Travel News, Canadian Visa and The Photography Show NEC

As previously stated, there’s a Photography Show held at the NEC in Birmingham every year. The event starts March 18th. I won’t be attending but you can usually find cheaper equipment at UK stores during the days the show runs. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 lens announced around then too. I’m still looking for a telephoto lens but I’m not sure if I can afford one yet; it’ll be especially useful for travel photography. Continue reading “Travel News, Canadian Visa and The Photography Show NEC”

Another website update and photography related information

Hello everyone,

After my visa was declined semi-recently, I’ve been thinking a lot and doing “soul searching” as they say. I don’t want to write about my plans too much after this post as I did that regarding the Pacific Crest Trail and it was sort of for nothing (I will come back to the Pacific Crest Trail hike one day, but I’ll be broke after I buy this photography equipment.) I’m embarrassed about it to say the least, and I feel highly apologetic to all the companies I emailed regarding sponsorship.

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Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Lens Announced & Review Information

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”

Upcoming article: colour correction with adobe lightroom, adobe photoshop and a Sony a7rII

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”

Taken: 2016/06/27
Location: 53° 18.8536′ 0″ N 1° 37.0216′ 0″ W