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  1. Hello all, I've just purchased an a6500 with the LA-EA4 in an attempt to use all of my A-mount lenses but have better autofocus, image quality, etc. than my a77 (mk 1). I have tried it with the Minolta 50mm 1.7, Sony 16-50 2.8, and Tamron 70-300 USD. All lenses have the same issue: back-focus. I've tried each and every micro-adjust setting nothing seems to have a noticeable difference on the back-focus. The focus areas even show up green so the camera thinks it's focused correctly, but it's always something behind the subject that's in focus. I've been using spot AF-S but have tried all combinations of focus areas and modes to no avail. The camera has the older software version 1.05, I have not updated but it doesn't seem like the update provides any support for the adapter so I don't think that would help. The only other things I've tried are resetting and initializing the camera. Focus is phenomenal with native E lenses, and all the A lenses I've tested are perfect on my a77. Any ideas? Thanks!
  2. Hello, I'm curious to know if these two lenses can be effectively used in FF bodies without invoking crop mode. For instance, in my Pentax APS-C setup, I can use my 35mm and 50mm lenses in compatible FF bodies (film and DSLR). There is very slight vignetting, but I can get a full frame view out of them. Has anyone else tried these two lenses in FF mode?
  3. 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 had the aperture set at (f4), shutter speed around 1/200ish, and ISO I always keep as low as I can at 100. When I pressed record, the interviews were properly exposed, slowly throughout the image became brighter and brighter. By the 9-min mark, the image is so over-exposed that it is useless, and I discovered this when uploading to my computer. Is this some kind of manufacturer malfunction, is it common, or am I now unknowingly doing something drastically wrong that I wasn't before? I've attached a couple screen shots of the moment I pressed record, to the moment I stopped recording - 9:16 to show you how drastically the exposure changed. Thank you for taking the time to help out! Thanks again, Dan
  4. 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.
  5. 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 the thermal limit with firmware but that doesn't change the fact that it heats to the point where the camera may die from overheating. The a6500 has increased buffer depth and marginally better image quality, they boast better performance at higher ISO. It has touch focus which may come in handy, it has a redesigned menu layout, it has IBIS and while it isn't perfect it's not bad to have for handheld shots. Some features for quick and slow mo video and 35 seconds of continuous shooting at 11 fps. The a6300 is a bit of a gamble but the price difference is significant so I'm kinda stuck. I need to get out of my own head and need to hear some outter perspective. Any tips would be much appreciated. Thank you.
  6. 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 uncorrected pin cushion distortion which is corrected in-camera with a lens profile, so I think the camera knows which lens is being used).
  7. 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"
  8. 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...
  9. 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, the i40 seems a little non-friendly to adjust. I have not used a remote flash before, but if something is wireless, I could see the advantages of using that type of setup for some use, but it likely would not have to be a required feature as a non-professional, I think most of my use would be indoor family photos. Sony has four different flashes, and a couple of the larger (as most expensive) seems to be way over sized for the smaller footprint of the A6500. Any first hand experience on existing setups would be appreciated.
  10. 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 and have the ability to start and stop recording for a PC. I don't mean a tiny little phone where I can barely see what's going on but an program for my computer? Honestly, it baffles me that Sony doesn't have a modern program that can easily do this. At least not one I have found. It's seriously making me consider selling my a6500 and moving back to Canon.
  11. 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 on this camera. It is very odd I have done some research and looked for similar situations as mine but so far nothing. Basically I get about 4 horizontal bars that go across the frame of my video that look underexposed. Please take a look at this frame I captured at an event. If you look at the screen shots carefully. You can see the bars are in the exact same position.
  12. 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...
  13. 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 orientation where the weight of the speedlight adds rotational force on the camera as it sticks out to the side. I need a full sized speedlight as I almost exclusively use bounce flash at conferences. I also own a Panasonic GH3 which form factor I like very much for video. I find the fully articulating touch screen a joy to use. I also use the GH3 at conferences with a 12-35mm zoom lens to compliment the 40D. However the GH3 does not balance very well with a full sized flash and the hotshoe also broke off after light use. I've had it repaired but now I use a TTL-cord to the speedlight, so I don't put too much weight on the hotshoe. My 40D is getting old and I'm hoping to upgrade. I've looked at the 80D which seems to be a very nice camera except it appears Canon has decided reserve high quality video to its cinema line of cameras. Therefore I've been looking at Sony's offerings which seem to do both photography and video at a very high level. Fuji also came to mind, but I'd prefer a system which has both APSC and full frame offerings. I'm aware of the A99II, but having Canon lenses I'm more attracted to the e-mount, as it allows me to use my existing lenses while trying out the Sony system. So far Sony's e-mount appears to cater to the current trend of miniaturizing cameras. I posted the below question in a videography oriented forum, and everyone who responded seemed to prefer smaller cameras. I guess my wish for a camera that also balances well with a full sized speedlight separates me from most video shooters. I think this forum is visited by people who are more or less interested in both photography and video. Therefore I'm curious to see what people here would answer to the below question, so please let your voice be heard and feel free to elaborate in the comments: Question: Would you be interested in a Sony a6500 and a Sony a7RII, a7SII in a Canon 80D form factor? Please note: I'm not advocating that Sony should increase the size of the a6xxx or a7x series. I'm wishing that they make a separate camera line with the same technology used in the a6xxx and a7x cameras, but in a larger DSLR-like form factor like the Canon 80D. Personally I really like the ergonomics of Canon DSLRs. However, I believe mirrorless cameras are the future, and Canon's offerings don't appeal to me. I also see the advantages of having small compact mirrorless cameras like the a6500. They are great for traveling light when used with pancake lenses, great for keeping a low profile, great for gimbal use etc. I would just like the same technology to be available in a larger more ergonomic body as well. I don't see why all mirrorless cameras per definition must be small. The definition of mirrorless, as I understand it, simply means an interchangeable lens camera without a mirror. Here are some of the main reasons, in no particular order, for me wanting a larger form factor à la the Canon 80D. 1) A larger grip makes using the camera more secure and comfortable when shooting for a prolonged time - especially for those with larger hands 2) Larger buttons and controls with a bit more space between them makes operation less "cramped" - again especially for those with larger hands 3) Better balance when using a large lens and a full sized speedlight on camera - important for those of us using large lenses and a lot of bounce flash 4) Room for a fully articulating touch screen 5) Room for a larger heatsink to further reduce the risk of overheating 6) Room for dual card slots 7) Room for a headphone port (already there on the a7-series) 8) Room for a larger battery 9) Perhaps room for a full sized HDMI port I understand that there are rumors about a larger more professional camera series above the a7 line, currently dubbed the a9. However, I'm "just" a hobbyist, and it would be very hard for me to justify spending 3500-5000 USD on a single camera. Therefore I really wish Sony would also make available cameras that both have a more ergonomic form factor and are in a price range accessible for enthusiasts. I think they would win over many DSLR-users, both professionals and enthusiasts like myself, if they did that. Sony has stated that they are committed to both the e-mount and a-mount, which makes me wonder if they've reserved the more ergonomic DSLR form factor for the a-mount. I hope not.
  14. 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!
  15. 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.
  16. 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 if this is an obvious "feature" which I'm unfamiliar with. I haven't had much luck searching around for similar questions or a feature to fix it. Thanks!
  17. This film was mostly shot on the A6500. Maui is an amazing place and this was our first visit. Thanks for watching!
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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 Sigma? Many thanks everyone, G
  21. 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
  22. 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 EF to E adapter and wouldn't you know it, OSS automatically kicks in with the correct setting (70mm in this case). So I wonder what is preventing the OSS from working with the Commlite-Fotodiox combo? And I wonder why they don't make m42 to E-mount adapters with chips? (I know we don't need focus confirmation, but it's nice to have relevant EXIF data and auto OSS.)
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