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    Posted: 15 June 2018 at 20:46
Jist wrote this article about why I think the new A7III is the best camera available for wedding photographers. Would love to hear what you all think!


https://fstoppers.com/originals/seven-reasons-why-sony-a7-iii-best-wedding-photography-camera-you-can-buy-258165
 



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When you factor in the cost I agree with you. Without budgetary constraints I would probably roll with an a9 for weddings. For personal use I have and use the rii/riii. But I feel for wedding photogs 24 mp is more than sufficient especially for the number of images shot
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Post Options Post Options   Quote trainerKEN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 June 2018 at 23:00
that's amazing since just a few years ago, every article or video that FStoppers did seem to be very anti-Sony
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wross Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 November 2018 at 16:28
Very helpful.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AutumnRose Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 November 2018 at 00:26
Ken, remember a few years ago most stores that carry cameras were anti Sony too, and most Canon and Nikon users were dead set against mirrorless cameras. The times they are a changin'!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 November 2018 at 07:20
I believe in people, so, I think they weren't anti Sony, but so used to Canon and Nikon that they couldn't see the advantages of the Sony cameras. That changed after more people got used to Sony (and it makes business sense to talk about the most talked about products on your web site)

Some good points there. TBH,the Nikon D750 could also be a contender for this title, but with completely different arguments I guess.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aavo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 November 2018 at 07:22
Nice article and well argued seven reasons for wedding photography. All this can easily be transfered to most of photography we need.

a7III is well done full frame model with acceptable price level and probably the first for me to think about aps-c replacing. It means, my KM5D - a700 - NEX7 - a6500 road can be ended in coming years. My very last full frame SLR has been Canon A1. I still I keep full frame film camera Canon AF35M for backup. This one has small and nice body with fixed prime 2,8/38 (point and shoot) and acceptable AF precision and speed.

a7III means also for me, that "from DSLR to mirrorless" bath is ending and DSLT remains as intermediate step inbetween these great solutions for keeping a-mount alive - the understanding I always had and still have.

    
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ABDurbs Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 November 2018 at 10:08
Very nice informative article

Switching from SLT to mirrorless is a constant "nightmare" for me, because every time I justify sticking with what I am currently using, someone brings out a reason for me to switch



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aavo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 November 2018 at 11:14
Originally posted by ABDurbs ABDurbs wrote:

Very nice informative article

Switching from SLT to mirrorless is a constant "nightmare" for me, because every time I justify sticking with what I am currently using, someone brings out a reason for me to switch


Your first version has question about lens. You have deleted it, but hope you can accept my answering.
For me the very first lens for a7III will surely be about 35mm great fast prime with lot of croping ability - with great IQ of croped from 6000x4000 to 3000x2000 resolution pics. This croping ability means for me, that I have very fast 35-70mm zoom too.
The second lens, even some years after switching, can be my aps-c e-mount 18-135/3,5-5,6. This is great lens with fullframe body even in croped mode. And it is small! It covers my needs from 27-200(250)mm full frame.   
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 November 2018 at 13:55
Originally posted by Aavo Aavo wrote:


Your first version has question about lens. You have deleted it, but hope you can accept my answering.
For me the very first lens for a7III will surely be about 35mm great fast prime with lot of croping ability - with great IQ of croped from 6000x4000 to 3000x2000 resolution pics. This croping ability means for me, that I have very fast 35-70mm zoom too.
The second lens, even some years after switching, can be my aps-c e-mount 18-135/3,5-5,6. This is great lens with fullframe body even in croped mode. And it is small! It covers my needs from 27-200(250)mm full frame.   
I would skip that 35 and go for the 28/2, the best bang for your buck in FE mount. And 28mm is more versatile then 35mm IMHO. If you prefer zooms, the 24-105/4.

Money left? Get the 85/1.8.

The 18-135 on the A7 III would give you a 11mp camera, that would not be good enough for me (YMMV)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 November 2018 at 14:20
I bought the Rokinon 35 F2.8 before buying my A7II, but I like it a lot. Maybe I need to try another FE 28 F2, but I'd rather have the smaller 35 and 24 primes. The FE 28-70 OSS is quite good at 28 mm F3.5 too.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 November 2018 at 15:11
Those Rokinons (or, better, Samyangs) are interesting, indeed. I find 28mm a great compromise, but if you prefer 35mm or 24mm to 28mm, they're a good option I think.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aavo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 November 2018 at 16:10
Only just explane my opinion.
Because of small mirrorless body it is good to keep every-day lenses small too. So this is a hint - use primes.
As fast zooms are surely very big lenses, then one (or two) great fast primes with ability to crop lot are very helpfull.
Sony can try to make for FF small zoom alike aps-c 16-50/3.5-5.6, but the seccess is here probably very hard to achieve.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote onsplekkie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 November 2018 at 17:07
I still think that the A7mk3 is huge compaired to the A7smk1. Also, the IQ of a7s in silent mode in low light is better as the A73, especialy in moiré aspect.

Anyone else surprised by the price the a7s fetches these days for a sluggish AF, 12MP camera
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