What could be more exciting than the opportunity to "play 'przedpremierowymi bezlusterkowców Sony full-frame models? Especially if the presentation and workshops are extremely beautiful autumn nature of Lower Silesia conditions? But maybe. The atmosphere replaced the extremely spicy teams participated ramp and accompanying 6600 horsepower worth over 10 million dollars.
Reaching Kłodzko Valley was tiring. The road is extremely extended the journey lasted nearly 12 hours. Tired already arrived at the place in total darkness (who invented the winter time …) and wysypaliśmy to coach the courtyard Castle Rock. Straight into the arms of the Force (and night).were waiting for us 18 dream cars of every man's (and not only) maniac. It's your choice. Bloated beyond all measure Bentley Continental GT (616 hp), chasing his AMG Mercedes S class and sport "baby" as the Audi R8 Spyder edition of the coolest, Jaguar F-type, Nissan GT-R (2.7 seconds for the hundreds) and, of course, This year's model of the blood-red Porsche 911 Turbo S. The family waited conservatives hothatche where the best exercised the Fiesta ST, there were also the Skoda VRS TDI version (yes, diesel – undercutting the average seconds to hundreds of like the Subaru BRZ) and the beautiful Mini GP2. The icing on the cake was the Chevrolet Camaro in a limited edition Hot Wheels.
Presentation a7 a7R and RX10
The organizers did not give us much respite. The very first evening was filled with interesting events. At the beginning of what we like the most, that is acquainted with the new members of the family NEX, oh sorry, the Sony Alpha. Because new models with interchangeable lenses bezlusterkowców called from now on simply alpha 7 and alpha-7R.and very professional duo Sony Media Team, which is Raphael Wylęgała and Krzysztof Szablisty whose video for Sony A7 had already had an opportunity in our view, gave us absorbable form up a lot of information about new technologies and new models of Sony. We will write more about this in fotoManiaKu, but in a nutshell – news that should be kept in mind, associated with the presented models are:
- full frame – the Exmor CMOS sensor of the same size as 35mm film. It is more than two times larger than the APS-C sensor. The recently published first test photos taken by our Sony A7, where they can be downloaded in full resolution.
- effective resolution of 24.3 megapixels (α7) and 36.4 megapixels and the lack of an optical low-pass filter (α7R)
- BIONZ X – a new, powerful image processor, rumored to 3x faster for you as we checked in tests
- magnesium alloy frame – today α7R is the smallest and lightest full-frame camera in the world with interchangeable lenses
- built-in Wi-Fi and NFC support
The specifications and capabilities of the Sony A7 has already been mentioned, as well as comparing Sony A7 and Sony A7R. You will also have the fotoManiaK-in for Sony Cyber-shot RX10, which promises to be a very interesting superzoom from Sony.
Lecture Tomasz Tomaszewski
Mr. Thomas photo enthusiasts needs no introduction. It is a well-known Polish photographer, long-term contributor to the magazine National Geographic , a teacher of photography in Poland, USA, Germany and Italy. As it turns out, is also a great speaker who with a lot of humor and freedom can convey their ideas and talk about their photographs taken. We had the pleasure to see pictures taken by the Sony a7R + SEL2870 during several hours of Warsaw, "secret" session. Secret, because the camera logo are sealed tapes like concept cars.
Workshop with Peter Frankowski
Peter R. Frankowski is primarily the most famous in the world, Polish automotive journalist, currently editor-in-chief of the Polish version of the cult, the German quarterly magazine about cars " ramps ", he was also editor of "TopGear". It is a walking encyclopedia of automotive (and not only). Revealed a few details of his workshop during photo sessions with cars. The most important conclusion – the time thinking and planning for the five minutes of photos, not vice versa. Top tips that will be useful for shooting cars, not only before issuing them autogratkę are:
- not photograph the tires – wheels should be straight or twisted the wheel to us
- steering wheel should be set straight
- think about whether the people in the car reflections are intended – if not, wait out or set up differently
- polarizing filter – make friends with him
- if the car is out of the picture, try to avoid skewing pictures and "pushing" force – details also can be beautiful
- car looks good in motion
Exercises in the
We're going into the field. You can imagine the lokanych drivers and passers-by, when the column 18 cars pulled out alive from the Jeremy Clarkson parades through small towns and surrounding villages. It was enormous fun, the ability to run over these beasts in the beautiful route. Lower Silesia is not only a picturesque and beautiful, but also has some of the most interesting and difficult transportation routes in Poland, full of sharp bends, tricky corners and variable conditions. This here is the famous episode OS Walim – Rościszów . Drivers who we "obwozili" along the route Balanced between security of guests and the desire to show their unquestioned skills on the road. Several people paid with this sickness.
We did not come here to ride …
activities in the area have an opportunity to learn and improve a number of photography. First of all, panning, or pictures of a moving car with a blurred background. Leading the lens behind the car, keeping in mind the variable angular velocity and having a steady hand, you can make a very striking image. Motorists drove us roared up / down and a dozen people in orange jackets, crouching in the woods, on the corners and ditches have been waiting for an opportunity to make the best "shot". We trained also has pictures of cars in the corners. This gives you the opportunity to show the working chassis of the car when it is tilted up.
Sony a7 – first impressions
has made my version bezlusterkowca Sony a7. Its construction is much better thought out than the NEX models. Finally, the "normal" menu, easier access to key functions and most of all very functional control dial phone functions. At right thumb knob adjustments have exposure in the range from -3 to +3 EV and a selection of shooting modes. On the back is known from previous models of the vertical wheel menu with the OK key in the middle. By default, it changes the ISO setting, which NEX models was not easy to find on the menu. An interesting solution has two additional wheels on top of the case – under the thumb knob is changing the aperture and the shutter speed index finger. Of course, all the wheels can be assigned different functions. Repeal of the screen is a step in the right direction. It is unfortunately rotary screen even as the Canon 600D, but it provides a great convenience when shooting with the camera held low. The LCD screen is 3 inches and a resolution of 921 thousand. points. OLED viewfinder has a 1.3 cm (0.5 ") and a XGA resolution. diopter adjustment range is -4 m to 3 m (which in practice gives you more settings than this Canon). The camera has a frame made of magnesium. a7R version differs in that the skeleton is magnesium (by which this model is lighter) and a7 magnesium are only the most important parts of the skeleton. Besides, the external appearance and the "keys:" there is between these models other differences. Battery seems to be the main problem being tested model. barely enough for half-day session in the open air. Though fall does not spoil us with heat, but I got the impression that the battery is holding less than I am used to. does not have much choice lens mount Sony E, although the roadmap assumes the appearance of at least four new models each year. Fortunately, we can use the adapters. Model LA-EA4 can use almost any lens fitted with a device type A. It uses a semi-transparent mirror, thanks to LA-EA4 allows autofocus operation using phase detection. Adapter LA-EA3 but does not have a mirror, so you can not use autofocus with lenses that are not equipped with an engine. And even in this case it does not work very efficiently.
First impressions of the use of full frame bezlusterkowca Sony a7 are therefore very positive. Small, lightweight, handheld camera with the ability to use lenses Sony E-mount and through-mount adapter A very good ergonomics, comfortable handles, fixed menu, excellent performance, refreshed X BIONZ processor, Wi-Fi and NFC on board. It promises to be a strong player in the market bezlusterkowców. Maybe just the price scare, but it's full frame, and this price does not fall quite as bad.