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The Sony A73/A7R3/A7S3/A9 Thread

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

  1. The_Abyss

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    The Tamron 17-28 seems decent for landscape. The Sigma 20 1.4 is beautiful, but I haven't yet tried it for astro - just not enough darkness for the next few weeks.
     
  2. ethan

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    I'll check them both out thanks.
     
  3. ethan

    Soldato

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    I'd rather buy a bigger bag than do without. Which is what I did with the Endurax.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfU1NQd-j40
     
  4. marcus_667

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    Finally after a lot of mess about with my bank crapping itself etc , finally sorted an order for an a9 extra battery and 28-75 2.8 tammy . giddy as now :D :D
     
  5. jonneymendoza

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    enjoy
     
  6. marcus_667

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    Cheers mate that new 100-400 sigma that is coming has slowed my tracks down with the GM version for now as people saying its 90-95% of one for a lot less
     
  7. ethan

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    Anybody using the FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS. I just opted for this over the 85mm f1.8. Hope I've made the right choice.
     
  8. Raymond Lin

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    I had the 85 FE, sold it for the 85GM, I also have the 90 Macro. I only use it for macro though, but I know it is a sharp lens for portraits. I guess more versatile.
     
  9. ethan

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    Yeah. It is the assumed versatility that led me to pull the trigger. It won't arrive for the next few days so won't be able to use it until the weekend.
     
  10. Richdog

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    I see no reason to upgrade my A7r3 for years now. All Sony need to do is add variable resolution sizes and better compression!
     
  11. ethan

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    Well this went Pete Tongue. Despite me ordering the 90mm it ended up being mistakenly sold to somebody else :( This caused me to reevaluate and I ended up with the Sigma 105 Art. I'll be using this as a low light event lens despite it's size and weight along with portraiture etc. I've got the Loawa 100 macro so no major loss with regard to the 90mm.
     
  12. Raymond Lin

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    Did you order the Sigma 105/1.4 Art?

    Have you seen one in person? It’s a mini cannon…it’s so heavy that it is not something you have it over your shoulder. Great for portraits but my god the weight and size just dominate everything.


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  13. footman

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    It's probably the sharpest lens that I have ever used, in fact some reviewers have suggested de-sharpening some portraits as it's too sharp and highlights blemishes on the subjects skin.
    I have used it both for macro and portraits of my family and I am very impressed with the results.
    The AF/MF clutch is delightful to use and the manual focusing ring is smooth in operation although I mostly make final focus with a rail. The AF is snappy too both on my A9 and A6000.
    My only concern was the amount of focus breathing when doing focus stacking but by all accounts many other macro lenses are worse. A friend of mine has the Laowa 100mm macro which is highly rated but he is very disappointed with the focus breathing.
    I'm happy with my purchase which is very unusual for me as I often develop buyers remorse!
     
  14. ethan

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    LOL. I might be getting that now you've said this ;)
     
  15. ethan

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    Yeah I'm used to it. Regularly used the Nikon fit.
     
  16. marcus_667

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    Got the a9 , the animal eye af holy mother of god
     
  17. Raymond Lin

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    It feels like cheating.
     
  18. marcus_667

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    absolutely dumps on the eos R too , its insane
     
  19. Jase

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    Made the right choice then :)
     
  20. SDK^

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    Probably a better choice choice for portraits over the 90 Macro :)
    Did you look at the 135 ?