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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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Why does my camera choose an insane ISO & shutter time combo in Aperture mode?

I noticed lately that my Sony A7S II will pick very high ISO (12800) combined with very short shutter times (1/8000s) when in aperture priority mode. What would cause it to do such a thing? Did I ...
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Feasibility Sony Alpha mounted on motorcycle

I'm planning on buying a Sony Alpha a7 III and mounting this camera on the tank to take high quality footage. From what I understand the high vibrations of the motorcycle would kill that camera rather ...
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DC Power Output on Sony Alpha 57

I have a Sony Alpha 57 camera and a wireless flash. The flash transmitter is supposed to run on a CR2 battery (3V). Unfortunately, I regular forget to switch it off and the battery is drained. ...
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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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What gear can remotely mount a Nissin i60A flash (for use as a wirelessly control flash)?

I have a Nissin i60A flash with base that mates to the Sony multifunction shoe (not the classic hot shoe). I want to be able to remotely mount it, such as on a light stand, for use as a remote slave ...
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How to adjust blur intense on sony a6000?

How to adjust the level of the background blur on macro shooting? On Sony a6000 with e30mm macro lens, I recall last time I used it there was a button which lead to adjusting the intense of the ...
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Trouble shooting white screen - sony a7c

Problem when shooting a computer or tablet screen If any of you encountered this situation: When photographing a white screen of a computer, phone or tablet, it does not appear white and the light ...
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How to use Sony A77M2 auto-focus for shooting birds

I've been challenged with the following scenario: I'm shooting a stationary bird with a Sony A77M2 and 300mm lens. Eventually the bird takes flight. How should I configure and use the body's ...
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Why do these images have a dark semi-circle on the left side?

I shot these images with my Sigma 24-70 and Sony A7iii, in fog, sometimes pointed into the "sun" (it was not actually sunny but sometimes the lens was pointed towards the direction of the ...
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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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How do I use Canon speedlights off-camera with a Sony A7 III?

I'm currently in the limbo phase of converting my system to Sony…but meanwhile I need to work with my current collection of Canon speedlights. I'm having trouble understanding exactly which trigger ...
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How do I select a fixed lens for my APS-C sensor camera for a specific field of view/zoom

I have a camera that's been set up for a very specific application: it's a mirrorless Sony alpha 6000, with the lens that came with the camera: The Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable Zoom Lens. I ...
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Does the QX1 support passive lenses?

I'm just starting to get into photography and got a used Sony QX1 and the 16-50 kit lens. Now I'm looking to extend my glass collection. I've read that to use lenses without any electrical connections,...
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Photograph poster slightly from side but retain all-over sharpness?

Using a Sony Alpha 7 III (Sony lens 24-240mm), I want to photograph posters and bigger signs outside. For stylistic reasons, as well as to avoid reflecting myself in the occasional glass, I do so ...
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Mirror the settings of Sony's JPEG generation on the RAW (*.arw) file opened in Lightroom?

Sometimes, I'm perfectly happy with the JPG generated by my Sony Alpha 6100, but want to rotate the image a bit in Lightroom. To not cause increased loss due to recompression, I would naturally prefer ...
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why i have black rectangles on my photo?

Original photo Edited photo to better show rectangles sony a6000 iso 100 3.2 f/5 sigma 60 mm (90mm for aps-c)
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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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Filming welding - avoid highlight clipping

I'm filming TIG welding on Sony A7 III without a welding mask. The best results with auto-focus and automatic exposure I was able to get are below - using PP10 HLG3 with Knee set to 75% slope -5 and ...
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Tethering DSLR camera to PC via any common WiFi network

I am aware that it is possible to tether a camera to PC via the WiFi network that is created by the WiFi-enabled camera itself. But I want to know if it is possible to tether by connecting both camera ...
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Taking picture every x seconds [duplicate]

I would like to make star trails picture and I saw that one good way to do so is to take picture every like 30 seconds and them stack them all. I have Sony a6500 camera. Is there a way to set this in ...
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Recommended lens for landscape

I own a Sony a6500 camera and I bought one lens Sony 18-105mm f4. I plan a trip to Iceland and I would to make some good landscape photos. I saw the first season of "Photographing the World" where ...
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Sony A6000 with Sony E 18-200 lens: images unsharp on the left, in particular at zoom — lens damage?

My photos, taken with a Sony A6000 with a Sony E 18–200 mm lens, are unsharp on the left at moderate zoom and unsharp everywhere off-centre in severe zoom. This effect is present with image ...
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Need help with removing fungus from Sony 55-210 mm lens(SEL55210)

The front group comprises of 2 elements which are sealed together and the infestation is on the inside. I can't figure out a way to clean the inner surface. Has anyone had any success with it?
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Is it necessary to have a tripod and remote to take pictures of a starry sky? [duplicate]

Also, does the exposure time change if the camera is shaken and it has to focused again? I did have an ISO of 3200 and shutter speed of 1/125. All I obtained was a dark sky. Its the first time I went ...
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Sony a7 III vs a7R III + Lenses [closed]

I think this question has been asked plenty of time. Camera? I am planning to buy a Sony FF camera next month and I am confused between buying the a7III vs a7rIII. The price of A7 III is 1455 euros ...
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Darktable: apply camera's filters, lens correction and crop by default in darkroom mode

I have a Sony Alpha mirrorless camera. When I preview my photos from the lighttable, they look like they do on the camera. But when I open in darkroom, the aspect ratio, lens correction and color ...
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Sony alpha a6000 camera error

My camera encountered a fall and I have the message after pressing the shutter “Camera error. Turn off power and On”. But that never helps! Removing the battery clears the message but the problem ...
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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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Sony a7III starts shooting JPEG even after I choose RAW

Despite the fact that I set to RAW, at some point the camera begins to shoot JPEGs only. My guess is that this is related to the space available on the SD card. If so, is there any way to turn this ...
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Would it be safe to mount a metal adapter to my cameras hot shoe or would I risk damaging it by short?

Today I received a red dot finder wich I intent to use with 500-1000mm lenses. It turned out that it has a metal cold shoe, may I mount this on my Sony A7 or would I risk some damage by shorting ...
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Software for converting a series of jpg or raw files into an animation

I've tried Imagej, MakeAVI, and Virtualdub Imagej gives me a black movie a few seconds long. MakeAVI gives me an "unreadable" file. Virtualdub sort of works but the pictures are very pixelated. Hours ...
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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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Sony SEL 18-200mm very blurry at the right part of the photo

I own a Sony a6000 and recently upgraded the kit lens (10-50) for an 18-200mm lens. The problem I face is that at the right part of the photos, mostly on wide angle, the photo is very blurry compared ...
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What are the distinguishing features of various Sony mirrorless camera models?

I am not a professional photographer and it is basically my hobby. I would like to buy a mirrorless camera and I have thought to get Sony a6000. Most of the time I take pictures of landscape and ...
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Does high ISO/ASA break the camera or detoriate it faster?

I don't know how strong the components are but amplifying electric signals seems like a great idea to exhaust the internals and there is also extended ISO values.. Like overcharging thin electricity ...
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Sony A6000 remote control app

Are there any apps for iPhone to remotely control the sony A6000 shutter click? (I am aware that it used to exist as Sony Play Memories)
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How to transfer photographs from my camera directly to my laptop after I take the shot?

My problem is that when I look at the photograph at the camera, it will look perfect, but when I look at the computer after I remove the SD card, it is all blurred and needs to be retaken. This is ...
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Sony A7III: 85mm lens by itself or 55mm 1.8 in a crop mode on fly to "simulate" 85mm?

I'm a casual & amateur street photographer. OK, so recently I sold my entire Canon gear (6D and 24-105 + extras) and I switched to Sony for the first time ever. The main reason was to be ultra ...
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horizontal bands on sony Ar7ii (some photos) [duplicate]

recently I acquired a sony ar7ii and have done about 2k photos with it. works amazingly, but occasionally i see these black bands. i have no idea what is causing it, and how to prevent it. any ...
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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 to stop aperture indicator from flashing when in shutter priority mode with manual ISO on Sony a6000?

When shooting in Shutter mode I can't get the aperture indicator on the screen to stop flashing when I set an ISO value. I'm using a Sigma 60mm F2.8 fixed lens. I've tried taking a shot in ...
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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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What is a good intervalometer with bracketing options for Sony a6000?

I've been on the a6000 for a few years, and bracketing for HDR has been the hardest part of the whole camera because of the silly limitations Sony keeps insisting on leaving in place. Things like ...
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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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Does the Metabones adapter have light leaks during long exposures?

I'm interested in tilt-shift lenses for use with a Sony a7RIII in long exposure mode. I typically do 5/6 minute long exposure and I'm worried about light leaks while using Metabones adapter. I'd ...
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How to turn on manual focus for Sony α7R II?

There is an AF/MF | AEL switch on my Sony α7R II. If I switch this to AF/MF, and then press the button inside the switch, nothing happens on the viewfinder screen or back panel screen. How do I turn ...
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What's the equivalent of a 85mm portrait lens on Sony A6500 (APS-C)?

When conventional wisdom refers to 85mm as the perfect lens for portraits, it refers to 85mm for a full frame sensor. Is this right? In that case, is it correct to apply the crop factor and say a 55mm ...
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How can I mount this Vivitar (Canon mount) lens to a Sony Alpha 58?

This Vivitar Series 1 lens (no. 22148842) has a mount for an older Canon film camera. I need an adaptor to fit this lens to a Sony Alpha 58 camera. Does such an adapter exist?
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Can dust or humidity affect the shift mechanism of a sensor stabilised camera?

Sony and Pentax, and probably others, use a shift mechanism in the sensor (movable sensor) for image stabilization. While I see many benefits with this approach, how are these sensors protected ...
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