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Sony is a manufacturer of optical equipment, and particularly cameras and lenses. Their main photographic line website is at: https://www.sony.com/electronics/cameras

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Sony 50mm 1.2 GM lens has loose elements inside?

I just received my Sony 50mm f1.2 lens. When holding the lens by itself, if I turn it over front on top, then back on top, and repeat, there are elements inside that shift around. They feel heavy, so ...
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Can I turn on automatically selecting a shutter speed for Sony A350 with M42 lenses? Looking for adapter M42 ↔ Sony A

I have a couple of Sony bodies and e.g. in A6400 I can use M42 lenses with automatically selecting shutter speed because I can change options like Release w/o Lens and Shutter lock. Alas, I can't ...
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Is my Sigma 18-50 mm lens too blurry?

I purchased the Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN Contemporary for Sony E and am using it on a Sony a6000. I previously used a Sigma 30 mm prime lens and had no issues. With the new lens I am finding more ...
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My Sony A6000 Will not do HSS with interfit sony ttl trigger on honeybadger unleashed

Out of desperation posting here. I have a Sony a6000, and an interfit TTL remote for Sony to use with my honeybadger unleashed. If I click the sync mode button on the remote to HSS, after about 1/2 ...
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Which is a good lens to add to a beginners collection?

I am looking for a budget friendly lens to gift a photographer just starting out. He currently uses the Sony α6400 with an 18-135 lens. What would be a good budget friendly lens to add to his ...
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Sony ZV-1: USB Power Supply setting does nothing?

I recently purchased a ZV-1 and have been coming up to speed with all its settings. One thing I haven't managed to figure out, is what the "USB Power Supply" ON/OFF toggle does. This should ...
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Do I need new battery charger for Sony Alpha upgrade?

I'm in the process of upgrading my A200 to a second hand A580. Will I need a different battery charger, or can I continue using the one from my A200?
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Why do my photos have such poor quality?

I've been using my camera Sony DSC HX100v for years. Lately, some photos have really poor quality (photos taken before and after on the same day look fine). I usually use automatic mode only, so I am ...
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Current ratings of the PC sync / hotshoe - flash trigger connection of mirrorless cameras (Sony A7R/A7RII)

I'm in the process of making my own home-made camera flash. I'm now designing the "trigger circuit" that will be using a 3.5mm jack as my preferred connection to the camera's PC sync or hot ...
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I am shooting video at 200 ISO but the video is still really noisy. Any ideas on how to fix this?

I'm using a Sony Alpha A58 and I am shooting at 25 fps. My settings are ISO 200, F5.6, 1/50. The video is noisy in general but more in the darker areas such as black wall e.t.c. Any ideas? Thanks!
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previewing exposure and af with flash in low light studio

Hello stackexchangers, yesterday i had my first portrait shooting in a studio. I already had preimagined my lighting setup: a single softbox flash on the right for the general exposure and a big ...
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How do I shoot pictures with the size of above 4MB?

I am using Sony A6000 and the size of most of the photos is below 1 MB. I want it to be above 4 MB so I can upload on shutterstock.
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Lens for 1 inch sensor format does not seem to cover the actual sensor boundary

I have a camera which has the Sony IMX267LQR sensor. From the sensor documentation, its diagonal is 16.1 mm and pixel dimensions are 4096 (H) × 2160 (V). The camera manufacturer listed it as 1 inch ...
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Does the Sigma MC-11 adapter work with the Sigma Canon Teleconverter?

I'm currently looking for tele lenses for Sony E mount. I haven't settled on a camera body yet, but I'll probably get an a7c. One option would be the Sigma 100-400mm for Sony E. Though without a Sigma ...
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Affordable camera for a macro photography

Which cheap camera fits better for taking a macro photos of static objects: PCB boards, electronic chips, various small hardware? Basically, the camera will be fixed on a copy stand. I'm considering ...
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Do I need a copy stand to digitize negatives with a Sony Mirrorless Camera

I want to digitize negatives with a Sony mirrorless camera. Do I need a copy stand?
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Where to download SONY Imaging Edge for MacOS 10.12

Where can I find a downloadable version of Sony Imaging Edge (Remote/Viewer/Edit) compatible with MacOS 10.12?
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Convince Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 to take many pictures after one shutter press?

A friend of mine does cosplay and wants to be able to take pictures of her costumes. She's got a backdrop set up in her house, and is currently just using her smartphone but is not happy with the ...
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Metal shaving from shutter box of A7iii?

I noticed a lot of dusty spots in my images and it looks like it’s from the bottom side of the shutter box, between the sensor screen and the mount? Can someone enlighten me if this? [update] Here ...
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Did sensors improve in the last 10 years?

I have a Sony SLT-65 and consider getting a new mirror-less APS-C camera. What can I expect from sensor development of the last 10 years? E.g., does the Fuji X-T1 offer better quality in low-light/...
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Is there any difference in distance from Sensor to the lens (first glass) when we compare Sigma 24-70 2.8 and Sony 24-70 2.8?

I am looking to buy a 2.8 lens, I heard that Sony's lens is more closer to the sensor. Is that true ? Why I am asking this because, I heard (not sure) that one advantage of mirrorless camera's are ...
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What does the T* written in orange refer to?

One of the promo images of Sony's newly launched A7C shows "T*" written in orange on the side. What does it mean?
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Is the noise coming from fast aperture ring adjustments of Sigma 100-400m lens on Sony A6500 expected?

I recently got a Sigma 100-400mm for my Sony A6500 and love it so far. But I noticed that the aperture ring makes noticeable noise on power ON and power OFF. See Google Photos album of two videos ...
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Battery grip for sony cameras

is there any battery grip for Sony NEX-F3 cameras? I've searched a lot and all I find is battery grips for other sony cameras
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Will a 77-82mm stepup + filter fit with stock hood on Sony 70-200mm 2F.8 GM?

I am about to buy a Sony A7RIII + 16-35mm F2.8 GM + 70-200mm F2.8 GM and want to use the same X4 CPL filter. I plan on buying the 82mm X4 CPL (which will fit the 16-35mm) and using a stepup to allow ...
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How to start a Sony A7iii directly in playback mode?

I don't like to hear the mechanics of the camera "coming to life" when all I want to do is review photos - often with the lens cap on! Is it possible to start Sony cameras (e.g. A7iii) in ...
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Trinocular mount for Sony Alpha cameras

I would be interested about mounting my Sony A7r3 to an Amscope microscope. I don't have a microscope yet, but I would be interested about a trinocular one. I could not find any mounts to allow my ...
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sony a7ii vs canon t7i

I am torn between a new full frame A7ii or a Canon T7i. I currently shoot on a canon digital rebel and have some kit glass i can use if I buy the T7i. I shoot many landscapes, wildlife, scenic pics. ...
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Sony NP-FH40 not charging well

I have Sony Handycam DCR DVD610 which works perfectly fine with the power adapter on. But if I take it out and put it on battery power, it turns off for 20 seconds and will say battery exhausted. Even ...
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Can not focus Nikon 500mm F/5 lens with adapter on Sony A7Riii

I have a vintage circa 1970 Nikon Nikkor 500mm F/5 Reflex lens that will not focus at infinity with any of the Nik-NEX adapters I have to connect this lens to my Sony A7RIII. The lens works great on a ...
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Fisheye image circle close to border of image

I'm using a Canon 8-15mm fisheye with a sony alpha 7R3 and a sigma adapter. I just noticed that at 8mm the circle of the image is not exactly centered; it is close to the top border of the image. ...
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what is the cause of halo around dark objects (non-HDR)

This problem occurs often with scenes that have trees with the sky behind. I tend to raise the shadows and reduce the higligts (in RAW) to get a more pleasing image, I believe this is a normal thing ...
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Switching gear from Canon to Sony [closed]

I been on Canon gear for more that 5+ year and mostly shoot with 5DIII, got wide range of Canon lenses. Thinking of switching to mirrorless camera and been reading a lot on Sony and using Canon ...
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Using a Sony E mount lens on a Nikon body? [duplicate]

I was just wondering if it's possible to use a Sony E mount lens on the Nikon D3200 by using an adaptor? I recently got given a Sony lens for free so I dont want to get rid of it.
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Why am I getting weird curved lines on photos taken in light on my sony cybershot?

The photos I take on my Cybershot have these horizontal lines all over the place. These lines are curved at some points and as you zoom in it acts really weird and changes. The thing is, this happens ...
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Can a Godox XPro transmitter for one brand fire a legacy flash for a different brand + X1R in TTL?

I have recently moved from Canon to a Sony A7R IV and want to fire my Canon flash (600EX-RT) mounted on a X1R-C while using a XPro-S on camera. I can successfully use this combination in manual mode, ...
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How can I send pictures from my Sony Alpha 7R to my mobile without the "PlayMemories Online" app?

I don‘t want any of my photos in the cloud and the ‚playMemories Online‘ app is complete non-functional crap (got 1 star in my appstore). Is there another way to transfer images wirelessly to the ...
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Send RAWs from Sony RX100 to Android smartphone

First, some context so maybe someone will have a good suggestion: I'm currently touring with my bike. My Android smartphone is basically my computer, and it's ok (considering the weight saved, it's ...
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How different in quality is the Tamron 28-75 Di III compared to the 28-75 Di LD SP AF?

The "III" version, natively available in E mount and released in 2018, is almost twice the price of the older version available in various DSLR mounts. Has anyone here had the opportunity to compare ...
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What options do I have for very compact or pancake lenses for full frame Sony E cameras?

I love tiny lenses, but I haven't found anything that is smaller than the Samyang 35mm 2.8 that also covers full frame for Sony's E-Mount. Is there any option I have that could make an a7r2 jacket ...
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Which of these cameras are better for product photography? [closed]

My sister in law has an online store which she sells her handmade bracelets in there. Currently she is using her Android phone's camera for photography but she asked me to look for a real camera for ...
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Underwater Housing for Sony A7s for surfing photography?

I have a Sony a7s and I would like to start to shoot surfing photography. I never had an underwater housing before, so I feel a little bit lost. Besides, it's difficult to understand if all buttons/...
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How could I convert uncompressed raw files to compressed files?

I shoot always raw (Sony .arw) with my A7RII but after a year there is so much disk space allocated. A single uncompressed file uses approx. 80mb, so I decided to use the compressed format because ...
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Why are three nearly duplicate photos produced with Dynamic Range Optimization on a Sony SLT-A65V?

I have DRO turned on, and it gives me 3 slightly different photos of the same thing. Now what? Manually decide which is best? Recombine them into a single better photo? How? Something else End ...
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Why does A7R II overheat? Is it solved?

The A7R Mark II is known for overheating. They seemingly released an firmware update but there are reports of it not working. Is it solved? How did they manage to fix it by an firmware update? How ...
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DRO, Picture Profile and Auto Mode - Why these settings can’t coexist?

I’m new to professional photography and still trying to understand some crucial things,I really hope you guys could help me out. I have a Sony A6500, I’m trying to move from Auto to Manual settings, ...
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Sigma's for Sony can be calibrated with Sigma Docker. What about Sony lenses?

So, I am so confused on this topic, as I can't find an information anywhere. Sigma 3 years ago introduced amazing tool - Sigma Docker that allows without having special equipment or extraordinary ...
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Clicking sound and flickering display when using Sony 70-200 F4

I recently purchased a Sony 70-200 F4 and have been testing it on my A7 (the very first one). I noticed that there's a clicking sound and the display (both in the LCD and EVF) flickers whenever I ...
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Why does Lightroom show the focal length of the Sony RX10 IV as 220mm, when it's marketed as 600mm?

I have a Sony RX 10 IV. I used maximum zoom, 600mm, but when editing in Lightroom in the details it gives the focal length of 220mm. Can anyone explain, please?
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC RX100 - photo without memory card

Using a Sony Cyber-shot DSC RX100 , I went out to photograph but later realized the SD card was not in the camera. I am assuming that there must be some internal memory where the photos are stored, ...
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