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  1. Sounds to me that the problem is in the card slot on your camera - most likely a broken or dirty contact. I think it will be nigh impossible for a layman to get into it for a look and, if needed, a proper clean but a least give it a try with a powerful blower. If that fails then consider a quote from an accredited repair shop.
  2. Salt water is corrosive and so you may well have caused permanent damage. Even fresh water could have caused a circuit to short out. If you value the camera, maybe think about taking it to a repairer for an assessment and quote. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. . In theory yes but in my case the battery drain from the grip must be hundreds of times the power needed to keep the cmos battery charged. Additionally, the cmos battery should, if it’s in good condition, maintain you camera settings for months - the one in my old Alpha55 was still doing the business after 6 months with no main battery in. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. Good suggestion on the grip. I have an A77ii with a Sony two battery grip and if I forget to turn the power switch on the grip off, even if the camera itself is off, the batteries do drain quite quickly. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. I would buy a Lee Filters kit, or one of the other similar brands. For the additional price (£10 or so) of an adapter ring for each lens diameter you have, your one filter holder and one set of Nd and grad filters will work with all of your different lenses. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. It’s available to download from the Sony support site. https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/support/e-mount-body-ilce6000-series/ilce-6500 Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. I had a not too dissimilar issue - sensor also looked clean - but a professional clean did the trick. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. I don’t want to appear condescending, but can I suggest that you take a little time to study the relationship between depth of field, aperture and focal length. Perhaps do a search in YouTube and take a look at any one of many tutorial videos that are there. Good luck. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Always try to use as low an ISO setting as possible, eg 100, and only increase it if that’s your only way to get a smaller aperture or higher shutter speed than you would otherwise be able to. Modern cameras generate much less noise that previously at high ISOs but nevertheless your image quality will suffer. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. What you see on live view is a processed image, a mini jpg if you like, whereas your raw file is as it's name implies -raw and unprocessed in any way. Raw images will always need some processing in Lightroom to bring out their full potential. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. I only use Sony's own grips, and with no problems at all with both Sony and non-Sony cheepo batteries. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. If your object is simply to create digital copies of the old photographs, you would be far better using a scanner set to high resolution. Even using the one on my HP DeskJet the results I can get are far superior to anything I could get from photographing them Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. Quite possible if she is shooting RAW - these do need post processing to make them "pop". If she wants her shots more vibrant without processing maybe she should shoot jpg. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. I agree with the two posters above - 1/40th - 1/80th is far far too slow. Don't know what speeds the cars are doing but I try 1/500th as a minimum, possibly 1/1000th. Experiment !!! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. Don't have a def answer for you but if you are shooting jpg have you checked colour balance and for any photo effects set? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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