Any to stop 18-105 power zoom from always resetting on A6000?

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Michael Long
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Any to stop 18-105 power zoom from always resetting on A6000?
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Is there any way to stop 18-105 power zoom from always resetting back to wide on the A6000 when the camera goes into sleep mode?

When I'm out shooting long (105 in this case), I'm out shooting long, and I want the lens to stay at 105 until I specifically tell it to do otherwise.

The shooting mode is back I left it when I wake up the camera. The aperture is back I left it when I wake up the camera. The ISO is back I left it when I wake up the camera. The exposure comp is back I left it when I wake up the camera. The ... you get the idea.

So why does the lens always reset it's zoom position???

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Moti
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Re: Any to stop 18-105 power zoom from always resetting on A6000?
In reply to Michael Long, 2 months ago

I can't answer your question, but maybe you can answer mine.  I currently have a Canon 70 d with an assortment of lenses and because of the weight, etc. am seriously looking at moving to the a6000.  My thoughts are to get the kit lens (because of the great deal) +  the PZ18-105 f/4 for traveling; also an adapter so I can use use my Canon 10-22mm & rokina 8mm fish eye.   Are you HAPPY with the 18-105?  Your comments on my thought process would be appreciated.

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Moti
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In reply to Moti, 2 months ago

Moti wrote:

I can't answer your question, but maybe you can answer mine. I currently have a Canon 70 d with an assortment of lenses and because of the weight, etc. am seriously looking at moving to the a6000. My thoughts are to get the kit lens (because of the great deal) + the PZ18-105 f/4 for traveling; also an adapter so I can use use my Canon 10-22mm & rokina 8mm fish eye. Are you HAPPY with the 18-105? Your comments on my thought process would be appreciated.

I forgot to mention.....I do not use the video function  I am strictly a street/travel photographer who blogs and prints images u p to 13 x 19"

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In reply to Moti, 2 months ago

Search for posts from Mke123, he has shared expereinces here and has been quite happy with the lens.

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In reply to Michael Long, 2 months ago

I have one and that drives me crazy too.

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In reply to Moti, 2 months ago

I have the nex 6 - when the price drops on the a6000 I may get one . I also have a nikon d600 , with abkout $3k in lens . There is no way I would ever consider the sony 6 or 6000 a replacemnt to my nikon d600.

The only lens I have for the nex 6 are 35-1.8 and the 18-105 .  I use my nex 6 when I want to go light and point and shoot kind of stuff only.

When I need wide and long , low light , fast prime, short or extended vacations, It's strictly the beast Nikon d600

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Michael Long
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In reply to Moti, 2 months ago

I bought the 18-105 for the times when I want to take the camera with me and carry a single, versatile lens that's "good enough" for almost every situation.

I've got the 10-18 and the 70-200 for the times I want to carry the bag and do "serious" shooting, and I'm seriously considering the 24/1.8 for high-quality low-light situations. (Though the lack of OSS bothers me.)

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