These shots are straight raw conversions from Capture One Pro 9 - absolutely no edits. I've only had the chance to play around with the lens, but so far it's quite nice. Of course, I had to include a cat pic.
I originally had a used copy of the 55mm f/1.8 FE lens that I bought when I purchased my Used A7R II. It's a decent lens, but never really excited me, but it was the best Sony had to offer at the time. Before the return period expired, the 50mm f/1.4 ZE lens was announced.
I called B&H, and explained that I would rather have the 50mm f/1.4 lens and asked if they would allow me to return the 55mm f/1.8 that I had bought from their used department. Since I was spending more, they had absolutely no issue with it and were very nice about the exchange.
When I received the 50mm f/1.4 on Monday, I was all excited about it until I realized the following morning that there was a spec/dust/bubble/imperfection or something behind the front element. Wide open, it wasn't an issue, but stopped down - especially when shooting the sky, you would notice the spec in the image (I checked, it wasn't on the sensor). I called B&H about it, and they were nice enough to send me a new one, and a return label for the one with the defect.
I'm happy to say that the new one I received today has no such defect. I shone a bright LED light into the lens and checked for the slightest imperfection - nothing. It seems fine. Really, that's the way every new lens I have ever bought has been. I think the last one was just an anomaly.
Over the years, I have been looking for a camera that gives top notch DSLR quality, point and shoot ease of use (with face detection), a tilting screen, and an EVF. Look no further than the RX1R II. This camera is just flat out awesome! Now, there are room for improvements, but still - just a terrific camera!
I've been a Fuji fan for a couple of years now (here's some of my previous articles on the Fuji system). Rather than focus completely on Fuji for this article, I'm going to talk about Leica lenses. Why? Well Fuji actually piqued my interest in the Leica M mount lenses because Fuji makes a Leica M to Fuji adapter. I figure if Fuji is making and promoting the ability to use other lenses on their system, then they are worth taking a look at.
What’s a Capture One “style” anyway? It’s a recipe of sliders and image adjustments saved into a tiny file. That’s it! Someone moved some sliders, made some tweaks, and saved a file. Anybody can make them — even me!