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p.658 #1 · p.658 #1 · Sony (APS-C) Images Thread


Just got the a6000 today and took it for a spin around the San Francisco waterfront. I like it quite a bit.

In some ways it's a better camera than the A7R -- it's smaller, lighter, more responsive, very fast AF, does better with some alt lenses, has a built in flash, a better placed shutter button, an easier to reach magnify during review button, and an EFC shutter.

In some ways it's worse than the A7R -- I missed the feeling that I could crop heavily later, having to press a button before you can begin moving the AF point around, and the viewfinder is good but definitely smaller and less detailed than the A7R's.

When post processing the pictures in Lightroom, it was like "back to the future", once again dealing with issues I haven't had to think about for a while, like having to invoke noise reduction even at middling ISOs, and having to sharpen pictures more than I'm used to (because of the AA filter).

Still, I found the camera an excellent adjunct to the A7R providing better AF, longer reach with the same lenses, and a good backup/two body solution because of the strong commonalities between the two cameras in UI and accessories like batteries.

"Defending freedom." (Contax G 90mm f2.8 @ f8)






Contax G 90mm f2.8 @ f5.6






100% crop from the above photo






Contax G 90mm f2.8 @f5.6






Voigtlander 15mm f4.5 @ f5.6






Voigtlander 15mm f4.5 @ 5.6






Same picture with the FE 55mm f2.8 @ f4






"Not up to code." Contax G 90mm f2.8 @ 4. ISO 2500 way noisier than the A7R would have been.






"secrets". FE 35mm f2.8 @ f5.6






"We'll be right back". FE 55mm f1.8 @ f4








Apr 24, 2014 at 07:14 AM
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p.658 #2 · p.658 #2 · Sony (APS-C) Images Thread


Great shots Eric. The 15mm VC looks flawless. Did you have to do anything to reduce corner colour cast or was it not there at all?


Apr 24, 2014 at 09:15 AM
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p.658 #3 · p.658 #3 · Sony (APS-C) Images Thread


mcbroomf wrote:
Great shots Eric. The 15mm VC looks flawless. Did you have to do anything to reduce corner colour cast or was it not there at all?


Those pictures are cropped, but I saw no color cast in the original. Later today, weather permitting, I plan to shoot a landscape (with sky) using all the RF lenses that didn't work well on my A7R on the a6000, and I'll post the results in this forum.



Apr 24, 2014 at 04:01 PM
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p.658 #4 · p.658 #4 · Sony (APS-C) Images Thread


A6000 with Sel16:





Apr 24, 2014 at 05:45 PM
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p.658 #5 · p.658 #5 · Sony (APS-C) Images Thread


I wanted to test the continuous and tracking AF of the a6000, so went out with a bunch of alpha and e mount AF lenses. The AF was adequate, but I have to admit that working on these pictures in post was pretty disappointing.
It's true that the light was very dull, blue, and dark at the end of a cloudy drizzly day, but still, I'm not used to having to fight the files like this and never got the colors or noise characteristics quite where I want them.
I thought that the a6000 could hold it's own with my other cameras -- I shoot everything (Canon 6D, Nikon D600, Sony A7R, Sony A900, Ricoh GR, Fuji X100, Olympus E-M1 extensively) but I'm starting to have my doubts. Working with these files feels a lot like working with my old NEX 5N files which I've pretty much abandoned.

Minolta Alpha Mount 100mm f2






Minolta Alpha Mount 100mm f2






Sony SEL 50mm f1.8 OSS






Sony SEL 50mm f1.8 OSS






Sony FE 55mm f1.8








Apr 26, 2014 at 07:30 AM
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p.658 #6 · p.658 #6 · Sony (APS-C) Images Thread


A6000 with Sel16 + vcl-ecu1




Apr 26, 2014 at 09:35 AM
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Phoenix zoo yesterday with the 18-200 and 50 F1.8.
Harry Palmer





Tiger using Sony 43 flash.







Turkey using 50 through a wire fence .




Apr 26, 2014 at 01:27 PM
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Phillip Reeve wrote:
I was annoyed by it on my a7 in the beginning but I got used to it after several thousand shots when I had the timing for the double press right.


Yes but you cannot now switch between N6/7 in a professional setting (read: wedding) because the buttons now do different things and it means I could miss a shot. Like I have said before, this is a disaster for me, and I don't want to get used to something that is less efficient.

For now, the A6000 is a dedicated AF camera, and the AF is useless for me in weddings anyway where there isn't enough light.

Also, why does Sony force this behavior on the photographer? They couldn't even include an option to revert to the old behavior. This is a company that does zero beta testing with actual photographers, because I noticed this within 10 seconds of holding the camera, and no review sites even mentioned it.

My D2x from 10 years ago will still acquire focus in the dark about 99% of the time, A6000 is still hovering about 1-2% focus acquisition for the same setting. I haven't done scientific tests, btw, these are just my observations.



Apr 26, 2014 at 02:18 PM
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Apr 26, 2014 at 08:21 PM
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p.658 #10 · p.658 #10 · Sony (APS-C) Images Thread


The pictures of the ornate building in the OP's first post look very sharp to me.


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p.658 #11 · p.658 #11 · Sony (APS-C) Images Thread


Hi Bert, impressive pictures with the a6k. Did you use HDR or how could you render the Brandenburger Tor this way?


Apr 28, 2014 at 05:32 AM
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p.658 #12 · p.658 #12 · Sony (APS-C) Images Thread


Hi Kruschtel. I took the picture in raw and pushed the shadows in LR. The effect is similar to a HDR.


Apr 28, 2014 at 05:52 AM
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a6000 with the 70-200mm f4. I don't know whether it's really the lack of the EFCS on the a7r or my lack of skill or may be insufficient long lens support, but whatever reason, I very much prefer using my 100mm+ lenses on the a6000. Initially, the two different control setups were annoying, but I've gotten used to it.

Yokohama Harbor 横浜港 by Alpha 2008, on Flickr

山梨県に春がやってきた③ by Alpha 2008, on Flickr



Apr 29, 2014 at 10:13 AM
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p.658 #14 · p.658 #14 · Sony (APS-C) Images Thread


Got bored. Played in Photoshop. Ended up with this. I don't do monochrome.




Apr 29, 2014 at 08:06 PM
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May 01, 2014 at 12:39 PM
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Iam looking at a NEX-6 as a second body to go with my NEX-7. There $524.00 on Amazon today with the 16/50 ( i already have one ). This seems like a better purchase than the A6000 ? , any thoughts by others?
Harry Palmer



May 01, 2014 at 10:15 PM
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Kingfishphoto wrote:
Iam looking at a NEX-6 as a second body to go with my NEX-7. There $524.00 on Amazon today with the 16/50 ( i already have one ). This seems like a better purchase than the A6000 ? , any thoughts by others?
Harry Palmer


Depends on what/how you shoot Harry. IMO, if you like action stuff the A6000 is a much better camera than the NEX-6. If you are a more deliberate shooter the NEX-6 at discount prices is the way to go.



May 02, 2014 at 05:27 PM
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p.658 #18 · p.658 #18 · Sony (APS-C) Images Thread


A little bit of crop action here on these tulip innards.




May 02, 2014 at 05:30 PM
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p.658 #19 · p.658 #19 · Sony (APS-C) Images Thread


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Nex 5 R + Zeiss C-Sonnar 50, 1.5




May 02, 2014 at 06:18 PM
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JimParsons wrote:
Depends on what/how you shoot Harry. IMO, if you like action stuff the A6000 is a much better camera than the NEX-6. If you are a more deliberate shooter the NEX-6 at discount prices is the way to go.


Hi Jim.
Iam more for stills, liking to use the FD lenes. Iam thinking if i then sell the kit lens, since i already have one, i be in at only $400 + dollars.
Harry Palmer



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