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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 looking pretty sharp. Wait wait wait — let me stop you right there. When you open up RAW files in Lightroom, you are seeing a processed image. Lightroom does not ...


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The Sigma dock only works with select Sigma lenses. The lens needs to have the needed firmware to respond to the commands sent by the dock. Even Sigma lenses that are not part of their 'Global Vision' selection (ART, Sports, Contemporary) can not be calibrated using the Sigma USB dock. So how i.e. does Sony 100mm lens for E-mount is calibrated? Is is ...


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All information below is general in nature and may or may not be specifically applicable the the Sony α7R II. Why does α7R II overheat? Any electronic device overheats because it generates heat faster than it can dissipate it in the environment in which it is operating and eventually the internal temperature reaches a point that the hardware no longer ...


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Have you tried using Sony's "Imaging Edge" software? Most manufacturers' raw developing software opens raw images with the in-camera settings at the time the image was captured applied by default. Canon's Digital Photo Professional and Nikon's Capture NX-D both certainly do.


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Don't. All those youtubers you've been watching are either directly or indirectly sponsored by Sony. Don't buy into the hype. If you were to buy a new system, you could just go Sony. But switching "just because", makes absolutely no sense. Don't buy into the hype of pixel peepers (Tony Northrup being a big offender here). The guy had a video about how "...


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Lenses advertised as using the Sony E-mount (Wikipedia) are compatible with Sony NEX cameras, including your NEX-F3. The Meike-E-35-1.7 lens you linked to has an E-mount bayonet, so it is compatible with your camera. The Helios 44M-2 lens you linked to has an M42 mount bayonet, so it is not directly compatible with your camera. However, you can get a M42-...


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Being a Sony shooter, I urge you not to listen into hype. And the Sony is a hyped system. As with every tool, the Sony cams have their strong points as well as their weaknesses. You could use your Canon glass on a Sigma MC-11 Adapter. But the results will vary. Some lenses work well, some don't. If you really consider the step, I would propose to rent a ...


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I just spent a few weeks with the viltrox 85mm f/1.8 for a review project I've been working on and I've shot the Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 in the past. It's not quite as perceptually sharp or punchy as the Sony and the colors aren't as vibrant. Chromatic aberration is definitely a lot more noticeable on this lens than the Sony and of course, it's heavier and manual ...


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It won't be an identical file to your cameras compressed option, but the free Adobe app called DNG Converter will compress it. The new file type will be .DNG, but it is still raw. DNG was proposed as a new universal standard, which didn't quite happen, but many raw editors likely will work with the DNG files. Experiment with just one file first. Source ...


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The "clicking" sounds you are hearing is almost certainly the OSS (Optical SteadyShot) mechanism in the lens. Lenses from pretty much all manufacturers that include lens based optical stabilization make similar noises when starting up or when compensating for camera/lens movement. Your 24-105 and 28-70 lenses do not have OSS, as the IBIS system inside many ...


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I do not have the same lens you do, but I have a different 35/2.8 lens that appears to exhibit similar behavior when light is shining into the lens. If you can get the arcs to come and go depending on the position of a lamp shining into the lens, then the problem is likely flare. Here is a sample photo taken with a lamp shining toward the camera from the ...


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Typically, cameras today have only temporary internal memory, not persistent storage. That is meant to hold photos as they are being processed and written to your memory card, and cannot be used as a replacement for one. I'm afraid your photos are lost — they were never recorded. Most cameras flash a warning when no card is in use, and have a setting where ...


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I recently found myself in the same situation, took some RAW shots, not RAW + Jpeg, and now have a ton of photos that I need to improve in order to show anyone. I've tried a small handful of programs so far- Imaging Edge, Fotor, FastStone Image Viewer. Here's what I've found- Imaging Edge works very well. It's made by Sony and going by the logic that "...


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There are two questions here: is it normal that the final processed photo is more sharp than what was captured by the lens? is it normal that the RAW sensor readings are more blurry than the image focused by the lens? And the answer is YES - both the lens and the sensors are not perfect and digital processing is used (and sometimes overused) to make up the ...


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The best you can do (as your photos and videos are already downloaded on your computer) is to format the SD card. I had the same camera and I know Sony do very odd things (like databases, indexes and so on) on the card. Moreover when you attach the camera via USB you can't see the photos and videos and you should install on the computer a special Sony ...


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For Linux, the following all have GUIs you can use to adjust settings and CLI you can script for batch conversion. UFRaw RawTherapee DarkTable You may also consider trying the camera manufacturer's software with WINE.


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As stated in the lens description, the Meike is a e-mount lens, so yes it is compatible with your camera (it is even listed in the description). As for the Helios, this is a readily available (and cheaper on eBay or any Craigslist-like website) m42 screw-mount. It can be adapted to an e-mount camera with an adapter (m42 to NEX, m42 to e-mount, depending on ...


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The sensor in the Sony RX10 iv is a one-inch sensor. The "600mm" is actually the "full-frame equivalent" of the 220mm lens you really have. In other words, your 220mm lens produces on your sensor the same framing as a 600mm lens on a bigger (24x36mm) sensor. If you had a true 600mm lens, the camera would be very heavy (several pounds) it would be barely ...


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The problem is that sensors hate it if light hits them in all too angled a fashion, so short focal length lenses that are simply very close to the sensor and project light in a "wide funnel" fashion can create surprises (eg color vignettes or very bad corner performance). The most radical option is using an 28mm or 35mm rangefinder or enlarger lens of true ...


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About any APS-C DSLR will do (APS-C gives you a bit more depths of field than a full-frame). The 18-55mm Canon kit lens has good and bad versions. To make it simple the good ones have stabilization (aka "IS"). You can use instead a short "macro" lens. You loose the zoom capability but you gain in sharpness. Two good and not too expensive lenses: Canon EF-S ...


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No. While the X1R-C and XPro-S are compatible in terms of firing and M power control, the Godox X1R receivers do not perform cross-brand TTL in the way the built-in radio transceivers in the Godox TTL full-sized speedlights (TT685, V860II, V1) do. If, say, you were to purchase a Godox TT685-C and checked its firmware version was v3.1 or later, you could ...


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The error E:62:10 is "lens error". Most likely the lens has lost its alignment with the sensor, maybe because it is bent or twisted a tiny bit out of shape. This can cause the lines you see, as the camera is trying to compensate for an expected image from the lens, but the actual image is skewed.


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... is it worth spending $$$ to get new Sony gear or stick with canon gear and upgrade newer canon versions. That is something you will have to decide for yourself. Since you have a "wide range of Canon lenses", you'll likely encounter a "wide range" of issues if you attempt to adapt them to a non-Canon system, especially if any of your lenses are older ...


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The most likely cause is an alignment issue that results in the lens' optical axis not being perpendicular to the camera's sensor. I'd place money that the adapter is not sitting perfectly flat with either the camera's flange, the lens' flange, or both.


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They appear to be totally different optical formulas. The SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD has 16 elements in 14 groups The 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD has 15 elements in 12 groups Although they are both the same diameter and use the same filter size, the newer shorter registration lens is 25.9mm longer. The difference in the registration distance between the E-...


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Three close to identical shots normally means that you have exposure bracketing turned on. From page 45 of the A65's manual, this is selected via the drive mode by pressing "Left" on the four-way controller and selecting either "C" (for exposure bracketing) or "WB" (for white balance bracketing).


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"Auto" mode is designed to prevent an inexperienced user from making bad decisions. In order to do this, the camera makes as many decisions as it can on its own, based on how it is programmed to respond to different shooting conditions. If you want to control things such as Picture Profiles or DRO without going to full manual control, you need to get out of ...


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According to page 47 of the HVL-F43AM user manual, the HVL-F43AM can be used as either a WL controller or as an off-camera flash, so yes, if you purchase another HVL-F43AM, you'll be able to remotely control it by using the one you have on the hotshoe of your camera. However, keep in mind, that unlike the newer "RM" units, the version of the Sony WL system ...


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