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    White Pelican, Colorado A9, 200-600mm ISO 125
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    Did not realize how hard it is to get these little guys in focus! Barn Swallow: A7rIV Sony 200-600 G
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    The Crescent Nebula in Cygnus

    Hi, many forums and the "pros" once were certain that the star eater issue makes the Sony A7 Series unusable for astrophotography but I always had good results with my Sony A7rII. So I recently went ahead and had it astromodified. The thick IR-Block Filterglas was replaced with a thin Baader substitute that lets IR Light down to the h-alpha line and the sII line through to the sensor with high transmission. The results can be seen in detail on my google drive link here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SrdJ7tJbEUwN5KcbXsfpKaesq8KltzmY/view?usp=sharing I could write a lot of things that make the A7rII not the perfect camera for astro but suffice to say, it is still bloody capable. Cheers and CS, Ben - Instagram - AstroBin Technical stuff: Acquisition: Imaging telescope or lens : Meade SN-8 Imaging camera : Sony a7rII astro modified Focal reducer : TeleVue ParaCorr PLU1106 Filter : STC Cyclops Optics STC Astro Duo-Narrowband Filter Dates : May 28, 2020 Frames : STC Cyclops Optics STC Astro Duo-Narrowband Filter : 39x300" ISO640 Integration : 3.2 hours Darks : ~50 Flats : ~50 Avg. Moon age : 5.67 days Avg. Moon phase : 32.16% Bortle Dark-Sky Scale : 8.00 Processing was done with Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, Aries Productions Astro Pixel Processor APP and Adobe Photoship CC 2018. Stacked with sigma kappa clipping 3/1. Light pollution could not be removed automatically in A.P.P. and had to be done manually in Lightroom with local adjustments and a lot of fiddling. Both images have reduced star sizes with a minimum filter applied to masked stars. The masked stars color’s were also tweaked in order to bring them close to the feel of a normal broadband rgb distribution with colors between either aqua and blue or yellow and orange. I did however not manage to create a mask that includes the faintest and smallest of stars. If you look closely you see how the star colors are a little off, the smaller the stars get
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    Sunset over Björnö

    © Sebastian Stern

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    Conquerors of Space

    Sony SLT-A77V + Sigma Art 24-105mm f/4 Monument to the Conquerors of Space. Second highest among the monuments of the USSR/Russia. A 107-meter obelisk in the form of a rocket plume, with the supply of designer Sergei Korolev, lined with polished titanium plates. As well as many things made in the USSR, this rocket takes off high is a unique engineering design. Its authors are sculptor Andrey Faydysh-Krandievsky, architects Mikhail Barshch and Alexander Kolchin, as well as engineer Lev Shchipakin. On April 12, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin becomes the first human being to travel into space. This spacecraft name Vostok 1. Chief engineer Sergei Pavlovich Korolev.
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    From the album: Wildlife

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    Robin in the Spring

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    Crow just wouldnt let the Osprey go enjoy his lunch in peace! #sonyalphagallery
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    Snake, Heron, Hawk and Pelicans

    All this within a one hour walk through Erie, Colorado
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    Grey Wagtail

    From the album: Wildlife

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    Dunlin Flock

    From the album: Wildlife

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    Whimbrel Stretching

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    whimbrel pair

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    Just happened to be in the right place at the right time, looking right at me! 🙂 A7rIV 70-200 GM. #sonyalphagallery
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    Thad E Ginathom

    Video record button sound

    Good. The bigger question is why they would think anyone wants sounds like that anyway! Because they actually have nothing to do with each other. Silent Shooting only turns off the mechanical shutter and and turns on the electronic-only system... for stills. It is true though, that your camera isn't very silent if it beeps whenever it focuses. Power-save certainly works for stills. Maybe it's different for movies. And, also, there are differences between movies in movie mode (on the dial) and just pressing the red button any time (which I actually disable: it is too easy to press by accident).
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    Sony Alpha A7Rii - noisy images.

    I got the Samyang 45mm and I could not be happier - it's resolved everything! Thanks so much for your help
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    Small White Butterfly

    From the album: Wildlife

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    Honestly, why do you need more MP? 24 MP is plenty for any kind of print you may ever want to make if you factor in optimal viewing angle. All these bells and whistles you speak of result in a vastly better image than just boosting the MP-count would (better AF and subject tracking, better low light ISO-performance, etc). Higher MP is just marketing crap unless you plan to heavily crop or print billboard size and stand with your nose against the canvas. For good reason the A7x you refer to has actually stuck with 24 MP ever since the first version. It's the A7Rx line which has received MP boosts because this line is ment for just that purpose: absolute best image quality despite bigger file size and more noise on pixel level. It's ment for those people who plan to crop their images or print billboard-size. Here's one hoping Sony's future A6XXX-camera will still have 24 MP but even better AF and (dare I say) 1-2 stops better ISO-performance.
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    BIF wing movement aberration

    I have a problem with shooting birds where there is wing movement. Its difficult to explain what's happening so please have a look at the attached images. I have two Sony A7iii bodies and it is the same with both. I have had the same problem with both the 70-200 and 200-600. I've tried turning OSS off on the lens. These were both taken using a tripod. They were taken with shutter speeds in excess of 1/1000. I would expect motion blur in the wing tips but certainly not what I am getting. I contacted Sony who suggested I update the firmware but it is still happening. Has anyone come across this or got any suggestions on what else to try?
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    No, it is not possible. The a6000 does not have that feature. And for the cameras that do... Please note that it is not quite as simple as powering the camera from the USB port. What happens is that the battery powers the camera, and the USB power charges the battery. This means that there must be power in the battery, and it will run down while the camera is being used, just... slower than without the USB power attached. For true external power you need the dummy-battery device for all these cameras.
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    From the album: animalsbybarry

    Green Heron feeding fledglings A7RIV with 200-600 at about 300mm focal length.

    © Barry Levin

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    BIF wing movement aberration

    Are you using mechanical or electronic shutter, if the latter this may be the rolling shutter issue that causes things to look weird as the sensor is scanned.
  25. 1 point
    Any posting any time in this dead forum should be welcome...
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    Move Exposure modes PASM I don't do video, but I remember seeing this, and dug out my a6000 to check that it is true for this model... In Video mode (video-film symbol on the mode dial) you can change P-A-S-M: Menu: Camera-symbol -> p6 -> item "Movie" Function Menu set: Assign one place to item "Shoot Mode." This would be the easiest regular-access method Either of these bring up an on-screen display from which you chose your desired exposure mode. It is not, as far as I could see, assignable to a customisable button. It isn't on my a6500 either.
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    Menu 2 (cog wheel) -> page 6 -> MOVIE Button -> Always
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    Frustrated a7rii user

    Thanks for all the help! I think I’m good now. Cleaning the sensor seems to have fixed everything. The finder/monitor was set on Auto. I switched it to monitor (manual) and the screen displayed normally. But when I switched back to auto, only viewfinder worked. Cleaning the sensor (which I didn’t even realize was there and controlled this- I swear this camera makes me feel like my IQ drop 30 points) and it’s acting normally. Thanks again!
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    Video record button sound

    Thank you Ken, you're a (battery) life saver. I've now disabled IR and added an entry for it in my quick menu. Cheers!
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    From the album: People Photogtaphy

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    Aperture priority mode laggy

    Sounds like you selected a very small aperture (large aperture value like 16 or above) in Aperture priority mode.
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    © Jeffrey M. Kopita

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    White Faced Monkey

    A Day at the Aquarium

    © Jeffrey M. Kopita

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    My guess... it'll be like the a6500, which says you have to have charge in your battery while USN-"powering" and that the battery will be running down. Explanation: the USB is not actually powering the camera, it's charging the battery which is powering the camera. You're going to get enhanced runtime, but not forever. For that, you need the dummy.
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    Video record button sound

    7Sii here but there should be something similar in a 4 year newer camera. TOOLBOX > Audio Signals >> OFF For me it takes care of focus beep and record beep. (Maybe turn speaker volume down/off if that doesn't do the trick?)
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    Greenfinch dispute

    From the album: Wildlife

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    From the album: About Women

    Model Shirin Azami at the V-Tree

    © Andreas-Joachim Lins

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    Like a Diamond

    From the album: About Women

    Model Laura Göcht at a small lake close to my hometown.

    © Andreas-Joachim Lins

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    both photos: a7rIII, FE 600mm f/4 GM Sacramento County California
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    Phalacrocorax brasilianus A7R3 + Sony 100-400 FE En tu cara chumuco!
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    London from The Shard

    Taken with Sony A7RIII and Loxia 35 f/2. I chose a time to go up The Shard when I knew I would be up there for sunset and twilight. The problem is many reflections to fight against and also people sitting in an area with nominal bar across the window. A good evening for it though...Handheld as no tripods are allowed
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    Once upon a time, I was a Canon shooter 1Dx + Canon 400mm f2.8 IS II + 1.4x TC + Gimbal head + heavy duty tripod = break my back and bank _X7U2220 by Dylan Nguyen, on Flickr
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    A good 200mm lens for a7

    Also , to add to that list. If i recall, Vivitar made a series 1 200mm f3.0 macro lens that had favorable reviews. if you can find one though. http://women-and-dreams.blogspot.com/2011/04/vivitar-200mm-f3-series-1.html photo by Ashley Pomeroy
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