Sony A7s + FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T* Lens

Yesterday I used the 16-35mm zoom on my A7s. Not because I was working in low light, quite the reverse, but to take advantage of that cameras amazing dynamic range. 

I have to say I was amazed at the shadow detail i was able to pull out of the sunset image and the lightened areas are completely noiseless. This is a special camera. And I'm also starting to think that this is a special lens too. 

But instead of me banging on about how the 16-35mm is I thought I'd link to a blog post by regular reader Al Vise at his excellent Strictly After Dawn Blog.

Al also mentions the terrific colour rendition, which I 100% agree with. I thought it would also be useful to add the link since he's used the FE 24-70mm zoom which I haven't. Also a chance to appreciate some of his beautiful landscape images. Our country may be cold, damp and wet at this time of year but when you get the right light it is magically beautiful. Enjoy!!


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There is an interesting article on the BBC website HERE, which deals with many of the issues above.

Many Thanks

David Taylor-Hughes