Here’s one from the Central Otago highlands. This one was handheld. Of course, with a full-frame lens, it’s much easier to get clean hand-held shots in these semi-low-light conditions
Here we are right before takeoff. This was a handheld shot using the Sony Alpha Lens for their older DSLR system — the 16-35mm. This one was pulled all the way back to 16mm at ISO 50.
Here’s a lovely little schoolhouse in St. Bathans under stormy skies in the evening.
Here’s another handheld shot (on a shaky bridge!) near Wanaka. It was also taken with the older Sony Alpha Lens — the 16-35mm.
Here’s another quick “sports” type shot taken as Chris was running down the hill training with his chute. I basically got no blurry shots at all and had no trouble selecting a sharp one.
I went for a walk along this fence in the late afternoon as a store was coming in. I had a little friend with me. Say hello to my little friend.
This is the handheld HDR shot I did from the top of the mountain right before I jumped. This was taken with the older Sony Alpha 16-35mm lens. One nice thing about the adaptor is that it enables autofocus, which saves me a bit of twisting and whatnot.
And here’s another example of the full-frame buttery goodness of the out of focus area. This was shot with the Leica 50mm f/1.4 lens.
It’s not as fast as the Nikon D4, but I can squeeze off 4 frames per second, which isn’t horrible. I followed this guy off the dropoff and felt like I was able to get enough shots to find this good one.
I stepped out from behind a small Bed & Breakfast I was staying at in Central Otago called Coombs cottage and saw this painted sky scene unfolding before me. This was shot at ISO100, shutter 1/500, 24mm.