Problems with a7 that need firmware update

Started Feb 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
SQLGuy Veteran Member • Posts: 5,719
Re: Problems with a7 that need firmware update

cheddargav wrote:

Dustinash wrote:

-the autofocus assist DOES NOT work with flashes, when you mount a sony flash and are using standard FE-mount lenses, the camera will still try and use its awful orange light instead of the much subtler red grid from the flash. AF assist light will not work at all with alpha glass.

-the back screen needs to be able to shut off rather then go black but still be powered. This is a waste of battery life and is just dumb. increase wake up speed and add in a faster sleep and the camera would almost be as efficient as a standard dslr with battery consumption.

I would add that the "finder/monitor/auto" should just be a toggle that can be assigned to a button. IE - using the button would switch between monitor and finder and/or both off. I could completely and utterly live without "auto" mode if I had this.

-low light af is not good.

It is better on the 55 1.8 than on the 35 2.8, but I agree that it hunts a bit. However, no worse than a D600.

Please comment or add

No worse than a D600? Interesting. I can't wait to try an A7, because there are soooo many conflicting reports on the AF it gets your head spinning

I found better ability to AF lock a target in really dim light with a Nikon D5100 and kit zoom than with my A7 and kit zoom. This was entirely due to the brightness of the D5100 AF assist lamp. When I illuminated the target with a laser pointer, the A7 locked it perfectly.

Note that I tried the A7 with and without the AF assist lamp enabled... it didn't make a difference.

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A7 with kit lens and a number of legacy lenses (mostly Canon FD)

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