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  1. I would like to power the camera during a timelapse so that batteries don't run out. But when I plug a USB charge cable in to its charge port, the screen automatically goes to the USB file transfer mode, as if I was trying to connect it to a computer to pull off the photos. Is there a way to keep it operating in shoot mode while providing power via the charge port?
  2. Hi, I've just bought an A7ii and it doesn't seem to be able to charge the battery. When charging, the orange LED comes on after two or three seconds. It's then on for about nine to ten seconds before turning off. This happens with the supplied cables/pack and also others I have tried. It's a consistent nine to ten seconds it is on for, does this mean anything? Is this a camera or battery problem? Or am I doing something wrong? Thanks, Tim
  3. I have an a7 with Sony VG-C1EM battery grip which worked great for about 6 months but now loses power angling the camera down or just bumping it when turned to portrait. I put tape on the back of the batteries to make them more snug but that made the cam not power up at all. Im not sure which of the 4 contacts are shifting during movement. When I return to using a single battery in the camera without the grip it has no issues whatsoever. I purchased the grip from Bestbuy about a year ago for $248 so I would like to get at least a few years out of it if not much longer. Any experie
  4. Found this a photo show, it's brilliant takes 4 batteries and 4-6 sd cards. easily found in your bag and not expensive . http://www.mindshiftgear.com/products/gp-4-batteries-cards
  5. Hi folks. First time poster here. Just got my A7ii. Haven't done any serious shooting with it yet, but first impressions are good. Just love the way it feels in my hands. A couple of concerns right off the hop, though. Here's one of them: To make the battery go a little longer, I'd like the monitor to remain off at all times except when in playback mode. So when shooting, I'd like the EVF to activate as expected, when I put the camera to my eye. And when I'm done shooting, I want the EVF to go off and the monitor to remain off. Now, I know at least part of this can be accomplished in t
  6. I'll be traveling with my Sony gear and usually like to bring about (10) batteries with me. Is there an easy way to protect the batteries from themselves, protecting the contacts and getting these through airport security? Are there any small cases that will hold about four or so batteries in one case? I've just been putting them in small baggies and wrapped with a rubber band but this might not work for airport screening. Any ideas would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance, Markoe California USA
  7. I have my A7R2 in air plane mode to save on battery power but what else is sucking the battery down when not in use and switched off? does any one know how long memory, copyright info etc is stored if the battery is out? is it stored on a eprom or is there a backup battery inside ?
  8. Has anyone tried USB battery packs with the A7sII or A7rII? Can they power the camera or charge the internal batteries when the camera is not in use? Thanks.
  9. Hey everyone, I'm new to the forum but have been coming to this website for quite some time. Last night I experienced some very weird behaviour with my Sony A7R II and an unexpected 'Battery Exhausted' error message coming up. There was some sort of battery drain issue, but I can't be certain what. I documented in great detail what exactly happened and wrote it up on my website. I will continue to update my post with any new information when and if something else happens with the camera. If you have experienced anything similar, please share your story in case this is something that So
  10. I was on a trip last week with my A7Mk2 and a few lenses. I had the Mk1 before this and generally use my A7 with Leica lenses and my first foray into the world of Sony lenses was after recently purchasing the 24-240 which I though would make a great travel lens, this was my first trip with it. Optically I'm pretty happy with the lens and the versatility it offers is fantastic. However, (there had to be one didn't there!) I found that I was hardly able to go through a couple of hours shooting (taking only a dozen or so shots) before the battery reduced from 100% to 20%, is this normal? It doesn
  11. 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), the
  12. First of all, I never experienced that a battery was dead in three days when the camera was not even turned on. I have no explanation for those cases that were reported. Understanding the energy consumption of the A7R II helps to optimize the settings and to extend the battery life. Measuring the power consumption under various conditions gave the values below. The lens used on the camera was a Batis 2/25mm. The lens cap was on for a dark screen and off for a bright screen. Mode/Function (mA) Camera off
  13. I'm new here! So forgive me if this has been posted before. Well one of the shocking experience when I first got the A7 was the less than stellar battery life. Wifi is one of the culprit which I have switched off unless needed. I have discovered that you can switch off the LCD monitor (well somewhat) by assigning a custom button to it. Basically it shuts of any preview unless called upon. It's not full off as the usual info still shows up in the black-screen. Hopefully it would reduce further drain. Note: this is not the same as FINDER/Monitor setting.
  14. Apologies in advance for my newbie question. I want to purchase a spare battery for a Sony a6000. There seems to be a tremendous price range on Amazon. I've seen them as low as two for $26.99, and as high as $49 each. Is there a difference in the batteries? Are there any specs one should look for before purchasing? Thanks for your help with this.
  15. I purchased my A7s II about a month and a half ago from B&H and have had this problem from the beginning: the camera will stop recording on its own almost immediately after hitting the record button. It does this at random (most but not every time I record) and I'm not sure if it is a problem with the settings (doubtful) or if it's a defect in the camera. In the video, I am recording with the XAVC S HD format at 24p 50m. The viewfinder is off and the monitor is set to manual. The memory card I am using is the Sandisk Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-1 64GB 95 MB/S Speed class 30 Card. Also, the A7s II
  16. Hello everyone. I own a A3000 I bought new around one year ago. I must say, I have been very satisfied with its battery life, which has been very solid... until now. My current problem is that the battery doesn't charge up if I don't continuously check whether the orange light is glowing; often times, such light turns off after a few minutes, or it starts flashing, and the battery stops charging. I just left the camera on for an all-nighter only to find it this morning at 39%. This never happened until now, and I never replaced the battery nor the cable. I checked the battery and it looks
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