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Old 28.02.2018, 10:36
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Hypothetical technical advantage? Lets not talk fluffy nonsense, I deal in realism based on my own experience with Nikon/Fuji/Canon.
Have you seen, touched or used the A7III? If you haven't and have only read the spec sheets, then yes, its only hypothetical. Take off your fanboy glasses
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Have you seen, touched or used the A7III? If you haven't and have only read the spec sheets, then yes, its only hypothetical. Take off your fanboy glasses
The body is almost exactly the same as the A9. The sensor is a newly developed 24MP sensor the quality of which is clearly shown and demonstrated in the video I linked (which I shall of course assume you watched fully before commenting, right?).

When forming my opinions I only use objectivity and common sense based on evidence and practical experience, and you are the only one acting like an irrational and defensive person (I always hate to use the term fanboy it's so immature).
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Old 28.02.2018, 11:37
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When forming my opinions I only use objectivity and common sense based on evidence and practical experience)
Since you announced the near-certain death of Sony's competition due to the arrival of the A7III I merely asked if you've ever even seen the camera. You dodging the question simply means that you naturally haven't which makes your opinion subjective by definition. Indeed we live in a post truth world
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Old 28.02.2018, 13:07
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Since you announced the near-certain death of Sony's competition due to the arrival of the A7III I merely asked if you've ever even seen the camera. You dodging the question simply means that you naturally haven't which makes your opinion subjective by definition. Indeed we live in a post truth world
No-one announced "the near certain death" of SOny's competitors, that is your own invented term to exaggerate your already weak arguments. What I said was that this is such a strong release that Canon and Nikon are going to be under extreme pressure when they release their mirrorless solutions later this year, and that before then many people will likely switch to Sony.

As for if I have physically seen or used the camera, that is obviously a rhetorical question. You know I haven't seen or used it in person, I know I haven't seen or used it in person, anyone reading knows I haven't seen it or used it in person it as the camera has just been announced. However, there are already numerous professional articles online including many samples, as well as numerous Youtube videos like the one I linked which show what performance we can expect. Feel free to read them and educate yourself https://www.google.ch/search?q=sony+...hrome&ie=UTF-8

If you choose to ignore all of that evidence in some weird display of irrational defensiveness, accusing people of being 'fanboys' like some kind of teenager despite the fact that I have owned Nikon, Fuji and Sony, then that really is your choice. I am happy to disagree than waste time discussing further with someone who clearly has a biased agenda that does not involve rational objectivity. Ciao!
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Old 10.05.2018, 10:06
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Re: ****The Photography Discussion Thread****

So, as I was alluding to before, the Sony a7III is indeed pretty much being hailed as the best all-round camera in history. Not since the Nikon D750 has a camera been o enthused over https://www.google.ch/search?ei=EPzz...y+a7iii+review

I feel sorry for Canno and Nikon having to compete with that when they eventually release their high-end mirrorless cameras this year as in at best they can only likely equal such a camera. And that isn't taking into account the amazing A7R3 (which I own) and A9.

As for Fuji... they enjoyed their time in the limelight with their niche and very well designed products but they are now lagging in terms of features (no IBIS in the X-T3 will be a huge mistake) and Sony have pretty much destroyed their high-end models and Canon and Nikon will also eat away at their market share when they release their products.

If you are looking to buy a new mirrorless camera then the Sony A7III is by far the best option available, and the fact that Sigma and Tamron are now getting behind the Sony E-mount means that its longevity is assured. It's a good time to be into photography.
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Old 10.05.2018, 12:00
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Duh, just asked hubby about this (professional photographer and digital scientist) and he says it suffers from banding in certain lighting conditions and doesn't have all the different types of lenses that people want.
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Old 10.05.2018, 13:20
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Duh, just asked hubby about this (professional photographer and digital scientist) and he says it suffers from banding in certain lighting conditions and doesn't have all the different types of lenses that people want.
Banding is very limited as to be pretty much a non-issue (reviews and user feedback confirm this) and the lens lineup is of course not as good as Canon and Nikon as the mount is newer. However, the lens lineup is still very strong and high quality and is only getting better especially now as 3rd party options from Tamron and Sigma are becoming available.

If he wants to discuss it then cool, get him to get an account and post.
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Old 10.05.2018, 13:37
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Nah, I'll wait until he gets his proposed photography blog going and then you can talk to him direct.
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Old 10.05.2018, 13:46
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Nah, I'll wait until he gets his proposed photography blog going and then you can talk to him direct.
I think I shall pass on the offer as I am only interested in chatting on the forum, but thanks anyway and please give him my regards.
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Old 25.05.2018, 20:47
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Tested out the A7iii today, very nice. Asked the guy at the store how it is against the R variant and almost quote... "If you wanna print photos one metre by two take the R otherwise take the iii and two or three good lenses". So now I need to lose the A77ii, maybe the P900, definitely the GoPro, Sony Actioncam... the typ 109 is a total keeper.. The Ixus will appear here soon for free.
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Old 25.05.2018, 20:49
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Re: ****The Photography Discussion Thread****

How does it compare to 1DX II? At the end of the day 1DX gets cheaper by the minute and I think it still holds the spot of best camera (forgetting about the weight for a second).
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How does it compare to 1DX II? At the end of the day 1DX gets cheaper by the minute and I think it still holds the spot of best camera (forgetting about the weight for a second).
The Canon is a very decent camera but trying to compare a 2015 DSLR with a 2018 SLT is going to be very subjective, if you're already invested in either camp, even more so. For my money the Sony is probably the more attractive option.
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Re: ****The Photography Discussion Thread****

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Tested out the A7iii today, very nice. Asked the guy at the store how it is against the R variant and almost quote... "If you wanna print photos one metre by two take the R otherwise take the iii and two or three good lenses". So now I need to lose the A77ii, maybe the P900, definitely the GoPro, Sony Actioncam... the typ 109 is a total keeper.. The Ixus will appear here soon for free.
Tha is just a standard and lazy reply from someone who doesn't really know the actual advantages that higher megapixels bring, and you may be surprised to know it is very little to do with printing large photos.

What more megapixels allow you to do is crop a photo to frame it how you like, all without losing a significant amount of resolution. Not only that, but it can turn a 55mm prime lens into a 75-100mm prime lens simply because by cropping you extend the effective zoom range. Not only that, but when using the camera in APS-C mode (can be very useful for wildlife etc) it still gives you around 18MP. So when people say "it's all about printing" they are wrong, and I don't think I coud go back to a lower MP camera after having the benefits of 42MP.

However, if you don't need the above then the A7III is an amazing camera and it will do an amazing job. In fact I would say it is the best all-round full-frame camera to be released in many years, possibly even ever. The photos I take with my Sony are to my eye noticeably better than with my Nikon D750 or Fuji X-T2 in look, feel and rendition. The studio shoots I have done have looked amazing and the lenses I have are crazy sharp. I have:
  • Sony 28mm f2 (a modestly sharp lens that is great for street photography and travel)
  • Zeiss 55mm f1.8 (a sharp lens with a very good reputation)
  • Sony 85mm f1.8 (the sharpest lens I have ever used, it stuns me every time I use it)

I will probably also pick up the Tamron 28-75mm soon for hiking.
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I distilled a 20 minute chat into a couple of lines on this forum and what you said was also covered in quite a lot of detail. Something else we discussed was lens options... Bar none Sony has the best performance as they were designing their lenses at the same time they were developing the E-mount specs. Then it's Tamron, Zeiss and 'forget Sigma' who have added weight and the new mount to existing glass. Anyway, I have an A7iii on loan until Wednesday, hoping to put it up against the 77ii for some long exposure lightning action tonight!
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I will probably also pick up the Tamron 28-75mm soon for hiking.



I would have thought boots may have been more use
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I distilled a 20 minute chat into a couple of lines on this forum and what you said was also covered in quite a lot of detail. Something else we discussed was lens options... Bar none Sony has the best performance as they were designing their lenses at the same time they were developing the E-mount specs. Then it's Tamron, Zeiss and 'forget Sigma' who have added weight and the new mount to existing glass. Anyway, I have an A7iii on loan until Wednesday, hoping to put it up against the 77ii for some long exposure lightning action tonight!
Well if you distill it in a way that makes it sound like the guy didn't know what he was talking about with regards to high megapixel cameras then that's not my fault.

Anyway have fun with the A7III, but bear in mind that Sony 3rd gen cameras have currently no built in intervalometers or apps so you may need a manual one if you usually do that for shooting lightning. Looking forward to some chat.
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For me the A7iii was superior for action not least given the faster autofocus and higher AF sensor coverage. Matching lens for lens, for me Pixel shift on the Riii gives sharper images but is useless with anything that is moving, literally anything. Cherry trees in a light breeze became just an out of focus blur. So nice feature for still life and studios, for any thing else it is utterly useless. I got very similar overall results with the 'bargain box' useing 21, 24, 18-200, 70-300 glass. Cropping 8x the images were broadly similar, at 16x the Riii wins quite clearly at all ISO levels. . No difference between the two shooter when photographing lightning, eight second exposure, ISO 64. Comparitively, my 77ii is up to snuff for what I need right now. Too invested in A-mount glass to be changing anything just yet -- but these two Sonys are both fab cams, though I would personally buy the cheaper one. I'll stick to taking moon shots with the P900, street pics with the Leica and the 77ii for everything in between.
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Old 20.06.2018, 08:57
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Re: ****The Photography Discussion Thread****

Too much gear talk, not enough photos
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Hello,
Has anyone any tips on landscape locations in Basel land that are accessible via Public Transport?
I am also interested in any experience people may have had with photography weekend workshops in Switzerland


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You need to stop worrying about equipment as it's just a distraction. Plenty of great pictures are taken on a phone in 2021.
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