SEPTEMBER 2018 VISIT TO GLASNEVIN CEMETERY – I USED A BATIS 25mm LENS AND I EXPERIMENTED WITH CAPTURE ONE
Glasnevin Cemetery is well worth a visit.
If you are interested in photography life is getting complicated because the range of decisions to be made is increasing at an amazing rate.
This month has been amazing because so many new cameras have been launched and I am interested in many of them. I suspect that I will get the Fuji X-T3 but I would like to get the Fuji GFX-50R or the GFX-100S but I cannot really justify paying between Euro 6000 and Euro 13,000 to switch to medium format. The 50R body will cost about Euro 4,500 and the 100S will retail at about Euro 10,000 so it is definite that i will not be getting the 50R. The 50R with a suitable lens would cost about Euro 6,000 so the possibility of me getting one is not good.
Sony did not launch a new camera but they announced a 24mm GM lens but when I went to my local dealer for details I was asked if I was planning to trade-in my Zeiss Batis 25mm and then I realised I had nor used the Batis since I got the Sony A7RIII. Many were expecting Sony to announce the A7SIII but all indications are that it will not appear in the shops until sometime in 2019
As the Sony 24mm is expensive it does not make much sense for me to purchase one if I already have a prime 25mm Zeiss lens so I decided to take it out to Glasnevin Cemetery to see how good it is. I liked the results but chromatic aberration proved to be an issue but despite that I suspect that I will give the Sony 24mm GM a miss. At this stage I am considering three lenses for my Sony A7RIII and they are the 12-24mm G, the 16-35 GM and the Sigma 105mm. Note: Capture One corrected for chromatic aberration better than did Lightroom.
Ever since it was introduced I have used Adobe Lightroom and I am currently Using version 8 [yes 8 not 7] but recently someone mentioned to me that Capture One is better than Lightroom. I had a quick look today and the images imported by Capture One do appear to be better … it will take me a few weeks to investigate this because switching would have a major impact on my workflow.