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Oct 27, 2017 00:27 |  #6256

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Since I always keep the same memory card for a single camera, I just go by the file number. My last a7rii ARW file number is DSC08006.ARW so that tells me the number of actuations on my camera is 8,006.

Edit: Using the software suggested by Dave Dugdale, my count is 8578. The file number is 8008.

Gene, smooth reflections will only add one file number even though it’s more than one actuation. That’s where the discrepency might be

Edit - just realised someone already said this


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Oct 27, 2017 00:33 |  #6257

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I have to say, the most frustrating thing about the memory cards and file names is that it bases file number on the memory card, and not the body...and for people like me that shoot a lot of cards either at an event, on a trip or just keep them in cycle...its really annoying, because by name they will get all out of order...I wish it would not do that.

You can prefix each camera differently so that they name the files differently. It’s a setting in the menus. Regardless though you can tell Lightroom to display by capture time and it doesn’t matter what the file name is


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Oct 27, 2017 01:07 |  #6258

xpfloyd wrote in post #18482058 (external link)
Gene, smooth reflections will only add one file number even though it’s more than one actuation. That’s where the discrepency might be

Edit - just realised someone already said this

Since my quantity of images taken over the lifetime of any of my cameras is low compared to most photographers, I've never really paid much attention or cared about the number of actuations. I suppose it's only when selling that this even comes up for the most part.

Even though I have it, I don't think I've ever used Sony's SR app. I also don't shoot hdr sequences anymore either. I did try the timelapse app from Sony once.


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Oct 27, 2017 06:11 |  #6259

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On trips nightly back up to external hard drive AND either the phone memory or usb zip drive (save me at Easter Island when someone in the airlines stole the hard drive), and always format the
card when re-inserting. That's my story, sticking to it.

Travis, editing because I forgot to tell. 3 weeks ago in Yellowstone with the a9 a Lexar 128gb UHS-II 2000x failed. Would not read, write, could not format in camera or in two different laptops on the trip nor on the big machine when we got back. Lexar replaced already...never acknowledged why. Why mention this? Tony Northrup uses big cards for the whole trip. I'm not going to do that now, never did in fact, but def. not now.

On a trip, like my upcoming to JTNP, I have close to 400GB of cards going with me. I will shoot a new card every day, at the end of every day I load those to a hard drive and then store the card in my luggage in the clear plastic case...I don't write over them while on the road...and I don't use big cards, I don't like the 64GB cards I have, too big for me, I like the 32gb, and have a bunch of them. I have always been a fan of lots of cards to minimize any loss if one decides to go SNAFU on me....

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Beautiful image Alfredo, great tones, very clean. I need to check out that tripod head you are using to do that.

How do you like PhotoLab, I got an email from them today about getting it now at a discount, was going to do that when I get home.

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You can prefix each camera differently so that they name the files differently. It’s a setting in the menus. Regardless though you can tell Lightroom to display by capture time and it doesn’t matter what the file name is

Yeah, I have both cameras setup with prefixes, but the file numbering starts different with each new card, and yes LR will sort by capture time, but it would be nice if the camera didn't care which card was in, just keep the file numbers based in the camera, there are times when that would be helpful...for instance. On my last trip to the Smokies, two of my cards that were acquired at the same time, end up putting similar file numbers on, and at some point they were the same file numbers, so LR was not wanting to import duplicates. I tend to load all files into the folder and don't have these small cards numbered to remember which one I shot with first, and then once in the computer I rename them based on capture time, so if I am loading 6 cards from 2 cameras, I can rename them all at once...but not if the camera duplicates file names on different cards...


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Oct 27, 2017 06:33 |  #6260

I'm just now noticing the 24-105. I glanced at it and said meh.
Then I mentally put it beside my 12-24mm and went hmmmm!
Something then clicked in my mind for a 3 lens solution for some trips.
12-24, 24-105, 100-400mm.
So the 24-105 might be a possible.

Anyway here is a typical 'boondock' site on the trip, this one in the Spearfish Canyon
inside the Blackhills Nat. Forest. We used this 'dispersed' camping technique a lot
and why not-no crowds and its free :)


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Oct 27, 2017 07:54 |  #6261

Done. Pre-order for the 24-105 is in.
Not that I use that focal length often but it completes yet another triumvirate.


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Oct 27, 2017 08:03 |  #6262

Here's my A7RII in case any of you wanna take it from me. We got a whole session of photoshoot last night.

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Oct 27, 2017 08:08 |  #6263

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18482152 (external link)
Done. Pre-order for the 24-105 is in.
Not that I use that focal length often but it completes yet another triumvirate.

i think i getting that one and sell my 35 F1.4. I use flash on receptions so F4 is not an issue. I just have to be mindful not to shoot at 24mm with group shots. I thought it's perfect for studio work too. When I was in Canon, i remembered the 24-105L was my sharpest lens.

Kai tested the RIII+24-105F4, really sharp


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Oct 27, 2017 08:10 |  #6264

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i think i getting that one and sell my 35 F1.4.]

that one is on my wish list too...so many lenses...not enough $$...


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Oct 27, 2017 08:19 |  #6265

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18481936 (external link)
DONT sell the 28/2. Congratulations on the Riii.
I was looking at the 'trade up' program at Adorama and Poof said 'hey I might want to carry the R2' Ha! I can't win :)

Thanks..

The 80d and ef 50 1.4 .. is probably going as well as a pilotfly h2 that i dont use anymore..

I really dont want to sell my fuji kit

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Tempted to get 24-70 gm as i do miss the convenience of zooms.. but not too sure .

No rush for a lens though as in the mean time i do have the 28 and ef 50 and ef mount rokinon 85 ..


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Oct 27, 2017 08:34 as a reply to  @ rantercsr's post |  #6266

The only GM tempting me is the 16-35 but no hurry. the 16-35/4 has always been good to me.

So for this moose I did a different style of processing....shooting for the retro 'Browning' look, kind of what
you'd see on the cover of a hunting magazine. That was the scheme anyway.


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Oct 27, 2017 09:17 |  #6267

DOes the a7r have playmemories or did that start with the a7rii? I can’t remember


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Oct 27, 2017 09:26 |  #6268

TRhoads wrote in post #18482117 (external link)
Yeah, I have both cameras setup with prefixes, but the file numbering starts different with each new card, and yes LR will sort by capture time, but it would be nice if the camera didn't care which card was in, just keep the file numbers based in the camera, there are times when that would be helpful...for instance. On my last trip to the Smokies, two of my cards that were acquired at the same time, end up putting similar file numbers on, and at some point they were the same file numbers, so LR was not wanting to import duplicates. I tend to load all files into the folder and don't have these small cards numbered to remember which one I shot with first, and then once in the computer I rename them based on capture time, so if I am loading 6 cards from 2 cameras, I can rename them all at once...but not if the camera duplicates file names on different cards...

Do you use the same prefix? If you do A7 and A9 prefix, how does LR get confused?


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Oct 27, 2017 09:28 |  #6269

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DOes the a7r have playmemories or did that start with the a7rii? I can’t remember

It has it


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Oct 27, 2017 09:41 |  #6270

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Beautiful image Alfredo, great tones, very clean. I need to check out that tripod head you are using to do that.

How do you like PhotoLab, I got an email from them today about getting it now at a discount, was going to do that when I get home.

Thank you Travis. I love shooting blue hour. The FLM ballhead I got is the CB-38FTR. It's a perfect size for the a7RII. I'm using a RRS clamp on top to secure the camera on the ballhead.

Regarding PhotoLab, I like the tool, especially the control point feature which they incorporated from Nik. It allows you to make targeted adjustments including exposure, contrast, microconstast, sharpening, vibrance, etc. I also like the noise reduction, clear view (kind of like dehaze) and smart lighting (kind of like ProContrast) features. The one thing I hope they improve is when you're making an adjustment in the main panel, the image gets re-rendered and then it snaps into view. It's strange at first to see. Definitely not as smooth as Lightroom where you see the change instantly as you move the sliders. All in all, I think PhotoLab has a ton of potential and some really cool features.


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