Configuring the Sony A7 Mark IV



Price: US$29.99 download
15MB downloadable ePub file; 583 pages (Apple Books default)

This book tackles the one major problem that I had when I first started using Sony's cameras: how the heck do I get it configured to work the way I want it to work? How do I make it usable the way I want to use it?

Thus, you'll find that this isn't a do-all, tell-all, expose-all tome like my other books have been. Nope, this book is a get-out-your-camera and read along to get the Sony A7 Mark IV camera set exactly right for your photography. I tackle this in some clear steps:

  • Fix some defaults
  • Make all your one-time settings
  • Customize the camera controls
  • Settle into your basic shooting options (look, focus, and more)
  • Get hooked up to your mobile device
  • Save your settings for later convenient retrieval

Along the way I deal with things like how Sony's organized the new menu system and how to navigate it faster, what the slot options actually do, how to set up back button focus (and some supporting focus button options. as well as picking your initial preferred Focus Area modes), how to get near perfect raw image exposures, and yes, I explain the rather opaque Memory Recall function in a way that will have you using it (and able to restore it) if you accidentally reset the camera.

Because this book takes a far simpler approach than my Complete Guides, I'm able to use the ePub format to publish it as a download, which makes it perfect for any reader device, big or small. It's been optimized for Apple Books (macOS, iOS, and iPadOS), but it works with other e-readers, as well. 

What do readers think of the book?

  • “Your explanations are great, and the book saved me hours…to find out not only what to configure, but also the considerations in making those choices.” —ML

583 pages (Apple Books default settings)

Current version 1.00

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