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  3. Hi Dan Also sorry to read of your drop. I too dropped my 16-35 f2.8 in late May. In my case the lens had unknowingly become partially unlatched and fell 30" onto the pavement. The fall damaged some internal mechanisms and the lens couldn't focus or change aperture afterwards. As Chrissie correctly pointed out it is a significant investment and worth repairing. I used an authorized Sony repair shop Precision Camera Repair http://www.precisioncamera.com that also does Sony warranty work. I FedEx'd the lens to them for evaluation and a cost quote. They replaced all damaged parts and returned lens to factory spec's for $705. Perhaps not cheap but the lens now literally works like new. Took 10 days from the time I shipped to the time it was returned. Should the repair cost be too much to bear you will only be out the cost of return shipping. Hope this helps and good luck!
  4. Thank you dbmiller for this information. I believe that is the problem. Normally I have APS-C/Super 35m in 'Auto'. I have a feeling that I mistakenly had it on 'On' instead of what I wanted to try which was 'Off'. After putting it back to 'Auto', my RAW files are uploading correctly to Photos. Thank you so much for your help!!! And everyone else who replied to my need for help. I've never been on or written to a Forum before so the fact that it was helpful is so great. Thanks again everyone. I now have a source for Sony information that I actually didn't know existed until my wife wondered aloud if there was a Forum for the Sony a9! jmg
  5. Dan, sorry for your mishap! I happen to own the same lens, and checked mine across the full focal range: The "uneven" structure at about half radial distance from the center is not visible in my copy of this lens. I'm afraid, something is in fact broken inside of your lens. Since you were willing to spend 2500 bucks to get a top quality lens, you apparently expect top quality in return. Even if it hurts, financially, I'd recommend to send it in for inspection and repair. Maybe ask for a quote first. Although I have no idea about the cost range. (The top end of the possible cost range should be at 2500 max. ) It might be worth to check, if you unknowingly bought an insurance against drop damages along the purchase, like I did with mine. Good luck!
  6. Hi! Dropped my A7iii with the 16-35 f2.8GM on. Was bending over while it was attached to a Cotton Carrier brand chest strap. Fell right on the front of the lens with the lens hood on. One of the longer 2 wings of the hood snapped off (which, fortunately, must have absorbed much of the impact forces). Looking into the front element, I cant remember if it always looked like this or not (image attached). Not versed in advanced vocabulary of lens anatomy. It seems to be a part of the diaphragm structure? Also, not sure, but, as far as performance assessment goes, it seems that AF is okay, sharpness is unchanged across the images across varying focal lengths and f-stops.... however, and again Im not sure, but I think there may be increased glare/flare/artifact formation. The questions: 1.) Does anyone know if the unsmooth ring visible around the aperture could be a culprit scattering the light in unintended ways? If this is damage, anyone have an idea exactly what you’d call it/how you’d describe it? Is it significant? Would it affect lens performance in any significant way? 2.) I know with zoom lenses, especially the wider ones, it’s more difficult to engineer them, with all their many optical elements (i think 15 for this lens), to ensure clarity and minimal flare/artifact creation. Does anyone have familiarity with the internal anatomy enough to sense/intuit what kind of forces/damage would really be required to misalign the elements in any significant way? (Ie, am I probably fine and just freaking out bc i just spent about ~2500 on this lens... or am i likely fine?) 3.) Anyone familiar with the typical process and costs associated with having a repair shop accurately diagnose and properly fix a subtle issue for a complex lens like this? Thank you so much in advance and all the best, Dan
  7. Wondering if anyone has experience using the MIOPS trigger (lightning mode) with the A9? I used it yesterday and, although it fired with every lightning strike, it didn't record the bolt due to the shutter lag time (I assume). I had it in E-shutter mode and maybe that was the issue. Any thoughts or advice?
  8. Hello everyone I have Sony A7iii Today I update firmware from 2.0 to 3.10 But now the camera memory card slot 2 is not working. Before update the both card slot working perfectly.. What can I do 😭👀 Can anybody help me please I'm very thankful to you
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  10. To answer dbmiller's question, in Sony's Image Edge app, the pixels are 3936x2624 not 6000x4000 like they are in Photos. Do you know what that means? To Olaf W.'s, I have been importing RAW files into Photos without any issues, up to 25 MP per RAW file, for the last year with no problems until two weeks ago. Thanks, jmg
  11. I´m having the exact same issue! No matter what I do to change the HDMI output resolution, I´m unable to to use my camera.
  12. Hi all, Hope someone will be able to help me. When I try to connect my SonyA7iii to DJI Ronin-S it only gives me possibility of recording to one SD card only. Is that solvable? Thank you
  13. Hi Everyone, I recently bought a A7R III and I have been testing it for a month, but I am worried when it comes to low light shooting that I may be getting too much noise and colour noise? When there is plenty of light I don't have any problems, but I have read online on the reviews that this camera should be performing very well in low light as well. Some samples as follows (note that most have been acquired in "Auto" settings) Raw sample files are downloadable in this Shared folder. Overall in these shots the environmental light was low, but not that low! Most were artificial lights like in this case in witch you can see they are illuminating completely the subject and yet I get high colour noise and noise. After I have seen these shots I started doing some manual in low light, and the results can be better, but they are of course more complicated to shoot and I don't get why the "AUTO" settings always select high ISO (in my auto test the camera always select 12.800). Is my camera faulty? Either the "Auto" shoot or the noise level? NT
  14. Hello, I have got the same problem! Did you find a solution to it?
  15. The workaround, if you want to do day to night timelapses of dark skies, is to use an external intervalometer in Aperture priority for the whole thing. It will be more flickery, but something that will need to be cleaned up afterwards in LRTimelapse anyway. OR use the built-in intervalometer in Aperture priority mode until ISO/Shutter speed gets high (close to Shutter speed x ISO = 8000), then switch to Shutter priority (assign settings to a memory) and use an external intervalometer for the rest.
  16. I‘m pretty sure the Mac won‘t recognize the RAW files without additional software. Did you to open the files in the Photos app?
  17. When you opened them in Sony's Image Edge, are the images 6000x4000 or 3936×2624 pixels in size?
  18. The aspect ratio that I am using is 3:2. 4:3 is not an option, only 3:2, 16:9, and 1:1.
  19. What Aspect Ratio, 4:3 or 16:9? If the latter then your software may not recognize it.
  20. I just tried shooting RAW uncompressed and the same issue happened. In the 'Get Info.' in the MAC is says 'No camera information as well as 'No lens information' and the file pixel size is 900 x 600 whereas normally it's 6000 x 4000. jmg
  21. Hi Steve, I was shooting in RAW compressed before the problem started and during when the problem happened. It seems that the MAC just isn't understanding something about the files. But I don't really know. Thanks, jmg
  22. I have the exact same issue and it drives me crazy that this wonderful camera is lacking so much when it comes to software. I will write Sony, they can't just make this whole feature next to useless when using aperture mode. Best regards
  23. Welcome to the forum. I use RAW when best quality is needed, otherwise JPEG Extra FINE
  24. Hi, Since the raw files are halve their normal size, it looks like you have enabled cRaw (compressed raw) and the mac is having troubles reading those. Try again after disabling. Steve.
  25. Hi, I am using the Imaging edge softwareTo transfer images from the camera to my iPad. However when I tried to use the remote control through my iPad I get the image the camera is saying but hardly any of the functions, and it won’t operate the camera. The reviews of the software seems universally terrible. What can I do?
  26. Hi, I'm new to the forum. I have a Sony a9 and last week I was watching a YouTube video about settings and made a couple of changes although I don't remember which ones though they seemed minor. I already had changed numerous settings from the default ones over past 6 months with no issues. Last week after I made the most recent setting changes, when I tried to upload the RAW files to my iMAC, every RAW file was an exclamation mark inside a triangle instead of an image for the files after I changed the settings but the RAW files that were on the card before I made the changes all uploaded correctly. The mac 'Get Info' didn't recognize the camera or the settings and the RAW file sizes were half of normal. The thumbnails in the iMAC's 'Photos' app looked file until they were uploaded. As a test, I took some new photos using another RAW card and uploaded them and the same thing happened on this same mac and another one so it seems like it is a setting in the camera and not the computers or the cards but I can't figure out what it is. I wrote Sony and they said there is nothing that I could do in the camera to make that happen. I'm not sure that I agree. I'm about the reset the camera to the factory settings, if that's even possible, but wanted to ask here if anyone has had this happen to them or might know what happened? The jpgs all uploaded correctly. I ended up using the Sony Image Edge Desktop program and it let me turn the exclamation point in a triangle images into TiFF files. That makes it even more confusing for me to understand what is going on. Thank you in advance for any help, jmg
  27. yea you are good then, a7r2 has plenty of pixels for photography
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