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    Chrissie reacted to SwissRob in Aperture dial not working   
    Hey all 
    just had the same issue and it’s a real easy fix. The click Aperture ring has a red ‘A’ after f/22. Turn it all the way so that this red ‘A’ aligns with the tick mark. 
     
    all works then.

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    Chrissie got a reaction from SAW in 100-400 GM on A7III   
    Wildlife fotografy sounds like mostly low-light for me, for which the a7 iii is certainly better suited than my a9. That said, please see my earlier post on the 100400gm plus 2.0tc combo.
    I would expect kitesurfing to take place mostly in well-lit circumstances, so your odds at getting decent shots would improve. In both cases, I'd recommend the use of a sturdy tripod, to control the effect of hand shake at long focal reaches.
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    Chrissie reacted to Shebco in Bush Fire 2020   
    #sonyalphagallery
     
     

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    Chrissie got a reaction from Pieter in Anyone with any real world experience upgrading from a6400?   
    What bothers me with people like you is the following:
    you don't really want to  _LEARN_  something. You are not interested in becoming smarter after an exchange. All you are looking for is a quick recipe to  _consume_ , preferably without gaining any understanding whatsoever.
    Well, good luck with that.
    No more recipes from side.
    Over and out.
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    Chrissie got a reaction from Pieter in Anyone with any real world experience upgrading from a6400?   
    What the bloody hell keeps you from contemplating the good answer you already got?
    Why don't you follow that train of thought laid out in my previous answer?
    It's people like you that keep me wondering if it's really worth while the effort I put into my answers to newbies.
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    Chrissie reacted to Ben in 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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    Chrissie got a reaction from Roy in Bird In Flight -- share your BIF photos here!!!   
    In addition to the photographic merit, of course: as a biker, I like the way how this bird is doing a curved flight, yet keeping his head perfectly aligned with the horizon.
    Pretty much like motorcyclists do it, too.
     

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    Chrissie reacted to Makeev in Conquerors of Space   
    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. 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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    Chrissie reacted to Pieter in Sony 16-35mm f.4 Green Halo problem | ASTRO   
    I recollect reading a similar topic on this forum but can't find it right now. I'll look for it a bit more.
    That being said, there's no such thing as a magic trick to prevent noise by shooting low ISO and raising exposure in post. ISO doesn't cause noise: it is already there in your photo even at ISO 100 and is amplified by raising ISO just like Lightroom amplifies noise if you raise exposure. In fact, your camera is better at preserving dynamic range than what you would get by boosting exposure in post, especially when going over ISO 640.
    https://www.dpreview.com/articles/3389926460/sony-a7-iii-dynamic-range-and-high-iso-improve-over-its-predecessor
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    Chrissie reacted to allan473 in Camfi Pro + A7r4   
    Thank you for trying anyway.
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    Chrissie got a reaction from KasiaF in Pixelated photos from A7 III   
    I was prepared for that question, too 😉
    The reason for this obvious difference in appearance is twofold:
    Your left image has a high contrast between skin and background, making the pixelation more obvious than the right image, where dark skin is shot against a dark background (low contrast). The pixel zoom factor in the left image is about twice as high than in the right image, again visually amplifying the pixelation of the left image. (See my slightly redacted portion of your sample). Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. You aren't trying to supply the forum with random workload, in times of lockdown, are you? 😉
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    Chrissie reacted to wildlightphoto in Coyote   
    both photos: a7rIII, FE 600mm f/4 GM
    Sacramento County California

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    Chrissie reacted to siuma in TSING MA BRIDGE   
    7R4+1635F4

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    Chrissie got a reaction from Thad E Ginathom in Focus bracketing on Sony Alpha Cameras   
    WARNING:
    I've wasted both money and many hours of time, trying to get a similar product, CAMFI II to work with my a9. Their software was buggy as hell across countless software releases, before I quit wasting my time. May have improved by now, but I doubt it. And many advertised features were not supported on Sony cameras. Including but not limited to - Taddah! - focus stacking!
    Before considering buying the Camranger II product, I strongly recommend reviewing the list of "Unsupported Features" on the camera of your choice. For the a6400, this list includes - Taddah! - focus stacking!
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    Chrissie reacted to GundamRX91 in Common buzzard   
    Yes!! Of course going really often in the same place permit you to better understand animals' behavior, and to have more chance to get their movements or the place where they prefer to stay, and the hunting area as well.
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    Chrissie got a reaction from Thad E Ginathom in Contemplando la puesta de sol   
    @Thad E Ginathom
    that's not a nice way to talk to a lady. You should have asked her to come a little closer, to achieve the same effect - and maybe more. 😉 
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    Chrissie reacted to GundamRX91 in Common buzzard   
    No, I've put me that perch. I've been studying those couple of buzzard for several years. For photographing them I build a photographic blind about 10 meters from the perch under a tree. Generally you have to wait at least some hours before they arrive, but often they don't come as well.
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    Chrissie got a reaction from Thad E Ginathom in Bird In Flight -- share your BIF photos here!!!   
    Red Kite (Milvus milvus), Northern Switzerland
    A9, 100-400GM
    f/13, 400 mm, 1/2000, ISO: 400

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    Chrissie reacted to DrJohn in What are the best camera settings for birds in flight?   
    Thanks Chrissie for your information.
    I've been doing wildlife for a long time, but not birds in flight. I have spent many many hours waiting for a shot that never happened.
    I currently have the A7RIV and the Sony 100-400 mm with 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters. I'm also considering the new Sony 200-600 mm. Both lenses and camera have OSS.
    I live near the water. So. Seagulls are easy to find. They even fly over my house. And, for some reason I really like seagulls.
    John
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    Chrissie got a reaction from LiveShots in A7Riii, 200-600, BIF Issues   
    Thanks for the praise - makes me blush ...
    Birds coming too close haven't been a problem for me yet, quite to the contrary. And since I own an a9, having 24MP "only", I'm used to fully zoom in in order to have enough pixels covered, in case I want/need to crop.
    In this particular instance, I was "thinking like an eagle a Red Kite", looking out of the window and figuring this would be a perfect time to go out hunting, if I was a Red Kite. Which was why I was out on my south-facing, hillside-overlooking patio, literally waiting for this bird to arrive, before it actually did. Kind of predictable, if you set the "now" threshold low enough ... 😉
    And so I got this nice shot where the bird in its approach looks straight at you, at almost the same elevation.
    My takeaway is: be fully prepared, before the situation for a shot arrives.
     
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    Chrissie got a reaction from LiveShots in Bird In Flight -- share your BIF photos here!!!   
    Red Kite (Milvus milvus), Northern Switzerland
    A9, 100-400GM
    f/13, 400 mm, 1/2000, ISO: 400

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    Chrissie got a reaction from Alejandro Espeche in A7Riii, 200-600, BIF Issues   
    Thanks for the praise - makes me blush ...
    Birds coming too close haven't been a problem for me yet, quite to the contrary. And since I own an a9, having 24MP "only", I'm used to fully zoom in in order to have enough pixels covered, in case I want/need to crop.
    In this particular instance, I was "thinking like an eagle a Red Kite", looking out of the window and figuring this would be a perfect time to go out hunting, if I was a Red Kite. Which was why I was out on my south-facing, hillside-overlooking patio, literally waiting for this bird to arrive, before it actually did. Kind of predictable, if you set the "now" threshold low enough ... 😉
    And so I got this nice shot where the bird in its approach looks straight at you, at almost the same elevation.
    My takeaway is: be fully prepared, before the situation for a shot arrives.
     
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    Chrissie reacted to Alejandro Espeche in A7Riii, 200-600, BIF Issues   
    The focus on the central zone is always faster. When I give the order to shoot the brain-camera duo there is always a delay, I could not say how much corresponds to each one, but without a doubt the bird advanced a little in that period of time.

    To lose a part of the bird it has to be too close or too big or I had it too far to the right of the evf, it almost never happens to me. Possibly in an environment with birds calmer or accustomed to human presence this is a problem.

    Excellent shot by the way.
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    Chrissie got a reaction from Alejandro Espeche in Bird In Flight -- share your BIF photos here!!!   
    Red Kite (Milvus milvus), Northern Switzerland
    A9, 100-400GM
    f/13, 400 mm, 1/2000, ISO: 400

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    Chrissie got a reaction from Thad E Ginathom in Wind Turbines waiting for Dawn   
    Now this is clearly becoming way off-topic, but I beg your patience.
    I just returned from walking the dog outside, for the night, and kept thinking about this exchange.
    It's no wonder, it took an "eastern" mind like @Thad E Ginathom's (from India) to make my "western" mind (Switzerland/Germany) aware of the fact, that "waiting" is primarily a state of mind, not of the body.
    As a dog-owner, or at least the husband of the real dog-owner 😉 , I see how we train the obedience of the dog by commandeering her to "Wait!", which goes along with her compelled physical inactivity. While invisibly to to the naked eye, her mind is very actively waiting to be released from this forced inactivity.
    Very interesting indeed. And again: thanks @Thad E Ginathom for broadening my mind like this.
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