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Mar 21, 2014 23:00 |  #1711

Rented this for the weekend....renting leads to buying of course

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1. Contax Zeiss 28/2.8 and $10 adapter

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2. Very patient cat. Sony Zeiss 55mm
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3. Some spring color
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4. More color
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Love the compactness of the setup. Eats batteries. Loud shutter. Getting used to the viewfinder. Definitely needs a tripod past dusk.

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Mar 21, 2014 23:33 as a reply to  @ SeattleSpeedster's post |  #1712

SeattleSpeedster wrote:
Love the compactness of the setup. Eats batteries. Loud shutter. Getting used to the viewfinder. Definitely needs a tripod past dusk.

Beautiful colors and detail though.


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Mar 21, 2014 23:41 |  #1713

yes gives new meaning to Straight Out of the Camera.


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Mar 22, 2014 11:16 |  #1714

David Arbogast wrote in post #16776583 (external link)
Does it somehow only target areas of greater texture and detail? Perhaps, but what I do know is that continuous tonal areas are the most unforgiving and the slightest flaws are more readily visible. For instance, it's easy to spot sensor dust in sky areas, and nearly impossible with areas of texture.

But, I imagine you're right Tim; it's probably not the culprit. I just have never had quite so much sky posterization issues with any other camera I've used than the a7 and a7R.

One issue with a graduated sky is that image editing tools that is limited to 8-bit color channels doesn't have the color resolution to be able to adjust curves etc without introducing errors that can be clearly visible.

The human eye is very good at seeing exagerated contours around edges. In the original image, the extra resolution and camera noise makes the gradient happen smoother because the image starts with a high percent of pixels with one intensity and a low percent of pixels with the next intensity. Then the proportion of pixels with the two intensities changes. So even quite low-end cameras can manage a smooth gradient because of the noisy transition.


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Mar 22, 2014 11:58 as a reply to  @ pwm2's post |  #1715

Relic

Sony 24-70 f4 @ 24mm

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Mar 22, 2014 23:17 as a reply to  @ navydoc's post |  #1716

Keep flipping between this thread and the A7/R thread in the lens sample page. Anyways shared a picture on there and a different one here:

Playing around with the FE 55m @ f2.8 and ISO 125

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Mar 25, 2014 16:41 |  #1717

What is a good flash for A7 ? Heard somewhere some of the canon flashes works. I have 430EX/ 270EX.
Wondering if any one has luck with canon flash.


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Mar 25, 2014 16:57 |  #1718

I would carefully recommend using the Sony HVL-F20M flash. Although it doesn't have enough juice, I found it to be quite useful when flash was a must.. Here is one of the shots with it.

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Mar 25, 2014 16:58 |  #1719

Canon flashes works in Manual mode, I have not tried triggering the 580 as master to 430 , but have used wireless with two canon speed lutes in Manual mode


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Mar 25, 2014 18:26 |  #1720

I know Nikon SB800 and 600's also work in manual mode only (haven't tested my 580EXII yet but assume it will work fine). Unfortunately the 800 won't act as a commander in the A7r hotshoe


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Mar 25, 2014 20:10 |  #1721

I used my 580 to trigger two profoto strobes


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Mar 25, 2014 22:21 |  #1722

A7r with Elmarit 22mm

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A7r with Sony 55mm F1.8
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Mar 26, 2014 01:34 as a reply to  @ tonyniev's post |  #1723

Finally had some clear (or semi clear) skies last night, and was able to take a couple of aurora photos from our backyard. However, my Sammy is on service, so I had to use my 24-70 II. Worked quite well anyways, but I should have gone with 15 sec shutter instead of 20.

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Mar 26, 2014 02:22 |  #1724

Wow, gorgeous


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Mar 26, 2014 06:09 |  #1725

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