Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A55 low light

Checking out the low light abilities of the Sony A55 camera.
These shots were done with the A55 at ISO6400. The gym was dark and I was using the new Sony 85mm F2.8 lens.

Certainly they're fine for a newspaper. I haven't make any prints so am not sure how well they'll print up.
Rob Skeoch


  1. Rob,

    I'm curious as to your feedback on the low-light focusing of the A55 given the lack of the AF assist lamp.

    Does it work well, in your opinion? Is it doing a lot of hunting? How does it compare to others in the price range? And do you feel that the lack of the AF assist lamp is a critical flaw?

    Thanks for your feedback!

    -- Chuck

  2. Hi Chuck,

    I didn't notice there was no AF light. I never use it. With moving players by the time you confirm the AF is on, they subject has moved on.

    So I don't miss it at all.

    I thought the camera did a good job with AF in the low light, tough to beat at this price point.

  3. Rob,

    Thanks again for the feedback! I appreciate the extra opinion.

    -- Chuck