Stuff to soothe the curious soul


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sony Alpha Diaries Day 28: deceptively simple, exceptionally delicious

Stir-fried ground chicken on rice. 
(ground chicken, onions, bacon, shitake mushrooms, madeira wine, parmesan cheese, celery, green pepper, tarragon, secret mushroom sauce.)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Sony Alpha Diaries Day 26: the Sony a65: not bad for a first generation SLT

At the Guelph Arboretum, under tall maples, birches, poplars, and cherries are areas that are flooded in the winter and spring. I came across two U of G students, Joey and Ben enjoying a game of hockey on an unseasonably warm early February day.
The credit for the music should be:
JS Bach, 23 French Suite No. 6, BWV 817, E major_ Sarabande

The Sony a65 was an ambitious camera: an SLT APS-C camera crammed with 24 megapixels. Lowlight was a struggle at ISO1600 but in good light, it had a years-ahead-of-its-time EVF and Live View display that was brilliant and true to life, PLUS, continuous autofocus using phase detect. This was a camera that even now, Nikon and Canon are hard-pressed to match.
So here's a video from 2013 shot with the Sony a65 on full auto.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sony Alpha Diaries Day 25: a rediscovered respect for the Sony a99

Often times, the plethora of new and newer digital developments would led us to believe that yesterday's (last year's) technology was not very good. The Sony a99 was never known for having superior video capabilities. But if you work within its limitations, AND, with good content, the a99 can deliver.
Here's a video from when I was just exploring the a99 for video.

Sony Alpha Diaries Day 24: wedding cake

 January 24th.