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  1. Question: How to focus lock in Movie Mode with Sony alpha 6000?

    Relatively new to Sony alpha 6000 using mostly for stills. Today tried to shoot video of geese taking off from pond using Program Auto setting (was not a planned shot, sort of run and gun). As I...
  2. Question:a6000, Will HDR Create Any Problems Printing Photos? And Battery Bargain?

    My experience is video with Panasonic AG HMC40 and now experimenting/learning a6000 for still photos and some shallow DOF video to supplement HMC40 video. Been quite a while since I did any work...
  3. Got it and thank you again. I don't know how...

    Got it and thank you again. I don't know how anyone would know about "software lens" unless you had alerted me since as you note Sony does not explain this and the implictions (beware the unwary). ...
  4. Thank you for info JuanDiaz. I will work more on...

    Thank you for info JuanDiaz. I will work more on spot focus in Movie Mode following your suggestions. As you mentioned, I actually did get the a6000 primarily to capture still photos and to have a...
  5. Thank you for input. I am doing a lot of poking...

    Thank you for input. I am doing a lot of poking around in menus and settings and also skimming through downloaded Help Guide. Regarding combination of "auto focus" and final fine tuning with manual...
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    Did more browsing and found on page 280 " Play...

    Did more browsing and found on page 280 " Play back still image (on 4K TV) then press the bottom side of the control wheel. The still image is output in 4K resolution." So at least for still images...
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    Help Guide Implies a6000 can output 4K?

    I downloaded a6000 Help Guide and am browsing through it. On page 332 discussing wireless viewing on TV for Slideshow under "Playback Image Size" it says "Select from HD and 4K." Does this mean...
  8. Question: Can you zoom by twisting ring vs power zoom with camera in Auto?

    Recently acquired Sony a6000 and now reading manuals, "how to", and watching tutorials while experimenting with camera. I have the kit 16-50mm lens and the power zoom slide control switch is awkward...
  9. I have continued experimenting and I can make...

    I have continued experimenting and I can make Spot Focus work to take still photos (I can select areas to be in focus by moving Spot around and take photo), but so far can't make it work in Movie...
  10. Has Anyone Used Sony External Mic ECM XYST 1M with a6000 Camera?

    For own use I am evaluating Sony a6000 to use for still photos but also for video along with my video camera (Panasonic AG HMC40). I have no experience with DSLR and my frame of reference is my...
  11. Question: How to Use Spot Focus for Rack Focus in Movie Mode with a6000?

    Per previous posts I am learning to use Sony a6000 and Canon EOS 70D so I can decide which one to keep and give each one a fair trial. I watched a Sony Tutorial at this link...
  12. Michael, Thank you again for tips and...

    Michael, Thank you again for tips and encouragement. I decided to give the Sony a6000 a trial first and then try the Canon EOS 70D so I am now learning how to use the a6000. The reason is the EVF on...
  13. Michael, good tip about NX1, but to your point...

    Michael, good tip about NX1, but to your point about "getting serious" and eventually doing manual focus anyhow I am thinking I will stick with two selections I have made since I will be the limiting...
  14. Ebrahim, I appreciate comments from experienced...

    Ebrahim, I appreciate comments from experienced photographers/videographers because you have experience in proper settings to get the best from camera. My issue at this time given multitude of...
  15. JuanDiaz, Thank you for additional comments...

    JuanDiaz, Thank you for additional comments including thoughts about 70D. Lacking experience with these types of cameras I really appreciate real world experience comments. Dennis
  16. Thank you for helpful baseline settings...

    Thank you for helpful baseline settings guidelines, Ebrahim, and your candid comments. Actually the other camera I am looking at is the Sony a6000 and it claims to have "the worlds fastest AF" but...
  17. Very helpful pointers JuanDiaz and thank you. I...

    Very helpful pointers JuanDiaz and thank you. I want to give the camera a fair evaluation and important to know how to help it be on its best behavior. The Sony a6000 has received good reviews and...
  18. Michael, points taken and agree--as others have...

    Michael, points taken and agree--as others have also pointed out improving my skills (manual focus, exposure, etc) is a priority, but choosing camera to live with for a while to learn skills is my...
  19. Very helpful tip, Samuel, about Portrait having...

    Very helpful tip, Samuel, about Portrait having best DR. Thank you for sharing your expertise. Dennis
  20. I should mention again, my frame of reference is...

    I should mention again, my frame of reference is videocameras like the Panasonic HMC40 I use. Also, most of my shooting will be scenery and vintage race cars (both stills at car shows and video of...
  21. Thank you again for advice, Samuel. Are there...

    Thank you again for advice, Samuel. Are there any "basic" settings I need to be aware of to get the most representative performance while in one of the auto modes--for instance what settings are...
  22. I should mention it is basic settings I want to...

    I should mention it is basic settings I want to be sure to get right--for instance, to get the best auto-focus and ability to keep focus on moving objects while shooting video. In this case I have...
  23. Need Advice: Evaluation Settings for Canon EOS 70D

    I have two cameras out on approval for personal use--will keep one and return one. I will shoot some stills and some video to compare cameras. I have watched "tutorials" and read some articles on...
  24. Need Advice: Evaluation Settings for Sony a6000??

    I have two cameras out on approval for personal use--will keep one and return one. I will shoot some stills and some video to compare cameras. I have watched "tutorials" and read some articles on...
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    Recognizing I personally need to focus more on...

    Recognizing I personally need to focus more on improving my skills than "shopping" so much for the "right" camera, I noticed this post about the Sony a6000. A friend recently bought one and one of...
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