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    Posted: 11 September 2019 at 10:55
I have sold a kidney, lung, plus extended my roadkill diet in to 2021.
and bought an A77iii body, LA_EA4 adaptor , batteries etc at reasonable prices
A7iii brand new with 20% discount from Camera House $2205 delivered
Adapter 2nd hand but hardly used - $250 ( another guy selling one in unopened box, $200, still has not answered me after nearly a week - bugger.
Incidentally there was one in an unopened box on fleabay bidding when I saw it was at $1840 ( plus $20pp), when it got to next bid of $2190 = $2210 total I gave it away for the retail supply option. and $5 cheaper ( a coffee). The stupid bidder could still get from my source as it's still available. Research is the key.
Batteries after market and Nitecore USN4 Pro charger.
Need the remaining lung or kidney so I'll have to stick with my Alpha glass.
all my short zoom lenses are APS-c so will mainly use them on the A77s, but all my macros and longer teles are FF, so pretty much on the A7iii and mainly for nature especially birds, maybe a bit of sports.
Body arrives Friday the rest next week sometime so I'll spend the day watching video tutorials on the A7iii, especially after
this

Edited by happyjack - 11 September 2019 at 11:01
7D turned A77,77M2,MIN 50/1.4,MIN100/2.8macro,Sig10-20,F4-5.6,SAL70-300G,18-250,CZ16-80,SAL70-200/2.8,75-300,24-80/2.8SAM, TAm 150-600G2

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Post Options Post Options   Quote nandbytes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 September 2019 at 11:09
just wondering if you'd have been better off with the cheaper LA-EA3. LA-EA4 kinda kills all the AF bells and whistles of A7III.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 September 2019 at 11:28
Congratulations. I am stuck in 2014 for cameras, but it is not that bad.

It looks like you have several lenses that will work on the LA-EA3. There are not many downsides to owning both adapters.

I would recommend the FF 28-70 OSS kit zoom if you didn't get it, but if you aready have the Sony 28-75 SAM that will work for fine.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote happyjack Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 September 2019 at 02:36
My Sony adviser who is the Sony Repair agent for NZ recommended the LA-EA4.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote happyjack Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 September 2019 at 03:11
From info and research, the 3 & 4 are suited to different purposes.
A couple of lenses are screw focus so the 4 is needed. also for fast subjects etc
from https://briansmith.com/gear/sony-lens-adapters/
Sony A-Mount to Sony E-Mount Lens Adapters
Sony LA-EA3 Lens Mount Adapter
LA-EA3 lens adapter transmits the lens data to the camera to control aperture and uses the A7/A7R/A7S focus system to provide AF on SSM lenses. The LA-EA3 is and ideal choice for landscapes or architecture or any application where fast lighting focus isn't needed but you wish to capture the highest possible resolution.

LA-EA4 Lens Mount Adapter
LA-EA4 lens adapter adds full-time continuous Phase Detection AF using Sony's Translucent Mirror Technology making this adapter well-suited for shooting fast moving action or when shooting with older screw-drive lenses. According to DxO, the light loss from the translucent mirror is 1/3 stop.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 September 2019 at 03:24
I don't think that guide has been kept up-to-date. On my A7II the LA-EA4 seems best at tracking focus, but that may not be true with the post A9 models.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 September 2019 at 06:43
With the A6400 and the LA-EA1 the AF of my 70-400G is noticeably slower then on the A77m2. It might be the older adaptor compared to the LA-EA3, but as the LA-EA4 has a AF system build for A-mount lenses, it would not surprise me that the LA-EA4 still focuses faster then the LA-EA3.

Anyway, het a native lens to go light. The 28-70 is a basic option, or the FE 28/2 or even the FE 50/1.8 if you're okay with primes.

Why did you decide on the full frame camera? I like full frame, but you came from APS-C and several of your lenses are APS-C and the APS-C bodies are cheaper (giving you money for a good lens).

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I have just spoken to Adam at Phototronic on another matter but also questioned about the 3 & $
3 will give faster focus, but only for ssm lenses
4 is needed for camera driven focus lenses

so for all my ssm long zooms I will also need the 3. The good news is I can get one for AU$215,
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Hi Addy - all my small zooms (DT 16-80, Sig 10-20, 16-50/2.8, AF DT 18-250 are APS-c,
All my other lenses are FF

28-75 SAM is FF
Sony 70-200g,
70-300G,
Tammy 150-600G
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Min 50/1,7 Screw
Sig 20/1.8 screw ( this belonged to Brettania!)
Min 100/2.0 Macro (screw drive),
Sig 180 macro,
Min 200/2,8 APO,Screw, although from this report I'd probably use it on the A77M2 only.

Latest: I have actually bought the AE3 for AU$215 so have both bases covered. Well bases 3 & 4, what's on 2, and who's on 1?
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Howard, sounds good. Looking forward to seeing what you post with the new kit.
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Joe, I have to extract a tight fitting, reluctant digit first. I have absolutely heaps of photos to get on to Zenfolio so i can post to Dyxum.Plus I also need to reorganise my Aussie Odyssey Groups so the most recent places visited come up first.
As it could be a 10 year Odyssey, I'm think I will have to start of with a triple-alpha prefix. starting at zzz - which will give me 17,576 places!
Might need all that as Aussie is so huge.   
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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 September 2019 at 13:05
Originally posted by happyjack happyjack wrote:


DT 16-80
16-50/2.8
DT 18-250
28-75 SAM
Sony 70-200g
70-300G

These all have Lens Compensation support on the A7 bodies when used with the LA-EA adapters too--the APS-C E-mount cameras don't offer that. Between that and the in-body stabilization, the A7 series are probably better replacements for a APS-C A-mount cameras than any of the A6x00 series.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote onsplekkie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 September 2019 at 19:58
Welcome to the e-mount.
I do not know if you shoot many people or pertrait stuff, but missing out on the incredible eye-auto focus on the A7iii is realy a biggy to me

You don't have a 85mm prime in your line-up, the FE version is surely nice&compact + offers that Eye-AF

Well, anyway, enjoy your new cam and make sure you get back here and share some of the images
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 September 2019 at 20:09
Originally posted by happyjack happyjack wrote:

Latest: I have actually bought the AE3 for AU$215 so have both bases covered. Well bases 3 & 4, what's on 2, and who's on 1?
The two lowest numbered A to E adapters cover only APS-C frame size, so these are not that useful for cameras with the larger sensor.
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