Sony A77 vs A99 for Concert Photography

Started Mar 3, 2014 | Discussions thread
nandbytes Senior Member • Posts: 5,910
Re: Sony A77 vs A99 for Concert Photography

c0nstrictor wrote:


$1200 is a great deal on an A99.

Check its shutter count. at

As to noise... and this shot.

Its way underexposed.. and NO you can't fix it in LR if you are someone who is really worried about some noise / grain because under exposure means low signal.. so when you fix the exposure you magnify the low signal and the noise too.

Also if this looks better on your monitor.. Calibrate your monitor.. Its way to dark on mine and mine is calibrate and its way to dark.

Slow the shutter down.... Its a 70mm lens.. and you have IBIS so the shots should be fine. Now yes you may get come motion blur of the performers. Take hundreds of shots.. you may well find the shots that show the most life.. are ones where you get the face sharp but there is motion blur elsewhere. Stopping action is not always the most creative way to shoot action.

If you are not sure.. Bracket each shot


If you get the A99

Get the exposure right.

Realize your faster lenses will not have the same magnification, and if you start cropping tighter on the A99.. You will lose some of the Noise Reduction you get from scaling and the difference in noise from the A77 will go down some.

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I don't understand the last paragraph. I get that it is full frame and won't have the same focal length, but what do you mean about the noise reduction?

No full full frame will have the same focal length lol i.e. one rated on your lens, you A77 has a different focal length due to the crop factor. What he means is since your reach is reduced on a full frame you may need to crop your images to get close to the same magnification factor. When you do this you'll notice more noise and such. But you can get longer than 300mm telephoto lenses so its not always a problem but could turn out to be so.

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