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Image No. OB Sony R1 Demonstration
Oriental Bay Wellington.

Image taken with the Sony R1 digital camera, using a focal length of 14.3mm (24mm in 35mm terms) and at 1/400 sec, F8. This image exhibits no noticeable vignetting / corner shading / falloff. This is because, in 35mm terms, the R1 sensor crops a 14.3mm image to the same field of view that is provided by a 24.3mm lens on a full frame camera (14.3mm x crop factor of 1.7). See  this article  about the so-called "telephoto advantage" of an APS-C camera when compared with a full frame camera.

Click  here  to see (for comparative purposes) a wide angle image taken with the full frame Sony A900. Note, however, that because the A900 is a full frame camera, there is no "cropping" of its images by the sensor, and this can occasionally lead to vignetting.

Click  here  to see a detailed explanation of the "telephoto advantage" of the Sony R1 when compared with the Sony A900.

Click  here  to see more images of Oriental Bay.

Click  here  to see pictures that demonstrate the amazing amount of detail in images taken by the Sony A900 camera.

Click  here  to see images of Wellington City.

Click  here  for a discussion about how to obtain high quality large prints from your digital camera.

Click  here  for a discussion about some factors you should consider when deciding whether to upgrade your digital camera.

To obtain the best appreciation of the quality of the images on this site, they should be displayed at a relatively small size, because each image has been reduced in size to a maximum width of only 870 pixels, from the original width of at least 4900 pixels (or 6000 pixels from my full frame cameras). In addition, the images have been saved at a low quality setting.