Posts tagged with sony a900
This time the comparison is with the uber expensive Sony A900 and Sony CZ 16-35mm F/2.8 lens, at 35mm, which closely matches the 24mm coverage, although the 16-35 at 35mm covers just a little more real estate than the 24mm.
Both images were taken in RAW, and converted in ACR 6.6, no other adjustments were make other than the conversion to jpegs.
Exposures were the same, at the same F/4 aperture. The Sony CZ 24/1.8 is nearly….Read More →
For those of you wondering about how the NEX-7 handles high ISOs as compared to the A900, look no further. I’ve made some comps of both RAW and jpeg images, cropped from the center, with no changes other than converting the RAW (using ACR 6.6) to jpeg for posting. I shot the scene in RAW+jpeg, and the jpeg is right out of the camera.
The Sony CZ 24/1.8 was used on the NEX-7, the Sony CZ 16-35mm (at 35mm) on the A900. The coverage area is very similar on both cameras.
The NEX-7 seems slightly sharper if you look really close, no doubt due to the excellent prime lens…Read More →
I thought I’d post a panorama from the Sony A900 and spectacular Sony 70-400mm lens. I photographed this scene for a local business that wanted something catchy on their website. It shows the Santa Catalina mountains north of Tucson, AZ, with Pusch Ridge on the right. The peaks on the left are covered with snow as they’re higher in elevation than the ridge on the right side. Distance from camera to subject is between 5-7 miles (8-11km). The original panorama is 33,659 x 6767. I used 16 vertical RAW images…moreRead More →
I have a couple of neat images to share from the Grand Canyon, one taken almost 112 years ago, the other from about two years ago.
Both pictures were taken in the vicinity of Bright Angel hotel/lodge on the south rim, looking over Plateau Point (where trails are in lower left of color shot), and out to Bright Angel canyon past Zoroaster Temple on the middle-right.
The old B&W image from c1900 was taken by an 8×10″ view camera, (silver gelatin glass transparency); the new one with a Sony A900 and CZ 24-70mm lens. Both images were cropped by about a third, so I could match up the view more precisely. For some reason, I used ISO 400 and saved the file to jpeg on the A900, not sure why. That does degrade the quality somewhat. However, the A900 shot had a slight advantage overall as the field of view was less, meaning it was ‘zoomed in’ more.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 →
I photographed one of the houses you see below, inside and out, for a Real Estate agent. I went the extra mile (literally) to show the house and surrounding neighborhood. The house is close to a mountain which has a hiking trail all the way to the peak, and it’s slightly over a mile high! I hike this trail often, and occasionally go all out and take the Sony 70-400mm lens, (more info) to grab a few shots that interest me.
In my spare time I like taking file photos of community common areas such as pools, tennis courts, meeting rooms etc, and also the elevated views like you see below, so when agents ask for shots like this, I already have them at home, and that maximizes my time and compensation.Read More →