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  • Aquilla%s's Photo
    Aquilla has started Sony 24-70 f2.8 GM Infinity Focus in Sony Alpha Full Frame Cameras.
    Been trying to use the above lens for Astrophotography, don’t know how to set it for infinity as it has no scale. When I zoom in on my star photos the stars look like Polo Mints rather than points...
  • Bside123%s's Photo
    Bside123 has started Stories of Struggle - Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZA SSM in People.
    Dhaka, Bangladesh   The "Dead A-Mount" Sony ILCA-99MK2 (a99ll) Sony Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZA SSM
  • pickett22%s's Photo
    pickett22 has started A7SII won't save my custom WB settings (i shoot video) in Sony Alpha Full Frame Cameras.
    To set custom white balance I go to Still mode, select wb, scroll down to SET, put the circle on a white or gray card and hit Enter (center button in wheel), it shows what the white balance is on t...
  • proplus%s's Photo
    proplus has posted in External battery solution in Sony Alpha Video Discussion.
    Thanks for the suggestion. Do you have a link to something suitable? Something like this:https://www.adafruit.com/product/2777 And the battery:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LZYW7IP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_a...
  • proplus%s's Photo
    proplus has posted in USB communication between Zhiyun Crane v2 & A7r2? in Sony Alpha Video Discussion.
    Yes, it works but it took several attempts to get it to work. I found using the Windows software rather than the smartphone app to set the Crane V2 to Sony was better. After that ensure that the co...
  • jeff%s's Photo
    jeff has started USB communication between Zhiyun Crane v2 & A7r2? in Sony Alpha Video Discussion.
    Curious if it's possible to use the USB camera control cable to communication between Zhiyun Crane v2 and the A7r2 camera?  If so what am I missing tried to do a firmware update but that didn'...
    • proplus

      Yes, it works but it took several attempts to get it to work. I found using the Windows software rather than the smartphone app to set the Crane V2 to Sony was better. After that ensure that the correct end of the cable is plugged into the Crane and the other end into your camera. Power on the Crane and then the camera.


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  • galacticscanner%s's Photo
    galacticscanner has started Painted lady, or in North America as the cosmopolitan. in Nature & Wildlife.
    The millions of black-and-orange butterflies that have carpeted flower beds across the Montreal area in recent days are waiting for winds to carry them south to warmer weather, according to an expe...
  • Jaf-Photo%s's Photo
    Jaf-Photo has posted in Player in People.
    It is a good photo. I like the expression of calm and focus. I think a closer crop would bring that out even more. Christer: The image is processed to look like a sepia lith print. So, the tonality...
  • Jaf-Photo%s's Photo
    Jaf-Photo has posted in Looking for 2nd camera in General Discussions about Sony Alpha.
    Then it sounds like A77II might be the one for you. It has very good af tracking. It uses the same grip as A99II. There's a rumour that A77III is about to be released, so if you can wait, there mig...
  • christer%s's Photo
    christer has posted in Player in People.
    I find this picture very flat. Work it over with more saturation, clarity, sharpness and so on . .  .
  • jfjuk%s's Photo
    jfjuk has posted in External battery solution in Sony Alpha Video Discussion.
    Thanks for the suggestion. Do you have a link to something suitable?
  • tushazy%s's Photo
    tushazy has started Sony A500 - Removing Bokeh in Sony Alpha APS-C and NEX Cameras.
    Hello. I currently am using the Sony A500. I've had the camera for two years now and I love it. However, i was wondering if there is a way to have the camera automatically remove the bokeh, or blur...
  • Parthpatel67%s's Photo
    Parthpatel67 has posted in Sony a6000 corrupts files saying it is "unable to display" in General Discussions about Sony Alpha.
    Ever since I started using a new 64GB sd card (Kingston Digital 64GB SDXC Class 10 UHS-I Flash Card) on my sony a6000, some pictures appear "Unable to display" right after I take them. I take the...
  • GEGJr%s's Photo
    GEGJr has posted in Looking for 2nd camera in General Discussions about Sony Alpha.
    Hi Jaf-Photo, Thanks for taking time to respond. FYI at this point I am mostly a wildlife, landscape photographer. I used to shoot portrait when I worked for a national studio and briefly had my o...
  • Username%s's Photo
    Username has started Player in People.
    `        Previously posted elsewhere, in color, semi-color, plain greyscale ... and so why not sepia ? When I  really like a shot I tend to work it over ... and over....
    • christer

      I find this picture very flat. Work it over with more saturation, clarity, sharpness and so on . .  .

    • Jaf-Photo

      It is a good photo. I like the expression of calm and focus. I think a closer crop would bring that out even more.

      Christer: The image is processed to look like a sepia lith print. So, the tonality is correct for that style. Furthermore, the processing you mention, by adding saturation, clarity and sharpness, is just a shortcut to unnatural-looking images. It's ironic that you keep telling people what to do and yet only reveal what you don't know.

  • billg414%s's Photo
    billg414 has posted in Favourite Focus Settings in Sony Alpha APS-C and NEX Cameras.
    Hi billg414,   I really appreciate your all your comments (clipped for space only) and for your time to write them. You make a compelling case to reconsider back button AF. For a while this...
  • Jaf-Photo%s's Photo
    Jaf-Photo has posted in Alpha 7RII in Auto Mode gives produces very high ISO shots. in Sony Alpha Full Frame Cameras.
    Intelligent auto is not really my thing. But I believe it takes the lens into accout. So, the different numbers may be a result of different types of lenses (and also a different robotic interpreta...
  • billg414%s's Photo
    billg414 has posted in Favourite Focus Settings in Sony Alpha APS-C and NEX Cameras.
    We all have our ups and downs. For sure.
  • Alfon80%s's Photo
    Alfon80 has started Hi from Spain in Newbie / Self Introduction.
    Hi folks. I'm Alfon80 and I have just moved from olympus to the a7ii and the 28 70. I added the samyang 14mm and the 55mm 1.8 which I felt in love immediately. Now I'm planning to add the 24mm f1....
  • Alfon80%s's Photo
    Alfon80 has posted in Which Zeiss lens should I get for my A7 II? in General Discussions about Sony Alpha.
    I have just moved from olympus em 1 and pros zooms to a7ii with 28 7p kit lens, Samyang 14mm for night shots and 55 1.8 as a first prine. It's amazing sharp. In my opinion it's a must. Now I'm thin...
  • JCC%s's Photo
    JCC has posted in Alpha 7RII in Auto Mode gives produces very high ISO shots. in Sony Alpha Full Frame Cameras.
    If you know what shutter speed you want, you could shoot in S, shutter priority.    If you know you want F2.8 you could shoot in A, aperture priority.    If you know both of the...
  • Alfon80%s's Photo
    Alfon80 has posted in Which Zeiss lens should I get for my A7 II? in General Discussions about Sony Alpha.
    Just changed from olympus em1 with pro zooms to a7ii with the 28 70 kit lens, samyang 14mm for night shots and 55 1.8. 55.18 is a must. Now I'm planning to add the 24mm 1.8 which I ve read its amaz...
  • Jaf-Photo%s's Photo
    Jaf-Photo has posted in Which Zeiss lens should I get for my A7 II? in General Discussions about Sony Alpha.
    55/1.8 is an essential lens for any FE system. In many situations it's not suitable for wide shots, though. So, it could be a good idea to complement it with the 28/2 lens, which is quite affordabl...
  • tinplater%s's Photo
    tinplater has posted in Which Zeiss lens should I get for my A7 II? in General Discussions about Sony Alpha.
    Both of the primes you mention are excellent, I personally (I have both lenses) would choose the 35mm 2.8.It is tiny, really tiny; amazingly sharp with great color rendering.The 35mm focal length i...
  • Jaf-Photo%s's Photo
    Jaf-Photo has posted in Favourite Focus Settings in Sony Alpha APS-C and NEX Cameras.
    Narcissistic injury leading to narcissistic rage. Can spot it from a mile away.
  • maurotandoi.photo%s's Photo
    maurotandoi.photo has posted in Oriental lady in People.
    Picture?     CAMERA Sony ILCE-7RM2 LENS FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS ISO 800 FOCAL LENGTH 90.0 mm (90.0 mm in 35mm) APERT...
  • maurotandoi.photo%s's Photo
    maurotandoi.photo has started Eyes in People.
      AMERA Sony ILCE-7RM2 LENS FE 85mm F1.4 GM ISO 100 FOCAL LENGTH 85.0 mm (85.0 mm in 35mm) APERTURE f/1.4 EXPOS...
  • chrns%s's Photo
    chrns has started Customize the Movie Button on A6000 in Sony Alpha APS-C and NEX Cameras.
    Hello, everyone!   I have Sony A6000 and 'movie' button on my device doesn't work. I saw (sic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRZmCwtzKz8) that firmware of A6300 allows customizing movie butt...
  • Jaf-Photo%s's Photo
    Jaf-Photo has posted in Looking for 2nd camera in General Discussions about Sony Alpha.
    It depends. If you shoot things like portraits, product shots, landscapes, I can really recommend an A900 or A850. They have really good IQ at low ISO and sell for around $700. If you shoot fast mo...
  • konzty%s's Photo
    konzty has posted in Nordsee / German North Sea coast shot with A7II, Zeiss 35/1.4 and Canon EF 70-200/4.0 in Landscape & Travel.
    And three more:        
  • proplus%s's Photo
    proplus has posted in External battery solution in Sony Alpha Video Discussion.
    I have dummy batteries of varies Chinese brands and they all work the same. The trick is if they come with a voltage converter (not sure what they call this) which is great if you don’t have a powe...
  • proplus%s's Photo
    proplus has posted in Best mic options for a7sii in Sony Alpha Video Discussion.
    I use a Azden SMX-30 mono/stereo mic, works brilliantly for my needs. For interviews (and about 80%) of the time I leave it in mono mode, but for atmosphere/surrounding shots, the stereo mode works...
  • proplus%s's Photo
    proplus has started Recommend a (super)wide lens for video on the A7ii in Sony Alpha Video Discussion.
    Beginner videographer here. I recently got a Zhiyun Crane V2 and I’m on the look out for a wide angle lens to shoot video with it. For photo work, I tend to stick with my 24-70 GM which produces pr...
  • Username%s's Photo
    Username has posted in Which Zeiss lens should I get for my A7 II? in General Discussions about Sony Alpha.
    `       I already have many lenses, but none were  are FE mount general use midrange lens so  when I encountered an open box special on the 24-70 I gave it a try. It's quic...