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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 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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I am shooting video at 200 ISO but the video is still really noisy. Any ideas on how to fix this?

I'm using a Sony Alpha A58 and I am shooting at 25 fps. My settings are ISO 200, F5.6, 1/50. The video is noisy in general but more in the darker areas such as black wall e.t.c. Any ideas? Thanks!
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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, ...
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E-mount lenses to A-mount bodies?

Is there such a way to adapt E-mount lenses to A-mount bodies? If not is there a reason this can not be done? If there is such an adapter can you recommend an adapter to me?
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Which bodies could I use Minolta AF 70-120 and AF 50 lenses with?

Lately I've been looking into buying a DSLR to get into photography more seriously. A friend of mine heard about this and gave me an old pair of lenses: a Minolta AF 70-210 and a Minolta AF 50. From ...
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Can I charge a Sony Cybershot DSC-T200 using a computer's USB port?

The Sony Cybershot DSC-T200 comes with an external wall mounted charger for its proprietary battery. Some Sony cameras allow you to draw power from a computer's USB port. Is this possible with the ...
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Battery grip for sony cameras

is there any battery grip for Sony NEX-F3 cameras? I've searched a lot and all I find is battery grips for other sony cameras
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How to start a Sony A7iii directly in playback mode?

I don't like to hear the mechanics of the camera "coming to life" when all I want to do is review photos - often with the lens cap on! Is it possible to start Sony cameras (e.g. A7iii) in ...
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What options do I have for very compact or pancake lenses for full frame Sony E cameras?

I love tiny lenses, but I haven't found anything that is smaller than the Samyang 35mm 2.8 that also covers full frame for Sony's E-Mount. Is there any option I have that could make an a7r2 jacket ...
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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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I can't open Sony A58's RAW files on Photoshop CS6 with Camera Raw 7.1 — what can I do?

I can't open my A58's raw files (.awr) on photoshop CS6 (Camera Raw plugin 7.1) is there any chance to update my camera plugin manually or convert the file?
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How can I use my Minolta 3500xi flash with my Sony A camera?

My external flash, a Minolta 3500xi, doesn't seem to be synchronized with my camera Sony A 200. Can you help?
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How to make SONY NEX F3 pictures display the date it was taken at the bottom right corner?

Is there a way to make SONY NEX F3 pictures display the date it was taken?
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What filters fit a Sony E-Mount 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens?

I have a Sony Nex-5 with the E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS. I want to know if I can buy these macro filters.What I should be looking out for?
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Convince Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 to take many pictures after one shutter press?

A friend of mine does cosplay and wants to be able to take pictures of her costumes. She's got a backdrop set up in her house, and is currently just using her smartphone but is not happy with the ...
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Will a 77-82mm stepup + filter fit with stock hood on Sony 70-200mm 2F.8 GM?

I am about to buy a Sony A7RIII + 16-35mm F2.8 GM + 70-200mm F2.8 GM and want to use the same X4 CPL filter. I plan on buying the 82mm X4 CPL (which will fit the 16-35mm) and using a stepup to allow ...
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How can I send pictures from my Sony Alpha 7R to my mobile without the “PlayMemories Online” app?

I don‘t want any of my photos in the cloud and the ‚playMemories Online‘ app is complete non-functional crap (got 1 star in my appstore). Is there another way to transfer images wirelessly to the ...
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Can I use a Sony HVL F43AM off-camera with Sony HVL F43M as master?

Can I use the Sony HVL F43AM flash as an off-camera flash with the Sony HVL F43M as the transmitter? Or am I just better off buying some cheaper flashes for off-camera flashes? (I already own the Sony ...
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Do Canon's TS lenses work on Metabones?

I have Metabones IV on an A7RII and am interested in Canon's T&S lenses. Will they work without issues?
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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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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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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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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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Will sun damage to a sensor create an unusual amount of noise in images?

Recently I was playing with my Sony α6000 camera, taking some shots of birds in the morning and also the sun. It was after taking the shots that I stumbled upon the fact on the internet that sun ...
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Need recomended lens for both “full body portraits” & “family or groups” both with background bokehs

I am planning to buy modular lens style DSLR (Sony ILCE-QX1), it has 20.1MP APS-C, 23.2 x 15.4 mm sensor. http://www.sony.net/Products/di/en-us/products/cm32/index.html?contentsTop=1 However, to ...
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Sony alpha 7 battery for timelapse

I'm going to buy Sony a7rII anytime soon, and I would like to use it for timelapse and landscape photography. I've read that a7rII have cca 300 shots per battery, would it be possible to use external ...
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What could be causing these lines and distortion?

I have a Sony DSC-W830 as a little budget camera for a trip, and I've had it for about a year now. Lately the images have begun to come out with some odd lines and what I could only describe as "...
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Effective zoom of Sony 55-210 lens (e-mount for NEX series camera) [duplicate]

According to Sony's website this lens has a zoom factor of 3.8. I currently have an 18-55 lens that came with my NEX-3F that has a zoom factor of ~3.1. Since the 55-210 pics up where the 18-55 leaves ...
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Where can I get a replacement battery door for a Sony NEX camera?

Could anybody tell me from where can I order a spare door for the battery of my camera, a Sony NEX F3. I need to replace it as it was broken, and I cannot find it online.
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How can you take long exposure shots with the Sony HX 20V?

Is that possible? If so, appreciate if you can explain how it is done.
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Compatibility of a Sigma Lens adapted to a Minolta 7000 A/F camera with a Sony Alpha 330 Camera

I have a Minolta 7000 A/F film camera, circa 1986. I also have a Sigma 75-300 A/F Lens which works well with that camera. I have since updated to the Sony Alpha 330 camera and the original Minolta ...
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Should I choose a Canon 550D or a Sony DSLR-A580?

I am planning to buy a Canon EOS 550D with its Kit Lens (18-55 mm) and a prime lens (50 mm 1.8) with my main intention of clicking portrait and landscape pictures. Just yesterday I came across Sony ...
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Wide-angle primes for Sony APS-C? [closed]

Is there some resource that lists all APS-C lenses available for Sony E-mount? In particular, I'm looking for a low-weight wide-angle prime, perhaps 10mm or 12mm
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Can my camera be saved? Or is it time to get a new one?

I am a beginner photographer and owner of the now obsolete Sony NEX 5-R mirrorless camera (bought in 2012). It has been 1) increasingly saying "cannot recognize lens" and 2) seems to have a really ...
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Suggestions to reduce red skin tones on Sony A7iii [duplicate]

Recently moved from Canon to Sony a7iii. My wife has pointed out that a lot of the skin tones look much more red than previously. Any suggestions on avoiding this? I've seen there is a slider to ...
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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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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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What size lens do I need? [duplicate]

What size lens do I need? I am shooting video from a distance of about 10 to 11 feet away. I want to be able to go from a CU (top of head to mid-chest) to a full body shot (head to toe). I currently ...
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Has anyone used Canon EF lenses on Sony mirrorless cameras? [duplicate]

I'm looking to buy a Sony mirrorless camera. The draw back is the expense of extra lenses as Sony really is proud of their products. Has anyone here tried using a Canon EF lens on a Sony mirrorless ...
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Can't set Sony image ratings via windows explorer

I'm having issues changing metadata for photos from 1 camera. When I load photos from my camera (Nikon D7000) I can use the details bar at the bottom of windows explorer to add tags, change star ...
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Speed ​​to clear the cache on sony a65

I am an amateur photographer and I take action photos or I need to take several shots in a burst. But I noticed that during my burst shooting the cache filled quickly and is slow to catch up. I have ...
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Is it possible to remote control via USB a Sony DSC HX-200V?

I was wondering if there is a way to programmatically control a Sony DSC HX-200V camera via its USB port. I tried to find anything on Internet (Google, that is :)) but there seems to be nothing. I do ...

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