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  1. Gromit

    Your Pet Photos

    Oh the joys of living in the countryside - there's always a bog/stream/muddy field to roll around in... The bog monster by Boxertrixter, on Flickr But later on in the same day, after giving him a thorough bath, we watch the sun go down across the fields... Evening walk by Boxertrixter, on Flickr
  2. Gromit

    Your Pet Photos

  3. Gromit

    Random image of the day 3

    Sleaford 40's by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Sony A7RIII/Samyang AF85-1.4
  4. Gromit

    Random image of the day 3

    At Sleaford's 40's-themed event yesterday - a most pleasant afternoon: Sleaford 40's by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Sony A7RIII/Samyang AF85-1.4
  5. Gromit

    Sony A7/A7R

    I"d go for the A7II over the A7R any day of the week. For one thing the II comes with IBIS, plus it has better ergonomics and build quality.
  6. Gromit

    Your Pet Photos

    'Give us a kiss' Give us a kiss by Boxertrixter, on Flickr
  7. Gromit

    Your Pet Photos

    Oh Barry he's just magnificent!
  8. Gromit

    Random image of the day 3

    My daughter's Sankyo flute: Sankyo bokeh by Boxertrixter, on Flickr A7RIII/Samyang 85-1.4
  9. All good so far, Tillman. I'm also a fan of the 85 f/l - just enough compression to make things are bit more characterful. Of course the 'ultimate' Sony 85 is their 1.4 GM but its price is borderline scary (£1500+ I think). The Sigma 85-1.4 Art is no doubt very good but it's an absolute beast both in size and weight.
  10. Gromit

    Random image of the day 3

    Vivid: Vivid by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Sony A7RIII/Samyang AF 85-1.4 FE
  11. Thanks Pete. Don't get me wrong, I really liked the Sony 85-1.8, a lens which punches above its price point and proof that high quality Sony glass doesn't have to be expensive (especially when one gets John Lewis partner discount ). However, I've always liked the idea of a bokeh-monster-portrait lens and when the AF Sammy 85 was released it was just a matter of time. Good also that - unlike Sigma - Samyang design their AF lenses to be fully Sony compatible from the ground up, not just re-mounted FX/EF lenses. Picked it up this morning and I am not disappointed. The Samyang cashback sealed the deal.
  12. New glass... Samyang 85 by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Keeping watch by Boxertrixter, on Flickr
  13. Gromit

    Your Pet Photos

    My listening buddy - spinning a bit of DM on the old fruitbox Listening partner by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Sorry, phone pic - the P20 Pro has a superb camera but it's not much cop in low light.
  14. Gromit

    Random image of the day 3

    Awned barley in the fields close to our house: Awned barley by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Fuji X-T2/XF56-1.2
  15. Gromit

    Sony A7/A7R

    You're welcome With mirrorless cameras, you're effectively in live view all the time whether you're using the viewfinder or LCD screen. I'm not quite sure in what instances shutter shock appears (would be worth Googling it). The Mk2 cameras and onwards have electronic first shutter curtain which eliminates the issue.