Playing with the new Sony 100-400 G Master

Portrait at Sony Kando1.0 ©Tony Gale

Portrait at Sony Kando1.0
©Tony Gale

As a Sony Artisan at Sony Kando 1.0,  I was able to play with the new Sony 100-400/4.5-5.6 G Master. I love the range an dbeing able to shoot full length and tight portraits easily. The lens is fairly compact for such a long lens and is crazy sharp! I was very impressed with the lens and I am looking forward to buying one when they become available!

Above image

Sony a9 with 100-400 G Master at 146mm

ISO 400, 1/800, f/5.6

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Portrait at Sony Kando1.0 ©Tony Gale

Sony a9 with 100-400 G Master at 324mm

ISO 400, 1/3200, f/5.6

Portrait at Sony Kando1.0 ©Tony Gale

Portrait at Sony Kando1.0
©Tony Gale

Sony a9 with 100-400 G Master at 169mm

ISO 400, 1/1600, f/5.6

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The same photo as above, cropped to show sharpness

Cropped to show sharpness

Poets & Writers cover with Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy ©Tony Gale

Arundhati Roy ©Tony Gale

I had the privilege to photography author Arundhati Roy for the cover of the July/August issue Poets & Writers magazine. She was a charming woman and an absolute pleasure to photograph.

Set up for cover shoot

Set up for cover shoot

My setup was a Lastolite by Manfrotto black collapsible background, with a Bowens XMS head with a red gel for the background. Adding a colored light to black gets a really nice saturation. The main light was a Bowens XMS with a 5′ Octabank. I also had a Bowens Gemini head bouncing into the ceiling for a little fill. Shooting tethered with a Sony a7RII and a Sony 85/1.8 lens into Capture One Pro for Sony. External monitor is a BenQ to make it easy for the editor and art director to see what I was getting.

 

Playing with the new Sony a9 at night

El Capitán State Beach in Santa Barbara at night

El Capitán State Beach in Santa Barbara at night

As a Sony Artisan of Imagery I was fortunate to attend Sony Kando 1.0 in May at El Capitan Canyon in Santa Barbara. While there we all had the brand new Sonyalpha a9 to play with! It is a pretty amazing camera, and I was excited to get my hands on it. I’ll talk more about it in other posts, but for this post I wanted to show the results of shooting at night. I was quite pleased with the photos.

Above, Sony a9 on a Gitzo Traveler Tripod with a Sony/Zeiss 16-35/4, ISO3200, 30sec, f/4

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Lifeguard stand El Capitán State Beach in Santa Barbara at night

Above, Sony a9 on a Gitzo Traveler Tripod with a Sony/Zeiss 16-35/4, ISO3200, 30sec, f/4

 

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The hills behind El Capitán Canyon at night

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The hills behind El Capitán Canyon at night

Both of the above Above, Sony a9 on a Gitzo Traveler Tripod with the new  Sony 12-24/4 G, ISO3200, 30sec, f/4