A Photo Theme for the Next Few Weeks

I dug out a bunch of shots I took back in 2012 with my Sony mirrorless crop sensor NEX 5N  camera at the American Museum of Natural History.  This was an earlier mirrorless and really didn’t have good low light capability or auto focus but for non-moving dinosaurs and stuffed african animals it was mostly okay.  That museum is probably my favorite place in NYC.  A less well known fact is that the museum’s charter states that any resident of NYC can get admission by paying any amount of US currency he desires down to a penny.  But the museum posts admission fees that are over twenty dollars a head.  When I saw this that day I gave them hell and told them I was paying a buck a head for my family.  Hoping to get me out of earshot of the rest of the crowd they took my reduced price and rushed me in.  It’s a great place.  And the statue of Teddy Roosevelt on a horse with an African and a North American native flanking him is so politically incorrect that it always does my heart good.

American Museum of Natural History, New York City, Sony NEX 5N, Sony 24mm F\1.8 APSC lens
American Museum of Natural History, New York City, Sony NEX 5N, Sony 24mm F\1.8 APSC lens

 

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TomD77
1 year ago

Never been to that museum though I did get to spend protracted time at the various Smithsonian’s.

I’ve still got a Sony A6300, a 2nd generation descendent of your 5N. It is a stellar camera with image quality very difficult to discern from my later Sony A7R2 and A7III. I’ve never felt under gunned when carrying that. With a Zeiss 16-70 lens, It makes a very light, compact and potent camera, perfect to always have with you.
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