Lynn Palmer Posted February 1, 2015 Share Posted February 1, 2015 After much angst and months of indecision I finally purchased the Sony A7ii. Size and weight were the primary reasons for the switch and the in-body image stabilization was the final factor that pried my beloved Canon 5DM2 out of my hands and replaced it with the A7ii. In this model Sony swapped positions for the shutter button and the aperture dial making it much more comfortable to hold and use. This also helped seal the deal for me. I'm not shooting weddings or studio portraits so my needs will vary from a full-time pro photog. It's been a couple weeks and my first batch of images just came out of QC so I thought I'd share my initial images and feelings about the camera. How the camera would perform at night handheld was a major concern so my first shots are all from walks around Miami at night and with no tripod (my next tests will be tripod-mounted at low ISOs). I can assure you I would not have any usable images from my 5DM2 under similar conditions and my expectations were low that the Sony would do significantly better. I was wrong. All were shot using the FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS kit lens with the camera set to shoot RAW in Aperture Priority Mode at f/5.6. The camera selected the ISO and length of exposure. The images below are the result. There was noise in the RAW images but it was easily handled by my noise reduction software at a moderate setting. ISO 6400, 1/20 sec Focal length: 28.0mm ISO 6400, 1/15 sec Focal length: 64.0mm ISO 6400, 1/5 secFocal length: 33.0mm ISO 6400, 1/10 secFocal length: 70.0mm ISO 6400, 1/20 sec Focal length: 28.0mm Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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