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Sony A7S - Viable for EAA?

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#176 schwim

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 02:47 AM

All,

 

I'm not sure this has been tried yet, but I figured I'd have a go at it anyway.

 

https://community.so...-unread-message

 

Perhaps if we get enough noise going over on the Sony forums we can get them to open the camera APIs up so we can get what the Canon and Nikon guys already have.

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:15 AM

Sony has reached out and explained the way to get in touch with their developers. The process is to post the problem/question to StackOverflow and tag it "Sony, Camera". I've done this. Comments DO NOT require a login, so let it all out!

 

http://stackoverflow...and-other-needs

 

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 02:09 AM

question is on hold. Just curious to know where you got the idea that this site is where to get in touch with developers, maybe I missed it?



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Posted 03 October 2015 - 02:35 AM

question is on hold. Just curious to know where you got the idea that this site is where to get in touch with developers, maybe I missed it?

 

I'm totally baffled with that Sony site. It's like a maze.


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#180 CHAPSKINS

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 02:58 AM

How about this? 

 

https://community.so.../527831#U527831

 

I've not gone down the astrophotography route as I'm assuming that it isn't high on Sony's radar, instead, I thought it best to nudge them to see if they'd just release an SDK for astro developers to do their thing.

 

I won't hold my breath, but it's worth a shot :)


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Posted 03 October 2015 - 12:57 PM

The A7s sensor is so completely in a class of its own in terms of usable high-iso capability and low noise. Additionally, it's full frame whereas many astro setups have smaller sensors.. In my opinion, it's time for a good change, anyway and Sony is pushing the technology borders. Heavy stacking and lots of post processing simply aren't necessary. I am hoping the next major technology will be a variable exposure sensor. This would eliminate the need for stacking. 

 

http://www.sonyalpha...xposure-sensor/


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Posted 06 October 2015 - 11:22 AM

The A7s sensor is so completely in a class of its own in terms of usable high-iso capability and low noise. Additionally, it's full frame whereas many astro setups have smaller sensors.. In my opinion, it's time for a good change, anyway and Sony is pushing the technology borders. Heavy stacking and lots of post processing simply aren't necessary. I am hoping the next major technology will be a variable exposure sensor. This would eliminate the need for stacking.

http://www.sonyalpha...xposure-sensor/


Yes that would significantly increase the dynamic range. Have there been any reports yet of the A7s II vs the A7s in regards to baseline sensitivity?


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