Favourite lens: Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA
I love to shoot with the Sony Alpha 7S alongside Sony Carl Zeiss lenses. I shoot with a prime lenses because they are generally smaller, lighter, faster and sharper than the zoom lens equivalent. The Alpha 7S with the 20mm f/2 or 35mm f/2.8 lens is so light I can take it anywhere in my bag and forget it’s there. It is perfect for shooting landscapes or street photography. For portraiture, I enjoy the 85mm f/1.4. It is a big lens, so not one I carry around unnecessarily but the image quality is exceptional. I will use zooms for event photography or general travel, such as the 24-70mm f/4. Lens speed is less of a priority with the Alpha 7S because it can shoot at such high ISO settings.
The 85mm is perfect for events such as the Arts festival ‘Arctic Action’ in Longyearbyen Svalbard Sony Alpha 7S, 85mm, 1/1250sec at f/1.4, ISO 200