2Chapter 2: Photography Basics



The Sony a7 II has scores of menu commands and options. They can discourage even the most experienced user, let alone someone who is used to a simple point-and-shoot camera. Fortunately, a lack of familiarity with these controls should not prevent you from immediately taking good pictures with the a7 II. You can start by setting the mode dial to AUTO, which will put your camera on autopilot so you can take pictures as easily as you would with your smartphone.

In fact, your camera will be easier to use than the camera in your smartphone. You will notice that the a7 II operates faster. It finds focus instantly, ...

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