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Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by AlwaysOnAuto, May 11, 2016.
Just ordered a Sony A7ii, used, with help from my brother and son.
This could be exciting....
Good move! I have not regretted upgrading from my old A7, and like you, I got a used one at a great price.
Cool! May you have a lot of full-frame fun.
Used A7ii seem an absolute bargain to me
Won't be here until Wednesday.
Oh well, I can wait a little longer seeing as it's been this long already.
It's gotten as far as New Mexico...
O N E more Day.... . . . . . . . . . .
I know that feeling, especially such a big step.
Fingers crossed . Not wanting to make this harder, but I'm pretty sure you'll be excited!
Congrats! Found out from my brother this week that he just got himself an A7ii (after using Canon all these years). Fun times!
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.
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....
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?
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....
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.
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.
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.