A7S in Bagan, the ancient kingdom of Myanmar
By Peter Amber
What a year for Sony. Just 10 months ago I had a guest post here sharing my experience using the A7 with legacy lens on a trip to New Zealand. Since then I have progressed along the entire A7 series, selling the A7 for the A7R and repeating that with the A7S. The A7R is a great camera but a GAS mistake for my needs. It choked up more disk space and if A7S did not come along I would probably have gone back to the A7. My move to A7S is strongly driven by the silent shooting mode, which brings me back to the discrete shooting days with the X100s. Now that you announced the A7ii, I’m pretty sure it makes another good reason to get a backup body…sigh..
In August I took the A7S on a photo/video journey to Bagan, exploring by e-bike this ancient kingdom of Myanmar. The silent shutter is a welcome relief while shooting around the sacred temples without attention nor disturbance. One flaw I noticed with the silent mode is the inability to use it which shooting time-lapse through the Sony app. During time-lapse shots, I had canon/nikon users turn round in amusement at the clacking shutter. The silent mode is also disabled for picture profile modes so for video users it can be quite a hassle. Other than these minor quirks, the A7S is a great camera for all day/night photography.
Here is our travel video shot with A7S and some drone shots:
Below are some photos of Bagan – best seen from the sunrise hotair balloons. All shot with Sony A7S with 24-70mm FE.
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