Sony Alpha a7S

Announced Apr 6, 2014 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | Full frame sensor
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I want to photograph a stage performer, about 40' from my locations, using a Sony A7S full-frame camera. Lighting should be ok. I want the performer to fill about 1/2 the frame. What focal length should I use, and maybe even what lens?? Suggestions appreciated.
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Hey guys I need help deciding whether to buy the A7Sii.      I recently earned the opportunity to buy a new video camera that is not overly-expensive(Below 3000 USD). I know this camera has been out for a few years. And there are rumors indicating that the new generation in the A7S series is coming out soon. So should make the purchase?      I currently own a BMPCC with metabone speed booster. BMPCC is a fantastic camera but its low light ability sucks. So I feel like a combination of bmpcc...
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I'm very frustrated trying to test out SLOG2 with my a7s.  At first I was simply trying to see how to maximize latitude leveraging the gamma of SLOG2, but then I did some tests vs. PP6 profile (cinema 2).  What I found is quite confusing.  I wanted the experiment consistent so I shot on a tripod, same f16, same 50 shutter, 23.98 4k using atomos shogun PRORESHQ, same Rokinon 35 lens, same white balance "daylight" even same ISO of 3200 for both profiles. In order to shoot in broad daylight, I...
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So I've bought the Panasonic G7 a while ago mainly for video and I was always satisfied. I had no problems with manual primes for most of my work and it served me okay. But my interest has shifted into photography and I feel like I can't get what I need with mft lenses. I mainly take photos of artists before, during and after a music performance. I will try to explain my needs into categories: Before the performance there are often photo lines, the lighting is good so I can mostly take any...
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Ok I just found a nice clean A7S and I am trying to set it up to use my M lenses on it. When I go to menu and camera #3 the focus mode is grayed out and it will not let me high light "Manual Focus" What have I missed, the Release w/o lens is in "enable". Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks wbill
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Im having trouble with changing the shutter on my A7s. last time I used it was at night doing Astro and had it on manual at 30 seconds now I can’t get it off 25 or 30 seconds. I turn the wheel and the time bounces from 25 to 30 but won’t go below 25. If I set it to auto it will change down to 1/160 or what’s needed. Any help would be appreciated. Alan
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Maybe I'm the only one who get easily confused, but I'd suggest forum members consider using digits (0 1 2 ... 9 ... n) to refer to advancing Sony models rather than Roman numerals (i ii iii iv v .... ) a7R ... ok (maybe a7 classic?) a7R2 rather than a7Rii a7R3 rather than a7Riii to me, it adds to "reader workload" to quickly identify an a7Rii as distinguished from the a7Riii similar convention for a7, a7S, RX100, RX-1, etc. ? First world problem ? Agree ...  I realize Sony (and Canon and...
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I'm having a serious problem with my A7s II. For some reason I keep having footage where the blacks are grainy even when the footage is exposed perfectly. Which is weird to me because the A7s is known for its low light capability and none of my footage has been very low light at all. My max ISO would probably be around 4000 with the worst lighting being indoors with plenty of outside light coming in. I don't know why this keeps happening. I've tried several different picture profiles.
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Hi, I am looking for a camera that has good dynamic range. How does one determine this from looking at the specs? Is it simply looking for cameras with high ISO? The two cameras I am considering are the A7 and A7S. Which of these has the best dynamic range and good low light performance?  Is high dynamic range synonymous with good low light performance? I have reservations about the a7s mainly because of the price and the low pixel count, but would be willing to go for it if the dynamic range...
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Hello everyone! I need some feedback!! I already have a couple of primes: -28mm f2 FE -35mm f2.8 Zeiss -55mm f1.8 Zeiss -85mm f1.8 FE -90mm F2.8 G And wanted some feedback on which zoom lens to buy, either the 70-200mm f2.8 or 24-70mm f2.8... I am about to start a wedding photography/portrait business, and have always used primes. Zooms will be new to me and guess the the 70-200mm should be the right choice due to the filling a gap in focal length I dont have... but the 24-70 would make my...
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