joe6pack: "All four shots were 15 second exposures, at f/1.4, ISO 3200. This long exposure, high ISO setting is what does the magic when it comes to night photography, as can be seen by the amazing number of stars visible in the image."
I am not a Pro. Maybe someone can explain to me why the above combination is better than, say, 60s exposure, at ISO 800? Or 4 minutes at ISO 200?
I think most people trying to take a good photo of the milky way uses the 500 rules (some people use 600). which is 500 / your focal length is the longest exposure you can have to avoid startrails. So in this case. 500/24mm would be 20 seconds. I also think that the less star trails the easier it is for stitching
Has something different happened to dpreview recently? I already follow sonyalpharumors and LensRentals and 2 out of the 3 latest posts I've already read about.
Is dpreview really running out of their own articles?
I think this makes a much better idea for self portrait and everything around them.
JohnEwing: I'm even happier now that I bought the TS3
I agree, I had the TS3 for my underwater and snapshot needs and really didn't like how the photos turned out. It wasn't even good enough to give away to my brother so I gave it to my brother in-law :)
I actually use gopro for underwater and NEX-5 has been demoted to snapshots when going out.
I wonder in the near future, if everyone will be wearing google glasses or bionic eyes that has wifi and GPS.
The willing public will sign a waiver to the news company to tap directly into their glasses when ever they want at a payment per minute to the wearer.
News companies will just get a gps location with breaking news, search their database for signed up members near by and tap into their vision for instant live feed.
Just random thoughts about the future.
Hope this really works. Gaining a stop of light could be really useful if it can be done without too much loss of quality.
I personally think that $600 for this adaptor is a good price.just look at the price for gaining 1 stop of light from a 50mm f1.8 to a f1.2. Now imagine you can do that with any EF lens.
It would be interesting if they can somehow merge this with a LA-EA2. Gain 1 stop, lose 1/3 stop but gain fast autofocus.
I'm already using the DSLR less and less and the NEX more and more. This adaptor could be another nail in the coffin for me.
But I am really suprised with the amount of whingers and complainers here for something that is not even in production yet. If companies actually listen to you guys, I would be surprised if anything new or innovative get invented. I'm going to wait until it gets professionally reviewed before I have my doubts.