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Johnhoward28

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  1. Thanks for the great and informative answer. I really appreciate you taking the time to share your settings with me. I normally shoot with this camera in Aperture mode and leave all another setting on auto, unless I need to go full auto. It is an awesome camera and takes really great pictures. It is just frustrating that it has the Useless AUTO mode that NEVER gets anything right, but yet everyone talks about how GREAT it is, but when you ask why it is missing, they say, "you have to set the camera up manually". It's like I am speaking French or something.
  2. Call it whatever you want, but the name is "Superior Auto", and there is nothing Superior about it. I am not an idiot and I have read a lot and studied a lot about this camera, but the SUPERIOR AUTO function on this camera SUCKS!
  3. So what you are saying is the AF is not useful on the A6500? Yes, I know I can go manual, but my question here is not about how to adjust things manually. My question is about the reliability of the Automatic Focusing system on the A6500. One of the reasons I bought this camera was because of the accolades I heard about how intelligent the AF is, but ever since I bought it, it has consistently failed to choose the proper settings for the situation. About the only thing it seems to understand is the human face, so I guess it is fine for portrait studio photography, but any decent smartphone can do an excellent job of taking pictures of people in perfect lighting. At least now I know to never turn the dial mode to AUTO on this camera, because it sucks! Thanks for verifying this for me.
  4. I had the mode dial set to Superior Auto.
  5. Okay, so I bought this camera before heading to South America. I had a few weeks to get use to it before leaving and thought I had a decent handle on it. But now that I am home and reviewing my shots on a large screen, I am seeing that the AF missed way more then it hit. It seems that it always missed on some point. It either focused on the wrong thing, chose the shallow shallow DoF when I needed a deep DoF. I am just not sure if it is me, or if the AF on the A6500 is just not worth even using. Take this shot for example. I mean, this bird stands out like a sore thumb in this photo, but the camera chose to focus on the background rather than the subject. How could the AF miss the bird standing in front?
  6. So, I just bought the A6500 and it is an amazing camera. I am preparing to take it on an Amazon trip where I will be doing some hiking out in the jungles. I am currently using it with some lenses from other brands. I am looking for a native l all-in-one ens (another thread about that). But what else should I take? I know extra batteries, tripod and stuff like that, but I am thinking about the more unusual stuff, like best carry about camera bag for that environment and stuff like that.
  7. This was the exact lens I was looking at. let me ask you this. Removing the 500 limit, which lens do you think would fit the bill at best price?
  8. So I just bought a brand new A6500 and my wallet screamed and passed out. LOL! I have a few lenses from other brands that I can use with adapters, but I want a really good native all-in-one lens for this camera. This is my first time with a Sony ICL camera so I have no idea where to start and really would appreciate some advice. Here are my criteria. My budget is $500 1 I want the best quality all-in-one zoom lens as far as sharpness. 2. I want the longest zoom possible "Without" sacrificing quality. (I realize that a zoom lens is already sacrificing some quality). 3. I want the lens with the best low light performance (that I can get for under $500). 4. I want a lens that is the fastest and easiest to use with manual focusing but has good AF as well. 5. I want the best lens for STILL photography. If it is good for video, that is a bonus. Thank for the help.
  9. I have been shooting Pentax APS-C DSLR for a while now. I just bought a new A6000 and I am wondering if it is advisable to use my Pentax mount lenses on it? I have a Sigma 50mm 2.8 Macro lens, a Pentax A SMC 50mm F2 and a Vivitar 100mm 3.5 Macro. I also have some zoom lenses but plan to sell them with the camera. Should I try to use these lenses with my A6000, or would it be better to sell them and buy E mount lenses?
  10. I have been shooting stock with my 8 year old Pentax DSLR for a while now. I am ready to move to the Sony alpha. I am really stuck in the valley between buying an ASP-C camera like the a6000 or a FF camera the A7. I know they are both great cameras, and will do much better then what I have now. I would just like to hear from some other stock shooters about the triumphs and struggles with each platform and why they would or would not buy one stock photography? TIA
  11. I am just curious. Can you use a lens designed for the FF A7 camera on a a6000?
  12. Hi to all. New to the forum. A little about myself. I used to be a Sony guy a long time ago. Shot a lot of photos with Sony camera. I got off into the DSLR market back in 2010 and have been shooting Pentax. But now I am ready to return to Sony. Here is my dilemma. I have a very tight budget, but I shoot for stock photography and need a good quality camera. I am looking at two models that I think fit my bill, the A7 or the A6000. I know there are newer models, but I can't afford them right now. Maybe down the road I might be able to afford a better camera like the A7 III or the A6500, which is why I am struggling to decided. Here is my issue, if I buy the A7, I will have to go with a non-prime lens. But if I buy the A6000, I'll enough left over to get one prime lens like the Sony SEL50F18 50mm f/1.8 . I want something I can build on and that later, when I upgrade, my lenses will all work.
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