I have to agree with others - Sony's ISO performance is terrible

Started Apr 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: I have to agree with others - Sony's ISO performance is terrible
In reply to dannybgoode, Apr 28, 2012

dannybgoode wrote:


Brilliant - thanks for the tips. Can I just ask how I mount the lens on backwards as that sounds like the ideal solution. Do you need an adapter or does duck tape work?

Duct tape works in a pinch, but a better solution is to clamp the lens to the body in reverse position, then drill a clean 3/8" hole from the outermost element of the lens through the sensor and out the back end of the camera body (you can either keep the LCD screen in place or rotate it off the body, doesn't seem to make much difference to image quality), then run a bolt (I recommend a grade 8.8 bolt -- 12.9 is overkill unless you're using the camera in a rough environment like mounted to a car grill, and 5.5 might work but they can snap) through the hole, and attach firmly with a nut and a lock washer. Seal around the bolt with clear silicone caulk.

Now I know some here might object that the bolt head is going to obscure the image, but (a) there's a corresponding hole in the sensor, so no biggie, (b) the bolt head is so close to the lens it's going to blur out, and (c) there's got to be a photoshop plugin for this.

Maybe I'll stick with the Sony for now until I see some test shots from a new $40k Hasselblad or Leica and get all disappointed again.

Get a used Hasselblad with a broken body, toss the body, and mount the lens as per above. Best of both worlds!

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