I don’t want to see a Sony a7rII replacement just yet, and I think the Sony a6500 is an interesting business choice for Sony to make. The Sony a6300 was recently released. I think they’ve chosen to respond to Fujifilm in an extremely aggressive manner, so it might make sense. Obviously it will irritate some customers that only just bought the Sony a6300, but you can’t win them all. Continue reading “Recent Sony camera news has been quite good”
I’m really hoping to order a zpacks backpack, sleeping bag and tent soon but it seems I so much as blink and the pound drops in value. I’m considering buying the big three when I’m in america, to save customs charges. I’d calculated my budget carefully but now everything is changing. Continue reading “Zpacks tent for the Pacific Crest Trail”
I stumbled upon a CentOS 7 OpenVZ bug and essentially broke my entire server. The network was broken and my backup was slightly old, so I had to access the machine from the OpenVZ container which isn’t possible from the customers perspective. Fortunately Bhost were extremely helpful and gave me access to the files by another method, therefore I was able to download a new backup, format the machine and start again.
The Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 lens has been announced and it’s a very weird lens.
The Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 lens has no plastic elements
This wasn’t a typing mistake. A lot of modern lenses do have plastic lens elements. There’s a million and one ways to make a lens element e.g. a method similar to injection mould, ground glass, etc. With Zeiss’s premium lenses, they tend to use more expensive elements and many of them contain lead which adds to the weight. Continue reading “Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Lens Announced & Review Information”
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.
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”