I got an a7R III 😄

Back on Black Friday, I picked up a Sony a7R III. I’ve tried it out a couple times before at Sony Kando Trip 2.0 and Sony’s Be Alpha LA event. (I should probably write about those sometime…) I’m still getting used to it.

The last times I got to use it were only less than a day each, so I didn’t get to play with them extensively. First thing I did when I got mine, of course, was go through the menu system and see what’s around. I mostly went down the list of Colby Brown’s a7R III guide and focused on things I thought would be relevant to me based on how I shot with the a6000.

Last week, I had some time to go play. So I hit up The Broad for the first time—mostly to see Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms.

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Alaska 2017 (Part 1)

Went on a family cruise a little over a month ago. Taking photos turned out to be a little harder this time.

I had a bit of trouble when it got really cold. I used my SEL1670Z with my a6000 the whole time. Sometimes the camera wouldn’t recognize the settings it was on (f-stop, shutter speed, etc). Sometimes it would artificially limit how far I could zoom. But overall I think I got some ok shots.

It was also difficult processing those shots. As I remember them, the scenes were usually foggy and low contrast. In my post processing, they end up looking like they’ve lost detail as I tried to bump up the contrast and interest. Some of them end up looking more like paintings, too, after trying to get rid of most of the noise.

These pictures include some from the start and end of the trip. More coming soon…