Altglass and (mostly) available light photography?
Haven’t you ever wondered why we are always trying new, more expensive gear? Let’s face reality, a good point-and-shoot camera nowadays can easily deliver the performance of (almost) any camera of, say, 20 years ago – or maybe not?
Sure, the glass might have been better and lenses on compacts are not that fast. This means less Bokeh. On the other hand, for a lot of fashion / editorial work, you can get along with little to no Bokeh. Simply pick a different setup – different style.
So over the next couple of months I intend to do some shootings solely with a point-and-shot and a simple reflector. In fact, I tried it already at a shooting on the weekend and I used a Sony RX100. However, I have to admit that I did not dare to completely rely on the Sony and I used it alongside with my Leica workhorse. Of course, in direct comparison to the Leica, there are differences but the Sony faired very well. I guess the thing I missed the most was a viewfinder – in the bright sunlight it was almost impossible to compose the shots and accurately judge the exposure. I had some great models though, Brittany and Maegan, that made my life quite easy. Sometime soon I will also post the Leica ones for a direct comparison.
More shots in the gallery below: