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Jun 10, 2017 17:10 |  #91

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Sony engineers: "Challenge accepted"

In terms of performance and operation, I don't see how things could get much better than the a9 though. I've been shooting a bunch of random stuff of my kids because I have nothing else to shoot right now....but seriously its a camera that will never hold you back operationally. Very responsive camera that is effortless to use.

Have you experienced the "can't go back" syndrome yet? A lot of a7rII shooters that once they shoot with the a9 for a little while seem to be feeling a sense of primitiveness when going back to the a7rII.

A good friend of mine is an a7rII shooter for the past year or so. Put maybe 30,000 shots on it. He rented the a9 last weekend to see it was, he just told me that the a7rII is now traded away and he has the 70-200 f/2.8 GM coming in now with the money he got for the a7rII. He was like after shooting in a quick 8-10 shot burst with the a9 and then trying the same with the a7rII, he waited for his toast to pop up while the rII wrote the files, exaggerating of course.


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Jun 10, 2017 17:15 |  #92

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Any of you guys still shooting with the 35mm f/2.8? I had it when I had the original a7 back in 2013 but sold it because it was "only" a 2.8. Now with the better high ISO performance, I'm wondering if it's worth exploring again. I'm most likely going to get the 24-70 GM as soon as some stuff sells and get the 55/85 1.8 combo but want something moderately wide. I've been using my 30mm 1.4 on my a6500 and there are times I find that tight (45 equivalent), so something wider might be nice. I did have the 28 before but never used it on a FF body, but I'm figuring the 35 2.8 is a better performer than the 28, no?

Looking for a compact walk around package for when I'd want to leave the GM at home.

I've been using it a lot more recently. It is a good performing, sharp wide open lens - No complaints at all [& that's on an A7] but there is a little too much DOF at times ;)


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Jun 10, 2017 17:26 |  #93

TMaG82 wrote in post #18375516 (external link)
Have you experienced the "can't go back" syndrome yet? A lot of a7rII shooters that once they shoot with the a9 for a little while seem to be feeling a sense of primitiveness when going back to the a7rII.

A good friend of mine is an a7rII shooter for the past year or so. Put maybe 30,000 shots on it. He rented the a9 last weekend to see it was, he just told me that the a7rII is now traded away and he has the 70-200 f/2.8 GM coming in now with the money he got for the a7rII. He was like after shooting in a quick 8-10 shot burst with the a9 and then trying the same with the a7rII, he waited for his toast to pop up while the rII wrote the files, exaggerating of course.

Hehe yes and no. The a7rII really has felt sluggish since I played with the a6500...that's really what pushed me towards the a9. The flipside is that there are times when I still prefer the resolution of the a7rII, as the a9 images really do seem softer. I only noticed it when pixel peeping the eyes in a portrait though. This is more a testament to the IQ of the a7rII than a knock against the a9.

The a7rII and a9 will serve different purposes for me and I like that the a7rII and a9 compliment one another. When I shoot landscapes, no doubt the a7rII will get the nod. I also still think the a7rII will do most of my outdoor portraits because of that extra stop of DR when I'm contending with backlit scenes. A9 does a much better job metering for highlights though, so that may make up the difference. An underrated feature of the a9 really is how good that metering system is. Really useful metering modes and very consistent.


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Jun 10, 2017 17:28 |  #94

a7rII + Sigma 24-35 F2. Snuck this shot in while doing a portrait session because it looked so cool.

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Jun 10, 2017 17:33 |  #95

TMaG82 wrote in post #18375516 (external link)
Have you experienced the "can't go back" syndrome yet? A lot of a7rII shooters that once they shoot with the a9 for a little while seem to be feeling a sense of primitiveness when going back to the a7rII.

A good friend of mine is an a7rII shooter for the past year or so. Put maybe 30,000 shots on it. He rented the a9 last weekend to see it was, he just told me that the a7rII is now traded away and he has the 70-200 f/2.8 GM coming in now with the money he got for the a7rII. He was like after shooting in a quick 8-10 shot burst with the a9 and then trying the same with the a7rII, he waited for his toast to pop up while the rII wrote the files, exaggerating of course.

You know about firmware 4 right?

Barely getting used to the floating AF so far. I'm sure many of the current Sony users have shot fast canons, indeed it's nice, and much better than the laggy mechanical shutter, however the game of compromises.

Going to enjoy my new features for a while before the gear lust comes back. Hopefully I can go shoot more often now that is summer, that should give some good relief.


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Jun 10, 2017 17:39 |  #96

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I've been using it a lot more recently. It is a good performing, sharp wide open lens - No complaints at all [& that's on an A7] but there is a little too much DOF at times ;)

I might just pick one up as a walk around lens. I do like a good 35 and the 1.4 is a beast of a lens. If and when a f/1.8 or f/2 comes out I can do the swap.


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Jun 10, 2017 18:11 |  #97

Is this normal?
Lr always show one thing .. th en once exported , view in computer , or phone or uploaded to flickr or anywhere else but LR , colors always look so much more saturated


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Jun 10, 2017 18:13 |  #98

are you using firefox?


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Jun 10, 2017 18:21 as a reply to  @ vinmunoz's post |  #99

ie..
I was using chrome.. but that made some really weird mucky greenish colors sometimes for me (at the points of transition from shadows ) ,,, I mad e a thread on it once ( https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1475328 )_ .. couldn't figure it out so just started using IE


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Jun 10, 2017 18:25 |  #100

if you try firefox, it's the worse in terms of saturation.

are you using sRGB on your output?

I edit in ProPhotoRGB but for net and printing, you need to use sRGB.


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Jun 10, 2017 18:30 as a reply to  @ vinmunoz's post |  #101

yes SRGB..

kind of annoying .. constasntly coming back and re-exporting couple of times with adjusted saturation to compensate for difference..


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Jun 10, 2017 18:38 |  #102

so the first image is what I got on first export .. and then last with some adjustments to compensate(further adjustments in saturation and orange than was required for LR to show what I wanted, so by the time I was done it showed too desaturated in LR but what I wanted after export :rolleyes: )

anyways.. I used the techniques you and Navydoc suggested for more natural looking skin tones

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Jun 10, 2017 19:04 |  #103

An impromptu self portrait to test out areas around the house to use for portraits. Here, I'm sitting in an easy chair in the den. Behind me is my model ship and Navy memorabilia wall. I think this space has good potential, I just need to see if I can get more of the bg included in the image to add to the ambiance. This was shot at 85mm and I didn't have much room left to back up so I'll probably try my FE 55 f1.8 lens here too.

Next time, I'll try to 'clean up' a bit before I run any test shots too. :-)

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Jun 10, 2017 19:17 |  #104

Another from the recent trip.

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Jun 10, 2017 22:55 |  #105

Well, now that I'm somewhat back in action, I am strongly considering some new gear options.
For starters, I am going all native. This last trip to ZionNP really made me realize I hate dealing with adapters. I still have 3 EF lenses: the Canon 70-200/4IS, the Canon 100-400IS and the Sigma Art 35.

Here's what I have today and what I'm considering changing...Followed by some questions for those of you who have owned some of these lenses.

Current Lineup:
- CV 15
- Batis 18
- Batis 25
- Sigma 35 Art
- Sony 24-70/4
- Sony 55/1.8
- Sony FE 90 Macro
- Canon 70-200/4IS
- Canon 100-400IS

I want to get rid of the 24-70 for sure. And both Canon lenses.
I am thinking I'll replace the FE 90 Macro with the new Sony 85/1.8, since I don't do macro. And possibly get rid of the CV 15.

Proposed native lineup
- Batis 18 (debating whether to eventually replace this as well)
- Batis 25
- Some native 35 (possibly the 1.4, but I can wait to see if Sony finally comes out with a 35/1.8 or 35/2) Alternatively the FE 28???
- FE 55/1.8
- FE 85/1.8
- FE 70-200/4 or FE 70-300G...Need some feedback here.
- FE 100-400 (possibly, after it comes out, we'll see...)

The biggest questions I have are:
- What native lens at 35?
- Do I go 70-200/4 or 70-300? For those of you who have owned or tried both (Charlie!) how do the 2 compare?

I also have a completely unrelated question:
Do any of you guys use UV or similar protective filters on your lenses? I shoot at the beach, and apparently, when I'm not at the beach, I end up in dusty places (Zion, the desert, etc). I am always conflicted between the whole "don't put extra inferior glass in front of expensive optics" and having to constantly clean and wipe the front element of my lenses in funky conditions.
Thoughts?

Discuss... :)


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