In the world of photography, the right body and lens can be very helpful to the work of photography. When you encounter a good subject, as long as you can make good use of the different characteristics of the lens, you can take beautiful photos anytime and anywhere!
(A) Do not miss any wonderful scenes
Sometimes we encounter some “unattainable” scenes, only one camera at hand do not give up shooting, in broad daylight or light under the shooting is easy, but in the dark or dark shooting can try to enlarge the aperture and enhance the ISO, try to keep the shutter speed in the “safety shutter” (1/focal length), so handheld shooting is no big problem. If the lens has optical anti-shock, it allows you to shoot at a speed lower than the safe shutter speed, so the photo quality will also be improved!
(B) the use of lightweight lenses to capture the street
If you like to capture SNAP on the street, there are a few tips to pay special attention to.
(1) Don’t go too wide or too telephoto – a lens with too wide an angle will include too many elements on the screen and will easily lose focus.
(2) Make good use of large aperture – large aperture has two very important functions when capturing, one is to enhance the shutter speed, freeze the movement and time of the subject; the second is to use the shallow depth of field to achieve the effect of highlighting the subject, these two points are also very useful for SNAPSHOT.
(3) Lightweight, not easy to cause others to resent – just think if you hold a 70-200mm telephoto lens shooting at strangers, it is easy to bring attention and resistance, but if your lens and camera is small enough and light enough, such “aggression” will be much less! Of course, the best way is to politely ask others if they can take pictures!
(C) the use of large aperture to shoot a beautiful bokeh
A large aperture is one of the most attractive is to be able to shoot a very beautiful bokeh (Bokeh) effect, bokeh can effectively make the subject “out of” the background, highlighting the place to express. Whether in portraits, close-ups or even landscape photos are also very useful! To shoot a large aperture, f/1.8, f/2.8 and other aperture levels can already be competent, 50mm or more lens can shoot shallow depth of field. Another point to note is that for a more rounded and beautiful bokeh, you can choose a lens with more aperture leaves – the more aperture leaves, the more rounded the light point will be at full aperture!
Which lens should I choose?
The above photos also use the Zeiss lens corresponding to Sony’s full-frame camera A7/A7R, so for students who just got Sony A7/A7R full-frame camera, which one should they get? If you only bought the body (not together with the kit lens), you may want to consider getting the Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS, so that you can cope in any environment (including travel or daily use). As for the other two fixed focal length lenses, it depends on the subject you like to shoot. If you like to capture SNAPSHOT, you should go for the Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2.8 ZA, but if you will be shooting more portraits, you should buy the Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA with 55mm focal length! Both have large apertures, so you can shoot easily even in low-light conditions.
After reading the above analysis, you may find that I have not mentioned the image quality, in fact, these three lenses are also from the prestigious Carl Zeiss (Zeiss), basically Zeiss is the guarantee of quality, you can rest assured. Of course, you should also look at the test photos of the lens before buying to decide whether you like the color and quality of the shot before making a decision!