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  1. Apparently video autofocus doesn't work with MC-11 plus Canon lenses: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4277872 Better use the Metabones adapter for that.
  2. You tried mapping your custom settings to any of the memory recall presets on the mode dial? Switch to 1 for landscape, 2 for wildlife. https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/articles/00203863
  3. The lens correction profile is communicated by the lens to the camera: your camera doesn't need to 'know' the correction profile of the lens used. All lenses I bought that were released after I purchased my A6500 have proper correction profiles applied to them, even 3rd party lenses. Unfortunately this correction profile is not applied to the RAW files, nor is it communicated to your post-processing software. Your post-processing software therefore does need to be updated to have the proper correction profile. Out of curiosity: why would you buy the 24-70 GM ii for your A6500 rather than e.g. the 16-55 F/2.8 G or Tamron 17-70 F/2.8? Unless of course you also have a fullframe body or plan to upgrade in the near future.
  4. None of the big brands (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm) has made a T/S lens for a mirrorless system yet, so it's not like Sony is lagging behind. Apparently there's little commercial incentive to produce niche lenses like these. I'd try the Samyang 24mm f/3.5 T/S, which comes with E-mount as well.
  5. There are much more expensive lenses without any zoom capabilities as all, such as the $12000 400mm f/2.8. And there are much cheaper options with vastly better zoom capabilities, such as the $800 Tamron 28-200 f/2.8-5.6. To judge the value of a lens by its zoom capabilities is silly. I'd totally expect someone who pays top dollar for a lens like the Sony 70-200 f/2.8 to understand its possibilities and limitations. That being said, if you really want to squeeze a bit more zoom range out of your lens, there's the possibility to enable 'Clear Image Zoom': https://helpguide.sony.net/ilc/1720/v1/en/contents/TP0001661985.html
  6. Movies are always recorded in 16:9 aspect ratio. The 3:2 ratio is for stills only. Since the screen on the A7iii is 3:2 ratio, movies will always show with black bars on top/bottom.
  7. Your TTArtisans lens likely is a 'dumb' manual lens, meaning it has no electronic contacts to communicate with the camera. Since your camera can't communicate with it, it assumes no lens is attached even when the lens is properly mounted. Your camera can't autofocus dumb lenses (they don't even have an AF motor), so the option to select AF is not available.
  8. I think investing in A-mount gear is never wise if you're planning to go full E-mount in the long run. The A99ii is a pretty capable sports camera but it'll set you back well more than $1000 2nd hand. And then you need lenses, which will always show some reduction in AF capabilities when adapted to E-mount. If you invest in A-mount now, it's either because you already have an A-mount camera/lenses or because you can get some cheap vintage gear and are fine with the limitations that go with it, like @XKAES does.
  9. I'm often amazed by the effort people put into asking a question in this forum and having to wait for hours for an answer, while a 3 minute Google search or manual dive could have provided it. That being said, back on topic: I'm trying to make the best of your English so please excuse me if I'm suggesting things you already tried. Have you tried connecting the camera to a TV via HDMI to see if you can display the menu there? Have you tried a manual reset? https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/articles/00018939 Try leaving out the battery for a day or two to drain the internal battery. This also forces a manual reset. Could be that this does not reset your viewfinder/monitor settings but at least it should force your menu cursor back to menu 1 page 1. From there you can make your way blindly to 'factory reset' if you know the A7ii menu layout. Some other suggestions here: https://us.community.sony.com/s/question/0D50B00004ILC9YSAX/how-to-hard-reset-manually-a-sony-a7r?language=en_US
  10. The A9ii is a FF E-mount camera and after the A1 it's the best sports camera available in Sony land at the moment. For $1000, you might be able to get a second hand A7iii, but your A9ii will be better in every regard. Expect to be disappointed if the A9ii is your reference.
  11. I don't get it. You're looking for a sports camera for $1000 but you already have an A9ii? You're not gonna find a better sports camera than the A9ii and certainly not for $1000.
  12. Description of this forum reads: "Showcase Sony Alpha Photos" Description of this forum section reads: "Other photos made with Sony Alpha / Sony NEX cameras"
  13. Are you aware you're posting iPhone pics on a Sony forum?
  14. Would certainly help if you shared the pictures you liked for reference. You're not giving us much to work with...
  15. Is it on the outside of the front element or in the inside? Difficult to see on the picture. If on the outside, I'd try a gentle but thorough cleaning with lens cleaning liquid and an optics cloth: could be grease/muck. Defects like this shouldn't affect sharpness much but they do show up in bokeh balls if you shoot wide open. Unless the defect was mentioned in the advertisement of the lens, I'd certainly try to get a refund. Defects like this should give you a serious price cut.
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