Darren CarrollComment

2018 Sony Open in Hawaii

Darren CarrollComment
2018 Sony Open in Hawaii

Full disclosure: Sony sponsors a professional golf event. Sony makes a 35mm camera system. I like shooting professional golf. I like Sony's 35mm camera system. Sony likes that I like their cameras. And so Sony invited me to the 2018 Sony Open in Hawaii, and I had the opportunity to put their camera system through its paces at their golf tournament.

So with that out of the way, thank you to Sony for having me along. I'm going to put a post up (relatively) soon about how their flagship sports camera, the A9, is a game-changer when it comes to golf photography. But in the meantime, here are a couple of my favorites from the week. And in the meantime, know this: what I just wrote above, the "game-changer" thing? I would've written that regardless of how or why or for whom I wound up on Oahu last week.

Cameron Smith,  17th green.   Sony A9, Sony 100-400mm GM OSS

Cameron Smith, 17th green. Sony A9, Sony 100-400mm GM OSS

Patton Kizzire,  18th hole.   Sony A9, Sony 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 GM OSS

Patton Kizzire, 18th hole. Sony A9, Sony 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 GM OSS

John Peterson,  9th tee.   Sony A9, Sony 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 GM OSS

John Peterson, 9th tee. Sony A9, Sony 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 GM OSS

Tom Hoge,  10th green.   Sony A9, Sony 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 GM OSS

Tom Hoge, 10th green. Sony A9, Sony 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 GM OSS

Keith Mitchell,  10th tee.   Sony A9, Sony 85mm f1.4 G Master

Keith Mitchell, 10th tee. Sony A9, Sony 85mm f1.4 G Master

Nicholas Lindheim,  11th tee.   Sony A9, Sony 24-70mm f2.8 G Master

Nicholas Lindheim, 11th tee. Sony A9, Sony 24-70mm f2.8 G Master

Ollie Schneiderjans,  17th tee.   Sony A9, Sony 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 GM OSS

Ollie Schneiderjans, 17th tee. Sony A9, Sony 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 GM OSS

Zach Johnson,  17th green.   Sony A9, Sony 24-70mm f2.8 G Master

Zach Johnson, 17th green. Sony A9, Sony 24-70mm f2.8 G Master

Zach Johnson,  17th tee.   Sony A9, Sony 24-70mm f2.8 G Master

Zach Johnson, 17th tee. Sony A9, Sony 24-70mm f2.8 G Master

Ryan Blaum,  14th tee.   Sony A9, Sony 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 GM OSS

Ryan Blaum, 14th tee. Sony A9, Sony 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 GM OSS

Sam Saunders,  10th green.   Sony A9, Sony 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 GM OSS

Sam Saunders, 10th green. Sony A9, Sony 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 GM OSS

Ollie Schneiderjans,  practice green.   Sony A9, Sony 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 GM OSS

Ollie Schneiderjans, practice green. Sony A9, Sony 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 GM OSS

Jordan Spieth and Kelly Rohrbach,  18th hole.   Sony A7rIII, Sony 24-70mm f2.8 G Master

Jordan Spieth and Kelly Rohrbach, 18th hole. Sony A7rIII, Sony 24-70mm f2.8 G Master

Ok so this is only tangentially related to the golf.  That's my wife Jessica on the beach at Kahala at sunrise. But it is just off the 17th green... Sony A7rIII, Sony 100-400mm GM OSS

Ok so this is only tangentially related to the golf. That's my wife Jessica on the beach at Kahala at sunrise. But it is just off the 17th green... Sony A7rIII, Sony 100-400mm GM OSS