MANHATTAN – I had an active day of walking around Foley Square and the financial district in good urban light with my Sony A7riii and the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens. It’s not my style to shoot zooms because they never perform at the same level as the best primes, and they are large and heavy. But this one is good. Corner to corner stitches with the lovely Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 are better, but you can’t reliably stitch in many situations. This lens is a keeper.
I’m running through my inventory of Sony E-mount lenses to decide which are keepers – this one clearly is.
Day 3217 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
On this day three years ago (day 2121 of one photo every day): Melancholy day
MANHATTAN – My hat inventory needs some help – I loose hats and summer Panama’s get tatty after a few years of use. So . . . I went to JJ Hat Center on lower Fifth Avenue to stock up. Since I don’t do selfies you’ll have to guess at what i bought.
Day 3206 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
MANHATTAN – I spent the day shooting with my Carl Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 lens, basically to decide whether to keep it. I also own the Sony 90mm f2.8 macro, which I tend to use much more that the Zeiss, despite its greater weight and the fact that it’s a stop and a third slower. I think the 90mm Sony wins this, for reasons that I can’t really put my finger on.
Day 3205 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
On this day two years ago (day 2475 of one photo every day): Near Parma, Italy.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – I flew back from Boston today to JFK hoping to catch up with Maria and an event in Brooklyn. The flight was badly delayed so I missed the event, which I had counted on for my day’s photo activity, so I ended up shooting out of the window of a taxi stalled in traffic in the Van Wyck Expressway in Queens.
Day 3163 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
MANHATTAN – I’m now shooting regularly with my Sony A7rii that has been converted to black and white imaging by removing its Bayer filter. This plus some specialized image processing effectively double the resolution of this camera to 84 megs -far into medium format land. This only works with the very best lenses – lenses that perform well at 42 megs resolution don’t necessarily look great with resolution doubled. The Zeiss 25mm Batis lens that I’m shooting with today is more than up to the task. More on these topics as I develop more experience with this camera.
Day 3156 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.