The Sony A7SII is a marvel of low light performance. With native ISO of 100-102400 it rivals military grade night vision. Youtube user VideoArt GR created a video comparing what we see with the naked human eye vs. where we can go bumping the ISO of the A7SII. The test was made with a Rokinon 50mm t1.5 cine lens at an ISO range of 64.000- 160.000 (the last shot went up to 256.000), and no noise reduction was added in post production.
What better way to test out your new Sony A7’s low light abilities than with the stunning scene Northern lights photographer, Harald Albrigtsen, was lucky enough to come across. While taking his new camera out for a test drive on Kvaløya, in Northern Norway, Albrigtsen happened across the unusual sight–and the best part, the whales came back the following night giving the photographer two days capture this footage.
I was recently editing a set of photos for submission to my stock agency, when I realized how much my approach to photography has changed in just the last few years.
I think that this particular series of photos really illustrates how the ability to use high ISO has revolutionized photography in just the last couple of years, and why I think improvements to dynamic range should be the next revolution in photography.
With the sensitivity of the Sony a7S reaching up to an ISO of 409600, the camera itself has had some pretty high expectations to live up to. Just recently, Photographer Yosh Enatsu took the a7S out for a test run and uploaded some results showing what the camera truly can be capable of. Considering the a7S doesn’t have its own internal 4K codec, the shots were done through a setup utilizing an external Blackmagic converter. Filmed in the middle of the night, the final two videos we see paint an impressive image of what the a7S can do.