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Old Dec 20, 2010, 3:07 PM   #1
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Default New low light lens

The Sony 18-250 f/3.5-6.3. Who'd a thunk?

Here's a hand held shot in darkness. Shot wide open at 75mm, ISO 4000 with a A700 at 1/8 second.

Not too bad in B&W.
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Old Dec 20, 2010, 8:16 PM   #2
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Nice pose and picture.

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Black and white does often hide noise and exposure errors, so I wouldn't really see this photo and say it's a good low light lens (you could do the same with the kit). Still a nice shot though, you caught nice reflection of the sea and it's a good pose.
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Is that sea or city lights?
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Black and white does often hide noise and exposure errors, so I wouldn't really see this photo and say it's a good low light lens (you could do the same with the kit). Still a nice shot though, you caught nice reflection of the sea and it's a good pose.
Your right, this shot didn't look good until it was desaturated. Too much color noise. I was being sarcastic about the lens. I guess the best part of this shot was holding the camera still for 1/8 second. That's hard to do.

City lights.

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Hard to do is right!! 1/8th of a second is pretty good.
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Man I was getting pumped up about maybe purchasing a new lens....Frank
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Yea, it's an impressive shot considering the circumstances.
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I have the 18-200mm and in low light now it seems to be excellent! haha (I'm serious too) I guess it's because I've only had the kit lens on my a200 for a few months, then I got the 18-200 and it was good. Now I upgraded to an A33 and low light seems to come out great still to me. And from the sounds of it from posts like this a prime lens (example sal50f18) will be much better. I just ordered it and can't wait the more of these types of posts I read.
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