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  1. It is true with a wide angle lens used as a portrait lens you have to be aware of noses, arms, legs. But as a 24mm prime lens it is phenomenal. Couple it with the Sony 85mm 1.8 and you have two superb primes.
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    Prime lenses

    Second the recommend for the Sigma 16. I only have two cropped frame lenses...the Sigma and the 18-135. Two almost compulsory lenses for the A6500 (or A6400 too!)
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    Just got the A6400

    No...that is the one thing missing; using lenses with built in OSS is going to be important for many shooting situations. But the new AF tracking, improved eye AF and animal eye AF is compelling.
  4. Interesting, for some reason the "display" looks like I have seen it before, but can't recall the circumstances. But my A6500 doesn't do this. What do you have the AF/MF button set to? I would reassign something to it and see what happens...
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    Image Resolution

    Assuming your camera was set to either JPEG extra fine or RAW you have a very large image size. It is possible that you processed, say in Lightroom, and then exported the files in a downsized fashion? Or you may have taken a large image and severely cropped to select just a tiny portion of the photo, then try and enlarge that small picture to a large size?
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    DESIGN FAULT IN A 7 seriesn & A 9

    Just shows you can't please everybody. But if there is one lens drop in a couple million lens mounts and zillions of images taken, I would think that's probably pretty good design. The "design fault" may actually be your long fingers.
  7. I think you have forgotten that the aperture is controlled by the aperture ring on the lens! You can select the red A on the aperture ring and the lens will then allow you to control aperture by the camera if you prefer.
  8. Unfortunately your image really is not very good. The child's face is totally out of focus, point of maximum sharpness is the R shoulder.
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    How do I view RAW files

    It is complicated but lots of help available on line, particularly youtube. For now, if you wish to pursue RAW, why not shoot RAW plus JPEG and have both formats available for you until you get comfortable,
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    How do I view RAW files

    You need a separate program such as Sony's Image Data Converter or Lightroom to process the RAW format to DNG. Also depends upon which camera you are using as some of the later cameras do not support the new RAW format (like my Lightroom 6 and my Sony A7III).
  11. Is this the display continuous auto focus area that you are referring to?
  12. I'm not sure I understand you...does the camera function properly with back button focus? If yes, then I suspect you have turned off focus with shutter?
  13. This sounds like a definite camera malfunction that will probably require a visit to the repair shop.
  14. I personally feel that it is reasonable to provide an answer if you have one to offer. This forum is sorely lacking in participants; anything that can be done to be helpful seems worthwhile to me.
  15. I have only made one experimental time lapse video using play memories perhaps three years ago so I don't have any real advice....but....you say you are shooting in silent shutter? That seems to interfere with several camera functions, so just for fun I would turn silent shutter off and see if that has any effect.
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