Sony 7Rii flash settings

Sony 7 R II with flash for Wedding a survey guide

Sony 7 R II is a great camera you can read a lot of review on line about how great the sensor his or how the file is good to be cropped and post produced, someone else will talk about lenses… Yes of course the 35 mm f 1,4 is great and also the mighty 85 mm f 1,4…. A lot of photographers will claim that the Sony has an unbelievable continuos AF… Someone will claim that the only problem it is battery life…
If you are going to shoot with Sony 7 R II and you are a wedding professional, not a tech addicted who rents the camera for a week – end, sooner or later you will find the limits of the camera: flash.
When there is no light at all continuos AF will not help and Flash is extremely slow no matter if you are using the F60M or the little Nissin i40.
So I started to think how I can take great pictures with my little flash and with 28mm f 2,0 or with the SEL075WC (turn the 28 in to 21) and I decided to go with zone focusing and to turn the flash also to manual so that there will be no lag when I press the shutter.

To calculate the Depth Of Field (DOF) I use PhotoPills a nice application that you can buy for your smartphone.
With my 21 mm (28+Wide adaptor) I have, more or less a great DOF at f 16.

DOF 21 mm
DOF 21 mm

So here are my settings:
Camera 7 R II with 28mm + Wide converter = 21 mm
Focus: Manual Focus set at 0,9 meter
Exposure Program: Manual
F: 16 and Speed: 1/60 ISO: 800 (Will capture a little bit of light you can play a lot here with shutter speed but with zone focusing no more missing shot during the cake cut or dancing)
Live View Display setting Effect on OFF (will give you a great visibility also in extreme low light)
Flash Nissin i40 set on Manual Mode and Power to 1/8 (will fire immediately no shutter lag and at F16 will not burn high light).
Si it will be nice to take some pictures with no light at all during the party on lake Como.

Lake Como wedding Photographer

Lake Maggiore wedding photographer: Villa Volpi

Isabelle and Roman choose the Lake Maggiore to celebrate their wedding in Italy.
Coming from Zurich with a lot of great friends they want us to document their party and to create a bunch of powerful portraits…
It was funny and challenging at the same time but Villa Volpi is a beautiful scenario to create something unique.


LakeComo_wedding

Lake Como Wedding photographer

Lake Como wedding photographer Villa Lario.
A lot of people have a strange idea of my job, they believe that is all about technique and equipment. It’s not. The most important thing for a wedding photographer is empathy and to hold a vision. I want  to make work that is connected to people. I have a unique style and I have a personal way to tell the story of a wedding. I am looking for something that is intimate, I am looking for love, I am not interested in exaggerated situation I am looking for something true. I want that my couples share with me their stories. It’s easy… Make it personal.

Photographers: Monica Mietitore – Vittore Buzzi

Lake Como wedding Photographer

Wedding villla del Balbianello Lake Como

Wedding in Villa del Balbianello on lake Como.
Loreli and Petar eloped on lake Como and for their dream choose the Grand Hotel Tremezzo and to exchange theirs promises at Villa Balbianello and a great ice cream in Bellagio.
I was really blown away by their stories. To be a wedding photographer is first of all listen. Look, Feel and Listen…

It was a privilege to tell such lovely story. I made it personal, I absolute wanted to have some unforgettable pictures.

Location: Villa Balbianello, Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Bellagio

Wedding in villa Geno, Lake Como

Nice wedding in Villa Geno on Lake Como.
A cloudy a misty day for a warm swiss wedding on  lake Como at Villa Geno, Caroline and Thierry were really full of joy and love.

Villa Geno wedding Villa Geno weddingVilla Geno weddingVilla Geno weddingVilla Geno weddingVilla Geno weddingVilla Geno weddingVilla Geno weddingVilla Geno weddingVilla Geno weddingVilla Geno weddingVilla Geno weddingVilla Geno weddingVilla Geno weddingVilla Geno weddingVilla Geno weddingVilla Geno weddingVilla Geno weddingVilla Geno weddingVilla Geno weddingVilla Geno weddingVilla Geno weddingVilla Geno weddingVilla Geno weddingVilla Geno weddingVilla Geno weddingVilla Geno weddingVilla Geno weddingVilla Geno wedding

Vittore Buzzi Photography

Villa Geno weddingVilla Geno wedding

Villa Geno wedding
Villa Geno wedding

What: Villa Geno wedding
Where: Lake Como wedding