As I was preparing my cam for a coming dive trip, I wanted to shoot video this time with custom white balance, so I assigned M2 for underwater video, but I realized that I can't assign a custom white balance in memory recall modes?!
Why is that Sony? This does not make any sense!
The whole idea of a custom setting is to have a custom setting!
Underwater, we need to set a new custom white balance every 3-5 meters depth. In addition, the idea of having M1 and M2, is to save presets for different shooting conditions. So, while M1 is set for UW photography for example, M2 is for UW video. The first, can be shot with AWB, but the latter needs custom WB if strobes are not used.
Please have this issue updated in a firmware, and hopefully also giving us option to assign (Set White Balance) to a custom bottom as well, instead of assigning the whole WB menu!
Make our life easy please!
Ropework by Midori - shot with a IR Sony A7Rii - cropped a lot.
I censored nude woman as I do not know the policy of nudes here.
I drove up from Ohio last week to hit the Araki show in Manhattan at the Museum of Sex. Very happy with show other than no spermanko photos. (Possible due to the lady curator's personal prejudice, but that was speculation from some people 'in the know' I spoke with.) Also took in a show at the ICP (Cartier-Bresson and Erwitt, among others)
Backpacks were not allowed in the Museum, so I bought a fisherman's vest and took in 4 cams. Shot about 300+ photos, but who know when I will get to them. (I'm worse than Winogrand. I got photos going back to 2013 that need looking through. But it is not my choice, just no time.)
I was very happy I found out how to convert Sony RAW. I downloaded a DNG converter from Adobe. My LR 5.71 wont convert them. On the con side, my bike got stolen a few hours after parking it at the PATH station.
We made this short film in anticipation of a Splinter Cell game being announced at E3. Whilst that doesn't appear to be coming true, no reason for everyone to not enjoy the short.
A really hard production on me - one man band and action films with loads of setups in just 3 days is a LOT of work. Radio mics were super handy (Rodelink).
I used the a7rii due to it having better autofocus than the sii, and also the lower rolling shutter in full frame mode (which we needed for the woods scene at the start).
We also used a Sony RX100V on top of a light stand to film all the CCTV shots, and a DJI Mavic pro for the drone stuff. The thermal imaging stuff is real thermal imaging (a FLIR camera on an iPhone X) - hence it's low resolution and frame rate.
Feel free to ask me any questions or post feedback and I hope you enjoy it!
I currently own an A99. I have some investment in o A mount lenses, but not too much to the point where it'd be hard to justify a switch to the E mount. I like my A99. However, I am interested in taking advantage of some potential savings while I can still get some money for my A99. I am a scuba diver and one thing I have been frustrated with is the ability to get an underwater housing for my A99. It seems that most of the underwater housing companies have moved on to the E mount cameras. I am currently a hobbyist whose done some professional work. I am planning to take on more professional work. My focus is will be on architectural, commercial, and product primarily. I may also do some portrait photography. I will also use my gear in underwater situations. That will be more of a hobby (vacations, etc.). I love the idea of going all-in and switching to the A9, however, I can't justify the spend for that. I do like the idea of taking advantage of some savings on the Sony A7R II that are going on now. However, I understand there are several limitations with that camera. So, then I come to the A7RIII versus just upgrading to the A99II (I fear the lack of an underwater housing here). Given the choice between the A7RII and the A7RIII, which would you choose? Or would you bite the bullet and just go for the A9? I am thinking about the long term. I'd like to invest in a system that I'll use for the next 15 - 25 years.
Your feedback is appreciated!
I would be interested in other users thought on the question of shooting compressed vs. uncompressed RAW files with the A7rII.
I have been shooting uncompressed thus far. I make large exhibition prints. Occasionally for a less important assignment or one with a smaller final output I shoot compressed RAW.
I googled this topic when I first got the camera and found a an extreme pixel peeper who had done tests and claimed that, when shooting compressed RAW files, he could see small artifacts in areas where dark and light areas met.
Anybody done real world comparisons, making prints etc.?
I am traveling in Asia and had to buy a second external drive to accommodate my 85 MB uncompressed RAW files. It sure would be nice to cut my storage needs in half by shooting compressed RAW files, if there were no discernible loss of image quality.