Warning : picture heavy post !!
Today I shot two different sessions with my friend Claude’s A6000. Let it be reminded that I openly dislike this camera. I know it gets rave reviews, I know literally millions of users are thrilled with it, none of this matters to me. I’m not saying it’s not great, because it is, I’m just saying I don’t like it (which are two totally different things). Anyway, this morning I packed this camera I poo-poo, slapped an old, super cheapo and broken Sigma 28-70/2.8-4 lens on it via a dumb adapter (the AF on the lens doesn’t work, which makes no difference since it’s a Canon mount and I need to manually focus it anyway), and headed out to the stables to shoot my kid and her friends riding
I thought it would be equally challenging and fun to try to focus this lens on moving subjects, and it sure was. I though IQ would end up being total crap, and it’s not far from it, but with enough processing some of the shots are actually usable. Not great, but decent enough that they can be featured
Remember, the lens is all plastic, the AF is broken, I paid about 70 euros for it like 7 or 8 years ago, and the place it’d look best in is the trash bin. However, when properly focused, it’s can be decently sharp, and has good color rendition
It was blissful to enjoy full time live view via the EVF again, after shooting a few months with a DSLR, and having to rely on the camera meter, rather than making choices with my own eyes. In the above shot, I delibaretely let the sky go completely blown, in order to properly expose the subject, inside the much darker barn
Last tips from the coach before the canter