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Sony A9 and Sigma 135mm lens review

Sigma 135 on Sony A9 Review

michael gane -

Now I’m not a man of many words when it comes to writing Blogs in a technical manner, I’m very much a photographer who bases my impressions on what a camera or lens produces for me.

Very briefly I have just recently moved over to the Sony A9 and to say its incredible, the best camera i have ever owned, really doesn’t do the Sony A9 justice, but it is!

I shot this photo-shoot in the beautiful Botanical Gardens (in the historic City of Bath) using the Sigma 135 mm. Now i’m pretty sure the G-Master 135 mm lens could possibly provide better focus in low light, or possibly the image quality may be sharper (when Pixel peeping) but paying the extra £1000.00 for the G-Master just seemed a tad nuts to me as Sigma lenses are pretty darn good now.. but enough of me, please take a look at these images, all Jpegs with a some editing however to be honest they really didn’t need it!

I have reduces the rez to 72 - 1500x1500 for my blog but I can assure you, the quality from this lens is outstanding and focus nailed every shot!

Oh, just a little info with regards to setting - Aperture from 1.8/5.6 - Auto ISO and Shutter set not to drop below 1/250 - Mechanical Shutter as I used a tough of back flash and tracking Flexible spot (M)

Thanks for checking this out. Michael Gane


Wedding's in Bath

Very busy year, new Olympus E-M1 mkii, new little Flash and lots of wedding photography

St George Beckington

The quaint little village church of St Georges in the wonderful Beckington Village, fantastic place to have your wedding ceremony.

Reportage Wedding Photography Bath

Bride & Groom

Reportage Wedding Photography Bath

Reportage photography is a fascinating, artistic and superb profession; I have mentioned many time's in past posts, that its all about capturing those moments in time, many feel that reportage photography is about snapping away and hoping that one of the exposures would have possibly taken something of interest however thats not true, reportage wedding photography is all about anticipating, looking and having a clear inner idea of what's about to take place in front of the lens.

Its very much down to experience in life, having that inner perception, understanding people and reactions, emotions, having that connection to the world around you.

Bridesmaids walking

Many of my readers know I am a fuji fan and these camera's work with my style of wedding photography, I want to blend in with the action, I never want to have an impact on the events taking place, never manipulating the real life and action of a wedding.

Just married couple

This wedding have have included in this post will provide you with a few images taken at this fabulous wedding in Bath, all the images were taken as the action happened, the lads pointing at the camera, the Bridesmaids raising their legs, all impromptu exposures, this is why I love my style of photography, I never want to impact on the days events apart when asked to photograph the formal group photo's, this is where I use my artistic skills to produce interesting and artistic images.

Wedding photography is about capturing the wedding and reportage photography is the perfect way to document the wedding day, I love my work and photographing wedding's through out the Southwest, Somerset and Bath provides me with the opportunity to help make memories that last a lifetime.

Stephanie and Timothy Orchardleigh Wedding

Last weekend I had the privilege of being the official Wedding photographer at Stephanie's and Timothy's wedding on the beautiful Orchardleigh Estate, The recommended wedding photographer, the venue is literally 10 mins down the road from us here in Beckington Frome