Sony A7s and 16-35 Head to Tasmania! By Peter Amber

Sony A7s and 16-35 Head to Tasmania!

By Peter Amber

Hello Steve,

Earlier this year I took along the FE 16-35mm as the go-to lens with my A7S and traveled around the beautiful Tasmania, Australia. The 16mm focal length came in handy for landscapes and interior shots, and I find it more fun to use than the 24-70mm. As I shoot videos, the zoom lens came in handy and coupled with the APS-C function gave an effective coverage of 16-50mm to play with. Here are some images and video from our travel around Tassie. As usual keep up the awesome site guys!

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  1. Beautiful work. I’m a big fan of the 16-35 lens myself. Curious to know what program or programs you use for your post processing?

  2. No doubt these pictures are very,very good. Then I checked out your Vimeo link, and the Maldives video is magical. Inspired me to try and find the “record” button on my own camera. Thank You.

    • Thanks Paul, yup don’t let that record function go to waste. Though challenging to create, videos are simply more fun and rewarding.

  3. Traveling the world photographing amazing locations with a jaw dropingly beautiful woman. What a life!!! Well done!

    • Thanks Jeff, Bruny island is fantastic, really worth the drive and ferry trip. The Neck is a visual treat and the Hundred Acre Hideaway cottage is a true getaway.

  4. Peter, since the shots are wonderful, I visited your site.
    It is STUNNING !
    Keep on traveling and bring more of those wonderful pictures.

    • Thank you. Yup that’s the awesome view we had from Eagle Nest III, up at Kentish town. Had a lucky break with the fiery sunset.

  5. These are inspiring shots so thank you. Being a novice, I do not understand the reference to the lens focal length going to 16-50mm with apsc sensor? Thanks again. Gene

    • Took me a sec to realise what he meant too – 16mm at the wide end when he’s on the full-frame setting (the default) but when he selects APSC, the crop changes from 1x to 1.5x, meaning the 35mm focal length at the tele end behaves like a 50mm. Combining the two settings (16-35 and 24-50) gives a 16-50 spread across the two.

      You don’t get the full sensor readout so have less megapixels to play with, but the added flexibility can be handy.

      • Actually, as I understood, Peter referred to the APS-C function for shooting videos, and even without doing the math, I think that also the low megapixel sensor of the A7s is enough for full HD video in APS-C mode, hence with no pixels reduction at all.
        On the other hand, when shooting pics, it’s pointless to use the APS-C mode to get a narrower FOV, because you can always crop the image afterward.
        Videos aside, APS-C mode only makes sense when using non-FF lenses.

    • Gene, when you use (or select in-camera) a smaller sensor size, you effectively zoom in on the image. This makes the FOV of a lens smaller by the ratio of the used sensor area versus the full 35mm sensor. A sensor area 1.4 times smaller then the full frame sensor gives the view of a 1.4 times longer lens.
      Thus a 35mm lens gives the field of view of a 50mm lens on a 1.4 crop sensor.

    • Thanks Gene, both Nathan and Elbert gave clear explanations 🙂 Sony allows in-camera toggle to APS-C though at reduced resolution so for photos its cut down to about 5MP.

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