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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Sony a77II discontinued December 6, 2016
    Which E mount APS-C or FF, or both, even though certain aspects of both are not compatibleStatistics: Posted by classiccameras — Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:36 pm
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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Sony a77II discontinued December 6, 2016
    2 systems; A mount and E mount.And with the A99II, they have integrated the best features (and electronics) from both into one camera.By re-using the A77 body for the A99II they have cut manufacturing costs as well.This makes them MORE competitive... and because the ranks of Sony users has increased due to the success of […]
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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Sony a77II discontinued December 6, 2016
    Good observations CHOLLY, superior IQ or not its their market share on a world stage, My A6000 delivers superb IQ ( if you can afford the right lens ) but the Jpeg colours are not to my liking even after tweaking the default settings, I much prefer my Olympus for Jpegs.When I lived in Canikon […]
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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Sony a77II discontinued December 5, 2016
    Having shot the D7100, D7200, 70D, 80D, and 7D mks I & II I can say that the image quality from the A77II is superior to ALL but the D7200 and then the all-around performance and flexibility of the A77II makes it the better camera.EXCEPT that is, in very low light with moving subjects.As for […]
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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Sony a77II discontinued December 5, 2016
    Who would choose one of these over a Nikon or Canon, especially at the quoted price, Sony are living in a dream world where they think they can out do the big 2,Statistics: Posted by classiccameras — Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:48 pm
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Alpha 55 1080p HD video – snow in Scotland

This video was made on December 23rd using the Alpha 55 (AVCHD recording) hand held, with SS enabled, and the Carl Zeiss 16-80mm zoom. This video has been uploaded in full 1080p HD and can be viewed at high resolution if you have a fast enough connection. The soundtrack is a classical guitar piece I wrote ten years ago, on the last day of the year 2000, when snow was falling by moonlight which I guess the music represents a bit better than mid-day.

Some camera-mic sound has been left in place for two of the takes, and the shot of the stone wall uses active phase detection AF during video. This was not possible for most takes, as the snowflakes falling made the focus constantly change as they passed the focus zones!

Hope you enjoy it! The camera got very wet with snow – you can see where flakes landed on the lens filter – and ended up being wiped down many times. Eventually, after going into a shop for a few minutes, everything steamed up. But it seems fine after letting it dry out and warm up. It was not very cold, around 1°C for snow to be falling like this.

– David

2 comments to Alpha 55 1080p HD video – snow in Scotland

  • admin

    Manual focus, as commented in the text. The snowflakes kept changing the autofocus as they passed the AF sensor positions. You can have all the snow you like!

  • tfd

    Beautiful video and music. Has me inspired to do some winter photography – we just need a little snowfall here in NY (Long Island). Were you using manual focus for most takes?