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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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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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Is IS/OSS necessary when filming with a gimbal? [closed]

I'm currently changing my EOS 7D for a Sony a6400 and since this camera does not have IBIS, I'm also getting a 3 axis Gimbal (ZHUIYN WEEBILL LAB). I'm planning to use this camera for video and photo ...
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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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Does anybody know what these bright curved lines are?

Shot with the Zeiss 35 2.8 on my A7iii. Any input is much appreciated! Also, here is some other shots I did, with some other settings too.
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Can I use a Sony HVL F43AM off-camera with Sony HVL F43M as master?

Can I use the Sony HVL F43AM flash as an off-camera flash with the Sony HVL F43M as the transmitter? Or am I just better off buying some cheaper flashes for off-camera flashes? (I already own the Sony ...
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Can I use Sony lenses on a Nikon camera? [duplicate]

I was searching on the internet but I can't find any result, even saying that I can't use it. I have the following cameras: a Sony a7R II and a Nikon D610. I'm able to find adapters to use my Nikon's ...
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What are the disadvantages of the new Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 versus Sony's current 85mm offerings?

The Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 is a relatively new lens and there don't seem to be any comparisons between it and the 85mm lineup that Sony currently offers. I get that's it's a manual focus lens, but I am ...
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Is the Sony “NEX-F3” compatible with “NEX 3” lenses?

Are lenses labeled "Nex3" compatible with my Sony "NEX-F3" camera? I ask because I can't find any third party lenses for my camera. I'm looking for fixed lens 50mm with a wide aperture and I'd like ...
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Wireless Shutter Control for Sony RX 1

I have an old Sony RX1 - have no Bluetooth build in. I'm wondering if there is a tool out there that can turn my camera to be able to take a take a shot wirelessly. I'm open to any suggestions at ...
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Use Canon AE-1 lenses on a Sony Alpha a6000 [duplicate]

I have found that my father had an old Canon AE-1 film camera, and I'm about to buy a Sony Alpha a6000 camera. The old AE-1 camera has a good 80mm lens that I'd love to use on my Sony camera, even if ...
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How sharp are RAW photos before processing?

Are RAW images by nature slightly blurry prior to processing? If I open them up in Lightroom and zoom into the photo, my photos are not tack sharp but a bit blurry. Once I process, it comes out ...
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Trouble deleting videos from Sony camera

I've run into the "unable to display" problem a few times, where I've moved photos from the SD card to my computer. Then when I put the SD card back in the camera, the files are out of sync with the ...
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How can I automatically convert Sony RAW (ARW) to JPEGs as good as the camera creates itself?

I am beginner and I made a mistake. I wanted to have the best quality and I saved photos only as raw files (arw). (I have a Sony DSC-RX100 IV). I have 1000 photos and I would like to save them as ...
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Is it possible to tether Sony HX60 and run python scripts using pysony?

I am trying to use Sony HX60 for my drone and wanted to know if using a Sony HX60 will be a good option as I need to use a USB to control the camera.
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Can I use Godox V860ii C on Sony a6500?

I am using Sony a6500 but I have Godox V860 ii C and Godox X1T C trigger. Can I use this flash and trigger on my Sony camera for high-speed sync? Will it work? If yes, how to do it?
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Sony A7 and A9 Camera Sensor - Why are the edges of the sensor beveled?

I recently cleaned my Sony Mirrorless camera sensor using both a rocket blower and a wet cleaning solution. I was able to successfully remove all the dust/smudges, but I do still have some dust on the ...
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Why doesn't Adobe DNG converter recognize files from my new camera?

I want to convert ARW files of A7III in adobe DNG converter but unable to do it. It is showing a prompt that no raw file is present in containing folder. But works perfectly with my A7SII raw files. ...
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Can my camera be saved? Or is it time to get a new one?

I am a beginner photographer and owner of the now obsolete Sony NEX 5-R mirrorless camera (bought in 2012). It has been 1) increasingly saying "cannot recognize lens" and 2) seems to have a really ...
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How to get the most out of low-level monochromatic light?

Do you have any best practices in general for shooting in low-level monochromatic light? This is easily my least favorite lighting condition. Say you're at a Halloween party, and everybody is hanging ...
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Why are Nikon Cameras not widely used to shoot video as compared to Canon/Sony? [closed]

I am new to the photography, and I use a Nikon D3400 and 18-55 VR kit lens for casual photography and once in a while I shoot video in 1080 60p. But everywhere in youtube I see people saying that ...
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Sony A7iii how to permanently display focus distance in MF mode

I'm doing mostly landscape photography and the manual focus is a thing for me. Since the native Sony lenses all have focus by wire, the MF experience is poor. I never know if my focus is still at ...
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Is there any compact full-frame mirrorless camera?

I want to give mirrorless a shot (I have always and only used DSLRs), especially because I'm enthusiastic for street photography and I want something agile when traveling. I'm also a time-lapse fan. ...
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Do Canon's TS lenses work on Metabones?

I have Metabones IV on an A7RII and am interested in Canon's T&S lenses. Will they work without issues?
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Reason for dark areas/vignetting when shooting in bright light

I noticed some vignetting when I shoot in bright light, see below for an example: This usually occurs then I shoot with with a Sony DSLM (A7II or NEX3N) and a vintage (long focal length) lens. I can ...
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Suggestions to reduce red skin tones on Sony A7iii [duplicate]

Recently moved from Canon to Sony a7iii. My wife has pointed out that a lot of the skin tones look much more red than previously. Any suggestions on avoiding this? I've seen there is a slider to ...
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What is the point of converter lens settings in a camera?

My Sony DSC-H1 has a tube with 58mm threads for mounting converter lenses and/or filters. Among the lenses available from manufacturer itself are a 0.7x wide converter, an 1.7x tele converter, and a ...
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Full resolution at less-desired aspect ratio or less resolution at desired aspect ratio?

I come from the world of film cameras, where larger negatives are generally preferred over smaller negatives because they generally can hold more information and detail. Now, with digital cameras, ...
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How to live feed to a laptop to show what is on a Sony HX60 camera's display?

What available ways are there to output a live feed from the Sony DSC HX60 camera showing what is on its display? For example, can this be done using a cable from the HDMI port on the camera to an ...
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Why Sony abandoned apps in camera? [closed]

As soon as I discovered them my first thought was "wow this is going to abilitate a strong change", I'm disappointed seeing that Sony abandoned apps in camera from A7III on. Why did they do it?
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How can I finalize my selection of a Sony mirrorless camera? [closed]

I'm sure this has been asked a million times.. but planning on picking one of these up later today. I'm on the fence. I'm still finding myself so I can't tell you exactly what type of photography I'...
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How to set image preview on the Sony A7Riii

I'm used to shooting Nikon, where when you take a photo it shows a preview of the image on the main screen for a few seconds, or until you soft tap the shutter again. Is there a way to implement this ...
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First time - Night Club Photography - what gear do I need?

One of my friends wants me to shoot some picture of him/people at the club where he is a DJ. But I just started out so I don't have so much knowledge on it so I need some help. My gear: Sony α6300 ...
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What is the cause of shutter lag on Sony a6000 with 55-210mm lens?

I was using someone else's Sony ILCE-6000 with an E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS lens attached. It had shutter lag in excess of a second. Half-press felt non-existent in that the camera did not appear to ...
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How many pictures can you take with a Sony mirrorless camera before the sensor fails? [duplicate]

What is the frames limit of the mirrorless cameras sensor? When should it be changed (for example on the Sony a6000 series or on the Sony a7)?
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Can I adapt/use a crop lens on an full frame body without vignetting?

I have a crop sensor camera (Sony A6000) with an E-mount 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 lens and I want to switch to a full frame body (Sony A7ii). Is there, or better yet how do I find, a lens adapter that fixes ...
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Which lens is recommendable for landscape astro photos with Sony A7Riii? [duplicate]

The new Sony A7R III has a 42 megapixel sensor and both a really good resolution and overall photo quality. But it is also challenging the lenses. So far, there is only one ultra-wide angle lens for ...
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Should i buy a lens or a new camera? [duplicate]

I have a sony dslr camera thats about 10 years old, it doesn't take as good quality photos as newer cameras. I want to know if i should buy a lens or a new camera. What affects the quality more?
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Is there an adapter to allow a camera to control focus or aperture of a manual focus & aperture lens?

I recently bought the Sony Alpha a7. In a bid to get an affordable portrait lens, I rushed to get the Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 only to realize that there is no communication between the camera and lens. Now ...
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Is there any way to disable pop-up UI animations on the Sony RX1R II?

The Sony RX1R II has annoying and unnecessary pop-up animations. For example, when in M mode and changing the shutter speed, an animated "shutter speed scale" appears on screen. This is annoying ...