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Images to Share / Re: Striding Along in Silvia
« Last post by Douglas on Yesterday at 01:32:15 PM »
They are guambiano Indians. They come to Silvia on Tuesdays from their nearby reserves for market day. They are famous for retaining their traditional dress.
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Sony Alpha NEX and Mirrorless Camera Discussion / Re: Gone and bought one
« Last post by dodahday on Yesterday at 12:27:21 AM »
Update

Bummer! No facility in the camera settings to alter sharpness so have to do it the slow way on the computer.

Just played some of the video shots on the t.v (LG OLED 55C7 )and they look far better than on the computer screen or the camera lcd.

I also forgot to add in the review that I have 3 batteries, 1 x original and 2 x Rav Power (bought for £24 on Amazon complete with charger),
with mixed film/photo usage I got around 160-180 shots before battery became exhausted, no real difference between original and 3rd party
that I noticed, I may get another 2 batteries off Amazon as I have decided to sell my camcorder and just use the A6500.

I hope that this information is of some use to forum members and when I have fully viewed all my footage/photo's I will update if necessary.
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Images to Share / Re: Striding Along in Silvia
« Last post by chappo1 on June 25, 2017, 11:12:18 PM »
I love seeing the town scenes Douglas.  Is that a national dress?  Some women seem to be dressed like that and others not.....john
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Sony Alpha NEX and Mirrorless Camera Discussion / Re: Gone and bought one
« Last post by chappo1 on June 25, 2017, 11:02:57 PM »
Great honest revue and as a fellow 68 yo,  I 100% concur on the weight.  I will still reach for the A99 and big lenses for macro and portrait work or around the house but for walking around, and carrying any distance it is the mirrorless A6300 for me too.   john 
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Sony Alpha NEX and Mirrorless Camera Discussion / Re: Gone and bought one
« Last post by dodahday on June 25, 2017, 06:54:27 PM »
Just arrived home from 3 weeks in Florida having used this camera for both photo and video, I left my camcorder at home. Being really the first time of extensive use since purchase I thought I would give my jet lagged follow up, bear in mind that I am a happy snapper.

Against.

The first bug bear for me was the lack of lcd/view finder button compared to the A77ii, followed by being unable to see anything on the lcd screen during bright sunlight, again compared with minimal problems on the A77/A77ii under the same conditions.

For.

Performed better than expected for most conditions with any iffy photo's being down to me not being fully conversant with the camera and leaving all settings at default. While it may be a subjective thing, I feel that most if not all photos could do with a +1 sharpening increase in the menue the same as my old A77/A77ii. A job for the weekend when I get over the jet lag.
Video, for me, was a mixed bag and probably down to my inexperience with using a stills camera for video. In sunshine the video quality was excellent while dimly lit indoors was lacking. Nothing that can't be put right with a good video editing package, the same as for the photo's.
Video results however were better than the A77ii.

In conclusion may I say that I am perfectly happy with the results, I need to learn quite a bit with this camera and will probably get either the
Sony sel35F18 or Sigma 30mm 1.4 art lense for night video purposes. Compared to the A77ii, for a 68 year old, a lot lighter to carry around and only one camera in the bag equals less nagging from 'her indoors' who always carried whichever camera was not being used. A win win situation all round if you ask me.
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ILCE-6500 Camera Firmware Update

What Does This Do?

This utility updates the camera firmware to version 1.03 and provides the following benefits:

Improvements over version 1.02:

    Adds support for the SEL100400GM lens
    Optimizes image stabilization performance in movie mode

Benefits provided by previous updates and included in version 1.03:

    Improves operability of the left side of the PMCA (PlayMemories Camera Apps) keyboard during touch panel operation
    Improves overall stability of the camera
    Improves a condition where the camera will not power-on after making certain setting changes
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Images to Share / Striding Along in Silvia
« Last post by Douglas on June 25, 2017, 02:28:48 AM »
With a6000


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Images to Share / Re: A couple from a photoshoot
« Last post by chappo1 on June 24, 2017, 11:32:08 PM »
Thanks guys.  Nothing I could do about the background Douglas.  The 70-300G on the A99 was at 200mm and Alice was sufficiently away from the background bushes to blur them out.  The problem was light- She was in shade but there was light on the background which required a bit of work.

I put both in last month's club "Open" subject matter comp as a colour print and mono print.  The colour gained a HC and the Mono third place.....john
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Lighting, Flashes, Strobes and Studio Gear / Re: Please recommend flash
« Last post by Faldrax on June 24, 2017, 10:05:34 PM »
The A330 uses the older IISO shoe, not the newer MIS shoe, so the Nissin will only work with an adaptor.

I'm not sure what is currently available new, but older flashguns that will work are the Minolta 3600, 5600, Sony 36, 42, 56. Youngno 560 II is a good manual flash.
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Lighting, Flashes, Strobes and Studio Gear / Re: Please recommend flash
« Last post by Gordon McGeachie on June 24, 2017, 06:54:08 PM »
you could try this offering from Nissin.

http://www.wexphotographic.com/nissin-i60-flashgun-sony-1598828/#ProductInfo





at £239, it wont break the bank....
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