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    Posted: 31 July 2019 at 23:15
Originally posted by nandbytes nandbytes wrote:

@Simon, a nice set of shots there.
And your last shot is really not helping either of us. Its more seductive than my model shots
Thanks anand. and yes, that gear porn has had an expensive impact!
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@Simon, a nice set of shots there.
And your last shot is really not helping either of us. Its more seductive than my model shots

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Originally posted by MichelvA MichelvA wrote:

Great series Anand. Love the tattoo "FAST". Good model, maybe some redundancy, #27 is the best for me. TFS .


Originally posted by Reddevil Reddevil wrote:

Excellent pictures and a wonderful car and model.


Thanks guys, perhaps there is some repetition but I got excited having shot with model first time
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tricky01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 July 2019 at 18:13
Lots of lovely photos Anand. Now I have my transition to e-mount almost complete (just awaiting delivery of the 200-600 ), I can share a few of mine that I finally got around to reviewing and processing...
(CC always welcome)

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xxx. Gear porn


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Excellent pictures and a wonderful car and model.
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Great series Anand. Love the tattoo "FAST". Good model, maybe some redundancy, #27 is the best for me. TFS .
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote nandbytes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 July 2019 at 19:05
I'd appreciate some feedback on the shots above. Looks like one of the model shots got picked for weekly exhibition so I must not be doing too bad in this area but still feedback is appreciated here too

Many more model shots taken with a mix of 85GM, loawa 15mm and 24GM

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Originally posted by Tricky01 Tricky01 wrote:

For someone who didn't pan before you're just showing off Anand! Will share mine soon, just trying to get all my alpha gear sold so it's been a night of studio photography...


Don't think you'd be saying the same thing if you saw all my many unsuccessful attempts

That reminds me need to photograph my 100-400mm.... but considering you have seen it and used, perhaps I could interest you
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For someone who didn't pan before you're just showing off Anand! Will share mine soon, just trying to get all my alpha gear sold so it's been a night of studio photography...
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Originally posted by Tricky01 Tricky01 wrote:

Great photos anand, the panning shots have come out lovely and the colour on that BMW really pops (what pp did you do as it was quite a bit more muted in my images)


If you are using LR... the defaults sucks. So Adobe lightroom defaults to "Adobe standard" in the "Camera calibration" section for the "Profile" (its the last section in under Develop). The kills the colour.

Change it to "Camera standard" which mostly matches what you see in the camera. There are other camera profiles you can play with too. I like "camera landscape" and "camera clear". Don't use the much of the rest.

You can also set this to be the default on import. On your mac hold change the profile (don't change anything else), hold down the option/alt key and press the "Set default" button. From next import your colours won't look so bad
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Great photos anand, the panning shots have come out lovely and the colour on that BMW really pops (what pp did you do as it was quite a bit more muted in my images)
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The experience was useful in many ways and was one of the more productive days in terms of both photography and gear. They basically had all the Sony lenses bar the large teleprimes. So it was really nice to try out the huge variety of lenses inc. the new 200-600mm. Though for the most part all I needed was an 85mm lens (I'll get back this point).

Photographically I have never really shot cars/motorsports (apart from airshow which are kinda different) or ever shot models. Got to try out both and was interesting. With birds and non-propeller aircrafts you just up your shutter speed as far as you can with the available light. Panning is obviously different! I had tried it in passing a few times but not a skill I bothered to perfect...
As for shooting models, never really saw the attraction of it. Still don't to some extent, I enjoyed the social aspect of it i.e. chatting with the model lol. There is certainly as a fair amount of challenge involved in getting good photographs in this setup (I mostly ended with just "photos"!)

Short 200-600G review:
- AF lock-on is wee bit slower than 100-400mm but seems to track just fine.
- IQ wise wee bit less sharp than 100-400GM in extreme corners (tbh not sure it even matters!) but 100-400mm really sucks at 600mm
- The best lens in this class of lenses
- with 1.4x TC the AF was noticeably slower and less responsive than 100-400mm with 1.4x TC. Not a fair comparison of course! but its still plenty good for stills in good light. Don't bother with 2x TC on this lens would be my advice. The IQ is still somewhat useable but you lose a LOT of light and AF is practically unusable.
- Simon, made an interesting point about his 70-400G, that he only carries that lens when he knows he'll be using it for birds etc. I am pretty much the same with 100-400GM. At which point the size doesn't become a major issue.
- The zoom "throw" is very short so one can zoom in and out very very quickly.
- So far Sony tele-lenses have only had two stabilization modes (one normal and one for panning). 200-600G has 3 modes where 3rd mode is for erratically moving subjects which is great for birds.


Alrighty then let's start... I used a 85GM for most of the car shots. Luckily had a 5stop ND filter handy which lens me shoot at f1.4 with 1/125s shutter speed. I only carried my 100-400mm and a laowa 15mm prime. 100-400mm was a bit too long! 85mm worked perfectly. Its pretty much all one needed IMO for this event
I wish I had just taken my 85GM along which would have been better. I decided not to hog the 85GM too much since there were a lot of people in first half of the event and I felt bad to deny others from trying it due to my laziness in packing an extra lens or two.
So in the time I wasn't using the 85GM I tried a variety of lenses most of which I decided wasn't for me... money saved

Few shots below from 85GM on my A7RIII @f1.4, 1/125s, 5 stops ND filter

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Just to keep things interesting lets mix up the shots... Remember I said all you needed was an 85GM, so how does one get wider shots?
Panoramas of course! yes for models too... but one has to be quick! both below stitched from 3 shots (one vertical & other horizontal). Resulted in square crops as I expected which I personally like

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Edited by nandbytes - 14 July 2019 at 17:50
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