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Sony is a manufacturer of optical equipment, and particularly cameras and lenses. Their main DSLR and SLT photographic line website is at: http://sony.com/alpha

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to mount Pentax lenses on Sony NEX with an adapter?

I wonder whether it would be possible to mount Pentax lenses on a Sony NEX, using an adapter. Are such adapters already available? Would it be possible to have automatic focus?
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Looking for a remote flash trigger for Sony

Can anyone recommend a wireless flash set up for Sony A200 camera/Sony F58-AM flash unit?
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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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Can I get HSS with off-camera Canon 430EX II speedlites, radio triggers, and a Sony A7?

I've been tirelessly searching the Internet for information on how to use my two Canon 430exii's in conjunction with my Sony A7 in HSS mode. I think I already know the answer (can't do that!), but ...
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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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Sony a7 raw files converted to DNG won't open in non-Adobe applications

I have accidentally converted some of my RAW files into DNG while importing to Lightroom. Normally this is not a problem as most photo applications open DNGs as well. My issue is that whatever photo I ...
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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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How good are the EF-mount to E-mount adapters?

I currently live in the Canon ecosystem, but really like the look of the Sony a7S. But before I switch I want to know just how well I'll be able use use my old EF-mount lenses on my new a7S. How well ...
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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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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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What sort of damage in a camera can cause these photos?

I've a Sony DSC-F828. Every time I use the camera, I get the following problem after several shots. I get either: A striped image which is overexposed even if I use a very short exposure time (ref. ...
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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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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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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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Picture quality of a nice point and shoot with same size sensor and same zoom range as an interchangable lens camera

I'm trying to figure out whether I should get a camera with an interchangeable lens or a point and shoot that seems (based on the specs) very similar and the same price. The two in particular I am ...
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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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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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Using SLR Lenses on DSLR Cameras

I'm just starting out with DLSR photography - I recently purchased a Sony A230 with the kit lens (18mm - 55mm). I know that the lens mount is compatible with Minolta lenses. These lenses were ...
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How to do focus stacking with Sony A7?

It seems that software like helicon remote or EOS utility which allow you to pick focus points remotely make focus stacking so much easier. I couldn't find anything like that with Sony A7. Even's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Does the Sony A7 run Android, or if not, is there another way to write applications for it?

I'd like to buy a Sony a7R, probably when its successor arrives this year. I saw apps on the a7 in some video, and I would like to ask what apps are they? Is the Sony a7 running Android? Can you ...
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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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Can I use Minolta Maxxum lenses with Sony Alpha cameras?

I have an old Minolta Maxxum 7000i AF-SLR camera from early 90s. I have a complete set of lenses, filters, etc., I found out that Sony ultimately ended up buying Minolta, and developing their alpha ...
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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 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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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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What is a good 360 degree camera? [closed]

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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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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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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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 ...