P: Hi Ronny, can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you came to use manual lenses?
R: Hi, I live in Sweden in a village called Johannishus. I am 45 years old and work as a construction painter. I have a wife and two children, a daughter of 17 years and a son of 21 years. I began to photograph in 2010 when I bought my first DSLR, a Nikon D80, followed by a D90 and D700. Photography is a hobby for me and I see myself as a beginner, always trying to improve my photography.
My interest in manual focus lenses started when I became interested in Zeiss lenses and their special look: 3D pop, micro contrast and beautiful colors. Later I also bought older manual Nikon lenses, where there are quite a few gems among them.
2014 I went over to Sony E-mount. I liked the size of the body and then all possibilities with different lenses and different adapters.
First I bought a Sony A7 and later Sony A7R II and a Sony Rx1R.
P: Can you give us a look into your camera bag and tell us a little about your gear?
Sony A7RII – My main camera that gets used for everything. Aspects I appreciate about it are:
- Very good image quality
- High detail reproduction
- High Dynamic Range
- Built-in stabilization which works regardless of lens or lens adapter
- Significantly improved AF function (over A7 )
- Many programmable buttons
- Electronic shutter for reduced vibration
- Silent shooting
- Very good electronic viewfinder
- Very good folding screen
- Solidly built
- Weather sealed
Overall it is a really good camera to me.
Hint: All images are linked to the higher resolution version on flickr, just click on them.
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