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    Posted: 25 October 2018 at 01:12
I recently purchased the A6500 as a lightweight option for travel or when I want to avoid that look from my wife that goes with "Oh, you're bringing that ... " when I pack the A99II.

I'm sure this is a noob question, but how do people keep the monitor clean? I'm used to hiding the monitor 99% of the time, and I don't have that option with the A6500. While it doesn't really impact on my use, it looks bad.

I don't know if screen protectors make any difference to the propensity for smudges - are they less oleophilic than the naked monitor? If so, which protectors are recommended as Sony don't appear to sell one for this model.

Edited by Atom Ant Oz - 25 October 2018 at 12:51
A99ii + 16-35Z | 24-70Z | 24-105D | 70-200G | 100-300D | 70-300G | 70-400G
20/2.8 | 28/2.8 | 50/1.4 | 135/1.8Z | 300/4 | 500/8
A6500 + 10-18 | 16-70Z | 18-135 | 70-200/4G
28/2 | 56/1.4 | 85/1.8
 



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Originally posted by Atom Ant Oz Atom Ant Oz wrote:

how do people keep the monitor clean? I'm used to hiding the monitor 99% of the time, and I don't have that option with the A6500. While it doesn't really impact on my use, it looks bad.

I don't know if screen protectors make any difference to the propensity for smudges - are they less oleophilic than the named monitor? If so, which protectors are recommended as Sony don't appear to sell one for this model.


I keep cleaning it! It doesn't stay clean.

I don't use a screen protector. The A58 I bought new and has been used a lot, and carried on my chest a lot. There are usually some smudges on it but no bad wear marks. Sony seem to use very tough glass.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aavo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 October 2018 at 08:58
I have used Sony's "hard" protector on the NEX7 screen about 5 years and when selling, I was looking very carefully, how it looks after 5 years use. Actually there was no one scratch on the protector.
The negative side was air, what happens somehow to enter in-between LSD and protector, despite the protector was installed by professional service and very well. So I finally tried to press air out every week or more. I have now a6500 and do not use protector any more over 1 year, as before NEX7 with a700 - 5 years and no scratches too.

So, if you feel, that you can keep your gear carefully, then my suggestion is not to use protector. LCD with protector is much worse to look through, anyway for me. If you are holding your camera and so lenses carefully, you probably don't scratch them at all. Keep LCD next to soft material, far from keys, wallet locks, buttons, belt and so on. Use the lens protecting filter and it can surely be enough for using your combo when travelling.

Edited by Aavo - 29 October 2018 at 09:03
a6500 & some nice e-mount lenses. Be fond of photography - this is the way to alleviate stress
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Just to add: I am not using the strap over the neck. I use small strap over my right wrist and when I finish shooting, I put gear back into the bag.
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... of clean and empty pocket :)
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Thank you gentlemen. I tend to carry my cameras with a braided paracord wriststrap, and rarely put the camera in a bag - that's for spares lenses if I have them. The A6500 is smaller than the A99ii & A77ii that I'm used to, so I reckon I'll do the same with it.

I have purchased a glass screen protector just because I'm a little paranoid about the exposed monitor being damaged. The monitor looks the same as before. I don't know if the touchscreen performance is any different as it's not something I'm accustomed to using.

I'll still be careful with the monitor, but I'll be less paranoid.
A99ii + 16-35Z | 24-70Z | 24-105D | 70-200G | 100-300D | 70-300G | 70-400G
20/2.8 | 28/2.8 | 50/1.4 | 135/1.8Z | 300/4 | 500/8
A6500 + 10-18 | 16-70Z | 18-135 | 70-200/4G
28/2 | 56/1.4 | 85/1.8
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aavo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 October 2018 at 10:57
For AF I still use the selector up-down-left-right, not touchscreen. This one is not good enough for me jet. I miss, what I had on a700.
My Keys are costomised so:

Center button - Focus Area
Custom Button 3 Focus Standard

For me it is the best combination for AF point selection on a6500. And of course, it keeps LCD much more pleasant (cleaner) to use.

But, I use AF point mooving not much.
Actually - Focus Area Zone is lot in use too.
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