After years of waiting, my new camera arrived yesterday. I spent most of yesterday getting it set up for the way that I plan to use it and finally set out for some serious experimentation this evening.
Having a full moon rising as the sun slipped over the horizon was a very welcome coincidence.
From the Cannery Pier Hotel parking lot/pier. ISO 800. 70-300 “G” at 230 mm actual, 1/30 @ f/9.5. Why that combo? I don’t know except to say that I’m trying hard to learn to NOT accidentally change the settings by the control wheels.
I’m very pleased with this. No messing around in post-processing except to remove a spot of flare from the moon. The A100 just could not have handled this kind of dynamic range without significant post work. I spent more time selecting the image than I did getting it prepped for the web.
ISO 100, 10 seconds @ f/5.6, 16-50 mm zoom at 22mm, tripod mounted. Developed in ACR, no crop.
ISO 160, 4 seconds @ f/5.6, 16-50 mm zoom at 35mm (effectively a “normal” lens shot). Developed in ACR, no crop.