Thinking about an A1, some questions...

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Gregor Samsa
Gregor Samsa Regular Member • Posts: 375
Re: Thinking about an A1, some questions...
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JustLo wrote:

No you cannot get 30fps from non Sony lenses. And not even all Sony lenses offer this. People that think you can are misinformed. You can set it to hi + but it’s only 15fps not 30.

The OP’s question was “Can lenses not specified for 30fps still reach that speed when not using AE and AF?”

And the answer is; yes they can. If you’re using manual focus, or an AF lens that’s locked in to focus and not actively autofocusing when you’re shooting, you’ll get 30fps on any lens. It’s very easy to test: shoot a stopwatch for a couple of seconds, at a fixed distance with the camera set up with BBF, but not pressing the focus button while you’re shooting . You’ll get 30 shots while the stopwatch’s hand spans one second.

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