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What are STF lenses?

What are STF (smooth transition focus) lenses? How much do they differ from other fast lenses? What artistic techniques are done with them? For example Sony has an a-mount 135mm F2.8 [T4.5] STF. What ...
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What exactly does DRO do, and how does it work?

My Sony Alpha 77 has a DRO mode, which is on by default and I have been using it most of the time. I understand that it aims to improve dynamic range much like HDR, without actually needing multiple ...
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Can I convert a regular digital camera so the R-G-B channels actually represent different infrared bands?

I have removed the IR cut filter from a Sony digital compact camera so it has become multispectral (in a way). In addition to that I placed a IR pass filter, so it only captures photos in the Near-...
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Adapter for Pentax P/K to Sony e-mount [duplicate]

Is the Vivitar 70-300mm 1:4.2-5.8 MC Macro Zoom lens compatible with the Sony A6000 e-mount camera? I understand this lens has the Pentax P/K K mount. Would the Pentax PK K to Sony NEX e-mount lens ...
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Where can I find a repair diagram for Sony SELP1650 lens?

I dropped my Sony a6000 and the lens took the impact (SELP1650) rendering it useless. Is there a site where I can get an exploded diagram? I intend to fix this myself. Also, if anyone knows where I ...
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Using Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 on Sony a7r (with Metabones adapter)

So here it is: I am considering getting a good old manual nikkor 50mm f/1.2 And I wonder if there could be any problems using it on my sony a7r? Will it work? Do I lose in quality or anything? PS: ...
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How does the Nikkor 85mm compare to the Zeiss or G-Master 85mm on a Sony A7?

Has anyone used both the Nikkor 85mm 1.4 and either the Zeiss Batis or Sony G-Master on a Sony A7? I've been trying to find comparisons of it and the 85mm G-Master or 85mm Batis. Obviously the Nikkor ...
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What is the maximum amount of exposure bracketing the a7R II can do?

The user manual of the Sony a7R II does not seem to specify this detail. I have heard different things from various reviews (maybe it changed in a firmware update?) so I'm not sure what to believe. ...
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Will sun damage to a sensor create an unusual amount of noise in images?

Recently I was playing with my Sony α6000 camera, taking some shots of birds in the morning and also the sun. It was after taking the shots that I stumbled upon the fact on the internet that sun ...
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Is there anything I can buy to use downward tilt on Sony A7 on Tripod?

With Sony A7 line cameras, and from what I'm reading other Sony cameras as well there's a real design flaw where you can't use the screen at its downward tilt angle when on a tripod. I've found a ...
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Is the new Sigma MC-11 Converter just another alternative to adapters such as metabones?

Apparently Sigma has a new adapter that can be used to mount Canon lenses on the A7 lineup of mirrorless full frame bodies. https://landscapephotographymagazine.com/2016/sigma-mount-converter-mc-11-...
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Which will produce a shallower depth of field: 50mm f/1.7 or 70-210mm f/4?

I'm shooting with a Sony a77. What would produce a more shallow depth of field for portraits: a Minolta 50mm 1.7 wide open or a Minolta 70-210mm f/4 wide open?
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3D model file searching for Sony QX1

I am looking for Sony QX1 3D model file. Because I want to add the integrated circuit on QX1. Actually I don't known that this question to ask in here. Sorry if I have mistake. Sorry my language. ...
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Eyecup for Sony A7R II

I'm looking for an eyecup for the Sony A7R II (possible round). I haven't found much available in the UK. Any options?
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Sony A7s ii possible overvoltage

i have been using an off brand battery coupler in combination with a 9v external battery and it has worked beautifully. Tonight the voltage on the external battery was accidentally changed to 20v ...
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Can I use Canon EF-S lens designed for crop sensor with a full-frame Sony E mount camera?

Considering an Canon EF/EF-S mount adapter for a Sony E mount camera. Will a full frame A series sony camera like the A7s II be able to use a EF-S lens? I am guessing that yes, because the sony ...
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Why does my Yongnuo YN-560 flash in S2 not fire with some ttl master flash?

I just bought a Yongnuo YN-560 IV and tried to trigger it optically while in S2 with my Nissin Di700 in TTL and it won't pop even at lower shutter speeds, (S1 works fine). Tried googling and can't ...
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Sony a6000 - Transferring images without reformatting

This might be a n00b question but I can't figure it out - how would I be able to move photos off of my Sony a6000 onto my computer without having to reformat the data card? I have tried connecting ...
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Which compact camera to buy for starry skies, city lights and close ups? [duplicate]

I'm looking to purchase a compact camera that has all the common features e.g. portrait, landscape, video etc. But can also allow me to take pictures of stars and city lights, and will allow close ...
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How to use Focus Magnification on Sony A7 with adapted lenses?

When I bought the Sony A7 I put a Kiwi adapter on it and tried using my old 24mm and 28-200 and both Focus Peaking and Focus Zoom still worked. Today with that same adapter I was looking at a Nikon 50 ...
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Can I connect a SONY NEX-5 to a computer to take pictures?

I'd like to get into doing stop motion and have a SONY NEX-5 on my hands. For some reason computer connectability is something I just don't see discussed on the web. Does anyone know?
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Can I use a Yongnuo YN-600EX-RT flash on a Sony Alpha DSLT?

I'm planning to change my kit and move to Sony SLT system (I have special, personal reasons). I currently own the above mentioned flash. I would like to know how I possibly could use it on a Sony SLT ...
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Need recomended lens for both “full body portraits” & “family or groups” both with background bokehs

I am planning to buy modular lens style DSLR (Sony ILCE-QX1), it has 20.1MP APS-C, 23.2 x 15.4 mm sensor. http://www.sony.net/Products/di/en-us/products/cm32/index.html?contentsTop=1 However, to ...
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Best Macro Lens For Jewelry Photography On The Sony A6000? [closed]

:) I've been looking to upgrade the camera I use at my job. Thinking of getting the Sony a6000. We list things on ebay to sell, and quite frankly I just don't like the lightbox, nor the camera we ...
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Do I need an adapter to mount a Maxxum 75+300mm to a Sony Alpha 3000?

I have a Sony Alpha 3000 and bought a Minolta Maxxum 75-300mm but I can't mount it on the camera. Do I need an adapter?
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Phottix Strato TTL Flash Trigger Minolta/Multi Interface shoe

I own a set of Phottix Strato™ II Multi 5-in-1 Wireless Flash Trigger for Sony (Minolta shoe). http://www.phottix.com/en/phottix-strato-ii-multi.html Is it possible to trigger these Strato II ...
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Are there lenses f/1 or wider that work on EF or E-mount?

Which lenses have apertures at f/1 or better, and work on cameras like the 6D or A7? In Sony's case, an adapter is acceptable.
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Is there a weight distribution problem putting a FE lens on a Sony a6000?

Context I am considering upgrading to Full Frame at some point for the Sony line and while I already have APS-C primes, I'm considering getting my first FE prime for my Sony α6000. I usually ...
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Why do my images look different on my camera than when imported to my laptop?

I have been taking some photos with my new camera, and have found that once I import them to my laptop, the colors look washed out, and not as nice and vivid as on the camera LCD display. It's a Sony ...
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What size lens do I need? [duplicate]

What size lens do I need? I am shooting video from a distance of about 10 to 11 feet away. I want to be able to go from a CU (top of head to mid-chest) to a full body shot (head to toe). I currently ...
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How to set a timer when using continuous bracket drive mode?

On the Sony a6000 is there any way to set a timer with the "Auto HDR" mode? (Also wondering about continuous bracket drive mode). After searching it appears this option is not available which is ...
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SAL-50F18 1,8 / 50mm - Photo advantage [duplicate]

I'm using a Sony Alpha 58 and planing to buy the SAL-50F18 1,8 / 50mm lens. I was wondering in which case it has an advantage to the SAL 18-55mm lens? For which kind of photos is this lens better/...
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How can I use FF Nikon lenses on the Sony E-mount A7 with full function (AF, etc.)?

I have a complete set of lenses for Nikon FF. I'm thinking about getting a Sony A7-family camera. What would be my best bet to get the compatibility between them AND retaining AF, exposure, etc. ...
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Focal length of the sony DSC-H20 [closed]

I am working in finding the distance of the objects in a video taken using a Sony Camera model DSC-H20 and suppose that any lens or zoom distortions were applied. In order to know the position I need ...
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Sony alpha 7 battery for timelapse

I'm going to buy Sony a7rII anytime soon, and I would like to use it for timelapse and landscape photography. I've read that a7rII have cca 300 shots per battery, would it be possible to use external ...
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What could be causing these lines and distortion?

I have a Sony DSC-W830 as a little budget camera for a trip, and I've had it for about a year now. Lately the images have begun to come out with some odd lines and what I could only describe as "...
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Digital cameras that can take photos directly into a PC

I'm looking for a low-cost digital camera that can feed images directly into a PC. By low-cost I mean in the $100-$200 range. This is needed because I'm going to write some software that lets the user ...
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Exmor RS. What value does it add to an 1" sensor?

Recently, new versions of Sony P&S cameras (DSC-RX10 II, DSC-RX100 IV) have emerged. They feature new 1" stacked CMOS image sensor called Exmor RS. I understand that this technology increases the ...
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Why are my Sony DSC H300's images good on the camera, but poor on the computer? [closed]

I bought a new Sony DSC H300 camera. Each time I upload images to my computer the picture quality shows a big change. The picture quality on the camera is good, but the picture quality on the computer ...
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I can't open Sony A58's RAW files on Photoshop CS6 with Camera Raw 7.1 — what can I do?

I can't open my A58's raw files (.awr) on photoshop CS6 (Camera Raw plugin 7.1) is there any chance to update my camera plugin manually or convert the file?
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Does it drain my Sony a7 battery to have “remote trigger” activated?

Deep in the menus of my Sony a7 there is a menu item to allow remote trigger. If I don't put this in the "ON" position, remote triggers won't work. I don't use remote triggers often, just for ...
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Sony A7S and trigger voltages

I use a Sony A7S. Recently, I bought two old Panasonic PE-20s'. I've used it a couple times through the hotshoe without fail but recently I read up on how high flash trigger voltages can fry your ...
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Will old Minolta macro extensions work with a ring adapter on a Sony A6000?

I have a Minolta 35mm MC macro; a 50mm MD macro, and a 100mm macro adapter that attaches to a lens to get macro abilities. Will these work with a ring adapter on a Sony A6000?
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Why is my Sony A57 creating low res JPGs?

I have used a Sony A57 since they became available. I always have the resolution set for 16M and FINE for JPEGs. I just took an important set of photos that were intended for large blow-ups. But ...
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What (if any) are the differences between Minolta's SAL500F8 and Sony's SAL500F80?

I would love to buy one of these autofocus 500mm f8 lenses, but information about these lenses is sparse, and I haven't been able to find anything at all about if Sony made any changes to the lens ...
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Sony a7: Is there more noise for ISO <100?

I have a Sony a7 (original). And on the camera it has a feature my old Canon DSLRs never had: it allows me to select ISO values LOWER than 100. I understand the point of these lower ISO values: I ...
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Nikon F-mount lens adapters for Sony E-mount with fewest compromises

I presently use a Nikon D600, which is an fx body. As you can imagine I have plenty of F-mount fx glass laying around. I am looking at getting a Sony mirrorless as a portable second body for when a ...
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Will the Sony FDR-AX100 really be better in low light than the Sony FDR-AX33, even though the latter has a faster lens?

I see that Sony FDR-AX100's lens has opens at f/2.8 while Sony FDR-AX33's lens opens at f/1.8 I am often doing photos (Canon 6D) or videos in places where a f/1.8 lens would be a great advantage over ...
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Is vignetting affected by sensor resolution?

The following websites tested the Sony 16-50 f2.8 SSM lens on different cameras and came to different results in terms of vignetting: SLRGear A350 (14 MP): about 0.75EV vignetting at 16mm and f2.8. ...
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Adapter for Olympus SLR lenses on Sony a6000 camera?

I have a few older Olympus SLR lenses that I really like and want to use them on my new Sony a6000. I do not want to go thru two adapters. It messes with the shot. Does anyone know of a single ...