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      08-21-2018, 05:32 PM   #1
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Bit the bullet and bought a Sony A7iii

Coming from a Canon 60d. All i can say is WOW. This Sony A7iii camera is amazing!!!

Glad i made the jump. Cant wait to get some native Lenses for it.


sigma 18-35mm Taken with 50mm by Mike, on Flickr

Taken with MC-11 with canon 50mm 1.8

Sigma 18-35mm by Mike, on Flickr

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Taken with MC-11 with Sigma 18-35mm
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Funny. My last camera was a 60D. I've been wanting to make the jump too but can't justify it yet given my situation. Definitely will in the future though, looks awesome!
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Congratulations on getting such an awesome camera - - - I know, I love mine!

Looks like you already have some great lens to use until you start picking up native glass. When using the 18-35mm Sigma, did you shoot in crop mode or crop at the image level? Some APS-C lens will cover most to full-frame image sensor, but not many.
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Congratulations on getting such an awesome camera - - - I know, I love mine!

Looks like you already have some great lens to use until you start picking up native glass. When using the 18-35mm Sigma, did you shoot in crop mode or crop at the image level? Some APS-C lens will cover most to full-frame image sensor, but not many.


The 18-35mm went to APS-C mode. Can you stop it from going to aps-c? Just to see how bad the vignetting is?
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I only have one APS-C lens (for my A6300) and haven't tried it yet on the A7RIII, but this should get you to the correct menu setting (set it to manual in menu 1/14):
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I only have one APS-C lens (for my A6300) and haven't tried it yet on the A7RIII, but this should get you to the correct menu setting (set it to manual in menu 1/14):


I'll check it out. Thanks
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Congrats! Mind blowing camera.

Look at this with a G-master lens at ISO 2000:

Prairie Dog Sentry by David Stephens, on Flickr

The dynamic range and resolution give you so much leeway to raise ISO with almost no noise or loss of detail or shoot at ISO 50 to get incredible dynamic range. Backlit in strong light, like this shot, no problemo. Break all the rules of you old body to learn the full capacity of this body.

Yes, the G-Master lenses are incredibly sharp and lighter than other full-frame counterparts. I've got the 24-70mm f/2.8, the 100-400/f4.5-5.6 and the 12-24/f4 G, along with the FE 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters. The only Canon lens I'm keeping is my EF 14mm f/2.8L II, which is astounding for Milky Well shots, using all 15-stops of the a7RIII's dynamic range.
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Wish I had the extra cash to make the same switch
Maybe a used one will pop up eventually, amazing camera!
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just made the switch from a Canon 70D to the Sony A7iii. I'm blown away with the amount of options and features. Now I need a "Sony A7iii for Dummy's" book

Any advice on basic set up will be GREATLY appreciated.
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just made the switch from a Canon 70D to the Sony A7iii. I'm blown away with the amount of options and features. Now I need a "Sony A7iii for Dummy's" book

Any advice on basic set up will be GREATLY appreciated.
The incredible flexibility of the a7III can also lead to incredible difficulty when things go wrong. Last week, I spent 45-minutes trying to figure out why an a7RIII was over exposing in Manual mode. I finally jury-rigged it to work, without ever figuring out what was wrong.

If you're shooting in Automatic mode, then the main thing to focus on is Autofocus choices. With Sony lenses, the choices are endless I use four modes (out of dozens). I use Lock-On Wide for bird-in-flight against even backgrounds, I use Lock-on Center for tracking BIF and other moving and stationary stuff and I use Lock-on Spot for things like little birds in bushes. I use Eye-detect for people. Eye-detect, for some strange reason, is not a Default setting, so you'll have to assign it to a button, somewhere on the camera body or Sony lens. I assign it to the top-right-back button.

It's key that you use Sony lenses. The adapters with Canon lenses won't give you Lock-on modes or Eye-detect mode.

The button between the Wheel and Joy Stick brings up a simplified menu in the viewfinder. I use that a lot.

It's a VERY complicated, but incredibly flexible. Sorry, but I don't know a good resource.
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The incredible flexibility of the a7III can also lead to incredible difficulty when things go wrong. Last week, I spent 45-minutes trying to figure out why an a7RIII was over exposing in Manual mode. I finally jury-rigged it to work, without ever figuring out what was wrong.

If you're shooting in Automatic mode, then the main thing to focus on is Autofocus choices. With Sony lenses, the choices are endless I use four modes (out of dozens). I use Lock-On Wide for bird-in-flight against even backgrounds, I use Lock-on Center for tracking BIF and other moving and stationary stuff and I use Lock-on Spot for things like little birds in bushes. I use Eye-detect for people. Eye-detect, for some strange reason, is not a Default setting, so you'll have to assign it to a button, somewhere on the camera body or Sony lens. I assign it to the top-right-back button.

It's key that you use Sony lenses. The adapters with Canon lenses won't give you Lock-on modes or Eye-detect mode.

The button between the Wheel and Joy Stick brings up a simplified menu in the viewfinder. I use that a lot.

It's a VERY complicated, but incredibly flexible. Sorry, but I don't know a good resource.
This is AWESOME!!!! Thank you! Extremely helpful.
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