TheFabricator: i've been using the a7ii with 3 alpha mounts with no problems on my AF lenses. The adapter is bulky and negates the slim form factor of the mirrorless body, but it is a worthwhile trade off for the flexibility it brings.
BUT, my manual focus sigma 24mm/2.8 macro leaves me with no aperture control. It seems it is only usable in full stop down mode. I thought the LAEA4 adapter was supposed to at least give me aperture control (the lens has 5 gold contacts)
Does anyone know more about this issue?
Does the adapter recognize the lens, or is it acting in "release without lens" mode? Just a shot in the dark but aperture isn't entirely electronic, I would think the linkage would engage so long as the system recognizes that a lens is present. Maybe clean the contacts? Verify that it works on your A mount?
Of course it might simply be that a third party lens backwards-engineered for a 30 year old mount just isn't going to work through an autofocus adapter for a 3 year old mount.
nandbytes: Con:No touchscreen
So far it hadn't bothered me, but seriously we now have ovens and cookers with touchscreens!! why is Sony not implementing a touch screen in any of its camera bar the A5XXX series! makes no sense.
It seems that every dictionary has a different definition of facetious. I was out of line in my comment due to this.
In any case, though, I think the comment to which you were referring is best summed up with "sarcastic" :)
Take a moment to look up "facetious"
justmeMN: I suppose some camera owners recklessly fail to keep the cardboard box that their camera came in. Jeez, what's wrong with those people. :-)
It seems hoarders might be on to something here.
EssexAsh: i'll wait for Nikon to license the sensor.
You might wait quite a while.
justmeMN: "I couldn't help but feel like a kid in a candy shop"
There was no candy for people waiting for an updated (more affordable)Sony APS-C camera. (a6100? a7000?)
Trickle-down economics is proven BS, but trickle-down tech is reality. Wait or pay is the nature of the game.
Georgeee: I am one 100-400mm f4-5.6 lens away from moving from Canon to Sony
I use the 70-400g on my a7s all the time, it's not the ergonomic nightmare you crackpots would have everyone believe.
prossi: Now can you imagine what the a7s II is going to be? Night vision camera with upped rez, 4K and image stabilization. Can't wait.
Why would the a7s variants ever have anything more than what they've already determined is right for 4k? Up the resolution and you have to start pixel binning. You're all talking nonsense.
Henry Curric: I am really, really hoping this USB2 spec is a misprint/error. This makes no sense at all.
Sony, you've struck a great deal with Phase One to include C1 with your cameras. This is pro tethering software - please don't cripple this camera with USB 2 tethering speeds.
get your overdramatic BS off of my internet
Tom Goodman: When I look at a photograph I admire the only thing that NEVER occurs to me is what camera was used.
And you won't have to if an entire album is in black and white.
Suave: Good, it means that refurbs will show up sooner than I expected.
You'd be willing to *wait and see* if it affected your camera?
If so, you're a sucker.
Kabe Luna: What happens if someone walks behind the camera in close proximity? Will that trigger a release? Or, if in bulb mode, will it close the shutter and end the exposure?
FYI, all, I took a closer look and the sensor is triggered at about 4 inches on my a7s.
stevo23: Useless - very limited and hobbled. Can't center focus point, very limited set of function available.
Clever and great idea, but I wouldn't pay money for it. Frankly, I don't know why they have to make apps like this that limit the camera so much.
Just a different perspective - you see a camera hobbled within the confines of the app, I see the app purely as optional addition to an unhobbled camera. I'm perfectly comfortable disagreeing on these grounds :)
win39: For on tripod shooting it is hard to improve on a wireless remote(Nikon 1) for ease of use or the versatility of a remote control wifi phone app that also lets you change settings and view your subject on the phone and trip the shutter remotely(Fuji).
Ok ok that's enough ;)
Why? In the rare case it might be a problem I just turn the viewfinder off. Very basic years young trick.
GlobalGuyUSA: Is it sharp? You can see the Spiders coming out of his nose. :-D
FYI, the finger in butt is largely regarded as a waste of time and by the time I turn 40 (six years) I would put even money on it no longer being a thing. If it still is I'll be informing that they can place their finger in their own butts - if there's room left next to their heads.
I think we've got the answer then as to why this feature is not available for those cameras :)
For anyone reading later, I accidentally a word above. What I meant to say was that 6" is as CLOSE to my body as I can get before it shuts the LCD off and switches to the viewfinder. My guess, anyway, I'll measure at lunch. This is defeatable by selecting the LCD only, and isn't much of a hassle with as seldom as it occurs.
GoneMirrorless: Smartphone shutter release seems a better idea. The waving thing seems silly. With a smartphone connection you can tap the focal point want and a lot more.Live view on a 1440p smartphone or tablet would be better for judging focus too.Maybe because these cameras lack a touch screen they had to think of something else.
How can you see them if they can't see their camera? :)
Once more please :)
While I agree with you - the sony apps often seem unnecessarily restricted - if you buy a camera that has x feature set and the manufacturer offers an albeit limited addition to that feature set, that is the precise opposite of "hobbling".