Okay, so after a couple of sessions rolling in FF goodness and DSLR speed with the D600, and its little brother the D90, I got my NEX 7 back. It’s been on a loan for a week, and during that short time managed to make two NEX converts. Yes, two SLT hobbyists who were shooting respectively the humble A55, and the much higher featured A77, who both made tests, and saw for themselves what NEX had to offer. They took the plunge on the spot.
Some good soul had brought two full boxes of apples for the horses
Actually a good part of the reason the SLT users switched, is high ISO output
Personally I was truly concerned about having to use ISO 3200 today
But light levels were so abysmal I had zero choice
And, amazement : the shots turned out beautifully !
Sure, seen at 100% the 24MP files look noisy as f#ck. But once resized…
Everything gets nice, sharp, and colorful
A hint of noise in the shadows
But overall super usable for web display. And from what I understand, noise then to make itself very discreet in prints, as well.
Marla enjoyed herself a lot, and rode like a champ
Not comfortable with the lope yet, so she practiced a lot of fast trot. Which I let her, to her heart content, since I know once she feels secure and cosy with that, loping will be a breeze
Eclaire was a doll today. It’s hard to imagine her giving other kids a hard time, yet I know for a fact she does. But she has a really sweet spot for Marla.
More of the same : trot, trot,trot !
Just a quick note on the lens used : SEL50/1.8.
Optically it’s wonderful. Tack sharp, the bokeh is creamy/dreamy, a wonderful lens. Operation wise it’s shoot-yourself-in-the-head, pull-your-hair-out slow to AF. It’s also rather modernly ugly in the silver version (which I have). But dang, it’s good.
You’re used to it by now : the hug
A little lady enjoyed herself, made nice progress and made her Mama proud (as usual)
And the NEX 7 reminded me why I’m still shooting Sony today