The A7 manual is bad, monumentally bad. Sony's info link for "more detail" has nothing in it as yet. So, I sit here staring at the thing and wondering. Perhaps others have devised clever ways of making this camera more usable, with button assignments, C1 and C2 configurations, etc. Here are my particular questions seeking usage tips.
I have a manual flash in the hot shoe. Works OK. Trouble is I can't figure out how to set the flash options or focus the lens. We have fill, slow, rear and wireless flash. I sort of understand fill, but how do slow and rear relate to function?
Next point; focus. In AF mode the camera lights the flash to guide the focus drive. Guess that would drain the batteries pretty quick. Better to go manual focus and I use manual lenses most of the time anyway. But wait! When I set my shutter speed to 160 my displays go black. Where is the setting that selects a flash sync mode and lets the EVF maintain reasonable brightness independent of shutter speed?