Can I see samples with the A7 II shooting low light at lower ISOs?

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by JonathanF2, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. JonathanF2

    JonathanF2 TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2014
    I was wondering if people could post samples with the A7 II in low light conditions, while keeping the ISO below 3200? I find with my A7, shooting at 3200 ISO and above is a bit too noisy for my taste. In comparison with my Olympus M43 bodies (while not as good at the higher ISO range), I'm able to shoot cleaner low light photos due to keeping my ISO down and relying on IBIS. I'm interested to see if the A7 II in-body stabilization offers similar results to my Olympus setup for this type of shooting. Thanks!

    Here are some samples that illustrate the difference between the two systems and how I shoot them in low light conditions.

    Sony A7 & adapted Voigtlander 40mm f/2 SL-II (1/125 @ f/2, 3200 ISO):
    DSC01163.

    Sony A7 & adapted Voigtlander 40mm f/2 SL-II (1/125 @ f/2, 3200 ISO):
    DSC01165.

    E-M10 & Pan 20mm 1.7 II (1/80th @ f/1.7, 1250 ISO):
    flask_mob_13.

    E-PL5 & Oly 17mm 1.8 (1/60th @ f/1.8, 2500 ISO):
    street_DLTA.
     
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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Btw, these are some great shots!!!
     
  3. JonathanF2

    JonathanF2 TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2014
    Thanks! The A7 shots took more effort though, because I was shooting manual glass versus the native M43 glass. Though I still feel it's a more a struggle to pull off low light shots with the A7, while the Olympus M43 bodies make it a bit more effortless. Also with the lack of IBIS on the A7 I have to keep the shutter speeds up in order to minimize my body movement, but forces the ISO to go up as well. I feel that 1/125th is as low as I'll go on a non-stabilized body.

    I'm just curious if the A7 II allow me to shoot the same way (as an Olympus IBIS body) in low light or if the silent shutter on the A7S would be the better tool for this environment? Though I don't use the silent shutter on my current E-M5 II because of the 0 sec. anti-shock feature and improved 5-axis IBIS II.
     
  4. runnerpsu

    runnerpsu TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 12, 2016
    South Florida
    Hi Jonathan! I'm still learning my A7ii and my work is no where near yours. My first time out with the A7ii was at night. I selected several with ISO at or under 3200. I'll post two here but there are more on my Flicker page. I hope this is helpful.

    24776115350_9cd953753e_c. _DSC3410 by mwhartman, on Flickr

    24704080899_2a5d4ce71f_c. _DSC3418 by mwhartman, on Flickr
     
  5. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Is it just me, or do those A7 images @ ISO 3200 have considerably less noise (or less unpleasant noise) than the OLY images do at ISO 1250 and 2500?
     
  6. JonathanF2

    JonathanF2 TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2014
    I shot raws with the A7, but the photos are a bit noisy for my taste at 3200. I'm trying to tweak my raw processing to more emulate how my Olympus images look.
     
  7. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Sorry, that's beyond my skill level.