Daily Photo Phix: Peering

"bird"

I am not a wildlife photographer.  This image is probably all the proof you need!  Taken with a Sony A77 and the kit 16-50/2.8.  A bit more reach would have allowed less cropping and that might have been helpful.  Some selective sharpening and contrast boost added in post.

You may have noticed a return to the “Daily Photo Phix” feature here at 2 Guys Photo.  We got your feedback and… we heard you.

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4 Responses to Daily Photo Phix: Peering

  1. Josh says:

    I’ve been considering the A77, what do you think?

  2. Rey says:

    Josh –

    Tell me a bit more about what your objectives are and what you like to shoot. My quick take is as follows:

    Pros
    – Well constructed and weather sealed; I took mine on an airboat in the Everglades during a rain storm and didn’t think twice about it
    – at lower ISOs, a very sharp, very well resolved image producer
    – electronic/software gizmos that work well (pano, HDR modes, etc.)
    – good ergonomics, nicely designed body
    – the 16-50/2.8 kit lens is a steal when you add it to the body and get them together; one of the finest “kit lenses” on the market
    – accurate metering

    Cons
    – at higher ISOs, the super-packed sensor shows that this can’t keep up the APS-C kings (Pentax K5, Nikon D7000…)
    – focus tracking no where near as good as the Nikon equivalents, though focus is accurate and surefooted (just not when something is moving rapidly across the frame)
    – heavy and big (some like this but I’m gravitating toward smaller/lighter these days)

    I hope this is helpful.

    Rey

  3. Fred says:

    Neat shot … seems that bird has been banded … where\when\time of day … important info for birders, so I believe …

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