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    Sony α9 + fe 100-400mm GM
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    Before Sunrise.

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    This was one of the first shots of the day shooting near the Edenvale Winery. We didn't have a lot of time to prepare but Khalia was an amazing subject and had wonderful grace and movement. It wasn't easy wrangling that dress but she did a fantastic job. As the birthplace of the Oregon pear industry there were lot of great spots throughout the vineyard and orchard areas, but this one called out to us from the moment we got there. Photo by Raymond Craig ig: @raymondcraig Sony A7RIIITamron 28-75mm at f4Godox flash with Westcott modifier
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    Nesting baby bird

    I managed to get rather close to this nesting bird, Animal Eye AF was on. Zooming in on the eye, that reflection (arrowed) is me,
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    It was a casual Sunday morning after breakfast, asked my daughter to pose like a ghost which she did good and turned out quite creepy after some edits.

    © Praveen Dhanabalan

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    97% Moon

    Sony A7RIV, 200-600 mm at 600 mm, 2x teleconverter, 1/250 second, f13, ISO 800, manual focus, hazy sky
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    Mountain Clouds

    A7III + Sony 24mm 1.4
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    Sony a6400 Lens Hood

    Do yourself a favour, spend three bucks to pick up a 40.5mm wide angle lens hood made of metal and put it on your lens. Chances are there won't be any vignetting at all since the lens hood is designed for full format coverage. I have bought at least half dozen conical lens hood for Pentax lenses and I have never had any of them cause vignetting on my Pentax Aps-c cameras. Going from needing a lens hood for your 16-50 to seriously contemplating a purchase of fast prime lens is one hell of a jump but that is irrelevant. At the end of the day, you are still without a lens hood for the 16-50 kit lens for your camera, unless it is your intention to not shoot with your kit lens again?
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    Sony a6400 Lens Hood

    When you buy a fast lens it'll likely be a prime (not a zoom) lens: those lenses have a wider aperture and are generally smaller and/or much better quality than a zoom lens at the same focal length. There are a couple of things you should consider before buying a prime: - Focal length: since you can't zoom, you'll need to change lenses to change focal length. Since your budget is tight, you probably want to buy only one lens for now. Best to practice with your 16-50 zoom for the next couple of weeks/months to see which focal you like the most, and buy a prime at that focal length. - Stabilization: For photography you can likely do without, but for video some kind of stabilisation is almost mandatory. Your options are (with various degrees of effectiveness): a tripod, a gimbal (for video), a camera with stabilized sensor or a lens with stabilized optics (called OSS in Sony-words). Your a6400 doesn't feature in-body image stabilisation (IBIS) but your 16-50 has OSS. You'll have to decide if you really need a lens with OSS, as many don't have this. You can test this by disabling image stabilisation through the menu of your a6400. Some good options: Sigma 16mm F/1.4, 30mm F/1.4 or 56mm F/1.4: great optics with bright aperture but no OSS. Sony 35mm F/1.8 OSS or 50mm F/1.8 OSS (be sure to search for the APS-C variants (designated E), not the fullframe version (FE)): good optics with OSS, but focal length may be a bit too long for everyday use. I'm quite happy with my Sony/Zeiss 24mm F/1.8 but it doesn't have OSS and is way overpriced considering Sigma's options (which weren't available at the time I bought it)
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    Mountain Sunset

    A7III + Sony 24mm 1.4
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    Blue Heron

    Blue Heron photographed at Seabeck, Washington
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    Sony a6400 Lens Hood

    While I like @tadwil's suggestion of how to determine the given level of vignetting via taking a picture of a white wall, I'm a little confused as to where might be. If it's the object-facing tips of the lens hood petals, then grinding those down would not alleviate the vignetting, which is typically happening at the corners of a picture, caused by excess material at the transition between any two adjacent lens hood petals. If you're talking about the lens facing side of the lens hood, then grinding that circular face down would indeed be unnecessarily tedious, just to remove material from the object-facing areas between petals. Especially if the hood is made out of metal. My Sony ones are all plastic, and serve their purpose perfectly well.
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    Sony a6400 Lens Hood

    Ah, would have helped if you'd mentioned that in your initial post 😄 The 16-50 OSS is pretty much the only lens I know of that doesn't have a hood. It doesn't have a bayonet fitting either so any aftermarket lens hood has to be screwed into the filter thread, like this one from Fotodiox: https://youtu.be/BG4dJy1DKxk Because it screws in rather than clicks into place, you have to be careful to make sure the 'petals' of the hood are properly aligned with the 'viewing pyramid' as demonstrated by @Chrissie Personally I'd advise you to save yourself the hassle of fiddling with such a screw-in hood and just hold your hand over the lens if the sun is at an inconvenient angle, to prevent flare or loss of contrast. These wide-angle hoods are so 'shallow' that they barely block any direct sunlight anyway.
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    You are correct... seems there is a "time-lapse" camera app available as an extra purchase from Sony. https://www.playmemoriescameraapps.com/portal/usbdetail.php?eid=IS9104-NPIA09014_00-000003 At a quick look it appears that the a6500 is the most recent model with support. Last updated in 2016. Sony lists it under the "Playmemories" heading, which has apparently been superceded by Imaging Edge. Sorry for the incorrect info. Glad you found a solution. Note that it is possible that shooting stills in interval mode and creating the movie on your computer (as opposed to in-camera) _may_ provide more flexibility and/or better quality. When I do time-lapse, I shoot RAW and then process the files in Lightroom. This gives me full control over post-processing. That may or may not be important to you.
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    Sony a6400 Lens Hood

    In extension to @Pieter's already perfect explanation, please note how the shape of a lens hood is tied to a specific focal distance / front element diameter combination by the following visualizations. The front element diameter corresponds to the blue tube diameter, which mathematically intersects with the viewing pyramid (aspect ratio being 3:2 as in your full frame sensor). See how a varying focal distance results in a corresponding change in the shape of the lens hood petals: Wide angle: intermediate angle: Tele angle:
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    Sony a6400 Lens Hood

    The size and shape of a lens hood totally depends on the lens it is used on and has nothing to do with the camera. A lens hood that is supplied with a specific lens should be a perfect fit and shouldn't cause black corners in photos. For what purpose do you want to buy a separate lens hood in addition to those supplied with your lenses?
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    Hand held with my shoulder mount rig, 1/4000 f7.1 Sony A6300 and Sony 200-600 Zoom at 600mm (900mm APC sensor) I modifies a MOVO shoulder mount bought used off Amazon for $38 so it has a chest pad and hook that fits over my shoulder. I programmed the C1 button for focus. Lens camouflage and turning off shutter click made a big difference with shot opportunities.
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    Olaf W.

    Greetings from Heidelberg, Germany.

    Welcome here! Herzlich willkommen!
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    The harmony of the world is lost. We no longer understand what's really important. Nature is beautiful and sinless. Just look around! Thank for the music https://www.purple-planet.com Filmed between 2014 and 2017. Shot on Sony A6300 and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K EF. #Grace #Nature #Live Thanks you for watching, rating, and commenting! ✌️
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    Very relaxing, nicely done!
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    Flash for a6400

    The Nissin i40 is a great match, really small and quite powerfull if the internal flash is insufficient. As with any flashgun, I'd suggest to flash it indirectly or you'll have quite harsh lighting. Use the ceiling to bounce your flash or better still: use the wall on either side of your subject.
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    Jonathan Livingston Seagull

    Sony A6500. Sony 70-350 mm at 156 mm. 1/2000th sec. ISO 320. f/8. He/she was moving rather quickly. John
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    I got one of the Fotga dummy battery adapters from amazon for $60 CAD to use on my a6400, and I use a DSTE NP-F970 (also amazon - $52 CAD for 2 of them) with it: NP-F970 to NP-FW50 Battery Power Adapter - there are many conversions available, just search amazon
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    100-400 GM Sports & Wildlife

    The 1.4 TC works very well, especially on the A9. Avoid the cpol because the light loss is great. Ok on a tripod with a 100mm filter system like Nisi or Haida. The 100-400 with tc is the lens of choice for travel when a long zoom is needed, heaps smaller than 200-600 and 400 2.8.
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    A7III with 1635 F2.8 GM

    Your camera settings seem ok so no issue there. Be sure to disable stabilization when shooting from a tripod as your camera will try to compensate for shake that isn't there. This might result in a slight blur. It's quite difficult to assess your photos (am on phone atm). On the second photo it seems to be a depth of field / focus plane issue: the buildings in the back seem sharper than the trees/foliage. Same with the last image: focus seems to be more on the lightpost than on the buildings. Based on the perspective of the last image it seems to be a crop near the corner of the frame. In my opinion it is pretty sharp: corners always lack behind a bit in sharpness but I can still differentiate individual pixels along contrasty edges. When shooting a cityscape at such a distance, atmospheric haze or fog/smog will also deteriorate image sharpness.
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    Eye AF, struggling with this camera

    I'm not exactly sure but it seems your help reference is outdated: initially it worked like that on the A7(R)III but with a certain firmware update these cameras got a feature called 'real-time Eye-AF', removing the need to press a button to engage Eye-AF.
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    The are in the private folder on the sd card subfolder CLIP
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    A7III with 1635 F2.8 GM

    No, it's the other way around: higher resolution will result in more blurry pixels if the initial image wasn't sharp to begin with. Without more details about camera settings like shutter speed and aperture and other conditions like tripod use and subject movement it's totally impossible to guess what might cause unsharp pictures in your case.
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    Paul H

    Old dog, new tricks

    By way of introduction: I worked as a commercial photographer from 1980 to 1999 so I come from the world of film, mostly large and medium format, mostly studio. I am recently retired from another profession & bought the 2 580s just to have my hand on a digital camera and take them with me on trips.
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    Olaf W.

    Old dog, new tricks

    Welcome to our forum !
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    Bush Fire 2020

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    SS Speke Wreck, Phillip Island, Australia

    Was a fun climb down to the shore and an even more fun climb back up, but this is the wreck of the SS Speke just around from Kitty Miller Bay on Phillip Island.. Single shot, last night on my Sony A7m3/Tamron 17-28mm, 20 seconds, ISO4000, f2.8
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    Robin in the Spring

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    Snake, Heron, Hawk and Pelicans

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    Summer in the Garden of the Gods

    Aaron Duke Colorado Springs, CO, USA Sony a7R III Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM 1/320 sec, f/7.1, ISO 100
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    Cantabria marismas

    Hola,una foto que me gusta y a vosotros,salu2 de Felipe 😊 IMG_9829 by freme_3, en Flickr
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    Doha Waterfront

    I had an extended stopover of 16 hours on my way from Seoul to the UK so utilised it by spending some time in the city. Scouted around a bit ready for twilight, was feeling poorly due to a heavy cold, so didn't see as much as I would have liked. Sony A7r4 FE 24 - 70 GM Twilight Across the Bay Doha by singingsnapper, on Flickr Doha Twilight by singingsnapper, on Flickr BW Islamic art gallery, Doha by singingsnapper, on Flickr
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    https://www.bradleyhanson.com/blog/2019/8/1/holly-and-kyles-northern-minnesota-lake-wedding-at-maddens-resort-on-gull-lake-in-brainerd-mn This Minnesota wedding was photographed with 3 A7II bodies and the 35mm f2.8, 55mm f1.8 and 85mm f1.8 Sony lenses. I've used this 3 body and 3 prime lens for the past 15 years or so... I've been shooting weddings for 20 years and switched to Sony about 3 years ago. Since this wedding, I've replaced two of the cameras for A7III bodies. Holly grew up in California and Kyle came from Alexandria, MN. Kyle and Holly spent the first three years of their relationship traveling long distances to see each other. When they first started dating, Kyle lived in Finland and Holly lived in Denver. Within a year, Holly had moved to San Francisco and Kyle to Salt Lake City. Eventually, Kyle ended up moving to Sacramento for work. Holly jumped at the chance to live with him, but that meant a 7+ hour per day commute for her, in order to chase her man and her career. As a result, they learned to cherish each moment together like it might be their last and to make adventures and excursions a constant theme in the life they very deliberately built together. It was easily one of the strongest bonds I've ever witnessed and a wonderful day all around. The entire wedding took place at Madden’s Resort on beautiful Gull Lake on one of the ideal summer days on a hot and humid day that cooled down nicely in the evening for a perfect sunset on the lake. To see more Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN portraits, wedding photography and weddings all over the world, visit my main portfolio on bradleyhanson.com or email me at info@bradleyhanson.com or call me at 206-393-8292 and we can discuss your wedding plans in detail.
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