Problems with a7 that need firmware update

Started Feb 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
Chad Hardy
Chad Hardy Senior Member • Posts: 1,192
Re: Problems with a7 that need firmware update

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.

anything to save battery I am all for.

-low light af is not good.

With peaking you just don't need it. Give it a shot in MF mode for a few weeks. You will be surprised just how good you do. Put peaking on low, yellow. You can also set the effects to black and white and use peaking. Then your screen shows in B&W, and as long as you are shooting RAW your images come out in color!

Makes it really easy to see what surfaces peaking hits and are therefore in focus. I use this with back focus as well.

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