I had a chance to try the new Sony A35 camera. All of these photos were done with the Sony 70-400 G-series lens. Mostly on "Aperture Priority" and most often wide open. The first two frames are full frame, although I've reduced the size for up-load reasons.
I thought the camera carried the details nicely in these bird shots. I tried to focus on the eyes and let the rest go where it may. The detail in the feathers is nice as well as the subtle colours.
This eagle was shot in a cage through the wire fence. It still retains basic sharpness and the shallow depth of field at 400mm makes the brick wall behind mostly just tone.... which I like.
The next three shots are done through my car window. I wasn't able to open the window. If I had know this was the case I might have cleaned the glass before I went. Anyway I'm still happy with the shots and how the camera was working.
Overall the A35 is easy to use and seems to provide great quality. All this in a camera selling well under a $800.
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