Using Sony Wi-Fi with PlayMemories, PicTapGo, & Instagram – How to Use Wi-FI on your Sony Mirrorless camera in conjunction with the Sony PlayMemories app,  PicTapGo and Instagram on the iPhone by Paul F. Gero |  paulfgero.com Member, Sony Artisans of Imagery Program One of the great things about Sony mirrorless cameras like the a7II, the […]

Perspective correction, or “tilt–shift” as it is often called, encompasses two different types of movements: rotation of the lens plane relative to the image plane, called tilt, and movement of the lens parallel to the image plane, called shift. Tilt is used to control the orientation of the plane of focus (PoF), and hence the part of an image that […]

The gentleman who will be making the final decision on what comes next from Sony in the Alpha series of interchangeable lens cameras is Sony Product Manager for Interchangeable Lens Cameras, Mr. Kenta Honjo.  Mr. Honjo was interviewed for this Creative Live video segment published on Oct 27, 2014 on YouTube.Com.  For those who are unfamiliar […]

Duo Flammenspuk – Kobold Streit & Schabernack from Hacky on Vimeo. Kathy & Caro from Hamburg, Germany bring us enchanting fire-artistry with “Duo Flammenspuk.”  Flammenspuk is a word creation composed of the German words for flames and haunting.  This medieval show is called “Kobold-Streit” (goblin hassle) with lots of “Schabernack” (hoax). This video was recorded […]

Pass That Bottle To Me from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. I know, at first it might seem a bit far fetched to do a head to head comparison between three such widely different cameras, the A7R vs 5D Mark III vs Zoom Q4, all at opposite ends of the price spectrum.  However, when it comes to music video […]

Other People’s Money from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. One of my clients is the LA band “Cats With Class.”  I guess you could say I sort of live with this band, since my wife Suzanne is one of the band members.  Suzanne wrote and sings this original work “Other People’s Money” in a secret Burbank, CA […]

Standin’ on a Corner from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. The footage isn’t pretty, it needs better stabilization or a more steady hand than mine at the time.  Stabilization is something the A7R doesn’t come with and neither does the 55mm f/1.8 lens.  Software stabilization for long clips is hit and miss also at times.  As someone […]

When you’re always on the lookout for good photojournalism styled documentary stories as I am, you never know when or where a story is liable to happen.  The best you can do is be ready, and jump when you see the scene setting into place.  Never leave home without a camera, always have the camera battery fully […]

There are few things I’ve found in my life as a photographer of any real lasting value:  My older pre-ASPH Leica lenses, an old Domke bag I’ve had forever, my hat, and a small library of books – SONY A7/A7R:FROM SNAPSHOTS TO GREAT SHOTS  now being one of those books. The quality hand-crafted into my old […]

Editors Note: Today we introduce a gentleman who needs little introduction, the Master of Brevity, the Don Juan of Optical Benches, Master researcher of a7r light leak, the Master Myth Buster of Camera Porn himself, President of LensRentals.Com, Mr. Roger Cicala!  BAD-A-BOOM!   Roger has agreed to join our growing number of Merry Pranksters to help […]

I had never been to WPPI, the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International show in Las Vegas,  so when Paul Gero told me he was going I made an on the spot decision to join him.  The Sunday afternoon drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes a bit over four hours at a legal and […]

There are some problems reported using a Sony A7R with a Leica 28mm f/2 Summicron ASPH.  Smudged “blurry sides and edges” and serious “color smearing”  repeated in discussion forums and on the major social networks.  Some go so far as to report the 28mm ‘Cron unusable on the A7R, the problems being so serious.  Where […]

  Christmas is past but the Grinch left me one more New Years present.  I discovered a new 32GB SDXC card bit the dust, and took my whole Happy New Year along with it.  Everything.  The whole lot, stills and video both from New Years Eve and New Years Day.  Two events, foolishly recorded to […]

AeroDrome from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. Some may think me a dinosaur when I express a preference for working with a manually focused lens.  When I started in photography there weren’t any autofocus cameras, so everybody either learned to use manual focus or learned to live with blurry snapshots.  Over the years, many thousands of photographs […]

  A7R Shutter Vibration May Be Too Great For Some Uses Unfortunately, Sony has a problem with the A7R which is serious for a significant segment of uses, involving longer lenses on a tripod, and especially lenses which are connected via a lens foot or adapter foot to the tripod.  The problem also tends to […]

Once in a great while, there’s a revolutionary product that changes the conventional expectations for an entire class of cameras.  After twenty days of use, I’ve decided that among all of the mirrorless cameras I’ve tried, the Sony A7R is one of those rare products.  More importantly, out of all of the cameras I’ve used, […]