Hello everyone, this is my first post on this forum.
I have a Sony A9 and was trying to take a self-portrait with the camera and my iPad using the Imaging Edge app.
All ok, apart from the shocking connection reliability and laggy/jerky live view, until I tried to touch focus. No luck.
I started troubleshooting and found that because I have back button focus set up the Sony cameras can’t use touch focus on the app - what the heck? Never encountered that issue with any other brand, and I have used quite a few! Anyway, I re-map focus to the shutter button and voila’…no luck again!
After a lot of bumbling around the net I discover that the Sony A9 is not compatible with touch AF from the app!
Is that for real? A professional camera like that does not allow the most basic function for remote shooting? I’m baffled.
The question is: has anybody managed to solve the problem? Any workaround to be able to do that?
I’d be very grateful for an answer either way.
Thanks in advance!
Anyone have some advice on my best options for getting "hands free" long exposure (Bulb mode) shots on my A6000 please?By TheUniqueSphere
Hi, very much a newbie to photography, but I am keen to try my hand at some long exposure shots with my A6000 and have bought some ND filters to do some experiments.
Operating the camera manually requires you to keep your finger on the shutter button for the entire length of the (bulb mode) shot - which seems a recipe for camera shake.
I have a Google Pixel (android) phone and from all my attempts so far (using imaging edge on the phone and "smart remote embedded" on the camera) it is impossible to select bulb mode - the app always sets the exposure to 30 seconds.
What I am ideally hoping for is the ability to press a (virtual) shutter button once to start the exposure and press it again to end the exposure.
I must admit I am surprised that this can't actually be done on the camera itself (i.e. press button to start and then press again to end exposure).
Any help gratefully received.
By D.R. Smith
Hi all. I thought I knew how to take long exposure photographs, but evidently I was wrong. My previous experience was with a Canon 80D DSLR. I've never tried it with a mirrorless camera.
I don't do it very much but went out a couple of times the last couple of weeks to brush up on it and had some weird results.
I currently shoot with a Sony A7RIII. I was using a 10-stop ND filter mounted on a Tamron 17-28mm lens and wanted to use f/8 aperture. I had my ISO set at 100. I set the composition then put the filter on.
I was just playing around so I didn't have a particular exposure time in mind for the clouds I was using as my subject, I just wanted to do something like between 3 - 5 seconds.
I was in manual mode. As I was adjusting my shutter speed I noticed that my aperture started to change. I didn't think that was supposed to happen. Clearly I don't know what I'm doing.
Was hoping you could recommend a good tutorial that would help me get back on track.
*Please note I also tried this with a Sony 70-300G OSS lens and had the same issues.
Any help would be appreciated.
I'm a new A7R iv owner and been playing around with bracketed HDR using long exposure times on my tripod mounted camera. Ive attached a shot I took yesterday (edited with Aurora HDR). I originally tried to shoot this at an aperture of f 11 with an iso of 100, but the exposure time would have been > 30 sec (which is the slowest exposure time offered in the setting for keeping the iso at 100). Only at f 4 could I get the slowest bracketed exposure time to be less than 30 sec. I did constrain the iso to be 100, but is there some limit on exposure length that I am not aware of? Arguably, I'd like the camera to take all the time it needs to shoot the image at the chosen aperture and chosen iso setting. I'm sure I've done something wrong in the setup, but I'm not sure what!
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