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Took the plunge...

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by AlwaysOnAuto, May 11, 2016.

  1. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Top Veteran

    712
    Feb 17, 2015
    Just ordered a Sony A7ii, used, with help from my brother and son.
    This could be exciting....
     
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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Woohoo! Congrats ;)
     
  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Good move! I have not regretted upgrading from my old A7, and like you, I got a used one at a great price.
     
  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Congrats
     
  5. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Cool! May you have a lot of full-frame fun.
     
  6. robbie36

    robbie36 TalkEmount Veteran

    486
    Nov 21, 2014
    Used A7ii seem an absolute bargain to me
     
  7. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Top Veteran

    712
    Feb 17, 2015
    Won't be here until Wednesday.
    (sigh)
    Oh well, I can wait a little longer seeing as it's been this long already.
     
  8. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Top Veteran

    712
    Feb 17, 2015
    It's gotten as far as New Mexico...
     
  9. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Top Veteran

    712
    Feb 17, 2015
    O N E more Day.... . . . . . . . . . .
     
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  10. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount Veteran

    400
    Sep 10, 2015
    Bob
    I know that feeling, especially such a big step. ;)
     
  11. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Fingers crossed :). Not wanting to make this harder, but I'm pretty sure you'll be excited! :dance4:
     
  12. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

    916
    Aug 22, 2012
    Congrats! Found out from my brother this week that he just got himself an A7ii (after using Canon all these years). Fun times!
     
  13. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Top Veteran

    712
    Feb 17, 2015
    Excited doesn't describe it Ad.
    I don't think I was this excited when I bought my D7000 even or my D80 before that.
     
  14. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Top Veteran

    712
    Feb 17, 2015
    It's HERE!
    Got a couple quick questions.
    I didn't get a manual with it so I'm kinda in the dark here.
    My computer can't open the RAW files it puts out (yes, I did manage to take a picture already)..
    Are they a different format than the RAW files my Nex-7 makes? I had no problem with opening them.
    Next, how do you set it so the focus peaking is turned on? I changed the color to yellow like I have on my -7 but I'm not seeing it.
    This is all being tried with my micro nikkor 55 attached.
    Man, I'm so excited I can hardly type....
     
  15. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    The manual is available here on Sony's site. It should explain how to activate focus peaking (sorry, I have never used it on my A7II).

    As for opening your raw files, my guess is that your computer can do it, but whatever software you're using hasn't been updated to read the raw files from the A7II. What are you using, and have you checked for an update?
     
  16. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Top Veteran

    712
    Feb 17, 2015
    Thanks David.
    I just tried turning on the Zebra setting and it helps a little. With this view finder I might be able to rely on my own eyesight for a lot of the focusing. I'll have to see.
    I was just using MS Photo Viewer to open the files. Works on the jpg's OK, just not the ARW's.
    I haven't tried my other software yet.
    Why do they put such narrow strap lugs on the lugs?
    I'm going to have to change them out for the ones on my -7 as the strap won't go thru them.
    I guess I should go tell my wife about it now....
     
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  17. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Camera RAW files are camera model dependent, even though the file still have the same .ARW type.
    You can also download Sony's IDC app for opening ARWs, but it's limited and clunky. Capture One 9 Express for Sony is free for Sony owners. Might try that instead.
     
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  18. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    :laugh1:
     
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  19. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Top Veteran

    712
    Feb 17, 2015
    Well my wife hardly blinked an eye when I told her. She must have known something was up. Oh well, no reaction is better than a negative one in my book.

    My main software won't open either RAW or jpeg's out of this camera, and it says there's no updates for it either. Bummer.
    So, I figured out how to turn the focus peaking on so I'm halfway there. I really need to work on the strap. I'd hate to drop this one.
     
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  20. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    That's odd....what are you using to view jpegs? I recommend Faststone Image Viewer 5.5 for jpegs. It also lists RAW files, but it won't handle the latest Sony ARW files.