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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

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Is Visico 4 300 watts compatible with Sony a7II?

Good day, May I please ask if the Visico 4 300 watts compatible with my Sony a7II? Thank you.
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showing current date / time in Sony A6000

Is there any way to display current date ad time in Sony A6000 apart from going into menu trying to set it? I find this feature very useful and it was very easy on my Canon dslr, but can't find this ...
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Are micro-USB intervalometers for Samsung and Sony compatible?

I have an old Samsung NX1000 that is just sitting around doing nothing. I'd like to do some timelapse photography with it -and need to get an intervalometer - looking on Amazon and eBay I can see some ...
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How would apodization impact landscape photography?

I'm considering purchasing the Sony FE 100mm f2.8 STF GM OSS which just looks and feels incredible to me. I haven't been able to find any reviews, articles, or conversations though discussing the ...
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Why are external hotshoe flashes firing early in PTTL mode and not at all in manual on my A6000?

I've been trying to get my Sony A6000 camera to work with any external flash mounted to the hot shoe, but it seems like they all fire right before the shutter opens. I've tried the Sony HVL-F32M and ...
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Which Lens Should I Use For A Single Lens Solution On Sony a6500?

I plan on buying a Sony a6500 (APS-C sensor) camera within 60 days. I want very much to work with just one lens, either the Sony DT 18-135mm (27mm -203mm) f/3.5-5.6 SAM, or the Sony E PZ 18-105mm (...
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Sony RX100M4 viewfinder keeps popping up in my pocket turning the camera on

I have a nice 5 month old Sony RX100M4 which I bought for having an "in-pocket" alternative to my Canon 70D. It takes amazing pictures but when I have it in my pocket it keeps turning on (extending ...
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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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How can I tell if my Sony ILC is applying lens corrections to in-camera JPEGs?

I have several Sony ILCs. I usually shoot to JPG. I post-process in Lightroom. I know in principle that lens correction profiles are useful for RAW images. I can't tell if or when they should be ...
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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 ...
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Sony ICLA68 Preview Degrades in Quality after a second

I have had my Sony ICLA-68 for about a year now. I have always had problems with the images not coming out clear. I notice this when I am taking any kind of photo wither it be landscape, people, or ...
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What is this polygonal artifact with my SEL50f18 and Sony a6000 after extreme shadow boosting in Lightroom?

I recently got a SEL50F18 OSS APS-C Lens for my Sony a6000. As it is my highest aperture lens (f/1.8), I did some experimentation with raw files and tried to push the limits in Lightroom with ...
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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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Will damage to a translucent mirror result in artifacts in my photos?

I have an Sony SLT A57 with a Translucent Mirror. My question is if the mirror is damaged, Will it leave an artifact in the photo? The damage to the mirror looks like a pea sized or bigger bubble.
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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 ...
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Turning off camera while taking a picture?

Does it harm a system camera if you turn it off while it is in the process of taking a picture? For example during a long exposure or while the af needs very long?
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Why is the Sony 28mm f2 so much cheaper than than Zeiss Distagon 35mm f1.4 - and which is better for night shots?

I currently have a Zeiss 16-35mm f4 lens for ultra-wide shooting. I think this lens is a good all-rounder, hence why I bought it. However, there are two areas that I need to address: 1) the f4 ...
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More pixels or larger pixels? (the case of A7S II and A7R II) [duplicate]

The Sony A7r II has 42.4 (effective) Megapixels with a pixel area of 20.33µm2; and the Sony A7s II has 12.2 (effective) Megapixels with a pixel area of 70.55µm2. (both are FF camera's) That is, ...
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Effective pixel readout pattern [closed]

Now there are many consumer level camera can shoot high-frame rate video. However, there is sacrificing of effective pixels as the frame rate increase. Here I'm going to take SONY RX10M3 as example. ...
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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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Strange image artefacts from PS3 Eye camera

I am using PS3 Eye camera (model 5SLEH-00448) to take photos with OpenCV (C++) on Rapsberry Pi. It runs via v4l2 driver that only supports YUYV uncompressed capture mode. I save the images as PNG. I ...
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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 can I transfer photos from my Sony wi-fi enabled camera to my iPhones camera roll in the field?

I have a Sony 6300, which has wi-fi to transfer photos. The instruction manual (which is not likely to win any pulitzers) walks through the steps to get the pics into the Sony PlayMemories app. (...
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How can I remove a stuck adapter from a lens?

I have a Nikon G to Sony E adapter on a Rokinon 14mm lens with Nikon mount. I can't remove the adapter no matter how much I turn, pull, or even push the little metal protrusion on the side. How do I ...
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I have a few E mount lenses (Sony user). Now I want to switch to Canon [duplicate]

I have been doing landscape photography for a while now and I am looking to upgrade to a Canon EOS 5DS. As a Sony user, I have a few lenses that I like. In particular, the Zeiss Batis 2.8/18 is my ...
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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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Sony Flash 'AM' vs 'M' notation

I'm shopping for some used flashes, and I'm curious the subtle difference between a couple of models that come up in search hits. Sony HVL-F43M Sony HVL-F43AM Sony HVL-F32M Sony HVL-F42AM Here's a ...
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Is it possible to retract the lens on a Sony RX100 without turning the camera off?

Is it possible to retract the lens of this camera without turning the camera off? For instance it would be nice to be able to just turn the camera on to use the WiFi transfer functionality without ...
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How can I tether my Sony a5000 to my MacBook Pro?

I am looking to be able to watch myself film on my MacBook pro through the sony a5000 and was wondering if this was possible and how? Thank you
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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 ...
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Can I get HSS/TTL with a Godox AD360 with a Sony A7r II?

I have a Godox AD360 (manual) and a Sony A7r II. If I get an X1T-S transmitter can I achieve HSS? TTL? What receiver do I need?
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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 ...
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Would a lens error cause a camera to NOT power on at all?

I have a Sony DSC-HX30V and there was sand in the lens gears. I disassembled the camera, cleaned the lens and put it together. It didn't turn on. I have tried tons of things and not sure what ...
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Smaller mirrorless cameras matching (or better than) Canon 5D mk II? [closed]

At the moment I have a Canon 5D Mk II which I am very satisfied with. The only problem: it's too big. I use it more rarely nowadays when my smartphone is taking relatively good photos these days. Also ...
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Emount adapter question

I have a Minolta 50mm AF lens, a-mount, that I'd like to use on a Sony a6000 e-mount. Is there a reasonably priced adapter out there? Also is the Minolta MD/MC lens an a-mount?
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Does the sony slt a35 have an in body focus motor?

Does the sony slt a35 have an in body focus motor ?
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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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Remote shutter release for Sony A7rii

I'm looking for a remote release for Sony A7Rii. As far as I can tell there are none on the market and the only way is via the PlayMemories app. Unfortunately my phone is a Motorolo E which is not ...
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Sony rx10 with generic flash makes overexposed pics?

Are there special settings to use a "regular" external flash? I have a Canon Speedlite 430ex II flash from a previous camera, and when I try to shoot with it, it fires fine (so, it is in the shoe far ...
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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 ...
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Thin Purple Horozontal Line Sony A7s ii

I have a Sony a7s ii with a Sony Vario Tessar 16-35mm lens. When I take a photograph or video, this thin purple line appears at the bottom of the screen. Here are some examples. https://cdn....
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Faint spots appearing on images

I have a Sony A7s ii that I purchased new from Best Buy. I only have only have one lens, a Sony Vario Tessar 16 - 35mm lens. Unfortunately in video and stills or photographs, there are these two faint ...
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How can I get my Sony a5000 to shoot 2 fps while tethered?

Recently, I've been trying to use a Sony ILCE-5000 to take 2 photos per second. The camera trigger is done remotely via USB using a computer, the problem is that on a single shot, the camera takes 2 ...
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How can I add copyright information to my photos with a Sony Alpha 37?

I have a SONY Alpha 37 Camera. I have been looking for the possibility to enter the author´s name and copyright details, but I found nothing. Does anybody know how can I get it?
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Can you set a timeout on the Sony A6300's LCD screen?

Is there a way to have the Sony A6300 turn off its LCD screen after a certain number of minutes? For example to turn off the LCD screen after 3 minutes of inactivity. This is to save some power as I ...
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Is it possible to switch the Sony bayonet mount on a Tamron lens to Nikon?

Is possible to switch in a new Tamron SP AF 70-200mm f/2.8 DI LD(IF)Macro for Sony, the mount bayonet of the same model lens, but made for Nikon?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Can I convert a regular digital camera so the R-G-B channels actually represent different infrared bands?

I have removed the IR cut filter from a Sony digital compact camera so it has become multispectral (in a way). In addition to that I placed a IR pass filter, so it only captures photos in the Near-...