I’ve committed to put on another exhibition in February and to give a series of lectures in a nearby community hall on basic photography. Both of these meant I needed a new camera pretty much now. But this year has been quite costly one way or another and so getting a top of the line instrument will have to wait until next year.
It isn’t a catastrophe since the 7000 is a very good camera albeit being four years old in tech terms. I would say it’s five times better that the old one. And it will allow me to create some evening and night townscape shots in B&W.
In the photos below the ISO is 900 in the top one and 720 in the bottom one with the heifer. The difference is shocking quite frankly. I knew it would be good but they are usable up to 3200. And probably a bit more. I’ll check it tonight and see what it’ll do on stars.