Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth

New Sony A7


This is the first picture off my new Sony A7.  I’m not retiring my Nikon D750, that’s for sure, but it’s nice having a smaller camera for travel or if I’m walking a long way.  I can’t carry heavy equipment so this camera will come in handy!  I’m still figuring it out so I really don’t have details yet as far as to what I like or don’t like about the camera, but it takes fantastic pictures in RAW format so yay for that!

I went up our local Mt. Diablo yesterday morning to try and get some velvety green pictures.  It was a good time to go because we had a huge rainstorm and the clouds were just clearing up.  I felt like a storm chaser trying to get to the top to get above the clouds!

This was done in Lightroom only for those who are curious.

Morning Velvet on Mt. Diablo

Morning Velvet on Mt. Diablo



Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

61 thoughts on “New Sony A7

  1. Fabulous photo Laura, and I want one!! I read reviews this camera a couple weeks ago. must be nice!!

  2. Simply incredible Laura!

  3. Congrats on your Sony A7. I have an A7ii and just adore it. 😀

    • Thanks much Cee! Oh….that’s the one I wanted but Dave surprised me with this knowing nothing about them. I didn’t want to return it. It takes great pics but not at your megapixels!

  4. That is exceptional Laura – the lighting and mist are exquisite 🙂

  5. I’d say this is a perfect hallmark picture to begin your Sony career with. Awesome shot, Laura. I can just about feel that velvet!! Just incredible! ❤

  6. Mount Velvet – a lovely name for a lovely picture.

  7. Adds a new meaning to atmospheric, thank you!

  8. Nice, Laura. I got the Fuji X-T1 maybe 6 months ago- probably more- and I am still learning it. But what I found is that it really got me enthusiastic all over again with photography. I had put my Canon aside but just picked it up again this past week and decided I still like that, too. So I’ll be switching between the two from now on. The X-T1 is better in low light conditions so the Canon will be used more for daylight landscapes, I think. And here I am as usual going on about me! Sorry. 🙂 So Dave got the camera for you? What a good husband. Maybe you should keep him!

  9. Very nice photo, so what is the kit you have now for A7?

  10. Amazing, we just got a sony too for its size! 🙂

  11. Beautiful!!! Hopefully you will share your experience of using the camera…once you are familiar with it!! 🙂

  12. Sigh…. We Nikonians mourn your departure…….

    I still use my Nikon D200 when I don’t want to carry the D 810. For a lighter camera, I was planning to buy the D750, actually, at some point

  13. My future camera! Well, the A7RII, that is. If everything goes according to plan, I will call this baby mine in about 1.5 months. And I cannot wait! It will be the next really big step after having used nothing but a bridge camera before. So if you’d like to share some more of your experiences with that camera, I’d love to read it. Especially since I adore your pictures 😉

    • Good for you!! I need to sit down with it and review all the features. I have some questions about focusing on it. But then I haven’t really delved into it yet. I’ll try to get to that in the next few days because I want to maximize all its features! One thing I noticed already is that you can look through the viewfinder (or the LCD) to see pictures you just took. How handy! Sometimes in bright light it’s hard to see the LCD so this option is pretty cool. And thanks for the compliment about my photos. 🙂

  14. Very pretty! Will be interesting to know what you think of the new camera.

  15. wow….amazing Laura! I wish I could go to Mt. Diablo and sit there for a while 🙂

  16. I’ll be interested in how you like it after you learn more about it…

  17. Have a Sony A77 myself. All Nikon cameras are equipped with Sony processors and most of the lenses (at least the one for the A77) are of the same make although they might look a bit different on the outside. Funny though is that the Sony cameras are relatively cheap (comparing with those of Canon and Nikon (with more or less similar specifications) but the lenses are up to 20 percent more expensive. Several (Canon and Nikon bound) photographers tried my camera and were impressed (etc. etc.).

    • I was looking at the lenses. They do seem pricey although my 14-24mm lens on the Nikon D750 wasn’t cheap either. I’d love some Zeiss lenses on the A7! Now THAT would be great! (dream on)

  18. Velvety indeed….looks like a good camera….in expert hands😊

  19. I’m looking forward to seeing how you get on with the Sony Laura, as I too have been tempted by it, but simply cannot justify purchasing at the moment…

  20. Wonderfull layers 😉 Great photo…

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