The Lovely Sharp G Master

When you have a choice of lens to fit to a 61mp camera you open up so many photographic opportunities. Its a joy to have a camera i can use and get so much joy out of, no need to look anywhere else for a long time to come. This is the first time in my career i have felt so at ease with my equipment and confident that what ever i film i have faith in the glass and the sensor that produce such amazing images, with detail up matched.

When you don’t need to Sharpen in post process it tells you one thing that the image is sharp enough. This is the first time when i edit that i just crop and maybe increase my exposure or shadow, other than that all my images are just right. I feel by using the A7r4 for Wildlife, Portrait, Street, Creative, Landscape and other styles of photography i have learned about the camera and no what it can produce. So by using the camera everyday for over 12 months has paid massive dividends.

100-400 G master with 1,4 ext fitted.

While out yesterday i wanted to test the 1.4 Ext on the 100-400 and just test it on a few random objects for image quality as i always think by adding more glass to any lens will effect IQ. So the Flag i took was at 100mm then 400mm then i used the APS-C mode.

So for anyone that is not familiar with the ext the lens becomes 140mm at 100mm, 400mm becomes 560mm and using the APS-C mode becomes 840mm

The last image is cropped to show the IQ you get after using the ext and cropping right in using the massive 61 mp

100-400 +1.4 EXT 560mm
100-400 + 1.4 ext using APS-C mode
Cropped from first image in set

All images were Handheld using Steadyshot mode 1.

Hope this helps anyone thinking of a camera that will capture images this far away.

The last images are of the little dog i captured running for its ball.

There was no ext fitted for these images.

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I am 63 years old and and since a boy have had an interest in wildlife and in particular birds. I help my Dad with the rearing of young finches and other birds. I had many small birds as pets and as i got older and joined the Military i purchsed my first Camera, and fold out Kodak. Over a 22 year period i enjoyed many countries outside the uk and observed many species of birds. When i left the military in 2000, i bought my first digital camera a Canon 450D with a Tamron 70-300 and started my journey on capturing images of birds and animals. I quickly learned that there was a lot more to getting a good image of a bird, so i started to research the best settings for my camera in order to capture a better image. Over a 12 month period i realised that needed to invest in a better camera and lens and after research bought a Canon 50D and a 100-400 Lens. It was 2013 when i really got to grips with the setup and came across a lovely Short Eared Owl. From that meeting i started to concentrate on Owls as they fasinated me. From Canon to Olympus i recently jumped ship again to Sony. The variety of birds i have captured over a 10 year period is vast and at present i have a wildlife hide in lancashire where most of my images are captured.

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