How to shoot with manual lenses on the A7/r?

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Miki Nemeth
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Re: Native Sony flashes work exceptionally well with manual-focus (no-electronics) lenses on A7
In reply to DWMurf, 7 months ago

Hi David,

I went even further. Another friend photographer here on the forum wrote me that the A7 AUTO (exposure) mode works surprisingly well. I can confirm that AUTO mode works very well with manual-focus lenses along with native Sony flashes like the F20M, too. I never considered AUTO mode on any camera as a serious option. But, this weekend I gave my A7 to a friend, who had never heard of aperture, shutter speed, ISO before. I showed him how to use the manual focus ring on the Olympus OM 55mm/f1.2 lens, I set the aperture to 5.6 on the lens, the camera mode dial to AUTO, ISO to Auto ISO with the F20M flash on. With these settings he took a number of excellent shots outdoor and indoor alike. He told me that it was really fun how focus peaking helped him to make sharp images.

The lesson learned: even a total beginner can take excellent pictures with old/legacy manual focus lenses with Sony cameras.

Miki

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