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    Re: Fun with A7S

    Jono,

    Did you have the opportunity to try printing out a few to see how the 12MP held up to print?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMaher View Post
    Jono,

    Did you have the opportunity to try printing out a few to see how the 12MP held up to print?

    Jim
    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    I'm going to try some 25" prints this afternoon (but I don't doubt they'll be lovely)
    And that was three days ago . . . :sleep006:
    He's sooo slow

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    Boy, do I love this camera.

    Went out at lunch time to an urban park with some work photo friends and goofed around with all the fall landscape stuff. Nothing Ansel Adams would have written home about but I do like shooting with this camera. All hand held in bright sun so no challenges (except lack of skill on my part).

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    Ähem...
    DSC00087 by paratom511, on Flickr

    DSC00107 by paratom511, on Flickr

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    Thanks Jono.

    Nice ain't it.


    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Hi Ray
    here are two - both with the Macro Adapter M and the 75 APO Summicronl.

    I'll try and do some more relevant shots later on.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    And that was three days ago . . . :sleep006:
    He's sooo slow

    All the best.
    Sorry!
    I have, and close up shots look great, even 25" prints viewing from a foot. But detailed foliage at a distance doesn't fare so well. I guess it's pretty obvious that 12mp isn't 24.......

    Now I have to consider whether a lovely screen presentation is enough.......

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    Ähem...
    Really like the one with the dog. What lens did you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Sorry!
    I have, and close up shots look great, even 25" prints viewing from a foot. But detailed foliage at a distance doesn't fare so well. I guess it's pretty obvious that 12mp isn't 24.......

    Now I have to consider whether a lovely screen presentation is enough.......
    Jono your findings make total sense and for landscape work I would try to stick to my M and A7 but I have had A0 landscape prints made from the days when I had the D700 that I am happy with at normal viewing distances. After all with the majority landscape painters when viewed very close up you will see brush marks etc but go back to normal viewing distances and the composition, colour and tones take over. The main thing with 12mp is the fact that cropping really begins to effect the IQ but this has a positive side that I find I need to concentrate much more on my composition actually at the tome of taking the shot

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    Quote Originally Posted by skimmel View Post
    Really like the one with the dog. What lens did you use?
    I think it was the 50 apo, which has become one of my fav lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paratom View Post
    I think it was the 50 apo, which has become one of my fav lenses.
    Thanks. Very nice image!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skimmel View Post
    Thanks. Very nice image!
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    it has been very nice light that evening.Rgds.Tom

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    A7s with CV 15mm.
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    A7s with Nikkor 105 f2.5 ai.
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    A7s with 24-70 f4.
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    Re: Fun with A7S

    Looking through this thread there are so many good images. I try to stay away from this thread because it means I will be out of $2500 but looking at this thread and the Credo 50 one that Guy started and it's really easy to see the family relation in rendering between these Sony sensors. I think the A7s has all the A7's beat when it comes to saturation/pop but the A7r has that ridiculously sharp 3D look (when the photographer does their part) that's not quite MF but still very special.
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    Yesterday, I organized a small trip to the International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque with a group of my students. We went there at 4 am and got back to town around 10:30 pm. A full day of fun. I'm still in the process of processing the pictures. But here is a few shots with my old flame (the lens not the girls - have been using the 15 most of the time).

    A7s + Contax 55/1.2 (WO)





    The Waltz of Solar





    Smiling Girl
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viramati View Post
    Jono your findings make total sense and for landscape work I would try to stick to my M and A7 but I have had A0 landscape prints made from the days when I had the D700 that I am happy with at normal viewing distances. After all with the majority landscape painters when viewed very close up you will see brush marks etc but go back to normal viewing distances and the composition, colour and tones take over. The main thing with 12mp is the fact that cropping really begins to effect the IQ but this has a positive side that I find I need to concentrate much more on my composition actually at the tome of taking the shot
    HI David
    I quite agree - I have some really large prints taken with the Olympus E1 way back when - and they are also fine from normal viewing distances. . .

    The cropping is more of an issue for me (not for landscape), but for candid/event/concert shots, when you need to react fast with a prime lens, and cropping makes the difference between making it and not making it.

    The pop of these images is hard to resist though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    HI David
    I quite agree - I have some really large prints taken with the Olympus E1 way back when - and they are also fine from normal viewing distances. . .

    The cropping is more of an issue for me (not for landscape), but for candid/event/concert shots, when you need to react fast with a prime lens, and cropping makes the difference between making it and not making it.

    The pop of these images is hard to resist though!
    I agree the cropping is the main setback here but on the other hand to be able to use the 24-70 in a low light situation with high shutter speeds (and silent shutter if necessary) really can help. I was at a friends wedding just with the A7 and 24-70 and found it all worked well together though I would have liked the lens to have been a 2.8 so as to be able to get a bit more seperation

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    Preparation


    Glowing


    Test Drive


    The Group Shot


    Mesmerizing
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    thats a hell of a flash!!!!! very nice!!
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    Impression from Photokina 2014 Cologne - view from the parking deck to the dome. Rain has just cleared and the sun gets through.

    Sony A7S , FE Zeiss 1,8/55mm... and some Photoshop/Nik.

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    This is the annual event of repainting the letter M on the mountain in celebration of 49ers holiday. The participants can either choose to carry a 50-lb bag of lime up to peak and re-paint the letter M or decide that by carrying themselves through a mile of steep, rocky slope would be a feat in and of itself. The winner this year clocked in at 39 minutes and I'm content with my 2-hour mark .

    A7s + Contax 55 (distance view of the M mountain)


    Early Light

    A7s + ZM 15:


    Excitement next to the bag of lime


    Ascending


    Splitting Sky


    Crossroads


    The M View


    From the Top


    Perseverance


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    Question for you A7s owners: is the silent shutter COMPLETELY silent? Not even a little "snick"? I'm considering a project for which I'd need complete silence. Thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    Question for you A7s owners: is the silent shutter COMPLETELY silent? Not even a little "snick"? I'm considering a project for which I'd need complete silence. Thanks for your help.

    John
    John:

    I watched a video clip that showed that the camera is so silent that the only sound that was heard by the microphone was the sound of the aperture closing on the lens. They tried the shot again with a wide open aperture setting and no noise was detected at all. If your lens has a detectable aperture closing sound then you'll need to think about that noise.

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    Thanks, John. For this project I would likely use a Contax G 90, so I guess I'll have to try it. Appreciate your help.

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    Thanks, John. For this project I would likely use a Contax G 90, so I guess I'll have to try it. Appreciate your help.

    John
    To be clear, the physical shutter of the A7s does make noise but there is a silent shooting mode that utilizes a full electronic curtain. Depending on the speed of subject movement or panning, the electronic shutter could generate image distortions but for most subjects it works as well as the physical shutter.

    I use the Contax G 90 on the A7s too. Great combo.

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    A shot with the FE 55/1.8 from when i was testing the jpegs out of the camera on my new A7S.

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    on my new A7S.
    congrats with your new camera, I'm still considering but haven't taken the plunge yet

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    Thanks pegelli.



    Contax G 21/2.8 1/320 ISO125 i think it was at f/8 but could be lower. Shows some smearing/colour cast in the corners but a lot better than on the NEX-7.

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    Contax G 35-70/3.5-5.6 @ 70mm f/5.6 ISO2000 1/640

    Has colour cast on my NEX-7 but none visible on the A7S.
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    Contax G 90/2.8 @ ISO1000 1/500 and I'm sure it was f/5.6 but not 100%

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    Contax G 28/2.8 @ ISO2000 1/800 f/2.8

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    Zeiss Sonnar FE 35/2.8 @ ISO320 1/640 f/5.6
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    Quote Originally Posted by pegelli View Post
    congrats with your new camera, I'm still considering but haven't taken the plunge yet
    Me either but I tried one out in store. Great camera but I was able to resist GAS that time. In reality I would prefer it to be at least 16 megapixels. If it were I probably would've already bought it.
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    Would posters prefer that this thread be combined with the "Fun With A7/A7R" thread?

    Would posters prefer that this thread be combined with the "Fun With A7/A7R" thread?

    I was curious what the folks contributing to this thread think.

    Would people rather post to these two threads separately or combined? What are the pluses and minuses? I'd be interested in your opinions. Maybe other people would be too.

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    Another week, another excellent round of captures everyone! I don't mind if we combine this with the A7/A7r thread. But it's nice to see some of the high ISO, low light shots in here without filtering through shots from A7/A7r.

    Some of mine during a short trip to Oklahoma:
    A7s + ZM 15






    A couple of shots in church with Contax 55




    A couple of shots in downtown Tulsa (ZM 15) High ISO


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    Click your toes together three times, and repeat after me... there is no place an A7S is not at home...

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    Well, I resisted for over six months (which is amazing for me) but I finally gave in and bought an a7S.

    I've had it for 30 minutes and I'm already blown away by the high ISO performance.

    And, the silent shutter feature is just plain freaky. (Besides two a7S's, my other main camera is a Rollei SL66, so you could say I'm accustomed to some shutter noise.) This will take some getting used to!
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    Re: Fun with A7S

    The Leica 28mm R lens has always been a favorite of mine, but it was never satisfying on the a7R. On the a7S however, it's a totally different story.

    And ISO 500 never looked so good.

    A couple random shots in my back garden.

    The dog house



    Larger version here.

    Unused chair



    Larger version here.
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    The last of my testing. Here is the Contax G 35-70 zoom as requested. All focused at infinity.


    35mm f/8 1/1250 ISO8000


    50mm f/8 1/1250 ISO12800


    70mm f/8 1/1250 ISO1250
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    I'm having fun now that i dont feel limited by ISO.


    Zeiss Sonnar 55/1.8 ISO8000 f/2 1/1250
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    _DSC0428 by paratom511, on Flickr

    _DSC0344 by paratom511, on Flickr
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    Re: Fun with A7S

    I realized that I prefer the color from A7s-jpgs over the conversion in LR.
    I think the LR-profiles for A7s have some room for improvement.

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