Sony A7s Stills Test run
On Dec 30th I had the opportunity to field test the Sony A7s camera with the Barebones Canon adapter. I used Canon 24-70mm F2.8 L II lens.
Using Sony’s focus peaking
The biggest difference for me shooting the Sony with Canon glass was using all manual focusing leveraging Sony focus peaking. I found that focusing from f11 upwards on full afternoon sun conditions was spot on. Focus peaking was very accurate due to the large contrast areas. When I shot in the shade at f4 to f8 generally the images were a little softer. Finding the right focus was also a little more fiddly and when you have more contrast.
Image quality was very good. The camera was setup with a very flat look. Images on the camera’s screen were lackluster but when opened in ACR they looked a lot better. I have to say I had the camera in my hands 30 mins before starting to shoot. I did not fiddle with any settings.
The camera is tiny compared to my 5D Mk 3 with grip and it took a little while to get used to it. I cant see myself using this camera with a long lens and just one hand. Using two hands however makes it very solid. I like the compact size and I’d definitely consider it for traveling.
I like the camera, I’m sure if i were to use it in anger for a week i would easily get used to it. I would however go for the A7 or A7R rather than the S model. Enjoy some of the images from the shot below
Photography – Robert Coppa – Photographer © 2015
Model – Casey Edwards & Lucy Osborn
Makeup – Catherine Malak
Dress – Sarah Joseph Couture
Video – Scott Maybury
Assist – Benson Piagno