Charlie wrote in post #18480375
Aka pixel shift.
Some existing cameras can do this, , but otherwise cool feature
The 24-105 looks to be a full inch shorter than the 24-70gm, moderate size, about the same as 24-105L, with no adapter needed.
The 24-105 looks like a great lens for me. I had the 24-70 GM and loved it but didn't like the size and weight of it. This is in th 600 ish gram range and slightly longer. The f/4 doesn't bother me as much, but the trade off in size and weight and a little extra reach is worth it. One of my favorite lenses when I shot my old D810 was the 24-120.
MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18480377
This announced at Brian Smith-
SONY ANNOUNCES FE 24-105MM F4 G OSS LENShttp://briansmith.com/blog/
ALONG with the Sony A7Riii(3)http://briansmith.com …announces-a7r-iii-camera/
42.4 MP with 10 FPS Continuous Shooting with either Mechanical or Electronic Shutter
• USB 3.1 Type-C Tethering Connection
• Uses the new NP-FZ100 Lithium-Ion Battery (from Sony a9)
• Dual SD Card Slots
• Pixel Shift Multi Shooting combines four sequential captures to eliminate color interpolation
• New LSI and Image Processor for better image quality from the same 42.4 mp sensor used in a7RII
• 4K HDR with Hybrid-Log-gamma S-Log3
• Enhanced Eye AF
• 5.5 Step 5-Axis Image Stabilization
• 15 Stop Dynamic Range
* Compatible with Sony VG-C3EM Vertical Grip (from Sony a9)
I would've thought that it would've been cheaper to just reuse the a9 body but I guess without high rate shooting they don't think you'd need to go from H / M/ L. Plus for me at least I just left it in AF-C most of the time, so needing fast AF settings was unnecessary. Pixel shift seems like an extra addition for product photographers, but most likely suffers from the same restrictions from all other versions on other cameras (needing to be locked down on a tripod, no movement in the scene). I gotta figure that the a9 will get log now, the a7rIII having s-log totally puts a damper on the a9 video.
Charlie wrote in post #18480378
10fps, enhanced silent mode, enhanced eye tracking.
Not quite A9 since it can't do continuous live view, shame.
Nice incremental update, too expensive for immediate purchase.
Looks like the camera that a lot of those who bought the a9 would've liked instead. I'd venture that more people would have taken advantage of the a7rIII MP count, pixel shift, etc rather than the 20 FPS.
navydoc wrote in post #18480394
This, according to Dpreview:The a7R Mark III will be available from the last day of November at a recommended selling price of $3199.
Hmm, I'm going to Disney World on 12/2, is this a sign?
MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18480396
$3199 makes the a9 seem a bit over priced eh?
Well certainly the Riii looks to be the best do it all. I think I'm going to stick with
the Rii for landscaping and the a9 for things that move. Love the new form factor
of the Riii though. Type C USB is super nice too.
Did anyone catch what kind of dual slots for the Riii ??
I would say that the a9 is even more specialized now. And while some might want to admit it, they'll say that they would've been better off waiting for the a7rIII. The lower price point is the clincher. I wonder if the D850 launch forced Sony to be more competitive in terms of pricing. Luckily I was able to sell my a9 for only $150 less than I bought it for.
vinmunoz wrote in post #18480434
And i thank sony for keeping it at $3200. I don’t think the A9 will have an R version. It will stay within it’s intended competition, the D5 and the 1DXii
I can't see an a9r either. They literally put everything they could into this into a compelling package. It would've surprise me if some who are still waiting for the D850 end up canceling their preorder for this. Only thing an a9r version could eventually bring in say 12-18 months is a 60+ MP sensor, which I don't need.
With the bonus that I'm getting from work which is significantly more than I expected combined with the sale of my a9, I'm thinking of preordering the a7rIII. I loved my a9, much more than my older a7rII. Not so much for the 20FPS or the silent shooting, but the dual card slots, the better eye af, the af joystick, and the overall responsiveness. But I couldn't help but think that I was paying a super premium for the 20 FPS and the electronic shutter and the speed with buffer. The a7rIII with the same body and hopefully responsiveness, with the 42 MP sensor and the new features like pixel shift seem to make better sense for my needs, as my subjects aren't moving fast enough to need the high FPS and the 8/10 on this with a smaller buffer doesn't restrict me. The 24-105 doesn't hurt the case as I'm envisioning a a7rIII with 24-105 and a 1.8 prime to be a baseline to carry.