Skip to main content

Questions tagged [sony]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
14 votes
5 answers
3k views

What should I do to switch my gear from Sony to Canon?

So I currently have a Sony A700 which I bought a year ago, and wanting to get some quality glass. I was looking at the Carl Zeiss 24-70/f2.8 lens, but then got talking to a friend who's a Canon user. ...
Jeeby's user avatar
  • 357
14 votes
10 answers
4k views

How should I approach deer to photograph them?

I currently live in suburbia and there's a large field behind my house. Since yesterday I've noticed 3-4 deer grazing there. I've approached them three times at varying times of day and haven't been ...
ian's user avatar
  • 347
12 votes
2 answers
9k views

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)?
David Kirilov's user avatar
11 votes
4 answers
802 views

Tips on getting group shots for family

My grandfather is turning 80 this year in September. The most important thing to him is his family. Because of this, my entire family is getting together to celebrate. Since the family is spread out ...
DoubleJ92's user avatar
  • 211
11 votes
2 answers
48k views

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 ...
Andreas Hartmann's user avatar
9 votes
2 answers
6k views

What are the advantages and disadvantages of each shutter mode of my Sony α7R II?

I recently got my Sony α7R II. Coming from the Sony α7R, I'm happy that the shutter isn't as obnoxious anymore in any mode. Additionally, there's the option to have it all electronically ("silent ...
Andreas Hartmann's user avatar
8 votes
5 answers
24k views

Can I use Minolta Maxxum lenses with Sony Alpha cameras?

I have an old Minolta Maxxum 7000i AF-SLR camera from early 90s. I have a complete set of lenses, filters, etc., I found out that Sony ultimately ended up buying Minolta, and developing their alpha ...
CMR's user avatar
  • 183
8 votes
3 answers
2k views

Using SLR Lenses on DSLR Cameras

I'm just starting out with DLSR photography - I recently purchased a Sony A230 with the kit lens (18mm - 55mm). I know that the lens mount is compatible with Minolta lenses. These lenses were ...
W5VO's user avatar
  • 233
7 votes
3 answers
2k views

Is it possible to get a lens that will capture both far away and very close-by objects?

I have Sony A58 with 18-55mm standard lens. It's been almost 6 months that I have been using it and now I have started to feel that I can't either far away objects ...
Amrit's user avatar
  • 531
7 votes
2 answers
2k views

Any reason to buy stock lens for Sony Alpha if I already have good Minolta Maxxum lenses?

I am a novice photographer looking to get into DSLR photography. I have an old Maxxum 5 and a couple lenses for it: a 75-300 zoom and a 28-80 zoom. After reading this question, it is clear that ...
RationalGeek's user avatar
7 votes
1 answer
5k views

What are STF lenses?

What are STF (smooth transition focus) lenses? How much do they differ from other fast lenses? What artistic techniques are done with them? For example Sony has an a-mount 135mm F2.8 [T4.5] STF. What ...
Janardan S's user avatar
7 votes
3 answers
2k views

How can I manually make a exposure sequence for HDR, without automatic exposure bracketing?

I have Sony a580, which offers an HDR feature, but not with the raw image type. The only thing they offer with raw choice is exposure bracketing, but you can only choose 3 images with 0.3 EV or 0.7 ...
Rok Kralj's user avatar
  • 305
7 votes
1 answer
1k views

What sort of damage in a camera can cause these photos?

I've a Sony DSC-F828. Every time I use the camera, I get the following problem after several shots. I get either: A striped image which is overexposed even if I use a very short exposure time (ref. ...
G M's user avatar
  • 413
6 votes
2 answers
4k views

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 ...
Sunny Reborn Pony's user avatar
6 votes
3 answers
435 views

Is there an advantage to choosing the Big Two (TM) entry level dSLRs over competititon? [duplicate]

Is there an advantage, that Canon or Nikon's entry level dSLRs hold over their competition ones (notably Sony) for a young enthusias who wants to learn more but is currently, and probably won't in the ...
Rook's user avatar
  • 1,457
6 votes
2 answers
3k views

Tethered shooting with Sony a57 - impossible?

I have a Sony a57 and today I tried to set it up with a tethered capture in Lightroom. Lightroom couldn't even see the camera. Is there any way to get this working, or are they just not compatible?
RationalGeek's user avatar
6 votes
3 answers
4k views

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 ...
RisingCode's user avatar
6 votes
2 answers
273 views

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 ...
Ayotola Tehingbola's user avatar
6 votes
2 answers
264 views

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" ...
ruief's user avatar
  • 225
5 votes
7 answers
2k views

What "all rounder" travel lenses can help me decide between Sony, Nikon, or Panasonic Micro Four Thirds?

I want to upgrade from compact (Sony 24x superzoom) to more enthusiast-style camera. After extensive search and comparison (dpreview.com and elsewhere) I have selected Sony SLT A55, Lumix GH2 and ...
Rasto's user avatar
  • 201
5 votes
2 answers
23k views

What is the DT series of Sony lenses?

Among the Sony lenses there are some types with a DT abbreviation and some are without it. Those having DT called DT-series. What does DT mean? What is the difference between DT-series lenses and ...
rem's user avatar
  • 1,673
5 votes
2 answers
943 views

From a pure specs perspective, do micro four thirds cameras like the E-PL2 have any advantages over Sony's new RX100?

David Pogue is deeply, wildly in love with Sony's new high-end "pro's second camera", the RX100. So I was thinking of trying to find an excuse to buy it to replace my S95. But then I realized that ...
Jaydles's user avatar
  • 2,052
5 votes
2 answers
416 views

How does the Sony 135 F2.8 [T4.5] STF twin aperture lens design work?

I stumbled across the Sony 135 F2.8 [T4.5] STF other day. I have read through the review but I can't for the life of me figure out what the twin-aperture setup is supposed to do!
Digital Lightcraft's user avatar
5 votes
1 answer
4k views

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 ...
Dominik's user avatar
  • 151
5 votes
2 answers
762 views

Does image stabilization counter shutter shock?

Image stabilization counters physical motion and thereby decreases blurring of images. Shutter shock is also physical motion so it might be corrected by image stabilization. However it might also not ...
Leo's user avatar
  • 153
5 votes
1 answer
294 views

Is there a weight distribution problem putting a FE lens on a Sony a6000?

Context I am considering upgrading to Full Frame at some point for the Sony line and while I already have APS-C primes, I'm considering getting my first FE prime for my Sony α6000. I usually ...
unsignedzero's user avatar
  • 2,063
5 votes
1 answer
618 views

Manual focus not consistent with Sony A7ii + Sony 55mm 1.8. Hidden setting?

I noticed that when I quickly turned my focus ring, the focus jump in focus was rather big: with a slight quick turn, I can almost jump between near focus and infinity. If I slowly turn the focus ...
TomCB's user avatar
  • 153
5 votes
2 answers
561 views

Adjust manual focus for sharper images with Sony RX0,for aerial photography

I am taking photos around 80m altitudes (with Sony RX0) with a moving drone,Shutter Speed is set to 1/1000 to prevent blurs,I want to take sharp images with manual focus,how should I adjust settings ?
user818117's user avatar
4 votes
7 answers
2k views

What's causing this blow-out of neon lights? (SL2 vs a7c)

My friend and I took near-identical photos of the same neon light sign. I'm on a Canon SL2 with a 50mm prime with f1.8. He's using a Sony a7c with an 85mm f1.4 lens. Looking at the images a bit more ...
IronWaffleMan's user avatar
4 votes
4 answers
9k views

How good are the EF-mount to E-mount adapters?

I currently live in the Canon ecosystem, but really like the look of the Sony a7S. But before I switch I want to know just how well I'll be able use use my old EF-mount lenses on my new a7S. How well ...
john_science's user avatar
4 votes
2 answers
2k views

Does the Sony A77 have a shutter?

I bought the new Sony A77 last month and I am interested to learn about how its translucent mirror technology works but couldn't find enough information on it. My question is: does it have a shutter? ...
shobani's user avatar
  • 143
4 votes
5 answers
1k views

How practical is shooting in lowlight without a viewfinder?

I'm looking for a camera for low light shooting, and after some time have almost :) decided on Sony RX100. The thing that worries me is the lack of a viewfinder. How "practical" is shooting photos and ...
Rook's user avatar
  • 1,457
4 votes
3 answers
4k views

Sony a6000 - Transferring images without reformatting

This might be a n00b question but I can't figure it out - how would I be able to move photos off of my Sony a6000 onto my computer without having to reformat the data card? I have tried connecting ...
William's user avatar
  • 143
4 votes
3 answers
15k views

Why do my images look different on my camera than when imported to my laptop?

I have been taking some photos with my new camera, and have found that once I import them to my laptop, the colors look washed out, and not as nice and vivid as on the camera LCD display. It's a Sony ...
Cyril Graze's user avatar
4 votes
3 answers
5k views

How do I clean dust in a Sony A55 SLT?

I am pretty sure I have dust inside of my Sony a55 SLT (Single Lens Translucent). However I'm not sure how to get rid of it or where exactly it is. I think it could be either on the translucent mirror ...
Ross's user avatar
  • 153
4 votes
3 answers
318 views

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, ...
End Antisemitic Hate's user avatar
4 votes
2 answers
8k views

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 ...
user133466's user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
863 views

How to show Sony NEX F3 image quality is better than Nikon 1 J1?

According to this site, Sony NEX F3's sensor is 3x as large as Nikons, and it's image quality is 73 vs Nikon's 56 (how on earth do you come up with a number for this?). I have been experimenting with ...
user133466's user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
2k views

Why is my Godox V860 III-S showing a weird WL/circle symbol?

I've put a V860 III-S on my Sony camera, but when I try to use it in transmitter mode, I'm getting this weird icon on the LCD: What does this mean?
inkista's user avatar
  • 52.2k
4 votes
2 answers
2k views

How to properly deal with lens distortion in Sony NEX RAW files?

I have a Sony NEX6 camera and when using the 16-50 kit lens the photos shot in RAW has a lot of distortions. You either have to let the camera correct it using jpeg or you are expected to use Sony's ...
erotsppa's user avatar
  • 3,298
4 votes
5 answers
2k views

Is it possible to mount Pentax lenses on Sony NEX with an adapter?

I wonder whether it would be possible to mount Pentax lenses on a Sony NEX, using an adapter. Are such adapters already available? Would it be possible to have automatic focus?
emit's user avatar
  • 431
4 votes
1 answer
275 views

Metal shaving from shutter box of A7iii?

I noticed a lot of dusty spots in my images and it looks like it’s from the bottom side of the shutter box, between the sensor screen and the mount? Can someone enlighten me if this? [update] Here ...
Adam Lee's user avatar
4 votes
2 answers
301 views

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.
Endless Videography's user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
2k views

Sony A7 II vs A7R image stabilization

I am having trouble deciding which of the above cameras is right for my budget. It basically comes down to the question of how close the A7R with a stabilized lens comes to the A7II in terms of low ...
Andreas Hartmann's user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
5k views

Which digital cameras are using which sensors?

I was surprised to learn from https://photo.stackexchange.com/a/3434/4795 that Sony built sensors are used by a few major camera manufacutrers (eg. Nikon, Pentax...) Does anyone have a list or a link ...
mundeep's user avatar
  • 595
4 votes
1 answer
139 views

Is there a sweet spot in distance to a subject when shooting with an ultra wide angle lens?

When shooting with a rectilinear ultra wide, close subjects seem distorted and enlarged, but far subjects seem pushed away and small. Does that mean there is a sweet spot in between where proportions ...
Andreas Hartmann's user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
1k views

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 ...
Kartick Vaddadi's user avatar
4 votes
2 answers
3k views

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 ...
earlyadopter's user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
631 views

Firmware For Sony Camera

How can I update the firmware for my Sony H20 camera? Has anyone upgraded firmware for sony in the past?
ankitjaininfo's user avatar
4 votes
4 answers
3k views

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 ...
xiota's user avatar
  • 27k

1
2 3 4 5
7