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Lesson 32 from: Sony A7 Mark II Series Fast Start

John Greengo

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32. Custom Set-Up: 8

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Custom Set-Up: 8

All right final page on the customs said it when you dial evey compensation and so in this case let me just double check if you remember back earlier in the class I mentioned in aperture priority and shutter priority that we could use either the front dial or the back dial to make changes for that particular function well that's kind of unnecessary you could just do it with one and you can have that other dial perform and exposure compensation and so if you're constantly using exposure compensation, you could have it either dedicated to the front or the back dial as the standard way that you might make your image is a little brighter or a little darker and I think for an advanced user who uses exposure compensation, this might be a good thing to take a look at it because it's just going to save your time and be a little bit quicker in setting that any of the other options on the camera zoom ring rotate is not going to apply to most people unless you have one of these pz lenses which ha...

s a power zoom and you can control which direction the zoom turns by turning it left or turning it right when you're zooming in resuming out and so it's a very dedicated control for those special video zoom lenses the movie button on the side of the camera is generally always going to start movie recording even if the camera is not in the movie mode, it'll just start movie recording and some people don't like that they only wanted to record when they put the camera in the movie mode because they don't want to inadvertently start recording movies and so if you don't want to accidentally record a movie you might want to put this into the movie mode only so the dial's wheel lock is an interesting kind of hidden button that I bet a lot of people don't know about if you hold down on the function button for four seconds it will lock the following controls the rear dial the front dial and wheel in the back of the camera so if I was shooting a sporting event where I was going to be shooting for the next two hours at exactly the same shutter speed aperture and s o and I was going to be handling the camera up and down switching cameras back and forth and I didn't wanna be a bump in either controls I could lock all my settings in by holding that in for four seconds and either locking or unlocking it and so I think it's a great option and it's unlikely that you're going to be pressing this button for four seconds and so it's just a neat option to be able to have to turn on and so I'm going to recommend turning this on lock if you want to do that

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Sony® A7II Info and Menu List
Sony® A7RII info and Menu List
Sony® A7SII Info and Menu List

Ratings and Reviews

Diane Schulman

INCREDIBLE Class! I couldn't find anything on the internet that truly explained this camera, explained what it can and can't do and what accessories would work with it. I have had my Sony A7II for awhile now, but was so overwhelmed by it, I rarely even took it out of its case. It was just easier to use my Canon 5D III. After this class, I am so excited to finally practice with and use my Sony. John is an incredible teacher. He is thorough, professional, fun and knowledgeable! Buying this class was the best investment!!! I feel like I just got the gift of a new camera because I can finally use my Sony!!! Thanks John and Thanks Creative Live!!!

Enrique Vega es

I stored my Sony A7II for more than a year since I've been Canon's user for 7 years and I felt unsure of taking this new camera which implied a different menu system, different functions, a little bit intimidating. Finally, I took a bit of valor, put my camera next to the computer monitor for then start watching this guide and I spent a great time actually. I'm amazed at how helpful and clear is the sequence of the chapters. It was enough to get to chapter ten to know all the basic controls and start taking pictures with an equivalent confidence of my good old Canon, or even better since in the chapter 8th I learned how accurate and easy to use is the focusing system, either, manual or auto (For stills I've always used manual focusing). Very informative, enjoyable and now I became a new fan of the mirrorless cameras, at the point that I'm considering to buy another two :D


John is an excellent teacher! In fact his Fundamentals of Digital Photography 2014 was the first ever class I watched on CreativeLive, and since then I'm in love with his teaching style as well as with CreativeLive! I bought my Sony A7II in March 2015 and when I found out that John is giving a class on it I was very excited! As I expected I learnt many secrets about my camera which I had been using for 9 months already. For example about the option of focusing on the eyes, setting the buttons, making panoramas etc. The camera is still smarter than me I must admit. I am enjoying my Sony even more now since after the class I feel much more confident. Thank you John and CreativeLive for such an opportunity! I would recommend to everyone who has a Sony a7II camera and the other cameras in this line to watch this class. It's a concentrate of useful information, very detailed and to the point. I spent two days just watching the class and practicing new knowledge with my camera straight away. I had to postpone all the other life chores. And I would be ready to watch the class again after some time as it's a professional camera which needs a lot of practice!

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