On Thursday 18th October, I attend The Societies of Photography Roadshow event which took place at the Doncaster Race Course.
The event featured masterclass talks from prestigious photographers from around the world and booths from the likes of Sony, Pentax and Godox.
I spent most of my time at the Sony Booth and had the opportunity to use a range of lens they currently offer including:
70-200 F/2.8 G-Master and F4 G
90mm Macro f/2.8
55mm Ziess F/1.8
And the brand new 24mm F/1.4 G-Master lens which has caught the attention in the mirrorless world and fellow Sony Mirrorless users.And the brand new 24mm F/1.4 G-Master lens which has caught the attention in the mirrorless world and fellow Sony Mirrorless users.
In the short time I used the lens, I appreciated the compact and lightweight design. When attached to my A7III I found the glass to be excellent and balanced well between the camera and lens - Sony has created something wonderful.
What I enjoyed most about the new lens was the aperture ring around the back, you choose around the side use it smoothly or clicky which is ideal for both photographers and filmmakers.
The only thing I can see that will put anyone off buying this lens is the extraordinary price of the £1,449 price tag.
On top of this, at the event, I also attended the Tim Donnelly Masterclass (more like a keynote) on his experiences of switching between a Nikon D850 to a Sony Mirrorless system and using the A9 and A7RIII. I found the talk to be insightful and great when Tim approved examples of his work from Sports to portrait work and explain how he hasn't centred his work on just one specific piece of work but instead explores a range of genres to "keep inspired and active".
Overall I enjoyed the whole time at the Roadshow; I can't wait for 2019 when I plan to attend The Photography Show 2019 in Birmingham.
To find out more about the lens, visit the Sony site here: https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/camera-lenses/sel24f14gm