The Sony FE 16-35mm F4 vs The Sun

By | 2014-10-11T20:46:31+00:00 Oct 11th, 2014|

Over the past few days, as I started sharing photos taken with the not-yet-released Sony FE 16-35mm F4 lens, one of the most common questions asked was, “What do sunbursts look like with it?

Well, ask and ye shall receive. I had an opportunity to test the lens out earlier this afternoon, while taking in some long overdue UrbEx shooting in the remote town of Cisco, UT. I only had a few minutes to test this out because a wave of cloud rolled through pretty quickly and blocked me from photographing the sun directly. However, as you can see, the Sony FE 16-35mm F4 does quite well with producing a very pleasing sunburst. I had the lens on my Sony A7r and set to f/10. I’m sure it’d be even more defined at f/14 – f/16. I bracketed three exposures at a 2-stop increments and tone-mapped using Photomatix Pro. I then applied a VSCO preset in Lightroom for some stylization.

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