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The A7RII seems to have created quite a stir in those parts of the photography community that obsess on figures and facts. My own interest is somewhat more ‘practical’ as I’ve been looking for a camera to replace my old Sony A900 for some time. The A7R provided a stopgap (with some issues) but the ‘second coming’ of that camera, the A7RII, was the one I was waiting for. You can read about my experiences and opinions in this issue.
Don’t forget though that it’s not the camera that makes the pictures, for me it’s the love of the landscape and my passion for an inspiring picture. The camera either has to be an intrinsic part of the process of making images (the ritual of making) or just get out of the way and allow you to get on with it!
Summer is nearly over now and that’s it for testing for the foreseeable future, time to focus my attention back on picture making as autumn approaches!
p.s. don't forget your 4x4 submissions - we want to feature some photos from our readers portfolios!
Over the last month, the Master’s of Vision event has been displaying the work of some great landscape photographers. more
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This issue's landscape photography 4x4 portfolio features Dave Varo, Christos Andronis, Camillo Berenos & Andrew Tobin. more
I first came across John Blakemore`s “Inscape” exhibition at Buxton Art Gallery in what must have been the early to mid 90s. more
The Canon 5DSr and the Sony A7Rii offer the highest resolution and some of the highest sensitivity at high resolution available and it would be remiss not to compare and contrast them. more
I feel very lucky in that I have met a lot of the photographers that have inspired me. more
You can see here that when you expose a difficult subject the Canon actually looks pretty good and very close to the Sony. more
Our test involved exposing a picture so that the brightest parts are exposed to the right and then underexposing a shot by 6 stops. more
I have to redefine favorite, and can present to you the most influential photograph I have encountered recently. more