Little Girl in Tokyo

More about the Sony A7r and the move towards Mirrorless

Here’s a special video I made for Frederick Van Johnson that debuted at one of his live events at a conference. I talk a bit about my switch from the Nikon to the Sony Mirrorless system. I also say a bit about that Leica 50mm that I used to take the photo below.

Daily Photo – Little Girl in Tokyo

This was taken near that giant Gundam robot in Tokyo just a few weeks ago. It's not only a great spot to take photos of the robot, but also a great place to people watch. A lot of cute Japanese kids come here and I enjoy taking photos of them just as much! Some people ask me if it's weird to take photos of the kids or whatever. I don't think so, especially not in Japan. All the parents are totally cool with it, and there is nothing wrong with it. I think there is some kind of a Western fear-based hangup that there must be something inherently strange about it… but I certainly don't feel that way — cute kids are awesome and fun to photograph!

Little Girl in Tokyo

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-03-21 00:00:00
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1500
  • Aperture
  • ISO50
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

  • Gregory John Urbano

    Enjoyed the video! I have been eyeing the Sony A7 now as a replacement for my Nikon D7100, my only fear is the technology seems to be growing in leaps and bounds and I fear that with mirrorless more great built in features are just around the corner in the next model as the high ISO S model proves. I going to stick it out for maybe another year to see what the A8 seires brings. That is unless I can find a sucker to buy my old dslr’s then I be jumping on the mirrorless bandwagon sooner!

  • TY

    Since you are a good looking Gaijin(Caucasian especially), you’re allowed to take those photos(kids and girls). If Japanese men do the same, in the worst-case scenario, they would’ve been arrested. Very Serious nowadays…

  • treyratcliff

    Thanks ! 🙂

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