Clear View

It’s only at a rare occasion that the Riviersonderend Mountains are so clearly visible from our verandah in Napier (South Africa). Distance: approx. 50 km.

Top photo shot with Canon (135mm lens and second one with Sony A77 with 300mm lens (same processing)

My first trial and error pictures with new camera and lenses

See also this.

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR

Macro lens: Canon EF 100mm 2.8 IS USM macro lens;

Zoom lens 1: Canon  18-135 mm Nano IS USM

Zoom lens 2: Canon EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 L IS ii USM

The change (what do you think?)

5 Years ago I bought a Sony A77 with some A-mount lenses. I love to work with this camera; it’s very ergonomic and, once all settings in place, a great camera to work with. Unfortunately Sony withdrew itself from the South African market and ‘rules’ the African continent now from Dubai with offices in Botswana and Namibia. So I was thinking about buying the A99ii with a macro lens and guess what: they don’t sell these anymore; at least not on this continent.  But in the rest of the world still available. So I tried Amazon and other suppliers and guess what their answer was: (something like) ‘US-law prohibits export of lithium batteries’ …

To make a long story short: I acquired locally a brand new  Canon camera with lenses:

So here I am, waiting for the delivery tomorrow or the day after. Hopefully Canon stays in South Africa 😉 and I hope I made a good choice (mind bogging selection in the choice between Nikon and Canon but those Canon lenses are ‘state of the art’ that’s why.
BTW I will still use my Sony camera and lenses. They are very dear to me.