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    Posted: 03 April 2024 at 06:11
Occasionally we are allowed to post photos taken with non-A or E-mount cameras, so if you will indulge me, here are some shots from me. I'm in Nanjing at the moment (on another 3 week work-trip) but this time, I'm not bringing my camera.

I'm trying to get by with just my Sony Xperia 1 IV phone. So I'm still shooting with Sony and the software, is Sony-alpha based. The main difference is I'm not shooting with an A- or E-mount lens.

I've decided to shoot in raw (manually), then convert the images in Snapped (it's free, see) and upload the photos to my Zenfolio account. All of which can be done with just the phone. You should also see I've desaturated the images to add to the feeling of gloom. It's been raining since yesterday. Anyway, the images all reflect my intent, rather than being left to the auto modes of a phone.

#1 Abandoned Buildings

Sony Xperia 1 IV at 85mm.
This was taken before breakfast, from my Hotel balcony, across the small lake. The buildings were abandoned mid-construction during Covid19, when the company building them went bankrupt

#2 NUFE Library

Sony Xperia 1 IV at 85mm
Entering the NUFE campus from the Southern Gate, opens up this boulevard with the NUFE library at the background. This is the distinct, spherical building

#3 Lecture Block

Sony Xperia 1 IV at 24mm
Where I meet up with the students every day for lectures

So far I'm finding the 24mm and 85mm lens to be the most useful on this trip.
α1- Voigtländer 15/4.5, 110/2.5 M; Zeiss Loxia- 21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2 & 85/2.4, Zeiss Batis- 85/1.8 & 135/2.8; Sony 24-105/4 & 100-400/4.5-5.6; Sigma 70/2.8 M; Sony 135/2.8 STF
 



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For a phone not bad at all. TFS
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Originally posted by MichelvA MichelvA wrote:

For a phone not bad at all. TFS


Thanks- I must remember to sharpen the images next time in the raw editing stage too! They're softer than I thought on a larger monitor.

As I'm really just posting the images to family/social media as 'snapshots', they're good enough for that.
α1- Voigtländer 15/4.5, 110/2.5 M; Zeiss Loxia- 21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2 & 85/2.4, Zeiss Batis- 85/1.8 & 135/2.8; Sony 24-105/4 & 100-400/4.5-5.6; Sigma 70/2.8 M; Sony 135/2.8 STF
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My Xperia 1 III has mostly the same camera system as the IV, just the III has a two stop tele lens and your IV is a zoom. Quite capable system, especially if do a bit of PP. Once saw a comparison with the Pixel 8 (or 7?) and the Sony system was so much better - Google is better in getting the most out of the cameras.

Anyway, I like these. Like all small sensors, fine detail is mush, but as global pictures they surely is nice
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