Night shots - Long exposures with A7Rii firmware v1.1 - no more white spots!

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by jeffmurray, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. jeffmurray

    jeffmurray TalkEmount Veteran

    Dec 18, 2014
    Hobart, Australia
    Struggling this weekend. I headed out Saturday and took a 4 minute exposure on the beach - only to get home and find a wave had moved the tripod. Have been pretty restless since trying to get something decent. Went out last night to shoot the milky way - didn't check the lunar calendar and what do you know a full moon. Oh well. Here are this week's efforts + 3 more in 'Nature'.

    On the plus side the new firmware for the A7Rii is great - no more ugly white dots (hot spots) in the shadows on a long exposure - that is great - looking forward to the uncompressed RAW firmware too. Before this firmware update I was spotting up to 50 or 60 hot pixel spots in each image in the shadows.

    All taken with the Sony A7Rii

    Full moon Taroona: Sony Zeiss1635Z Vario-Tessar FE F4 | 16mm | ISO 3200 | f4 (should have gone higher and longer) | 3 seconds |


    Saturday Night Street: Sony 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II | 150mm | 1/13th | f5 | ISO 3200


    Blue Mood May Flower: Sony 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II | 150mm | 1 second | f7.1 | ISO 1250

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  2. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Another great set. All are well done. I have to say I'm surprised F4 produced a starburst on the moon.
  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Agree! The first and the last one are my favs ;)

    And you don't want to see the hot spots In the shadows I got on the Nex-6 :D
  4. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

    May 10, 2013
    Yannis Marigo
    Yep. Nice set. High ISO are well handled by the A7R2.