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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 there any compact full-frame mirrorless camera?

I want to give mirrorless a shot (I have always and only used DSLRs), especially because I'm enthusiastic for street photography and I want something agile when traveling. I'm also a time-lapse fan. ...
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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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What is a good 360 degree camera? [closed]

I want to buy a new camera for a 360 degree shoot , so can anyone suggest me the good one I have seen that Sony Bloggie camera which has 3D camera and a 360 degree lens too, so does this camera have ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Is vignetting affected by sensor resolution?

The following websites tested the Sony 16-50 f2.8 SSM lens on different cameras and came to different results in terms of vignetting: SLRGear A350 (14 MP): about 0.75EV vignetting at 16mm and f2.8. ...
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What is the relationship between ARW delta compression and dynamic range?

I read this article about the fact that Sony AWR is not a lossless RAW format, but, rather, an 11-bit + 7 delta compression. According to DXOmark, the dynamic range of A7r is 14.1, as opposed to 14....
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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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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 gear for Sony off-camera flash sync with TTL?

I'm just getting into digital photography, and I'm planning on getting some flash gear for Christmas that will let me dig into the Strobist lighting tutorials. I have Sony / Minolta gear. So let's ...
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What 3D lenses are available for a Sony NEX camera?

I currently have a Sony NEX-VG10. I would like to know if it's possible or worthwhile to get a 3D lens for it? I did a google search and can't seem to find any — or am I blind?
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Is there any difference between the Sony A65 and A55 other than megapixels?

When I look at dpreview's side-by-side camera comparison page, there is no difference between two cameras except pixel count (24MP vs. 16MP). If that's the only difference then $200 isn't worth it ...
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Reason for dark areas/vignetting when shooting in bright light

I noticed some vignetting when I shoot in bright light, see below for an example: This usually occurs then I shoot with with a Sony DSLM (A7II or NEX3N) and a vintage (long focal length) lens. I can ...
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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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What (if any) are the differences between Minolta's SAL500F8 and Sony's SAL500F80?

I would love to buy one of these autofocus 500mm f8 lenses, but information about these lenses is sparse, and I haven't been able to find anything at all about if Sony made any changes to the lens ...
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Uneven exposure with Sony a35 - one side of image much lighter than the other [closed]

My camera Sony a35 all of a sudden started taking photos with one side lighter then the other - almost white. And it's worse with outdoor settings. I have tried cleaning the lens filter and that hasn'...
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Is there a way to use a Sony flash with a Nikon camera in wireless mode?

I own a Nikon D7000 and also got an Sony HVL-F36AM flash from my old Sony Alpha 100. Is there a way to use the Sony flash with the Nikon D7000 in wireless mode? Or does Sony somehow block its flash so ...
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Looking for a remote flash trigger for Sony

Can anyone recommend a wireless flash set up for Sony A200 camera/Sony F58-AM flash unit?
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How to set a timer when using continuous bracket drive mode?

On the Sony a6000 is there any way to set a timer with the "Auto HDR" mode? (Also wondering about continuous bracket drive mode). After searching it appears this option is not available which is ...
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Sony a7 raw files converted to DNG won't open in non-Adobe applications

I have accidentally converted some of my RAW files into DNG while importing to Lightroom. Normally this is not a problem as most photo applications open DNGs as well. My issue is that whatever photo I ...
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Can I delete photos on my Lumix from my computer?

Just got a Lumix DMC-S5 and I am happy with the camera. I have some software that I use for a couple of other Sony cameras which automatically downloads all photos and deletes them from the card. The ...
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Does the Sony a57 have a time-lapse function?

Does the Sony a57 have a built in time lapse function? If not, where can I pick up an intervalometer? Any suggestions for a specific intervalometer?
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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 ...
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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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What are the best lens options for Street photography for Sony alpha mount

I have a Sony a57. What are the best suitable lenses for Street Photography compatible with this camera.
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Sony Alpha 7 - Tripod and IS Damage?

I recently purchased a Sony A7 and I am currently learning photography! I am using the Zeiss 24-75mm lens with in-lens image stabilization(IS). I read on B&H that you may damage the IS if you use ...
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How can I automatically convert Sony RAW (ARW) to JPEGs as good as the camera creates itself?

I am beginner and I made a mistake. I wanted to have the best quality and I saved photos only as raw files (arw). (I have a Sony DSC-RX100 IV). I have 1000 photos and I would like to save them as ...
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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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Is it possible the Nikon 1 J1 can outperform the Sony NEX F3 in low light conditions?

Online reviews have indicated that NEX F3 is a superior device because it has a larger sensor, and therefore it would perform better under low light condition. However, today I tested both cameras. ...
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Do I need an adapter to mount a Maxxum 75+300mm to a Sony Alpha 3000?

I have a Sony Alpha 3000 and bought a Minolta Maxxum 75-300mm but I can't mount it on the camera. Do I need an adapter?
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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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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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What are the distinquishing features of 50mm prime lenses for Sony?

I have a Sony SLT A58 and the standard 18-55mm zoom, and am thinking to go for a 50mm prime — but I am not sure which is the best one for me. Are there other manufacturers besides Sony which develop ...
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How to shoot B&W images in SONY Cyber Shot DSC-H70?

What's the best way to take black and white images with a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H70
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Is there anything I can buy to use downward tilt on Sony A7 on Tripod?

With Sony A7 line cameras, and from what I'm reading other Sony cameras as well there's a real design flaw where you can't use the screen at its downward tilt angle when on a tripod. I've found a ...
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How to use Focus Magnification on Sony A7 with adapted lenses?

When I bought the Sony A7 I put a Kiwi adapter on it and tried using my old 24mm and 28-200 and both Focus Peaking and Focus Zoom still worked. Today with that same adapter I was looking at a Nikon 50 ...
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How significant is difference in dynamic range between Sony A7 and Canon 5D Mark II?

I'm still trying to make a choice between these two cameras. The dynamic range is important thing to me. Many people say that the first one has a wider dynamic range. Even DXO Labs shows 14.2 EVs of ...
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Is 24mm F/1.8 Prime lens blur bokeh is good (not distorted face) for portraits

I want to buy and do a photos+video interview with Sigma F/1.8 24mm Fixed Prime. I did profile photos/interviews with my Sigma 85mm F/1.4 on My Sony A77 APS-C camera. I used to use F/1.7-F/2 as a ...
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How could I convert uncompressed raw files to compressed files?

I shoot always raw (Sony .arw) with my A7RII but after a year there is so much disk space allocated. A single uncompressed file uses approx. 80mb, so I decided to use the compressed format because ...
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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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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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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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Can I use an optical slave flash with my Sony DSC RX100?

Can I use a slave flash (I have one — Simpex VT531) with Sony DSC RX100, since it does not have a hot shoe ?
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How can I do multiple exposures with my Sony A100?

I have a Sony Alpha A100. Yeah, it's pretty old. It still works really well, and I take some really good photos with it, the only concern I have is that it does not have "Double Exposure" or "...
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Do I need a light stand mount specific for Sony shoe?

I'm a hobbyist looking to get into off-camera lighting on a budget. I have a Sony a57. I already have a manual flash that works when attached to the camera. Based on this guide, I'm looking at ...
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Fisheye image circle close to border of image

I'm using a Canon 8-15mm fisheye with a sony alpha 7R3 and a sigma adapter. I just noticed that at 8mm the circle of the image is not exactly centered; it is close to the top border of the image. ...
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Can a Godox XPro transmitter for one brand fire a legacy flash for a different brand + X1R in TTL?

I have recently moved from Canon to a Sony A7R IV and want to fire my Canon flash (600EX-RT) mounted on a X1R-C while using a XPro-S on camera. I can successfully use this combination in manual mode, ...
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Why does Lightroom show the focal length of the Sony RX10 IV as 220mm, when it's marketed as 600mm?

I have a Sony RX 10 IV. I used maximum zoom, 600mm, but when editing in Lightroom in the details it gives the focal length of 220mm. Can anyone explain, please?