Oh my. That bike path looks like so much fun.



Yes, right? 😁 😁 🦈

I like biking and I should think of a way that I can film my little biking adventures better and more stable. Do you know how I could do this?

During those biking videos, I was holding my phone in my hands and using the wide-angle camera to make it a little bit more stable. The camera that I use to take pictures (Sony A7) can also take videos but I’d rather not use it to film bike rides with in case it falls.. My wounds will heal when I fall, but my cam won’t heal itself :(. On my previous camera, I broke a 50mm f/1.8 lens when I fell. It wasn’t expensive but it still felt bad because I had taken so many good pictures with that lens. The camera itself was fine and I currently use it as a webcam (with its 18-55mm kit lens)

I really like cameras, can you tell? But I wouldn’t buy anything hyper expensive; beyond a certain point the most important determinant of a good picture is the person who took it, anyway. The Sony A7 is fine for now; it’s a strong fullframe camera body and I have both the 28-70mm and the 50mm f/1.8 lens for it. I am interested in the Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens, but it is kinda silly expensive, so it will have to wait until I have a more stable job than my current temporary contract..


As someone who uses the Batis on a daily basis, it’s 100% worth the cost! I find it cools down the image significantly though – I tend to keep my white balance on 5000K when shooting with it outdoors, but with my Summilux, I keep at 5500K.

Which batis do you have experience with, though? There’s the 25mm f/2, 40mm f/2, 85mm f/1.8 and the 135mm f/2.8. That’s 4 different lenses, in total. I’d really prefer a 50mm lens (which doesn’t exist in the Batis range). Though, the 85mm lens is supposed to be really nice for portrait stuff, and would have my preference over a 40mm lens. 

As for the white balance.. Can you elaborate on that? I think that a lot of lenses accentuate the greens which gives the image a slightly warmer (and in my opinion uglier) tone. 

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