Testing

December 12, 2011

Sony Alpha 580 in the Studio – A Few Test/ Sample Photos

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I had a chance to test the Sony Alpha 580 with some of my studio lights and a very large softbox.  I used an Alien B800 for the strobe and my remote trigger to fire the light from the camera. My remote trigger is not designed for a Sony hot shoe, so I had BHPhotoVideo.com send me a Dot Line Hot Shoe Adapter that converts the Sony a580 hot shoe mount to a Canon hot shoe mount. This allowed me to use my Wireless trigger to set off the lights. The adapter worked flawlessly and totally solved the small problem.

The results are excellent!! The color, clarity, and depth is honestly better than I was expecting for a $750.00 camera body with a decent lens. Very Impressive. Wait till you see these  photos below below of our friends/family Gary & Tab.

I’m going to get a higher quality lens I just need to pick one out :) Maybe I’ll go with a 50mm instead? If anybody has requests out there please feel free to add them in the comments section below!!

Tab – a580, 16-50mm f/2.8 lens @ f/4, 1/80sec, ISO 100, 50mm - 1 Studio Light camera left, reflector for fill camera right:

Also be sure to Click the images for a nice large crisp version:

Sony a580 w/16-50mm f/2.8 Lens - Studio Lighting @ f/4, 1/80sec, ISO 100, 50mm

Sony a580 w/16-50mm f/2.8 Lens – Studio Lighting @ f/4, 1/80sec, ISO 100, 50mm

Sony a580 w/16-50mm f/2.8 Lens - Studio Lighting @ f/4, 1/80sec, ISO 100, 50mm - 100% Crop

Sony a580 w/16-50mm f/2.8 Lens – Studio Lighting @ f/4, 1/80sec, ISO 100, 50mm – 100% Crop

Gary – a580, 16-50mm f/2.8 lens @ f/4, 1/80sec, ISO 100, 50mm - 1 Studio Light camera left, reflector for fill camera right:

Sony a580 w/16-50mm f/2.8 Lens - Studio Lighting @ f/4, 1/80sec, ISO 100, 50mm

Sony a580 w/16-50mm f/2.8 Lens – Studio Lighting @ f/4, 1/80sec, ISO 100, 50mm

Sony a580 w/16-50mm f/2.8 Lens - Studio Lighting @ f/4, 1/80sec, ISO 100, 50mm - 100% Crop

Sony a580 w/16-50mm f/2.8 Lens – Studio Lighting @ f/4, 1/80sec, ISO 100, 50mm – 100% Crop

 

Equipment Used:

Sony Alpha 580 of course ;) In Manual Mode, Raw, ISO 100

A580 - Camera Body

A580 – Camera Body

Sony 16-50mm f/2.8 Lens

Sony 16-50mm f/2.8 lens

Sony 16-50mm f/2.8 lens

 Alienbee B800 – Studio Light Used

Alienbee B800

Alienbee B800

CyberSync™ Trigger Transmitter, & Receiver, and Flash Shoe Adapter


Unfortunatelyat this time Paul C Buff doesn’t make a trigger for the Sony, but the Dot Line Flash Shoe Adapter is a simple and cheap fix!

Dot Line Flash Shoe for Sony

Dot Line Flash Shoe Adapter for Sony

CyberSync™ Trigger Transmitter

CyberSync™ Trigger Transmitter

CRSB Reciever hooked up to B800

CRSB Reciever hooked up to B800

CyberSync™ Receviers

CyberSync™ Receviers

30×60 Foldable Softbox

30x60 Foldable Softbox

30×60 Foldable Softbox

 Photovision 24″ White Balance target used to set both the white balance and the exposure.

Photovision 24" One Shot Digital Target

Photovision 24" One Shot Digital Target


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