|Tamron 2.8/17-50, 26mm, 1/50 sec., f3.5, 800 ISO|
Since I've been comparing the quality of pictures produced by Sony's A700 and A77 cameras here recently, I thought I would continue that while offering my regular readers some real content. The first four pictures here were taken with the Sony A700 in May 2011 at the Jugendhaus Ost and the last three were taken with the A77 in November 2012 at BIX.
|Tamron 2.8/17-50, 50mm, 1/50 sec., f3.5, 1600 ISO|
|Tamron 2.8/17-50, 50mm, 1/40 sec., f4, 500 ISO|
|Tokina 2.8/28-80, 80mm, 1/80 sec., f3.5, 800 ISO|
The next picture, however, gains little from the blue and purple colors shining in the singer's hair.
|Tokina 2.8/28-80, 80mm, 1/100 sec., f4.5, 1600 ISO|
This is what it would look like with a high-contrast black-and-white pass put on it. The viewer's eye can concentrate much more easily on the important elements.
In this last image, the high-ISO setting was required to capture the action with a relatively fast shutter speed. Again, the disadvantages of noise must be weighed against the ability to capture the moment. And, of course, you must know beforehand if you are going to use the pictures on the web or print them. In this case, the noise doesn't detract at all from the image quality.