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Re: Sony A7 photo sample - share Sony A7 series photos here
« Reply #150 on: February 11, 2014, 06:32:57 AM »
these are same as above but at f/10 (1/100sec, ISO 100) and f/11 (1/80sec, ISO 125)
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« Reply #150 on: February 11, 2014, 06:32:57 AM »

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« Reply #151 on: February 11, 2014, 06:34:34 AM »
these are same as above but at f/13 (1/80sec, ISO 125) and f/14 (1/80sec, ISO 200)
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« Reply #152 on: February 11, 2014, 06:35:52 AM »
these are same as above but at f/16 (1/80sec, ISO 250) and f/18 (1/80sec, ISO 320)
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Re: Sony A7 photo sample - share Sony A7 series photos here
« Reply #153 on: February 11, 2014, 06:37:20 AM »
these are same as above but at f/20 (1/80sec, ISO 400) and f/22 (1/80sec, ISO 500)
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Re: Sony A7 photo sample - share Sony A7 series photos here
« Reply #154 on: February 11, 2014, 12:53:55 PM »
Reinz ... Not to sound like an ass but ... what are you trying to prove here?

I'm interested in the A7 + a kit/prime lens and have the special luxury of getting approx 20% discount on almost all Sony products so I'm wondering whether it is worth the plunge. Somehow I feel that a 55mmm prime + a A7 will be a great tool while on my travel.

I am however, NOT AT ALL interested in using one with an adapter. For me, the only point in the Sony is the smaller form factor that I can use while I'm traveling. For anything that requires a Canon lens, I'll happily use my DSLR. 
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« Reply #155 on: February 11, 2014, 01:38:35 PM »
Reinz ... Not to sound like an ass but ... what are you trying to prove here?

I'm interested in the A7 + a kit/prime lens and have the special luxury of getting approx 20% discount on almost all Sony products so I'm wondering whether it is worth the plunge. Somehow I feel that a 55mmm prime + a A7 will be a great tool while on my travel.

I am however, NOT AT ALL interested in using one with an adapter. For me, the only point in the Sony is the smaller form factor that I can use while I'm traveling. For anything that requires a Canon lens, I'll happily use my DSLR.
Hi J.R, actually, I'm not trying to prove anything here ... I just got the FE ZEISS 24-70 f/4 lens, and I wanted to take it out for a spin, but as I mentioned earlier, the weather sucks big time today (I'll have to invite you to Qatar to see what the weather is like here), so the only interesting thing I could find was this sunflower (which as I mentioned is very unusual in this part of the world) ... anyway, so I decided why not shoot the flower at all apertures of this new lens, just to see/show how it looks ... nothing more and its not meant to be a test or anything.
Yeah, I saw the 20% discount thing ... pretty cool.
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3. Metabones adapter turns my a7 into a second/back-up FF camera body for my Canon lenses
4. The adapter also allows me to use EF 40mm & EF 50mm on a7 and still keep the small form factor ... I'm now thinking of getting the EF 28mm f/1.8 or 24 f/2.8 IS & 35 f/2 IS ... also considering the Voigtlander 15mm and/or 20mm, due to their very compact size ... if I do get them, I'll have the very slim Photodiox adapter permanently mounted on them.
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Re: Sony A7 photo sample - share Sony A7 series photos here
« Reply #156 on: February 11, 2014, 02:41:29 PM »
Reinz ... Not to sound like an ass but ... what are you trying to prove here?

I'm interested in the A7 + a kit/prime lens and have the special luxury of getting approx 20% discount on almost all Sony products so I'm wondering whether it is worth the plunge. Somehow I feel that a 55mmm prime + a A7 will be a great tool while on my travel.

I am however, NOT AT ALL interested in using one with an adapter. For me, the only point in the Sony is the smaller form factor that I can use while I'm traveling. For anything that requires a Canon lens, I'll happily use my DSLR.

Unless you plan to shoot sports with A7 ;D, Otherwise, I highly recommend the A7R. Side by side, I compared the AF speed between A7 or R version @ local sony store, I didn't see much diff.

The Zeiss 55mmm is very friendly to use, in term of handling. It's smaller than the kit lens. However, if you are 35mm type of guy, then Zeiss FE 35mm has the best fit in A7 series - so far.

To give an ideal how Zeiss 55mm + A7r combo looks like:
1. Compared to 5D III + 24-70 II
2. Compared to 5D III + 40mm pancake




 
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Re: Sony A7 photo sample - share Sony A7 series photos here
« Reply #157 on: February 11, 2014, 02:44:42 PM »
@Rienz: I'm curious about the JPEG quality. You say these are strait out of camera JPEGs? When you move into the green backgrounds, the posterization and artifacting is really bad. Really quite bad, especially at the lower ISO settings. Any chance you could take a RAW and save it at maximum quality JPEG?
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Re: Sony A7 photo sample - share Sony A7 series photos here
« Reply #158 on: February 11, 2014, 02:46:02 PM »
these are same as above but at f/13 (1/80sec, ISO 125) and f/14 (1/80sec, ISO 200)

Thanks Rienzphotoz for sharing.

I'm going to take your advice on Sony e-mount 10-18mm. I'll keep you posted
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« Reply #159 on: February 11, 2014, 03:00:43 PM »
@Rienz: I'm curious about the JPEG quality. You say these are strait out of camera JPEGs? When you move into the green backgrounds, the posterization and artifacting is really bad. Really quite bad, especially at the lower ISO settings. Any chance you could take a RAW and save it at maximum quality JPEG?
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Unfortunately, I only shot them in JPG (as I had forgotten to change it back to RAW, after my recent timelapse session with the camera) ... also they are not straight out of the camera, I used LR 5.3 to add a bit of vibrance and saturation (with the brush tool), only to the flower ... as well as reduce the files sizes for posting here ... would the file size conversion cause the posterization and artifacting to the background? I'm not an accomplished photographer like you, so user error cannot be ruled out ... but I'll upload the full size JPGs (straight out of the camera) to dropbox or my Smugmug account and post the link, for your scrutiny ... but no harsh comments on user error please, I can't take it  ;D (just kidding, any comments on how I could improve the image, is always welcome).
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« Reply #160 on: February 11, 2014, 03:03:47 PM »
these are same as above but at f/13 (1/80sec, ISO 125) and f/14 (1/80sec, ISO 200)

Thanks Rienzphotoz for sharing.

I'm going to take your advice on Sony e-mount 10-18mm. I'll keep you posted
Cool! ...let me know your feedback, when you get it ... I'll be getting it before 6th March (hopefully) ... if I get it before you, I'll give you my feedback.
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Re: Sony A7 photo sample - share Sony A7 series photos here
« Reply #161 on: February 11, 2014, 03:10:18 PM »
@Rienz: I'm curious about the JPEG quality. You say these are strait out of camera JPEGs? When you move into the green backgrounds, the posterization and artifacting is really bad. Really quite bad, especially at the lower ISO settings. Any chance you could take a RAW and save it at maximum quality JPEG?
Hi Jon,
Unfortunately, I only shot them in JPG (as I had forgotten to change it back to RAW, after my recent timelapse session with the camera) ... also they are not straight out of the camera, I used LR 5.3 to add a bit of vibrance and saturation (with the brush tool), only to the flower ... as well as reduce the files sizes for posting here ... would the file size converstion cause the posterization and artifacting to the background? I'm not an accomplished photographer like you, so user error cannot be ruled out ... but I'll upload the full size JPGs (straight out of the camera) to dropbox or my Smugmug account and post the link, for your scrutiny ... but no harsh comments on user error please, I can't take it  ;D (just kidding, any comments on how I could improve the image, is always welcome).

I don't need to scrutinize if you resaved them with a higher compression ratio. That's what did it. Resaving any jpeg, even at high quality, has a pretty severely detrimental effect, especially with poserization. I thought the images were strait out of camera JPEGs, which is why I was surprised by the amount of posterization in the OOF background.
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Re: Sony A7 photo sample - share Sony A7 series photos here
« Reply #162 on: February 11, 2014, 03:22:17 PM »
@Rienz: I'm curious about the JPEG quality. You say these are strait out of camera JPEGs? When you move into the green backgrounds, the posterization and artifacting is really bad. Really quite bad, especially at the lower ISO settings. Any chance you could take a RAW and save it at maximum quality JPEG?

You can read more about that problem here:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-alpha-a7/13

I don't use JPEGs, so for me that's not an issue.  What does bug me - because I like taking urban photos at night - is a sensor flare/reflection problem, some of which is discussed in this thread:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52986111

I don't think I ever noticed that particular problem, presumably because I never shot slower than f4 at night (but perhaps I should scrutinize my images more closely; I won't be taking more photos with it because I returned it), but I did notice large halos around just about any significant point of light - headlights, streetlamps, etc. - regardless of JPEG or RAW and regardless of whether I was using a native lens or, say, a Canon.  I have never seen such halos via the A7r I've been playing with for a couple of weeks.  (If I decide to keep either of them, it will be the A7r, whose main problem for me is the shutter vibration, which is easy enough to avoid - shoot slower than 1/100 or faster more than 1/125).

By the way, in case anyone reading this who cares and doesn't know: in the US at least you can take $200 each off the price of up to three of Sony's native lenses for the next couple of weeks or so if you buy them with an A7/r, and they're almost giving away a Sony flash that normally costs c. $500.  The two primes are certainly worth it....

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« Reply #163 on: February 11, 2014, 03:31:58 PM »
Reinz ... Not to sound like an ass but ... what are you trying to prove here?

I'm interested in the A7 + a kit/prime lens and have the special luxury of getting approx 20% discount on almost all Sony products so I'm wondering whether it is worth the plunge. Somehow I feel that a 55mmm prime + a A7 will be a great tool while on my travel.

I am however, NOT AT ALL interested in using one with an adapter. For me, the only point in the Sony is the smaller form factor that I can use while I'm traveling. For anything that requires a Canon lens, I'll happily use my DSLR.

I get not wanting to attach a Canon zoom, but it's perhaps worth pointing out that you retain a small form factor if you attach one of the smaller Canon primes (I've used the 40mm pancake and 85mm 1.8).  Of course, focusing may not be fast enough....

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« Reply #164 on: February 12, 2014, 06:10:45 AM »
I get not wanting to attach a Canon zoom, but it's perhaps worth pointing out that you retain a small form factor if you attach one of the smaller Canon primes (I've used the 40mm pancake and 85mm 1.8).  Of course, focusing may not be fast enough....
I agree! ... I have been using it with 40mm, 50mm & 85mm ... I find focusing with 'foucs peaking' to be a lot more accurate and faster. Sometime in the near future, I do plan on adding the EF 24 IS, 28 f/1.8 and 35mm IS lenses.
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