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Thad E Ginathom

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    South-Indian (Carnatic) classical music. That's when my camera gets used the most.

    Oh, and cats of course.

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  1. Wait for Sony to release firmware with fish eye autofocus? But seriously... this sounds like a job for manual focus and an aperture that gives sufficient depth of field. Maybe first, make sure that face detect is turned off.
  2. Browsing and the butterfly mind! For no particular reason, just browsed the exiftool output on a raw file from my a6500. Yes, the firmware version is there "Software" and... it is just amazing how much information is stored. Among many, many other things, it claims to have both camera and ambient temperature. The camera has an ambient temperature sensor? The number looks reasonable.
  3. Because you moved it? Accidentally? I find that flexible spots tend to move because I have brushed my thumb or hand against the control wheel. Or (a6500) accidentally touched the screen.
  4. It's a big lesson, and I am never going to take my a6500 close to salt water. Sandy beach maybe, although probably I shouldn't do that either.
  5. Oh yes, I suppose it would be! Now I feel silly!
  6. Does it need a lens cap to be on to do that? Does it know if it isn't?
  7. Yes, a two-second delay does help. My phone has an IR transmitter. it works well with a simple app as a remote release: no touch, no vibration. My last macro was (an attempt, it didn't go well) some bagworms in the house. The camera had to be cantilevered out from the tripod. Very shaky. That didn't spoil my pics, because of the remote, but I couldn't get the exposure right. Maybe I should stick to bolts! My extension tubes came from China. Including contacts. They did not cost much, but they do work. So would a Pringles tube, I guess... Fully manual and no power zoom 😂
  8. Isn't a limitation of depth of field? Not that I'm experienced: I've done occasional experiments with the a6000, kit lens, and extension tubes, snapping flowers, and things out of the desk drawer like bolts. If you focus on a bolt there won't be many threads that are sharp, but among those that are, you can find tiny hairs and dust specs. Macro is one of those things I've always meant to do more of and is in the big getting-around-to-it queue, which can remain stationary for years sometimes --- but a set of extension tubes, even with e-mount contacts, so you don't loose camera control and function, is a nice intro point that doesn't cost much and is not hard to use.
  9. Glad you got sorted. It might indeed make sense to send raw photos to a phone. I suspect there are photo viewers capable of viewing, even editing them. But, even more than that, the phone is the gateway to the rest of the world, and one might want to upload/send the raw file.
  10. It sounds as if you are missing... the raw photos! 1. Is your camera set to take just raw, or raw+jpeg? 2. Where and how are you looking?
  11. Oh my god. Phones can literally destroy cameras?
  12. If it was something on the surface of the sensor, would it not be visible? Can you see anything there? If not, something must be amiss below the surface, which sounds expensive.
  13. How low-key does low-key have to be? I like both, but I prefer the highlight in the first photo.
  14. As you haven't got an answer yet, I'll pitch in with my first thought when I saw your post yesterday... You have two choices: warranty or glue.
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