Sony α7 III (ILCE-7M3)

Auto Focus, Eye Auto Focus (Eye AF)

How to use “Eye AF” (Eye Auto Focus) on the Sony a7 III

  1. Use the Fn (Function) [14] button to set the “Focus Mode” to AF-C (Auto Focus –  Continuous).
  2. Press the “select button” in the center of the Control Wheel [15] to enable Eye AF.

Auto Focus Modes

Prioritize Focusing While Using Continuous Auto focus and High fps

  • Set: Menu > (Camera Settings 1) AF1: 5/14 > [Priority Set in AF-C] = AF
    • [Priority Set in AF-C] Sets whether to release the shutter even if the subject is not in focus when the continuous AF is activated and the subject is in motion.
      AF: Prioritizes focusing. The shutter will not be released until the subject is in focus.
  • This allows the camera to reduce the # of frames/second, if it needs to, in order to make sure the auto focus is correct.

Using Zebra for Photography Sony a7 III by Aron J Anderson

  • Use Zebra Level set to 100+ IRE to maximize exposure without clipping.
  • Adjust the exposure (open the aperture) till you see zebra stripes, then back it down till the zebra stripes disappear.
  • Check out the Histogram Chart at 2:00.

Setup Guides

Setups for Video

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  • You can read the “Image Count,” a.k.a. shutter activation/count, using the ExifTool by Phil Harvey. Silent/quiet shutter activations are not counted.

Sony A7 III, how to manually control A, S and ISO?

  • After switching the camera to A, S, or P, modes, you can use the front wheel to change the parameters.

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