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.


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


Happy Holidays…

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!!! Have a wonderful holiday season…


Manhattan Pier in Black and White by Mike-Hope. Still using the Sony A7Rii and loving it more each day. Saving up for some good Sony Zeiss lenses so still using an old Canon 24-70 hand held for these quick shots on the way home…

Here’s one I shot yesterday evening in color…


Slant on the Pier Mike-Hope

Slant on the Pier Mike-Hope by Mike-Hope
Slant on the Pier Mike-Hope, a photo by Mike-Hope on Flickr.

Hi All,

Took this by the Manhattan Beach Pier last weekend. I was on a bike ride with my new Canon 6D (Gotta Luv it!!) and 24-105mm L series. Wow what a difference a full frame makes!! I was absolutely blown away with the depth of color and clarity!! I am really happy with the camera and am going to be experimenting with the different functions and lenses. Course it’s a whole different game now and I really have to save the pennies for those Canon lenses. Have to try some of the off market and bargains just for the fun of it. Just got the very reasonable 40mm Pancake and havn’t tried it yet. Better for street and portraits, so they say!! I will update you when I have a chance to try it out!!

Thanks again for taking a look and let me know what you think of the photo!!

Mike Hope

Old Manhattan Pier Noir

Hi everyone,

Hope you are having a great holiday season.  I just reworked one of my latest photos with some film noir filters and quite like the result. I thought you might like to take a look and let me know what you think.

Old Manhattan Pier Mike-Hope

Old Manhattan Pier Mike-Hope

I have also put it on fineartamerica just in case you feel like putting it on you wall. That would be nice 🙂 Anyway, let me know what you think and have a wonderful holiday season…

Mike Hope