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  2. Switching from Nikon system to Sony Alpha. I have been a concert photographer for 10 years.

  3. Greetings, I am in need of professional instructional lessons/tutorials. I have an A7 purchased 5 years ago for concert photography. I did not have time to learn to use it properly. I am reading "From Snapshots to Great Shots" by Brian Smith. However, Video learning is preferred. As of 2017 I am doing more drummer shoots where I would like to utilize the A7. I have worked for the Chicago Drum and Pasic. I am also a house photographer for Venue Works in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Thank you Drummer Photographer Instagram: @drummer_photograher
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  5. Thanks to both responders. I guess I read the information about Back Focus Adjustment as you guys did. So I am inclined to think the issue is really an issue with this lens. It seems to sharpen up at 300mm when I stop down to f8.0, But even then it's really not as crisp as I would like. In truth I think this is a design issue for most long zoom lenses. They all seem sharpest at the shortest focal length. My other system is a Panasonic G9 with the 100-400mm lens and it too is sharpest at the shorter FL. However, even at 400, it seem sharper than this Sony lens at 300mm.
  6. did a review on this lens, it's good, but I think the material is metal or plastic, tooth brush suggestion sounds good, just be careful not to let any liquid under the focus/zoom rings, maybe put the lens with the front glass element facing upward & gently brush downward with a dry toothbrush, I try to wash hands before using any camera equipment
  7. I went from film to P&S to mirrorless, and have no experience/knowledge of the entire DSLR generation , but vaguely remember reading that, as mirrorless focus, being a function of the sensor itself, is always at the focal plane and front and back focussing adjustment is providing for the lenses that use the Sony adapters that provide DSLR-like focusing mechanisms.
  8. Hi everyone, according to Sony, some sel1635gm lenses are affected by a "rare" error, which is covered by a "Limited Warranty" free of charge. Owners of this lens might want to check out the details here: https://www.sony.ch/de/electronics/support/lenses-e-mount-lenses/sel1635gm/articles/00235203. (German) https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/lenses-e-mount-lenses/sel1635gm/articles/00235117. (International / English)
  9. I got also curious when I read @JCC 's suggestion, but came to the same conclusion as you did.
  10. Hola,salu2 de Felipe 😉 tu by freme_3, en Flickr
  11. I've been a Nikon user on and off for about 50 years. I recently purchased a Sony A7R III with a FE 4/24-70 lens. Unfortunately I spent all my money on the package and don't have the money to purchase a telephoto lens. I didn't realize how expensive Sony glass was. I'm now wondering if I made a bad mistake. Does anyone have suggestions as to how to get around this? I've tried a Teleconverter and that was worse than useless. I'm now thinking an adapter, which I see some of them can run into the hundreds without even purchasing another lens. I would like to get something in the 75 - 300mm range. Has anyone tried this? What was the best Teleconverter and lens combo? I realize that I will have to go manual but that is not a problem. Thanks Everyone and have a Great Day.
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  13. JCC, thanks for responding to my inquiry concerning qmycamera and focusing it. After reading your comment I went to the Sony site and looked up their page on Front andBack focus adjustment. After reading it, I think they are referring to NON- Sony lenses. I s this also an issue with Sony Glass? All my lenses are Sony manufactured, and one of concern is the Sony 70-300 G OSS. When I look at the camera and the "Micro Adjustment" item in the menu, it is ON, but if I then select lens, it reports "Invalid with this Lens" So, I am at a loss as to what this all means.
  14. I currently shoot a a9 with a sigma 150-600 sport and a mc11 adaptor ..Im very seriously thinking of trading in for a 200-600 I was wondering has anyone done this and has any views??
  15. I completely support the above A7iii + Tamron 28-75 f2.8 suggestion, did a review on the tamron it's a fantastic lens choice. a7iii has eye AF in photography mode for both humans & animals so it's an amazing full frame camera choice.
  16. looks cool, it's like a growing Manhattan
  17. Suggest you contact Sony Support www.sony.com and select Support what operating system are you using and what version ?
  18. Get a focus target and adjust the focal point. It may be front or back focusing.
  19. Yes i did. I have downloaded again and again. And same problem.
  20. Did you do what it says and download it again? It is most likely that the message is literally correct.
  21. I have seen many threads about these lenses being loud. On every one there is always one or more guys who claim their copy is silent. I have been through two copies now and both show similar noises and neither would I consider anything close to silent. So either all these people with silent copies are partially deaf, or Zeiss quality control is really bad. In comparison, my Sony 24-105 f4 exhibits no such noises when subjected to the same test. So please tell me, how do I determine if my copies are normal? And if they are both normal, why does Sony put out a lens that is so loud that it cannot function in video mode without leaving audible noises behind? Thank you! Video begins at f22, makes passes with both AF-C and manually pressing the AF button, then switches to f1.8 and repeats the process. The noise is present at both apertures. (If you can't hear it you probably need headphones or better speakers.) Sorry for the background noise, this was the quietest place I could find that maximizes the noise. Here is a better real world example, shot in better light. The whole thing is at 1.8. You can still clearly hear the lens focusing after each pan.
  22. Did you download the right file for your operating system ? There are MAC and WINDOWS versions...
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