Extreme details - jpeg out of A99

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alpha604
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sorry he beat me to it :)
In reply to Amateur Sony Shooter, Sep 25, 2012

Ahh sorry I didn't see the reply already... sorry for the double post!

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In reply to alpha604, Sep 25, 2012

No problem, and thanks for the invite Courtney!

BTW any idea why A900 can't do 1/160 shutter speed?

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In reply to Insulted, Sep 25, 2012

A little shopping goes a long way.

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Beautiful, I mean both your result and the girl!

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In reply to Amateur Sony Shooter, Sep 25, 2012

both show excellent detail-very natural looking also...thanks for the test,beautiful girl and smile...brian

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In reply to Amateur Sony Shooter, Sep 26, 2012

It was a rush 30 second job I can still see some faults in the work but I will remove the photo at the end of the day to avoid any copyright issues etc.

I just did this one to give a rough idea of how to lift the photo a bit

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In reply to Amateur Sony Shooter, Sep 26, 2012

I don't know what's the problem but I get sharper images than yours with the same lens even wide open and at lower shutter speed (1/125).

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Perhaps I have shaky hands holding 1/200 speed? At the same speed A99 has less vibration due to fixed mirror.

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My A900 in RAW is a lot of sharper that the samples you are showing here with your A900.
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check your firmware...
In reply to Amateur Sony Shooter, Sep 26, 2012

Hey Webb... I finally took a look and my a900 does do 1/160th... no change with or without a flashgun... not that that should matter but I was curious if the attached flash would change anything. I am not sure why it is missing from your camera.

What firmware are you running on your a900? I am actually still on 1.0 on mine! where as the current firmware is 2.0 for both the a900 and a850... I will have to investigate further before i upgrade the firmware...

keep me posted and I will let you know if I find out anything.

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Great "Non-Scientific" test, both show great detail - A99 wins
In reply to Amateur Sony Shooter, Sep 26, 2012

Love the A99 in JPG mode, can't wait to see what it will do in RAW.

Thanks for posting, it is helping in my view of the A99.

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On or off shoe?
In reply to Amateur Sony Shooter, Sep 26, 2012

The on shoe flash will only do 1/160th in straight on HSS mode, but won't in bounce.

For studio set up it depends upon the strobes and triggers (usually 1/200 or 1/250th with sync cord)
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he is experiencing a weird quirk...
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there is no 1/160th shutter speed in his A900... i know it sounds weird... but it jumps right from 1/125 > 1/200. I checked it side by side with my a850 and was shocked...

I am hoping we can get to the bottom of this.

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In reply to aardvark7, Sep 26, 2012

Well I tried both flas-on and off (no flash attached), there is simply no 1/160 option at all. I am thinking of reset camera but worried of losing all the micro AF adjustment value. It's not that I have to have 1/160 all the time but now I worry what else speed I missed.

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I found the reason...
In reply to alpha604, Sep 26, 2012

My exposure step was set at 0.5EV, once I changed to 0.3EV I gor all the smaller steps back. problem solved. Phew!

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there is no 1/160th shutter speed in his A900... i know it sounds weird... but it jumps right from 1/125 > 1/200. I checked it side by side with my a850 and was shocked...

I am hoping we can get to the bottom of this.

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Re: I found the reason...
In reply to Amateur Sony Shooter, Sep 27, 2012

so simple! It is often the easiest answer that gets overlooked... I always have mine set to 1/3 steps and didn't even think of that.

Glad you got it sorted!

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