Kishiwada Castle 岸和田城

Been a long time since I’ve gone for some photo shooting 🙂

Time to get my hands dirty with the new A7R3!

Sharper Sharpness Sharp

I usually upload 2048px sized photos onto the website, but it doesn’t do any justice to the photos taken on the A7R3

Ajisai after the rain 雨上がり紫陽花

Ajisai after the rain 雨上がり紫陽花

Putting sharpness aside as it can be affected by the lens used, overall I’m delighted with the quality of the photos. Especially the ajisai photo which really captured all the details. I couldn’t have achieved that kind of effect/feel on the Canon 5D3

Some people may argue that there’s no point in uploading full-sized photos onto a website as most (I assume) users view them on their mobile phones or a tablet

Telling the difference between them is subjective to one’s eyesight, and usually in quantifiable terms like sharpness or megapixels

In the end, it boils down to the feeling depicted by the photo. Even if you can’t tell the difference due to your eyesight or perception of details, somehow, it’s different, feels “fuller” with more clarity, and it draws you in

If you have the time and opportunity, try viewing 2048px sized and full-sized photos on your smartphone. Do a quick swipe between each, you will get a different feeling. At least I did, and it definitely feels better on the full-sized photo, and I will keep it that way on my website

Note: that said, my site uses lightbox which will constrain the photos anyway… hm…

Pinch zooming still works on smartphones, and if you are on the desktop, you can right-click on the photo in lightbox to open the full-sized image link

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Gear used:

  • Sony α7R III ILCE-7RM3
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art (Canon Mount)
  • metabones Canon EF Lens to Sony E Mount T Smart Adapter (Mark V)

Note: file sizes range from 8 MB ~ 15 MB