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tsdevine wrote:
Jako, what's the purpose of the little screw on the bottom of the plate. I got my RRS bracket on Saturday and I'm a little perplexed by it.


I think it's for fitting the other piece of the "L" if you want a full bracket for portrait position.



Jan 13, 2014 at 11:43 PM
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tsdevine wrote:
Jako, what's the purpose of the little screw on the bottom of the plate. I got my RRS bracket on Saturday and I'm a little perplexed by it.

TIA,
Tim


It's a safety mechanism, to prevent the camera sliding out if the clamp isn't tightened all the way.

I assume there's not another on the other side because the L-bracket addition has a lip of some sort (I wouldn't know, I just went with the bottom plate).



Jan 14, 2014 at 12:06 AM
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p.161 #3 · p.161 #3 · Official: Sony A7 and A7R Fullframe Mirrorless



But it can't slide out since the grip is wider than the clamp.....and it's on the far end of the grip "cap".

Just another one of life's mysteries....

-Tim

DamonJoyce wrote:
It's a safety mechanism, to prevent the camera sliding out if the clamp isn't tightened all the way.

I assume there's not another on the other side because the L-bracket addition has a lip of some sort (I wouldn't know, I just went with the bottom plate).



Jan 14, 2014 at 12:47 AM
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You mean a rail on both sides?? The L piece attaches to the other end.

Makten wrote:
I think it's for fitting the other piece of the "L" if you want a full bracket for portrait position.



Jan 14, 2014 at 12:49 AM
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p.161 #5 · p.161 #5 · Official: Sony A7 and A7R Fullframe Mirrorless


tsdevine wrote:
But it can't slide out since the grip is wider than the clamp.....and it's on the far end of the grip "cap".

Just another one of life's mysteries....

-Tim



You're right Tim! It supposed to function as a safety screw but it's useless it that place.
Perhaps it was cheaper to include screw and allen key kit rather than change and reprint manual?



Jan 14, 2014 at 01:08 AM
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p.161 #6 · p.161 #6 · Official: Sony A7 and A7R Fullframe Mirrorless



You're probably right :-)



Jan 14, 2014 at 01:14 AM
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JaKo wrote:
You're right Tim! It supposed to function as a safety screw but it's useless it that place.
Perhaps it was cheaper to include screw and allen key kit rather than change and reprint manual?


Let's put an end to this mystery.
Having received the L Plate set today (BA7-L Plate Set) I too am puzzled as to the purpose of this screw and mounting hole... There is no mention of it in the attached literature and this does not exist on any of my other camera L plates from RRS.
So, I sent an email to RRS which should solve this puzzle



Jan 14, 2014 at 02:34 AM
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Shooting RAW is often seen as a badge of honour for aspiring photographers, others realise that jpegs have their place in many pro workflows. Being able to produce high quality jpegs seems to be very important for many cameras that are used casually, such as some Fujis. It's nice to have in any camera.

Good research from several sources is accumulating that Sony has significantly improved their jpeg engine in the a7/r series. They now produce better jpegs OOC than Nikon manages with the D800/e series:

'At 400 ISO there's slight evidence of increased noise levels and colour shift on the D800e, which becomes more obvious at 800 ISO. At this point the A7r is definitely enjoying a superior result. At 1600 ISO and especially 3200 ISO the noise levels on the D800e become even more apparent, and at 6400 ISO there's a clear difference between the two cameras.'

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Sony_Alpha_A7r/Sony_A7r_vs_Nikon_D800e_noise.shtml

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/dslrmagazine-sony-a7r-vs-nikon-d800-and-a7-vs-leica-m-test-sony-has-the-best-jpg-results/#comments




Jan 14, 2014 at 08:50 PM
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miklar wrote:
Let's put an end to this mystery.
Having received the L Plate set today (BA7-L Plate Set) I too am puzzled as to the purpose of this screw and mounting hole... There is no mention of it in the attached literature and this does not exist on any of my other camera L plates from RRS.
So, I sent an email to RRS which should solve this puzzle


FWIW
The official response from RRS is as follows:

"That is the hole for the safety stop screw. You can simply disregard that screw hole if you are using the L-plate".








Jan 14, 2014 at 09:16 PM
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FWIW
The official response from RRS is as follows:

"That is the hole for the safety stop screw. You can simply disregard that screw hole if you are using the L-plate".

but it's the 3/8" hole that i am curious about, what's that for?



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p.161 #11 · p.161 #11 · Official: Sony A7 and A7R Fullframe Mirrorless


I have a quick question guys.
I just bought an A7 and I noticed that when I leave my finger on the shutter too long after it actuates, it will fire again even in Single AF mode. Is this normal?



Jan 14, 2014 at 10:25 PM
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jaehoppa wrote:
I have a quick question guys.
I just bought an A7 and I noticed that when I leave my finger on the shutter too long after it actuates, it will fire again even in Single AF mode. Is this normal?


Jae, I have an A7r, and it didn't happen to mine. It functions normally as single AF.



Jan 14, 2014 at 10:35 PM
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The shutter release has multiple states, near as I can tell.

1) Fully open
2) "Half-press" to engage metering and AF
3) Full-press / trigger the shutter
4) "Half-cocked" (release some pressure but not all the way in order to fire another shot using the same exposure and focus

Perhaps you are experiencing what I've just now dubbed as half-cocked.

I've even used the half-cocked state on purpose a few times. Then again I engage in half-cocked photography on a fairly regular basis.

I'm actually being serious about the half-cocked state; I believe it exists. Whether it's a feature or a bug may depend on point of view.




Jan 14, 2014 at 10:36 PM
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haha. that is exactly right from my experience also, and we even have the expression: 'going off half-cocked'. It can catch you out, at times.

I only used the shutter button for two things - to release the shutter (doh) and to cancel image review fast. But I found a third the other day - when the camera sleeps, to wake it up faster.



Jan 14, 2014 at 11:25 PM
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p.161 #15 · p.161 #15 · Official: Sony A7 and A7R Fullframe Mirrorless


Fred Miranda wrote:
I have been using the slimmer Markins and the LCD can be swivel at all angles. It fits very nicely.
http://www.markinsamerica.com/MA5/LS-A7.php
Fred

With full access to usb and battery?
db



Jan 15, 2014 at 12:08 AM
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p.161 #16 · p.161 #16 · Official: Sony A7 and A7R Fullframe Mirrorless


oops. i had continuous shot on. I confused it with AF-C. Brainfart lol. Thanks for the replies guys!


Jan 15, 2014 at 01:06 AM
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p.161 #17 · p.161 #17 · Official: Sony A7 and A7R Fullframe Mirrorless


davidbogdan wrote:
With full access to usb and battery?
db


Yes full access to both.
However, it's not possible to use Sony's USB shutter remote in portrait orientation. The camera doors won't have enough clearance.. I am using an IR remote instead.
Fred



Jan 15, 2014 at 02:37 AM
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p.161 #18 · p.161 #18 · Official: Sony A7 and A7R Fullframe Mirrorless


Are any of you guys using Wasabi batteries for your a7(r)?
I've had no issues with them on my RX1R and I was wondering if it's the same with a7. Any known compatibility issues? Do they last longer than the OEM battery?



Jan 15, 2014 at 03:37 PM
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p.161 #19 · p.161 #19 · Official: Sony A7 and A7R Fullframe Mirrorless


I am using Wasabi batteries. I have no issues with them for my A7r, work perfectly.


Jan 15, 2014 at 03:43 PM
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p.161 #20 · p.161 #20 · Official: Sony A7 and A7R Fullframe Mirrorless


dennishh wrote:
I am using Wasabi batteries. I have no issues with them for my A7r, work perfectly.


+1
Not seeing any difference in battery life either.



Jan 15, 2014 at 03:57 PM
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