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  1. There is a way to do this, it is in the menu system. Go to the Camera icon, page 2 Bracket settings and in that turn on Selftimer during Brkt. You can select 2,5 or 10 sec delay.
  2. There is a way to do this, it is in the menu system. Go to the Camera icon, page 2 Bracket settings and in that turn on Selftimer during Brkt. You can select 2,5 or 10 sec delay.
  3. I have the 16-35 mm f4 and recently bought the 12-24mm f4. I am perfectly satisfied with the 16-35 mm f4. It is sharp and not too heavy. With the sensor in the A7RII I don't need a very expensive extra stop. I mostly use it at f8 and I can use 72mm filters. It does the job for me. The 12-24 mm f4 is also light and very sharp. Great for tight interiors which is what I got it for. Unfortunately I cannot replace the 16-35 mm f4 with it because I can't use filters with it. So I now carry two wide angle zooms which I use for completely different types of shots. ( BTW both are miles better than the Canon 17-40 mm f4 L and Sigma 12-24mm DX that I had for my Canon 5D2 before I switched to Sony).
  4. This is a test shot using a Canon TS-E 17mm f4 tilt shift lens on my A7II body with the Sigma MC-11 adapter. I have to say I am very pleased with this combination. Having moved to Sony from a Canon 5DMk2 I think the Sony A7 series bodies are the dream combination with this lens. Focus peaking, focus magnification, in camera level indicator, tilt screen, grid line display....fantastically easy to use.
  5. Thanks, that is a great help and helps me make the decision to buy the Sigma MC-11.
  6. I am researching the Canon TS-E 17mm f4 lens to use for architecture. I would be interested to get some feedback from anyone using this lens with either the Metabones or Sigma adapters on either an A7ii or A7Rii body. Are there any functional issues affecting manual focus particularly focus peaking and focus assist magnification? Is there any loss of sharpness? Does auto exposure work correctly? I would really appreciate hearing from people with first hand experience of using this lens with either of these adapters. Many thanks.
  7. A couple of years ago I realised I needed lighter gear to travel with. I was so blown away with the image quality from the RX100 that I bought a Nex 6. I got myself the Sony 10-18 f4 and the Sony Zeiss 16-70 f4 to go with this. Before very long I acquired an a6000 and got great results with this set-up as my travel kit. So good in fact that my Canon full frame gear sat unused. So last August I sold all the canon gear and moved to an A7 body and a couple of FE lenses. Generally I travel with the two bodies and 2 lenses for each, a wide zoom and a standard zoom. I try to anticipate what I'm going to mostly be shooting and put the appropriate lens on the A7 and the other on the A6000. I recently bought a Sony FE 24-240mm which has complicated things. It is heavy which rather defeats my purpose for going mirrorless in the first place but it is extremely versatile and now it is my main walkabout lens on the A7 when I travel. I may get another full frame body but I'm not sure which one. IBIS is of little importance to me and since the sensors in the A7 and A7II are the same another A7 would be the most economical option. I'm not sure that an A7RII would make a big difference for what I shoot. I am just a hobbyist after all. I could buy another A7 and the 90mm macro lens instead and have change left over.
  8. I'm new to the forum and apologise if this has already been covered. Are there any inexpensive off camera flash cables for the Sony multi-interface shoe? Any "Sony compatible" cables I have found are not compatible with the mirrorless system and the pesky multi-interface shoe. I was completely misled by the manual for my a6000, the menu system on the camera and a number of review sites including DP review about wireless flash control on the Sony mirrorless system. Believing that I could replicate what I had previously done easily with my Canon gear I invested in a HVL-F60M and a HVL-F43M. It now transpires that I cannot control off camera flash with the a6000. To control flash wirelessly, one must be attached to the body. I am aware that Sony produce a hot shoe adapter which is very difficult to find in the UK but the cable is completely unavailable. I have also been told that even if I could find these accessories the flash attached by the cable would no longer operate as a wireless controller. At the moment I am using the F60M on camera as a controller for the F43M with the flash on it turned off. This is far from ideal. Would two Nissin Di700As with an Air 1 NAS TTL-commander a better option? Any thoughts? Thanks, Paul
  9. Greetings from a newbie, I couldn't agree more. The £1000 price tag is a bit steep. I had expected about £800. You can get an A7 and 28-70mm lens for less from Jessops. Or the 90mm Macro lens. I am definitely not tempted by the a6300. For the photos I take, a second a6000 body, so I don't need to change lenses when I'm out shooting, would be a better idea. I could buy a prime lens with the change.
  10. I currently have an a6000 which started as my "travel" camera backed up with an Nex 6 with the Sony Zeiss 16-70mm f4 and the Sony 10-18mm f4. I recently swopped my Canon 5D2 for an A7 for which I have the FE 24-70mm f4 and FE 16-35mm f4. Quite honestly for the shooting that I do, I think I'm getting better results with the a6000 set-up. I was optimistic about the a6300 to go back to a lightweight two body travel kit until I saw the release price in the UK, £1000 (which is about $1445). I can get another a6000 and a prime FE lens for less than £1000, which is what I think I shall do. Given the US price of $1000 I had expected the UK price to be around £799. Looking at the specifications of the a6300 against the a6000, unless you shoot action or wildlife, or need to shoot 4K video, the a6000 is still the best value interchangeable lens camera on the market.
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  12. Hi, I'm Paul and I'm new to the forum. I've been a gradual Sony convert since buying the amazing RX100 a few years ago. Since then I have swopped my Canon travel kit for a Sony Nex-6 and then added the amazing a6000 about 18 months ago. In the last few months all the Canon gear has gone and I moved to an a7 butI still have the a6000. I really enjoy the creative boost I get from the mirrorless system and the reduced weight when I'm travelling is pure bliss.
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