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  1. 3 points
    mrjcall

    Fog Rays 1.jpg

  2. 1 point
    GundamRX91

    Common buzzard

    Arriving to the perch.
  3. 1 point
    A follow up just because I purchased both the Tamron and the Sigma with the intent to test both side by side, then returning the loser. In the end however it just wasn’t that easy. Two outstanding lenses. Outstanding. There is no loser. I’m not, by nature, a pixel peeper except when I’m testing stuff for purchase and I did some here but more just looking at photos in Lightroom with little or no adjustments. Kinda of just how the photos felt (if that makes sense) I’ve never been too terribly concerned with weight (within reason) but I must admit the Tamron’s feather weight was more enticing than I would have thought. Especially having both out and about in the field for a real world comparative test. It’s just a treat to have that good of a lens that really feels like it’s not even on the camera. Without diving too deep into peeping, if I had to review my results comparing the two lenses between 17-24 (focal points both cameras share) I’d say the only difference I noticed was of a color profile. Despite The conclusions of a couple of comparative reviews on YouTube in which the results were, the Sigma was warmer, I disagree. I love the look of the Tamron. The Tamron focused a touch quicker but the differences were so small as to simply not be an issue. I’m an occasional “Manual focus” guy so the Tamron lost points there against ease of a MF/AF button on the Sigma. The Tamron scores big, big points (at least for me) for its filter threading capabilities. It lets me use my existing filters and also affords me tons of expansion filter choices. That and it’s such a light, small lens the difference between a screw on filter on a light lens against a heavier lens with an even bulkier filter kit is pretty considerable. In the end however (at least for me) it really only comes down to focal length. Both lenses IQ are simply amazing. Amazing. The difference however between 14mm and 17mm for my style of photography was just too much to ignore. It’s kinda massive. If you don’t need 14mm the Tamron wins and considering the price vs IQ, pretty handily. If you need that IQ quality down to 14mm the Sigma is equally as stunning but at a much higher cost of entry and a more difficult filter scheme. I bought the Sigma.
  4. 1 point
    mg10

    Sound after turning off my a6500

    Thanks for your replies. This morning, I've been in the store to test this behavior on another a6500, and it was the same. I guess indeed it's some mechanism to lock the sensor once the camera is turned off. This happens about 3 or 4 seconds after power button is switched off.
  5. 1 point
    Apollwnios

    life

    Sony ILCE-7RM3 - Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary 015
  6. 1 point
    Apollwnios

    life

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    Apollwnios

    life

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  8. 1 point
    Pieter

    Sound after turning off my a6500

    Based on your observations I checked mine and it does the same. It's a fairly mute sound so haven't ever payed attention to it. Your theory sounds plausible, I feel a very mild shake in the camera at the same time, so something is indeed moving. I'd say it's perfectly normal.
  9. 1 point
    Roy Rogers

    DJI_0334.jpg

    From the album: Wonder

  10. 1 point
    Roy Rogers

    When the Clouds Part

    From the album: Wonder

    © RR

  11. 1 point
    Roy Rogers

    Bristol Va

    From the album: Wonder

    12 time-lapse photos combined in HDR This is about as good a photo that a 12 mega pixel camera can make

    © RR

  12. 1 point
    richard tucker

    More 6400 pics etc

    Now reached the 25,000 mark with the 6400 . I am still very pleased with the 18-135mm lens. Yes still covering Man City home games - I have added a few new links to the bottom of my 6400 page. http://www.rtfract.com/sonya6400.htm
  13. 1 point
    bdrc

    Khao Yai landscapes

    Traveled to Khao Yai, Thailand recently and took some landscape shots. Using the new SEL35F18F: Bloom by RICO Lee, on Flickr With the SEL85F18: Day by RICO Lee, on Flickr
  14. 1 point
    I too first envied the realtime eye AF in the newest camera's, without having to hold the eye-AF button as it is in the a6500. Now I've come to love eye-AF on a button. I always have face detect set to Off, to avoid the situations you described. When you then press and hold the eye-AF button, it simultaneously engages face detect. This way face detect doesn't interfere when you don't want it to but it's right there when you need it. Totally agree with your idea that eye/face detect should be affected by zone focussing, makes no sense that it doesn't.
  15. 1 point
    Why, oh why, did it take me two or three years to realise this! I have a mixed relationship with Face Detect. I am usually photographing groups of people (musicians on a stage) and I do usually want the focus to be on one of them. And Face Detect usually does its job. With focus zone set to wide it usually detects the face I want, which figures prominently in the frame. Sometimes, though, it goes off on its own trip, and decides that it prefers the face just behind that person, or even someone on the edge of the frame. And then it is going to be a fight, perhaps for the whole concert. So I set a flexible spot. Takes a little longer to get it on my person's face. And Face Detect overrides it! WhyOhWhy can't they have made it work with focussing zones, not independently of them? It would then be so easy to say, "Hey, this guy!" At long last, yesterday, I found my way out of this: turn it off. Such a relief! And the best thing is that Face/Eye Detect is still there, at the touch of a button (a6500, not full-time). Maybe this is one of the simplest lessons to learn. Sometimes they take the longest to realise.
  16. 1 point
    Roy Rogers

    Holly Wow man

    From the album: Wonder

    The Ultimate Pano

    © RR

  17. 1 point
    Iansky

    ILG05451.jpg

    From the album: Sony A7iii

    © ©571Photography

  18. 1 point
    Iansky

    ILG05445.jpg

    From the album: Sony A7iii

    © ©571Photography

  19. 1 point
    Iansky

    ILG05436.jpg

    From the album: Sony A7iii

    © ©571Photography

  20. 1 point
    As I was preparing my cam for a coming dive trip, I wanted to shoot video this time with custom white balance, so I assigned M2 for underwater video, but I realized that I can't assign a custom white balance in memory recall modes?! Why is that Sony? This does not make any sense! The whole idea of a custom setting is to have a custom setting! Underwater, we need to set a new custom white balance every 3-5 meters depth. In addition, the idea of having M1 and M2, is to save presets for different shooting conditions. So, while M1 is set for UW photography for example, M2 is for UW video. The first, can be shot with AWB, but the latter needs custom WB if strobes are not used. Please have this issue updated in a firmware, and hopefully also giving us option to assign (Set White Balance) to a custom bottom as well, instead of assigning the whole WB menu! Make our life easy please!
  21. 1 point
    Dondeando

    Another Pretty Face

    This is Anolis eulaemus. It is endemic to the western cordillera of Colombia but not considered at risk on the IUCN Red List. Sony a6000 w/24 1.8
  22. 1 point

    From the album: Wonder

    © Roy Rogers

  23. 1 point
    Roy Rogers

    Screenshot (39).png

    From the album: Wonder

    © Roy Rogers

  24. 1 point
    Roy Rogers

    Screenshot (34).png

    From the album: Wonder

    © Roy Rogers

  25. 1 point
    Roy Rogers

    Screenshot (28).png

    From the album: Wonder

    © Roy Rogers

  26. 1 point
    jorge29

    New here

    Hi everybody: Let me introduce me , i am jorge from Santiago,Chile . since a week ago i discovered this forum . i am not new on sony cameras . i had the Alpha A37 but i sold because the camera needed something more advanced as the photo experience was advancing and currently have the A68 since 3 years ,is lightning fast and special for one of my specialties that was sports photography (currently retired) and currently landscape photography.
  27. 1 point
    felipe

    Invierno en los PICOS DE EUROPA

    Hola,salu2 de Felipe 😉 13b by freme_3, en Flickr
  28. 1 point
    I can testify from experience (albeit not for Astro) the Sigma 14-24 f/2.8 is truly a remarkable lens. You will absolutely not be disappointed!
  29. 1 point
    Thad, thanks for the praise which I feel is undeserved. Because, as a photographer, my experience is still very much limited. What I'm mostly talking about is "applied physics", or "common sense", with the "common-ness" may be a little biased with me being an engineer by education and profession. That said: What I DO like about the second shot is: it has a lot of "depth" in it, with the near range being very present at the left side of the picture.. That's definitely a Plus, imo. The picture does include the nearest range being out-of focus (for obvious reasons), also the near range, the mid-range and also the far range, again out of focus for the same obvious reasons. Again, I'm unable to detect which plane (distance) was supposed to be in-focus. I realize. that posting images here requires compromise in terms of size. But this 2nd picture still lacks focus overall, imho. What's really strange is, that I couldn't even advise to focus more to the near or to the far range. I've highlighted the area which seems to be most "in-focus" to me. So, to be frank, this seems to be a "point-and-shoot" type of shot to me. Nothing deliberate, where someone wanted to convey a specific message. Sorry I can't comment more favorably on this.
  30. 1 point
    mclaurin10

    Christmas Eve in Jackson, WY

    A7RIII w 24 1.4 #sonyalphagallery
  31. 1 point
    JCC

    JCC00884.jpg

    From the album: NYC

    Stories are Light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Tell a Story. Make some light. Aextheartist at Grace Church, NYC

    © John Christou

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  33. 1 point
    AlphaHvam

    Withered Leaf . . .

    Sony A99 / Sony 135mm f2.8 (T4.5) STF
  34. 1 point
    Thanks a ton for the feedback! It was a little light out, but cloudy. I went for a lighter type shot, because I thought I was going to edit dark, then vintage... However, I guess I shouldn't get in the habit of over-exposure and should shoot for less editing. I'll work on that, and work on making my focusing the picture, rather than the whole subject at hand. Here's another I got downtown:
  35. 1 point
    Hi Dimitry, welcome to the forum, and since you're asking for it: 😉 (this is feedback from an enthusiastic, but definitely only amateur photographer): The Cobra is certainly worth shooting, and also looking at. So you picked an attractive sujet already. All Fotos seem a little "hazy" to me. Especially the second one I would consider over-exposed. And I'm also unable to figure out, which spot was intended to be in-focus. Personally, I'd prefer to focus one specific detail, like the rivets on the steering wheel, and let the bokeh do for the rest. But that's really just my personal taste. What I do like is, that you apparently shot from a lowered point of view, which brings out the "lowness" of this sports car. Regards, and a happy Christmas to all who might be reading this. [Edit:] On 2nd thought: if you shoot in "Raw" quality, you'd probably be able to eliminate much of the haziness of your shots, using a good raw converter software. I'm using Capture One (Pro) for Sony, and there are often good deals (bundles) for Sony cameras and Capture One. I'm not affiliated with PhaseOne, the producer of CaptureOne.
  36. 1 point
    Pieter

    18-105 is Curving My Images?

    It should indeed only affect RAW-images. Out-of-camera JPEGs are corrected for lens distortion if you enable it in camera.
  37. 1 point
    LiveShots

    18-105 is Curving My Images?

    Lens distortion is quite normal in zooms, most editing software will auto-correct for it. There’s a setting in the camera, try using that to see if it makes any difference: https://helpguide.sony.net/gbmig/45349331/v1/en/contents/TP0000508284.html?search=Distortion
  38. 1 point
    mrjcall

    Low Clouds.jpg

    © JBC Photography

  39. 1 point
    mrjcall

    Devil's Finger.jpg

    © JBC Photography

  40. 1 point
    mrjcall

    Leftover Color.jpg

    © JBC Photography

  41. 1 point
    Good evening to all of you!!This video its a trip with car at north Greece at Thraki mountainsarea that is full of villages with pomaks residents.There are many old traditional hammam bathshere and there that some of those looks abandonedbut there not..So we get there and we make a bath in a placewith no electricity into the night..enjoy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuaZnu6hkA4
  42. 1 point
    aviglp

    _GLP5177 [50%] [HDTV (1080)].JPG

    From the album: Japan

  43. 1 point
    aviglp

    _GLP5096 [50%] [HDTV (1080)].JPG

    From the album: Japan

  44. 1 point
    aviglp

    _GLP4899 [50%] [HDTV (1080)].JPG

    From the album: Japan

  45. 1 point
    aviglp

    _GLP4879-2 [50%] [HDTV (1080)].jpg

    From the album: Japan

  46. 1 point
    aviglp

    _GLP4846-2 [50%] [HDTV (1080)].jpg

    From the album: Japan

  47. 1 point
    Roy Rogers

    Screenshot (1).png

    From the album: Roy Rogers 1

  48. 1 point
    cave_man

    A7sii + 24-70 GM

    My new video
  49. 1 point
    Lescatalpas

    Helios-44-2 2/58

    An experiment with the Helios, reverse mounted on my A7riii:
  50. 0 points
    dbmiller

    A7iii dual SD limiting write speed

    The buffer clears at the rate of the slowest card. The faster card will write it quicker, but the buffer won't be released until it is written to the slower card as well. Which is why you see it clear faster writing only to slot 1.
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