Issue#152: Sony - Is very high image noise at ISO settings of 400 or higher a normal trait for the A77 camera?

  • I have an Alpha A77 camera that I use for photographing figure skating. I use a New Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 lens and typically have to shoot at ISO800.  My images are always extremely grainy and far from sharp. I have taken probably in excess of 8,000 images, and have tried the micro focus adjustment (see no real diference). I have tried both Raw and Fine JPEG formats, nothing seems to change the poor quality image. I have tried the Sigma lens on my A35 which seems to provide marginal improvements in quality.  I have asked other photographers on the Sony Facebook pages to comment and I have had recomendations to try the A99 and A77ii.  A couple of very experienced photographers using the A99 have told me to not bother with the A99 because it presents the high ISO noise issues. 

     

    I also purchased a Minolta lens 70x200mm f2.8 lens to see if it made any difference (I read around the internet where it was a tack sharp lens), however it produces the same results as the Sigma lens.

     

    I have 6 years experience with Skating photography and took photography in college (film days). 

     

    Any thoughts or recommendations?

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