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family of mirror-less interchangeable lens camera made by Sony

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Is gallery quality possible with a mirrorless camera?

I'm a gallery represented photographer and I'm contemplating a new camera. I currently shoot with a Canon 40D primarily with 2 pieces of Canon L glass, the 17-40mm and the 24-105mm. I am exceptionally ...
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How can I make these winter real estate photos look like summer photos?

I'm trying to sell my home, so I took some property photos this afternoon. But the cold, blue-white light of December makes everything look...dead. Is there a way I can improve these photos to bring ...
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What does the AE/AF lock button do that half-pressing the shutter doesn't?

The Sony A6000 has an AEL button, while Nikon SLRs have an AE/AF lock button. What do these do that half-pressing the shutter to lock focus and exposure, and then recomposing, doesn't? I'm used to the ...
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Remote Control for Sony NEX 5 with bracketed images

Most remote controls that I've tried with my Sony NEX 5t only allow for a single shot shutter action. I'd like to be able to show bracketed images with a remote control. Are there options on the ...
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Camera uses double flash which triggers external flash before the camera captures, What are the solutions?

I have a Sony NEX3 camera and an old external flash. Since Sony NEX3 doesn't have a hotshoe I use the optical sensor in the flash to be triggered by my camera's flash. Unfortunately the camera uses ...
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What is the reason of "banded" bokeh on Sony a7?

Watching the photos made using Sony a7 cameras with fast lenses, I've noticed one interesting thing about the bokeh. It seems to be that its shape is more geometric, more "banded" in comparison to ...
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How do I photograph the sunset without damaging my camera?

This applies to the Sony NEX-5R, and the iPhone 5S. I want to shoot a timelapse of the sunset. The Sony manual says not to point it at the sun. Other questions on photo.SE agree with that advice, but ...
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Why does exposure vary subtly between P, A and S modes, when the flash is on?

I took a photo in P mode, with the flash on: I noted the exposure it used — 1/3s at F2.8. I then switched to A mode, set the exposure to F2.8, and took a photo. The camera chose the same shutter ...
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Is there a way to set white balance of a RAW to match the preview JPEG?

When I view ARWs in Lightroom, I sometimes find the white balance of the embedded preview JPEG to be perfect, so I'd like to apply it to the RAW. How do that I do that in LR or other (free) software? ...
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Should I invest in E Mount lenses?

I never bought any lens. I always used kit lenses of my cameras. Now that I own a Sony NEX camera and I love it, I'm wondering if it's a good investment to start buying E Mount lenses for my camera. ...
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How to care for digital camera batteries to prolong its life?

I wonder how can one prolong the life of a digital camera battery. Some times I would go about 2~3 months without using my camera. When I try to pick up the camera again, I found battery no longer has ...
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What does it mean for a camera to be able to autofocus at EV 0 at f/2.8?

I know what it means for a camera to be able to autofocus at EV 0. As the answer to this question says, EV0 is the light level to achieve correct exposure with 1 second of exposure at F1 and ISO 100. ...
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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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Why are SLR lenses so much larger than Sony E-mount lenses?

Most lenses for Nikon and Canon APS-C SLRs seem to be much larger than Sony E-mount lenses, despite the sensor size being the same (APS-C). This holds for both primes and zooms, and it holds for the ...
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Is there an extended-life battery for the Sony NEX-6?

I'm really enjoying my Sony NEX-6, especially the time-lapse application. However, I'm often finding that the camera's battery dies before I can create a long time-lapse (say, 4-5 hours). Is there a ...
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Can you use a Krasnogorsk lens (from the 16mm movie camera) on a Sony NEX camera?

I would love to try and adapt the lens from my 16mm camera Krasnagorsk onto my Sony NEX bodies (3 or 5). The lens I am referring to can be seen on this picture, it is a f 1.9 Zoom Lens: I found ...
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How do I compare two prime lenses of different focal lengths?

I have a Sony NEX-5R with two prime lenses: 19mm F2.8 Sigma, and 35mm F1.8 Sony. I'd like to compare these two lenses to see why the second lens cost me more than twice the first, what the differences ...
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Is there an affordable ultra-wide-angle lens for the NEX?

I use an NEX, with two prime lenses — a 19mm and a 35mm. I seem to prefer the 19mm one, which set me thinking if I should explore ultra-wide-angle lenses. Unfortunately, $700 or so is too expensive ...
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Is focus hunting "normal behavior" for the Sony SEL18200SE?

I recently bought an NEX-6, the 24mm F1.8 (SEL24F18Z) lens, and the black 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 (SEL18200LE) lens. I love the 24mm lens, but I'm having a what I believe one would call a "focus hunting" ...
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How can I use 58mm filters with the Sony Nex-7?

I have 58mm filters, and I found out that the filter size common to the Sony lenses supplied with that camera is 49mm. How can I use the larger filters with my Nex? Would I need a step up ring? Would ...
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Do focal length changing lens adapters affect the F-stop of a lens?

My question concerns things like the ultra wide angle adapter for the Sony Alpha/Nex/e-mount line 16mm f/2.8 prime pancake lens, which changes the focal length of said lens from 16mm to 12mm. Since ...
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Can I connect a SONY NEX-5 to a computer to take pictures?

I'd like to get into doing stop motion and have a SONY NEX-5 on my hands. For some reason computer connectability is something I just don't see discussed on the web. Does anyone know?
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Is there a way to use my phone's dual LED flash with my NEX?

My phone has a dual LED flash that's supposed to match the color temperature of the scene, preventing color balance problems like this. I do a lot of night photography, and I use my NEX-5R. The NEX ...
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Sony NEX-6: Transfering photos via wi-fi to Lightroom

I have a NEX-6, which has wi-fi support. I was able to transfer my pictures via wi-fi using Sony Play Memory bundled software. But unfortunately, the software is nowhere close to Adobe Lightroom in ...
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Huge distortion with the 16mm lens

Today I've tried my new lens, but the image was very distorted in the right side. Here's the image: Is this normal? (The building on the right is very skewed) Bigger image: link
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Is the maximum video length of the Sony A6000 30 minutes? [closed]

I read a comment about the A6000 on B&H's website and @BradZChef (commentor) said the maximum video length of Sony A6000 is just 30 minutes. I took a look at the Sony A6000 specifications BUT I ...
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Will 18-55 and 55-200 lenses give me the same zoom abilities as a single 18-200 lens? [duplicate]

I'm new to cameras with interchangeable lenses. I'm looking at a 18-200mm zoom lens or a 55-210mm zoom lens. I already have an 18-55mm lens. Is it fair to say that an 18-55mm lens, combined with ...
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What are the pros and cons of the two Sony mounts -- E and A?

As someone who uses an NEX, I'd like to understand the background of the E- and A- mounts, where Sony is coming from, and to what ends each of these mounts was designed for, and what they do or not do ...
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How can i turn off my NEX with the shutter closed?

I have received a NEX-5N without battery and shutter closed, so no cap is needed. How can i go about doing this again? I thought of removing the battery when the shutter closes, but it's too quick.
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How well do Canon EF lens adapters for Sony E-mount perform? [duplicate]

I have been looking into a potential adapter to use Canon EF lenses on the Sony α6000 and a Google search isn't giving a clear example of a quality adapter. I'm looking to use my husband's EF 24-...
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Are there adapters that allow autofocus & electronic control?

I have a NEX-C3 - it's great, I'm really enjoying it, but I foresee that I will want more lenses, better controls, a view-finder and so on. There are lenses but the range is limited and they are ...
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What gear do I need to trigger off camera Nikon speedlights from Sony NEX6?

I have a Sony NEX6 and a couple Nikon speedlights. What do I need to have the NEX6 trigger the Nikon wirelessly?
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Am I correct that photos from the 16-50 lens won't be much better than cropping photos from the 35mm prime?

I own a Sony NEX-5R, with the Sony 35mm F1.8 prime and the Sigma 19mm F2.8 prime. I'm deciding whether to buy the Sony 16-50 power zoom. To make that decision, I need to decide whether cropping the ...
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Comparing a6000 to a7 photos on Flickr

I am comparing the Sony A7 to the new Sony a6000. If you look at these two Flickr sets of images, you can see that, in general, the A7 have consistently more "pop" to them. Certainly, there are ...
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Is it normal for autofocus to produce blurry photos under low light?

I use a Sony NEX-5R. I find that the autofocus often fails during low light, as in produces out of focus photos. Sometimes it's clearly out of focus, and I can see that on the LCD, in which case I ...
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When does it help to use scene modes?

I use a Sony NEX-5R, which I'm generally comfortable with -- I generally know what ISO and shutter speed to use, that I should shoot portraits wide open, and I shoot landscapes at the aperture at ...
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Why does flash exposure compensation of 4EV have such an unnoticeable effect?

I took two photos, one with flash exposure compensation set to -2EV: and the other with +2EV: I find a minor, almost unnoticeable difference between these two photos. But there's a difference of ...
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How to calculate the focal length for old lenses (m42 or m39) mounted on Sony Nex? [duplicate]

As far as I know, it is necessary to multiply the focal length by the crop factor. My Sony Nex 5 has a crop factor = 1.5 For lens Helios 77M-4 1.8/50 focal length will 50 * 1.5 = 75 Is this true for ...
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What external flash trigger voltage is safe for the Sony NEX?

I have an NEX-6 and I wanted to use an external flash connected to the hot shoe. I have a canon speed light 580EX I was told I may need to watch out for the different voltages, as the flash may ...
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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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Does MP influence ISO?

I use Sony Nex 6 and I noticed that on not really high ISO (let's say 1600) pictures get discernibly grainy. Also I know that the next's model main feature is larger image size (24MP comparing to 16MP ...
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Camera Insurance for a 3 Month Winter Expedition?

So, in February, 2015, we [28M/25M] are planning a 2,000km trek through Northern Canada in winter (down to -40C~) for 3 months. The primary purpose of a camera for us is to film a documentary about ...
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How do histograms handle highlight and shadow clipping?

My camera shows a histogram in the preview: And after I take the photo: I shoot RAW, but as I understand it, the histogram is computed from JPEG, so it might indicate that the highlights and/or ...
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How do I set the manual focus magnification on the Sony NEX-5R?

The NEX-5R has a manual assist function: if you enable it, and put the camera in manual focus mode, then when you rotate the focus ring, the camera shows a magnified view so that you can focus better. ...
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Are the Sony NEX5 features appropriate for music festival/concert photography?

I am in the market for a semi-professional camera. To give you context, I am writing for the DownBeats blog covering music festivals. I am looking for a camera that can: -Take quick photos -Is good ...
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Think Tank Urban Disguise vs Gura Gear Chobe

I presume it's acceptable to ask questions about photography gear here. I've recently bought a Sony NEX-6 and two lenses (Sony 18-200mm zoom & Sony Zeiss 24mm F1.8). I plan on acquiring one or ...
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When does the Sony NEX-5R use release priority?

As I understand it, focus priority delays the shot till focus is achieved, while release priority potentially takes a mis-focused shot. Wikipedia says that release priority is usually used in ...
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Effective zoom of Sony 55-210 lens (e-mount for NEX series camera) [duplicate]

According to Sony's website this lens has a zoom factor of 3.8. I currently have an 18-55 lens that came with my NEX-3F that has a zoom factor of ~3.1. Since the 55-210 pics up where the 18-55 leaves ...
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Where can I get a replacement battery door for a Sony NEX camera?

Could anybody tell me from where can I order a spare door for the battery of my camera, a Sony NEX F3. I need to replace it as it was broken, and I cannot find it online.
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Sony Nex-5N:Unable to Display pictures

Just got my Nex-5n with 18-55 kit lens yesterday. I have tried shooting with it in various settings. Most of the pictures can be display for 1 or 2 sec after shooting but after that, it is impossible ...