a55 + 70-300G: Handheld moon shot sample

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Ralf B
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a55 + 70-300G: Handheld moon shot sample
Jan 16, 2011

Given the recent forum activity on how the 70-300G works on the SLTs, here is a shot which surprised me at how good it came out as 300 mm ought to be too short for a convincing moon pic.

The frame:

100% crop:

This is a jpeg straight out of cam in creative style "Standard" with only sharpness dialed up to +1. EV comp was -1. Looking at I would think are sharpening artifacts around the right side of the moon I will try to shoot the a55 with sharpening at zero next time.

I am very positively impressed with the IQ of the combo. It appears shooting handheld without the mirror slap of the a700 and a900 benefits this lens. If time allows i will sooner or later do a shootout. I want to rule out my a700 is mis-focussing with the G. I have gotten the best results form this lens so far from the a55.
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