The little creature continued to grow while occasionally popping out for an update here and there. It was exciting and still powerful, but we only got to see hints of what this beast would become. Finally, with the launch of Aurora HDR 2019, it’s true form has been revealed as the perfect landscape devouring monster.
So to compare both cameras, I wanted to use the same lens. To do this, I employed an old and very sharp Helios 44-4 58mm lens that I have adapted to both cameras and shot using the exact same settings.
There are several variations of this lens all with different character. They are all similar and different but built with the same goal – to copy the Zeiss Biotar.
For this set my wife and our little one took a stroll down to Santa Monica with my Sony A7rII and a Helios 44M-2.
There has been something I think all Sony shooters have been waiting a long time for and it’s not more megapixels.
Sony A7rII / Sony 16-35mm f4 – ISO 100, f5, (4s, 15s, 30s)
It might seem like I’ve been shooting a lot with Fujifilm, but that doesn’t mean I’ve given up on my Sony A7rII.
I actually still love my Sony, but because of the larger sensor with a ton of megapixels and larger files sizes, it’s become my special occasions camera. Mainly my landscape photography camera and it especially shines after the sun has set when you’re on the edge of complete darkness. Like with this shot.
There was only a sliver of light and it seemed the colors were all but gone. But after a thirty second exposure, the colors just exploded. And that’s where the Sony A7rII out shines any other camera out there.