Zakynthos // The Shipwreck

Shipwreck // A7R & Voigtlander 21/1.8 // 1/125s ISO100 21mm f11

The above is one of those scenes from holiday brochures—they can't really exist, can they? They do, but are most certainly more awe-inspiring in person than any photo might be. I suppose the Grand Canyon will feel like that when I eventually make it there. Gorgeous weather, nice scenery, nowhere to be in particular, the promise of ice cream, followed by Gin & Tonic with a good book... it's what holidays are all about (for us).

Boats // A7R & Sony Zeiss 55/1.8 // 1/250s f/4.0 ISO100 55mm

You can go on a tour/boatride to the "Shipwreck" as it's known, but tours are not what we do. Plus, as with most things of scale, they're better to look at than to look from; take mountain landscapes, for example—a photo of Mt. Fuji is infinitely more appealing than the view from Mt. Fuji. It's the main reason I never bothered climbing Mt. Fuji, actually.

Beach // A7R & Sony Zeiss 55/1.8 // 1/500s f/4.0 ISO100 55mm

The late-summer (technically Autumnal, by this point!) cool waters of the Ionian Sea are as enticing as they are turquoise. 

Ionian // A7R & Sony Zeiss 55/1.8 // 1/160s f/5.6 ISO100 55mm

 


Camera mumbo-jumbo: I was a little miffed with the 55mm focal length at first but the shots warmed on me. I still think the 21mm shot is the most imposing, but isn't as sharp as perhaps the 16-35mm FE lens ($$$$) but then what am I going to do? I already have enough lenses, and on my next trip, I am almost certain I will just be taking the RX1.

The RX1 is easier to travel with, for sure. Great files, great lens, silent, small, small batteries, looks like a point and shoot. There are some times when I want the A7R, mostly for the bokeh and high resolution, it must be said.

A7R2 is already out, as is RX1R2. I don't intend on getting either of those though, what with house projects and car expenses :)