Normally I shoot video in manual mode with ISO set to Auto. So, while recording, the ISO continually adjusts depending on lighting. Is there a setting somewhere that prevents ISO from changing while actively recording something - and only adjusting again in-between shots?
My use case is such that I want the camera to adjust ISO for exposure, but then lock that in throughout the shot and then re-adjust for the next one. That way, I don't have to manually select my ISO for each shot, but also have locked in settings throughout the shot that are easier to work with in post.
Apologies if this is an obvious "feature" which I'm unfamiliar with. I haven't had much luck searching around for similar questions or a feature to fix it.
I know this might be a bit controversial, but I thought I'd share my my experiences of geo-tagging with the A7Rii.
Ever since the release of the first DLSRs I've always wanted a 35mm Full Frame sized detector. I've just traded my Pentax kit in for a Sony A7Rii; I was looking at the A7Riii, but felt I couldn't justify the extra expense. The one thing that the Pentax body had was a built in GPS receiver that wasn't too heavy on the battery and always locked on to a signal pretty quick. It was excellent for geo-tagging photographs. I was a bit disappointed that Sony cameras didn't have built in GPS, but realised that there was a way round it.
(1) I started by using 'PlayMemories Mobile' on my Smart Phone and 'PlayMemories Home' on my MAC. This I found was using the Smart Phone as a remote. I found that a GPS log was recorded on the SD card in the camera and when the photographs where imported onto the MAC using 'PlayMemories Home' that the GPS data was saved in the Photographs metadata. Even though the Smart Phone was acting as a remote I could still use the camera for taking photographs. The disadvantage Geo-tagging this way was that the Camera view finder is disabled and the only option is to frae the subject using the rear view screen.
(2). I have already been using an app on the MAC called 'GPX Photo Tagger'. This allows photographs to be loaded, together with a captured GPX log, and providing the times and dates from the log match the times and dates on the photographs the photographs can be saved with the location data in the metafile. I found an app called 'GPS Tracker' to track me when I'm out and it can export a GPX file I can use. This isn't as neat and the first option, but at least I can use the camera view finder.
(3) The third option I haven't tried yet is to use some apps called 'GPS4CAM' for the MAC and 'GPS4CAM Pro' for the Smart Phone. This is basically the same the second option above, but involves taking a photographs of a bar code to match the photographs. I haven't looked too deeply into this as an option but the development of the desktop app has stopped and the next update to the MAC OS won't support 32-bit apps, only 64-bit, and I'm not sure which the desktop version is. I don't want to waste time if in a few months I can't use it.
All in all, I think the first option is the preferred route if I could use the camera view finder. Failing that the second option is the route I'm using until something better comes along.
Hello there, sony shooters! It is my first post here. I searched a lot but I couldn't find any solution related to my problem. So it goes like this:
I have Sony A7s II and I had attached 50mm f/1.8 lens on it. When I was switching my camera to continuous autofocus, it was starting to hunt for a focus, never mind it was night or day, it was at 1.8 or 9, it was hunting for a focus hopelessly. Then I bought Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 and again, it started hunting for a focus. This happens if camera is standby and I press shutter button for focus during photo. But if I switch it on video mode, everything is perfect and everything works very well. Even when I shoot video AF is great, Eye-AF also works perfectly, but when I want to shoot, say, my running dog, every image is out of focus.
Did any of you have such an issue? What's a problem? I tried every focus mode but problem continues.
Edited: I almost missed that it Tamron and Sony 50mm lens worked perfectly on a73.
Thanks for your attention and sorry, if such post existed before. If so, please link me
Since i bought my camera, i am having a strange problem. I have 3 batteries, all full. When i begin to have a photo session, batteries suddenly dried out and giving ‘’battery exhausted’’ error. And I have to recharge batteries. It is random and when it happens it will make the same error with the spare batteries after few shots.. camera has been in service but they couldnt detect the problem. Any body can help?
Hi, i am having the strangest issue with my A7SII and i wanted to ask you guys if i am overlooking something or if Sony actually made a huge mistake here:
Last Week i took the time to go through every Container/Codec Combination the A7SIi offers and wrote down the estimated Time the Camera tells me i can record on a freshly formatted 64GB SD Card. Here are my results:
(I gave (nearly) matching times the same font color)
25p 100M 1h21m
25p 60M 2h11m
50p 50M 2h39m
25p 50M 2h39m
100p 100M 1h21m
100p 60M 2h11m
50i 24M(FX) 6h12m
50i 17M(FH) 8h29m
50p 28M(PS) 5h16m
25p 24M(FX) 6h12m
25p 17M(FH) 8h29m
1920x1080 50p 28M 5h32m
1920x1080 25p 16M 8h39m
1280x720 25p 6M 22h36m
Notice, how 25p 100M XAVCS 4k and 100p 60M XAVCS HD have the same time? I understand that, because 4K is four times as big as 1080p, so with the same bitrate i could get four times as many frames in a second and two clips with the same length should take the same space on my SD Card.
I also understand AVCHD 50i 24M vs. 25p 24M: Two half-frames should take the same space as one Full-Frame.
What i do NOT understand however is XAVCS HD 50p 50M vs. XAVCS HD 25p 50M. The second should have a time twice as long shouldn't it?
Can someone please check if their A7SII behaves the same? Or, if i am missing something, point that out to me?
I double and triple checked my results and i already did a test to see if 50p 50M is really 50p, not 50i, but it seems to be progressive.
Two things worth noting are:
I am still on Firmware v2.4
OS Language is set to German (my native Language)
Help, please :/