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u/MicahBurke · 13 pointsr/SonyAlpha

Best accessories, imo:

  • Tripod - spend $130ish to get a good aluminum tripod. I own the MeFoto RoadTrip. It's solid has great ball head. Don't waste your money on those cheap tripods.

  • Intervalometer - wired or remote, it will make taking bracketed shots, remote shots, timed shots, etc easier. I use the PIXEL FSK 2.4GHz. You can also get apps for a smart phone that will do the same thing.

  • Sensor Swabs - eventually, sooner rather than later, that sensor is going to get stuff on it. I've seen folks with brand new Sony a63/6500s with spots on their photos. You're going to need a bulb blower and some sensor swabs. It's advanced stuff, but your sensor is pretty hardy and can handle it. Just don't use anything except the swabs, bulb and maybe a sensorpen. (Many folks will warn you off of this, but really, changing lenses you WILL get dust.) Never put the sensor cleaner fluid directly ON your sensor, always put it on the swab and then wipe the sensor. (Learned this the hard way.)

    Your kit lens is awesome, best kit lens I've ever had, this is my fourth digital camera.

    Grab the Sony PlayMemories app from the iPhone app store, you can transfer your RAW files to your phone wirelessly and edit them easily. Consider Snapseed for your phone (if you're not using it already!) also, the apps by BrainFeverMedia are insanely great.
u/Phillipspc · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

Hello everyone!
Just got the a6000 recently with some christmas money and I freaking love it already. I've been doing some research and I want to try out an upgraded lens. The kit is fine, but I'm definitely seeing the benefits of a lower aperture prime (more bokeh effect, better in low light, etc.)

I've narrowed down my search to the Sony SEL35F18, SEL50F18, and the Sigma 30mm F2.8

The SEL35F18 definitely seems best to me overall, and I'm thinking it probably makes sense to just suck it up and go straight for that. However the Sigma is also attractive because it seems like a great budget alternative. The SEL50F18 is probably last on my list because at ~$300 currently, its just not a significant enough difference in price from the 35... Any advice is appreciated!

u/r3hxn_ · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

> RAVPower batteries, and the little charger unit. How do these compare to the o

  1. i've had good experience with those same RAVPower batteries, another user posted saying he got very poor battery life and suspected he got dud's. Definitely try them a few full charges before your trip .

    2)you need SDXC , at least 64GB and it should say UH3 on it. I bought a lexxar one off amazon but it rated no where near the speed it should of been so returned and got a sandisk extreme. Which works great.
    link here:

  2. That's a tricky question, as I personally like to keep the RAW files and would backup via a laptop, you don't have that luxury. Copying to the iPad via the direct wifi connection everynight is an option, im guessing it doesnt transfer raw. from there you could upload to somewhere like dropbox for extra security and peace of mind. 64GB is pretty huge for photos, if your not taking video you might be fine in terms of capacity, however still recommended to back up in case you loose the camera whilst your out.

    EDIT: It should be noted that memory card spec , is minimum for video recording in 4k XAVC, if your just doing photos then your fine getting something cheaper.
u/nevo3 · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

I thought about those Neewer tubes but decided to pay a little more and get the all-metal set. They should be here tomorrow and I can report back OCE I try them out. The cool thing about tubes instead of a macro filter is that you'll be able to use the tubes with any and all E-mount lenses.

Also, if you're new to E-mount and not wanting to spend too much, you might consider getting a Fujian(Fotasy) 35mm f/1.7 cctv lens. Super cheap, gives you a lens that has a shallow DOF, great bokeh, and I'm guessing it might be my favorite to use on the extension tubes once I get them

Also, I thought it was nice seeing the various methods compared:

One last edit: from my research, I think the close up filters will reduce your effective aperture and require more light, but I don't think that's the case with extension tubes. Something to keep in mind if you don't have a flash (since I think it would be more necessary with the screw on filters)

u/TheDreadPirateJeff · 2 pointsr/SonyAlpha

You have an a6000. Invest in a decent flash and a diffuser and learn to use them. Since you're talking about portraiture, you need a flash, especially if there's no/little ambient light. Even in brighter light a flash can be very useful. There are a LOT of youtube videos on using flashes that can help you out.

Note, the video linked above is A: not mine, he's a guy who does a lot of good gear reviews for Sony APS-C gear, and B: is a decent, yet inexpensive, flash, you can go up in price from there.

Also, you never mentioned what lens you're using. Assuming you're just using the 16-50mm kit lens, invest in a good fast lens for the kind of photos you're describing. The Sigma lenses are fantastic and a great value for the a6000 series cameras. I absolutely LOVED the Sigma 30mm f/1.4. They also make fast 16mm and 56mm lenses for e-mount APS-C cameras that should be just as good as the 30mm is.

Finally, after all that, the a6000 isn't the best low-light, it's an older sensor, so it's not going to be as good as an a6400 or a6500, but it does do well. IMO it's only good up to ISO 3200, beyond that it gets grainy.

u/Phdeznuts · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

I thought the same, but I have fallen in love my used 2.8 with a polarizer on it (also, highly recommend). Mess with that and see what else you need. For instance, I use that and the 55-210mm zoom; I think those 2 lenses allow me to do everything I want, with the 30mm being on my alpha 92% of the time. Maybe a 12mm for wide landscape are in my future? Nonetheless, 30mm is a great start, then take your time to discover what focal length you need for what occasions!
Get a strap that’ll be comfortable for you, I got this 2-in-1 strap for casual carrying and I switch to the wristlet for when I’m actively shooting. A nice card, maybe a hot shoe cover, and maybe a Gorillapod hybrid

u/trikster2 · 2 pointsr/SonyAlpha

I had looked at henrys and amazon but looking again I'm seeing there is a newer NCS model of the lens so yeah that's a pretty good price for $340 USD given it's $399 on amazon right now (but has sold as low as $315 USD). However I'd not think of it as an OMG I HAVE TO BUY IT as samyang/rokinon lenses go on sale frequently....

If you get some GAS over a amazon "deal" a quick look at one of the price trackers can often "cool your jets":

A quick check shows the current price is only great if you compare it to the recently jacked up price (amazon and vendors selling on amazon do this often right before a "sale") it's been a lot cheaper cheaper most of this year:

u/mikeytown2 · 12 pointsr/SonyAlpha

Free Stuff:

u/jello3d · 2 pointsr/SonyAlpha

The 18-105 is a considerably better option as long as you can do without 200mm. The 70-300 f4.5-f5.6 is longer and good for outdoors. The 70-200 f4 is a little shorter but has excellent image quality and bigger aperture . The 24-70 f2.8 and 70-200 f2.8 are the top of the game, but also insanely expensive.

If money is tighter, the 18-105 is an easy recommendation - it gives you a lot for a reasonable price. If you need that extra reach and don't mind paying for it... either of the 70-200's are quite excellent.

u/Pittshadowrunner · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

Landscape and portraiture are completely different with respect to lens needs. Here's some thoughts, but get ready to open your wallet.

Landscapes will be the Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary

Portraiture would be good with with the 50mm F1. 8 OSS Sony

You'll be served well with the excellent Sony 24-105 G PZ OSS if you want a single travel companion.

u/DuckySaysQuack · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

LOL the phone light trick does work, you can AF it too if you have adequate light and lock the focus with half push of the shutter button. Honestly the best way is to use the on-camera flash. I also use this nifty diffuser for my A6000. It's useful for indoors ceiling bounce for close-ups and the white one also works to help evenly distribute the light for less shadows. And it's cheap!

u/JustCallMePick · 2 pointsr/SonyAlpha

I have had the A6000 for a couple years now. Love it.

No matter what the camera you own the primary thing to get good exposure in low light situations is a lens designed for it. Don't get me wrong, the camera and it's sensor matters. Just not as much as the lens most times.

For the A6000 your going to want to use a super fast lens. I use either my Rokinon 12mm f2 or the Sony 50mm f1.8. The other advantage is to get some bounce cards and use your flash.

If you don't want to drop the money on a lens, the bounce cards are the cheaper route. If you want to spend the money on a lens, great, you can also afford the bounce cards. Get em.

Outside of that, you can shoot in shutter priority or manual depending on your skill level. The trick is to make sure your aperture is as fast as possible for the lens you are using. This will allow you to lower your ISO and keep your shutter speed as fast as possible as well.

As for the open box previous settings. Go into your settings and do a factory setting reset. From there, do a ton of research about the settings. If you don't understand a setting, leave it alone until you do.

BH photo video does a decent intro video on the A6000.

You can also check out Gary Fong on YouTube who works with the a6000 a lot.

u/mrgnw · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

I got a body from Amazon warehouse deals for $385 a few weeks ago. It said the screen was scratched but I didn't notice any issues. (Looks like prices went up a little though).

Lenses: I just bought an adapter for some old manual focus Canon FD lenses I had laying around. The adapter was $15 and the 3 lenses probably cost me $100ish on eBay.

So I just bought an SD card, 2 batteries, and a dual charger for another ~$50.

I do plan on getting newer lenses later, but so far I'm enjoying the manual set up. A lot of bang for your buck.

Focus peaking can make it easier to focus manually. It highlights what's in focus like this.

u/Noob911 · 2 pointsr/SonyAlpha

Amazon had used and refurbished items at a great price, and they are covered by Amazon's guarantee and refund policies.

The $667.99 one looks good based on seller rating, and free shipping!

u/time_bot · 3 pointsr/SonyAlpha

I have an a6000, and am hoping to get an a7ii in the coming months. I have a question regarding adapters for legacy glass. Any insights on the difference between the $99 Metabones adapter, the $29 Fotodiox adapter, and the $17 Foatsy adapter? Is it all just build quality? Or something else?

Also any recommendation for a fast prime telephoto somewhere in the 90-200mm range? I've been looking at Canon FD/FL but I'm open to anything really!

Thanks in advance for your time! :)

u/danszp · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

Thanks for putting my mind at ease but says explicitly at the bottom of the product description:
Compatible Cameras (Including, but not limited to): Sony Alpha a7, a7r, NEX-3, NEX-5, NEX-C3, NEX-5N, NEX-7, NEX-F3, NEX-5R, NEX-6, NEX-VG10, NEX-VG20, NEX-VG30, NEX-VG900, NEX-FS100, NEX-FS700, NEX-EA50

Actual product packaging and contents may differ from image shown due to packaging or product updates by manufacturer.

NOTE: This adapter will NOT fit on the Sony a7S, a7 II, a7S II, and a7R II. However, in the questions answered people say they are using it with the a7II just fine. But then Fotodiox says: This will fit Sony A7II (aka ICLE-7M2; E-mount; full frame). I am currently using it on A7II with a Canon FD 20mm f2.8.
Maybe this will help -
By Sri on October 6, 2015
This adapter is designed for Sony E-Mount lenses. The A7II uses Sony FE-Mount lenses for a full frame sensor.
By SomeGuy on October 6, 2015
By Dustin W. on October 6, 2015
As stated in our listing: NOTE: This adapter will NOT fit on the Sony a7s, a7 II, or a7 RII
By fotodiox Inc. on October 6, 2015

Always so confused with Sony... what adapter do you use with your FD lenses? could you link to amazon brother?

u/BGmez · 3 pointsr/SonyAlpha

I have a wasabi that came with my bundle as a spare. No difference from Sony.

I also bought a 2 port hub from RavPower on amazon to charge my batteries and it came with 2 more batteries. RavPower makes some pretty good power banks for my other devices and I figured for $30 I'd give them a shot with my camera. Those batteries work just as good as the original as well.

u/Way2go3 · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

There are tons of discussion on this topic here, dp review forums, YouTube etc

Based on my experience I would recommend Wassbi batteries ( two batteries with charger). Been using it for almost 2 years now without any issues. Costs around 25$

Recently a friend of mine bought Rav Power dual battery pack. Which is said to be excellent

Check out these and the Amazon reviews of these

  1. Wassabi

  2. Ravpower
u/cpredo · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

I got this $30 manual lens for my a6000:

It's one of my favorite lenses for portraits. The bokeh is really good and it puts out amazing portrait shots consistently.
For $30 it can't be beat.

u/EnigmaticPhotograph · 3 pointsr/SonyAlpha

I'd recommend these:

Meike Automatic Extension Tubes work great and the AF remains good. I use them on my A6500 as well as my A7R and the results are fantastic.

Now, that said, I do have and use actual medical/military lenses dedicated and made for macro work as well. There is a noticeable difference in quality BUT for the average person and even most photographers, the difference is negligible, especially considering the price differences.

u/DeliciousGorilla · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

This was wide open 1.7 at 1/4000 (100 iso). Cheap tiny manual lens that is well worth the price. I'll be using it a lot for video. Does anyone know of similar manual E mount lenses in this price range? I know older lenses with an adapter can be had for cheap, but this was very easy to hook up and play with.

u/lemonfighter · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

Just to clarify - "full frame" refers to the size of the sensor. It's a property of the sensor inside the camera. Your a5100 and your old Rebel both have APS-C (i.e. not full frame) sized sensors. Hopefully this will make it clearer.

Lenses can be designed for any sensor size, including APS-C and full frame. The APS-C sensor size is also known as "crop". If you use an APS-C (crop) lens on your a5100, the image will cover the sensor exactly. If you use a full frame lens, the image will be larger than the sensor, so it'll look more zoomed in than it would if you used it on a full frame camera.

"Crop" is not something to avoid; it doesn't mean you're losing part of the image or anything like that. Your camera is designed for "crop" (APS-C) lenses, and you should use those unless you have some special reason for wanting a full-frame lens which will be larger, heavier and much more expensive. FYI there is no Sony full-frame 50mm f/1.8 - do you mean the 55mm f/1.8? There is an APS-C 50mm f/1.8, however.

u/bitesizethumb · 2 pointsr/SonyAlpha

Video falls under the V category of card ratings. In this case, the A7riii will only shoot 4K at 30fps therefore UHS-1 rating will do fine. I recommend the Sandisk Extreme Pro. It offers a v30 rating and 95MB/s write speed which really helps with the new buffer speeds of the mark3's for photography. I've always used this and fine that it's the best bang for buck.

u/SandalsMan · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

I recently purchased an a6500 that came with this 50mm lens. I'm really digging this, but I want a lens that I can shoot video with. Anyone know of a great zoom lens that will work for me? Thanks!

u/glmory · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

Yeah, it is sure looking like that. It now says delivery date pending which seems like Amazon's way of saying I should have just gone to a camera store.

The Sony SEL35F18 35mm f/1.8, and Sony SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8 were delivered yesterday. Tomorrow I get the Sony VCLECF1 Fisheye Conversion Lens and Sony SEL90M28G FE 90mm f/2.8-22 Macro. Now they just get to taunt me as I do not have another E-Mount camera.

u/animelov · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

And as a further fyi, according to camelcamelcamel, $248 is the lowest it has ever been on Amazon (and Amazon is pretty good about price matching whenever someone has an item on sale)

And I typically match the color of the camera, but, that's just aesthetics at that point :)

u/hellotherehithere · 2 pointsr/SonyAlpha

I can wait and if it seems like it's worth it I can probably stretch my budget out a little. I didn't actually realise the A6000 was almost 2 years old! (Feb 12 2014)

Is this the lens you mean?

Thanks for the advice!

u/ars4l4n · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

thank you for your reply

I'm doing videos without really fast motions while the camera is on one spot all the time and the filmed person is also on one spot most of the time.

I've just seen a couple of videos which were made with the sl2/d700 and this cheap canon 1.8 lens but I'm not sure if there's a similarly cheap alternative for the A6000 that works as good as that in very low light (or maybe one which is a bit more expensive). On the german amazon canon lenses are sold way more often than sony and have better reviews. Any further suggestions?

what about this one

u/actuallypittsburgh · 2 pointsr/SonyAlpha

I like to search ebay for FD lenses under $50 with a Buy-It-Now price. You can find perfectly good third-party FD lenses for dirt cheap. And FD - E mount adapters are about $13 a piece on Amazon.

u/Andrewliciouss · 2 pointsr/SonyAlpha

I wish! This one: This one:

Super budget lens, i dont recommend it very much. It takes a while to AF

u/rsteezy · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

Question about the Neewer lens adapters on Amazon. I have a full suite of Minolta manual focus lenses and a new a6000, so I'm looking for a cheap adapter. Amazon has 2 products listed under the Neewer brand for an MD/MC to Sony E-Mount. Anyone familiar with these? Are the differences purely aethstetics or is one superior to the other?

u/crimsonskunk · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

Without saying anything about lens quality here are some price comparisons.

[Nikon D3300 w/ kit] ( $447, [35mm 1.8] ( $177, [50mm 1.8] ( $197


Sony A6000 w/ kit $650, 35mm 1.8 $450, 50mm 1.8 $250

I'm not trying to say one is better than the other, just making a comparison. On the Sony you get OSS with the lenses which drives the price up. If you are trying to save money though, OSS might not be that important.

u/gazukull · 2 pointsr/SonyAlpha

Assuming you are in the US RavPower batteries have the most / best rating on Amazon. I have a couple of these. But actually the two Sony batts in my grip usually last me for whatever I am doing (a6500) so I have not used mine much.

u/Spott07 · 2 pointsr/SonyAlpha

In various forums, this one seems popular relative to price. I intend to get it soon, once I free up a little spending money in the budget (I probably need a new flash first, my Minolta 360PX isn't nearly as good when it can't get TTL metering from the camera).

u/TheHomelessNomad · 5 pointsr/SonyAlpha

I shoot for a tour & travel company and travel a lot (3 weeks traveling 1 week home, for the past 8 months). I originally had 5 batteries and that would get me through. I recently added two more because I bought an a6300 for my mother or gf to use when we went on a vacation together. I occasionally would use it as well as a second body to do video with. All of my batteries are Sony because I have never found an off brand camera battery that didn't become a paper weight after a few months of rigorous use. When I used to shoot Nikon I got burned a few times from this. I have been told they are better, but I refuse to go down that road again. You can if you like, but I urge you to read reviews carefully. If a reviewer says it works fine after a few charges, that is not long enough to have an informed opinion.

For charging I use this two battery charger. It feels cheap but it gets the job done. It comes with two off brand batteries. I did not even bother I just recycled them. I have 2 of the chargers and I usually rubber band them together and toss it in my suitcase. Those live in my hotel room usually. For when I am out and about I will keep one of these smaller one battery chargers in my camera bag so in an emergency I could be charging a battery. I usually only use it if the weather is very cold and I know my batteries will die faster. The good thing about it being USB is that I can plug an external battery bank into it and charge one of my already depleted batteries while I am shooting with another battery. For external battery banks I use this anker 13400mah one. The construction is solid, it charges things almost as fast as a wall outlet, the capacity is pretty accurate and it has two ports so I can charge a camera battery and something else if I need to. Overall it is a great battery bank, probably not the absolute best, but still great.

If you are going to be away from outlets for 3 days you might want to get a beefier battery pack. Depending on your shooting style of course. Anker makes a lot of sizes even up to having this properly named powerhouse.

u/Auggie_Otter · 4 pointsr/SonyAlpha

Unless you have a full frame to mount it to as well I'd just go with the Sony SEL50F18 for the a6500. It's still an excellent lens for less than half the price.

u/Tesseract91 · 5 pointsr/SonyAlpha

It looks like the price has been reduced on to be on par.

Adorama: $289.99 + $43.44 + exchange +duty? = $450+CAD $467.69 CAD with free prime shipping

u/LightningTea · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

If you're just starting out and really want to do portraits, you need a "nifty fifty." Like this one:

u/lilium90 · 2 pointsr/SonyAlpha

Agreed, the Extreme Pro UHS-I/U3 cards are a good match for this and many other cameras. Stellar reliability and performance on them, price isn't too bad either.

u/darthalal · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

I think this will do what you need;
I have one, but have only used it for long exposure, if I have a chance tonight I can try to play with it and find out for you. Or someone else might know.

u/Guccimoves · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

I was stuck on learning HSS. Pictures come out great and fun to do. Here's what I have.

Godox w trigger
Sony 50mm 1.8
Of course you'd shoot the flash through a diffuser.

Here is a shot from the first paid session I did after months of practicing.

HSS through umbrella

u/RedDawn44 · 2 pointsr/SonyAlpha

Those are some awesome shots man.

Would this work or should I go for the fujian?

Fotasy N35 35MM F1.7 CCTV Movie Lens for Sony E-Mount NEX Mirrorless Cameras

u/ThunderJRodriguez · 2 pointsr/SonyAlpha

Sony 50mm F1.8 is supposed to be bokeh heaven and is $300.

If you want a wider focal length, you can get the Sigma 30mm for $289.

u/Aerial812 · 3 pointsr/SonyAlpha

You can follow the photographer on Flickr, linked here to learn more about how he shoots and pay attention to the camera data to see what aperture and focal length he uses for each image.

For the first photo, linked here, you will see that he shot this photo at f/11.0 and 57mm. The wide aperture (f11) will keep both the foreground and background in focus. Zooming in (57mm) will compress the foreground and background, which is what makes the hills and mountains in the background more prevalent in his photo.

His photo also appears to have been taken at a low angle, probably on a knee, which will make the truck appear larger and more impressive. Finally, the composition will play a big part in the final image. Pay attention to how the photos that you like are framed, where the photographer was likely standing, and how the image was composed. This matters more than the equipment.

I would also note that he is shooting with a Canon 60D and a 18-135 f/3.5-5.6, which compares similar to your lens, other than giving him more range to zoom in. With the a5000 and your lens zoomed all the way in, you already have the equipment to get this same quality of image. I would just keep your setup and keep practicing and honing your skills before you worry too much about equipment upgrades.

If you are dead set on getting a new lens, I am very happy with the SELP18105G as an all around lens, especially for video use.

u/rb12user · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

Sure. I have one for Canon and one for Nikon, both work fine on all the glass I have They are both Fotasy brand and ordered from Amazon

u/mackwon · 3 pointsr/SonyAlpha

50mm f/1.8

It's cheap as hell but it's still very sharp. It's my every day lens since it's so compact and perfect for most types of photography.

u/IT_drone · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

Glad to help.
Yeah, you need an adapter. MD to e-mount, they are just dumb adapters and only around $12. This is the one I use

u/ETacoisbest · 3 pointsr/SonyAlpha

These two lenses. They are out of your budget by a bit.

If $700 is a hard cap, I'd go with the A6000 with the kit 16-50 only and then spend $300 on a Sigma f/1.4 30 mm or Sony f/1.8 50mm when you get an extra $100 available in your budget. I think you'd benefit with a prime as a secondary lens over the 55-210 for your applications.

u/Dann-Oh · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

Ive seen third party timelapse triggers that ramp up and down camera settings however they usually start at about $200 (USD) which is why I haven't tried them out. I also use a regular intervalometer and try to adjust my settings manually as the lighting changes. Honestly, no one will notice a short gap in your clip when you are adjusting the settings.

u/mylife0567 · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

I have the a5000 with the kit lens and looking for an upgrade on lens. I am thinking of getting the 35mm 1.8:
However, I heard the 50mm would be just as good? Or is there another lens I should look into?

u/patcheswfb · 2 pointsr/SonyAlpha

I've been extremely pleased with the capacity of these -

u/not_thebest · 3 pointsr/SonyAlpha

Fotasy makes it. I have it, it's well worth the price. I use it on my a6000.

u/theyork2000 · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

I have these bounce cards which are a nice little tool:

u/Adon889 · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

Yeah not sure, here is the price history on Amazon.

u/Teland · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

It depends on the ones you buy, maybe. Look for the metal connectors like these and you should still have autofocus...

u/Kalsten · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

I am not sure that the Sony 35mm that you linked is the proper one for the a6300. It think you need the SEL35F18:

It is the one I use in my a6000, and it is a great lens, but it is more expensive that they one you showed (yours is an A mount lens, whereas mine is a E mount lens). You can get it much cheaper, though (I paid less for it on Ebay).

u/AahilD · 16 pointsr/SonyAlpha

Yeah I used one by Neewer. Each shot was 5 seconds apart and there were approx. 1200 pictures in total. This video is 60fps.

Link to the one I got last year:

u/sethoscope · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

Quick question. Looking to upgrade my nex 5T to an alpha. I'm like the OP, not a professional just use for city and travel photography mostly and not a ton of video. Was thinking about the 6500 when it came out but do you think it's too much camera? I have these lenses

Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 Lens for Sony E-Mount Cameras (Black)

Sony SEL35F18 35mm f/1.8 Prime Fixed Lens

Sony SELP1650 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens

Would you still go with the 6000 body?

u/nameBrandon · 2 pointsr/SonyAlpha

Nope. You need an MD to E/FE adapter. Sometimes referred to as MD-NEX adapter. Not too expensive, ~$15 on Amazon, cheaper on eBay if you want to wait.

u/GueroBear · 2 pointsr/SonyAlpha

This inexpensive $14 mount will allow canon FD lens to be mounted to Sony emount cameras. And the lens is manual aperture and manual focus.

u/javiermex · 2 pointsr/SonyAlpha

first i would try the rocket blower if that does not work then time to use the big boys and by that i mean buy this;

I have clean the a6000 sensor twice with no issues

u/brokenblinker · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

I got mine for $400 from Amazon brand new earlier this year, so i know they drop at least that low periodically.

Edit: Here is a link to the Amazon price history, may provide some nice info on when you could expect it to happen again:

u/kevlongshanks · 3 pointsr/SonyAlpha

I paid less for a scan disk extreme pro from Amazon


There was a link posted not so long ago which compared the speed of SD cards on every camera. That one above came fairly high on the scale

u/inssein · 5 pointsr/SonyAlpha

I think the sigma 30 f1.4 would be a better choice. ( just my opinion)


u/asdfermeister91 · 7 pointsr/SonyAlpha

a6000 body only is $400 on amazon (black currently sold out) and with kit lens for $550:

u/femio · 3 pointsr/SonyAlpha

I don't think you can use Yen and just convert the amount, with how country economies fluctuate that's not reliable

When the lens debuted on Amazon it was priced at $250

u/PhaZePhyR · 5 pointsr/SonyAlpha

Have you checked out the flash bounce cards? They're relatively unique to the NEX/a6x line because of the off-center flash design. It holds up the on-camera flash for you, and also acts as a diffuser. I found it very helpful for shooting indoors, especially if there's low ceilings.

u/Blargmode · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

If you don't already have extra batteries, I use these for my A6000. I really recommend them.

Only complaint is the status lights, if you're colorblind. There's one for each battery compartment and it's green or red depending on status, allegedly.

u/Dawg-Dee-Lux · 5 pointsr/SonyAlpha

You can see it in the picture, it extends the distance from the mouth of the lens to the sensor so that it equals the distance it would have been in an old SLR, from the mouth of the lens to the film surface.

u/memelordluc · 2 pointsr/SonyAlpha

Sony SEL35F18 35mm f/1.8 Prime Fixed Lens This? Just want to clarify.

u/leatherkuiperbelt · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

I use this one and haven't had any issues thus far.

u/jbkilluh · 5 pointsr/SonyAlpha

I use the 32GB & 64GB varieties of the SanDisk Extreme PRO and the Transcend High Speed memory cards

u/leipsfur · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

In Germany it's 285€ which is more than 300$

Edit: whoops. I meant this one which is still almost 300$

u/WillieEmmett · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

There's a Canadian duty calculator here:

It varies quite alot depending on if the item was made in Canada/US, the type of item, etc.

For example, if I were to buy a this $399 USD lense from the US, it would end up costing around $540 CAD + another $60 in duties (estimated). The same lense on is also around $540 after tax. Not to mention the time it takes for me to go across the border to pick it up.

u/efects · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

angle the flash upwards or get one of these if you're shooting something close-ish

u/Eraser1024 · 2 pointsr/SonyAlpha

Sony 50mm 1.8 lens (SEL50F18F), the Full Frame one, for 149.00 euro on, link.

u/VincibleAndy · 3 pointsr/SonyAlpha

Price differences really arent that big between card speeds, and you;re already spending $2K on a camera body.

SanDisk Extreme Pro

u/HlValadeen · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

I just realized you said you just started looking into cameras.

I'll leave some reference links for the lenses for you.

This is the FE

This is the non FE

FE are for full frame cameras (a7, a7r, a7r2). They're a larger sensor size.

The a6300 is aspc or a cropped sensor so it has a smaller sensor. The non FE lens is designed for the smaller camera.

u/rivryan · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

you need to set it to "BULB" mode and either use an intervalometer ( or i heard you can use a wireless remote as well and just hold the button. Lots of tutorials on youtube if you're still confused

u/Intrepid00 · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

It's cheap glass. It will look like shit. Use extension tubes for cheap option. You can get them off Amazon.

u/JahRo225 · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

Lol the sensor is not as sensitive as people make it out to be. When I first got mine I breathed on it and wiped it with a microfiber cloth and it held up fine, though I realized breathing on it only makes things messier (I know that's stupid, it was a long time ago). Since then, I've cleaned with swabs and sensor cleaning solution if a rocket blower doesn't work and have had 0 issues.

Use these swabs if the rocket blower doesn't work. Dont press it like you're trying to destroy your camera and you'll be fine.

u/JORDANSMELLZ · 2 pointsr/SonyAlpha

This has been a solid one for me if your lenses are all manual. Haven't noticed any quality loss since it does nothing more than adapt the mounts.

u/Mr_Quagmire · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

I'm in the same situation and unfortunately there aren't a ton of options, especially if your budget is $400. I think the only thing that fits your budget would be the SEL1855 18-55mm kit zoom. Brand new it's $300 but you can get a gray market / white box for a little over $100 on ebay.

Otherwise, you're looking at $600 for the Tamron or $750 for the Sony 18-200mm or $600 for the Sony 18-105mm.

u/nich5989 · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

I just put the whole lens name- f/2 is lowest possible for that lens, this photo was at f/5.6

u/lololpalooza · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

Most of the reviews on amazon cite the Sigma 30mm 1.4 purple chroma fringing problem, so keep that in mind if you think you can tolerate that.

u/CinnabarPekoe · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

I'm in Ontario and I've had no problems getting Wasabi or Ravpower batteries shipped from amazon in the past two months.

u/aquapeat · 2 pointsr/SonyAlpha

Buy this Fotasy NAMD Pro Minolta MD MC Lens to Sony NEX E-Mount Camera Adapter (Black) (sorry on mobile).

I have a few Minolta md or sd mount lenses, one of which is a 70-210 and I used that adapter. Not sure what you're looking to get out of the adapter, but there's obviously no autofocus. It just works..

If you go with it or probably any adapter there is a setting to allow shutter release with no lens, this has to be on because the camera won't recognize this as a lens.

Edit: OP if you are simply looking to use a vintage lens on a Sony emount look up the "x" to emount adapter. Here is an af to emount Fotasy ANAF Sony Minolta MA AF Lens to Sony NEX E-Mount Camera Adapter (Black)

u/jakemoney3 · 3 pointsr/SonyAlpha

I heard there were no dumb questions.

Why is this lens 200$ and this lens 900$?


u/JesusChristIsMaNigga · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha is the one that did not work. It fit the camera, but not the lens.

I don't need the auto focus or aperture control (well, I am not willing to pay for it haha), so how could I find the simple ones?
I have searched Sony E to A mount and I just get lost in all the adapters that are out there :/

u/ajamesmccarthy · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

I was about to order the Rokinon F2.0 12mm for my a7ii and realized it is designed for a crop sensor. This Mieke lists full frame sensors as if it is compatible, but also says it is for a crop sensor, so I'm a bit skeptical. Is there something out there in the <$300 range that will offer a 12-14mm focal length in a fast lens for full frame? I don't care if it's manual focus, since it's all I do anyway. Lower the f-stop the better, obviously, but I exclusively shoot in low-light.