Bob Martin
Alpha Universe

Bob Martin

UK

Sony α9 - silent, Eye AF and live viewfinder is a game changer for me!

Sony’s International Sports Photographer

Bob Martin is a multi award-winning sports photographer specialising in shooting sports and action pictures for advertising, corporate and editorial clients. It was the silent shooting option on the α7R II that first persuaded Bob to try the camera and he hasn’t looked back since. Now using Sony α cameras for all his sports assignments, Bob is officially recognised as Sony’s International Sports Photographer. During a career spanning over thirty years, Bob has photographed every major sporting event - from the last fifteen Summer and Winter Olympics, to Elephant Polo and Horse Racing on ice. He was appointed Photo Chief at the 2012 London Olympics and was consultant on photographic issues for the 2016 Rio Olympics. At the Youth Olympic Games 2018 in Buenos Aires he worked as the OIS Chief Photographer. He has photographed the Wimbledon tennis tournament since 1982 and his work has taken him to the farthest corners of the world. His photographs have been published in numerous publications including Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, Life Magazine, Stern, Paris Match, Bunte, L’Équipe, The Sunday Times and the New York Times to mention a few. Bob’s work has been recognised by over 60 national and international awards and is a three-time winner of the coveted British Sports Photographer of the Year award. In 2015 he released his award-winning book, '1/1000th: The Sports Photography of Bob Martin’ - a stunning retrospective covering his thirty years of nearly every major sporting event. 

Ambassador's cameras and lenses

ILCE-9

α9 full frame mirrorless camera with stacked CMOS sensor

ILCE-9

ILCE-7RM3

α7R III 35mm full-frame camera with autofocus

ILCE-7RM3

SEL1224G

FE 12-24mm F4 G

SEL1224G

SEL1635GM

FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM

SEL1635GM

SEL2470GM

FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM

SEL2470GM

SEL70200GM

FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS

SEL70200GM

SEL100400GM

FE 100-400mm G Master super-telephoto zoom lens

SEL100400GM

SEL24F14GM

FE 24mm F1.4 GM

SEL24F14GM

SEL55F18Z

Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA

SEL55F18Z

SEL85F14GM

FE 85mm F1.4 GM

SEL85F14GM

SEL14TC

FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS

SEL400F28GM

SEL14TC

1.4x Teleconverter Lens

SEL14TC

SEL20TC

2x Teleconverter Lens

SEL20TC

HVL-F60RM

High speed-flash

HVL-F60RM

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