Sony A7 III, A7R III, A9 Astrophotography Settings

Taking pictures at night can be a fascinating exercise, and there is nothing more magical than observing, and capturing the stars and the Milky Way.

In a previous article, we talked about night photography and the best low light settings for your Sony full frame camera. Astrophotography fits into the same category but we decided to write a separate post given its unique characteristics and challenges.

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Sony A7 III, A7R III, A9 Low Light Photography Settings

A typical situation all photographers encounter sooner or later is a scene that doesn’t have enough light. To obtain the optimal exposure, you need to choose the right settings and, in some cases, push the camera to its limits.

The good news is that Sony full frame models have great sensors as well as excellent autofocus performance in low light. They provide all the tools you need to survive your night photography session or any other low light situation you might come across.

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Sony A7 III, A7R III, A9 Landscape Settings

Since moving to Wales and the country side, landscape photography has become one of my favourite genre, and the dynamism of the ever changing light of this country give me plenty of opportunities.

Sony makes excellent sensors with great dynamic range, which means that cameras such as the Sony A7 III are excellent for landscape photography, and other models like the A7R III and A7R IV give you a large amount of resolution to work with.

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Sony A7 III, A7R III, A9 Best Photography Settings

To take a good photograph, there are really only three settings you need to worry about: aperture, shutter speed and ISO, which are also known as the exposure triangle. Actually, we could be lazier then that by rotating the main dial to Auto, letting the camera pick all the settings and simply concentrating on the composition as we do with smartphones.

Dig a little deeper however, and you’ll see that your A7 camera has a plethora of settings, many of which are related to photography and image quality.

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Sony A7 III, A7R III, A9 Viewfinder and Display Settings

The third and fourth generation A7 cameras, as well as the A9 series, have a built-in viewfinder and a tilting LCD screen on the rear with touch capabilities. There are several settings you can configure to get the most out of your EVF and monitor. Let’s take a look at them.

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