Rob's Photography New Zealand
Aerial Video of NZ
Welcome to my New Zealand photography site!
The above sunset was taken at Peka Peka, which is near Waikanae in the North
Island of New Zealand.
This site includes the following sections:
The new section
includes a selection of images that have recently been added to
The top 10 section includes a selection
of several of the photographs that have been very popular with visitors to this site.
There are now a lot more images here than the 10 images
originally included in this section!
section includes photographs of mountains, lakes, rivers, seascapes,
sunsets, and sunrises.
The floral section includes
photographs of gardens and flowers.
The nature section includes
photographs of animals and birds.
The other section includes photographs
of cities, buildings, tourist attractions, and other places of interest.
section gives contact details, together with the disclaimer notice.
image index lists in
alphabetical order the names of all the images and articles on this site. By
using the "Find" function in your browser, you can search this page
to find out whether an image or article you are interested in is on this
site. With some browsers, this "Find" feature may be accessed by holding
down the "Control" key and pushing "F".
The technical articles
index provides an index of all the technical articles and
image quality of images captured using the Sony Zeiss FE 55mm F/1.8 lens on
the full frame 42.4mp Sony A7RII:
This page includes a selection of images that demonstrate the excellent image quality and amazing detail that
can be captured using this lens.
To give you an appreciation of how these images will appear when greatly
enlarged, crops of just small areas of the images are included,
or the full-sized image is published. A similar page that shows the
excellent clarity of selected Sony A99 and A900 images can be seen
When you click on a thumbnail image that is displayed on this site, you will
obtain a page that has an enlargement of this image. If the description of a
thumbnail image includes an asterisk (*) this denotes there is a sub-menu
of images on this topic on the enlargement page. For example, if you click
on the thumbnail image for the
Battle Hill Farm
you will obtain several more images that were taken while on this excellent
present, the featured image is of the largest
cruise ship to visit Wellington, "Ovation of the Seas".
Ovation of the Seas cruise ship dwarfs an Interislander Ferry at Wellington,
New Zealand, 23 December 2016
In the above image you can see the 360 degree viewing capsule at the
top of a moveable mechanical arm which is suspended 90 metres above sea level.
Image captured by the 42mp Sony A7RII digital camera using the Sony 55mm
Click here to
see further pictures of the "Ovation of the Seas" cruise ship.
To obtain the best appreciation of the quality of the images on this site,
they should be displayed at a relatively small size, because most images
have been reduced in size to a maximum width of only 870 pixels. In addition, the images have been saved at a low quality setting.
Recent additions to the site
A selection of images recently added to the
site can be seen here.
Image quality and detail captured using the Sony FE 35mm F/2.8 lens
This image was captured with the
Sony A7RII camera using the Sony FE 35mm F/2.8 lens. It shows the Waikanae
river mouth in winter together with snow on the mountains behind Waikanae.
To give you an appreciation of the amazing
detail that can be seen when greatly
enlarged, crops of just small areas of the image are included.
Stunning aerial videos of New Zealand
This page includes links to a selection of aerial videos that have been taken in
New Zealand by various photographers. In particular, drone photography is a fast-developing way of capturing great
movies of the stunning landscapes that are to be
found in New Zealand.
When I first saw the photograph of the lotus
flower below, I was truly inspired by its beauty and the artistic way in
which it was captured. I am very pleased that photographer Phoolanjaya has
given me her permission to publish this inspirational image on my site.
Lotus flower captured by photographer Phoolanjaya
Technical articles and blogs
here to go to the index of technical
articles and blogs on
this site. Several of the articles deal with the crop factor, focal length, photographic
reach, cropping images, and the mathematical relationships between image
size, pixel density, and pixel size.
The latest technical article
to go on the site provides a summary of the approximate mathematical
relationships between image size, pixel density, and pixel size of the APS-C Sony
A6300 and the amazing 42.4 megapixel full frame Sony A7R II (ILCE-7R M2).
This summary shows that,
when compared with the Sony A7R II, the Sony A6300 has an approximate linear
pixel density that is about 15.3% greater than that of the A7R II. The
approximate “area” relationships for image size, pixel density, and pixel
size, are also presented in this article.
The latest blog to
go on the site compares the image quality of the Sony A99 camera with that
of the Sony A7RII camera. For this test, the CZ 24-70mm F/2.8 lens was used
on the Sony A99 and the Sony Zeiss FE 55mm F/1.8 lens was used on the Sony
Cameras used to capture images on this site
My main camera is the incredible
Sony A7R II, which is a professional 42.4 megapixel full frame "E-Mount"
camera. At present, I have the outstanding Sony FE 55mm F/1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss
Sonnar T* lens, the Sony FE 35mm F/2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* lens, and the LA-EA4 adapter (which allows "A-Mount"
lenses to be used on the A7R II). The Sony A7R II captures
excellent detail and the images are suitable for making very big
I also own the excellent Sony Alpha 99, which is a 24.3 megapixel
full frame "A-Mount" camera. My main A-Mount lens is the great 24mm - 70mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar
T*. My A-Mount telephoto lens is the the Sony 70mm-300 mm G SSM lens.
I also enjoy using the amazing
20.2mp Sony RX100, which fits in a pocket and is very useful when it is not
appropriate to carry a larger camera. The Sony RX100 is also a very good
video camera as demonstrated
This video provides a sparkling performance of
Carl Bohm's "Perpetual Motion" directed by Suzuki Teacher Haruo Goto. This
work was performed by nearly 40 violin students at the Suzuki Institute's
Wellington Branch Summer Camp 2014, held at Rathkeale College Auditorium,
Masterton, New Zealand.
When you consider the small size of the
microphone on the RX100, the sound quality captured by this camera is very
good indeed. The RX100 also performs very well in low light and the F/1.8
lens is very useful for recording indoor events.
this short video of feeding the chimpanzees at Wellington Zoo,
the first part of the video was filmed in 4K using the Sony A7RII while a
friend filmed the
"fight scene" in HD using the Sony RX100.
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