of the new camera app. I added a little contrast and vibrance to this in Photoshop but the out of phone image looked pretty good on it’s own. Be sure and click on this one to see it larger, the image is over 7,000 pixels wide and worth every bit of screen real estate you can give it.
I have not had much time with the new Sony a99 but used it for a lighting test yesterday along with the Sony 100mm f2.8 macro lens. They are quite a nice combination. In my brief experience with Sony’s new flagship full-frame digital camera I have been quite impressed. Noise up to ISO 6400 is either non-existent (the lower end) or completely useable and acceptable (the upper end). Even jpeg images at ISO 6400 straight out of the camera are useable. This shot was just to take a glance at the detail capabilities of this particular lens. I’m very happy with it as the sharpness is quite nice. I’m hoping to spend more time getting to know the Sony a99 in December and will write more about my experience with it then. For now, enjoy a little detail shot of one of my favorite human organs (on one of my favorite humans).
I intentionally placed the light in a location that put it across from the beautiful brown streak as if it is pointing the viewer in that direction but also where the catchlight itself was fully within the iris. Lighting was a Paul C. Buff Alien Bee 800 in a silver beauty dish with diffuser sock to camera left.
I won’t divulge any secrets just yet, but something new is looming on the horizon. For those that have loyally and patiently waited through a drawn out period of medical intermissions and general inactivity, that should hopefully be changing soon. As regular readers have already noticed, I’ve managed a few posts more frequently than in the past. I’ve been very busy in meat space (and still dealing with the medical issues – like a trusty dog, they will always be with me), but am preparing to embark on a new chapter in life and a new adventure. In preparation for this I’ve had to learn lots of new things (my transition from Linux to Windows was short lived, I’m writing this on a Mac – kind of feel like I sold me soul, not because Apple is evil, but because I went all in). In addition to this change I’ve also been eying a different camera system for the past few months. While I have loved my Olympus cameras I have found myself at a crossroads being torn between my love for them and my imaging needs. While I’m sure the two will never completely align they’ve reached a point where something had to give. I will keep posting and occasionally drop subtle hints at what is coming, so don’t give up on me, it’s just that I can only manage so many things at a time.