Probably (hopefully) the last camera that i will buy

A bit of a techie post to end off the week
I watched the announcement of the new sony camera a few months ago with great interest and since then I have been trying to decide whether or not to go ahead and get one

my recent change over to the Fuji X-E1 had pretty much rendered my Canon 5D mk2 into the background and I was almost at the stage of selling everything. The X-E1 is now going to take its place as my IR camera.

I had almost made up my mind before going to the camera shop, but actually having a go on it made my decision for me!

I picked up the new camera last week, the 36 megapixel Sony A7R and ordered a leica mount adaptor and Voigtlander 21mm F1.8 lens. Together the camera looks like a lump of solid metal and feels it too. Its not heavier than my DSLR but it just feels weighty. the manual focus of the lens just feels right with this camera and the few times that I have been out and used it has felt like photography should – its hard to actually describe it but it feels more connected.
Manual focus is quite a difficult thing to get to grips with, maybe its partially a confidence thing – you get so used to technology doing things for you that you loose a grip on how things actually work.

I did however leave the camera on ISO 1600 all day!

Here were some of the results


The big grill


Bug eyes