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    Posted: 25 June 2020 at 09:29
Itís on its way.

It looks like itíll be a substantial upgrade on my a7r. I assume however there has been no restoration of the camera apps however. Itís a shame, I liked the smooth reflection app.

Any useful tips before it arrives will be appreciated. I do have a Tamron 35mm f2.8 lens and an LE-EA4
a77ii- and some Sony/Minolta A-mount lenses.
a7riii- Zeiss Loxia 21mm, Loxia 35mm Loxia 50mm, Loxia 85mm, Sony 24-105mm, Sigma 100-400mm.
 



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My tip is buy Gary Friedmanís ebook that covers the a7iii and a7riii. You will also get free (I think) the supplement covering the last firmware upgrade with the improved focussing. Worth every penny IMHO.

Edit: Iím sorry, Iím mistaken. Gary did combine the original a7 with the a7r in one book but after checking his website he has written separate books for the two version iii cameras. I have only got the a7iii so cannot vouch for the a7riii book, but if it is half as good as the one I have it is still worth it.

Indeed all the GF ebooks Iíve had have been essential reference works for all my cameras and I say this purely as a very satisfied customer and have no other reason to promote his books.


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No apps, I too loved the smooth reflections app

In order to take full advantage of the AF system in A7RIII its worth buying some native lenses.

A7RIII has been my favourite body of the bunch and I have owned A99, A7, A7RII and now A7rIV.
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I have the A7riii and love it. If you intend to do any portrait work, I recommend an FE lens to maximise the eye AF. I sold my beloved Minolta 85mm G lens in order to fund the viltrox af fe lens and have some change left over and could not be happier.
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Dont want to break your bank account ; the GM1.8/135 is criminal good. On the riii sensor croping should be no problem and will give plenty of 'reach' as telephoto lens
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wetapunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 June 2020 at 23:20
Originally posted by bonneville bonneville wrote:

My tip is buy Gary Friedmanís ebook that covers the a7iii and a7riii. You will also get free (I think) the supplement covering the last firmware upgrade with the improved focussing. Worth every penny IMHO.

Indeed all the GF ebooks Iíve had have been essential reference works for all my cameras and I say this purely as a very satisfied customer and have no other reason to promote his books.


Hi- yes, I've got the Friedman books in the past, but I'm wondering really if its worth it. A lot of the things the a7R iii does seems to be incremental improvements and based on functions I'm familiar with. The few new ones- like the pixel shift- seem to be covered on the web.
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Originally posted by nandbytes nandbytes wrote:

No apps, I too loved the smooth reflections app

In order to take full advantage of the AF system in A7RIII its worth buying some native lenses.

A7RIII has been my favourite body of the bunch and I have owned A99, A7, A7RII and now A7rIV.

Yup, I got a Tamron 35mm f2.8 last year when I could get it on sale *and* duty-free at Auckland airport.
That's when I discovered my a7R's autofocus system *really* sucked.
I'll probably add the odd one when the chance and budget allows.
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Originally posted by mambo mambo wrote:

I have the A7riii and love it. If you intend to do any portrait work, I recommend an FE lens to maximise the eye AF. I sold my beloved Minolta 85mm G lens in order to fund the viltrox af fe lens and have some change left over and could not be happier.


At the moment I'm coveting the 24-105, and 100-400.
a77ii- and some Sony/Minolta A-mount lenses.
a7riii- Zeiss Loxia 21mm, Loxia 35mm Loxia 50mm, Loxia 85mm, Sony 24-105mm, Sigma 100-400mm.
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Originally posted by wetapunga wetapunga wrote:


At the moment I'm coveting the 24-105, and 100-400.


Both excellent lenses. Still own the 24-105 and used to own the 100-400mm.
Might be worth looking at the new tamron 28-200mm and sigma 100-400mm for e-mount.
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Originally posted by nandbytes nandbytes wrote:

Originally posted by wetapunga wetapunga wrote:


At the moment I'm coveting the 24-105, and 100-400.


Both excellent lenses. Still own the 24-105 and used to own the 100-400mm.
Might be worth looking at the new tamron 28-200mm and sigma 100-400mm for e-mount.


I like the Sigma seems a bit lighter than the Sony too, but of course it hasn't appeared here yet.

My rough guide is to get lenses my current line up doesn't quite manage to cover. I don't really want 2 70-200mm f2.8 lens when my Sony A-mount one is really, still pretty good.
a77ii- and some Sony/Minolta A-mount lenses.
a7riii- Zeiss Loxia 21mm, Loxia 35mm Loxia 50mm, Loxia 85mm, Sony 24-105mm, Sigma 100-400mm.
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Originally posted by wetapunga wetapunga wrote:

Originally posted by mambo mambo wrote:

I have the A7riii and love it. If you intend to do any portrait work, I recommend an FE lens to maximise the eye AF. I sold my beloved Minolta 85mm G lens in order to fund the viltrox af fe lens and have some change left over and could not be happier.


At the moment I'm coveting the 24-105, and 100-400.
I

I too thought of the 100-400. I decided to go for the 200-600 instead. I am delighted with the decision.
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I too just purchased the A7r3. I have used an a900 since it was released and I had an a7r for awhile before selling it. My a900 recently started having issues with the dials jumping numbers when turning. So I decided it was finally time to buy a new camera. I got the A7r3 and so far I caouldn't be happier with it. Now I'm trying to decide which lens to buy first. I have an LEA4 from when I owned my A7r. I have the zeiss 16-35 f/2.8 and 24-70 f/2.8 as well as the minolta 70-200 f/2.8 SSM and minolta 85 f/1.4G. I shoot Architectural photography professionally as a side job and I used to use the metabones adapter and the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L tilt shift lens. I found it lacked sharpness on the A7r and I used my 16-35 Zeiss more often. Now I don't know if I should get the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 or the Sony 12-24 f/2.8 GM or the sigma 24-70 f/2.8. I'm really leaning towards the 14mm f/1.8 from sigma.
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@ Wetapunga, I would recommend the website of Mark Galer in Australia. The Gary Friedman books are great, I buy them always when I get myself a new camera.
Mark Galer has free e-books and a lot of tutorials.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wetapunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 July 2020 at 09:11
Originally posted by mambo mambo wrote:

Originally posted by wetapunga wetapunga wrote:

Originally posted by mambo mambo wrote:

I have the A7riii and love it. If you intend to do any portrait work, I recommend an FE lens to maximise the eye AF. I sold my beloved Minolta 85mm G lens in order to fund the viltrox af fe lens and have some change left over and could not be happier.


At the moment I'm coveting the 24-105, and 100-400.
I

I too thought of the 100-400. I decided to go for the 200-600 instead. I am delighted with the decision.


Well I've got the 24-105, it looks to be a very versatile lens. I like it.
May I ask why you ended up preferring the 200-600mm?

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a7riii- Zeiss Loxia 21mm, Loxia 35mm Loxia 50mm, Loxia 85mm, Sony 24-105mm, Sigma 100-400mm.
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