Sony A230 not bad after all. Photo sample from an amateur!
Hi Allan, welcome, always nice to see new posters.
Not many experts here, just enthusiasts.
A230 not bad at all, nice sharp CCD Sensor, a bit ropey above ISO400.
Yes. Thanks for the welcome. Hope to get some tips here. Yes it get a little ropey above 400 however does the option Long Exposure Noise Reduction - (ON) help in this case? I took a pic below and hope to get a comment .
Originally Posted by Peekayoh
Exposure 30.0 sec
does it have a 'night' selection like the a55?
YES it does. :D
Originally Posted by SONYNUT
Apologies in advance if I'm teaching Grandmother to suck eggs but...
At longer exposures, spurious noise is generated in the circuitry, mainly due to the Sensor heating up and it gets worse at higher temps.
Long exposure noise reduction simply takes a black frame for the same exposure time as the actual shot, then the black frame noise is subtracted from the image.
Bad news is that a 1 minute exposure takes 2 minutes.
I wouldn't worry at exposures of less than 30secs but it's probably worth it for exposures longer than that.
This is especially true if you are not shooting RAW and relying on in camera processing.
I thought the Dubai image looked a bit soft. I doubt that would be down to LENR though.
Thanks Peekayoh for the explanation! :cool:
I liked the Dubai shot and the second bridge shot. Nice panorama too was that with the Sony sweep panorama feature?
Thanks Phill , my a230 does not have panorama feature :( luckily i got to closed to the bridge and i was underneath. I adjusted my position to get a nice shot. i took it with my standard 18-55M lens.