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quezra

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If you wish to avoid a serious attack of G.A.S., look away now.

f/2.8 ISO 100
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100% crop
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f/2 ISO 2000
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100% crop
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Yes, that's the JPEG engine almost perfectly preserving the faux snakeskin texture on the menus at ISO 2000.

This is without a doubt the best JPEG engine I've ever used - handily beats Canon's which I've had serious envy over for the last 2 years.
 

quezra

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Bokeh shot, f/2.8 ISO 3200:
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quezra

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Heh that was a glass mug giving off the very weird light shapes

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From previous A7(R) post:

ILCE-7R    ---    55mm    f/1.8    1/60s    ISO 1000


ILCE-7R    ---    55mm    f/1.8    1/250s    ISO 6400


ILCE-7R    ---    55mm    f/2.8    1/250s    ISO 6400


ILCE-7R    ---    55mm    f/2.2    1/250s    ISO 6400
 

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At local park, wide open:
ILCE-7R    FE 55mm F1.8 ZA    55mm    f/1.8    1/250s    ISO 100


ILCE-7R    FE 55mm F1.8 ZA    55mm    f/1.8    1/2000s    ISO 100
 

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Convincing demos, quezra & serhan! Would you guys happen to have portraits to share? Curious to see how well it performs on the eye area. :)
 

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My pup, FE55 1.8
 

quezra

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Convincing demos, quezra & serhan! Would you guys happen to have portraits to share? Curious to see how well it performs on the eye area. :)
Check out serhan's link above - 100% eye crops are best seen on the A7R :)
 

quezra

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Ok here is a portrait and eye crop under "natural light" conditions:
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f2.8 ISO 1250

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100% crop

I was on continuous burst shutter so it may not be 100% sharp. And ISO 1250 JPEG is pretty lossy. But dang.
 

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Dang is right! I think Sony has hit it out of the park with both of the FE primes they released. Yeah, the 35mm could be a bit faster, but I'm happy to trade that speed for its tiny size, and shooting at ISO 3200 or even 6400 doesn't lose you much on the A7/R. If I could afford both, I'd snag that 55 in a heartbeat! My poor little Industar 55 is like a Yugo compared to Sony's Aston Martin. :D
 

quezra

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Yeah, the funny thing is, I find f2.8 is my favored aperture with the FE55 too. Super, super sharp, but nice DoF control nearly all the time (or rather it is the closest match to my prefered f1.8 on the SEL35). Makes me want the 35/2.8 soooo badddd (but if I am getting that lens it will have to wait till next year on my budget :sorrow: )
 
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