I wouldn't pay $149 for custom gridlines on my camera and neither should you

Sony custom gridlines
(Image credit: Sony)

Sony just announced that it will launch a gridlines feature in the spring of next year. It will enable photographers to import four sets of gridlines making it easier for "volume photographers" to consistently compose images, but there’s a caveat – it’s going to cost $149, and I can’t help but think that’s a bit of a rip-off. 

What Sony is offering is a convenient solution for taking the same image over and over again with different subjects. Initially, it will only be available for the Sony A7 IV but the company plans to roll it out across other cameras. While it might appeal to school, graduation or cruise ship photographers, it seems like a lot of money to pay for four gridlines. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.