Out and About with A7Rii…

Hi all,

Still getting to know the new Sony A7Rii and am loving it more and more… I was walking about the weekend before last, when it was a little windy, a took this photo of the Manhattan Pier with an old Canon FD 28mm lens on the A7Rii.

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Manhattan Pier by Mike-Hope

I was using manual focus with focus assist and the built in stabilization, which is a fantastic advantage when using old lenses on the Sony body!! So far the depth of contrast and color from the Sony far exceeds anything else I have used. I am really looking forward to using some first class Zeiss lenses and think I will have to rent a couple for a weekend try out. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Thanks again for taking a look,

Mike Hope

Out and About with Sony A7Rii

Just started testing the Sony A7rii with Canon 40mm and other Canon L series lenses. One thing I love about this little lens, apart from the price, is the sharpness and quality. On the Sony A7rii when I zoom in to crop there is still so much clarity. Also, there is very little chromatic aberration with this one. Not sure if I can get a lens hood but this is sure to be a new walk around. I don’t know if it’s just me but the angle appears to be more along a 24 to 35mm on this Sony. I’ll have to do some comparisons and let you know…

A Pier Two by Mike-Hope

 A Pier Two by Mike-Hope

Mike-Hope New Site on VSCO

Hi all, take a look at this new site from VSCO I have posted some fun pics from my cell phone processed with VSCO film filters to give them that old film look. VSCO FILM actually makes professional filters for Lightroom “The gold standard of digital film emulation for Adobe Lightroom & Adobe Camera Raw.” which I still have to try!! I have downloaded a free pack so I will let you know… I have also started a b&w upload and beach journal of a different take on the beach… It’s fun and it’s free. So if yo have an iPhone or android and enjoy photography you should really give it a go…

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Mike-Hope on VSCO

Mike-Hope on VSCO

Walk Your Bike!!

You’d better walk your bike if your passing by Manhattan Beach Pier!! Caught at the weekend and yes, I was walking my bike 🙂 Thought you might like it!!

Manhattan Police Motorcycle by Mike Hope

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Thank you for checking out my photos, appreciate it,

Mike Hope

Century Park Towers in Black & White by Mike-Hope

Hi all,

Hope you have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!!! 

I just posted this one on 500px and thought you might like to take a look! It is the two towers at Century Park where the Annenberg Space for photography has some great exhibits, currently Country: Portraits of an American Sound. It really is worth a visit and is always free!! Can’t beat that… I took this photo while looking up on a sunny and clear afternoon. Then I used some post black and white filters to give it the dramatic effect.

Towers by Mike-Hope

Towers by Mike-Hope

Thank you again for taking a look!! and Happy 4th!!

Mike-Hope

Grand Canyon – Helicopter Flight

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Grand Canyon, a set on Flickr.

Well I finally got together some of the photos I took over the Grand Canyon from the heilcopter flight. It was a pretty amazing experience. I thought you might like to take a look and let me know what you think. I was using a 24mm-105mm Canon L series lens and even though we were rocking about a bit and the down draft from the rotors kept blowing the zoom back in still managed to take some reasonable shots. A couple of times, when leaning out of the window, I thought I was going to loose the camera and I’m pretty sure were wern’t going to land to pick it up.

Thanks again for taking a look!!

Mike Hope