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  1. Hi all, Sony offers a Wifi enabled remote view/control which I find myself often using, due to what I shoot. However, the ImageEdge / Sony Alpha (A6400) camera firmware combination turns out to be very unreliable (not only to me, but to many others I read). Often when my phone screen goes off, I will have to go Back in the camera menu, find the remote menu item, reveal the QR and rescan, otherwise it won't work. I have hit the 'report issue' function each time (which triggers a flimsy error code in the error report (ironically) and I keep hoping this will finally be fixed someday. For a modern camera in this class, we should expect this to work. Additionally, I also tried ImageEdge for desktop to wirelessly transfer / preview data during shoots. After many restarts, reconnects, reinstalls it doesn't find my A6400 at all. (this would make a massive difference opposed to cable or worse; take my camera off my balanced gimbal and remove the SD card because sometimes the USB connection doesn't respond). In other words; Sony has is lacking big time when it comes to modern day wireless features (mobile monitor / transfer, desktop monitor / transfer). Does anyone know if there is better 3rd party software available with the capability to do this with a SonyA6400. Or; if Sony is rolling out actual fixes on this soon? Thanks! - Vinesh
  2. Dear all. My Flash trigger Yongnuo RF-603C it doesen' t work on my Sony alpha 7R II . Do you know if there is any way i can make them work ? I saw some tutorial that show how to modificate an RF-603N for a sony alpha 6000 . In case it' s impossible can you suggest to me some cheap flash trigger for my sony A7 R 2 ? Thanks a lot. Pika
  3. Hello everyone, in January I bought the sony a99II, shortly after I paired you with the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG, since it does not focus very well I brought to show it and they told me that it must be done calibration ... BUT, since the dealer (online, shop with headquarters roma) I sold it as a European guaranteed after this thing is It turns out it's actually import. so no guarantees. given the error you should compensate me, but now he just told me that this goal is perhaps not compatible with this machine ...... please someone help me, some have combined without any problems? I have the distinct feeling that is looking for a pretext for not shelling out money
  4. Hello guys, My old sony alpha100 died. I want to buy a new one that is compatible with my zooms, and that keeps being so easy (I am really not a proooo) what are your advice? which one should I go for? I was thinking to buy second hand one. Do you think it ts a good idea? Thank you very much, K.
  5. Ok, I LOVE this! Casey Neistat just switched from the Canon 80D to the Sony a7s II for this vlogs. And the title of the video is the "BEST VLOGGING CAMERA Sony vs. Canon" If you don't know who Casey Neistat is. He's basically the biggest Vlogger on YouTube. And until today he was shooting his more than 600 daily vlogs on Canon cameras. Until today apparently that he switched to Sony. This is a HUGE marketing win for Sony. Because Neistat has more than 6 million subscribers on the platform. Big free marketing. I bet the folks at Sony's camera department are pretty ecstatic right now! But Casey didn't just stop there. He also criticised Sony for not including an fully articulating touch screen on the a7s II, as that would render it the "PERFECT" camera as he describes it. Check out the video to see.
  6. I created an account to warn everyone who will listen. The last few months have been a nightmare come true. To give you some background, I am a semi-professional landscape photographer who has been shooting for about five years. I purchased a Sony a7s in late 2015 and shot for roughly a year and a half before my camera needed a wet cleaning. I had a few welded dust specs that dry methods could not remove. I, like many others, feared giving my sensor a wet cleaning, so I looked into other options. I came across the sensor gel stick for Sony cameras and saw that it had a few good reviews and was being sold by one of the popular photography educators (a simple google search for Sony sensor gel sticks will lead you to his site). I decided to give it a try. I ordered direct from his site. From watching videos, it seemed like a foolproof method. I placed the gel stick on the first dust spec, expecting it to be removed without issue. To my shock, the gel stick stuck to the sensor. I immediately panicked and pulled the gel stick off with a fair amount of force and to my horror, it left a large smear of residue. At this point, I stopped thinking clearly and placed the gel stick on one of the sticky pads, thinking that it would make the gel stick usable. I proceeded to place the gel stick on the sensor once again, and to my dismay, it stuck to the sensor once again. I don't think I've been so angry and shocked in my life. I waited until morning to cool down before I shot an email to the photographer. He proceeded to refund my account and told me a simple wet cleaning would fix the problem. He said that the problem was that my sensor had never been wet cleaned, so the gel stick would stick to it. Not wanting to take any chances, I sent my camera into Sony's repair service provider. I received my camera back after a few weeks. To my dismay, the sensor was clean but it had a few new dust specs, plus there was a very faint mark at the bottom of the sensor. I thought maybe they didn't get all of the residue. I sent it back in, but received it in roughly the same condition. I concluded that the only way forward was for me to remove the specs and mark myself. I decided that since I would be doing the wet cleaning, I might as well give the gel stick another try on the dust specs since the sensor now had two wet cleanings performed on it. To add insult to injury, the gel stick left more marks, though not as bad as the first time. That was the last try for the gel stick. I went ahead with a wet cleaning. I used a few different products to remove the residue and dust. The mark was unable to be removed. At that time, I realized the mark was not residue but rather a scratch. The scratch is located exactly where I first placed the gel stick. I sent the photographer an email about this and received no response back. The product is still being sold on his website with the same disclaimer that he is not responsible for any damage from use of the product.
  7. On my A7s I noticed that when shooting in SLOG2 if I go up to ISO 8000 the image will have a different noise pattern than if I go up to ISO 10,000 and then down to ISO 8000, same ISO but totally different noise I know that people have reported a similar issue with the A7sii with SLOG3 but what I read was it was believed to only be a bug with that picture profile It's this kind of "Trick" ISO that does something weird to the noise Going up give the ISO a kind of "Dirty" grain but going down to the very same ISO will give the ISO a "Clean" grain I compared Native 3200 to this ISO 8000 when it had a "Clean" noise and also the "Dirty" noise http://imgur.com/RzOCZko http://imgur.com/AWU0IED http://imgur.com/G6QoXWl The thing is I see this not just on SLOG2..I see it on all picture profiles..on multiple different camera models... On the A7s this happens on the following Picture Profiles on the following ISOs: http://imgur.com/SLmoyEF Here is a video of me going over the issue and explaining more in-depth:
  8. Had the chance to work with a model named Clare Cochrane recently whose been getting some good work projects for herself. We were able to bang out a pretty wide variety of images in a short time span, and she is the only model I've ever shot that brought an Axe to the shoot. Seriously. (see the video on the last page lol) Full Gallery here: http://www.kyleandrew.com/in-studio-with-clare-cochrane/
  9. Tara is the third instalment of my Home Invasion series, and it was the most random one so far. We were supposed to shoot in studio but an electrical problem made that temporarily impossible. But she was ready to shoot. So we did. Full Gallery Here: http://www.kyleandrew.com/home-invasion-tara/
  10. I once again shot with Mackenzie, one of my favourite persons to shoot, however this time it was without the assistance of studio lighting equipment. She (and her adorable cat Cleo) is the latest subject in my Home Invasion series. Full Gallery at link below: http://www.kyleandrew.com/home-invasion-mackenzie/
  11. I started a new recurring series on my website this week, where I show up at someone’s home with my A7R II and some lenses, no fancy lighting equipment, and just treat it as a creative exercise in working with what I have on hand. I had so much fun with Heidi as my first subject, and I’m hoping to do one of these every week. She had such a beautiful home, and her beautiful cat Molly even made an appearance in the photos. Honestly it turned out to be a fantastic way to force yourself to be creative without the usual creature comfort of lighting gear. Full gallery on my website: http://www.kyleandrew.com/home-invasion-heidi/
  12. I was privileged and honoured to be able to capture the first moments of this babies life for my clients. For a full gallery of the images, click the link to view the article on my website. Here are a couple of my favourites from the day. Newborn Baby Camille
  13. Hey folks, I recently had the good fortune of working with Ridha Yoshinori in my studio and we got some great shots. She was a bundle of Joy and as usual, the A7R II performed flawlessly. Here are a few of the images, and you can see a full gallery and write up of the shoot itself on my website below: http://www.kyleandrew.com/SFRidha
  14. Hi! I found some nice pictures of a phototour to salzburg I made a while ago in my archives. I didn't publish them until now, so I thought it would be a good idea to do so now. All pictures were taken with the Sony A7 and the Zeiss FE 35 F2.8. You find all pictures and a little story at my blogpost here: Phototour in Salzburg at my blog Cheers Tom
  15. Will have to wait until real users get their hands on the new a7rii to see some raw images posted for us to download and hear about any bugs in the new cam, but here is a short list of the things keeping me from pre ordering what looks like is going to be a great camera. 1. Sony still needs to let us customize a button to toggle between lcd and viewfinder.. I used to own an olympus omd and they have a button for doing exactly that. Sure i know i can go into menu and turn on either auto , lcd, or viewfinder and i actually do and leave it on viewfinder to save on battery power but when someone wants to see a shot on my camera i have to say hold on and look through the viewfinder and push the menu button scroll to find the function and turn auto back on.. just a pain when all we need is a customizable button to toggle.... 2. I still want uncompressed raw........... right now raw is not raw and to prove my point when you change your color mode from say standard to vivid or landscape, neutral, and take some shots a true raw file will be unaffected by this change and just be a raw file but on my a6000 and a7ii the raw file color changes when i use different modes? 3. better high iso,,,, I know that the a7rii is supposed to be great as sony says and the native iso has been boosted to 25,600 and expandable but i am still going to believe that this only means that somewhere between 3200 and 4000 is going to be the max you can use if you want really clean files.... will have to wait and see! My a6000 is awesome in good light but noise higher then 400 iso.... My a7ii is good up to 1600 so if sony manages to let us push to 6400 on the a7rii and have clean files i will be very exited. My opinion is that the a7rii is not going to be anywhere near the a7s for high iso thats just a fact and my guess is that sony will make an a7sii model using this BSI sensor and be able to double the pixel count to 24mp and still keep the crazy good high iso the same on the current a7s... will have to wait and see but thats my guess. Whats your thoughts on what else is missing or keeping you from pre ordering the a7rii??? Or are you pre ordering?
  16. I captured this Red Footed Booby tonight while we cruising around the Pacific Ocean. This was taken with the 55 - 210mm lens. The birds were hovering above the bridge on my ship, USCGC Stratton, and I thought what the heck I see if I can get a picture. I processed the pic in LR6, only using the shadow adjustment to bring out the underside of the bird.
  17. Taken tonight in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with a Sony a6000 and the kit lens.
  18. Sony DSLR-A900 24-105mm F3.5-4.5 ƒ/8.0 24.0 mm 1/30 ISO 800 Shot of the Great belt bridge from beneath while sailing under on a cruise ship. There is 65 meters clearance under the bridge! It is 6,790 metres (22,277 ft) long with a free span of 1,624 metres (5,328 ft),[3] making it the world's third-longest suspension bridge span, surpassed only by the Akashi Kaikyō Bridge and Xihoumen Bridge. More on WIKI: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Belt_Fixed_Link#The_East_Bridge The Grand Bridge vs. the Smokestack by David Cartagena, on Flickr
  19. Sony DSLR-A900 Sony 20 f/2.8 20mm f/2.8 1/800 ISO 200 Flowers in a field by David Cartagena, on Flickr
  20. Sunset yesterday in Denmark. Shot with the Sony a900 & and Sony SAL20F28. Yes I still use such an old camera ;-) Sunset in motion byDavid Cartagena, on Flickr Another from before the sunset: Same setup. 4 1/2 minutes of colored sky by David Cartagena, on Flickr
  21. Is it possible to take stills with the A7S while recording video?
  22. Has anyone been able to test the A7R II to see if it experiences the same color clipping issues as the A7S and other Sony cameras? I've seen it on both my A7S and my RX100 but It seems to happen more in the blue channel than anywhere else. Someone posted a good example of this phenomenon here: https://vimeo.com/107452261
  23. Hello all, What is the difference between import and US versions? I found a place selling an A7S, import version, for about $1850 brand new. Any help would be appreciated. This could possibly be my jump to the FF crowd. Thanks.
  24. Hey all, i started to post this under an existing topic but figured would start a new one. Anyone else think it has been awful quiet in the news realm for the new a7rii? I mean usually with a new release of moderate changes to a camera upgrade you would think there would be a lot more buzz but seams pretty dead! I thought that sony would let some of their top artisans shoot with the a7rii and post some full rez files for people to pixel peep and stir some enthusiasm but haven't seen hardly anything. On the same not i still have not heard anymore about sony making the uncompressed raw happen yet! I hope some of you pre ordered the a7rii and will post some real user images and honest thoughts about the camera. I have a photo group that go out and shoot quite often and one of them pre ordered so i am looking forward to seeing results from him, oh and he told me that he pre ordered from B&H and that they told him when he ordered that it will come with 2-batteries and a standalone charger as well as the ac adapter which i found pleasant and thought sony should have been giving two batteries and a charger with all the a7 series cameras.
  25. Hello, everyone. First, I would like to introduce myself. I am Daris Alfafa, or refillable, 17 years old from Indonesia. I'm new to this forum and I think I hope joining this forum would help me understand and learn new stuff about photography in general and Sony alpha gears. So the problem that I'm facing here is, I have 2 batteries for my Sony A6000. However, one day, I dropped one of the batteries from about 3' to a hardwood floor. After that fall, it won't charge at all. When I charge the battery, the charging LED will light up for quite some time (I'd say about half a minute), then it will turn off after that, indicating that it's not charging. I can't get the camera functioning with that particular battery. I know this is not an urgent problem as I have 2 batteries, but I'd like to ask a few questions. 1. Is the battery damaged? What are the chances? 2. If it's damaged, is it possible to fix it? 3. What should I do if you can't really fix it? Thanks, I would appreciate your help. I mistakenly posted this on the wrong section. Apologize for that, can you move this thread, anyone?
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