Ideas, Comments, Exaggerations, Delusions, Rants, Inspirations, and Secrets. I like to show the heavenly in the ordinary. But sometimes, to echo George Orwell, "I write because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing." Sometimes.
Friday, December 9, 2011
it's like stumbling across a vein of gold ore!
Just shot an event yesterday with the a65, stills and video. Just processing the image files now but I have to say in all "brutal frankness" and after using the 5D (two shutter mechanisms worth) and the 5D2 over 5 years, that this Sony technology (semi-translucent technology, or SLT) will be the wave of the future, esp now with the 2.4M pixel OLED viewfinder. I shoot with the traditional optical viewfinder 6 days a week and I don't like it anymore. And this 24MP resolution on an APS-C sensor!! This really blows the FF sensor out of the water, esp on a camera that cost me less than a thousand for the body!!
I had my serious doubts about noise but ISO12800 is not a big problem if the exposure is right and any image is better than nothing. And if it is a perceived irritant, I've heard that Topaz Denoise is an amazing plugin for reducing noise.I'm a camera slut...I'm only loyal as far as the tools allow me to express myself... I go where the technology goes and I realize that it's the photographer not the camera... but I know of what I speak of. But don't take it from me...if you are a Nikon/Canon user, and you have a few thousand dollars invested in lenses, and maybe planning on adding on to it, you owe it to yourself to try the latest Sonys. You could always sell it on Craigslist at a slight loss. Other pluses: ability to take other lens mounts focus peakingoption to use lenses on the "rangefinder-type" NEX series PHASE-DETECT CONTINUOUS FOCUS FOR VIDEO!!! (sample photos on this blog to follow shortly)