Wildlife Photography and the Sony A7iii
Hedgehog Photographer Leeds!
Found this little critter sheltering from the hot Yorkshire sun in the garden this afternoon. A nice opportunity to test my new Sony Alpha A7iii camera with the 24-70mm G Master lens.
So far I'm really impressed with the image stabilisation on this camera - a luxury that I haven't had on a 24-70 lens up until now. This was shot handheld at 70mm, ISO Auto 125, f/5.6, 1/20 sec. Sony's DMF focussing system allowed me to back-button autofocus and then very quickly fine tune using the focus ring and focus peaking to ensure that the hedgehog's eye is as sharp as his spines.
Another advantage of this mirrorless camera is that I can now shoot in silent mode using the electronic shutter so I no longer have to terrify small mammals in order to get the shot. This will also be really useful for wedding ceremonies where the noise of a DSLR can be a bit of a distraction. I'm looking forward to trying this feature out this weekend as I'm shooting a wedding in sunny Scunthorpe on Saturday and a Greek Orthodox baptism in Leeds on Sunday.