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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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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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Converting ARW pictures taken with a Sony A6000 to PNG or TIFF with ImageMagick

I took a few ARW pictures with a Sony A6000 (a.k.a. Sony ILCE-6000). I would like to convert them to PNG or TIFF with ImageMagick. I tried: convert DSC00288.ARW test.tiff and convert DSC00288.ARW ...
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Does the Sony A7 have a way to automatically adjust exposure parameters with a button press in M mode?

Is there a button (or custom function which could be assigned to some button) to auto-adjust exposure in Manual exposure mode on Sony Alpha 7? I am a new A7 user, and didn't find one yet. On other ...
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Sony a7: Is there more noise for ISO <100?

I have a Sony a7 (original). And on the camera it has a feature my old Canon DSLRs never had: it allows me to select ISO values LOWER than 100. I understand the point of these lower ISO values: I ...
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Does the Sony A7 run Android, or if not, is there another way to write applications for it?

I'd like to buy a Sony a7R, probably when its successor arrives this year. I saw apps on the a7 in some video, and I would like to ask what apps are they? Is the Sony a7 running Android? Can you ...
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Are Sony NEX and Sony Alpha lenses interchangeable?

Do most/all of the Sony NEX lenses interchange with the Sony Alpha's (A6000 specifically). I am looking at a 420-1600mm super telephoto lens. Thanks for any help you give
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Do Sony SLT sensors need protection from light when turned off?

Since the Sony SLT cameras do always expose the sensor to part of the light, through the translucent mirror, i was wondering if you should always put on the lens cap. For example taking a picture ...
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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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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 with adapters on my Sony A-mount body and what are the disadvantages of such adapters?

I own a Sony A77 APS-C SLT A-mount camera. For someone who likes to experiment and is on a budget, mount adapters are tempting, since they greatly expand the catalog of available lenses and open up ...
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Canon lenses with Sony A7r

I am thinking about switching from 5DMIII to Sony A7r. In terms of lenses, I have Canon EF lenses (16-35, 50, 70-200), and a Tamron 24-70 VC. Will the electronics of those lenses work with the ...
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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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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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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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Is there a flash system that will work with for both Canon 5DMKIII and Sony A7MKII?

I have the following two new cameras: Canon 5D-MKIII & Sony A7-MKII I'm looking to see if I can avoid buying 2 different flash systems, will any of the new Yongnuo flashes (or other flash ...
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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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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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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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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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Does Sony DT 18-135mm SAM lens has Full-time Manual focus feature

I checked it in Len user-manual but Sony didn't mention about Full-time manual feature. I also checked it on Sony website but I didn't find any resources too. Does anyone know the Len has Full-time ...
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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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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 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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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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What are the disadvantages of SLT-cameras and are they THAT bad?

As a follow up to my previous question about the Sony Alpha 77: Is it bad to use old lenses on a new camera? I mostly do Urbex and Landscape photography. Are there any other disadvantages to SLT-...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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I can't open Sony A58's RAW files on Photoshop CS6 with Camera Raw 7.1 — what can I do?

I can't open my A58's raw files (.awr) on photoshop CS6 (Camera Raw plugin 7.1) is there any chance to update my camera plugin manually or convert the file?
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Why is my Sigma 75-300mm lens causing a “there's no lens” error on my alpha mount Sony?

What can I do to get my Sigma 75-300mm telephoto lens to fit my Alpha mount Sony? The lens will attach but the camera says "there's no lens". I used this lens on a 7000 Maxxum 35mm film camera.
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Controlling multiple cameras

I am trying to control multiple cameras so that they all trigger simultaneously, or as near as possible. Is there a good way of doing this? I have managed to get hold of a pair of Sony Alpha 77 MkII ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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what are the different Sony automated shooting modes?

My Sony Alpha QX1, via the interface running on the separate smart phone, has shooting modes "P" and two others with icons only in different colors, and zero explanation other than that they are ...
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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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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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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) ...