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nex 6, a6000, a7 lets see your "buttons"

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by alaios, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    Hi everyone,
    if you are an owner one of these bodies this is a question with you.
    Given your current configuration (configured buttons and external buttons at the body). Turn the camera to manual mode
    and report me how many buttons (button here is defined as something that is being pressed or turned, so movement of wheel counts as button) do you need to press for one of the below functionalists


    If your camera has very deep menus and is hard to say exactly how many buttons you press to do something give an approximation (i.e around 4-6)


    -aperture
    -shutter speed
    -iso
    -switch from auto focus to manual focus
    -change metering to spot
    -change metering back to center
    -exposure compensation
    -make histogram to be disabled as blocking part of the viewfinder where you need details.
    -change autofocus mode to a small spot
    -and then move that spot to focus on your models left eye. How do you move that small focus-point around?
    -Change to bracketing mode and configure your camera to take 6 shots of 1 ev difference.

    and yes include also your camera in the list :)

    That would be a good start.

    Have fun and thanks for sharing

    Regards
    Alex
     
  2. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

    916
    Aug 22, 2012
    For A7, all the first few are accessible with the dials by default. Presumably you have auto-ISO on if you are in M and want EV compensation. Everything else can be programmed to be done with 1 button press (+directional pad controller) except bracketing, which I think you need to also get the app for as the in-camera bracketing options don't allow for 6 shots.
     
  3. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    With the NEX-7, all this can be done without going into the menu. Two button presses at the most when you digged it inside the Fn button.
     
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  4. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    It would be intresting poki to show us a video with your menu and show us how you change all these optiions. Btw nex-7 has auto iso up to 1600?
     
  5. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 22, 2012
    In M mode, there is no auto ISO with NEX cameras.

    In NEX cameras, you cannot set the auto-ISO range for any mode (IIRC it is fixed from 100-3200 and you can't change it).

    These options only came with models after the A7 (A6000, maybe A5100?, etc.)
     
  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Nex - 6

    -aperture - toggle the middle wheel (Disp) so 1 "button press"
    -shutter speed - toggle the Top Control Dial so 1 "button press"
    -iso - press right arrow on middle disp wheel so I guess 2 button presses since 1 to locate and 1 to select
    -switch from auto focus to manual focus - assigned to FN so 3 button presses. 1 on FN, 1 to locate parameter and 1 to select
    -change metering to spot - assigned to FN so same as above
    -change metering back to center - same as above see above
    -exposure compensation - press down on middle disp. wheel - by default so 2 button presses, 1 to locate and 1 to select
    -make histogram to be disabled as blocking part of the viewfinder where you need details. - press up on middle disp wheel so 5 button presses since its last on the up arrow list
    -change autofocus mode to a small spot - assigned to FN so 3 button presses. 1 to FN, 1 to locate and 1 to select
    -and then move that spot to focus on your models left eye. How do you move that small focus-point around? - with the arrows on the middle disp. wheel - depends where/how far you move the focus point...
    -Change to bracketing mode and configure your camera to take 6 shots of 1 ev difference. - as mentioned you can't do 6 shot bracketing in-camera. You can do 3 which is in Drive Mode so 2 button presses...


    Boy, I hoped I got all those right......lol :D