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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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Sony A7 and A9 Camera Sensor - Why are the edges of the sensor beveled?

I recently cleaned my Sony Mirrorless camera sensor using both a rocket blower and a wet cleaning solution. I was able to successfully remove all the dust/smudges, but I do still have some dust on the ...
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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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Can I configure my Sony A57 screen and viewfinder display to brighten with a manual flash, just like with the popup flash?

When I pop up the built-in flash on my Sony Alpha 57, the LCD and electronic viewfinder brighten up a lot, so I can focus properly in low light situations. However, when I put on my Yongnuo 560 mkII, ...
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what is the cause of halo around dark objects (non-HDR)

This problem occurs often with scenes that have trees with the sky behind. I tend to raise the shadows and reduce the higligts (in RAW) to get a more pleasing image, I believe this is a normal thing ...
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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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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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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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Adapter for Olympus SLR lenses on Sony a6000 camera?

I have a few older Olympus SLR lenses that I really like and want to use them on my new Sony a6000. I do not want to go thru two adapters. It messes with the shot. Does anyone know of a single ...
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Is there a Nikon F to Sony E/FE lens adapter?

I had a good entry-level Nikon DSLR. I still have the lens(es). I bought a Sony mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (NEX?). Is there an adapter to connect the Nikon lenses to the Sony camera?
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What Ever Happened to Hologram AF?

I'm currently using it in my Sony DSC-F828 and I think works very well especially in low light condition. I've read a lot of hypothesis about it but anyone know for sure why modern cameras don't use ...
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Why are colors brighter and more red on Sony HX100v?

I have purchased a Sony HX100v. Can any one give me a review about its photography results? Till I am not more explore it. One thing I noticed about it was the color. Colors are brighter than actual ...
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Send RAWs from Sony RX100 to Android smartphone

First, some context so maybe someone will have a good suggestion: I'm currently touring with my bike. My Android smartphone is basically my computer, and it's ok (considering the weight saved, it's ...
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Phottix Strato TTL Flash Trigger Minolta/Multi Interface shoe

I own a set of Phottix Strato™ II Multi 5-in-1 Wireless Flash Trigger for Sony (Minolta shoe). http://www.phottix.com/en/phottix-strato-ii-multi.html Is it possible to trigger these Strato II ...
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Does Sony DT 18-135mm SAM lens has Full-time Manual focus feature

I checked it in Len user-manual but Sony didn't mention about Full-time manual feature. I also checked it on Sony website but I didn't find any resources too. Does anyone know the Len has Full-time ...
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How to set the starting number for filenames on a SD card with a Sony camera? [closed]

I have a sony HX-series pocket camera. For some reason, the file numbering of videos (and not of still photos) got reset recently and started from zero. This is causing me a nightmare of filename ...
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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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How sharp are RAW photos before processing?

Are RAW images by nature slightly blurry prior to processing? If I open them up in Lightroom and zoom into the photo, my photos are not tack sharp but a bit blurry. Once I process, it comes out ...
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Switching gear from Canon to Sony [closed]

I been on Canon gear for more that 5+ year and mostly shoot with 5DIII, got wide range of Canon lenses. Thinking of switching to mirrorless camera and been reading a lot on Sony and using Canon ...
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Why is my Sony A57 creating low res JPGs?

I have used a Sony A57 since they became available. I always have the resolution set for 16M and FINE for JPEGs. I just took an important set of photos that were intended for large blow-ups. But ...
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Sigma's for Sony can be calibrated with Sigma Docker. What about Sony lenses?

So, I am so confused on this topic, as I can't find an information anywhere. Sigma 3 years ago introduced amazing tool - Sigma Docker that allows without having special equipment or extraordinary ...
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When the batteries are fully discharged, the lens does not get in!

I own Sony HX 300 camera. I have two batteries. In one particular lithium battery, the camera cannot get its lens in when the batteries are fully discharged. On the other hand, the other battery has ...
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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-...
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What can I do when I accidentally powered a Sony A7s II with 20v instead of 9v?

I have been using an off-brand battery coupler in combination with a 9v external battery and it has worked beautifully. Tonight the voltage on the external battery was accidentally changed to 20v ...
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Sony a77 doesn't recognize Rokinon 85mm manual lens

So, I'm having a bit of an odd issue with my Sony a77. When I mount my Rokinon 85mm lens to my Sony a77, it acts as though I haven't attached a lens at all. What's up with that? O.o
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Why does A7R II overheat? Is it solved?

The A7R Mark II is known for overheating. They seemingly released an firmware update but there are reports of it not working. Is it solved? How did they manage to fix it by an firmware update? How ...
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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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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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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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Which will produce a shallower depth of field: 50mm f/1.7 or 70-210mm f/4?

I'm shooting with a Sony a77. What would produce a more shallow depth of field for portraits: a Minolta 50mm 1.7 wide open or a Minolta 70-210mm f/4 wide open?
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How do I use a Macro Lens for Jewelry Photography? [closed]

I've been looking to upgrade the camera I use at my job. Thinking of getting the Sony a6000. We list things on ebay to sell, and quite frankly I just don't like the lightbox, nor the camera we ...
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Can I get HSS with off-camera Canon 430EX II speedlites, radio triggers, and a Sony A7?

I've been tirelessly searching the Internet for information on how to use my two Canon 430exii's in conjunction with my Sony A7 in HSS mode. I think I already know the answer (can't do that!), but ...
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Wise to switch from Sony to Canon considering I have a decent amount of lenses? [closed]

I've been trying to decide on this for a while now and I need to decide before tomorrow because of a great deal which ends by then. Current situation: I'm currently shooting with a Sony a580 and the ...
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What happens when a Sony SLT camera is operated with mirror up?

What happens if you attempt to operate a Sony SLT (pellicle mirror) camera with the mirror up? Does the camera detect this condition? Will the camera shoot? What happens to autofocus--can the ...
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How should I decide which flash to purchase for my Sony A580?

I have a Sony a580 and I'm thinking about purchasing a flash. I'd like to use the flash for indoor photography: portraits, group photos and candid shots. It looks like there are a number of options ...
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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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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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Can I use Canon EF-S lens designed for crop sensor with a full-frame Sony E mount camera?

Considering an Canon EF/EF-S mount adapter for a Sony E mount camera. Will a full frame A series sony camera like the A7s II be able to use a EF-S lens? I am guessing that yes, because the sony ...
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What are the disadvantages of SLT-cameras and are they THAT bad?

As a follow up to my previous question about the Sony Alpha 77: Is it bad to use old lenses on a new camera? I mostly do Urbex and Landscape photography. Are there any other disadvantages to SLT-...
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Does the Sony DSC-WX60 or Nikon L610 have a better lens?

I am in a deadlock between buying a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX60 or Nikon Coolpix L610. The former is more compact and has Carl Zeiss lens while the latter has more optical zoom. Other factors, both ...
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Is continuous autofocus in video a software or hardware function?

My camera (Sony alpha A580) does not natively support video autofocusing. When I was buying camera, I didn't think that was such important feature for me. Now I want my camera to be able to autofocus ...
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Why am I getting weird curved lines on photos taken in light on my sony cybershot?

The photos I take on my Cybershot have these horizontal lines all over the place. These lines are curved at some points and as you zoom in it acts really weird and changes. The thing is, this happens ...
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Clicking sound and flickering display when using Sony 70-200 F4

I recently purchased a Sony 70-200 F4 and have been testing it on my A7 (the very first one). I noticed that there's a clicking sound and the display (both in the LCD and EVF) flickers whenever I ...
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What are the disadvantages of the new Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 versus Sony's current 85mm offerings?

The Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 is a relatively new lens and there don't seem to be any comparisons between it and the 85mm lineup that Sony currently offers. I get that's it's a manual focus lens, but I am ...
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How to get the most out of low-level monochromatic light?

Do you have any best practices in general for shooting in low-level monochromatic light? This is easily my least favorite lighting condition. Say you're at a Halloween party, and everybody is hanging ...
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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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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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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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Are there lenses f/1 or wider that work on EF or E-mount?

Which lenses have apertures at f/1 or better, and work on cameras like the 6D or A7? In Sony's case, an adapter is acceptable.
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Best focusing techniques with sony a7r

I've been using the Sony A7r for a few days. I mostly do landscape and street photography, but I enjoy studio/modeling as well. With modeling I normally use the focus and recompose technique, ...