Castlefield at Night

Photographs taken at night in the Castlefield area of Manchester


Hand-held images, Sony A7RII + MC-11 + Canon 35L II.
11 images used the maximum aperture of f/1.4, the last one stopped down to f/2. Having a lens that is incredibly sharp wide open makes for sharper images in low light because you don't feel the need to stop down and which would require either a longer exposure time or a higher ISO. A critical factor to getting a sharp image at wide apertures is the accuracy of the focus. Testing the Sigma MC-11 adapter (allows you to use a Canon lens on a Sony emount camera) in low light gives me the confidence to use it for low light weddings. Tested close and far distances, centred and off centre subjects and it performed very well indeed. Also tested the flare performance by including a light source. Some of the cheaper lens adapter flare quite strongly (in some cases it creates a cool effect).

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Posted on September 23rd, 2016

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