Great video! Thanks for the effort!
Great video guys!
No. 6 is a cracker! Perfect capture at the right moment!
AllanW: "Let's be fair though. For portrait shooters, wedding, event, and newborn photographers shooting moving subjects with fast, shorter primes, the a7R II is a gem, leading to typically higher 'hit' or 'keeper' rates than DSLRs even."
Thanks for the article.
Have you done any real world shooting at a low light wedding or event that has lead you to the above statement?
I'm guessing the Sony will do well when there is time for framing such as the wedding vows, kiss etc.
What I'm wondering though is how does it do when shooting candid's at a low light wedding/function.
With my D750 am constantly looking around for those "special candid moments" that happen in a split second. In group area mode I can quickly lift my camera fire a shot and capture a well focused image. The moment can come and go in a second.
Also, how about dance floor photos? People jumping around, often times the dance floor is dark and the guest are strongly backlit with video lights etc.
Thanks for the feedback Rishi...
"It's precisely for those candid moments that the a7R II will actually exceed almost any DSLR at nailing focus on the eye, because you don't even have to select an AF point or focus-and-recompose."
I understand what you are saying in theory but my question still stands. Is the above statement based on real world experience in **those particular circumstances**? If so then that is very good to know.
The ability to auto focus on an eye is great but what I'm trying to understand is how FAST will it AF in those circumstances. Will it AF in a split second? If so then great!!!
BTW, in group area mode on the D750 I don't have to focus and recompose. Actually I haven't done that for years, even with my older cameras.
Thanks for that info! Very good to know.
With regards to the D750, I'm not sure what you mean by joystick. The D750 does have a multi selector button which to my knowledge is the same thing??
With the D750 I set it to Group area then use the back multi selector to navigate my AF point left or right of frame.
Keep in mind I have focus point wrap around turned on which is ideal when shooting in group mode.
If you imagine having the group mode AF points in the centre of the frame. I click once up and leave it at that all the time. Then I click all the way to the left or right as my starting point.
Because I have focus point wrap around turned on, from that point onwards all I have to do is push once to the left or right and my framing is close to the rule of thirds.
I hope that makes some sense. It would be much easier to show you then try and type and explanation. :)
BTW, I'm not knocking Sony and definitely not brand loyal, so this was a genuine question.
I'm actually thinking of picking up a Sony for video and as a stills backup but I have held off as I have yet to see real world tests of the above. Plus I use Nikon glass so cannot get AF with an adaptor.
"Let's be fair though. For portrait shooters, wedding, event, and newborn photographers shooting moving subjects with fast, shorter primes, the a7R II is a gem, leading to typically higher 'hit' or 'keeper' rates than DSLRs even."
My understanding is that you cannot have AF with Nikon lenses on a Sony body even with an adaptor. Have I got that wrong?
rfsIII: But does it have XLRs with phantom power? I just used a camera this weekend with a pair of them (and autofocus that let you adjust how quickly or slowly it would bring your subject into focus) and I don't think I can live without those two features anymore. There's a lot of tech that still needs to make its way from camcorders to mirrorless and DSLR.
rsfiii, thanks for that!
Unfortunately seems to be 30mm wide focal length at the widest which wouldn't suit my needs.
AllanW: Hi, What ISO was the image with the lady shot at?
Thanks Infocus ..... 64000 ISO. Holy Moly!
Hi, What ISO was the image with the lady shot at?
rfsIII........ Which camera were you using with the adjustable AF speed?
AllanW: Looks impressive. Any idea on low light capabilities?
@NoMirror99 ... thanks for that info!
Looks impressive. Any idea on low light capabilities?
If they EVER add localised HSL I'll be in heaven!
RedFox88: So, it has to be used with a f/1.4 or faster lens. Gotcha. Where's a 24-70 f/1.4 zoom or a 70-200 f/1.4 zoom ?
Thanks for the feedback Rishi!
Azimuth46: well... let's resemble a bit all the constraints of this new camera:
1) it works in low light well BUT ONLY WITH fast (expensive) lenses (which, btw, are NOT so many at the moment!)2) it acquires and keep focus well with moving subjects BUT ONLY IF there is a face or some eyes available, otherwise it tends to hunt. 3) it can work ONLY in 12bit (11bit +7bit offset) lossy raw mode AND UNDER SOME circumstances, this leads to a reduced dynamic range and to a posterisation of the image too. (!!!)4) The silent mode can be used BUT YOU LOSE 1 EV of DR ,and ONLY IF there are some conditions - like artificial lights with fast shutter speeds - it can lead to artefacts in the image. (beside the rolling effect which is typical of this mode)5) There are heavy limitations in customising buttons functions and in saving settings.6) A really PRO program to support them is NOT existent.
Sony, what else?
this is great bit of hi/tech demo, but not a real world cam. This sounds as a 3K$ toy!
Thanks for replying. This is useful info and specific to my needs. Greatly appreciated!
With respect to your weddings, do you always use primes or also the 24-70 and 70-200 f/2.8?
If yes to the latter have you compared the Sony AF system while using those lenses in those conditions?
I'm a little confused here. Primes aside, many pros shooting weddings and events shoot the 24-70 and 70-200 f/2.8. Surely for this particular field of photography you would have to compare with these 2 lenses as well?
If I understand you correctly, (and I may not be) the Sony would be good to -1EV with a 2.8 zoom versus -3EV for the D750. Is this correct?