Ergonomics have been greatly improved thanks to a much larger and more comfortable grip and the shutter release along with some buttons have been changed and moved as well (more on ergonomic changes in the next page of the review). Wow Wim, Sony has several autofocus settings to choose from, so it can be kind of confusing on what each does and when to … Much depends on your drive mode settings. Press the shutter button while pressing the assigned button. Nasim Mansurov is the author and founder of Photography Life, based out of Denver, Colorado. You could try the A7s with an LEAE4 adapter for now, but I agree there are a lot of buts with FE cameras for the moment. The most notable feature of this iteration of the A7 is the autofocus component. /Or maybe a99 mk2 will get born :)/. Regarding back button focus with an IR remote on the A7R II. The camera will autofocus in the same way as wide focus area, but only in the selected zone. Daniel, / I have a77 a99 +ninja2+xlr-k1k+bag of glass and doing wedd foto-video combo jobs /. At a recent airshow, shooting at 1/1250 sec and above, using every mode of continuous focus, af speed and duration, around 85% of all photos were fuzzy and the lens would also not focus between 55-90mm if I set it up accurately with af micro adjustment. It’s currently the best APS-C camera when it comes to AF capabilities and general performance. We’ll go over some settings that influence the performance of the focus area settings first. For example turning on the Lock-on AF in the menu disable the Lock-on AF features in the AF menu. This feature is available in the Canon 7D Mark II, Nikon D750, and Sony a5100, among others. Thanks so much for writing this. Continuous Shooting: 11fps with C-AF for up to 233 Extra fine Quality JPEGs or 107 raw files ; Autofocus: 594-point Hybrid (425 phase detection points, 169 contrast detection points) Inside the Sony A6500 is an APS-C format CMOS sensor with 24.2 million effective pixels. Hi…I had posted a fairly lengthly comment here to Elise and Zas…who had some focusing problems with the 77ii. The Sony a7II is the company’s fourth full-frame interchangeable lens mirrorless camera and spec-for-spec it’s arguably the most technologically advanced camera I have ever used.The a7II is notable as the first full-frame mirrorless camera to feature an in-body image stabilization system. Very nice website! The a6400 is latest mirrorless APS-C camera from Sony. The original Sony A7 had a combination of magnesium alloy and polycarbonate in terms of construction, while the new A7 II has a full magnesium alloy construction like the A7S and A7R cameras. One thing I’m not sure of though is what you wrote. Best, Wim. Sports and action photography might benefit from using, Deactivating it will go back to your selected. Understanding Sony’s Autofocus Settings The Sony A7iii was sold out everywhere when it launched, so it’s clear that a bunch of people are jumping ship and switching over to the Sony world. Point the camera at a person’s face, and press the button to which you have assigned Eye AF I’d suggest using though ‘expand flexible spot’, that also uses the surrounding AF points (think of it like a circle of extra AF points surrounding the flexible spot). For the more technical stuff, I browsed through all Sony’s worldwide literature on the A77II, and gathered bits and pieces of info here and there. As you mentioned, there is a learning curve with the AF system… especially coming from the A77. If it failed to go through I simply wanted to share this thread from the dyxum forum…I found, as many did here that simply leaving the main or standard steady shot on, and turning the other “steady shot with shutter release” to OFF, that it greatly improved the image quality and focus. What you’re describing has not been unusual for a number of people trying out the 77ii. TY. For subject tracking in action photography, the. Maybe the first comment is in moderation and if so you can delete this one. The extent of subject-tracking duration can be fine-tuned in five steps in AF-C mode. The camera is fantastic by the way! Seems like it looks too much like it’s predecessor, and consumers would like to see a redesigned body. It has the amazing 24 MP Sony sensor, similar to what the Nikon D610 and D750 cameras feature, with superb dynamic range and excellent handling of noise at high ISOs. Which AF setting to adjust, that it focuses on the eyeball? Top Sample Images Intro Lenses & Adapters Specifications USA Version Performance Compared Usage Recommendations More Sony A7 Mk II (21.4 oz./605g with battery and card, $898) and 85mm f/1.4 GM. Although all features are pretty advanced Perhaps I should do an advanced features post! Z6 II vs Z7 II – which one is better for enthusiast, 35mm: 117 points, APS-C: 99 points (PDAF) / 25 points (CDAF), Sensor: 24.3 MP Sony Exmor™ Full-Frame CMOS image sensor, Autofocus System: Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF), Autofocus Points (35mm full frame): 117 points (phase-detection AF), Autofocus Points (APS-C): 99 points (phase-detection AF) / 25 points (contrast-detection AF), Electronic Viewfinder: XGA OLED with 2,359K dots, 100% field coverage, Movie: Full HD movie shooting 60p/60i/50p/50i/25p/24p, Battery Life: Up to 270 images (Viewfinder) and 350 images (LCD), Image Stabilization: SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization with 5-axis compensation, Shutter: Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type, Electronic Front Curtain Shutter: Yes, On/Off. I was so frustrated after my last game, that I considered returning the camera and going with something else entirely. Sony Alpha a7II is an advanced mirrorless Sony full-frame digital camera with a 23.3-megapixel 35mm sensor and a host of features designed to appeal to professional photographers and photo enthusiasts. In any case, Wim, thank you very much for this. Much depends on your drive mode settings. Dan, The AF on the A77M2 is better and more flexible, in good light :). so I got myself the new A77 II. Hi Michael, yes it’s what they call an advanced feature. Can you help? Try that if you’re still struggling with good focus on moving subjects. A workaround for now could be resetting your A77II, and use the Expanded flexible spot set to center and track your dog running, keeping the dog centered. It’s linked to the speed at which the camera acquires critical focus, either when the lens has to bridge a big change in focus distance, or when the conditions force the camera to. Did you know this camera isn’t selling that well? Although it is hard to say exactly how much the company has impacted DSLR sales, I believe that Sony was one of the main reasons why both Nikon and Canon dropped prices on their D610 and 6D cameras by 30% to around the $1500 mark to stay competitive. The A77M2 will lock-on to your subject again when in reappears in the frame when you press the shutter. Hi Wim, That is the solution. But the added flexibility and customizability of the latter will appeal to many action and wildlife photographers. Everything else is pretty similar or more or less the same. Tip: Expanded flexible spot does the same with the added benefit of switching to adjacent points. Normal autofocus is the up position of the lever, and Eye AF is the down position of the lever. Required fields are marked *, Copyright 2021 © All rights Reserved. You can follow him on Instagram and Facebook. Tomas, Hi Tomas, I agree, it is a fantastic camera. Im planig to get 77ii or A7s. I am still having trouble working out thA77ii – when I lock on a face with the white square around it, how do I make the double green square appear – I have watched Gary Fongs videos numerous times, but still cannot work out how to use this tracking feature properly. I’d rather have a camera that has mor basic AF functionality, but is easier to use than all these features where you have to dive into the menu system at times when you don’t have the time for it. I found that in Continuous Shooting Lo, the camera performs better with AF Drive Speed set to Hi. On my A77ii my AF Drive speed has fast and slow not hi and lo maybe that’s due to the area I live in? Hi Kyle, I understand your frustration. Cheers. I'd also get it at Adorama, at Amazon, or at Crutchfield, or used at eBay (see How to Win at eBay). These tips help tremendously. Full-Time Servo Focus for video is becoming more popular and allows continuous, silent AF when shooting in movie mode. I’m wondering how you came by the information contained in the article given the lack of information in the camera instruction manual. A7r II: Autofocus with FE lenses. But that only makes it more interesting! Have tried using this G lens for shooting gulls gliding over but results are still fuzzy and out of focus. I don’t know if you’ve ever tried any of the A7 range cameras, but you should be aware that the autofocus performance isn’t up to par with what you have now. Hi Zas, i would advise you to play around with the CAF settings, see what works for you first. I wondered what would be the best focus system for action/wildlife photography so its nice to know that Expanded Flexible Spot is generally the best choice. Hi Suzette, van you give some more info on what type of nature shots you do? If the A77M2 loses focus on the selected ‘spot’, it will automatically switch to one of these surrounding spots. Have seen numerous videos on the product and never came across a better compilation on the tips of this camera. Hi Wim, thanks for the review, very useful, especially when there isnt much good info about alpha cameras. Different lenses behave differently, for instance; a wide prime lens has much less travel than a telephoto. Have fun with your A77M2, it’s an excellent camera. I’ve been shooting action with SLT’s since SONY first introduced them, but have had awful problems with the DT SAM 55-300 on my a77ii. High-definition movie mode. However, when Sony announced the second iteration of the A7-series, the A7 II, I immediately requested a review unit for evaluation. When Sony initially launched the A7 series, I wrote a detailed article on how the Sony mirrorless would most likely impact Nikon and Canon full-frame DSLR prices and potentially sales. Keep in mind, this is a pre-production camera, which makes the results pretty amazing. Hi Elise…hopefully Zas will see this too. This is located on Page 3 of the a7II Custom Settings menu. Although there is no 4K recording, the A7 II has improved video features thanks to XAVC S codec and flat picture profile (S-Log2) to make it more appealing for those who like shooting high definition video. Tip: This in-camera feature is especially useful for shooting fast-moving subjects with a complex background that commonly distract camera AF systems. It is just a strange issue, has the newest firmware and lens has newest firmware as well. The Sony α7 II (model ILCE-7M2) is a full-frame mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera announced by Sony on 20 November 2014. Thanks for the help. Tip: It might be a good idea to assign this to a button you don’t use much, or at least adjust this setting depending on the shooting conditions. As I have already mentioned above, the A7 II now has 5-axis in-body image stabilization (IBIS), which down-grades to 3-axis IBIS when non-native lenses are used. The A77 II is a complex camera, the AF features are fantastic, but it’s a steep learning curve. on some zoom lenses that restricts the range of distance the camera will attempt to focus on. I got used to shooting this way with my Canon 5D mk II and I would like to continue working this way with my A77ii. My first weekend shooting with the 77ii, the majority of shots were out of focus, even on the automatic settings (I got so frustrated I thought I’d go to the “sports mode” setting to see if that was better – nope). I became quite frustrated, thinking I got a faulty camera…yet on static subjects and when testing the micro focus…things were about as sharp as you could hope for. Yes, the A77M2 is much better than the original in every way. However, I did not write detailed reviews for a number of reasons including native lens shortage and availability, all kinds of initial firmware bugs and lags, shutter vibrations (A7R), slow start up time, compressed RAW, terrible menu system, poor battery life and a number of other annoying issues. I am a long-time owner of the A77 and recently upgraded to the A77II. And that’s the idea – these cameras are meant to appeal different needs primarily based on resolution. As the leading image sensor producer, Sony's unmatched processing and sensor technology can detect your subjects in real time, determine precise eye position, and deliver perfect focus. Sony’s A7lll Full Frame Mirrorless Basic Camera … Expect More The camera body and feature set of the A7lll is nearly identical to the A7Rlll that was released last year. The camera will not autofocus when depressing the shutter release button, but … Beyond that it’s a matter of finding what focus mode works best for your needs. I searched all menu items for that feature, quite hard to find . Especially since you’re working in dimly lit places for weddings and such. This software can recognise and track a subject based on colour and position.The active AF area is illuminated in white upon focus lock as a visual reminder of which point was manually selected. The default option is the 79 point Wide Focus mode. It does work quite well straight-out-of-the-box too, but as different photographers have different needs, you’ll quickly find the urge to customise Have Fun! Someone shared it in the “Sony Alpha SLT- A77 and A77II ” Technical Discussions about using the Sony SLT A77 community in Google Plus. Hi Dan, By then, Sony already had a few more native lenses to choose from and I had high hopes that Sony perhaps addressed many of the concerns from the original A7 in this new camera. Happy to help Howie. [learn_more caption=”Olympus Focus Area”] [/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Olympus Focus Mode”] It is extremely helpful, and as you’ve noted, the learning curve is steep with this camera, even for dedicated Sony users. He is recognized as one of the leading educators in the photography industry, conducting workshops, producing educational videos and frequently writing content for Photography Life. Pre-AF is like a continuous autofocus that tries to keep your subject kinda focused at all times, even when you’re not pressing the shutter. AF functionality is quickly set by the dedicated Mode Dial on the bottom left front of the camera. I’ve got the original A77 and my A77 ii will be coming later today. I personally would welcome Nikon D810-style bodies with 12 MP, 24 MP and 36 MP sensors instead of feature-stripped cameras at completely different price points. Yes migrating to another brand is always a challenge. Great article. The three horizontal zones count 9 points while the two vertical zones adjacent to the centre each count 7 and the four corners each have 8. Although you can find them at bargain prices. Sony and all camera co. Wake up. On a few YouTube movies I saw 15 AF points spread over the entire AF area…maybe only when you use wide AF? Sony A-mount lenses include motorized SSM and SAM lenses as well as non-motorized Screw Drive lenses. We have loved this functionality ever since Sony implemented it in the a7RII almost three years ago. Also some older lenses may not work as well with the af drive speed set to fast..and as Wim noted, he uses the slow setting here and that may work better with some lenses. Setting it to slow means the camera will take a bit more care in getting the focus right, resulting in more and better in-focus images. I have it set up in a way that shoots my shooting style, and I’m very pleased with how it performs. Thanks for taking the time to write a comment Dave. I cannot figure out from the manual to get a good way to focus on taking nature shots. This happens when the shutter button has been half pressed so it is using the af. Try experimenting with tracking duration on low, and use AF range control set to your shooting distance. To sum up this comparison, both the Sony a7 II and the Sony a7R II are very capable cameras – though the a7R does come out ahead in most areas. bigger. The usual choice of Single-shot AF (S), Continuous AF (C), Automatic AF (A, which switches automatically between S and C) or Manual Focus. The G lens needs no micro af adjustment as it delivers perfect pin sharp photos on static subjects. I wish someone could actually create a guide for the A77ii AF system that shows EACH setting AND what all else needs to be adjust for it to actually work. http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/a77ii-ss-with-shutter-important_topic118469.html. Larger static animals? Set to aperture priority and in spite of being back lit the focus was very good. I had a Sony HX100V earlier (superzoom) which had a help button that explained each and every icon and its function on the LCD itself. So what are the key differences between the Sony A7 II and the original A7 and what has changed? I am finding the AF control very very complicated and still can’t find a good guide on how to use it. Sony hot a home run with this AF system, but it takes some time to learn all the features, and it doesn’t work as well for all scenarios straight out of the box. You can try it out, but if you’re happy with the results ‘fast’ is giving you, no need to change of course. Then there are all the Object Tracking and Eye-AF features which may be available or mostly not available depending on all the other settings of the camera, like the Continues AF vs Single AF setting. So something just wasn’t jiving. Or only 15 central AF points?? The Sony A7, being the cheaper model aimed for general use, sports a 24 MP sensor and offers hybrid autofocus, while the A7R with its high resolution 36 MP sensor is targeted at more specific types of photography including landscape, architecture, studio and product photography. The difference in overall speed when setting it to slow is minimal, you’ll hardly notice it. A pity, as I think we’re sending the wrong signal to Sony: i.e. This defeats the purpose of back-button focusing. Continuous eye autofocus automatically detects and tracks a person’s eye, focusing on the eye first and tries to ensure that at least one eye is in focus. On top of that, 2014 was also a year of personal transformation for me, so I was incredibly busy trying to shuffle a lot of things at the same time. This does change the function of the Multi-controller middle button in all modes (except Lock-on AF Wide) as when it is OFF, it acts as a center focus button. A high setting delivers more responsive focusing for shooting different subjects at different distances, such as wildlife or sports photography. Tip: Works well if you find the wide focus area setting too unstable in focussing on what you want , but you still want the camera to do some follow focusing without physically moving the A77II itself too much. Your email address will not be published. AF tracking will remember whatever you’ve selected to track, even if your subject moves out of your frame. Thanks a lot! I got mine at B&H. You get better high ISO performance. Thanks. I have been doing sports photography for some time and recently upgraded to an A77ii. Thanks for these tips. The built-in Sony SteadyShot system promises to offer about 4.5 stops of stabilization capability which should help reduce the effects of camera sha… This is comparable to the Center mode, except without the benefits of the dedicated centrally mounted AF sensor. It doesn’t seem to have a tracking capability for that. Great if you don’t mind what is in focus (as long as something is) but not so great if you want to track one subject. It was especially bad in low light conditions. I’ve just gotten the A77ii and have started to dabble with the focusing modes and this is very helpful. Procedure: frame your image so that your subject is in the center, press the Multi-controller to select that is what you want to focus on, and it will follow your subject.Pressing the Multi-controller middle button twice will cancel your selection. I don’t shoot weddings or soccer games. In addition, the Sony A7 II came with in-body image stabilization (IBIS), which interested me a lot – with so many different adapters available for other lens mounts, the A7 II looked rather promising as a versatile tool that could stabilize pretty much any lens on the market. Hi Michael, You’ll need to assign the eye-AF to a custom button, MENU → Custom Settings – Custom Key Settings – assign the Eye AF function to a button. Hi there – I am having exactly the same issue. Sony Autofocus Modes: AF-A (Automatic AF) Not available on the A7 I series or the A7 mark II model. That’s why the newest addition to the Sony Alpha series is so conversation-worthy. Some features like autofocus system might appear a bit stripped on the A7S and A7R, but that’s because Sony considers the former to be aimed at shooting video (where focus is usually controlled manually), while the latter is aimed at shooting non-moving subjects (where focusing speed is either irrelevant or not as important). Tip: I’d recommend setting it to 15 points and Expanded Flexible Spot if you want to use a Flexible spot zone, as this area setting activates surrounding AF points if it loses focus anyway. This is actually using PDAF for fast, very close focusing, and then contrast detect for the final focus tweaking. But I think that’s a fairly temporary thing. They help me utilize this fantastic camera to it’s fullest potential though I think the best is yet to come with more experience and practice. This feature is accessible via the C button. I also believe that Sony did a good job with introducing the idea of using similar camera construction, but with different sensors for different photography needs. Sony A7riii autofocus points go almost to the edges of the frame As a result of never having to focus and recompose, I can choose to use AF-C all the time, or at least almost all of the time. Remember that you can always easily switch to different zones using the Multi-controller. We purchased the A7 with the 28-70 kit lens and it seemed like that lense was particularly slow at focusing. Best, Wim. As we mentioned above, the Sony a7iii comes with superior low light … Read more about Nasim here. Using all AF points, the camera will try to identify your target and follow it as the target moves in all directions. 2. You’ll see a white square appear when the camera detects a face, pressing the shutter button will focus on the face. What am I doing wrong and what is the best setting it. (small typo under lens reviews: you wrote SEISS instead of Zeiss on one of the bottom zeiss lenses…), I was wondering about this: “You can select if you want to use all AF area points or just the 15 central points.” Are you sure about the “central points” part? They are not on the same “page” in the settings so you’ll have to look for the latter. With the 399 focus points on the Sony a7R III, and its ability to track focus like no other, the company touts it’s hard to get a shot that’s out of focus.This camera is like an artificially intelligent robot – it can predict and figure out exactly what you want in focus on. I just upgraded from the a57 to the 77ii, thinking I would absolutely love it, but am finding the autofocusing issues to be so cumbersome and frustrating! Am looking forward to giving it a workout with the tips you’ve offered. That would alleviate the pain of many photographers, as they would be able to choose a camera based on their megapixel and other shooting needs. Any help with this will be much appreciated. Have fun shooting. I have watched numerous videos but its good to have a page to go through at your own speed. Best and Worst Sony FE Lenses for A7 Cameras, Tips for Photographing the Great Conjunction. Tip: This mode activates adjacent points if it is in danger of losing focus, a very useful feature. I upgraded from A77 to A77M2, but how to use the Eye-Autofocus? The idea is when filming sports events like basketball you don’t want to loose focus because some guy stood up and moved in front of the lens. Thank you so much for this clear & concise article! This is useful for unpredictable subjects that may move at … You get faster autofocus, more AF points, and eye AF when continuous focusing. Thanks a ton! I get a lot of views on this posts, but in this selfish world, rarely people take time to give me some feedback, thank you for that! Seems to work best for what I do. This makes one of the big benefits of back button autofocus irrelevant. When using this mode, the camera decides which of the focus points to use to set the focus. It was smart enough to focus on the ducks behind the huge fallen tree trunk as they were playing in the lake. Enjoy your camera and photography. Hi Steve, you’re very welcome. It’s easy to run through the flexible spots (more so if you’ve set the limit to 15 Flexible Spots). The A7 II was released in late 2014 and has become an … Autofocus has long been considered a joke for video and especially for cinema applications, but the technology is definitely getting there, and Sony's a9, a7r III and now a7 III are the proof. Since the official release of these cameras, I had a chance to test both in 2014 as soon as they were available. And that in itself sounded really good, so off I went with my journey to assess the new Sony A7 II. And you get far superior, 4K video. Z6ii vs. Z7ii which has better tonal gradation? Hi Cholly, I totally agree. I have this camera for just over a week and had opted for the body only version and got the DT 55-300 lens since I was primarily interested in bird photography and stuff. Sony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera with 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens Bundle with 64GB Memory Card, Dual Battery, Bag, Table-top Tripod, Paintshop Pro 2018 and Accessories (10 Items) 4.1 out of 5 stars 35 But, the A7s would be my preferred camera if you’re doing video too. This affects how the viewfinder looks and tracks things, but by doing this, it improved image quality a lot. I had the A77 and now I have the A77ii. Very good article. The recent A6000 represents better value-for-money and has an autofocus system that in some ways exceeds the capabilities of that in the A77II. I never thought of that one. Wonderful collection of information! ISO Levels and picture quality. The camera […] I took my time to study the AF system and basically wrote down my findings. Enjoy wide-ranging lens compatibility and high-performance Fast Hybrid AF. I’ve been a Sony Alpha shooter for some time, but this is my first “advanced” body and there is a lot to learn, especially in the AF department – thank you very much for the very helpful info on the site. it’s better to make first generation ‘new’ cameras like the A7 with lots of bugs instead of something that is actually useable like a second generation A77. Good luck! October 16 of 2013 marks an important milestone in the history of photography, because it is the date when Sony announced world’s first full-frame mirrorless cameras, the Sony A7 and A7R. And hopefully it will still be useful to you even several months after posting your comment. Just press the shutter to activate it. Secondly, Face recognition and tracking are 2 different features. Drive speed refers to the speed at which the camera achieve critical focus. Best, Wim. Thanks for the heads up on the typo, I’m on it . For those who have struggled with AF issues I think this thread from dyxum will be helpful and I hope reassuring! I will try out your other suggestions soon. The Sony A7 II comes with an improved version of the hybrid autofocus system found on its predecessor, offering up to 30% faster autofocus performance. If all else fails, using centre spot focus and tracking the subject yourself (keeping it in the centre of the frame ) is a proven technique of keeping focus. I think there is an issue with the cameras af sensor. Birds in flight? Hi Martin, good to know that my work is appreciated! We have set up our a7II and a7RII cameras with similar custom buttons and functions, so that we can easily switch between them. Is there any way to assign the focus function to one of the buttons on the back of the camera and separate it from the shutter button? For birds I am finding an AF track duration of 2 to be good and use expanded flexible spot or expanded center spot most of the time. 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