Amazing! – Aurora Borealis shot at ISO 25600 with Sony A7S

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Sony’s low pixel-count, large photosite-equipped little A7S full-frame mirrorless camera continues to amaze with impressive results shooting under once impossibly high ISOs. Anders Mildestveit used his A7S equipped with a Rokinon 24mm T1.5 ciné lens to shoot the Aurora Borealis in Tromsø, Norway, recently and the result is stunning.

I am not likely to ever get to Norway much less to its far northern reaches, much less witness the aurora borealis in the sky above me, so I am grateful to Mr Mildestveit for revealing its wonders to us. It is, in a word, magnificent and a reminder of the unadulterated natural beauty that still exists in this oftentimes troubled world.

Speaking of superlatives, Mr Mildestveit’s Sony A7S has done an extraordinary job of recording the aurora even at an ISO of 25600. His notes at Vimeo state “no noise reduction applied” though he attributes his movie’s low noise to downscaling the 1080p video to 720p for sharing on Vimeo.

Hat tip to PetaPixel for alerting us to this remarkable movie.

Shot in A7S: Aurora Borealis in Tromsø



Via Vimeo Description:

Real time video of northern lights on oct. 18th in Tromsø, Norway.

Shot with a Sony A7S and Rokinon 24mm T1.5 at 25600 iso with no noise reduction applied.

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)

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