So I'm kinda stumped and have made an account here because I'm out of ideas.
I have a friend with an A7Rii and a Sony FE 28mm f2 who wanted to capture footage into OBS.
So I'm helping him over a call, and the HDMI feed is all good, but no matter whether the camera is in stills or movie mode, no matter whether it's in aperture priority or full manual, the lens aperture refuses to either display or change. Shutter speed and ISO change fine, but the f-stop just displays as (f - -) and flashes orange whenever he tries to change it with the front dial.
Am I missing something? Is there some setting that I've overlooked? Could the body or lens be faulty? It has me absolutely stumped.
(It's a new cam and lens btw, not second-hand or anything)
Long story short I only need 1 lens to work and function a certain way. I do NOT need autofocus. But it's the new Sigma 14-24mm for Nikon that just came out a little while ago, not many people have it on their radar. I just need it to work on aperture priority mode and be able to bracket photos as well. But i shoot on manual focus at infinite. I'm wondering if only the more expensive adapters like the commlite will work with this function or if the cheaper 99 dollar ones will let me control aperture as well. I care about image quality but if the more expensive adapters are only that pricey because of autofocus I could care less. Any info would be appreciated, thanks!
Does anyone know if the a6500 is able to remember settings between the separate video/photo functions?
I’m running into the problem where I will dial in the settings I want on the video function, take a video, then switch over to Manual (or aperture priority), and readjust the settings to take a picture. When I move back to the video function, my original video settings are now replaced by the more recent settings that were used to take the photo, leaving my frantically readjusting to get back to the proper video settings originally used.
I recently purchased a Sony Alpha camera and have a 18-105 mm F4 zoom lens. I want to learn how to do aperture priority photography correctly for landscapes.
So here is the first question. If I manually set the zoom ring on the lens to any setting, it will maintain a constant aperture of F4. However, if I use aperture priority mode and adjust the dial on the top of the camera I can adjust the aperture - I can adjust this down to F22. I don't understand how this works as from what I can tell the sensor is right there next to the lens mount and I do not see a shutter or aperture. Where is the aperture that is being adjusted and how does this relate to the F4 rating on the lens. Is it correct to assume that the widest the lens can go is F4, but this aperture is stepped down to F22 inside the lens? If so, are the stepped down apertures constant over the zoom ranges? Sorry - probably a basic question, but I don't know the answer.
Here is my second newbie question. In using aperture priority for landscape photography what are your techniques? I used the camera in aperture priority mode and adjusted the dial for an ISO of 100, then snapped the pic. I noticed a lot of landscape pics use ISO 100 settings which drove me to this. However, after looking at the shots I found them to be a bit over exposed. The few pics I took in auto mode came out decent, but I really need to improve my technique.
Is it better to use the Aperture priority and set my F-stop to say F7, then use the back dial to adjust ISO to 100 and let the camera do the work of making the exposure correct with the shutter speed? If I want to change the exposure should I use exposure compensation or just play with the ISO dial?
I searched and Googled this topic but didn't find a consistent recommendation, so I'm here asking the experts what technique they would recommend for someone like me.
My recently bought A7sii has worked fine up until recently when it stopped allowing me to control aperture. Bottom the screen now just reads f-
I use a commlite with Canon range lenses. Since then, I have tested with another new commlite adaptor and still doesn't work. But did work when testing with metabones and native Sony lens
This leads me to be very confused! Any ideas??