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Testing my new A6400


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Just purchased an A6400 with the Kit 18-135 Lens.

Here's a test shot.

Shot at high ISO so it's a bit grainy, but enough good data to make a nice print.

I think I'm going to like this camera. :)

 

 

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ISO auto, 100-1600. Aperture w i d e. Auto-ISO min shutter speed 1/250 if I can, or 1/100. I like the way the the a6500 takes this setting in a sort-of advisory way, and will use a lower shutter speed if it has to.

I'm photographing musicians sitting cross-legged on the stage, getting most-of-upper-body with the 85/1.8. The "stage" lighting is not a huge amount more than room light. Some of them move their heads a lot. Like I never realised how much until I started photographing them and noticed the motion blur in the faces. If I want motion blur, eg hands on an instrument, I switch to shutter priority. 

Some halls are better lit than others, maybe getting 3-digit ISO quite often, but I can live with 1600. At 3200, there's a big difference with noise appearing in shadows on the face, neck etc. I don't like that, but maybe I'm too fussy!

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