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How To Set Up Your α7R II

Whether you just got a new α7R II as a Holiday gift or you were one of the first in line when the camera was introduced, we can help you discover all of its capabilities so you can get the camera set up to perform just right for you and your style of shooting. Here's a short list of set-up guides to help you get your α7R II dialed in.

Colby Brown's Tips To Getting The Most Out Of Your α7R II

Sony Artisan Colby Brown has an excellent 15 Tips To Getting The Most Out Of Your Sony α7R II on his blog. "Sony has really pushed the boundaries with this full frame 42mp mirrorless camera this time around. For many, this was the final nail in the coffin that allowed them to make the move from a DSLR to a smaller (and mostly lighter) mirrorless system. And with every new camera, there are new menu systems to learn, new custom button functions to remember and new features to wrap your head around. So no matter if you are brand new to Sony or a long time user who just picked up the latest flagship camera, I have compiled a list of 15 of my favorite tips to help you get the most of your brand new Sony α7R II." -Colby Brown

For more about Colby Brown, take a look at his Artisan page and be sure to check out his deep dive review of the Sony α7R II here.  

Greg Benz's α7R II Setup Guide For Landscape Photography

For landscape photography, here's a thorough and comprehensive guide including menu screen shots from Greg Benz. "My primary emphasis is landscape shooting suitable for large prints, I also need the flexibility to quickly and easily capture people and fast moving action. And if I have to make a choice, my philosophy is to setup the camera to give me the best possible final image, rather than trying to get the best possible image straight out of the camera – I’d rather spend time on the computer if that’s what I need to create a better image. -Greg Benz

See the full guide on Greg Benz's blog.

Brian Smith's 10 Favorite α7R II Menu Settings

At BrianSmith.com, Sony Artisan Brian Smith talks through his 10 favorite menu settings that are new to the α7R II. "There’s lots to love about the new Sony α7R II including upgrades to the original α7R of 5-Axis image stabilization found on α7 II, Silent Shooting mode found on the α7s and Electronic Front Curtain Shutter (EFS) found on every α7-series camera – except the original Sony α7R. But there’s also bunch of new setting you won’t find on any previous Sony α7-series cameras." -Brian Smith

You can find out more about Brian Smith on his Artisan page and you can find a wealth of useful information on his blog

Nasim Mansurov's Guide To α7R II Settings

Nasim Mansurov of the PhotographyLife blog put together a guide to α7R II settings. The post is a solid guide that shows how Mansurov sets up his camera.  "With a powerful 42 MP sensor and a pretty long list of features including native 4K video recording capability, the Sony α7R II is a high-end interchangeable lens mirrorless camera designed for serious enthusiasts and professionals. In this article, we will provide some information on what settings we use and shortly explain what some of the important ones do." -Nasim Mansurov

See Mansurov's complete blog post here.  

Shawn Steiner's 7 Tips & Tricks

On the B&H Photo Explora blog, Shawn Steiner has 7 Tips and Tricks to Master The Sony α7R II.  "I’ve been fortunate enough to spend the past few months with the camera and, after delving deep into the manual and menus, I have found more than a few minor tweaks or features that streamlined performance and improved the shooting experience." -Shawn Steiner

See the full article here.


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