Sony A7III

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  1. lonewolf1983

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    Would be 100% in with Sony if i was a wedding shooter
     
  2. Xang

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    Yes.

    I never noticed motion distortion when shooting the A7R3, I don't photograph things that move fast enough to effect it apparently. It's the banding under artificial light which got me, but it is a double-edged sword - the banding isn't super noticeable in a single image, only when you scroll back and forth through a burst. And the 7iii does have anti-flicker on the mechanical shutter, which gives you a clean image in situations the A9 cannot. Given the other benefits though, I'm just shooting a slower shutter in receptions (100-125) along with bursts to get around this. I'd rather stay silent all the time and the banding just irks me even though it's hard to spot.
     
  3. dche5390

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    Not just banding.
    Something to do with A9's ability to process all that data without a sweat where the A7iii does struggle and when silent shutter is on, bad things happen.
     
  4. dche5390

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    Quoted for truth.
     
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    A7Riii + 24105G, Flash & tools and then whatever kit suits from following native lenses.
    Primes - 28/2, 55/1.8, 85/1.8
    Zoom - 1635F4. 70300G,100400GM (+ 1.4x TC)
     
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    It surprises me a lot all the time. For something that is so cheap and cheerful, it actually has some decent sharpness. Being as light as it is, the AF is nice and snappy. Definitely an ideal lens for street photography, even if it is "only" f2.8. :)
     
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    Saw the 28/2 listed there a few times. What is everyone's impressions of it? I have $200 in rebates coming my way and thinking of putting towards the 28/2 mostly for video work.
     
  8. Xang

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    It's very good, especially for the money. Serious barrel distortion. Sharpness improves a lot by f/2.8.

    Can't comment on video specifically but it's not the largest lens, can't imagine it would be super easy to follow focus with.
     
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    It’s a sharp lens but the distortion killed it for me, so moved it on. If your happy fixing stuff like that in post, it’s fine.
     
  10. lonewolf1983

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    I personally really like it, some distortion as mentioned but sometimes that can work for you, its my go to for wide angle photos of the bub

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    I like it because it is f/2 and with the addition of a conversion, becomes 21/2.8. However, I went for 24/1.8 instead.
     
  12. Xang

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    Which lens is that?
     
  13. Multiplexer

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    So is the camera now readily available in retail or still a long back order
     
  14. FranchiseJuan

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    As I posted earlier. Sony have a world wide advisory that the A7 III is on consignment until after Christmas (This means if you are a shop you will only get allocated as many cameras as you have orders with deposits for). So if you don't want to put money down for a pre order, you will need to wait till next year. Quite a number of lenses will be like this for a few months too.
     
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    Isn't that a crop sensor lens?
     
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    Oh shiiiiit. I just got pwnd.
     
  18. lonewolf1983

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    curse of the confusing sony lens scheme strikes again!
     
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    I know right!!?! Oh well, now I have a faster 35mm. And having 'two' does help me albeit not the intention lol.

    Good thing I didn't sell the 24-105G then! But f/4 ...
     
  20. Xang

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    I was thinking the exact same thing.

    Kind of hilarious that you didn't notice the reduced FoV haha. And reduced MP as well I presume (I've never shot a FF camera in crop mode).

    Also, $1350 for an APS-C prime W T F
     

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