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Is 24mm F/1.8 Prime lens blur bokeh is good (not distorted face) for portraits

I want to buy and do a photos+video interview with Sigma F/1.8 24mm Fixed Prime. I did profile photos/interviews with my Sigma 85mm F/1.4 on My Sony A77 APS-C camera. I used to use F/1.7-F/2 as a ...
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Can I delete photos on my Lumix from my computer?

Just got a Lumix DMC-S5 and I am happy with the camera. I have some software that I use for a couple of other Sony cameras which automatically downloads all photos and deletes them from the card. The ...
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Which bodies could I use Minolta AF 70-120 and AF 50 lenses with?

Lately I've been looking into buying a DSLR to get into photography more seriously. A friend of mine heard about this and gave me an old pair of lenses: a Minolta AF 70-210 and a Minolta AF 50. From ...
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Viewer for Sony Cybershot 3D MPO pictures

I have a Sony Cybershot DSC-HX50V that can create 3D photos to be viewed on a 3D TV. I want to be able to view them on my computer as anaglyph picture. I tried the XStereO app on the Mac but the ...
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Does the Sony DSC-WX60 or Nikon L610 have a better lens?

I am in a deadlock between buying a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX60 or Nikon Coolpix L610. The former is more compact and has Carl Zeiss lens while the latter has more optical zoom. Other factors, both ...
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Where can I get instructions on how to use a Sony 100mm f/2.8 α lens? [closed]

Where can I get instructions how to use a Sony 100mm f/2.8 α (alpha) lens? It is being used on a Sony A550 DSLR.
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How can you take long exposure shots with the Sony HX 20V?

Is that possible? If so, appreciate if you can explain how it is done.
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Why does my flash have lower power in automatic than in manual? [duplicate]

I have a Sony HVL-43AM flash. I've found that when I'm in automatic mode, when I dial the flash exposure compensation to -2EV I was able to get a much weaker flash than if I went manual with the flash ...
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How to set the starting number for filenames on a SD card with a Sony camera? [closed]

I have a sony HX-series pocket camera. For some reason, the file numbering of videos (and not of still photos) got reset recently and started from zero. This is causing me a nightmare of filename ...
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Will a Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G IF-ED VR lens work on my Sony A900?

I have a Sony A900 that I want to use with Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G IF-ED VR. Does this lens come with a Sony mount? I do not want to have to use an adapter.
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How to care for digital camera batteries to prolong its life?

I wonder how can one prolong the life of a digital camera battery. Some times I would go about 2~3 months without using my camera. When I try to pick up the camera again, I found battery no longer has ...
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How to make SONY NEX F3 pictures display the date it was taken at the bottom right corner?

Is there a way to make SONY NEX F3 pictures display the date it was taken?
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Tethered shooting with Sony a57 - impossible?

I have a Sony a57 and today I tried to set it up with a tethered capture in Lightroom. Lightroom couldn't even see the camera. Is there any way to get this working, or are they just not compatible?
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How can I do multiple exposures with my Sony A100?

I have a Sony Alpha A100. Yeah, it's pretty old. It still works really well, and I take some really good photos with it, the only concern I have is that it does not have "Double Exposure" or ...
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How to show Sony NEX F3 image quality is better than Nikon 1 J1?

According to this site, Sony NEX F3's sensor is 3x as large as Nikons, and it's image quality is 73 vs Nikon's 56 (how on earth do you come up with a number for this?). I have been experimenting with ...
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Can an M42 mount be used to attach an A-mount Sony camera to a NexStar telescope?

Do the NexStar-series telescopes allow for a camera to be attached using an M42 adapter?
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How to properly deal with lens distortion in Sony NEX RAW files?

I have a Sony NEX6 camera and when using the 16-50 kit lens the photos shot in RAW has a lot of distortions. You either have to let the camera correct it using jpeg or you are expected to use Sony's ...
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Is it possible the Nikon 1 J1 can outperform the Sony NEX F3 in low light conditions?

Online reviews have indicated that NEX F3 is a superior device because it has a larger sensor, and therefore it would perform better under low light condition. However, today I tested both cameras. ...
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Do I need a light stand mount specific for Sony shoe?

I'm a hobbyist looking to get into off-camera lighting on a budget. I have a Sony a57. I already have a manual flash that works when attached to the camera. Based on this guide, I'm looking at ...
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Is it possible to remote control via USB a Sony DSC HX-200V?

I was wondering if there is a way to programmatically control a Sony DSC HX-200V camera via its USB port. I tried to find anything on Internet (Google, that is :)) but there seems to be nothing. I do ...
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What gear for Sony off-camera flash sync with TTL?

I'm just getting into digital photography, and I'm planning on getting some flash gear for Christmas that will let me dig into the Strobist lighting tutorials. I have Sony / Minolta gear. So let's ...
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Sigma EF610 flash compared to Sony HVL-F43AM

I'm in the market for a flash for my Sony A57. The two I'm focused on are the Sony HVL-F43AM for around $350 or the Sigma EF610 for around $250. They both seem very similar from a feature ...
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Are there any lenses for the Sony HX200V to make better quality photos?

My sister has just bought the Sony DSC-HX200V camera. She mainly uses the camera to take photos of views and portraits of children (for university work). Are there any lenses available to buy for this ...
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Any reason to buy stock lens for Sony Alpha if I already have good Minolta Maxxum lenses?

I am a novice photographer looking to get into DSLR photography. I have an old Maxxum 5 and a couple lenses for it: a 75-300 zoom and a 28-80 zoom. After reading this question, it is clear that ...
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Sony DSC-HX200V is right choice for Beginner? [closed]

I am newbie with the photography, and just wanted to start it. I have purchased Sony DSC-HX200V to get started with. I would like to know I have made right choice or not? And what I can get/expect ...
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How to shoot B&W images in SONY Cyber Shot DSC-H70?

What's the best way to take black and white images with a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H70
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Compatibility of a Sigma Lens adapted to a Minolta 7000 A/F camera with a Sony Alpha 330 Camera

I have a Minolta 7000 A/F film camera, circa 1986. I also have a Sigma 75-300 A/F Lens which works well with that camera. I have since updated to the Sony Alpha 330 camera and the original Minolta ...
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Tips on getting group shots for family

My grandfather is turning 80 this year in September. The most important thing to him is his family. Because of this, my entire family is getting together to celebrate. Since the family is spread out ...
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Does the Sony a57 have a time-lapse function?

Does the Sony a57 have a built in time lapse function? If not, where can I pick up an intervalometer? Any suggestions for a specific intervalometer?
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From a pure specs perspective, do micro four thirds cameras like the E-PL2 have any advantages over Sony's new RX100?

David Pogue is deeply, wildly in love with Sony's new high-end "pro's second camera", the RX100. So I was thinking of trying to find an excuse to buy it to replace my S95. But then I realized that ...
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What is the difference between APS-C and Full Frame sensor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When do the differences between APS-C and full frame sensors matter, and why? I was doing research in buying the Sony NEX-7 camera, but today the news was all about the ...
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Creating HDR images with Sony DSC-HX100V?

Yesterday I saw some very cool HDR images. Now I'm interested to try this by myself, but I'm a little bit unsure, if my camera (Sony DSC-HX100V) is capable of doing such pictures. If read that I need ...
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Why does my camera make a whirring noise during a long exposure?

I have a Sony Alpha a55. When I take a long exposure photo, while the shutter is open, the camera makes a whirring sound. What causes this noise and why is it necessary to the camera's operation? ...
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Why are colors brighter and more red on Sony HX100v?

I have purchased a Sony HX100v. Can any one give me a review about its photography results? Till I am not more explore it. One thing I noticed about it was the color. Colors are brighter than actual ...
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What do Pentax, Sony, and Olympus DSLRs offer that differs from Canon and Nikon?

We have a question and answers outlining the significant differences between the "big two" DSLR brands. I'm interested in the other DSLR makers, and how the cameras they make compare in terms of ...
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Does the Sony A77 have a shutter?

I bought the new Sony A77 last month and I am interested to learn about how its translucent mirror technology works but couldn't find enough information on it. My question is: does it have a shutter? ...
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What 3D lenses are available for a Sony NEX camera?

I currently have a Sony NEX-VG10. I would like to know if it's possible or worthwhile to get a 3D lens for it? I did a google search and can't seem to find any — or am I blind?
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What happens when a Sony SLT camera is operated with mirror up?

What happens if you attempt to operate a Sony SLT (pellicle mirror) camera with the mirror up? Does the camera detect this condition? Will the camera shoot? What happens to autofocus--can the ...
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What filters fit a Sony E-Mount 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens?

I have a Sony Nex-5 with the E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS. I want to know if I can buy these macro filters.What I should be looking out for?
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What is a good 360 degree camera?

I want to buy a new camera for a 360 degree shoot , so can anyone suggest me the good one I have seen that Sony Bloggie camera which has 3D camera and a 360 degree lens too, so does this camera have ...
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Can I charge a Sony Cybershot DSC-T200 using a computer's USB port?

The Sony Cybershot DSC-T200 comes with an external wall mounted charger for its proprietary battery. Some Sony cameras allow you to draw power from a computer's USB port. Is this possible with the ...
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How should I decide which flash to purchase for my Sony A580?

I have a Sony a580 and I'm thinking about purchasing a flash. I'd like to use the flash for indoor photography: portraits, group photos and candid shots. It looks like there are a number of options ...
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Should I choose a Canon 550D or a Sony DSLR-A580?

I am planning to buy a Canon EOS 550D with its Kit Lens (18-55 mm) and a prime lens (50 mm 1.8) with my main intention of clicking portrait and landscape pictures. Just yesterday I came across Sony ...
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How can I manually make a exposure sequence for HDR, without automatic exposure bracketing?

I have Sony a580, which offers an HDR feature, but not with the raw image type. The only thing they offer with raw choice is exposure bracketing, but you can only choose 3 images with 0.3 EV or 0.7 ...
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Which DSLR other than Sony A55 has best video capabilities with autofocus?

I've bought an Sony A55 camera for home use. Recording video is very important for me. Fortunately this camera is very good in video recording. It records 1080 HD and more important than that it does ...
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Is there any difference between the Sony A65 and A55 other than megapixels?

When I look at dpreview's side-by-side camera comparison page, there is no difference between two cameras except pixel count (24MP vs. 16MP). If that's the only difference then $200 isn't worth it ...
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Is it possible to control my Sony Alpha 550 from my computer?

Is there any way for me to connect my Sony Alpha 550 Digital SLR to my computer so that I can, for example, view live view images on the computer screen, control the settings using the computer, or ...
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Is continuous autofocus in video a software or hardware function?

My camera (Sony alpha A580) does not natively support video autofocusing. When I was buying camera, I didn't think that was such important feature for me. Now I want my camera to be able to autofocus ...
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How quick are you able to set the exposure on the Sony NEX-C3 (or other cameras like it)?

Background I am considering the NEX-C3 as a nice camera to take on trips\shoots\vacation\outing\etc where my DSLR would be too large but I do not want to sacrifice my ability to set the exposure of ...
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How do I clean dust in a Sony A55 SLT?

I am pretty sure I have dust inside of my Sony a55 SLT (Single Lens Translucent). However I'm not sure how to get rid of it or where exactly it is. I think it could be either on the translucent mirror ...