Sony A7III

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Pbx_Jnr, Feb 27, 2018.

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    Pbx_Jnr

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    Just the 1, wezz ??
     
  2. wezz

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    While I would like to get a couple - the cost of Sony FF lenses is making that difficult.

    I am likely just to get the cheap 28-70 which looks perfect for gimbal video work. The mostly interally zoom mechanism give me a few more options for focal lengths without re-balacing.

    There is a cheap 24-70 GM for sale in Perth though which is pretty tempting.
     
  3. Raykay

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    Did you order yours on Easter or earlier?
     
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    Ordered on the 19th April.
     
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    Ahh okay, I've been told it's coming in store on the 17th. One more damn week.
     
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    Camera has arrived! - ended up going with the Tamron 28-75 too as one came up for sale 2nd hand at a good price. Got an event 2nd June to give it its first run - so need to get some practise in with it.

    The clunk on start up and shutdown was a bit disconcerting at first - but is normal apparently for engaging the IBIS?

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    Hey Folks,
    Im looking for advice for godox flash' on an A7III.
    direct mount of the TT350s when on the older firmware was sketchy, was there ever a hotshoe issue on this body?
    selected fill flash but was rarely detected, I wonder if there is a power up sequence to solve that.
    now trying again 6mo later, but with the latest firmware installed, it now has 'accessory not supported' error!
    is this a sony business practice to deny non-genuine, like the aftermarket battery firmware 'fix'?

    Had to move to the godox X1T (transmitter) just for fill flash. such a lump on the camera when stacked.
    does anyone have a lightweight and not bulky alternative for occasional macro use, like a ring light just to help out the Sony 90mm Macro F2.8 on a bushwalk?
    Cheers,
    Chris.
     
  9. Dark Orange

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    How confident are you that the flash is fully seated? I have seen a couple of youtube reviews of the Sony where they admitted it took a few days of problematic speedlight usage before they realised the speedlight wasn't making proper contact with the front contacts.
     
  10. CeeAyeEee

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    Looks like it was the perfect storm of roadblocks, have not received the 'accessory not supported' warning since so it musnt been seated at that time, but a changed menu item, wrong boot sequence, wrong focus mode, wrong shutter mode will separately stop functionality.
    Being an endless tinkerer doesnt pay off with this camera system!
    Except i need a custom flash preset setting....
    Thanks for your help!
     
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