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Sony A7R III XLR-K2M Adaptor Review

While an expensive upgrade, the Sony K2M adaptor basically brings the audio functionality of a broadcast video camera to the Sony A7 series cameras with full manual control over audio functions. While it can be difficult to mount a traditional wireless receiver like the Sennheiser G series wireless without an additional mounting adaptor, the latest generation of Sennheiser AVX wireless microphones are perfect for this application.

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Using Canon Speedlights with Sony Cameras

Having invested in some Rotolight and Elinchrom gear I already have a Rotolight EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus which allows me to work wirelessly with both the Elinchrom and Rotolight gear. To go out and buy another Sony transmitter and speedlight is not something that I want to do at the moment, so I purchased the Elinchrom EL-Skyport Receiver Plus. For the money, this is a simple solution that allows me to use almost any speedlight with my Sony cameras and also incorporate them into my other lighting setups with Elinchrom or Rotolight. 

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Backfocus Issues with Lens Adaptors

ENG lenses have the ability to adjust backfocus utilizing a focusing chart, however the Metabones/Canon combo does not. My only solution to this problem at the moment is first to be aware that it exists, and second to use focus magnification and readjust focus after a focal length change. It is not the end of the world, but for those of us coming from older camera types using techniques like crash focus this is an issue we will have to workaround for the time being.

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Sony FS5 RAW Output and Continuous 120fps Paid Upgrades

The Sony PXW-FS5 continues to get better as they release core updates that allow for additional features. Unfortunately these are paid upgrades, but for those seeking better high frame rate recording, or RAW output this should help extend the usable life of the camera. 

The RAW output in particular when paired with a Atomos Shogun Inferno or Ninja Inferno allows for 4K Raw up to 60fps. Internally the camera can record 4 seconds of 4K 120fps which isn't a lot, but for those shooting 4K projects will still be a big plus. 



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