Sony A6000 another bonus feature

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by tbyork2014, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. tbyork2014

    tbyork2014 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 11, 2014
    Hi,
    I recently tested my Sony A6000 to see how it did with UV-imaging, without modding it to full-spectrum. Surprisingly the internal cut filter lets through more UV than an unmodded A7R (by 4 EV), although it is still about 6 EV less than a modded Nex-5N.

    Anyway, here are two flowers taken with the unmodded A6000. Taken with Coastal Optics 60mm f4 and Baader U filter. Both taken at f8 ISO 800.

    Bidens in UV - using Xenon flash
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    Gazania in UV - using sunlight
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    So this is a camera that people can try UV with, without splashing out on a mod, provided you have a suitable UV-pass filter and lens (and a tripod as the exposure times will be long).

    Boon
     

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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
  3. dragion

    dragion TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 8, 2014
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    William
    Thanks for sharing...

    I like how the Gazania turned out :)
     
  4. tbyork2014

    tbyork2014 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 11, 2014
    I'm quite pleased that even with the ICF on it is still sensitive to UV, which hopefully means that it would be a good candidate for modding for full-spectrum in the future. For now I just want to play with the AF-C tracking feature of this camera.
    Boon
     
  5. tbyork2014

    tbyork2014 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 11, 2014
    BTW, for comparison this is the Gazania in visible light.
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