Didn't think I would see a difference between Nex 6 and 7 in lower light....

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cwood Contributing Member • Posts: 659
Didn't think I would see a difference between Nex 6 and 7 in lower light....
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I spend quite a bit of time shooting my teenage sons basketball games.  Just for me, just for fun.  I started with a 5n and moved quickly to a 6 and the real benefit was the controls and EVF for framing and focusing etc.

The challenge in gyms is that you are constantly trying to balance the lowest ISO with DOF and shutter speed.  Some gyms are better than others but they are all just on the edge of enabling useful images even when running fast 50mm lenses.  Anything greater than 2.2 and you are not happy.

I went to my first outing with the 7 yesterday not expecting any real difference....but I can now say for myself that the low level noise from the 7 is significantly greater than that of the 6 and 5n.  In these conditions surprisingly so.

I know this is very well known but I didn't think it was going to be as obvious.  I'll still trade it for the great low ISO capabilities.

I will post a few later.

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