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The Sony A73/A7R3/A7S3/A9 Thread

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by traveyb, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. marcus_667

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    I was toying with A73 / R3 or a9 actually haha , Especially with going to the isle of man next year for the tt as long as the human malware doesnt ruin things

    I know i want the Tamron 17-28/28-75-70-180 and either a 100-400 or 200-600
     
  2. The_Abyss

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    I've got the 17-28 and 28-75, and they're cracking lenses. If I didn't already have a Sony 70-200 f/4 I'd be looking at the 70-180 too. I probably will anyway once things calm down a bit.
     
  3. marcus_667

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    Yeah outstanding pieces of glass for the cash, think i am set now just to sell off all my eos R and 7d 300 2.8 etc
     
  4. jonneymendoza

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  5. marcus_667

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    Love em . Still toying on A7R3 or A9
     
  6. Jase

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    Has to be the A9 for what you wanted it for
     
  7. jonneymendoza

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    Those where shot with the a9
     
  8. marcus_667

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    ordered an A9 grey import, just waiting for lenses to come back into stock on e-infinity as they are substantially cheaper there
     
  9. Jase

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    You made the right choice.

    Check out the following channel on youtube for some Sony tips:

     
  10. marcus_667

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    Waiting for my stuff to sell off to get lenses and stocks going 17-28 -28-75 70-180 Tamrons and 100-400 GM with maybe a 1.4x tele
     
  11. Jase

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    May be worth considering the 200-600 instead of the 100-400 as you will not have as much overlap and the 200-600 is a bit cheaper... it's a BIG lens though
     
  12. marcus_667

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    I researched that it was not as sharp as the 100-400GM. I think I will stick with my plans for now maybe rent one then do a buy maybe
    and grey import the 100-400 is 100 odd more vs 200-600
     
  13. And

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    It's about 2/3 the length of the 600GM but not as well balanced and in use handheld 'feels' the same weight despite just under a kilo difference.

     
  14. Jase

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    I was comparing it to the 100-400. I'd love the 600GM but it's £12k and you never see used ones.
     
  15. And

    Hitman

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    You said it was a big lens, I was giving an idea how big, for comparison.

     
  16. footman

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    I'm perfectly happy with the sharpness of my 200-600 when I compare results with my 100-400 which was stellar.
    I use the A9.
     
  17. Jase

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    Same, in fact from my tests the 200-600 was sharper at some focal lengths and apertures. Like I said above the only thing I could really comment on was the 200-600 is a lot bigger, if it's something you want to put in your bag with a bunch of other lenses the 100-400 may be better choice.
     
  18. tatts

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    I have the R4 and A9, I have not touched the R4 since getting the A9
    You will struggle seeing the difference, I tried a load of my own comparisons with both these lenses and like most reviews you really can't tell but as soon as you fit a TC to the 100-400 the 200-600 will come out on top.
     
  19. marcus_667

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    I will ultimately get both but for now I want the Tamron 2.8 Trinity and the 100-400

    And realistically i could walk around all day with the 100-400 on at cadwell park
     
  20. ethan

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    I just purchased the Tamron 28-75 to compliment the FE 70-200 & FE 200-600 mm. Just looking for a wide angle Landscape/astro-photography at the bottom end and maybe the 85mm (and I'll be happy).