• USA TODAY tech columnist Jefferson Graham hosts the Talking Tech video and audio series for USA TODAY, seen and heard on USATODAY.com, Facebook, Stitcher, TuneIn, iTunes and SoundCloud. He's also an accomplished portrait photographer and jazz guitarist.
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Low light photo tests w/Sony A7SII

I’m testing the new Sony A7SII camera in Santa Fe this weekend for an upcoming USA TODAY review. It’s a new and improved version of the A7S, but with internal 4K video recording and superb image stabilization thrown in–for $500 more than the previous model.
The A7S was the low-light champ–with great shots in the lowest of light, without image degradation.
So before jumping into the video tests, I decided to go for it and get shots in ultra-low light, at ISOs of 35,000.
That’s really high. Most of us shoot in the 400-800 range. Most of us won’t go beyond 3200 without seeing noise and grain start to seep in.
Take a look. Most of these are from the beautiful Lensic theater in downtown Santa Fe, and nearby Burro Alley.

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All about me – Cheri Steinkellner turns the tables

While visiting Cheri Steinkellner’s media class at University of California, Santa Barbara, the Emmy winning writer-producer turned the tables and asked me all about my life and career.
Interested about how a kid from New York grows up to become a reporter, photographer, videographer, producer and tech maven? Have a listen!

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Would Sam be on Tinder? Cheers 2015

What would life be like at the Cheers bar in Boston in 2015?
I had fun trying to imagine just a scenario with Cheri Steinkellner, the Emmy-winning former executive producer of the classic NBC sitcom. I was a guest for Cheri’s media class at University of California, Santa Barbara, where we did a live podcast in front of the class, talking about tech and Cheers.
Have a listen. It’s fun stuff.

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