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    Can you recomend some zoom lenses for this camera. Travel and outdoor photography.   (4 Answers)

    By Bill October 29, 2016.

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      Hi Bill! We recommend the Sony SELP18105G E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS lens. -Anthony

      By SonyListens October 31, 2016.

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      How hard is it to learn using this camera? I have some, but not much photography / videos experience and knowledge, but I'm looking to get very into it.   (2 Answers)

      By Joe November 22, 2016.

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        I am new to photography as well. i have been renting an A6300 for my trips/events until i actually buy the a6500. the two platforms are very similar, i was able to learn the basics of the 6300 very quickly. because its a rental it didn't come with an owners manual, so i had to rely on information i sourced from the web. (there's plenty of it out there, my advice is that if you use youtube, look for the bigger accounts that have more views. i feel like they are more reliable and accurate) the camera can be used as a point an shoot in Auto Mode, or you can dive into the endless settings and customize. There's a settings reset option in the menu, so in case you go too far with customization, you can fix it all and return to factory settings. (i had to do that on my last rental, as the settings the previous person used were crazy). anway, do your research and see if this camera is right for you and what you want to use it for. i love the 6300 that i rented and can't wait to buy the 6500.. but again this is my first experience with a real camera so i have nothing to compare it to. hope this helps.

        By Anonymous December 6, 2016.

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        when will orders open up, I cant even preorder.   (2 Answers)

        By cameraman November 17, 2016.

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          I work here and I think it's between Dec 3rd and 5th.

          By Jared November 28, 2016.

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          What is the main differences between the A6500 and A6300?   (3 Answers)

          By BeginnerPhoto November 7, 2016.

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            the 5-axis image stabilization for the a6500.

            By jmatacola November 8, 2016.

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            Does the screen pop out so you can see yourself taking a selfie?   (2 Answers)

            By Amanda November 3, 2016.

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              Hi Amanda! The screen of the a6500 doesn't tilt to 180 degrees for selfie. -Anthony

              By SonyListens November 3, 2016.

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              Is it worth the extra money to get a full sensor camera vs this one with a crop sensor? Debating the A7 series and this camera. Also, when will these be commonly sold in US and will they be sold with a lens?   (2 Answers)

              By John November 28, 2016.

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                Hi John! Both APS-C and Full frame sensor cameras have their advantages. The biggest advantage of a full-frame is the image quality and image size. While the APS-C has its advantages on lens choices, since there are more lenses available for APS-C than a Full-frame. Using an APS-C lens on a full-frame camera will crop the image down to the size of an APS-C camera. -Anthony

                By SonyListens November 30, 2016.

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                Can the touch screen change settings or is it only for autofocusing? I make videos and would like a lens that doesn't make noise when it autofocuses. Any recommendations? Thanks   (3 Answers)

                By Liz November 13, 2016.

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                  If you use the camera primarily for video, you need to invest in a mic. the onboard mic is rubbish anyway.

                  By Anonymous November 25, 2016.

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                  I have ore ordered this camera and am wondering what lens to get, I want something small but to be able to use it for everything, to take pics of my kids and to take on vacations   (3 Answers)

                  By William November 7, 2016.

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                    I have this lens and it never leaves the camera ! Vario-Tessar T* E 4/16-70 ZA The all-seeing eye From panoramic landscapes and distant vistas to intimate portraits, the Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70 lens for E-Mount is as versatile as it is capable. Featuring legendary ZEISS image quality in a beautifully compact and robust package, this lens is an ideal all-rounder that is perfectly suited to travel photography or general everyday use. With the ZEISS T* antireflective coating, optical stabilization and a constant aperture of F.4 you have a lightweight, high-quality zoom that is as flexible and creative as you are.

                    By MoJo November 10, 2016.

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                    is there a affordable off camera speedlite and trigger compatible with the a6500. I have canon speedlites and YungNuo Flash triggers but not sure if they will work. It would be nice if I don't have to invest more $ in lights any input would be appreciated   (1 Answer)

                    By speedlite April 20, 2017.

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                      Hi speedlite, Sony can't guarantee 100% compatibility/functionality of 3rd party accessories. -Anthony

                      By SonyListens April 20, 2017.

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                      I am getting set to purchase the a6500 for my diving adventures. I also plan to purchase the newly released Ikelite housing. Can someone recommend a compatible lens that will also be compatible with the housing? I am too excited !   (1 Answer)

                      By Rafdiver February 16, 2017.

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                        They have a chart for what lenses work with what ports on their website - http://www.ikelite.com/images/products/housings/general/dlm-port-charts.pdf

                        By Gage February 16, 2017.

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