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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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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, ...
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How to live feed to a laptop to show what is on a Sony HX60 camera's display?

What available ways are there to output a live feed from the Sony DSC HX60 camera showing what is on its display? For example, can this be done using a cable from the HDMI port on the camera to an ...
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Why Sony abandoned apps in camera? [closed]

As soon as I discovered them my first thought was "wow this is going to abilitate a strong change", I'm disappointed seeing that Sony abandoned apps in camera from A7III on. Why did they do it?
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How can I finalize my selection of a Sony mirrorless camera? [closed]

I'm sure this has been asked a million times.. but planning on picking one of these up later today. I'm on the fence. I'm still finding myself so I can't tell you exactly what type of photography I'...
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How to set image preview on the Sony A7Riii

I'm used to shooting Nikon, where when you take a photo it shows a preview of the image on the main screen for a few seconds, or until you soft tap the shutter again. Is there a way to implement this ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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)?
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Can I adapt/use a crop lens on an full frame body without vignetting?

I have a crop sensor camera (Sony A6000) with an E-mount 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 lens and I want to switch to a full frame body (Sony A7ii). Is there, or better yet how do I find, a lens adapter that fixes ...
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Which lens is recommendable for landscape astro photos with Sony A7Riii? [duplicate]

The new Sony A7R III has a 42 megapixel sensor and both a really good resolution and overall photo quality. But it is also challenging the lenses. So far, there is only one ultra-wide angle lens for ...
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Should i buy a lens or a new camera? [duplicate]

I have a sony dslr camera thats about 10 years old, it doesn't take as good quality photos as newer cameras. I want to know if i should buy a lens or a new camera. What affects the quality more?
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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 ...
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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" appears on screen. This is annoying ...
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Wrong in-camera auto white balance issue

I own a Sony DSC-H55 point and shoot camera. It has a 14 MP CCD sensor with 10x optical zoom. I am happy with the overall image quality. The in camera auto-white balance is producing wrong color ...
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Why won't the Capture One Color Editor expand?

I am using Capture One Pro for Sony 11.01 on a Win 10 PC. I am working with RAW files captured with a Sony Alpha 6000. No setting changes were made. When I try to expand the color editor tool, ...
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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 ?
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Is it possible to get a remote shutter release for my Sony DSC-W800?

I have a Sony DSC-W800 camera, and I want to know if it is possible to get a remote shutter release for it.
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Is the durability of Sony SSM Autofocus Motors comparable to those from Canon L-series lenses?

Are Sony SSM autofocus motors as durable and long lasting as the motors found on the Canon L series lenses? I was told by a salesman that Sony puts quite a few motors in each lens. I see G master ...
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Blown out highlight on sony camera [duplicate]

Hi Thanks to people that responded my first question, but now I’m going to elaborate more about my problem. So, I switched from canon (EOS 600d) to Sony (a7ii) two weeks ago, I gotta say the ...
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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?