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Everything posted by tinplater

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. What about shooting manual, select shutter speed and aperture and choose auto ISO?
  12. 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.
  13. On the other hand, Sony just rolled out a HUGE version update for the A9, essentially transforming the Eye and auto focus tracking, and has a summer update scheduled for Pet Eye AF Those improvements will possibly blunt any replacement A9 sales, and would lead me to believe that a new camera is a ways off. I would guess the A7000 will come before the A9II
  14. Here is what works for me: Set the camera up the way you want it Go to Memory Choose 1, 2, or (3) to assign the setup to the memory niche Press wheel button to save you will get a "registered" response. That is it. Now let's say you want to change the shutter speed. Go to MR #1 Now change shutter speed Now register the new settings by going to memory from the menu and register the settings a second time. If you don't do that the camera will revert back to the original assigned settings. In other words, if you want to save an adjustment, you have to re register them in memory.
  15. Just wondering why you couldn't find help in the "hundreds" of folks with this problem or issue who have previously posted about it on the internet. If the hundreds haven't been able to help you, its very unlikely the few folks here are going to have a solution, if one exists. But fine, goodbye.
  16. Isn't it interesting how folks have completely different preferences! The first thing I turn off on my new Sony cameras is the auto review. It just slows things up. When I need to see an image, I just hit play.
  17. Forgive me, instead of total or near total silence I guess i should have said "relative quiet". I get what your problem and complaint is...what I don't get is, if indeed there are "hundreds" of other posts on line complaining as you are, didn't any of those "hundreds" get an answer to this question? Why bring it up here again if there is so much information out there already?
  18. It is strange that with millions of folks making videos with these cameras more aren't complaining about this. I guess if what you want is total or near total silence you have to decrease audio level in post processing during those stretches where you want decreased ambient sound. That is easy to do.
  19. I wonder if in video mode you might be more aware of focus changes as the camera hunts for the small eye target, where a face being larger might result in less focus hunting? Also in video generally your subject is viewed in much less detail as opposed to still photography where you may zoom in and pixel peak just to check focus. In a talking head video, for example, I don't think one would notice the difference between focus obtained on the eye versus focus on the face. Just a few thoughts, not based upon fact or knowledge. (typical for me)
  20. It would be a rare circumstance where I would want "nose" AF rather than "eye" when focusing on a face! Face recognition helps make eye af more efficient.
  21. I had this happen to me and for the life of me I can't remember what setting it was that resulted in this. If all else fails, do a camera reset.
  22. Go to page 6/14 camera tab 1 and choose face/eye AF set Turn face/eye prty in Af to Off Subject Detection Human Use your custom button assigned to EF as usual. I prefer assigning that function to the focus hold button on the barrel of the lens (if it is on the lens in use).
  23. Might be time to sell for parts and replace with a new version.
  24. You should have no problem. I upgraded my A9 from version 1 to 5. A few things...turn off all other applications, use your Sony cable, have a fully charged battery. Most importantly the soft ware you want to run is in the RESOURCES folder, you have to open that folder to gain the system updater.
  25. Anything is possible when it comes to me and tech. I deleted the downloads and then redownloaded. The key to success in my case was to open the resource folder and use that app, not the one that is not in a folder, just there as an ap with a goofy looking logo as I recall.
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