The only setting you need to change is the "silent mode" setting (camera menu 2, top choice). Also note that the lines are slightly curved, indicating that the trailing curtain increases its speed as it moves across the image plane, and the electronic leading curtain performs an approximation of that behavior, even though its inertia is presumably zero. Please let your contacts at Sony know about this requested feature! The only way to do that is through line-skipping (Very Bad) or pixel binning which combines multiple adjacent pixels into one. I set up an analog oscilloscope with an input from a function generator. All I can say is, about time! You can choose to put the emphasis on AF, Shutter Release or Balanced Emphasis. SONY…please add the 2.0 EV to the 9 image bracketing for extreme lighting situations. Turn off Back Button AF I left a question on an earlier post but as this one is more recent maybe you can help. I though maybe firmware 2.0 would add this, but it’s still not there. The mechanical shutter is a rabbit, completing an exposure in 1/250 second (for shutter speeds faster than that, a slit moves across the sensor, but it takes the slit a little under those 4 milliseconds to make its journey). For whatever reason, I was never able to master Nikon D800 or D810 shooting (I often saw slight blur when peeping at pixels) but virtually every exposure so far with the A7rII has been tack sharp when viewed at extreme enlargement. A7RII (with blackout) 5 fps with little lag with mechanical shutter. This works quite well with both wired or wireless remotes or on a7RII you can also use bracketing with self-timer. It’s the other way around Ilan. The Sony A7rii has a mode called “automatic autofocus” – and no it’s not the 1st of April. Most Single Shooting modes work in 14 bit. When I got it that model was just out and cost me all of $380 at Best Buy. If this is to be considered a serious camera, ratcheting down to lower quality in even the smallest of burst modes really doesn’t cut it. My 2-cents. As for the overly-sensitive Monitor/EVF switch, you can blame that on focus group that complained this was not sensitive enough on earlier cameras. but nonetheless it is a very very easy feature to program within minutes as a firmware-programmer. The setting allows you to disable the camera from shooting without a memory card. Menu > Custom Settings 4 > Priority Set in AF-S > AF/Release/Balanced Emphasis. Unlike my previous camera the Canon 5D Mark III, which has a silent mode that is quiet, the Sony is actually silent. Oh this is bad… I have it on my a7r, for the 135 1.8. […] If the following graph makes no sense to you, look here. The first five of these are auto settings which vary based on focal length (provided there’s electronic communication between body and lens). Before going into the camera menu, let’s first get started with the exterior controls. But they found it was a seldom used feature. The fully mechanical shutter has the same timing as EFCS. Here are my ten favorite totally new menu settings on Sony a7RII: Menu > Camera Settings 5 > ISO AUTO Min SS. My A7ii would be much happier. Hi Brian, when I try to capture my dog running toward the camera at a shallow dof it is always out of focus, I am using preferred af on continuous so the shutter won’t fire unless lock is aquired and back button focus. And yeah it’s 14-bits…. But there are unfortunately some limitations you should be aware of. It’s diagonal. Great article, thanks for sharing. For Aviation Photography, for specifically Air shots , which Sony E Mount Alpha Camera would you suggest ? Brian, always great info. I hoped to get fater focus… Will the ea3 will work with screw drive focus lens? […], Your email address will not be published. how can i get this idea passed to the right people? The new addition was the Sony HX 80. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Keep sharing, teaching and SHOWING, which we appreciate, Brian. So, the “blank” you mention must be the center button. Coming from Nikon full frame and doing a lot of weddings (www.mjfotografie.de), it was always an option to me with high megapixel cameras (D810) to switch to APS-C mode and back to full frame quickly to increase my focal length for some shots (e.g. […], Brian another great info ……. The FE 70-200 is slightly sharper but the FE 70-300 has 50% more “reach” which is considerably more important for what you want to shoot. It’s working with my Metabones Smart Adapter IV. I love so much the touch screen on my 179 PD-point A5100; I guess the A7Rii would work so brilliantly with the 399 PD points. For my A7RII I do not see the “keyboard” that is supposed to be present for entering copyright/photographer text. I’ve tested both AF-C and AF-S with a wide range of Sony A-mount lenses using a Sony LA-EA3 Adapter and Canon EF lenses using Metabones, FotodioX and Viltrox and in all my tests I found best performance was achieved using the default setting of Phase Detection AF. 5-image: 0.3 EV, 0.5 EV, 0.7 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV Silent Shooting Mode. Do you know of any problems people have been having with this camera? It allows users to select between 399-point Phase Detection AF or 25-point Contrast AF when an A-Mount lens is used with a LA-EA1, LA-EA3 adapter (but not a LA-EA2, LA-EA4) or when using third-party AF-capable Smart Lens Adapters. 2) It’s been about 15 years since I played with an oscilloscope so could you please remind us what function you were generating? Isn’t it nice how that worked out? As a note, shutter release cycles are not counted when shooting in silent mode as the camera uses the electronic shutter in silent mode. All of the current generation full frame cameras – Sony A9, Sony A7rii, Sony A7iii, Nikon Z6, Nikon Z7, and Canon R are all equipped with silent shutter capabilities. I’d be happy with 3 FPS for bracketing and would even be willing to have the camera hesitate while clearing the buffer in a 5 or 9 frame bracketing sequence so that I don’t have to press the button 5 or 9 times. That’s 3 plus msec, and the synch speed is 1/250 second, or 4 msec. If you’re going to try this at home, don’t try it with a digital scope; it won’t work. Thanks for showing the cool new settings. I need to know if a Sony flash head will work on the camera while I am using the adapter and non-native lenses. For more tips and tricks about getting the most out of your Sony a7 series camera, check out my new book ‘Sony a7-Series: From Snapshots to Great Shots’. Hands down the best thing about the camera. A7rii and zeiss 55 1.8 giving me strange focus jitters? When it’s enabled, these functions aren’t available: Using the flash; Auto HDR; Picture Effect; Picture Profile Any chance Sony will update older a7 model firmware for ISO AUTO Minimum Shutter Speed?A ubiquitous complaint that should be an easy switch. While the camera manual explains what the camera can do, it doesn’t show how to use the camera to create great images! Yup, as I mentioned in my first Sony a7RII Field Test in June, Finder/Monitor Select AND Deactivate Monitor can be assigned to Custom Buttons! It’s your guide to all of the Sony a7-Series cameras including the new a7RII. As such, I’ve put that setting into the quick function menu, along with SteadyShot On/Off. The scope’s vertical input is a fairly high frequency triangle wave to paint a vertical bar on the screen at any time. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The announcement of the Sony A7R replacement is said to be imminent. I have noticed that you have pointed out this setting at this location: Menu > Camera Settings 2 > Bracket Settings > Selftimer during Bracket. It has to do with the frequency of fluorescent light. Sony A7RII 1st Thoughts, Images & Video! I am in the second wave so haven’t received mine yet and purchased a “borrower” A7R in the meantime, which I frankly find to be preferable to the D810 I’ve shot with over the past 6 weeks. 2.5 fps with no lag with mechanical shutter. Menu > Camera Settings 2 > Drive Mode I have a A7r2 and love it. 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