I’m now on my 4th day with the Sony A7. It’s not been a bed of roses, but I’m pleased to report that the camera and me are finally starting to work hand in hand. Before the end of the week I’m hoping to be shooting it mindlessly of its newness and flavor of the month status. I’m nearing the point where it’s just gonna be another tool in the box.
So I guess the best way to talk about the camera further is just to share pictures taken with it. For those who’d be jumping in right now, I’ll say again that I’m a strict jpeg shooter, that I tweak everything in CS3 (and occasionally Snapseed), and that I own, nor plan to own, no native FE lens. My lens stable is composed of adapted legacy glass, 2 native E (NEX) lenses, and one A mount fast telephoto lens, coupled with the LA-EA4.
I don’t mean to sound obsessed with high ISO, because it’s really not all there is about a camera. But this is December, drab weather, no light, and most of the day spent indoors due to the cold. Low light performance is going to look crucial for the next few months.
If you want the A7 to do its high ISO magic, you gotta pay close attention to 1) white balance (which my unit has fairly big issues with) and 2) exposure. Don’t underexpose those suckers, and noise will stay at bay.
So hopefully, from now on, I’ll just be shooting this camera as I always have all the others. Because once a camera has proven to be technically worthy, there is no point “testing” it any further, it’s deemed “good for service” 😉