1. Brownie

    Sony Samyang Lens Station for Sony E on sale at B&H

    $39.99, and it shipped free for some reason. It says limited number at this price, so they may be ready to release a new version. The Rokinon is on sale too, but $10 more. They're interchangeable, not sure why they do that.
  2. Brownie

    Sony Rokinon 135 1.8

    After testing last week I decided 135 would be a better choice than 85. I'll still use the 85, but the Samyang 24 and 135 will take care of the majority of the shots when it gets dark. Still the same planned limited use, and still not a prime shooter unless necessary, and still love a good...
  3. Brownie

    Sony Tried a 'Faster' SD card, a little disappointing in the A7RIII, VERY odd results in the A7 IV.

    On a quest to try and improve the hit rate on my A7RIII. One issue is hesitation between shots during a burst, some of which is due to the camera slowing when the buffer is full. I hoped a card with a faster write speed would make a noticeable difference over the Sony Tough 277/150. I decided to...
  4. Brownie

    Sony Showcase Samyang 24/1.8

    Kind of impressed. This is a nice compact little lens and seems to be pretty sharp. I had need for a wide/fast and this fills the bill nicely. B&H has these on sale for $400. DSC01251 by telecast, on Flickr DSC01260 by telecast, on Flickr DSC01265 by telecast, on Flickr DSC01277 by...
  5. gryphon1911

    Sony Here's a Thought - Sony A Mount to Nikon Z?

    So, just saw this: And got me thinking that if I got this and an A mount to E mount AF adapter, I should in theory be able to use the legacy Minolta lenses with AF on the Nikon Z cameras. That...
  6. D

    Sony Showcase Thistle & Bluebells

  7. Herman

    Micro 4/3 80 mp mft camera, when?

    Sony has developed a new 80 mp mft sensor. Sony’s High Speed 80 MP Quadpixel MFT sensor with full-pixel 2x2OCL phase focusing now available for all third party manufacturers – 43 Rumors
  8. Brownie

    Sony Anyone thinking about the Samyang 35-150?

    The new Samyang 35-150/2-2.8 is now in the shops. Selling for $1399 US, it's $500 less than the Tamron version. B&H had a page up promising that shipping preference would be given to those who preorder. Same thing on Samyang's website. B&H now lists them in stock after only a few days. I am...
  9. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Sony Sony FE 85mm f 1.8

    I can't seem to find a thread for this lens: Very sharp little lens, whether wide open or stopped down. Through careful shooting in very high contrast, this one is the most extreme you can get because I was overexposing too much by mistake and pushing the shadows will bring out more purple...
  10. will focus

    Sony Sony 20mm 1.8

    I picked up a Sony wide prime the other day and had the chance to get it out for the first time today. I decided to pick up a Sony 20mm 1.8 after the Aurora Borealis put on a dramatic show a few weeks ago. Although the Sigma 24-70 2.8 I used did well that night, I wondered if it could have been...
  11. Brownie

    Sony Sigma announced the development of a new firmware for the SIGMA 150-600mm FE lens

    Hey @will focus and others with this lens, this should be of tremendous interest! SIGMA Corporation announces the development of new firmware for the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports with improved image stabilization performance...
  12. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Sony Looking for advice on wide angle lenses

    Hello. I am looking for advice, experience with or just opinion, on wide angle lenses for Sony FE. Let me say the use cases first: *I would like a wide angle for one handed selfies of me and my little dog on travel, I'm not sure which focal length would be better/easier for that as I haven't...
  13. Brownie

    Sony Sony will announce at least five new E-mount cameras in 2023!

    Wow, that's a lot of cameras. Very interested to see if this new APS-C body is the same rangefinder form or possibly a full sized body. A7Cii prognostication: A7IV 33MP sensor, new 7RV flippy/tilty screen, new 7RV AI Chip + AF, improved IBIS (which by Sony standards isn't a very high bar)...
  14. Brownie

    Sony Sony A9III...yay or nay?

    Rumors continue to be few and far between, this is the most recent. I've been hoping that Sony will do something to make their speed-demon stand out, like an increase from the standard 24MP to maybe in the 35ish range. I would like more speed than my A74, but have no need for very high...
  15. AlwaysOnAuto

    Sony Showcase Sony FE 4/24-105 G OSS

    I thought we should have a thread for this lens. It has hardly been off at least one of my cameras ever since I got it. It's my 'Do everything lens' that is just right for a one lens one camera day out shooting, IMO. and of course it does cars as well...
  16. Ad Dieleman

    Sony Finally a decent 28mm AF for E-mount?

    Viltrox apparently published a teaser for a 28mm AF, according to Sony Addict. Can't find the teaser myself, but I'm hoping this is true. Sony's own FE 2/28 is not to my liking, I tried 3 different samples in various shops and I found the pictures looking drab with greyish colors, although...
  17. Brownie

    Sony Sony Underates their Sensors?

    I was watching a video comparing the A1 to a Z9 and the narrator made a comment that Sony underrates their sensors by 1/2 - 2/3 of a stop. They do this so you have less chance of blowing out the top end while still allowing enough latitude in the shadows. I've noticed that when processing I...
  18. T

    Sony Comparing ZV-1 vs. RX100 VII autofocus & face tracking for pics

    For still images, mostly event photos of people, how do the ZV-1 AF and face tracking compare to the RX100 VII's? I will mostly use this camera to take pics of a speaker in front of an audience indoors. Thanks!
  19. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Sony Sony and Sensor Dust

    Despite the comedic effect, every time I leave the room where my camera is, I think my Sony a7 Mark IV sensor does this to me: Last week I was shooting birds and I noticed nothing less than a d*£^ right in the middle of the viewfinder: And quite a few dust spots on the edges of the frame as...
  20. Brownie

    Sony A350 is out for delivery

    But I still can't find my CF card or the SD > CF adapter I had. The only thing I can think of is they were in the pocket of a camera bag I got rid of, but then I can't image myself not digging through that bag thoroughly before I sent it out. I'll have to use the card in the Maxxum5D for now...
  21. P

    Sony Night Clubbing - Sony 7mk4

    At 68 years of age I have started to grow old disgracefully. I received an invite to shoot at a night club in London on an ad hoc and I get home around 4am. It's the oldest dark scene night club in the world with no holds barred. It is well known to the gay community as it is a safe place...
  22. AlwaysOnAuto

    Sony My outa the box experience with my new-to-me used Sony A7Riii

    I have no one to blame but myself for feeling the way I do. Not exactly sure how I feel, just, well, not the joy I felt when I got my A9, but, whatever, it is what it is. So, yesterday we were without power for 10 hours due to a power pole replacement that the power company has been undertaking...
  23. Brownie

    Sony CAVEAT EMPTOR! LA-EA4 Weirdness

    I bought an LA-EA4 for my A7RIII a few months ago. I noticed there was a problem with the 35-105, it would only connect with the camera intermittently. I figured I'd check into it later, then the holidays came, etc. It works fine with the 28-135 and 100-400, which is mostly how I use it. The...
  24. Brownie

    Advice Wanted What 85?

    I’ve decided I need an 85/1.X for a specific use. It won’t be something that gets used regularly, won’t be for portraits, etc. There are some fantastic 85s out there from low to high. Since it’s not going to be used in a regular basis, I don’t want to spend thousands. I’ve watched some reviews...
  25. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Sony My first impressions with Sony a7 Mark IV (Update #1,2)

    Disclaimer first: I had this camera with me for less than a week and I only got to use it 3 times thus far (bad weather, overworking and illness have kept me from using it). Also, this comes from using a Sony a7R Mark II for the last 9 months and past experience with Sony a7C for about 6 months...
  26. A

    Sony 35mm options

    I intend to get at some point a better 35mm, I have the Samyang 2.8 which is nice and small but woud ike something better. I do not want to go down the 1.4 and faster route, preffering to keep size down. What is the general order of 35mm iq wise 1.8 and slower?
  27. Brownie

    Sony DPRreview and Ted Forbes prediction for 2023: A9II, A7cII and Sony will kill the A7s line

    This is really for all brands. It's separated into sections so easy to find Sony or whatever you want. Interesting predictions are A9III with a 33MP? sensor, and an A7000 APS-C. There have been rumors that the 7000 would have a full-sized body. I think if they did that, it'd sell like hotcakes.
  28. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Sony Internal debate 135mm f 1.8 vs 70-200ish f 2.8, help, please?

    Hello. I have been having an internal debate for the last few days. I've been trying to decide between the Samyang AF 185mm f 1.8 FE and Tamron 70-180mm f 2.8 Di III VXD. Case usage: very fast and erratic subjects, basically dog from small to large sizes, running and playing out in the open or...
  29. Brownie

    Sony DRP's Chris and Jordan name Sony's A7RIII as the best choice in used FF cameras

    Due to new releases resulting in reduced prices on used cameras. Excellent sensor in it and the 7RM2.
  30. Brownie

    Sony KEH Black Friday sale, a whole bunch of LA-EA adapters in stock

    If anyone is looking. I picked up a 4 in EC with case/caps for $208, shipped. They have 2s, 3s, and 4s in stock. Use code BF10E.
  31. H

    Sony Help setting up and customising sony a7c!

    I've started playing around with the menu and interface on my sony a7c, just wondering if anyone has any tips on setting up and customising the camera. Any youtube tutorials or blogs would be great too! A few questions -How do I set a minimum shutter speed when in aperture priority mode? How...
  32. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Sony My gear plan for professional action pet & portrait pet photography

    Hello, I have hinted on this for some time on the forum here and there. I have been doing lots of research, started watching tutorials and guides to professional work and pet photography (and will continue to do so). In simple terms, by summer 2023, I want to offer action and portrait...
  33. M

    Advice Wanted Lens recommendations for A7C?

    I got a good deal on a used Sony A7C, and it is arriving at the end of the week. I haven't bought any lenses yet. I'm thinking to sell off some of my less frequently used Micro Four-Thirds gear to fund one, maybe two, lenses for Sony FE. Micro Four-Thirds is still going to remain my primary...
  34. AlwaysOnAuto

    Sony Which lens should I take to the beach today?

    It's a really nice clear day so thought I'd load up the bike and take it down to the beach for a ride. What lens should I take on my A7ii? Native or old manual focus? 24mm? 35mm? 50mm? 100mm? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
  35. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Sony My first f 1.8 prime lens set.

    I am so excited that my hands won't stop shaking for a couple of hours (though they do that when I have low glycemia or high amounts of anxiety). I just received from MPB, in Like New condition, the Samyang AF 35mm f 1.8 and the Tokina atx-m 85mm f 1.8 FE. Please don't take this as an...
  36. lucien

    Sony is it worth it

    Hi I have a question regarding the Sony A7. Is it a better camera than my D7500? I have some old Minolta glass and I would like to use my old glass on the body with an adapter. Sony LA-EA4 which allows complete auto-focus on A mount glass which I have lying around. Does anyone shoot both of...
  37. A

    Sony Need advice for a lens please

    Hello, Can someone please point me in the direction of a suitable lens if there is one. I feel overwhelmed lol I have a Sony zv e10 with a Sigma 16mm f1.4 I love the way it performs at night (which is why i got it) but i use it for vlogging and exploring abandoned places. My issue is its...
  38. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Sony My autofocus situation (looking for a solution)

    Hello, as I gather experience from my time with my Sony a7R II, I am slowly learning its quirks and limitations. At first, I was very impressed with the AF performance of the camera but as I use it in more varied situations and with different lenses the experience is getting more "colourful". I...
  39. Brownie

    Sony Another aftermarket battery thread

    It seems there's a new trend by manufacturers to save themselves $0.50 on a $2,000 camera by not including a charger. People weren't happy when the A7-IV was released without one, and it led to the normal discussions about whether to get a Sony or aftermarket for those who don't want to charge...
  40. Brownie

    Sony Anyone using the Samyang 12/2 APS-C?

    My son's taking a college photography class. He's never really shown an interest in photography before so he has no camera. I'm loaning him my A6000 and the only APS-C lens I have, the little 18-55 kit lens. With all of this sudden exposure (seewhatIdidthere?) to other people's images he's has...
  41. gryphon1911

    Xiaomi 12S Ultra - Smartphone with 1 Inch Sony Quad Bayer Sensor 1 Inch Sony 50 megapixel sensor with a 13mm f/1.9 lens in front of it. From the article:
  42. The Electric Squirrel

    Sony Showcase Tamron 28-200 f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD FE-mount showcase

    I remember back when superzooms were just for convenience, not image quality. Heck, zooms in general were compromising greatly on IQ back in the days of the film era, even in the very end of it. So now that I've used this Tamron 28-200 superzoom for Sony FE-mount for a while, I'm still quite...
  43. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Sony Tamron 150-500mm f 5-6.7 FE (My first month, lots of reading)

    My first month with the Tamron 150-500mm f 5-6.7 Di III VXD VC in Sony FE mount (in case Tamron decides to bring it in other mounts in the future) was very intriguing. After some intense internal debate, this lens won the fight between Tamron 70-300mm f 4.5-6.3 Di III RXD (for budget reasons)...
  44. drd1135

    Sony A7C vs. A7 iv

    I'm looking at getting a more modern Sony body, mostly for better handling and speed, especially tracking and C-AF. The A7C would be a cheaper alternative and the AF appears to be great, but the A7 iv is a tempting commination of upgrades and a few extra MP doesn't hurt. Any opinions on this?
  45. Brownie

    Sony Stupid mistake

    In early spring when I was first able to get out and play with my new A7 IV, things were fairly limited to backyard and around the neighborhood. I played some with the programmable button on the 200-600 and changed it to APS-C, and since I never use the button for focus hold (or anything else...
  46. kmac76

    Sony First post - I like what I see here….

    First visit and post on the Cameraderie forums…a6600 w/24-240
  47. Brownie

    Sony Minolta 80-200/2.8 APO HS G

    I'm really loving this lens so far. It's not a FL I usually shoot, so I didn't want to spend $2k+ on one of the new Sony offerings. The only reason I got it was in case I get stuck out at the track at dark and needed something fast. This lens was the main reason for deciding to go ahead with the...
  48. lucien

    Sony Sony Slt camera series

    Hi, I recently purchased a Sony SLT65, the menu couldn't be changed from Japanese. Returned it and got a full refund. There is 1 issue that bother's me about that camera though. Is it possible to disable the shutter from focusing at all. I just want to use the shutter to take the picture...
  49. AlwaysOnAuto

    Sony Showcase Sony 2.8/90 MACRO G OSS

    Thought I'd start a showcase for this lens.
  50. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Sony Sony FE 50mm f 1.8

    This is my very first experience with my brand new Sony FE 50mm f 1.8. It was not my first or second choice as a lens, but I had the chance to buy it without affecting me financially right now (finally was in stock on Argos with 6 months pay later interest-free). I picked it up yesterday from...