Posts tagged with Sony A580
Here’s another sample twilight shot showing the before and after results. In this scene, it’s mostly cloudy, with a few clear areas on the horizon showing the last sun on the mountains to the right. At the right time of twilight, clouds show up blue just like the sky, so it doesn’t look cloudy in the picture. I like to capture this type of image before sunset if possible as the shadows are more manageable. The ‘before’ shot was taken at the end of the set, so it’s actually darker outside than the ‘after’ image by about six minutes, but due to the short 1/15 sec exposure of the ‘after’ shot, it looks darker than the .6 sec ‘before’ shot, got that? More…Read More →
Ok, here’s another test shot; I admit, they’re not really fun and exciting, but they are informative! I’m glad I can finally post full images from my lens reviews with the new site, especially ones that help illustrate how great a lens can be, and in this case, used at F/1.4 in broad daylight!
The Sony A580 and Sigma 85mm F/1.4 EX DG HSM (review) make a great pair; the cropped sensor eliminates the soft corners of this lens, and leaves us with a large sharp central area, with some minor softening of the sides. The back of the house and desert seems a little softer than the front, but that’s because of the distance. Read more…Read More →
Here’s a small, but nice looking guest bathroom from an upscale home. The existing light is adequate for living, but not photographing, see before image.
In this shot, I used the longest exposure possible without blowing out the white sink or pot lights in the ceiling, which was 1/5 sec at ISO 200, that’s the ‘base’ exposure.Read More →
All images were taken in RAW, converted in ACR 6.6 and saved at level 8 jpegs. I tried to keep the exposure values and white balance the same for each camera, however, there are still minor differences, but that really doesn’t matter for our test here.Read More →
Check out the full size samples from the Sony 16-50mm F/2.8 lens. These images were taken at 16mm, and focused for the trees in the background, although just about everything is in the range of focus here, just don’t compare between samples at the very bottom edge. Manual focus was set properly for the first shot using live view focus check, and all subsequent shots used that same setting. No tripod was used. Additionally, RAW was used, and converted to level 8 jpegs in ACR 6.6. No adjustments have been made other than the conversion.Read More →
Here’s another sample interior picture. This time it’s a very simple set-up you could easily duplicate at home. For this image I used a single flash tucked behind the couch back cushion, probably set to about 1/8 power, and zoomed all the way in and pointed to cover only the cabinet.Read More →
Feel free to inspect the two boring, but useful full size test images from the new Sony DT 16-50mm F/2.8 lens. They were shot in RAW and converted to Jpegs in ACR 6.6, no adjustments. One was taken at 50mm, F.2.8, the other at 50mm, F/5.6. Perfect focusing came at just past infinity, everything but the very bottom should be in focus, so don’t look at the bottom corners when making comparisons. The mountain shows the same level of details across the middle of the image, so it’s easy to tell the sharpness pattern at each aperture. Their actually isn’t much difference between F/4-5.6, so that makes the long end of this zoom pretty good! BTW; I don’t have an F/4 shot from this random batch of photos, I was just out walking around and took a few snaps.Read More →