Sony A7III

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  1. 13atman

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    Very nice. Hope to finally put my a7iii through its paces this weekend...
     
  2. Dark Orange

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    So some customisation additions, animal facial recognition, and some interval shooting options.
     
  3. Deftone2k

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    Pretty keen for the update. About to shoot a triple header of weddings so will hold off the update until next week.

    The engaging Eye AF with focus start will be a big improvement on the functionality I think... short of going up to an A9 I am definitely keen to see how this works. My current method is to lock focus with regular AF (flexible Spot) and switch to Eye AF once im in vicinity of the face of my subject to speed it along. Eye AF struggles when its cold starting (understandable).

    They eye tracking looks great, my friend sent me a video tonight of him playing with his dog and it did a great job.
     
  4. 13atman

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    Get the a9 kid, you deserve it!
     
  5. lonewolf1983

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    interested to see how it goes on the a7iii - seems the a9 was far better than the a6400 so i suspect probably somewhere in between.

    Not that I shoot sony anymore but i'd probably still stick with a custom button myself for real-time tracking, sometimes you just want to be able to still choose your focus point
     
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  6. Deftone2k

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    Yep so I have AF on for AF on regular point selection and then AEL for eye focus/tracking. Which is great because both buttons are in the same place on both regular body + grip.
     
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    New firmware is awesome! That focus point is super sticky now.

    Wait for the Godox V1
     
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  8. 13atman

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    Oh damn! V1 looks amazing!
     
  9. Dark Orange

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    If I have no use for the listed extra features, is the firmware worth the effort?
     
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    You were using eye-AF for model shoots weren't you Dark Orange ? This update improves it too.
     
  11. 13atman

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    it;
    it's about a 10 min job..but no i guess. It's a banger of a camera out of box without updates.
     
  12. Dark Orange

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    My biggest wish would be the ability to temporarily open the aperture fully while focussing, which would get around a lot of my focussing issues.
     
  13. lonewolf1983

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    Some lenses do this on Sony
    I see pro's and con's to both methods. light for focusing vs focus shift
     
  14. Dark Orange

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    It's not an issue when shooting wide open, only when you are closed up a bit at which point a bit of focus shift is probably irrelevent, and certainly better than no focus at all.
     
  15. KoiTech

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    anyone know the best way to see if a lens is soft in any parts? i've got the 35mm 1.4 and have been hearing about softness on the sides being a problem with this lens.
     
  16. Dark Orange

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    1. Take some photos.
    2. Zoom into the images.
    3. Check for softness.

    Do you notice any softness? If not, you either have a lens without a problem, or a problem that you can ignore.
     
  17. Deftone2k

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    So the main issues with the 35 zeiss is the misalignment and softness you get to one side. Fall off to edges is rather normal but that is the major problem everyone has with that specific lens.

    I would take a photo of a brick wall and then see the detail fall off either side. The idea you have texture and you are facing it front on its easy to pin point where it starts to go a bit whackadoo.

    I dont have it but you will see examples of what to look for in the threads where people are talking about it.

    Its a shame really, its why I went the Sigma 35 Art instead for the time being (still secretly hoping we get a 35GM).
     
  18. KoiTech

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    i did the decentering test thing and it looks like my lens is clear.

    i didn't see any softness in the photos i was taking but maybe my eyes are not good at seeing it.

    this was taken at f4. i'm wondering if anyone can take a quick look

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Deftone2k

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    It looks pretty sharp to me.

    Do you have any whre its facing the wall front on? For me thats always been easier to spot
     
  20. Raykay

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    Any grab an A7iii during the easter sale from JB? I was placed on a backorder list, wondering if anyone got any updates from JB.

    Seeing some of these photos is getting me very very excited!
     

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