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Old 10-04-2014, 04:37 PM   #26
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Definitely - take something like the balcony scene from Heat where they basically had to green screen the actors in order to have them lit properly with the lights of the city in the background. You could shoot a scene like that fairly easily now with something like the A7s because it wouldn't be difficult to light your actors at the appropriate level for the background exposure, and at an aperture which would let you keep the background somewhat in focus. I've seen several examples from the camera at night where the subject is lit correctly and there's bokeh from stars in the sky behind them - it's just something that never would have happened before. But that kind of thing is the obvious example of what a low light camera can achieve, and I think people don't often think about the fact that low light can also mean a fully constructed lighting setup that just doesn't have to be very bright overall to produce an adequate exposure.
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