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The Sony Alpha NEX-6 by Brian Matsumoto Ph. D, Carol F. Roullard

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Chapter 6: Manual Operation of the Camera

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Introduction

Whereas chapter 5 dealt with taking over partial control of camera settings, this chapter is about taking complete control of the camera and manually fine-tuning its settings.

There are times when you want the exposure and focus to be fixed to a constant value. For example, suppose you want to take a panoramic shot the old-fashioned way without using the NEX-6’s Sweep Panorama feature. To do this, mount the camera on a tripod, set the exposure to manual, and take a series of overlapping pictures by panning the camera with the tripod head. The focus and aperture must be fixed and cannot be ...

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