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Ernie Echols

1 Year Ago

Loving My Sony A77 Anyone Else Want To Share Your Pics

I have had it about 2 months now and finally getting the hang of using it correctly. Loving it 100%
Here a some of my latest shots using it with lenses from a 30mm macro up to a 500mm f8 mirror reflex. Got out of my comfort zone and moved from mostly semi auto mode into mostly manual mode and am very happy with the outcome. Still learning and I believe that it is only going to get better.

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MM Anderson

1 Year Ago

Nice work! I especially like the tiger.

 

Cathy Lindsey

1 Year Ago

Love the critters! They are all awesome!

 

Mel Steinhauer

1 Year Ago

Looks like you are a fast learner with your new camera, Ernie ! So have fun with it !

Some great exposures and details ! Keep posting your new images and let the sales begin !

 

Ernie Echols

1 Year Ago

Thank you MM Anderson, Cathy Lindsey and Mel Steinhauer :)

I spent a lot of hours playing with manual mode shooting macros of Tulips on the kitchen table using different lenses and found that changing the f stop and exposure time really made a difference in the DOF and image quality. So with that I was able to use that info to increase the quality of pics taken elsewhere. Can't wait to get out and try some more ideas. Taking the tripod next time. :)

 

David Lankton

1 Year Ago

I looked at these cameras I did a lot of research and at the time I thought they might be difficult for me to learn on. Ernie you have taken some beautiful shots.

 

Wait to go Ernie! So glad you like it! As you know I bought min just a few months earlier than you....and am still,learning too but love how much I can do with it. The shots above are fantastic. Here are a few of my recent favorites taken over the last few months with the Sony a77! -matt

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Ernie Echols

1 Year Ago

Those are some great shots Matt !!

 

Ernie Echols

1 Year Ago

This is one of the Tulip photos from my playing around with different settings.

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Ernie Echols

1 Year Ago

By the way the black background was created using black felt hanging behind it.

 

Thanks for the background tip Ernie! I have often wondered what people used for that effect. I've mainly just colored mine in which sure is time consuming! Love your work!

 

Ernie Echols

1 Year Ago

You're welcome Michelle, I have other material I am going to try. The use and material is endless.

Here is another Meerkat pic taken the same day as the ones above right out of the camera other than cropping to fit a square frame.

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Thanks Ernie! The tulip is fantastic! I'm excited to really get a chance t use the new camera now that spring is here! I compared a few shot from last spring (old cameras) and the new spring shots and there is no comparison!

He details in the meerkat shot above are awesome.

 

A crocus from about 2 weeks back!

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Wibada Photo

1 Year Ago

I knew you'd love that camera! My perfect camera package would include the a77 and the a99. But, in the mean time, here's one shot with my Sony a65 and a 20+ year old 50mm f/1.7 lens:

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Ernie Echols

1 Year Ago

That is a fantastic capture Lynda!!!

 

Lynda, Excellent lightening capture!

 

Ernie Echols

1 Year Ago

This was taken indoors with my 30mm Macro no flash from about 15feet not the best lighting heavily cropped but came out ok.

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Ernie Echols

1 Year Ago

Here is one taken this morning using my 500mm f8 mirror reflex lens handheld.

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Have many more to go through from this morning but out of time for now. But for any of you that live in the Colorado springs area they are down at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Don't know how long they will be around but hope for at least a few weeks.

 

Robert Frederick

1 Year Ago

Great shots Ernie, but I'm even more impressed with the mirror reflex lens to get that much detail. Hadn't ever thought about looking at one, but I'll be taking a closer look at them now.

 

Ernie Echols

1 Year Ago

Thanks Robert :) I have had this 500mm for a few years used to use it on my a350 but am much happier with the results using it on my a77.

 

Ernie Echols

1 Year Ago

Here's a couple more using the a77 with the 500mm handheld.

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Ernie Echols

1 Year Ago

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Lynda...I love that shot! Beautiful!

Ernie I especially like the red winged blackbird shot up above!

And Ernie...i love the idea of fabric behind the flowers for a consistent background! going to have to try that!

I took a few tulip shots as well....I think this is my favorite!

Matt

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Peter Piatt

1 Year Ago

Great photos, using quality lenses really do make a difference with sharp crisp images. Glad you are enjoying the new camera and lenses.

 

Ernie Echols

1 Year Ago

Thanks Peter,

Haven't bought this lens yet but am thinking about getting it. Trying to get some feedback from anyone that has used it. There is a newer version coming out but the price is about double OUCH!!! LOL

http://mikescamera.com/spec_sheet.html?catalog[name]=Tamron-SP-AF-70-200mm-F%2F2.8-Di-LD-%28IF%29-Macro-for-Sony-Lenses---SLR-%26-Compact-System&catalog[product_guids][0]=410385

 

Ernie Echols

1 Year Ago

Here's another of the pelican pics taken with the a77 and 500mm.

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This one with a 30mm macro.

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Vivienne Gucwa

1 Year Ago

Yay!!! Sony! All of my photos I have posted here on FAA have been taken with Sonys - A55, A77, and all of my recent uploads are with the A99.

Beautiful work!! Love your critters especially the barn owl shots :).

 

Craig Carter

1 Year Ago

Great photos! I almost bought a sony. But was disappointed with a previous expensive camcorder I had purchased from them. Not sure if manufacture matters more than composition and technique. Most are pretty good these days. My film camera was a Pentax and only reason I didn't buy Pentax digital is because they hadn't been in the digital market that long at that time.

 

Rhonda Barrett

1 Year Ago

Great shots!..My husband is getting me a DSLR for my birthday, but for right now I just use a Canon PowerShot

Here is a couple of my latest shots

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This image was taken with a Kodak Brownie Junior (six-20) in 1942...some 70 years ago (by my father). I then rephotographed this image with my Canon EOS Rebel T3i.

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Kerri Mortenson

1 Year Ago

My husband bought me an A65 and I have now figured out where my buttons are and have been having fun with Manual Mode. I do have some old Minolta lenses that fit this Sony, so saved a bit of money not having to buy more lenses right now. It's been a ton of fun!

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Ernie Echols

1 Year Ago

This was taken with my 30mm Macro today.

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Ernie Echols

1 Year Ago

Got this one last night,

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Ernie Echols

1 Year Ago

Took this one today on a walk with my dog Buddy. Taken hand held using my 500mm f8 on my a77 heavily cropped.

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Great shots Ernie! I especially like fire moon! I recently got to shoot a live concert of a friends band and was really impressed with the camera at high iso! Yes there is noise but I was still impressed! Here is a link to a gallery with photos from the night.

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Here are 2 BW shots from the gig I have on sale here.!

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Ernie Echols

1 Year Ago

Thanks Matt!!!

Those are some great shots hopefully someday I'll get to a concert to try my setup.

 

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