I love the way the sun sits so low on the horizon in the winter time. The sky is such a deep dark blue. Shooting the sun is something I really don’t usually do, but I had an idea and this is the result.
For Christmas I got several halogen lights and have created a small studio space with them. Since I am so anti-flash, I figured I had plenty of light to shoot without it. I did but not without adjusting my ISO to 400. How can that be? I have 8 halogens pointing to one subject and my ISO has to be at 400? And when shot at 400 the noise was really bugging me. I did some research and found that my camera, the Sony F828 is known for this problem–noise at high ISO. Arg. I can’t tell you how frustrating it is to spend so much money on a camera and then find problems that cannot be fixed without post processing. Of course, with the post processing everything is fine. But because I am a perfectionist I want it to look perfect straight off the camera. So I decided to get the Sony R1 which, after reviews seems to be a great solution to the high ISO problem. Of course the fact that it is now discontinued it also a problem…. I am considering switching systems, (did I just say that?). I have been loyal to Sony for so long. I must say the 828 has been good to me and I anticipate will continue to be for a long time but only as long as I have Neat Image around to save the noise problems. It’s not enough for me to go buy a new camera today or even tomorrow, but is enough for me to vent about in this blog. Done now. Cheers!