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Everything posted by tinplater

  1. Would love to get the IV but when you stop and think about it, all those megapixels come with a liability...the files will be huge and my poor iMac has a hard time with 24MP Raw Files now. Perhaps it would be a motivator to get a new computer too? Still other than cropping not much to do with those huge images; certainly can't print them or even display them. But love to pixel peek and with the pixel shift technology, the amount of potential detail is going to be amazing.
  2. I believe this is a problem related to the type of lighting used at concerts as I have read elsewhere of this artifact but don't recall the details.
  3. The 24-70 2.8 is, in my opinion, the very best general purpose zoom available. My objection to the 24-105 is the power zoom which I find irritating and compared to the 2.8 aperture of the 24-70, it is slow and much less useful for low light, interior shots, etc. The optical performance of the 24-70 is amazing..it is like having a batch of primes in one unit. If too expensive, the Tamron equivalent is probably very close.
  4. My lens does that sometimes as well. I think only in continuous focus. Love the lens so don't pay any attention to it.
  5. I found the 18-135 superior to the Sony Zeiss 16-70 (constant f4 nice though); I disliked the power zoom on the 18-105 and the 18-135 is amazingly compact and optically sharp. I couple 18-135 with Sigma 16mm 1.4 and had no issues taking several thousand images on just completed Europe river cruise.
  6. I would suggest getting the A6400 because of it's superior auto focus and other features that make it a superb all around camera. I would save for the 18-135 if you can't stretch to make it now as it is a wonderful general purpose lens. At some point in time, adding the Sigma 16mm 1.4 gives you a great prime for low light and wide aperture photography. Those two lenses and the a6400 are about as good as you can get within their price point.
  7. Although less likely than just a menu change as noted above, is something covering the eye detector fooling the camera into thinking your face is at the viewfinder?
  8. In Movie Mode? Camera Tab2 page 2/9 Movie2 Audio Recording On? Camera Tab 2 page 2/9 Audio Rec Level selected? Microphone, of course, may have an on/off switch and most importantly a gain level selector that adjusts the volume of the microphone as well.
  9. I use Nissin flashes and it is s simple easy to execute button press on/off..no danger of breaking the flash. Just touch the button.
  10. You are correct! I was just looking at the icon for flash off, didn't actually press to activate. It appears for whatever reason you can only use the flash off / on function from the menu when in green auto mode...wonder what the rationale for that is?
  11. Works on my A6400...and A9. Are you in silent shooting mode? Sounds like you have a conflicting parameter checked like silent shooting.
  12. What is wrong with physically turning off the flash? That seems easier than going into the menu and hunting for flash on off? However if you really want to do that check out the menu section devoted to flash. On my A9 it is camera 1 tab page 10/13 "flash mode". There you have multiple options including "flash off".
  13. Manual Mode is the key. I intuitively thought it would be found in Shutter Priority.
  14. I too was unable to find bulb despite checking other forums; one solution, to perform a setting reset, didn't work. I know you have to be in single shot, non continuous focus, and mechanical shutter but all of that still doesn't get beyond 30 seconds on my A9 post firmware update.
  15. I am not a video shooter, but more gradual change of focus would be favored by me rather than instant snapping around that is best for single shot shooting? The videos I have shot with my A9 have been very well focused and pleasing to view, but again I rarely shoot video.
  16. If I understand your question correctly, the peaking display is found camera 1 tab page 13 of 14 (on my A6400). Item "peaking setting" where you can turn it on or off, adjust level and color of peaking.
  17. Did you answer your own question? Placing the camera in video mode puts it on standby until you press to start shooting. If you choose to shoot, for example, in manual mode where you select all parameters of the video, it will not show standby, but go directly to record when you press the record button.
  18. I think you will find it is more cost effective to sell your camera for parts on Ebay and buy a nice used replacement. Two things amaze me: 1. How expensive repairs are. 2. How much you can actually get for a broken camera on Ebay.
  19. I own both the 100-400 and the 70-200 f4 version. I still use the 70-200 when the F4 aperture and lighter weight are more important than reach. Both lenses are excellent, the 100-400 has provided me with marvelous images of birds, kids playing soccer, and portraits when I want the compression effect of a tele. Optically it is an amazing lens; I'm certain you will enjoy yours. Here is a shot of an owl, taken in near darkness, hence ISO 4000.
  20. Haven't used the lock feature...but perhaps this is what you are looking for? http://docs.esupport.sony.com/dvimag/ILCE6000_guide/en/contents/TP0000226640.html
  21. I purchased my A9 lightly used for $2800 on Craigs List (prices have plummeted past month) After keeping both bodies, I ultimately sold the A7III. The autofocus live view tracking is amazing and was the deal sealer. The only current advantage for me of the A7III was animal eye AF but that is coming to the A9 later this summer. For most users, the 20fps silent shutter, and no blackout will be the compelling feature. Note however: I do not like the double wheel dial that must be used to chose drive and focus mode. It can be convenient but you no longer can memorialize those settings to a memory niche but physically must select what you want for the memory stations.
  22. This thread is two years old, unlikely OP is still watching. Having said that, I have this lens and it is very sharp. Folks forget that at increasing focal lengths faster shutter speeds are necessary. I try to use shutter speed of 1/1000 or faster and let the camera adjust ISO automatically.
  23. Since motor sports are generally shot in excellent lighting, I would think auto iso adjustments would be just as effective as varying aperture. I routinely shoot outdoor action (soccer, baseball, football, etc) in manual mode with auto ISO. And since I am shooting fast shutter speed, the ISO is generally quite a bit higher than what you would get with slower panning exp;osures.
  24. What about shooting manual, select shutter speed and aperture and choose auto ISO?
  25. I rarely use 50mm; when I want to go light with a native prime, I choose the 35mm 2.8. When I want to have a single prime that covers a lot of situations and produces stellar images I choose the 24mm 1.4.
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