Hi, my name is Irwin Wong and I am professional photographer based in Tokyo, Japan. Every month on Lenspire I’ll be bringing you a journal introducing aspects of my ongoing personal project, which involves documenting traditional crafts and traditions in Japan that are in danger of going extinct. Here is entry number 8 - enjoy!
Sony’s full frame mirrorless cameras with E-mount have grown to become very popular in the last few years. The advantages of the system are convincing to many photographers. The A7 and A9 camera series combine compact size with a handy but yet elegant design and great imaging features. There are various aspects to consider when deciding on the next lens to purchase.
ZEISS photographic lenses history can be traced back to the end of 19th century. Although the history is quite long, this prestige brand never abide by stereotypes, innovation and advancing attitude with the times is commendable. In recent years, it doesn’t matter if they are traditional SLR mount Otus / Milvus lenses, or aiming for the younger generation mirrorless system launched the Batis / Loxia / Touit series lenses, you can see ZEISS has put a lot of effort into research and development of their new products.
My wife suggested we remove ourselves from our comfort-zone and head out-of-town and shoot from the hip. A few hotel bookings were made and soon we were on the road with the Sony A7R2, the new ZEISS Batis 2.8/135. I wanted to be able to shoot on the go but still be able to control the ambient light to achieve the look that I wanted.
Going back a generation it used to be sailors, prostitutes and prisoners that had tattoos. Nowadays, it is just as likely to be the Mum outside the school gate. And sadly, over half the people would think less of someone because they have a tattoo.
Playing with focus and blur, natural colors and a harmonious bokeh – practiced photographers use these design elements to give their portraits that special something. What a good thing, then, that a new member has just joined the Batis family: the ZEISS Batis 2.8/135 is an ideal tool for creating atmospheric, unique portraits.