Which pictures are better?

Started Nov 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
cxsparc
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Re: Which pictures are better?
In reply to ProfHankD, Nov 18, 2012

Hi Alex,

the problem is your test is unfortunately utterly useless. You have shot a series of pictures with one camera and then after almost 9 minutes, another series with the second camera. Lighting conditions may have changed a lot in the meantime so that the picture looks different because the light IS different.

On top of that you can see that you set different focal lengths. This in itself may not look much but the minimum aperture of the 16-50 is higher than that of the old kit zoom for the same focal length in the mid range. So you forced to Nex 6 to a focal length where is has to select a minimum of f4.5 and additionally has to increase shutter speed due to higher focal length. Since the P-Mode can only select from a discrete combination of values (e.g. increase/decrease ISO stops, shutter speed, aperture in - I think - 1/3 ISO stops), the resulting picture turns out darker.

I'd rather recommend to choose a more demanding subject, e.g. trees, a landscape etc with lots of details and then alternately shoot with both cameras. Possibly using a tripod with two quick release plates.

And have ENOUGH light available, so that the cameras are not driven to their minimum setting for aperture/speed.

Sorry, but that is the bottomline on these shots.

Regards,

Chris

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