Pick it up, and the Sony a7c will trigger a feeling. It's bound to feel like a Mamiya 6 or Mamiya 7 rangefinder camera. You'll be pleasantly surprised if you're a rangefinder-style camera lover the way I am.
Street Photographers love to talk about zone focusing as their primary way of shooting. While some still go for autofocus, zone focusing is by far one of the best ways to shoot. Arguably, it's faster than autofocus methods.
If you're into landscape photography, one of the techniques you might have heard about is using hyperfocal distance to take full control of the depth of field. This technique is popular among landscape photographers because it allows you to keep as much of the scene in focus.
If you were to consider one lens for street photography and urban geometry, then there isn't a fantastic reason why the Zeiss 28mm f2. 8 ZM lens shouldn't be on your list. The lens is designed for the Leica M mount, which means that it has a whole lot of versatility when it comes to mounting it to something else.
Some of the biggest problems with mirrorless cameras for photojournalists, street photographers, wedding photographers and others has to be the performance. Sometimes it's just too slow when they need to capture a moment super quickly lest they completely miss it.
Perhaps one of the more exciting lenses to come from Leica in years isn't a fast 50, but instead the Leica 28mm f5. 6. Now, why is such a slow lens so fascinating? Well for starters, it all has to do with street photography and documentary photography.
Lots of photographers often wonder about what the best travel photography lens is; but when you look at many lists they often talk about zooms despite prime lenses like the Tokina 20mm f2 FiRIN being fantastic offerings.
Years ago, I owned a Leica CL when I was getting into photography. Trying to balance an understanding of both film and digital, I toted this around with my old school Olympus E-510 DSLR. They were perfect together for a college student.
I'm wrapping up the tail end of a Sony Press media excursion, and while here I've been playing with the new Tokina 20mm f2 FiRIN a whole lot. After getting some initial thoughts after Photokina, I was really excited to play with the lens.
Fact: If you think you know how to use a rangefinder, you're probably using a rangefinder camera completely wrong--or at least inefficiently. Lots of photographers think that they can't at all be faster than autofocus lenses on cameras but the truth is that in the hands of a photographer that knows what they're doing, they can actually be faster.
When you're shooting landscapes and architecture, you really want the best you can get. With manual focus lenses, sometimes the best thing to do is to use zone focusing.