teaser: food pics on the Sony Xperia 1 ii

As I said in a previous post, I will be taking a deep dive into the capabilities of my new Sony Xperia 1ii. I’ve been playing around with it a bit and am getting to know its capabilities and features. I must say, I’m very impressed. I’m coming from a Sony Xperia XZ Premium, which produced pretty stellar images for being more than three years old. But, the Xperia 1ii is showing how much progress can happen in three years. These photos below are straight from the camera and have not been edited in any way.

first came lunch

Over the weekend, I made some instant ramen for lunch. It was sort of a “kitchen sink” type bowl as I didn’t have anything that would be considered ramen toppings, but I made it work with what was on hand. My “kitchen sink” ramen comprised of instant tonkotsu ramen by Morimoto (yes, that one) topped with a poached egg, slices of ham, torch charred Japanese sausages, thinly sliced onions, and scallions cut on the bias. The end product was better than I thought considering I wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of flavor. However, it tasted just as good as it looked.

f/1.7 SS: 1/40 ISO400

and then for dinner

I threw together a no knead sour dough as an experiment. I wanted to know if I could use my sour dough to make a pizza and enjoy it the same day. I was highly optimistic and in the end, I did have a workable pizza dough that I could stretch out, top, and bake. While the crust itself had good flavor, there wasn’t quite enough chew for my liking. I don’t think there was sufficient time and wetness for the no knead method to create enough gluten. Now I know, the only way to get a chewy and flavorful pizza crust is to let the dough develop those gluten fibers and that will take an overnight proofing.

Despite lacking that chew to the crust that I enjoy, the pizza still turned out wonderfully. This sour dough pizza was topped with a homemade, garlic heavy sauce, ham, mushrooms, onion, uncured sopressata, grated parmesan, provolone, and whole milk mozzarella. In my opinion, it was missing green peppers, but sadly, I didn’t have any. The crust was crispy and delicious, providing the perfect platform for all the toppings to shine.

f/1.7 SS: 1/40 ISO400

more to come

Taking photos using Photo Pro has taken some getting used to. I don’t own any other Sony cameras so this interface is something I had to learn. But things are fairly intuitive if you already have some camera and photography knowledge. The ability to set multiple custom white balance settings is fantastic. The burst shooting is unreal. The ability to capture such accurate colors with crisp, sharp details is exactly why I purchased this phone.

That’s it for this teaser. Stay tuned for a more in-depth review of the Sony Xperia 1ii coming soon. I am also planning to begin posting more food related posts in the future. Possibly even having videos to show the process. If you’d like to see more of this type of content, let me know in the contents below.

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