Cat and…Owl.


Definitely less Regal, and less filmy too.

(Unfortunately, I would not have got this one any other way).

I thought it was about time I “came out of the photographic closet” so-to-speak…

This is the Sony A7S shot at ISO 3200 on the 55mm at f/2, 1/320s.

Some minor pp, with no NR whatsoever applied.

6 thoughts on “Cat and…Owl.

  1. Karim D. Ghantous (@kdghantous) says:

    I look forward to seeing more shots from the Sony, especially at higher ISOs. I guess with film you could have shot ISO 800, 1/60 or thereabouts. This shot does not have the most beautiful colour or noise I’ve seen, but I can’t judge the camera on just one shot.

    • mewanchuk says:


      Theoretically I suppose one could convert to 1/60s @ 800, but the fact is, she was just moving too darn quickly! I actually shot at over 1/250s on purpose: There’s no way anything else would have been remotely in focus–especially at f/2. (It was one of those “goof around” nights!!)

      Stay tuned for more at some point!


  2. Greg B says:

    Holy Moley!! Hibou Time baby!!! The day has come…. impressive!! I wonder who talked you into that?
    Look great Mark.
    All the best Greg.

  3. andygemmell says:

    Congrats on the new toy (sorry meant tool ;-)) Mark! I’ve been thinking about getting either this or the A7ii though just not so sure if the haptics will agree with me! Even considered the Fuji XT1 as well regardless of sensor size…I like how that camera feels in the hand and it’s manual controls…

    For now though…still go the Mamiya and a Yashica J ($30)…

    • mewanchuk says:

      Thanks Andy!

      I love the Fuji design & color rendering…and the lenses are frankly phenomenal. In the end, the viewfinder on the XT1 was just a hair slow for me, but I definitely gave it some serious thought!

      As for the A7II, the IBIS is fantastic, but they didn’t have the body-only package available when I bought the A7S. If low light (and video) aren’t overwhelming priorities, then the A7II is probably the better go-to option.

      All the best,

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