In a comment to the previous post, a reader challenged my assertion that the NEX-7 is a terrible lowlight camera because of high noise level above ISO 400. I’ve conducted some experiments to demonstrate what I’m talking about. Because noise needs to be evaluated at pixel for pixel or higher resolutions, I thought it would… [Read More]
I now have had the chance to make about a thousand exposures with the NEX-7. While I continue to believe that the user interface is a big step up from the NEX-5, I have found many annoyances with the new interface. As mentioned in the previous post, the focus-assist button is hard to find when… [Read More]
It’s winter, and I’m returning to the Staccato series. I spent two nights photographing in LA last week, and here are the first two pictures that I processed from the trip.
The ergonomics of the NEX-7 are a huge improvement over the NEX-5. The three main controls, the two thumbwheels on top and a four-way rocker/selection control on the back, work very well. Their function changes according to the mode that camera’s in, which is a good thing once you get used to it, and somewhat… [Read More]
When the Sony NEX-7 was announced last summer, I was immediately intrigued. In addition to more resolution – not an unalloyed blessing with an APS-C size sensor – it looked like Sony had completely reworked the NEX-5 controls, adding two thumbwheels in addition to the five position button on the back. I hated the user… [Read More]