Hi everyone. I'm pretty new here. I have a Sony A7III and shoot mostly outdoors photography.
I'm considering buying a 200-600mm lens but have also heard rumors that Sony is going to be introducing the Sony A7IV soon.
I have a 400mm lens that works for most purposes so the longer length isn't that critical and I'm wondering if I should save my money and wait till the A7IV comes out.
Has anyone heard when Sony expects to release that camera. If it's going to be fairly soon, I will probably hold off buying the lens, if not, well...
Any thoughts you folks might have would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks and it's nice to be here.
It is really annoying that when I am video recording with continuous AF mode and I half press the shutter that my camera does refocus. Is there a way to turn this off???
In the stills menu you can turn off AF with shutter, but this doesn't work for video. I hope there is someone that can help me!
I'm curious to know if these two lenses can be effectively used in FF bodies without invoking crop mode. For instance, in my Pentax APS-C setup, I can use my 35mm and 50mm lenses in compatible FF bodies (film and DSLR). There is very slight vignetting, but I can get a full frame view out of them.
Has anyone else tried these two lenses in FF mode?
This is my first post. Just bought my first digi camera less than week ago (Sony a6000 with SELP1650 for 190€).
I did try to search but I did not find what I was looking for. If there is already topic about this feel free to link it here and I will delete this thread.
So I study communications and me and my friend have a plan of shooting a "0budget" interview/documentary about drugusers life on street.
Here in Finland is so dark during these winter months that I need lense that has good F-value. The current lense has f3.5 when not zoomed.
What is the cheapest zoom lense that you guys would recommend for my purposes? And how about some cheap wide angle prime lenses for this type of videography?
I just received my Sony a7iii less than a week ago. When attaching and taking some test photos with a newly received Sony 70-300mm lens, suddenly the f-stop was displayed as "F--", and there was no image visible on the display, or EVF. I turned off the camera and reconnected the Sony 90mm lens, and same thing, F-- for the fstop value. Since this occurred with two different lenses, the problem seems to be with the camera. I tried a reset in the menu, but this did not work, none of the menu items would work. So I removed the battery for about 30 seconds, replaced it, and it's been fine for a couple of days now.
Has anyone else seen this type of glitch in the a7iii?? I did see one other thread regarding the F-- issue. I'm inclined to return the camera to amazon, especially since the box that it was shipped in looked to be in bad shape, bad enough I took photos of it.
I was looking for an official number for the A7ii for shutter life expectancy but couldn't find anything on sonys page. On other bodies like A7Rii iii snd A6400 A6600 and so on they state how much the shutter has been tested for. If ypu google it you get unconfirmed 200k, but that isn't from sony themselves so Im suspicious about that.
Btw, how much worse is the af on the 7ii compared to the 7rii?
I'm new to this forum and did a quick check as i'm sure this has been answered before but I couldn't find anything.
I have an A6000 that I want to download the Time Lapse app to but in order to do this I need to connect it to a laptop. I've now tried two different laptops and two different genuine Sony cables but still nothing. I've been through the troubleshooting on the Sony website but none of that worked including trying the different USB Connection settings.
I have issues with the combination of A7R-II, LA-EA3 and the following lenses:
SAL70-200G (F2.8 lens) and SAL70-400G (F5.6 lens)
These lenses will focus occasionally, but also stop focusing suddenly. De-attaching and re-attaching the LA-EA3 to the camera body resolves the problem, but it happens each 2 or 3 shots so making it useless.
With the Sigma 50 F1.4DG this never happens, so I was thinking about bad electrical connections but clearly it is not always the case.
Hi everyone, first time here - but not first time Sony Alpha user. I have a problem that seems to be pretty basic, but could not find an answer for the life of me.
I have a Sony A7III (newest firmware 3.10), which I use for nightscape photography a lot. Like many other Milky Way shooters on a budget, I use the venerable Samyang/Rokinon AF 14mm f/2.8. The lens is optically perfect, but the manual focus-by-wire ring is pretty much unusable for astro. I've been looking for a way to control the