Sony A7 and 35mm f/2.8

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by WoodWorks, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    I've had the camera for four days now, but the press of work has kept me from doing more than clicking through the menus and shooting boring photos of my bookshelves just before bedtime. This afternoon I finally got to get out of the house, and I walked downtown on a dreary, frozen day to my favorite watering hole for a beer. I bought the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 with the camera, and so far it appears to be stellar. I missed focus on the dog's eyes on this shot (Ad is right about the unforgiving nature of this camera's sensor), but the detail in his blanket is (I hope) a portent of things to come.

    Home Free.jpg by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    And here's a little test of what the camera delivers at ISO 12800 (with just a hint of noise reduction).

    Watering Hole.jpg by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!
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  2. Azon

    Azon TalkEmount Regular

    Jul 31, 2013
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  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Have at. Carving out time for photography can be challenging.

    I went from a four day work week to an often six day work week.
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  4. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    No kidding, Dave. Ah well, the upside to working so much is that (once my clients pay me) I can treat myself to new camera gear. :)
  5. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Looking forward to what you do with the new tool. ;)
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  6. ah_Dan

    ah_Dan New to TalkEmount

    Dec 13, 2013
    ISO 12800 is very nice!
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  7. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Missed focus or not, I really like the dog shot !
    Looking forward for more ;)
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  8. nex5r

    nex5r TalkEmount Rookie

    May 30, 2013
    Very nice shots...
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  9. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur Subscribing Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Ad Dieleman
    Looking good indeed. This ISO 12800 shot is astonishingly good, sure there is noise but not enough to detract from the image IMHO. A casual test shot I did at this speed also surprised me in a pleasant way. Maybe my upper limit of ISO 6400 might go up a few notches when the going gets tough. Looking forward to what you'll do with it when you have quality time with the new gear :).
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  10. storyteller

    storyteller TalkEmount Veteran

    Sep 25, 2011
    I also just got an A7. I'm in love. Much bigger/heavier than my 5N but man what a camera. I've got mixed feelings about any ISO above 3200. Sometimes they look great, sometimes they look awful. I'm a bit limited because I use Aperture as my Raw converter and it doesn't support the A7 yet so I'm stuck with JPGs for the time being.

    The JPG engine is better but not perfect. I wonder if its is optimized more towards the fine details in the A7R.