By jdvoracekMacOS users BEWARE!! I just bricked an A7RII ILCE-7RM2 trying to update from 4.0 to 4.01 using my MacBook Pro with Catalina 10.15.3 VERY CAREFULLY following Sony's instructions. I had updated this camera with this computer but an earlier OS successfully in the past. About 1/3 way done, the camera just disconnected from the computer (volume disappeared from desktop), the little red light would not go out, and the camera would not reconnect. I tried pulling the battery. I read where some folks had to run the update more than once, but I couldn't run it again on the Mac because the Mac would not mount the camera as a mass storage volume. The reason I am not really upset is my wife has a desktop PC, and even in this messed up state, the camera responded to the Windows updater and is updated and running.
By MaydayMaybe 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.
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By mirpereiHello everyone!
so, after much searching for an answer I guess I need to show (to someone who understands what I’m talking about) examples of my problem.
the first images were shot with the kit lens (16-50) or the 18-200 OSS SONY lens (great lens!) a few years ago and had no editing.
they were amazing! I could see them razor sharp in the PC and I’ve printed quite a lot of them (biz sizes as well).
but lately (end of last year, and 2020) I’ve been seeing that the camera has much more difficulty to focus (it takes wayyy more time to focus) and most of the times doesn’t even focus at all.
I used mainly P or SCN modes but now that I got a bit more to learn about photography I’ve been trying to get into M mode. And also bought a prime lens (Sigma 30mm f1.4). and the problem persists! Even with the sigma lens (which has the reputation of being perfect sharp) I see lots of noise and just not a good sharp image, not in the viewfinder and even less in my new Mac...
I don’t know what to do. Wanted to buy a new one but I really loved my a6000 and don’t want to just dismiss it because it’s “outdated”.
ah! I’ve upgraded the firmware and have initialised it many times... still, some photos are ok but not great and most of them do not focus at all!
Suggestions? How can I be sure it’s defective?
Dropbox link to photo comparison: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/u6mhu47ltmoecic/AADDNuVFUOUX_60RLm-xIetla?dl=0
By quietcanyonHi All, I rarely post to forums but I thought I'd see if others have the same feelings as I do.
I loved my Sony a6000. My work has been professional video and photo, mostly in industrial markets. After years of owning a number of Nikon cameras, both film from an FE2 and up, and then digital fro the D1 and up from there, I thought I'd try the little Sony. I was about to go to Alaska and didn't want to lug my D2 around. I bought the a6000 with kit lens plus a Tamron 18-200. Here are some random thoughts after a few thousand shots on several trips.
1. It is small which is great! Easy to carry, the whole Domke camera bag filled with camera, lenses, filters, extra batteries, charger, cleaning stuff weighs less than just my D2 with a small lens. Easy to carry all day and just forget that it's there.
2. I do like the extra pixels over my older Nikons, much more room to crop. But that's just the nature of the newer sensor, not Sony specific.
4. Focus was great with the Sony lens but I never liked the way that it focused with the Tamron . "Fortunately" the Tamron was damaged in a drop so I decided to replace it with the Sony 18-200. What a difference!! The Sony focused so much quicker. I working with dozens of cameras and hundreds of lenses over the many many years I've never ever broken one, maybe it was karma.I wish I had just spent the extra on the Sony up front.
5. The start up lag is horrible. With my Nikons I'd flick the switch as I brought it to my eye and it was ready to shoot like NOW! With the Sony it's wait, wait, wait, oh, now it's ready and the shot is long gone.
6. Battery use is horrendous. When I was shooting I always had to have a couple extra charged batteries in my pocket. In between trips, etc., it seems that most of the time I needed it the battery was dead or nearly dead and the extras had lost charge too! I've missed a lot of great shots because of that. My Nikons would sit forever and be ready to shoot all the time. I could even leave the switch in the on position and it just worked.
7. I never had luck using any of my other flashes on the Sony. I have a number of different ones, I hated to go and pop for a Sony one. And the Sony flash seemed extra long duration. Even using flash I would get motion blur that I never got with the big Nikons. The first time I used it at night was to take photos of a group of scholarship winners that was supposed to go in the paper. Every shot had motion blur because I didn't realize that I had to put the Sony on a tripod or hold it very very carefully. Thank goodness that I took a couple extra shots with the Nikon D2 just in case.
8. It always takes a while to find something in the menus. I think there is just too much there so when I want to find something it takes a while. Stop shooting, have a seat, explore the menus, ah, there it is!!!. The other day I was giving one of my old Nikons to a friend to learn on and teaching them the camera. Even after not using it for a year I found that it was easy to find what I wanted to set up.
Don't get me wrong, I love the little Sony, it's a great camera, takes amazing shots. But it and I just never got along. I'm thinking to go back to one of my smaller body DSLR Nikons for travel and sell the Sony. Anyone else have similar thoughts on going from a Canon or Nikon to the Sony or am I just weird?
By majkoGreetings, I wonder if someone could help me with pinpointing the problem.
I am new Sony user (long time Canon user). Bought secondhand A6000 and used it for a few days with M42 to NEX adapter, since I have M42 lenses in abundance.
Today I received 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens, wanted to compare it to Canon lens kit, and to tell you truthfully it is splendid little lens, much better than Cannon 18-55 lens. Until it kinda stopped working. Auto focus became very strange, it either not working with lens fully opened (motor is not working), or I can hear motor working with big F stop, but it is not focusing accurately.
Web search didn't gave me enough relevant result, so I would be very grateful if someone here could tell me what could be the problem, with camera itself or the lens.
Only thing that I have tried is to reset camera setting, but that didn't helped. Any ideas?
P.S. No one of my friends is using Sony, so I have no access to another lens to try, or another camera.
Hello. I use sony A6400 and noticed about some blocky artifacts when use 25fps andISO more than 3200 and object move quiclly. i used good transcend card 128gb v30 and this problem is not in low bitrate. I test some cases and discovered what this artifacts become on all PP besides SLOG2 and SLOG3 and only on 25,30,50,60 fps, not 100-120fps, ISO > 3200. Anybody has this problem or it's defect of my camera? This example includes settings: HLG1 4k 25fps, ISO 5000 https://yadi.sk/i/7GE68PqfjE
I'm sorry to come in at a probably unwanted tangent on this, but... the thought of being on either side of a flash gun, subject or photographer, on the street, makes me most uncomfortable. I'm assuming, of course, that "as I wander the street and snap people," means strangers. If not, then this comment is irrelevant. Anyway, please forgive the off-topic interruption
Now this is clearly becoming way off-topic, but I beg your patience. I just returned from walking the dog outside, for the night, and kept thinking about this exchange. It's no wonder, it took an "eastern" mind like @Thad E Ginathom's (from India) to make my "western" mind (Switzerland/Germany) aware of the fact, that "waiting" is primarily a state of mind, not of the body. As a dog-owner, or at least the husband of the real dog-owner 😉 , I see how we train the obedience of the do
Hi I have the A7rii and I use a Godox V860II for this, both off and on camera and it works fine. But I wanted to use flash on my camera as I wander the street and snap people. The Godox is rather on the large side, and I was hoping to find two guns, and place them either side of the lens (or one above and one below). Or should I just stay with the Godox? Its just a little too big to hold in the hand... Does anyone know which flash guns I might use for this?