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Sony Alpha 7R mkiv and the Sony FE 200-600mm lens part 2 Featured

Sony – Dunstable Downs 8th March 2020

Found myself at Dunstable Downs to put the Sony FE 200-600mm lens through its paces on a Sony Alpha 7R mkiv. Weather was changing all the time. Raining, Sunny, Stormy. I’m looking at purchasing this lens and the camera so I wanted to put it through its paces.

First thing i found is the lens is very comfortable to be hand held. Which is perfect as I wanted to capture images without being too obvious. Dunstable Downs is big place and the views are amazing. When I have photographed up here before with a smaller lens you will struggle to capture well what you see. Probably need to crop in a lot which will have effect on the quality of the image. The shot above is simple view and on a 600mm lens becomes very accessible.

The Dunstable Downs is a busy place. Dog Walking, Cycling Flying Kites, Gliders and Planes. Perfect opportunity to test the lens. The tracking was pretty much spot on. Tracking the plane and the glider was very easy and shooting into the sun amongst the clouds was not an issue. Using this lens really does open the opportunity of capturing images you probably would of thought about taking.

Riverlily Working Dogs – Abbie Reid

I have known Abbie for many years mainly through the Venture Scouts. The last ten years has been through her love of the working dog that I have photographed Abbie and her dogs being trained or picking up. It’s an area I specialise in as it fits in well when I’m photographing field sports.

A favourite image of mine is when Abbie commissioned me to photograph her dogs in action.

Recently I was asked to come over and capture some images of her dog called Sherman for an article that would be appearing in the Gundog Journal Volume 1 issue vi.

It’s a great read so look out for it. Always nice to see my images in print.

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