Interview With Hungarian Nature Photographer Viktoria Farkas

Viktoria Farkas is a Hungarian nature photographer and travel lover. In her words “I’ve always liked photography so I’ve always chosen my phones based on the quality of their camera. I’d worked in an office environment all my life, but when I held my first professional camera in my hands two years ago, I felt that it was more than a passing passion.”

Thanks, Viktoria for accepting our invitation. Please read on…

Few words about you?

My name is Viktoria Farkas. I was born in Siófok, Hungary, a beautiful town near lake Balaton. I’ve always liked photography so I’ve always chosen my phones based on the quality of their camera. I’d worked in an office environment all my life, but when I held my first professional camera in my hands two years ago, I felt that it was more than a passing passion. Now I’m doing photography as a hobby and sometimes get a request for a portrait or family photoshoot. One of my favorite portrait styles is the Low Key portrait.

I like the product and studio photography too, I always try to do something different. When I got my first macro lens and the 200-600 mm lens I was very excited to explore a new area of photography. This was the moment when I started photographing animals and insects.

How did you develop your interest in photography?

I’ve always liked taking photos. I travelled a lot for my first job and I grabbed every opportunity to capture images.

Then I came across an application for a photography competition on social media and found it interesting to see how many different topics you can enter in a contest with. From then on everything and everyone became the subject of my photography. I learned a lot about portrait and street photography from one of my Hungarian photographer friends. After an intensive five days of study, I knew I wanted to do this but it would be a very long journey. But this is my dream job now. I’ve made many photographer friends, thanks to whom I continued to improve. We’ve taken a lot of photos together.

How did you get interested in nature photography?

I saw these amazing nature photos on different platforms, so I said to myself that one day I was going to be a nature photographer. At the moment I don’t have too much opportunity to travel a lot and discover the beauties of nature, but I know one day in the not so distant future this dream of mine will come true. I’m currently trying to capture the natural beauty of nearby places.

What catches your eyes to produce such wonderful photographs?

Everything. Since I’ve been taking photos, I look at everything around me completely differently.

Could you please share your post-processing techniques?

I’m using Lightroom and Photoshop. I have some favorite presets, but I love playing with my pictures and like to see my pictures in several different styles. I always try to highlight the subject well.

Your favorite photographers?

Bence Mate, Hungarian wildlife photographer. He is the only person who has been awarded The Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

What is one thing you have learned through photography that you want to share with our readers?

There is something beautiful in everything that needs to be captured. As the perfect imperfection. I think no two photographers are alike. Everyone is limited by their own imagination. It’s an art.

What is the best compliment you received so far?

I once had the opportunity to ask a famous Hungarian photographer to give feedback on my work. He has a photography school in Hungary. When he looked at my photos, he just said that “You are doing this much more seriously than I thought.”

Any favorite photography books?

I don’t have a particular favorite photography book, but I really like looking at and analyzing wildlife pictures.

What’s your personal motto?

Life begins outside your comfort zone.

Other than photography, what are your hobbies and interests?

I dance bachata. Dance is also an art that two people create together. I’m always keen to learn something new.

Thanks again for providing 121 Clicks with this opportunity to interview you. Any final thoughts for our readers?

Thank you for the opportunity, I’d never dreamed that the day would come when I’m interviewed about my work as a photographer.

The desire to improve and push your limit raises a person to a level which they can’t even imagine in their dreams. So everyone should push the boundaries of their comfort zone and always learn something new. Always follow your dreams.

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What Is Framing in Photography? How and When to Use It

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Photography is a powerful medium to tell stories, capture moments, freeze time, and showcase memories. And certain rules and techniques can help you make a good photo great.

Framing is one technique that uses either natural or artificial elements in the photograph to focus on a particular subject. It guides a viewer’s attention to your subject and tells a story through your image simultaneously. Let’s explore what framing is, and how and when to use it.

What Is Framing in Photography?

Framing in photography refers to the composition style of using natural or artificial elements to create a visual frame inside your image. The technique helps you focus viewers’ attention on your subject while adding depth, context, and a story to your image. There are different methods to use framing in a photograph.

Natural Frame

When shooting in a natural environment like a forest, lake, path, or river, you can use the naturally available elements as your frame. For instance, you can use trees, leaves, bushes, and rocks to create your frame.

In this situation, your subject will be the center of attention, and the natural elements like trees and rocks can block two or more edges of your image to create a frame. If you’d like to give this a shot, see our guide on how to get started with nature photography.

Architectural Frame

Using architectural elements to create a frame is very common among urban photographers. You can use a window, buildings, fences, and walls to create a frame for your photograph.

This type of frame is most commonly used when taking photos of cities. However, you can also use an architectural frame to capture images of humans, objects, or nature.

Geometric Shapes

Squares, triangles, and circles are common shapes in our environment. You can either use the shapes available to you or artificially create one to give depth to your image.

For instance, you can use your hands to create a heart shape and use it as a frame for your photograph. Similarly, you can use a circular mirror and place your subject in the reflection to create a stunning photograph.

Light and Shadows

Light and shadows are the unconventional yet appreciable way of making frames in your photo. This method uses lights like streetlamps, candles, or torches to create a frame. It works best in night photography.

Similarly, you can click a portrait with a spotlight on the subject and darkness in the remaining part of the composition—the light will create a circular frame.

When to Use Framing in a Photo

There is no right or wrong way of using the framing composition style in your photographs. However, if done incorrectly, it can divert the viewers’ attention from the subject, rendering the technique ineffective. Therefore, it is essential to understand when to use the framing technique, and when not to.

One simple rule is that if the photograph looks good as it is, there is no need to add frames forcefully. It might suffocate the image, making it look bulky or cluttered. Similarly, if you are already using any other composition style, adding a frame to it might ruin the effect.

However, using two compositions in a single photo has always been a healthy debate among photographers—it all comes down to trusting your gut. Here are some sure ways to know that framing will make your photographs look better.

Telling a Story

The framing technique can be a game changer when you are keen on telling a story through your photograph. A story can be the portrayal of emotions, combining conflicting ideas, and many other similar concepts.

For example, the above image uses buildings as a frame, and the subject is an airplane. It might represent freedom from corporate life.

Eliminating Chaos

If there is chaos in the image, framing can effectively bring viewers’ attention to the subject. One example is clicking a photograph in a crowd. A crowdy place has too many environmental elements that can draw attention away from the subject. In such cases, you can use a frame in your photograph to bring attention to your subject.

Showing Perspective

The framing technique is the best composition style when it comes to showing perspective. It helps show the viewers your perspective of the environment. For instance, a landscape view from within a room where you can use a window or door as a frame shows your view of the world.

Another common way is using a phone or camera as a frame, and the subject appears on the screen. It shows the perspective of the person taking the photo.

How to Use Framing in Photography

To successfully use the framing technique, consider the following points.

  • Identify the subject: The elementary part of using the framing technique is always keeping your subject and not the frame in focus. Identify your subject as well as the less important parts of the photo.
  • Identify the framing elements: Look around you to identify which elements from the scene are a good fit to use as a frame. Some examples can be trees, arches, geometric shapes, or contrasting elements.
  • Positioning the frame: Once you have identified your framing element, position it at the edges of your picture to create a visual boundary, which in turn guides the viewer’s eyes toward the subject.
  • Don’t overpower the subject: The frame should complement the subject and not compete with it. Ensure the frame does not overpower your subject by being distractive.
  • Use extreme angles: Using a low-angle or high-angle shot combined with framing can add more depth to your image, creating a dramatic and engaging composition.
  • Keep experimenting: Sometimes, hitting gold on the first attempt is hard. Therefore, experiment with different frames and pick the one that best suits your subject and the context.

Use Framing Composition in Your Photos

Framing is one of the best composition styles you can use in your photos. The technique uses natural or artificial elements from the scene to create a visual boundary in the picture and guide viewers’ attention toward the subject.

You can use this technique to tell a story, show your perspective, eliminate unimportant parts from the scene, or use it as a creative choice to make extraordinary images. The key is to have clarity about the context of the image, identify the subject and frame, and experiment until you achieve your desired goal.

Photography Template Is Providing Contract Templates For Photographers To Use In Numerous States

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Mar 30, 2023 (AB Digital via COMTEX) —
Having a contract is incredibly important for photographers and their clients. The contract determines how much a photographer will be compensated, the scope of work they will be completing, and what equipment they are responsible for providing. It will dictate who maintains ownership of the copywrites of each photo and when this session will take place.  

Without a contract, there is no legally binding document requiring either party to complete what is expected of them, leaving both the photographer and the client open to numerous issues. A photographer may not get paid for the job, or the client could only get part of the scope they believed they were getting.  

Photography Contract in Florida has taken the time to determine all of the laws specific to photography contracts in each of the 50 states to create templates. These templates include everything a photographer or client needs to ensure that everything expected from each party is completed and legal.  

What Photography Template provides 

Photography template gives photographers and those looking to hire photographers a way to protect themselves legally. From generalized information that should be included in any photography contract to specific state requirements, such as the legal clauses required in Photography Contract in Michigan to outline the rights to use an image taken, Photography Template has gathered all necessary sections and items in one place.  

The step-by-step process they have put together guarantees photographers, and their clients won’t have any information or legal requirements missing from the contract that could leave anything up to interpretation.  


When providing photography services, whether for a wedding or event or to offer headshots to a model, it’s crucial to have a legally binding contract. The contract template from Photography Template protects the photographer and their client and ensures both parties abide by all state laws.  

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Astrophotography And Data-Analysis Sense Exoplanets

[David Schneider] was reading about recent discoveries of exoplanets. Simply put these are planets orbiting stars other than the sun. The rigs used by the research scientists include massive telescopes, but the fact that they’re using CCD sensors led [David] to wonder if a version of this could be done on the cheap in the backyard. The answer is yes. By capturing and processing data from a barn door tracker he was able to verify a known exoplanet.

Barn Door trackers are devices used to move a camera to compensate for the turning of the earth. This is necessary when taking images throughout the night, as the stars will not remain “stationary” to the camera’s frame without it. The good news is that they’re simple to build, we’ve seen a few over the years.

Other than having to wait until his part of the earth was pointed in the correct direction (on a clear night) at the same time as an exoplanet transit, [David] was ready to harvest all the data he needed. This part gets interesting really quickly. The camera needed to catch the planet passing in between the earth and the star it revolves around (called a transit). The data to prove this happened is really subtle. To uncover it [David] needed to control the data set for atmospheric changes by referencing several other stars. From there he focused on the data for the transit target and compared points across the entire set of captured images. The result is a dip in brightness that matches the specifications of the original discovery.

[David] explains the entire process in the clip after the break.

The Copper Mine Rio Tinto Mine Project In Andalusia Spain Tom Hegen

The global hunger for raw materials such as oil and coal, metals, gravel, sand, and other resources is growing unabated. We dig holes in the ground to tap into the Earth’s natural resources. We excavate, blast, clear or burn to extract them. In 2017, the global material footprint was as big as 92 billion metric tons. It is projected to grow to 190 billion metric tons by 2060. The world’s population today lives as if it had 1.6 Earth’s at its disposal.

The Copper Mine Series I delivers an overview of the Rio Tinto mine project in Andalusia, Spain. It’s the largest open-pit mine in Europe and a place everyone likely has a connection to. We all use electric energy that is brought to us through copper wires, we all use devices that run on those metals, and we all live in buildings that are heated by the use of copper wires. This series provides an insight into the extraction of natural resources and their consequences on nature. Places we know exist but hardly know what they may look like.

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About Tom Hegen

My name is Tom Hegen, I work as a Photographer and Designer in Munich, Germany. I focus on aerial photography projects that show the impact of human presence on earth. As a photographer, I am interested in the relationship between man and nature. In my aerial photography, I focus on landscapes that have been heavily transformed by human intervention. I am trying to sensitize the viewer for those subjects by taking a look at the extraordinary forces impacting our environment.

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Morning Fog: Oceanside Photo Of The Day

OCEANSIDE, CA — Patch reader and local photographer Jeff Prior captured this photo of Morning fog in Oceanside.

Jeff Prior is an Oceanside resident and owner of Water Wise Swim School. His swim school was closed for thirteen months due to Covid-19. It was during this time he really started to focus on his passion for photography…and documenting the beautiful scenery, landscape and wildlife (especially pelicans) of our coastal area. Jeff sells his photos at local events such as the Oceanside Artwalk and Vista Farmers Market as well as online at His line of Jeff Prior Photos notecards can be found on Etsy.

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If you have an awesome picture of nature, playful kids, a funny pet or something unusual you happen to catch with your camera, we’d love to feature it on Patch. We’re looking for high-resolution images that reflect the beauty that is Oceanside, and that show off your unique talents. Send your photos to Be sure to include photo credit information, when and where the shot was taken, and any other details about what was going on.

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Doublespace Photography captures Ricardo Bofill’s Muralla Roja on its 50th anniversary

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Two children playing on Muralla Roja roof

Canadian duo Doublespace Photography has released images of Spanish architect Ricardo Boffil’s iconic Muralla Roja apartment building to mark 50years since its completion.

To mark the anniversary, photographers Amanda Large and Younes Bounhar of Doublespace Photography travelled to Spain to stay at an apartment in the complex for six days, in order to capture it in different weather and light conditions.

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Canadian duo Doublespace Photography travelled to Spain to photography Ricardo Bofill’s Muralla Roja

“Each nook and facade changed throughout the day, depending on whether it was bathed in direct sun, in shade or reflecting the colour from an adjacent facade,” Bounhar told Dezeen.

“The play of light and shadow was mesmerizing. In all honesty, that alone was enough of a draw for us.”

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2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic building

Completed in 1973, Muralla Roja was an early work by late architect Ricardo Bofill sited in Alicante, Spain.

Encompassing 50 functional apartments, the structure is known for its playful geometries, bright colouration and its dramatic perch above the Medditerean Sea.

Bofill, who passed away in 2022, described the project as a “maximum expression of critical regionalism to the Mediterranean coast,” according to Gestalten’s monograph of his work, Visions of Architecture.

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The structure still holds 50 fully functioning apartments

Scores of people travel to the site every year, and it is a popular destination for photographers who are attracted to the cross-shaped, postmodern structure.

Bounhar told Dezeen that they saw people from all over the world who were “drawn to capture its magic” and that the crowds were not “not limited to the architectural geek”.

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It is a noteworthy work from Bofill’s early career

The structure’s jagged edges cast shadows on its blue, red and pink-painted walls that form a series of spires, which surround an interior courtyard.

On the roof of the building are a series of parapet-like extrusions that flank public space and swimming pools.

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La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Ten notable projects by Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill

From a distance, the structure appears assembled from a variety of different shapes, with arches, window boxes, cut-outs and staircases, which Bounhar described as “Escher-like”, all contributing to the surreality of the structure, which is compounded by the adjacent Xanadù, also designed by Bofill.

“We were really taken with the general playfulness of the design,” said the photographer.

“The complex is designed in such a way that it doesn’t reveal itself all at once – every turn brings a new surprise.”

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The photographers captured the building at different times of day

“You might find yourself in a dark corner with only a bright spec of colour appearing from an adjacent opening and, from there, either happen upon an explosion of light and colour in the middle of a courtyard, or discover a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean,” continued

“In the end, it is a place that is both ahead of its time and timeless.”

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“It is a place that is both ahead of its time and timeless,” said the photographers

With the advent of image-sharing platforms like Instagram and changing tastes, projects from the last century have gained new fans, driven often by photographers recapturing the buildings for 21st-century audiences.

Recently, Anna Dave photographed Javier Senosiain’s El Nido de Quetzalcóatl, a snake-like apartment complex in Mexico.

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It has a mix of pink, red and blue paint on its facades

Last year, Jack Young released a book of his photography showing the “beauty of London’s council estates”.

The photography is by Doublespace Photography. 

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Gisele Bundchen poses in nature as she plugs a fundraiser to help biodiversity

Gisele Bundchen took to Instagram on Thursday to share several scenic snaps of herself getting in tune with nature.

In her latest post, the 42-year-old supermodel was seen in her native country of Brazil to further participate in environmental efforts and show off the mesmerizing sights.

A couple of the photos in her carousel post also show the philanthropist posing with animals and planting trees with her two children — Benjamin, 13, and Vivian, 10. 

The brunette beauty — who recently opened up about her divorce and revealed she still has a lot of love for her ex-husband Tom Brady — looked stunning on the beach.

And in her caption she explained what she was up to. 

Stunning view: Gisele Bundchen, 42, took to Instagram to share several scenic snaps of herself getting in tune with nature on Thursday; the image is a throwback as she still has her wedding ring from Tom Brady on 

She wrote a lengthy caption encouraging more people to participate in sustainability efforts to protect nature. 

‘From planting trees, regenerating springs and depleted soils, and protecting turtles, jaguars … everything impacts nature. The power of nature comes from its diversity, and it depends on it for survival,’ she began.

‘Every form of life uniquely creates balance on Earth so all of life can flourish,’ said the star who has a home in Florida.

‘Like with people, our differences are also our strengths, and we get stronger when we work together.

‘Last year, I started a project called Biomes to help regenerate the biodiversity of Brazil,’ the Vogue model added.

‘From north to south, east to west, we selected seven projects in different regions of the country.

Planting seeds: She also shared a photo of her helping a child planting a tree and then a snap of her submerging seeds in soil with her son Benjamin and daughter Vivian — both of whom she shares with her former NFL partner

Cheerful: Bundchen looked radiant in the several snaps where she was helping out in regenerating and aiding the biosphere by planting greenery

Showing the love: In another photo, she showed off her trim model physique as she posed against and hugged the roots of a massive, towering tree

‘Each biome’s species have an important role in nature because everything is connected.

‘Now, together with The Luz Alliance Fund in partnership with @brazilfound on Saturday, May 20th in Miami, we are having a dinner to raise more funds to expand our efforts and have a more significant impact.’ 

The runway icon was smiling brightly up at the sky as she leaned out of a boat to touch the clear waters. 

The mother-of-two was seen in a sports bra and biker shorts as she observed and gently pet a turtle that was traveling along the shore.

She also shared a photo of her helping a child planting a tree.

And there was a snap of her submerging seeds in soil with her son Benjamin and daughter Vivian — both of whom she shares with her former NFL partner. 

Community: She also shared a sweet snap of herself holding hands and posing with the Indigenous people of Brazil wearing traditional accessories

Bundchen looked radiant in the several snaps where she was helping out in regenerating and aiding the biosphere by planting greenery. 

In another photo, she showed off her trim model physique as she posed against and hugged the roots of a massive, towering tree. 

She also shared a sweet snap of herself holding hands and posing with the Indigenous people of Brazil wearing traditional accessories. 

At one point during her trip home, a colorful parrot appeared to have landed on her car and she took a quick snap of the perfect moment. 

She also shared a before-and-after photo of a small corner in Brazil that was positively affected by planting more trees to regenerate the biodiversity and wildlife of Brazil. 

Fleeting moments: At one point during her trip home, a colorful parrot appeared to have landed on her car and she took a quick snap of the perfect moment

After a decade: She also shared a before-and-after photo of a small corner in Brazil that was positively affected by planting more trees to regenerate the biodiversity and wildlife of Brazil

Digital SLR Astrophotography

Digital SLR cameras have made it easier than ever before to photograph the night sky. Whether you’re a beginner, nature photographer, or serious astronomer, this is the definitive handbook to capturing the heavens. Starting with simple projects for beginners such as cameras on tripods, it then moves onto more advanced projects including telescope photography and methods of astronomical research. With 80% revised and updated material, this new edition covers nightscapes, eclipses, using cameras with sky trackers and telescopes, and tools for identifying celestial objects and investigating them scientifically. Image processing is discussed in detail, with worked examples from three popular software packages – Nebulosity, Maxlm DL, and PixInsight. Rather than taking a recipe-book approach, Covington explains how your equipment works as well as offering advice on many practical considerations, such as choice of set-up and the testing of lenses, making this a comprehensive guide for anyone involved in astrophotography.

Sony ZV-E1: Why 12MP Sensor Wins for Video Over High-Resolution Options

In the world of photography and videography, the debate around megapixels and sensor size has always been a hot topic. With the release of Sony’s A7S III, featuring a 12-megapixel sensor, and Canon’s EOS R5, boasting a 45-megapixel sensor, the question arises: why would Sony choose a lower resolution sensor for video capture? The answer lies in the balance between video performance, heat management, and hybrid functionality.

First, let’s break down the exact sensor sizes required for various video resolutions. For 1080p, a 2.1-megapixel sensor is needed; for 2.7K, a 6.2-megapixel sensor; for 4K, an 8.3-megapixel sensor; for 8K, a 33.2-megapixel sensor; and for 12K, a whopping 131.7-megapixel sensor.

With this in mind, it’s clear that a 12-megapixel sensor is more than enough for 4K video capture. Moreover, having larger pixels on a 12-megapixel sensor allows for greater light sensitivity and reduced noise, which is crucial for video production. In contrast, higher resolution sensors like the one found in the Canon EOS R5 have smaller pixels, which can lead to less light registered and increased noise.

Another critical factor is the aspect ratio of the sensor. Sony opted for a 12-megapixel sensor in a 4:3 aspect ratio rather than a 16:9 aspect ratio, allowing the camera to serve as a hybrid for both video and stills while leaning towards video. This decision provides users with extra pixels at the top and bottom, which can be useful for those who want to use the A7S III for both video and still photography.

Heat management and processing power are also significant considerations when choosing a sensor size. Cameras with high-resolution sensors, like the Canon EOS R5, tend to generate more heat and put additional strain on the processor. This can lead to overheating issues, which has been a problem for the R5. To combat these heat issues, Canon launched the R5 C, offering better heat dissipation.

On the other hand, the Sony A7S III, with its 12-megapixel sensor, experiences less strain on both the sensor and processor. This results in lower heat generation and faster processing, making it ideal for videographers who require smooth performance during long shooting sessions.

Essentially a 12-megapixel sensor offers several advantages for videographers using the Sony A7S III. The sensor size allows for better light sensitivity, reduced noise, and a hybrid approach to both video and stills. Additionally, the camera experiences less heat and strain on the processor, improving overall performance and reliability. This is why the Sony A7S III is ideal for videographers prioritising high-quality 4K video capture and a smooth user experience.

In contrast, the higher resolution sensor found in the Canon EOS R5 and the A7R V makes them better suited for still photography. With a 45-megapixel sensor in the R5 and an even higher resolution in the A7R V, these cameras can capture stunning, detailed images that are essential for professional photographers.

When deciding between these cameras, it’s essential to consider your primary focus. If you’re a videographer looking for exceptional 4K video performance, low noise, and effective heat management, the Sony A7S III is the clear choice. On the other hand, if you’re a stills photographer who requires high-resolution images and exceptional detail, the Canon EOS R5 or the Sony A7R V may be a better fit.

The decision by Sony to go for a 12-megapixel sensor in the Sony ZV-E1 has allowed the camera to excel in video performance, offering a balance between resolution and functionality. With less strain on the sensor and processor and reduced heat generation, the Sony ZV-E1 will become a go-to option for many vloggers and videographers looking for something a little more streamline and ready for action than the Sony A7S III.

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