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The Sony A73/A7R3/A7S3/A9 Thread

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

  1. ethan

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    No. I thought if desperate or if I needed the extra reach over the 105 I would pull the R73 out and use it in crop mode.
     
  2. marcus_667

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    Yes bud cheers for the help , just waiting for that sigma 100-400 to come out in the next few weeks and going to order the tammy 70-180 2.8 also , have decided i need a bit of an extra grip to be fully comfy on the a9 though not sure wether to get small rig or just battery grip
     
  3. Raymond Lin

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    Whatever you do, do not get the Official Sony Thumb grip.

    1 - You can't change battery without taking it off
    2 - You can't use a tripod without taking it off

    It's crap.

    Battery grip makes the camera quite bulky, I have a Small Rig and a Lim's Leather case and I prefer the leather case (it has a metal frame underneath) with access to battery door and tripod mount is still centred but moved back a little. It adds enough height to the body so my pinky has a place to go.

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    Small Rig is heavier and also taller. It moves the tripod mount off centre.

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  4. marcus_667

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    Awesome @Raymond Lin for that info i was debating a cheaper battery grip for when at track just cos more batteries on me , and a smallrig or something for daily , i saw the price of the sony grip and was like no Ty LOL . my tripod is arca swiss based so the small rig makes the best sense.
     
  5. tatts

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    The smallrig on the R4 is great but I don't like it on the A9. If you use the anchor on the bottom I've seen it come loose for a few people, almost got me first time out but luckily I caught it. it was always coming loose and twisting in the hand too. The r4 one has a better lip so doesn't do this. I opted for the battery grip on the A9 which suits me as I mainly use the 135mm and 200-600 so it feels comfier with these, would be strange with smaller lenses.
     
  6. doodah

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    Sony have confirmed the A7siii (mrk XXXVI :p) is due this summer. Keen to see how it compares to the R5, especially as they said it would go beyond expectations a while back....
     
  7. ethan

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    I decided I might be better off with the FE 90mm macro than the Laowa but there's no stock anywhere? Would this be due to the virus? MPB had one in but that was fetching £798.00 which is rediculous really given the full price has £100.00 knocked off in perfect condition with an extended warranty. The one from MPB comes with a minor amount of dust and a six month warranty - which is stupid.
     
  8. Raymond Lin

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    It’s probably a knock on effect of the factories closing the past few months. Whether it is made in China or Japan, everyone is affected.

    Are you a member of TP forum? The market place there is quite active.
     
  9. ethan

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    No. Thanks for the tip. I'll go and have a look.
     
  10. marcus_667

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    Sigma 100-400 DG DN has shipped :) giddy
     
  11. divuk83

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    Let me know your thoughts on the Sigma, I'm seriously tempted by one!

    Dave
     
  12. marcus_667

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    Will do pal , at cadwell park sunday so hopefully get to give it some stick
     
  13. Captain

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    Who’s picking up the 12-24 F2.8 GMaster lens?
     
  14. SDK^

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    I have a cheap Sigma 12-24 which occasionally gets used for an interior room photo or landscape. The new Sony 12-24 looks awesome but it’s very specialised, I can’t image many people need F2.8 in such a wide lens and have £3k drop on it.
     
  15. marcus_667

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    Just do a buy great piece of glass i had no issues with at all, my issues was coming from learning the a9 and catching the exposure dial and over exposing by 1 stop which was easy fixed in post here is a small sample of shots :)

    https://imgur.com/a/jt4cWfy
     
  16. Jase

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    I will get one, I want it for my Iceland trip in October so I'm not pre-ordering at the moment.
     
  17. marcus_667

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    3 weeks or so in I love the A9 , its great makes life easy for quick fast product shots, and its great for when i visit the track etc battery life has been insane and feels better in my hand now with a smallrig on
     
  18. Richdog

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    A lot of the people who buy this lens will be amateur enthusiast gear-heads with compulsive lens buying habits.
     
  19. Jase

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    I'm not sure about that, it's makes perfect sense to have say 12-24, 24-70, 70-200.. the only downside is the price but tbh things are not getting cheaper these days!

    I actually bought a 14-24 2.8 Nikon lens before my first trip to Iceland years ago, I wasn't sure if I'd use it much but it turned out to be one of my most used lenses... it was great for Northern Lights, Ice Caves and Landscapes etc etc. Still rate it as one of my Favourite Nikon lenses and that was a 14-24 this is a 12 :)
     
  20. SDK^

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    Sony has a lot of wide angle options - the 12-24 F4 would be a better choice for most people, for less than half the price.