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Did sensors improve in the last 10 years? The best sensors available now are better than the best sensors that were available ten years ago. The sensors in most consumer grade¹ interchangeable lens cameras are better than the sensors in most consumer grade ILCs made ten years ago, particularly if one looks at the same "class" of cameras, such as ...


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I have had the same on my old a7 III before I sold it off. The reason I sold it, was partly because of the feature envy to the a7r IV, partly due to more and more broken shutter issues were appearing in the facebook groups centered around that camera. It seems that Sony saved a bit on that camera's shutter. The shutter life is rated for appr. 200,000 ...


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You simply cannot preview the exposure of light that does not exist at that moment. You had modeling lights on, which is about the best you can do. You do not have to use such a dimly lit studio environment. But you do generally want to start with a dark frame exposure (or nearly). To help with AF/live view you could turn up the modeling lights if available (...


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The "closer to the sensor" advantage of which your friend speaks has a lot more to do with the distance between the sensor and the flange upon which the lens is attached, referred to as the registration distance (or colloquially as the flange-focal-distance) for a particular lens mount system, than it has to do with the different distances to the ...


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T* refers to Zeiss T* anti-reflective coatings applied to the Electronic View Finders on Sony Cameras. I believe it first appeared on the Sony A7R II in 2015. NEW SONY ALPHA A7R II The EVF gets an update too with a new best-in-class 0.78x Tru-Finder that delivers a larger view than any cameras in the category. 1.0x magnification would be actual size of a ...


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Yes. That is to be expected. I cannot find the noise to be exceptional in any way. Any tap on the focus button, or any release would pretty much do the same. Note that the focus and aperture behavior on many Sony cams differ from AF-C to AF-S. AF-S always opens up the aperture and then steps down to the set aperture to make AF in low light more precise. ...


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Based on the comments seems like you set your camera to take small images (in JPEG format). To get bigger images follow this page and set your camera to L size. Also Sony use a bit aggressive compression for JPEGs so you can set your camera to shoot RAW and then edit your images and export them with low compression. This will help you to keep more colours.


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First, consider a simple one element lens, like a magnifying glass. The distance from the lens to the "sensor" is the focal length. A long focal length will be more distant from the sensor. (this is the "thin lens" formula). However, such a simple lens has aberrations, optical faults (primarily, a single element cannot focus all colors ...


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Noise is not caused by a certain ISO setting. High ISO isn't really what causes increased noise. The lower amount of light we usually allow into the camera when using higher ISO is what causes noise. If you limit the light to the same level at ISO 100 that you would use to properly expose for, say ISO 3200, and then try to boost those almost black shadows by ...


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While technically my answer was answered by Tetsujin, i wasn't satisfied and digged a bit into it. It seems i've had a misconception about the EVF because it obviously simulates the picture you're getting when pressing the shutter button. When using a flash, of it won't know anything of it and can't calculate that in. There is however a workaround it seems: ...


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Many cameras allow you to set your live display to "preview" or "framing". "preview" adjusts the brightness and depth of focus to match the expected photograph, "framing" is supposed to help with, well, what you were doing. In a few of my cameras, "preview" effectively reverts to "framing" if you ...


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Comments tell me my initial assumption was incorrect, but I'll leave it here, just in case. You cannot use the rear screen on many cameras to preview exposure, as they auto-adjust to try to give a 'best view' in all lighting. I'm assuming your softbox flash was a regular strobe light? That's why the pros use studio flashes, which contain modelling lights. ...


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Did I make a correct assumption regarding finding the sensor dimensions using similar triangles? Yes. But you don't need to worry about them. All that matters is the sensor diagonal (16.1 mm in your case), because the lens projects a cone of light that lands on your sensor as an image circle. As long as the sensor diagonal fits within the lens's image ...


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Copy stands are for duplicating prints and documents, not film. While you can use a copy stand with macro lens and light box, using a slide copier is far easier and cheaper. Except for the film carrier, capture with a slide copier is the same for slides and negatives. The images also need to be processed differently. For negatives, the orange mask needs to ...


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No. There are other ways. You can use a tablet or phone, light table, lens adapter, etc. Google 'digitize negatives with digital camera` for options. Among top results you can see one that uses a tablet and another with a light table. Nikon makes a lens adapter for negatives too and it may fit some Sony lenses or you can use an adapter to fit a Nikon lens ...


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Sony Imaging Edge Desktop was first released in December 2019 The oldest macOS supported is 10.13 (the newest is currently 10.15, no macOS 11 support yet) No Mac is stuck on 10.12, so I'd suggest you update to High Sierra.


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The manual page you refer to in your question indicates that when continuous shooting is enabled and... ... recording with the self-timer, a series of up to 5 images is recorded. So using the timer with continuous shooting enabled should do what your friend desires.


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According to the ILCE-7M3 Help Guide, Viewing images on a TV using an HDMI cable, the camera should enter playback mode when turned on while connected to an active television via HDMI. However, the instructions mention the possibility that the camera might not enter playback mode directly. Otherwise, the only method of entering playback mode mentioned in the ...


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One of the other answers, by @Marco, has a negative score, and that is the one that I ended up preferring: exiftool -b -PreviewImage IN.ARW > OUT.jpg As pointed out in the comments, this has the disadvantage of not preserving the full resolution of the image. On my 14-year-old camera, the preview image extracted by ExifTool is 1616 x 1080, not quite the ...


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This is an old thread, but the A5000 can be used as a "webcam" using the OpenMemories-Tweak from ma1co on GitHub. I've successfully used this procedure (modified slightly since I used the macos version of pmca-gui) to output clean (ie: no on-screen displays) 1080p from the micro HDMI port. I use a $15 USB 3.0 HDMI video capture device and have ...


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