Jakling And The A77

I had a chance to try the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 thanks to Sony. We had Jakling, a model, work with us to get these shots. This would be a great opportunity to see what this 24 megapixel APS-C sensor camera could do!

The pop-up flash was used to trigger an off-camera HVL-F58AM flash in this one.

Thanks to Michael Chee, our tall Voice Activated Lightstand!

Wide, with the Sony 16-50mm F2.8 DT SSM.

These are all JPGs straight out of the camera.

I think this was the High Contrast Monochrome picture effect.

This, the Posterization (color) effect.

Posterization (black and white).

Soft filter. I love how it treats overexposure!

Smile Detection, with the LCD screen turned to face her so she could see herself smiling. 😀

Bokeh from the 16-50mm is, well, average. 28mm F2.8.

Top: Lens correction off.
Bottom: Lens correction on.

This feature only works for four lenses at the moment:
1) Sony 16-50mm F2.8 DT SSM
2) Sony 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 DT SAM
3) Sony 55-200mm F4.0-5.6 DT SAM II (note that this is not the same as the screw-driven Sony 55-200mm F4.0-5.6 DT)
4) Sony 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DT

Sony plans to add support for more lenses with firmware updates.

45mm F3.5 ISO100 1/250s.

I tweaked the levels slightly on this one. Note where the shadows are. This is also a portrait-oriented crop of a landscape shot.

This is a 100% crop of the above picture, not from the JPG, but from the RAW, processed with Adobe Camera RAW 6.5. (As always, ACR and Lightroom get the RAW support first.) I have intentionally pulled the shadows and restored the highlights so you get an idea how far a RAW file from the A77 can go. I could’ve pulled the shadows more but it would’ve looked very unnatural.

Sure, the shadows do exhibit some noise, but remember that I pulled it from pretty much black into midtone territory, making it no longer ISO100!

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