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    DRO Affects RAW!

    Sony cameras offer the DRO feature which can help with high dynamic range scenes. It is supposed to only affect JPEGs. I have found it useful (it helps sometimes, and doesn't cause problems) so I...
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    A7RM2 DRO Bracketing

    I have Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) set to auto most of the time on my A7RM2. I have found it to be helpful in difficult lighting - but it tends to be very conservative in application. You can...
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    No flash. I tried that and wasn't happy with the...

    No flash. I tried that and wasn't happy with the look. I agree that cropping is an option - with 42mp I have pixels to burn!

    David
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    Jay - Thanks for that explanation. I am using...

    Jay - Thanks for that explanation. I am using bracketing for my orchid photography - close up, not quite true macro. So, the camera is on a tripod and I don't care if the shutter speed drops down...
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    A7rII Bracketing using ISO

    I have started doing some bracketing in situations where I can't be sure of the correct exposure. I have run into an issue. If you have ISO set to Auto (with a range of ISO values specified), and...
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    Yes, but the Sony 90mm lens sells for $1100,...

    Yes, but the Sony 90mm lens sells for $1100, which is too expensive for me, given the amount of macro photography I do.

    I am still thinking about the Rokinon, but also will consider older Minolta...
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    Alternatives to Sony Sel30M35 Macro Lens

    I have the Sony SEL30M35 Macro lens which I use on my A6000 to photograph orchid flowers. This lens works well, but I would like to have a macro lens that lets me shoot from farther away from the...
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    I use a Mac, and the Image Capture software comes...

    I use a Mac, and the Image Capture software comes standard with the system. If you are using a Windows computer, I can't make a recommendation - thought I know that Light Room, PhotoShop and...
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    Jay: Thanks. I use DxO Optics Pro and LR...

    Jay:

    Thanks. I use DxO Optics Pro and LR (not CC) for my work. My question is whether I really need to do a lot of post-processing of RAW for my A6000. I shoot JPG + RAW, but the RAW is...
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    Capture One 8 vs. Lightroom

    Jay:

    I checked out your two video tutorials of Capture One 8 and it looks very nice. I have used LR for several years, but I am becoming increasingly disappointed with where the program is going:...
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    My original post generated the interesting...

    My original post generated the interesting comments I was hoping for and I thank the posters for their input. Let me be clear - I was not suggesting that the A6000 equals the A7r II in raw image...
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    Full Frame vs. APS Crop

    This post is about the A6000 vs. the (full frame) A7r II but I wanted to post in the full-frame forum because I think it will generate more interest there. I own the A6000 but have been reading...
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    Here is a follow up posting by the reviewer: ...

    Here is a follow up posting by the reviewer:

    https://photographylife.com/sony-a7r-ii-announcement-the-42-mp-monster-has-arrived

    Quite positive - he believes all (or almost all) of his...
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    The reviewer was doing a lot of "pixel peeping" -...

    The reviewer was doing a lot of "pixel peeping" - but on a high resolution camera like the a7r, that is probably inevitable. I think the market for these cameras - such as the Nikon 800 and the new...
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    Critical Review of A7R in Photography Life

    I am not really interested in the A7R but ran across this review (https://photographylife.com/reviews/sony-a7r) in Photography Life which was pretty critical on a couple of issues which I found...
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    Camera Sales in Japan

    Here is a link to some sales data for Japan.

    http://www.diyphotography.net/japan-has-spoken-canon-dominates-sony-dethrones-olympus-and-nikon-stutters/

    Sony is doing very well in the...
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    This is what Sony offers in terms of...

    This is what Sony offers in terms of specifications:


    Optics/Lens

    Mount Material : Metal
    Direct Manual Focus : Yes
    Lens Mount Type : Sony E-mount
    Low Noise During Movie Capture :...
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    Thanks - that is very helpful. One of the...

    Thanks - that is very helpful. One of the problems I have had is that these kinds of specifications are not published (like they used to be) for lenses. I remember some of my old Canon lenses came...
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    Macro Lenses Magnification Factors

    I have the E30 Macro lens for my A6000 and haven't been completely happy. I think I would be happier with a 60mm or even a 90mm macro lens. (I had a Canon EFS 60 mm macro that I liked.) Is there a...
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    I did some testing with my A6000 and the auto HDR...

    I did some testing with my A6000 and the auto HDR function out at Red Rocks Canyon this week. (We had some snow in Las Vegas on Monday - first time in eight years!) There was lots of snow on the...
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    New Canon 50MP Cameras

    Anyone know if these are Canon developed sensors or did they buy a new Sony chip?

    David
  22. Well, I did shoot some "macro" shots with my...

    Well, I did shoot some "macro" shots with my Canon S100, and in general, they are better than what I was getting with the A6000 and the E30 Macro lens. The problem was that even with center priority...
  23. I have tried using spot focus and then selecting...

    I have tried using spot focus and then selecting and shooting different focus spots on the flower (near and distant points). This didn't work - the depth of field is so shallow that I didn't see any...
  24. I have just received my focus rail so I have a...

    I have just received my focus rail so I have a choice: I can focus on the back of the flower and then adjust the rail to move the camera away, taking multiple shots; or, I can use the smart remote...
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    Jay: you can always decline the update. Even...

    Jay: you can always decline the update. Even downloading the update software and starting to run it, you can just exit at the first step and come back later.

    David
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