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Questions tagged [sony-alpha]

Sony's line of interchangeable lens cameras (ILCs).

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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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Sony A7* ND filter app

Has anybody ever used a software ND filter? I recently bought a Sony A7RII and I've seen in their marketplace an in-camera app which is supposed to be an ND filter for about 30$. Is there any ...
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Pictures turn out darker when going from RAW to JPG

When I postprocess pictures in Capture One and do the final step and exporting to JPG, the JPG turns out a little darker than the RAW file I'm viewing in Capture One. Does anyone have any idea of ...
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What is the source of patches in those photos?

Some more patches I think I healed some of the sun sized spots in the photo, but I did not touch the second photo. Is this the defect of the lense? I think those started appearing after one time I ...
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How do I find an interchangeable mount lens that's similar to the lens in my compact camera? [closed]

I’m considering buying a Sony A7 II camera to move from my Panasonic LX3 compact camera to an interchangeable lens system. I like to take pictures of people in bad light without flash without them ...
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Pentax K-70 or Sony a6000 [closed]

I am trying to decide on purchasing my first DSLR/semi-pro and looking for honest and unbiased feedback on Pentax vs Sony. I am currently not invested in any lenses so I can sign up for any. a6000 is ...
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Can i use intervalometer to engage continuous shooting?

Can i use intervalometer to engage continuous shooting (setting continuous with speed ~5fps on camera instead of bulb) for 20 seconds and delay/timer of few minutes ? (with sony a6000)
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Why does my Sony a6000 take so long to process long exposure shots? [duplicate]

I take a lot of long time exposures in my Sony a6000. I've noticed that the camera takes about the same time to process an image as to acquire it, so a 5 minute exposure will take an additional 5 ...
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how to make Sony A7Rii take bracketed photos in linear order

How do I make a Sony A7Rii take bracketed photos in linear order, rather than in sub-groups? The hard copy manual doesn't help, and I haven't found out anything on Google either.
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how to set Sony a7rii to save as raw, not jpg

I can't find out how to set a Sony a7rii to save as raw, not jpg. The hard copy manual doesn't help, and I haven't found out anything on Google either. Help appreciated.
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What is this vignette coming from in my HDR compiled photo?

Compiled ±0 -3 +3 Sony a6000 + Rokinon 12mm f2.0 Lightroom CC Used Lightroom to do the compiling as well. At first I wondered if it was coming from the lens hood, but I think I have other photos ...
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Can I damage my Sony a6300 sensor if the sun is in my photo? [duplicate]

I took a few photos this weekend of a mountain range, and the sun was up above them, off to the top right for most of the photos. I was taking these photos (moving the angle around and whatnot) for ...
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Sony a6000 gets correct exposure while auto focusing, but wrong when focusing is complete

new on the photog forum but this question really bugs me. So the situation in which I was shooting: Dark night with some bright "light" art. Person stood in front of the art and I took the photo. ...
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what is a usable remote shutter release for a sony a6300?

i've been doing night photography lately and i need a better remote shutter release for my long exposure images. i have the [pro]master one and it's horrendous. it's so spotty; i can point and click ...
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Do these Sony bodies have integrated AF motors?

I'm on the lookout for a new camera body and new lenses. I have come down to these 3 Sony cameras; Sony A6300, Sony A7 and Sony A7II. My question is, do these cameras have an itegrated AF motor inside ...
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Sony a7ii AF and IQ problems.

I bought the a7ii as my first full frame camera and I'm struggling to get the IQ I want. The AF is slow and finicky, especially Eye-AF, the ISO performance is really disappointing (ISO 800+ is too ...
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How powerful/what type of flash do I need for a softbox to photograph dogs with a Sony a900?

I am about to embark on 'Dog Photography' having previously done mainly landscapes and wildlife. I want to work in peoples' own homes with portable lighting. I have purchased a Lastolite softbox and a ...
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Sony Alpha a6000 Charging and battery life for timelapse?

I am considering buying a Sony Alpha a6000. One of the things I like to do is time-lapse, rather long ones, often several thousand pictures long. The specs of the camera say about 300 pics per battery,...
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What do these mean about this Sony E 18-200 lens?

In this page following details are mentioned. FOCAL LENGTH (MM) 11/16 - 7-7/8" 35 MM EQUIVALENT FOCAL LENGTH (APS-C) 1-1/16 - 11-13/16" what do these mean?
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What do each of these lenses do with my Sony a6000?

I am looking to buy another lens for my Sony a6000 for my wife for Valentine's Day. We have the kit lens, a zoom lens, and the SEL35F18. I am looking at either the Sony 20mm F/2.8 Pancake (SEL20F28) ...
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Do old manual focus prime lenses give better image quality than new kit lenses?

Do old MF lenses give better image quality compared to new kit lenses? I have Sony a6000 and I use it with the kit lens Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS. I shoot as a hobby and I am not a photographer....
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Change preview time in A7R II

When I take a shot, the picture is displayed for a few seconds, which is too long for me. Can I change the display time?
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HDR mode disabled on Sony A55

So I recently came into possession of a used Sony Alpha55 DSLT with the stock 18-70 lens, which was actually an upgrade from my old unit. Anyways, I'm more than satisfied with it, apart from one thing:...
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Resolve naming collisions with EXIF SubSecTime tags

I've started managing my pictures with DigiKam. In order to avoid naming conflicts when importing pictures from multiple camera's in the same album, I wanted to rename al my pictures to contain the ...
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How can I enter text on my Sony Alpha 77 ii?

I want to set my wireless access point on my Sony Alpha 77 ii. I can select my network alright, but then it asks to input the password. I know the password, that's not the problem. It's just that I ...
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Can I mount Sony A-mount lenses to a Minolta MD/MC body?

I've been using a Sony DSLR/SLT (a57) for a number of years now and have recently purchased a old (but pristine) Minolta X-300 film SLR to have a go at manual black and white photography. I have a ...
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How can I use a Nissin i40 as an off-camera flash with an A6000?

How can I use a Nissin i40 as an off-camera flash with an A6000? Is it possible? What are the alternatives?
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Can lenses for DSLR bodies be mounted on SLT bodies?

Can I use a lens that normally should be used on a DSLR, but mount it on a SLT? If not, what is the difference between a DSLR lens and a SLT lens? My camera is a Sony α68.
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How do you remove the mirror in one of Sony's SLT cameras?

I own a Sony α35. This camera has a pellicle mirror (semi-transparent fixed mirror) to facilitate autofocus. How do I remove the mirror to maximize the amount of light reaching the sensor when taking ...
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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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What Sony A6000 settings will take a sharp in focus picture of a dog running towards me?

How can I increase my chances of getting an in focus image of a dog running towards me? I'm using a Sony A6000 with the 16-50 kit lens. I've tried with the following settings Focal Length: 50mm ...
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Sony A7 raw processing in Lightroom, way off [duplicate]

I shoot raw with a Sony A7sII and I am really satisfied with the results of the image previews, until I import them into Lightroom. Lightroom shows the processing thumbnail which reflects how I ...
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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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What are the options for an ultra-wide angle rectilinear lens adapted for Sony Full Frame?

I shoot with the Sony Alpha line predominately and currently have a 24mm Quantary Aspherical that I use on it but want to get something wider, ultra-wide. I'm not sure what to get though. I have ...
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Is it safe to test a (possibly) salt-water damaged lens (Tokina 11-16mm) on a new camera body?

I have a Tokina ATX AF116 DXII S - 11-16 mm F2.8 AT-X (II) 116 Pro DX for Sony and I recently ruined my Sony α65 through a salt water wave which caught me out during a storm photoshoot. Weeks ...
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How long does an image circle need to be, in order to be tilt/shift lens?

Context I've been using my friend's Otus 55 on my Sony A6000 and I'm having a blast tilting that lens. With a smaller sensor APS-C, I haven't had any problems tilting a Full Frame lens and keeping ...
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Which lenses can I use on my Sony Alpha 100? [duplicate]

I have a Sony Alpha 100 and I've bought an adapter M42 for it. I'd like to know, which lenses can I use on my Sony?
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Is the Carl Zeiss 16-80mm good enough for night shots?

More specifically.... I am using a Sony a77ii and the 16-80mm Zeiss lens. I have been entertaining the idea of a Sigma 10-20mm 3.5 but am not sure if I need it. What I want is to be able to use the ...
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Help me choose my DSLR / mirorless camera for video [closed]

I have spent one week of my life already watching videos on Youtube, trying to find a camera for myself. I am searching for a camera which will make filming of my Youtube videos a breeze. But my ...
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How well does the Sony A7S pixels hold up for printing?

I've decided to get a Sony Alpha and am trying to decide which. At this point I'm leaning towards the A7S (original). I know it does better on video with the way its pixels are setup compared to an ...
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Should I get the Sony Alpha a7r II or a DSLR? [closed]

I've had the camera I have for a few years now (the Nikon d40x) but have been thinking about getting a new camera as the Nikon d40x doesn't have great low light performance. I've been thinking about ...
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How do I use a Macro Lens for Jewelry Photography? [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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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 ...