I am a forty something year old Melbourne based photographer covering a broad range of genre’s from sports to portraits and travel.
My introduction into photography started with doing some kitesurfing photos, but with the arrival of my first daughter, my focus shifted to family and the vast majority of my photos are either family or street. I still try to get extreme sports when I am not kitesurfing myself.
My current non-personal photography work is confined to charity and not-for-profit engagements where I am engaged in photography for a number charity events to give back to the community and help support fund raising for these organisations. These include the homeless and cancer events.
I do not currently do any paid commercial work as I run a successful non-photography business and this allows me to explore my personal creativity with photography.
My review of the Sony A9ii has gone up on Shotkit.com. For many sports photographers, Sony Alpha A9 II was one of the best mirrorless cameras announced back in 2019. The new Sony Alpha 1 announced in 2021 may be the … Continue reading Sony A9ii Review (via Shotkit.com)
I recently got sent a survey from Sony. Customer surveys are good but the problem with the survey is that Sony only put down answers they wanted to hear. In some respects, this confirms what I thought about Sony (and many organisations like it). They ask for feedback but ask for it in such a way that it creates confirmation bias in their own minds.
What is the point of creating a survey if you don’t give people a way to create real answers that change the way Sony works?
I’ve watched a large number of posts across various Sony forums since the announcement of the Canon R3 and I’ve come to a realisation of Sony users. The real reason they don’t want a big Canon camera is FOMO (Fear of missing out).
It may seem like a strange statement but bear with me on this. The Sony fanbase is a strange place and their minds are the same.
I’ll be honest here, I think Canon is making the right move for one simple reason: Choice. Whether you individually would buy one is irrelevant. It’s whether someone else would buy one.
I’ve seen a lot of people questioning why Sony produced their latest set of G lenses. I think the question has always been “why would you bother with it when Sony has a great set of f/1.8 lenses available”.
It’s an interesting question but my suspicion is that if you don’t already know the answer to this, you’re probably not the target audience for these lenses.
Sony has been able to create small bodies that match their APSC counterparts for a long time. The A7C is as small as most of the Fujifilm bodies, so you’re benefitting from having full frame in the same size body as an APSC camera AND you’re getting IBIS which many of the Fujifilm bodies don’t have.
The year started with a bang for Sony. There are already declarations that Canon and Nikon are dead. As a Sony user, I think its a little premature to be ringing the bell. The affiliate linked reviews will be telling you that the new A1 is the best camera ever made, and the specs are compelling, but they are specs and specs don’t tell the whole story. The authors on the other hand are paid to tell you how good it is because the more you buy, they more they make. Continue reading “The Sony A1 – So close to perfection…but…”
It’s been a while since I posted a review. Work has been busy, and I’ve barely had enough time for photography, let alone reviews. I have, however, had access to a couple of new toys, hence this review.
Sigma has been doing some amazing things in recent times. Gone are the days of big heavy, oversized monsters that required you to have a Sherpa with you at all times. Some of the bags taken up Mount Everest are smaller than the old Sigma ARTs.
Not sure what it is with Sony, but wow, the user base never ceased to surprise me. I’ve yet to see a camera user based filled with the same degree of self obsessed assholes, for lack of a better word. Why do I say this? Well simple. I commented previously on wanting a larger Sony body. Let’s be clear, this isn’t something I want across the entire range of cameras. I want one body in the range to have a grip that is large enough that your baby finger. Sony have 5 ranges of bodies currently, the A7, A7R, A7S, … Continue reading Why does Sony have so many “#&%$ you” users?