Not so fast . . .

With some mandatory downtime today (due to a positive test result for guess what?) I looked at some a6400/100-400mm GM files from a few years ago. Yesterday’s results left me aghast at the noise and at a significant loss of detail when I tried to manage it.

Simple answer: most of my shots back then were done in far, far better lighting conditions. It’s only been since I shot the R6 and those f/11 bazookas last year that I dared to wander into high four-digit ISO territory and dark canopies.

The other thing is that IQ in some of the bodies I’ve used in recent months shows a dramatic improvement over what one could expect a few years ago. Weight-wise and in terms of AF accuracy, the little a6400 fills the bill. So it’ll continue to get plenty of use when light is good and moderately better, spelled by the R5 at other times . . .

. . . while I decide which Sony FF body might be best suited for those gloomy canopies and drizzly days . . .

a6400/100-400mm GM