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    a6400 video focus tracking question

    A follow-up to my own question, in the event someone else has the same issue. Touch track DOES work in 4k mode. Not sure why I couldn't get it to go. A Sony rep helped me out - ended up resetting the camera to default settings, enabled the necessary menu items and it now works. It may have been a related setting or just s glitch. Either way, it is working now.
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    Shot in the dark

    Couple of weeks ago I shot this photo with Sony A7III + Zeiss Batis 85mm 1.8 with the help of Godox TT685S: Also wrote a short blog-post about it, in case anyone is interested 👇 https://www.strobotti.com/article/2019-03-06/shot-in-the-dark
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    The arrivals

    We recently had a number of B52's arrive at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, UK for a large NATO exercise. I managed to get some time over a couple of days to photograph some of the arrivals and it was windy on both days but still presented some good photos despite having to shot through the fence for some images.
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    Where is the new a9 firmware!!?

    This firmware is akin to getting a new camera for free. So, yes, possibly I’m acting like a child waiting for a present on Christmas.
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    Just picked up the teleconverter and have been trying out on my Sony 100-400. The results are amazing with super-sharp images being made wide-open. I am not detecting any difference in AF on the a9 either.
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    Saying hello from Chicago

    Hi all, I am a professional headshot photographer based in Chicago, IL. Recently switched to Sony a7iii from Nikon. Looking forward to chatting with some of you here.
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    Problems with AF A6500

    I can understand your frustrations in gettingas new camera and not having the time to learn about it's many options. A few months ago, my wife and I were getting ready to leave for a trip in China, and I wanted something lighter than my Nikon D810 with it's heavy "glass" yet a little better than my Panasonic LX100 or Canon G1x. My daughter had a A6500 and wanted to sell it so she good get a A7iii -- I had very little time to learn the Sony's in's and out's. As I recall, there are around 100 settings -- took me a lot of time to learn the essential, however I set #1 on the selection dial to Aperture Prefered, ISO Auto and f/stop to 5.6. The #2 I set to Manual, ISO 400, f/stop to 8.0 and Shutter to 1/125 sec. The focus area I set to Expand Flexible focus. With those settings (if I used "M", I adjusted the settings to the conditions), I got over 2,000 images with hardly a miss. For many, I just held the camera at arms length over my head due to the crowds and got great travel pictures. Cameras been great so far... \rtc
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    Sony A6000 high speed flash

    1/160 is the limit for normal flash, but high speed sync works with the Nissin i40. Make sure you set your flash settings in camera to high speed instead of front/rear curtain sync. I did have some trouble though with the i40 in high speed mode, as it would sometimes not perfectly sync with the camera. It would flash on exposure but the image sometimes came out totally dark or only the top/bottom half of the image exposed properly. Resetting camera and i40 usually solved this for the next couple of shots.
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    how do you manage many photos

    Hi, A7R3 is a good choice. Since you will be purchasing in a few days you need to ensure that the camera has the latest updates in both camera firmware and Lens software because new versions have been recently released. If you buy at a full service store, sweet talk them into doing it for you. If not, then you'll have to go to the Sony support site and get the instructions and download 2 pieces of software. If your MAC is 10.13 (High Sierra) or higher the first piece of software ("DriverLoader_1013") is required. If your Mac is 10.12 or earlier, then only the second piece of software is required. The instructions were hard for me to understand so I would suggest reading all the instructions with both pieces of software. I had to read them multiple times. On to your question about a filing system. I use Adobe Lightroom for basic file management and editing. I also back up my RAW (in my case I use DNG files) in an external portable 5GB drive. I also back up edited DNGs in the cloud. I would recommend probably one more place. Now, about workflow - in LIghtRoom you can import all the photos from your SD Card. Then you can use LightRoom to run thru them and pick the ones you want to keep. I then edit and update all the metadata and tags, in order for searching. LightRoom will offer A LOT of ways to organize your photos, so I'd recommend it as your main organizer. When I'm done selecting and editing, I then export jpgs of the DNG files for showing and upload them into my site. I back up everything including those I don't want to keep in my Google Drive (2TB for $10/mo). Due to your limited space, after you finish this workflow, you could remove your photos from LightRoom (and your computer). You'll have to find a workflow that you are comfortable with, so it will be a LOT of trial an error. I hope this helps a bit. There are certainly many, many people much more experienced and skilled than I to offer you advice. I would suggest searching these questions on youTube. You'll find many helpful videos. Good Luck
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