1. razor777

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    I was looking for something with slightly further range but will definitely look at it now I've put off by the power zoom.

    Definitely! Just noticed the cracking shot by ShrubMonkey so deffo worth a look.
     
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  2. ShrubMonkey

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    Many thanks

    Looking through my images, I have taken a fair number with the 24-240mm. Heres a few more taken with the 24-240 on a combination of A7 and A7r

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  3. razor777

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    Thanks! IQ looks great considering the range. Definitely something to put on the list.
     
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  4. jonneymendoza

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  5. Riz_Guru

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    I haven't heard of many people complaining about the Sony A9's AF abilities to begin with, its good that Sony is tweaking it to make it even better though :D
    However it would have been nice if Sony had also added following functions which were included in the Sony A7R III:-

    - Anti-Flicker
    - Picture Profiles incl S-Log2/3 and HDR-Log etc
    - Photo rating & Burst Photo Grouping
    - Better SD Card Management including number of shots and buffer clearing indicators for both SD card slots as apposed to the one like the Sony A9.
    - Update Touch Screen functions

    :)
     
  6. addicknchips

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    Is the a7riii menu touch enabled?

    How are you getting on with that mega lens suite? What’s your favourite/most used glass from the lot?
     
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  7. jonneymendoza

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    Yea it is
     
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    Its a thought choice as they are all different for different purposes...
    The 16-35mm f2.8 GM is stellar edge to edge, I used it recently for some property photography and it performs as expected. It is also not the large/heavy considering its a GM lens.
    The 85mm f1.4 GM is the choice for portraits along size the newly acquired Zeiss 55mm f1.8, both are excellent.
    The 24-70mm f2.8 GM is a real work horse of a lens, can easily use it for most applications and probably a good single lens solution.
    I haven't used the 70-200mm f2.8 GM + 1.4x TC as much as the others, but again its stellar however the sharpness isnt much different from the f4 G version.

    If I had to pick just one lens it would be a hard choice, probably end up being between the Zeiss 55mm f1,8 or the 24-70mm f2.8 GM

    Favorite lens is probably the Zeiss 55mm f1.8, most used, probably the same if I look at my Lightroom history, however that is including my previous Sony ownership days, the 24-70mm f2.8 GM is probably my most used lens now on my new kit.
    I will check though :D

    :D
     
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  9. jonneymendoza

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    The 24-70 is a sensational lens. Too many good lenses for Sony below 400mm.

    Can't wait to see what there 400mm prime is like
     
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    The FE 400mm f2.8 is going to be amazing, I would imagine that Sony may even introduce something groundbreaking in this lens but we'll have to wait and see.
    My guess is it'll cost around £12k but expect special bundle deals when bought with a Sony A9...... who know's, Sony may even through in a free A9 when you buy the FE 400mm f2.8 :D lol
     
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  11. jonneymendoza

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    Gives us time to save up
     
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  12. Riz_Guru

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    "us" leave me outta this?..... the search for a new house is well and truly put a hold on my Sony GAS! :eek:
    Some of the house prices are eye watering and there was me thinking G Master prices were high! lol
     
  13. jonneymendoza

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    Stop looking at Gmaster branded properties and go for the cheap Chinese samyang lookalike ones
     
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    There's a gorgeous Brenizer method shot at Luminous Landscape and it's in 4:3 portrait., shot in what looks like 3:2 landscape and cropped to 4:3 portrait.

    I think I prefer 4:3 rather than 3:2 for portrait orientation.

    Anyone else?

    I think I'll try a few Brenizer method shots, I've only done a few this being the one I'm happiest with, taken with an 85mm... shot in landscape and cropped to portrait.

    Pook-Stitch-2.jpg
     
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  15. jonneymendoza

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    Thought you had quoted me on something
     
  16. woof woof

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    I did but also wanted to post about the stitched shot and 4:3 v 3:2 and in faffing about the quote got lost.

    It doesn't matter, it wasn't anything intelligent or interesting. Sorry to disturb you :D
     
  17. jonneymendoza

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    Can't escape it. I got notification on hehe
     
  18. Tom Green

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    Has anyone ever used the Minolta 70-210mm 'Beercan' on the A7 series? How was it if so?

    Considering one as a cheap MF telephoto landscape option.
     
  19. F/1.4

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    So I've finally made the change after a long wait. Shooting fast primes on dslr to me is a pain in arse having to tune and check for AF back/front focus.

    Bought the A7R3, A7R2 and A6500 with 4 shiny new primes

    Also got a Crane 2 and audio gear (gonna finally get stuck into video)

    I can honestly say I don't miss DSLRs and I'm relieved to get rid of them

    Really excited about this changeover.
     
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  20. Barrysprout

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    If only I'd had the foresight to order a USB charger from Amazon with the ex-pro battery I ordered! Battery arrived this morning but the A7 didn't turn up until tonight. Battery slowly charging in camera now :(
    Managed to get a few minutes play from the ex-pro battery as it had a little charge in it but not enough for a proper test. Nearly s**t myself with the noise from the shutter!

    There is a "lightning Deal" on Amazon at the moment if anyone is looking for a cheap small flash for fill
    Neewer NW320 at £42.49
     
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  21. addicknchips

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    Oh yes you have to spend the big bucks to get a battery charger included.
     
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    That's a couple of quid you've spent £££££££££
     
  23. jonneymendoza

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    Damm you bought all that gear for the price of an a9!
     
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    True! Offset mainly with selling the other gear.

    I genuinely won't miss it. It was a toss up between having a A9/A7RIII combo and having one less lens and the A6500. Decided to add the extra lens and A6500 instead of the A9 and just went with the A7R2 as second camera

    The eye AF on them for portraiture is absolutely amazing. Also having every AF point as accurate as the centre ones is a godsend.
     
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    Lol I could have bought a few A9s and then some lol
     
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  26. jonneymendoza

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    Is that a gimble you bought as well? Is it heavy to carry? Looking for a light weight gimble for travel video footage
     
  27. F/1.4

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    I wouldn't say lightweight. It can handle 7lbs odd of gear. It can be operated single hand though I got the 2 hand grip.

    It was the Zhiyun Crane 2.
     
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  28. stevelmx5

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    I wouldn’t recommend an external USB charger because it won’t charge any faster than in-camera (usb is 5v and 2amp max regardless of the unit). I use an external mains ExPro dual charger and have no issues.
     
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    Not too fussed about the time it takes to charge, and to be honest once the initial charging is done it won't be a major inconvenience to keep them topped up. It's just an annoying wait on day 1 :D For the past few years I've probably bought 15 camera bodies but every one used the same batteries so I'm not used to this.

    In saying that the ExPro dual charger is a good price so I'll maybe get one anyway. (y)
     
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    No problem, just thought I’d give you a heads up. The only other advice is to let your batteries run flat before recharging them rather than keep topping them up. You’ll get a longer life out of them then (sorry if you already know this!)
     
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    Ahh ok cool
    May look into it or a lighter setup. I just need it to hold steady at worse a A9 with a 85mm batis lens as the heaviest setup.
     
  32. Barrysprout

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    Battery charged, stuff on coffee table shots as promised :D

    First up, an old Helios 44M

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    Next a couple with an Oshiro 60mm Macro that I forgot I owned until yesterday.

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    And one from the kit lens to make sure it was working.

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    And yes I know the guitar looks ver dusty but you should have seen it before I cleaned it!
     
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    i understand no longer true with lithium cells, haven't read the whole post but I guess the bats in question are.
     
  34. addicknchips

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    how you finding it?
     
  35. Snapsh0t

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    Indeed. Very out-dated advice from the days of Ni-Cad cells and possibly the opposite of what Lithium cells require.
     
  36. stevelmx5

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    I hadn't read anything new, hence my usage cycle but like you say it appears to be old advice. Cheers
     
  37. stevelmx5

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    Thanks, I stand corrected

    Just to clarify further, I have 4 numbered batteries and generally work through them in order. This helps by me knowing which are flat and which are charged so when I'm shooting an event/wedding etc I can just grab the next one in order and know they're charged.
     
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  38. Barrysprout

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    Initial gut reaction - maybe I've made a mistake and should have stuck with Fuji. But that's not surprising after years of Fuji use. Menus are all very alien (Zebra?:D) as are the control placements, so it's going to take a bit of time to get used to. Hopefully I can get out with it over the next few days.
     
  39. woof woof

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    Give the zebras a go and see if they're any use. I think video people find them useful but I find them distracting so I've turned them off.

    On the subject of menus... Some manufacturers get criticised but personally I just don't see the problem and I do wonder why people see this as a big issue but maybe that's because I only use the menu to format the card and set the clock. Everything else is changed via a dial or button :D
     
  40. addicknchips

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    It has its quirks.
     
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