Latest or all posts or last 15, 30, 90 or 180 days.
Upgrade the memory of your 2018 Mac mini up to 64GB
877-865-7002
Today’s Deal Zone Items... Handpicked deals...
$1398 $998
SAVE $400

$1798 $1198
SAVE $600

$151 $151
SAVE $click

$2299 $2069
SAVE $230

$240 $175
SAVE $65

$240 $175
SAVE $65

$1399 $1399
SAVE $click

$2198 $1998
SAVE $200

$2299 $1799
SAVE $500

$2000 $1500
SAVE $500

$898 $798
SAVE $100

$1799 $1799
SAVE $click

$1699 $1499
SAVE $200

$999 $799
SAVE $200

$1798 $1198
SAVE $600

$1997 $1797
SAVE $200

$3199 $3199
SAVE $click

$33 $33
SAVE $click

$199 $149
SAVE $50

$699 $549
SAVE $150

$400 $300
SAVE $100

$1699 $949
SAVE $750

$1199 $1099
SAVE $100

$1199 $1099
SAVE $100

$999 $949
SAVE $50

$1699 $949
SAVE $750

Sony A1 PDAF Banding

Sony A1 image quality overall seems to be the best ever seen in a Sony camera. My impression is that of improved tonal and color rendering over the Sony A7R IV. The ultra-clean RawDigger histograms for near black support my visual impression. I’d bet this is what Sony meant in touching on 15-bit dynamic range.

The Sony A1 image quality makes beautiful monochrome conversions.

And yet, as I said in a previous post: the Sony A1 might not be the ideal landscape camera because of the potential for PDAF banding, particularly for monochrome conversions.

And here we are: in the very first shoot outdoors with the Sony A1 , the first image I tried shows the horizontal stripes of PDAF banding. Yeah, it probably requires aggressive raw conversion settings, but that’s precisely what is needed for many B&W images. Bummer, but it was to be expected given the aggressive emphasis on high speed autofocus. OTOH, it is unlikely to be seen by most A1 users.

BTW, color moiré is also an issue—50MP isn’t enough to avoid it.

CLICK TO VIEW: Top-Flight lenses for Sony Mirrorless

PDAF banding, Sony A1 crop
f5.6 @ 1/50 sec, ISO 100; 2021-03-15 18:36:27
Sony A1 + Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM @ 12mm
RAW: LACA corrected, push 0.2 stops, +67 Shadows, -56 Highlights, +30 Whites, +50 Dehaze, +10 Clarity

[low-res image for bot]
Hiker on Trail after Clearing Storm
f5.6 @ 1/50 sec, ISO 100; 2021-03-15 18:36:27
Sony A1 + Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM @ 12mm
RAW: LACA corrected, push 0.2 stops, +67 Shadows, -56 Highlights, +30 Whites, +50 Dehaze, +10 Clarity

[low-res image for bot]
OWC Accelsior 4M2 PCIe SSD
6000 MB/sec!
Mac or PC.


Ideal for Lightroom, Photoshop, video.
Capacity up to 16TB!
Thunderbolt 4 Dock

Thunderbolt 4 hub and ports!

Any Mac with Thunderbolt 3.



Save the tax, we pay you back, instantly!
View all handpicked deals...

Sony Alpha a7R II Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)
$1798 $1198
SAVE $600

diglloyd Inc. | FTC Disclosure | PRIVACY POLICY | Trademarks | Terms of Use
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2021 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.