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  1. Is there any ETA for shipments of the Sony FE 400 mm f/2.8 GM OSS (SEL400f28GM)? Sony's website indicates that online retailers B&H, Crutchfield, Bedford, & Focus have "Preorder "availability, while Adorama denotes, "Backorder". Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
  2. I 've just received my LA-EA3 lens adaptor and tested my long waited Sigma A mount lenses but I 've been having trouble with the focusing. Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art works perfectly with both phase detection mode and contrast AF mode. Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art cannot focus at all, it jumps between closest focal point and 4 feet. Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 DG seems to be able to set a focal point but is out of focus. Does anyone has any of the problems? What would be the problem? The lenses or the camera? Would a firmware update on the camera or the lens fix those issues? Please help!~
  3. Ok here goes, My kit isn’t great although I’m not a professional either. Camera - A7 Lens - 55mm prime and 24-105mm G also the paper weight 28-70mm that ships with A7 bundle. The plan is to pick up a A7iii and a 100-400mm and add it to my pack. - I hate changing lens’s I’m a dust magnet. Not interested in video overly. Drone is pretty good with that I guess. Im heading away to the far reaches of North Western Australia and think that my current setup will be too short and not really keen on getting up close and personal. Questions I have are. 1. What should I buy first A7iii or 100-400mm 2. Should I ditch the A7 or leave it as redundancy/spare with the 55mm mounted semi permanently as it gives a great pic. 3. Is my lens 24-105mm a waste on the older A7 4. Is the A7iii my answer? 5. What are the cons with what I have and will there be a noticeable difference with the A7iii? Look forward to your help
  4. I know this topic is out there in abundance but I wanted to put it in a forum where Sony products wouldn’t be bashed! I saved my pennies and finally switched from a canon 80D, using an APS-C sensor, to a Sony A7iii in September. This was in an attempt to change my hobby into something that might make me some weekend money. Annoyingly I could only afford to buy the Sony with the native 50mm 1.8. Unfortunately, the love affair of had with the nifty fifty from canon was sorely missed. Working as a part time family lifestyle photographer, I found it just lacked.... Something. Anyway, I’ve once again been saving and want your opinions on diversifying the lenses at my disposal. I think I miss the focal length of my crop 50mm, so the highly praised Sony 85mm 1.8 the first lens in leaning towards but would you then chop the 50mm in for a little more towards say a Sigma art 35 1.4. If you were after 2 general lifestyle primes to go with a 70-200 canon f4, what would they be? Thanks for your thoughts and I’m pleased to be joking the community!
  5. My 70-300 lens on occasion produces images that are not in focus when set to 300mm. I tend rule out camera motion because I am shooting at 1/1000 sec. and resting the camera on a solid rest. At first I thought it was because many of my earlier out of focus shots were wide open at f5.6. So today I tried shooting a sign that was 282 meters away and shot at 5.6, 8, and 11. The middle one, f8, was clearly out of focus. I am generally satisfied with this lens on my A7r2 camera, especially at the shorter FLs. The lens is generally sharp, and very easy to carry and use. Please see the composite of the three images. All are enlarged to 100%. Has anyone else experienced such issues with this lens or, with the A7r2 camera?
  6. Using the lens on a A7riii body and aperture won’t adjust (just reads F—) and lens won’t focus. I receive an error message indicating lens is either not attached correctly (it is) or not compatible (it’s a Sony lens). My other lenses (70-200 and 50 mm prime) work perfectly. Any advice? Thanks in advance for your time.
  7. Hi guys I have sony a5000 and sony e 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 and it have problem. The ring for manual focus is broken and it is rotating free. Is here any way to switch the manual focus function to other button like a the slider for zoom in left bot part on the lens ?
  8. Hello Batis 18mm owners and wide angle lens experts Recently I bought this great wide angle lens but was quite disappointed when I checked my first pictures shot with a Sony Alpha 7 II as the lens produced some really weird dots above the sun with aperture 22 (see attached picture). My 10-20mm APS-C wide angle lens on the Sony Alpha 77 produced a much better sun star for a third of the price... ☹️ Did anyone experience the same issue or knows of that issue with the Batis 18mm? Thanks in advance for your feedback and advice, Andreas
  9. Does anyone know why Sony (or 3rd parties) can't make a better adapter for their A-mount SSM and SAM lenses? For example, the relatively inexpensive Sony 28-75 f2.8 is a really good lens. I've tried several copies and they make sharp, contrasty images. However, the AF on my E-mount bodies (a9 & a6500) is hampered by the paucity of focus points. The limiting factor is obviously not the bodies, and I don't think it's the lenses. It seems to be the adapter!
  10. Hello, I'm new to photography but I will attend photography classes/lessons because I want to learn more and become better.. I really like almost any kind of photography but mostly street, landscapes, cityscapes, astrography, light trails, star trails and timelapse videos.. I use the Sony A6000 with the kit lens (16-50mm) , a Neewer 35mm F1,7 and a Goko 70-210mm F4 and all I want to ask is If I can use any of these lenses for astrography/star trails and If yes whice lens.. Also, any recommendation of any lens that is more appropriate for this kind of staff is more than welcome. Thank you
  11. I have a number of lenses for my a550 but I get a number of water spots when shooting with my el cheapo Sony SAL1855. I think I have narrowed it down to that lens but have tried cleaning the front of the lens and both sides of the clear filter and the spots seem to continue. I'm afraid to clean the inner part of the lens and wouldn't know how to clean inside the camera on the mirror or whatever. Any suggestions.
  12. 1) Thessaloniki 2) Athens 3) Kallikrateia, Halkidiki 4) Zagoroxoria, Ioannina https://www.flickr.com/photos/elenichatzo/26473151597/in/dateposted-public/
  13. Hello folks, I am new around here, maybe you can help me decide, I just switch from Nikon to Sony, I am a landscape photographer, and i dont know which lens to buy. Since these 3 lenses are very good. I dont know if buy 16-35 f2.8 GM vs 16-35 f4 Zeiss vs 12-24 f4 GM Please let me know why you choose the lens. Any good or bad experience???? Thank you for your help!
  14. A gallery of images captured with the Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro Lens https://www.flickr.com/photos/markgaler/sets/72157651626021759/
  15. Good day ya'll! I'm torn between getting one of these zoom lenses for general all-around travel lens. Which one is better regarding sharpness, color accuracy and auto-focusing? Let me know your thoughts. Thank you!
  16. Hello, since I'm a new member of this community and generally relatively new to photography, I would like to apologise in advance for any mistake.. To the topic now, I'm very keen on street photography. I love capturing buildings and in general i love landscape photography. I want to upgrade my lens so I really don't know which lens should i buy in order to shoot sharp and easily buildings/architecture, landscapes, sky and stars and of course night photos. I really don't know if it would be better to purchase Samyang 12mm f2.0 or something similar.
  17. I've just purchased the following: Sony A7sII and a Metabones V adaptor (Canon EF to Sony E mount) The lens I'm trying to use is a Canon 24-105 IS F4 L When turned on the adaptor light turns blue. (I thought it was meant to turn green but maybe not?) Regardless, I have zero auto focus. The camera is trying to find focus but it can't set on a targeted image at all. Every other control appears to be working, just no Auto focus. Can anyone help?
  18. Hi all! New Sony A7RII owner here. I am looking for recommendations for a tele zoom to be used only on the A7RII. I am pretty flexible in terms of focal length and speed, and mostly interested in optical performance as well as price. Size matters, but it is not the most crucial factor. Basically, I wish to find a fairly affordable lens which gives a flat field and good, even sharpness across the frame, at least at f/8-11, preferably at f/4-5.6, too. The focal length range should cover at least 100-200mm, over 400mm is definitely not needed, and down to even 28mm range is a nice option (as long as the 100-200mm performance is strong). As the mirrorless Alpha system opens so many possibilities and my requirements are not dictated by the numbers on the lens barrel, I am quite at lost. In this focal length range, I have previously used pretty much all the Canon L zooms and many of the 70-300 type consumer lenses in EF mount. I have no experience on their performance on this new body, and I no longer even have access to any of those lenses. For adapted lenses, I anyway prefer a solution that is usable with a dumb adapter ring (Canon EF isn't). The intended use for the lens is mainly tight landscapes and cityscapes. I therefore require the 100-200mm focal length range, and sharpness across frame is very important. May print really big sometimes, and will definitely view big at 4k resolution (and higher as soon as available) including crops. I will certainly use the lens also for detail shots, portraits, and some wildlife and sports. However, sports and birds in flight etc. are no priority, and this need not be the most flattering portrait lens either. Manual focus is just fine, and I currently mostly use MF lenses. Lens speed is secondary, but an f/2.8 lens is interesting. I prefer constant aperture, but it's not a major consideration (and does not rule out the 28-200 type zooms, if there are good alternatives out there). Tripod ring on the lens is good to have, but not a requirement. I travel a lot, walk around and do plenty of hikes, so small size is nice. My initial thought therefore is buying two lenses for this tele-zoom-for-landscapes purpose: one good smaller lens, and one bigger lens with higher performance. If a single lens gets the job done, this allows spending more on it. The short-term budget is perhaps about 1000 EUR/USD (for one lens), but I really don't mind going cheap. I don't think I will spend more than 2500 EUR/USD for the one or two lenses combined, and I may not have that much right away. Good adapter should be included in the price, if it isn't a native lens. I have some adapters, but they may be too flimsy for large and heavy lenses, and I have not tested them on the full-frame body so far. In summary, what's your recommendation for: - Tele zoom covering at least 100-200mm - Sharp across the frame - May be native or adapted - May be AF or MF - As small and light as possible (optical performance more important) - Should not cost much more than 1000 EUR/USD (with high-quality adapter)
  19. Hi there! I´ve been making food recipes videos such as "tasty", "tastemade" "bonapeptite" and stuff, but i dont know what lens should i get to take that super tasty and pro shots. I´ve found recently a 35-70mm f4 for $49. But I´m not sure to buy it or get another one. I can´t spend to much I have an a6000, the kit lens, an laea-1 adaptor with a sal 50mm 1.8 and recently i´ve got an sal 30mm 2.8 for $60 Here´s a link of one of my videos: I hope someone can help me
  20. My story is weird. For the past 2 years I have been using my brothers cameras on random occasions to take pictures. It was always infrequent but I managed to get a few good pictures every blue moon when I had it. I've tried Nikon and canon but ultimately stuck with sony and just bought an A7 this week. Now my problem is what lens should I get? I've seen countless youtube videos and reviews for a lot of lenses... mainly Zeiss, but I'm having the hardest time picking 1. Looking back at most of my better pictures I found that I love staying at f 1.8 for pretty much every portrait and most other pictures I take. I love bokeh a lot. But I also want to get into more landscape, street, and background inclusive portraits. From what I've seen so far it sounds like a 35 or 50 are the only options, but the 85 is the portrait lens I'd want for potentially selling graduation pictures. And then comes in price and quality. I can cough up 500 now or wait a month for 700 or so but I'm positive I won't be that patient. But this will mostlikelt be my only lens for atleast 6 months if not years. Sorry for the messy post, any help on my first lens purchase us appreciated.
  21. Hey there everyone, I'm currently in the market looking for a great macro lens. The new FE 50mm F2,8 Macro looks promising but seems to be veeery slow in terms of af. And I unfortunately haven't seen any test images, yet. I'm curious if anyone out there is already shooting a great (lens(+adapter)+body) combo for macros with their A7II. Cheers, zʇɹɯ
  22. Is the Samyang 10mm F2.8 ED AS NCS CS compatible for the sony a6000? why hasn't anyone recommended this yet for those looking for a wide angle lens?
  23. I have a Sony alpha-58 with stock lenses(18-55mm and 50-200mm zoom lenses). Now i am considering buying a prime lens and i found these 2: 1. 30mm f/2.8(SAL30M28) 2. 35mm f/1.8(SAL35F18) Can someone recommend me one? Also first one says its a macro lens how is it different from the second? I am open to suggestions even if its some other lens in same price range(sub 200usd). Thanks in advance
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