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  1. I have an a6000 and am considering upgrading to the a6500, but I'm curious about the stabilization. I know it is in-body, but is it in anyway dependent on the lens being used? Specifically, will it work with third-party lenses? I do a lot of shooting with Tamron's 150-600mm lens (with Sony's LA-EA2 adapter).
  2. I purchased a Sony a6500 last December and I've loved using it (aside from the battery life). So far, I've used it quite a few times to conduct interviews for short documentaries or promotional work. I've conducted many interviews without issue, until now. Since I'm often working alone, I set the camera up, adjust the exposure and focus properly, and then move away from the camera to sit down and ask questions after pressing record - I always shoot interviews in complete manual mode for ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. This time I was using the Sony G- f4/18-105 lens, it was very cloudy so I
  3. I've just purchased a Sony a6500 and am looking for help in setting it up as best as possible for video. Looking for suggestions on profiles, assigning buttons, what shows up in Fn menu, etc.
  4. Hello friends! I am in the market for a new camera and I have decided to go with Sony. I was wondering how things were looking in 2018 in regards to these Sony cameras. I have the option to either buy: Sony A6300 for 800 euro from a dealer (0 shutter actuations but no receipt or warranty) Sony a6500 for 1366 euro brand new from Amazon I've seen the overheat tests between the two and unfortunately most of the time the a6300 turns off and the a6500 keeps going until it runs out of battery or at least reaches the 30 minute mark for those who have the 30 min limit. I understand they moved
  5. Using an a6500 with an 18-105G zoom (with lens firmware version 0.4) and just noticed that in a very small number of jpegs (26 out of 569), the lens info in the EXIF data is incorrect. Here is what it looks like when it's wrong [A6K01083.JPG]: But in the vast majority of cases this info is correct and looks like [A6K01140.JPG]: I'm using exiftool version 10.8 https://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/ to extract this info and it's correct in all but 26 out of 569 JPG. Has anyone run into this and know why this might happen? The JPG themselves look fine (this lens has a lot of uncor
  6. Sony "smart remote control" could be a tool for anyone who wants a "fast" field monitor, BUT this application IS NOT WORKING with profiles like Slog2/3. Thus this application become completely useless for any professional or enthusiasist or even an amauter videographer. SONY has to improve this application. We have paid thousands dollars/euros to buy these cameras and you give us a completely useless application. Please update "smart remote control"
  7. Hey everyone, just made this topic for people to post suggestions as to what they think would be good changes to include in a future firmware update for the Sony a6500. I'll kick it off by linking this video here, which makes some valid points and suggestions, most of which make a lot of sense and would be very helpful: Suggest away...
  8. I have an A6500 and 18-200 Sony SLE18200LE lens coming and I am looking to understand any recommendation on external flashes. My expectation is with the 18-200 lens length, using the on-camera flash likely will experience some shadows, and when the existing camera flash is not powerful enough, it would be good to have a larger flash available even if I am able to get some descent shots. I have read about the Nissin i40 and my initial impressions is that I don't like it does not lay flat when folded out for storage and having manual dials vs LCD on the back. Based upon some you tube videos,
  9. Canon has EOS Utility which allows me to live view from my camera to my pc and adjust the camera settings as needed. This works even on the T3i!!! I can't seem to find ANYTHING online about Sony a6500 being able to do something similar. I shoot soccer games and I need a monitor that I can control the camera settings as well as have a live view. Using a monitor doesn't work for me as I can't control the settings of the camera (once it's 20 feet in the air, I can't adjust those things). So my question is this, is there a program that allows me to adjust camera settings and see a live view a
  10. Hey everyone. I purchased the a6000 a while back and used it for a few. Before I returned it I noticed that some bars on the video feature were under exposed. There were about 3 to 4 bars. I decided to record the video and put it in my lap top just to make sure if it was the cameras screen or something, But as soon as I saw the footage on the computer the bars were in there as well. I returned the camera because I ended up buying the a6500 anyways. Since its a new camera and newer model i forgot about the issue. Later down the road of using the camera I noticed the exact same problem come up
  11. Anyone else having problems with lenses after firmware update on A6500? My Sigma's are working well but my Zeiss 12mm F2.8 Touit has stopped responding and focusing.... even manually Any ideas team? Gonna call Zeiss tomorrow...
  12. Hello there! My first post here is a long one, so I've made headlines hoping this will make it more clear and easier to navigate quickly. Background information: I like both photography and videography and I'm looking for a hybrid camera which does both really well and also has an ergonomic form factor. I currently own a Canon 40D which balances very well with my 70-200mm f4 IS lens and a full sized speedlight when I take pictures at conferences and events. The grip on the 40D is large and secure so I can easily hold on to this combination even when taking pictures in portrait orienta
  13. Hi all! Question: Sony A6500 --> FN button --> Focus area --> Expand Flexible Spot When I select this I can change the position of the focus with the control whee (up, down, left, right). When I click the round button in the middle of the control wheel, the spot is fixed and can no longer be moved with the control wheel. How can I get back to moving the spot. Currently I go back into the: FN menu and confirm 'Focus area' and then confirm 'Expand Flexible Spot' Is there a shorter way to achieve this? Many thanks!
  14. Hello, anybody having any issues downloading the OMT app onto their a6500? Followed the instructions to a T. Went into applications>USB>MTP and connected the camera to the USB port on the computer. Camera will not connect to the internet using IE or Safari.
  15. Normally I shoot video in manual mode with ISO set to Auto. So, while recording, the ISO continually adjusts depending on lighting. Is there a setting somewhere that prevents ISO from changing while actively recording something - and only adjusting again in-between shots? My use case is such that I want the camera to adjust ISO for exposure, but then lock that in throughout the shot and then re-adjust for the next one. That way, I don't have to manually select my ISO for each shot, but also have locked in settings throughout the shot that are easier to work with in post. Apologies
  16. This film was mostly shot on the A6500. Maui is an amazing place and this was our first visit. Thanks for watching!
  17. I am new to Sony cameras and have an A6500 plus an MC-11 adapter. Generally what is the best focus set up for this combination. Jason Lanier seems to be able to get face detect with the A6500, MC-11 and a Canon 85mm lens (I don't know if it is the f/1.2L or the f/1.8). I have a Canon 85mm f/1.8 lens and would like to use it with the MC-11 on my A6500 especially for portraits.
  18. I have an a6500 and while filming an interview the battery died. One video file out of 4 will not open even though it says it is 8 gigs in size. I was reading that some other people have gone through this however no real solution to save the file. Can anyone help me with this. These are very important files. I am baffled that Sony doesnt have a resolution or a safeguard against this happening. Thanks so much in advance for the help.
  19. So I've just got the A6500 from Sony for making video. The 18-105 f4 has been perfect for all my filming so far but with winter coming I need to get some faster glass to get some more light in on these dark nights. Have some questions... If you put the Sony 35mm 1.8 with stabilisation on the A6500 with stabilisation do both stabilisers work or does one switch off the other? Is the f1.4 from sigma in real-world terms going to let much extra light in compared to the Sony f1.8? Does AF on the sigma work as good as on the Sony? Is the A6500 stabilsation enough if I went with the Si
  20. This summer we made a very nice trip through Norway. Here is a beautiful a morning seen from Gudvangen, on the Nærøyfjord fjord. Shot with Sony a6500, SELP 18-105mm Iso 125, 1/250s, f10, 18mm
  21. This is kind of a silly post, I'm just reporting a finding. I'm adapting m42 lenses to my a6500, and had the "brilliant" idea of using a chipped Fotodiox m42 to Canon EF adapter and then putting that on a Commlite EF to E adapter. This way I can program the chip to report the focal length (100mm) and have the a6500 automatically use the correct Optical Steady Shot setting. But even though the EXIF data reports 100mm in my raw files, the OSS does not kick in at all, unless I put the OSS adjustment on manual. Strange... I swapped the Commlite for a Vello "Accelerator" focal-reducing
  22. Hi there, Looking to get a new camera, it's becoming painful because I'm changing my mind almost hourly at the moment. I've got it down to two options. A7sii or the a6500. Both shoot 4k and 1080 at 120fps, which is what I'm after. Can't decide what to get. Leaning towards the a6500 because of the autofocusing benefits. Thoughts? Thanks in advance.
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