I use the a7ii for video 98% of the time. But I was stupid enough to choose the a7ii over the a7s because it has the in body 5 axis stabilization which is really really great for adding stabilization to prime lenses and better AF. The a7ii is great in almost every way. And as a stills camera it probably is one of the best. But from what I have experienced after some more real life use is that the video from it is so full of moire and aliasing that you cant use it for anything other than close-ups with extremely shallow depth of field. For this it will give you amazing video. But if you step down just a few f-stops and try to film anything resembling a landscape or streetshot it will find and produce moire patterns and aliasing where no other camera has made moire patterns or aliased before.
In the beginning I hoped that this was just something that happened with some buildings with patterns. But turns out you can never ever film a building, grass, water, a book, text, clothes with more than one color, trees with details, detailed signs or anything else with fine details without the result looking really really horrible.
I was aware that reviews said it had some problems with aliasing and moire. But usually when reviews points this out they are talking about "normal" aliasing and moire problems on par with the GH3/GH4/RX10/AF100/etc where this can be a problem in some situations. This is acceptable for most people. But the a7ii is so much worse in this aspect than any camera I have ever tried that I am shocked. So to others who are considering this camera for video and want to shoot anything other than close-ups. Stop. Don't buy it. Trust me. It is so much worse than you can ever imagine.
Right now I am beginning to realise that buying this camera was the biggest waste of money ever. In the future I have to learn from my mistake and pay more attention to reviews. But for now I have to replace it with something else as soon as I can.
The a7rii might be the best replacement. But after wasting so much money on the camera it is just too expensive for me. I am also thinking about waiting to see if the a7sii might be a little bit little bit more affordable. But that will be at least a few months until it is released. The rumored a6100/7000 might come sooner. If it has external mic/headphone input I might just move to aps-C. But since I have already bought two FE lenses I would loose money selling them as well. Mayby the best option is to do what I should have done from the start and get the a7s. I woild have to say goodbye to the stabilization and faster autofocus. But compared to unusable video from the a7ii I might be able to live with that.
But I will probably have to use the a7ii for at least another month or use my RX10 instead.
Does anyone know about any setting or function on the camera that will at least reduce this problem a tiny bit? I read that shooting 24/25p might help. But I have to use 50p for my purposes. Can turning off all the dynamic range automation mayby help? Some other setting I have overlooked?
Maybe I have something set wrong but when recording video on my a6000 I don't see them in playback mode. I see all of the photos I have taken but no video. I'm sure they're there because when using playmemories they show up (although they won't wirelessly transfer). Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Hi everybody :) Newbie Alpha user here... I recently got my a6400 and loving it.
I'm planning to use it for some (music) videos soon, and I was hoping that I could get a few things bit more clarified by someone more experienced.
As I understood, to get more cinematic-like effect I should stick to 24p(in NTSC mode), so my options are:
When File Format is set to [XAVC S 4K] -> 24p 100M or 24p 60M
When File Format is set to [XAVC S HD] -> 24p 50M
So, is 100M gonna get more data than 60M which is gonna enable to create a slow motion footage in 4K..?
Or I should - If I wish to create a slow motion footage - select one of these (while in [XAVC S HD]):
120p 100M/100p 100M
120p 60M/100p 60M
Then slow it down in Premiere, and convert it to 24p..?
I got a bit confused with all these options, apologies if I'm asking anything too obvious :D
This is my first post. Just bought my first digi camera less than week ago (Sony a6000 with SELP1650 for 190€).
I did try to search but I did not find what I was looking for. If there is already topic about this feel free to link it here and I will delete this thread.
So I study communications and me and my friend have a plan of shooting a "0budget" interview/documentary about drugusers life on street.
Here in Finland is so dark during these winter months that I need lense that has good F-value. The current lense has f3.5 when not zoomed.
What is the cheapest zoom lense that you guys would recommend for my purposes? And how about some cheap wide angle prime lenses for this type of videography?
So we have an "undeniable" shutter firing, as identified by you by its sound, yet no apparent picture was taken.
Let's settle for now on the undisputed observation, that a sound was emitted. The internet is full of reports from SonyAlpha users about such sound phenomena after power down, and a wide range of explanations is being given. The most detailed and plausible explanation of which (in my view) was given by this guy.
Of course you are free to believe any other explanation, which
Maybe we should first confirm, that the shutter indeed fired, after you switched off your camera.
What makes you believe, the shutter fired? Did the camera take an additional picture? Or did you possibly interpret a "sound" from the camera as a shutter firing?
Please provide more detail.