Spring 2012

Spring 2012
by ani

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One good solution is to get a Hot Shoe Flash Adapter so you can use your old external flash right on the camera, or get a smaller Manual only flash to trigger your external optical slave flash. $10 Amazon Hot Shoe Flash Adapter MSA-10 for Sony NEX 3 An even better solution is to get this Wireless radio transmitter/receiver: $10 Wireless Flash ...


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The first flash is probably for light metering (Canon call their version e-TTL, Nikon iTTL if you want to read about how it works), but the external flash doesn't know that of course. You should be able to get an external optical trigger that can handle this (a hotshoe with a tripod thread on the bottom). Optical triggers are cheap so this would be a ...


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An alternative to the optical triggers or a new flash that Chriss H recomended. If your external head allow it, lower the power to 1/2 - 1/4, so the flash has enough power to trigger twice. The problem is that your camera can "think" there is enough light so it won't fire for the exposure. You can not have all on life.


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If you're using a disconnected non-dedicated external flash like this, it'll be unmetered - you'll have to set all the exposure and flash parameters manually to get the image you want. The first flash from your onboard flash is a metering flash for auto flash exposures. With manual exposures like this, it's neither needed nor even useful. So, set your ...


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Other answers have already said what I'd have said, apart from the fact that the only reason I'd use one of these adapters is if I had Canon lenses and you want IS. Having IS is arguably the most useful advantage these adapters offer, as shooting with adapted lenses with dumb adapters is quite simple. I'm looking to use my husbands EF 24-70 f2.8 II and ...


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However, with the LA-EA4 the A6300 is attached to an adaptor WHICH CONTAINS an extremely limited number of phase focusing points and the camera is 'looking through' a half stop ND filter.Ideally the A6300 would use its multitude of on-sensor phase focusing points, ignore the EA4's focusing points, and use the EA4 mainly to provide motor-focus-drive to the ...


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So I'm trying to wrap my head around if larger image size may result in better ISO sensitivity (so images get less grainy)? It actually tends to work the other way: larger photosites give better low-light performance because each site has more photons falling on it. So if you have two sensors with the same physical dimensions, the one with the lower ...


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The LA-EA4 uses the adapters AF sensors only and not the cameras, however LA-EA3 uses the cameras AF point and are therefore recommended for the A6300 (but not for the A6000), but doesn't have AF motor for lenses needing screw-drive. No, it would not work at all (no auto focus of any kind at all), but LA-EA3 have no translucent mirror and no light lose, it ...


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Brian Smith has a roundup of various adapters for Sony E-mount cameras to mount many different types of lenses. In the "Canon EF to Sony E-Mount Lens Adapters" section, he lists the following adapters: Metabones Canon EF to Sony E-Mount Smart Adapter IV ($400) FotodioX AF Adapter for Canon EF to Sony E-Mount ($100) Viltrox Auto-focus Canon EF/EF-S Lens to ...


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The correct term to search for is "tethering". It seems that CaptureOne has a special and free version exactly for Sony cameras, which also allows you to photograph tethered. You can download it from here After installing the software, you have to use a cable to connect the camera to the computer, start the software and search in the menus for "Live view".


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I think logic will tell you what the problem is: When all three modes are used without flash, the image looks the same. When all three modes are used with flash, the images are different. So, let's investigate the flash. Now, what makes a flash work? Well, we have a power source, a xeon bulb, and a large capacitor. More than likely, your batteries didn'...


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I've done this many times with Lightroom. Since "use camera white balance" is different from what your program shows, I would open (view) the "preview JPEG" and then use gcolor2 on linux or colorcop on windows to analyze the color values. Use the dropper to select what you perceive to be the best color. Copy those numbers to a textpad. I would use that ...


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If I'm not mistaken RAW is unprocessed. Therefore any balancing, sharpening, or noise reduction is not applied to it unlike a JPEG. You'll have to adjust the white balance in post production. Most editing programs will have it listed under white balance, cast, or temperature.


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Krasnogorsk-3 has a Pentax M42x1 mount, though may be some models with Krasnogorsk bayonet mount. The lens mounted is the Meteor 5-1. f1.9 /17-69mm You can mount the M42 lens in mirrorless cameras, with the appropriate adapter. This lens was designed for 16mm film, so there are considerations using it on bigger frames. Seems not suitable for SLR as the ...


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Depends what you want to use it for. If you've got a good eye and understand the basics of photography, for general non enthusiast casual photos of family, pets etc, it is perfectly good. I have had that lens with Nex 6, 7 and A6000, as well as legacy lenses and the Zeiss 16-70, and I can say unless you take landscapes and specialist photos in difficult ...


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The Sony A6000 corrects about 95% of the lens optical problems and for prints less than 12x18 which is about 98% of what most people make you will probably be happy. If you need critical enlargements get a Sigma 30mm or 60mm lens. Both are optically great and relatively inexpensive. I have the A6000 and the kit lens along with the 60mm Sigma and the Sony 18-...


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There are extremely thin pinhole lenses for Sony NEX cameras that you can easily find online. These are the thinnest NEX-native lenses that you will find. Then there are manual lenses that you can adapt, such as the 38mm Olympus 2.8 lens, whose adapter to NEX isn't that thick. This would be the definite best option for you I think. This is pretty much how ...



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