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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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Does it drain my Sony a7 battery to have “remote trigger” activated?

Deep in the menus of my Sony a7 there is a menu item to allow remote trigger. If I don't put this in the "ON" position, remote triggers won't work. I don't use remote triggers often, just for ...
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Can the Sony A7 II custom user modes be configured to not display on the EVF when selected?

When I switch the mode dial to a custom user mode (1 or 2), the whole user mode parameters will show up on the monitor/EVF, can I opt not to see that? It's kinda annoying when you want to switch & ...
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What is the reason of pixelation on Sony ILCE-7?

When I look at the camera display or through the viewfinder of Sony A7 in shooting mode, it shows me a pixelated picture. However all numbers (like ISO, shutter speed etc.) and interface elements are ...
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sony a57 annoying nag message

My Sony A57 has started to show an annoying, and totally useless message. After taking photos using the viewfinder, if I open the back panel LCD to have a look at the shots, the screen displays the ...
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Bower 650 1300mm on Sony E-Mount?

This super long telephoto lens has a nice price point. Reviews seem satisfactory. I am wondering if anyone has had any experience hooking it up to a Sony APS-C E-mount system, like the A6000, NEX-5, ...
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How to tether sony a7 to lightroom

I am trying to tether my Sony a7 to my mac using the USB cable with Lightroom 5. But when I start a tethered capture I see a "No Camera Detected" error on the tether panel. My camera LCD shows "USB ...
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Is there a teleconverter to go between Sony Alpha A77 D and Tamron 70-200 f2.8 (with Sony mount)?

I'm struggling to figure out whether there's a teleconverter (available in the UK now) that will go between a Sony Alpha A77 and a Tamron lens. There seems to be some recommendations I could find, but ...
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Can an M42 mount be used to attach an A-mount Sony camera to a NexStar telescope?

Do the NexStar-series telescopes allow for a camera to be attached using an M42 adapter?
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Sigma EF610 flash compared to Sony HVL-F43AM

I'm in the market for a flash for my Sony A57. The two I'm focused on are the Sony HVL-F43AM for around $350 or the Sigma EF610 for around $250. They both seem very similar from a feature ...
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Is there a way to make auto-focus more smooth while filming with Sony A55?

Wondering if anyone can help with this. I have a Sony SLT-A55, and when in video recording mode it is able to auto focus. My issue is that it does this "too quickly". For example, if I'm shooting ...
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Canon SX230 HS or Sony Nex 5

I have a Canon SX230 HS. It's a good compact camera but I would like something better. Do anyone advise me to upgrade my camera to a bridge Sony Nex 5 or it doesn't make sense? Should I buy a ...
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Can not focus Nikon 500mm F/5 lens with adapter on Sony A7Riii

I have a vintage circa 1970 Nikon Nikkor 500mm F/5 Reflex lens that will not focus at infinity with any of the Nik-NEX adapters I have to connect this lens to my Sony A7RIII. The lens works great on a ...
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a6500 disconnects from iphone 8Plus Bluetooth ALL THE TIME

I use the bluetooth connectivity so that GPS coords are saved with my photos. I have the latest Imaging Edge Mobile app installed and my 6500 has the latest firmware (1.06) In the past 48 hours I've ...
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Using a Sony E mount lens on a Nikon body? [duplicate]

I was just wondering if it's possible to use a Sony E mount lens on the Nikon D3200 by using an adaptor? I recently got given a Sony lens for free so I dont want to get rid of it.
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What are the facts about alleged Problems with Godox off-camera TTL modes at apertures wider than f/4 on Sony DSLMs?

For example, one answer to Can a Godox XPro transmitter for one brand fire a legacy flash for a different brand + X1R in TTL? mentions problems as described in the title. A quick web search appears ...
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Underwater Housing for Sony A7s for surfing photography?

I have a Sony a7s and I would like to start to shoot surfing photography. I never had an underwater housing before, so I feel a little bit lost. Besides, it's difficult to understand if all buttons/...
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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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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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Which compact camera to buy for starry skies, city lights and close ups? [duplicate]

I'm looking to purchase a compact camera that has all the common features e.g. portrait, landscape, video etc. But can also allow me to take pictures of stars and city lights, and will allow close ...
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Focal length of the sony DSC-H20 [closed]

I am working in finding the distance of the objects in a video taken using a Sony Camera model DSC-H20 and suppose that any lens or zoom distortions were applied. In order to know the position I need ...
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Sony A7S and trigger voltages

I use a Sony A7S. Recently, I bought two old Panasonic PE-20s'. I've used it a couple times through the hotshoe without fail but recently I read up on how high flash trigger voltages can fry your ...
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Will old Minolta macro extensions work with a ring adapter on a Sony A6000?

I have a Minolta 35mm MC macro; a 50mm MD macro, and a 100mm macro adapter that attaches to a lens to get macro abilities. Will these work with a ring adapter on a Sony A6000?
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Nikon F-mount lens adapters for Sony E-mount with fewest compromises

I presently use a Nikon D600, which is an fx body. As you can imagine I have plenty of F-mount fx glass laying around. I am looking at getting a Sony mirrorless as a portable second body for when a ...
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Why does my flash have lower power in automatic than in manual? [duplicate]

I have a Sony HVL-43AM flash. I've found that when I'm in automatic mode, when I dial the flash exposure compensation to -2EV I was able to get a much weaker flash than if I went manual with the flash ...
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Memory speed on Sony camera [duplicate]

I'm planning to purchase a Sony ILCE-QX1-QX1 camera. It seems to be based on the Sony Alpha 5000 or 5100 platform. How fast of a memory chip, and which technologies, can it take advantage of? That is, ...
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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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Purchasing a6000: but what lens to buy? [closed]

I'm not a professional by any means but I currently own a Rebel t3 but looking to get a good camera that's much smaller as we often times leave the Rebel behind since it is so large. I think I've ...
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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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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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Where can I find a repair diagram for Sony SELP1650 lens?

I dropped my Sony a6000 and the lens took the impact (SELP1650) rendering it useless. Is there a site where I can get an exploded diagram? I intend to fix this myself. Also, if anyone knows where 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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nikkon, sony or cannon [duplicate]

I very new to DSLR Photography. Now I'm in confusion that Sony alpha 58 or Cannon D600. both of them are nearly same cost. but I found that that for Sony there are less lens and accessories. but ...
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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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How to fix blurry pictures taken with sony digital camera [duplicate]

I have some pictures taken with my sony digital camera.They are blurry,Is there any way to fix that?
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How does the Sony SEL 16mm F2.8 compare to the 20mm F2.8? [closed]

I want to get a pancake lens for my NEX. Which lens would you recommend in terms of picture quality?
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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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Sony DSC-HX200V is right choice for Beginner? [closed]

I am newbie with the photography, and just wanted to start it. I have purchased Sony DSC-HX200V to get started with. I would like to know I have made right choice or not? And what I can get/expect ...