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18-105 clear image zoom

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#1 Silkyjr

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 02:17 PM

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I’m shooting with the a6500 and can’t seem to get the clear image zoom on the E 18-105 lens to work. I get a message ... invalid with this lens. Is it not possible to use the function? Thanks for any help you can offer.

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 06:46 PM

Works with that lens on my a6000. 

  

Mebbe you have something else 

enabled that results in a conflict ? 

  

But if that's the case, the wording

of the error message is unusually 

poor, even for Sony. Sony's error 

messages usually tell you ... or at 

least they vaguely hint at ... some 

solution to the conflict. 

 

Do you have the usual 16-50 kit 

lens ? If you have any other zoom 

than the 18-105, see if you get the 

identical error message with other

lenses, especially PZ lenses like 

the 16-50.  

 

If ONLY the 18-105 brings up that 

error message, contact Sony. You 

may have a defective lens, or just 

need a FW update [body &or lens]. 



#3 Silkyjr

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 02:00 AM

I have a 35 and 10-16 and they work. I’ll contact Sony as you suggested.

#4 Jaf-Photo

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 09:51 AM

Clear Image Zoom is just a mathematic function for cropping and upscaling the image. That means that the camera invents new pixels. It may be useful if you shoot jpeg but for raw images you can do better in post processing. So, It's not really an essential or always useful function.

By all accounts it should work on the 18-105. Maybe it is automatically enabled? Try zooming past 105mm. I'm not sure myself because I'm not a fan of this lens (power zoom and dubious optical quality).

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 11:27 AM

If you don't shoot RAW, clear-image zoom works automatically with a motor -zoom.

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#6 Silkyjr

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 02:06 PM

Thanks Newbie but still didn’t zoom after changing to Fine quality. I also tried in shutter priority and still no clear zoom. Error message say ... Invalid with this lens. Does work in 4K video either.

#7 Jaf-Photo

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 02:30 PM

Like username said, check if you have the most recent firmware in the camera and lens.

#8 Silkyjr

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 04:48 PM

Thanks for all the help. I opted to return the lens and getting the 55 1.8 Sonnar T. It'll be a better choice for the a7sii I'm getting. 




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