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Jan 28, 2018 00:48 |  #11056

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Jan 28, 2018 01:38 |  #11057

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Jan 28, 2018 01:59 |  #11058

not the best pic. my test for this shot is if this combo(R3+24-105F4) can see(focus) in the dark. Imagine how dark is this place(ISO 102,400 and 1/10sec)


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Jan 28, 2018 02:48 |  #11059

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Eh, that isn't really my plan. I'm aware that it's quite likely that I will be negative on any new system for a while given that I have used Canon higher end bodies for over a decade. Unfamiliarity and set ways make it easy to dismiss the new.

My plan is to run an A7rIII with two native primes (28/2 and 55/1.8) and the MC-11 adaptor alongside my Canon gear. I will use the 5D3 for sports, and try to use the Sony for everything else. If I wind up liking the Sony, I will eventually migrate to a complete E-mount system. I'm looking to be open minded. I may make negative posts here, but that isn't intended to be a slam on Sony vs. more of me looking for perspective and help.

My goal here is to identify the places I'm struggling and hopefully folks on this forum can lend a hand and some wisdom. So, OK....the menu system on the Sony is not good. That's a done deal. But what about my concern on the AF?

I'm a little confused in some regards here. The A7rIII multi-point (small) AF selection (IMO) has what I see as still being a gigantic AF point. Does anyone else see this the same way? How do you carefully select what you want to focus on when you are placing this giant green square over the subject?

On a similar note - I have been using eye-AF, but sometimes it seems to me that it grabs the wrong thing. Give me a few and I will get some examples.

Hi jeffrey - it may also be useful to note that Sony's AF system is not cross type - it will not lock on horizontal contrast. this is going to be very very different with your Canons


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Jan 28, 2018 02:49 |  #11060

JeffreyG wrote in post #18550397 (external link)
So how accurate to you all find eye-AF to be?

I have to say, I want to get something other than a wide-angle lens to play with. Soon. But I went out today as it was sunny and (relatively) warm and shot my son playing with his toy drone. I find that eye-AF can miss. I really want to see how this works with longer lenses. What kind of results do you folks tend to find?


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were you on AF-C with this particular shot?


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Jan 28, 2018 07:19 |  #11061

ccp900 wrote in post #18550714 (external link)
Hi jeffrey - it may also be useful to note that Sony's AF system is not cross type - it will not lock on horizontal contrast. this is going to be very very different with your Canons

Ah, that is good to know. I've slowly been trained to stop looking for just one direction contrast by the 5D3.

were you on AF-C with this particular shot?

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Jan 28, 2018 07:34 |  #11062

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First time for me, flickr highlighting a Photographer

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Not sure I follow...


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Jan 28, 2018 07:41 |  #11063

Bianchi wrote in post #18550674 (external link)
First time for me, flickr highlighting a Photographer

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Are you saying you are Marissa Jasso and you wrote the article? I’m confused.




  
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Jan 28, 2018 07:52 |  #11064

ccp900 wrote in post #18550714 (external link)
Hi jeffrey - it may also be useful to note that Sony's AF system is not cross type - it will not lock on horizontal contrast. this is going to be very very different with your Canons

That's only an issue when using adapted glass. With native glass, hybrid AF the contrast detect portion of the AF system doesn't get tripped up straight lines.


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Jan 28, 2018 08:12 |  #11065

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Man you are blessed with them.
A ruby-throat at best for me this spring IF I work real hard to attract them....they just pale compared to the Cali varieties.

I agree. The Costas is my favorite I think. We do get Rufous hummers around here too but in all the years I've lived here now, I've only seen one of them come to my feeder.

Oh, here's the uncropped view of this Costas at 400mm. :-)


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Jan 28, 2018 09:36 |  #11066

JeffreyG wrote in post #18550806 (external link)
Ah, that is good to know. I've slowly been trained to stop looking for just one direction contrast by the 5D3.

Yes.

from what I know as well, sonys afc also differs with canons such that canons implementation of afc is that it uses predictive algorithms while sony is continually measuring and adjusting focus this leads to a different pattern which you need to get used to if you've spent a decade or more with canon

I'm trying to remember where I got that info. it might be Friedman but please don't quote me on that


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Jan 28, 2018 09:41 |  #11067

Guys, I was briefly earlier looking on Amazon for spare batteries for the A7 - NP-FW50

I've a choice of. .. TopMax, Neewer, RavPower, DSTE, Duracell......

Any experience please?


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Jan 28, 2018 09:58 |  #11068

Would we say this is genuine? I'd say so but in the description it mentions "3rd party"......

God, I hate buying things like this lol

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Jan 28, 2018 10:01 |  #11069

LeeRatters wrote in post #18550871 (external link)
Guys, I was briefly earlier looking on Amazon for spare batteries for the A7 - NP-FW50

I've a choice of. .. TopMax, Neewer, RavPower, DSTE, Duracell......

Any experience please?

I used ravpower, wasabi, and a few others. Cant say they were much different than OEM, I would have no issues using them again.


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Jan 28, 2018 10:06 |  #11070

Charlie wrote in post #18550886 (external link)
I used ravpower, wasabi, and a few others. Cant say they were much different than OEM, I would have no issues using them again.

Thanks for the quick input. The reading I've just this minute been doing, points to RavPower having good reviews. And I guess I can get 4 of them plus a car/USB charger for the Sony price of one.


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