I’m going to be changing the theme over the next few days as I noticed this site doesn’t support mobile users very well. I need to add a lot of code to get the lightbox and other things to work, so if something is broken, that’s most likely why.
I have completed the main aspects of my gear list as far as technology is concerned:
- Sony a7rII Camera
- Sony Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 Lens
- Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Lens
- Solar Paper Solar Panel
- Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire Watch
- Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phone
- Home made carbon fibre tripod
I have to decide on cases and a few little things, but that’s basically my camera equipment sorted. Now I have to focus on hiking and camping equipment, permits and whatnot. It’s going to be a busy next few months. I will blog about camera equipment a bit because technology interests me but when I do the hike, it’s likely that I will only blog about the Pacific Crest Trail itself :).
Adobe colours are completely incorrect by default
I’ve been playing with Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Photoshop, Image Data Converter (made by Sony), and JPGs from my Sony a7rII. I notice that by default, the colours from a RAW look vastly different to the JPGs out of camera. I know most people frown upon JPG shooting (myself included) but I somewhat prefer the colours; they look more natural.
After playing around with the options quite a lot, I’ve managed to get close to mimicking the JPG colours without too much hassle. Image Data Converter does it straight off the bat, and it’s interesting why Sony haven’t collaborated with Adobe. In my opinion, it’s a huge hassle to have to use that program and then export the files as tiff, to then edit them in Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Lightroom. Continue reading “Upcoming article: colour correction with adobe lightroom, adobe photoshop and a Sony a7rII”
New Sony Firmware
Today, Sony released a new firmware, version 3.30, for the Sony a7rII mirrorless camera. I have updated my camera with the firmware update and everything went smoothly. I believe the camera starts up slightly quicker than it used to–that’s good. It’s meant to fix overheating issues but I hadn’t noticed any to begin with, so I can’t make any claims regarding that. Continue reading “New Sony a7rII Firmware Update 3.30”
If you are looking for some information on tabletop travel tripods, please take a look at an article I recently wrote–it is entitled “Lightweight Tripods for Travelling with Mirrorless Cameras” under the “Pacific Crest Trail” subheading.
I have written a lot about the Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire watch, please check out the review page. For those interested in geotagging photographs, it’s the ideal companion. I will update the review to include more of its other features at some point, but my main priority was to demonstrate how easy it is to geotag photographs with a DSLR or mirrorless camera with Adobe Lightroom.