bro Dfive has been pretty active discussing the A7 & A7R. for some unknown reason he's chosen to voice his concerns out here, even though there's already a thread on it: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1318229
In life ... things need to go many ways; some needs to search more, some need to form informed opinions, and some need be more gracious, or at the very least, courteous.
Let's move on ...
ISO NOISE TESTS
I didn't have time to do a proper C-AF test* today after work, so I hopped down to Orchard hoping to catch some candids and do an ISO noise test.
* NOTE: I only have the 35mm 2.8 lens, not exactly a good focal length to test C-AF as a lot of things are within the depth of focus even at 2.8. A better focal length would be a longer telephoto, wide aperture lens.
ISO Noise test results speak for themselves.
2) No DRO expansion
3) WB AUTO
4) High ISO NR: Normal
Reference prints are cropped to 1800 px wide, then down sized to 1000 px wide.
Cropped 1800 x 1800 filed are downsized to 1000 px for posting.
ALL filed have been edited.
NO post NR applied.
Last edited by Dream Merchant; 12th November 2013 at 01:23 AM.
One of the things many would advise when considering a camera is to go to the shop and handle it, and see how you like it. Unless a shop let's you fool around for more than half an hour, figuring out and changing settings and take numerous test shots, your only other option is to rent, which will cost with new and higher-speced cameras.
Here are some used interfaces on the menu settings so you know what to expect when the camera becomes available, as well as some LCD options. Hope this helps when you try to adjust settings - knowing which ones are where.
By the way, I switched on the 'TILE' function so that looking at sub sections in the menu seems easier.
And now all the possible menu settings:
Some of the options you could have on your LCD Screen while viewing - everything from tons of info to minimalist, and a different version of a 'intense user control screen' to make adjustments, or one where an electronic level is displayed. To do adjustments in this screen, you toggle the DISP at the back, and hit Fn, then scroll to whatever you want to adjust.
OK, admittedly that might have a bit of spoiling you guys, but for some, it does help if you know beforehand what is where.
As with many modern cameras, you can customise certain functions to certain dials and buttons, besides the dedicated custom function buttons. This, you have to decide for yourself what you need to activate or adjust the most with your style of shooting.
thanks for the detailed high iso comparisons and menu system overviews. Surprisingly the menu system in "tile" mode looks very much like the NEX menus, and the normal menu mode looks quite similar to the way canon cameras present their menu system.
For the high iso performance, I see the High iso NR was set to normal. The results from iso 3200 upwards looks pretty smudged. Wonder if there are any random high iso samples with NR off that can be shared.
Actually I posted up something - shots off a calender, but I realised that the dot print of the calender resembles the look of noise itself! So that's not an indicative test.
Will try to shoot something that would be more accurate.
Last edited by Dream Merchant; 12th November 2013 at 07:41 PM.
Please can you post a picture to show me how 'focus peaking' looks like. I come from a rangefinder background, so I am keen to see how 'focus peaking' works.
Does it look like the Sony's other implementation of focus peaking in NEX like this?
Last edited by artspraken; 12th November 2013 at 09:33 PM.
How is the hybrid AF system working on the A7? Comparable to mid range DSLR? I am using a NEX-6 and is finding problem in focusing on my kids who are moving non-stop.
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