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I Want to be a Part of It: New York City

Once upon a time a girl from Toronto had big dreams of moving to New York City. She had hopes of attending FIT (The Fashion Institute of Technology) about 17 years ago. She submitted her portfolio to the Fashion Design program and found a roommate to share an apartment with in Soho. She found out less than a month before her move that FIT misplaced all her original work. Her portfolio was misplaced and she wouldn’t be able to attend that semester. That girl’s heart and dreams were suddenly crushed. That girl was me.

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Times Square | Shot on Sony A7 | 1/400 at f/7.1, ISO 125|

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First Impressions of the Sony A7 and Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 Combo in New York City

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A quick four day trip to New York with my family gave me a chance to try out the much acclaimed Sony A7. First impressions were very positive.

“Look ma, it’s like a point and shoot!”
The full-frame A7 is easier to use than traditional DSLRs. You can compose either with the viewfinder or the back monitor, and the rear monitor even tilts so you can “shoot from the hip” inconspicuously or held high above your head to get over crowds. Can’t do this with most DSLRs. Autofocus was fast and accurate even at night, albeit night near Times Square isn’t really all that dark. Overall, the A7’s responsiveness is just a tad below the Canon 5D Mark II. Main problem is waking the camera from power-save/sleep mode. It takes a good 1-2 seconds whereas the 5D2 is instant. Please fix this Sony.

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