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Offline Alistair

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which body for low light work?
« on: September 30, 2015, 12:08:22 PM »
I have a friend who's passion for Photography leads her into night clubs , concerts, bars, and soon.

All very poorly lit and although she had permission to work there and is indeed invited, she still likes to keep her presence as unobtrusive as possible , so, no flash.

I suggest she look at the A7s but now with the advent of the 7rII and the soon to be released ,I gather, 7sII what should she now look at?

I assume that the 7s variants would not be so all round usable as a 7r but would they be better for her night work?

Comment and suggestions please every one
Thanks Alistair

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Re: which body for low light work?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2015, 05:51:28 PM »
 If the resolution (12mp) of the A7s and A7sII is suitable then either of these would be the camera of choice for low light work. I think the 42mp resolution of the A7rII is a bit overkill for the type of work you describe however if more resolution is required them i'm sure the A7rII would be more than capable of producing the results she is after. Keep in mind the 7s models have a 1.5 - 2 stop advantage over the A7rII according to Sony.

The A7sII does not have the same autofocus system with only 169 contrast detect AF points but capable of af in -4ev where the A7rII has 399 focal plane phase detect AF points plus an additional 25 contrast detect AF points.

Comparison here:

http://cameratimes.org/sony-a7sii-vs-sony-a7s-vs-sony-a7rii-specs-size-comparison/

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Re: which body for low light work?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2015, 11:48:20 PM »
Take a look at Jason Lanier
He is shooting up to ISO 51,000 and you can view the images..
I have personally fondled the A7RII and it is an awesome camera.

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