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Feb 15, 2018 16:09 |  #12001

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I'm trying to figure out how I would like to approach getting back into wildlife shooting.

If money wasn't an issue, I would get the a7r III or a9 paired with the 100-400 and call it a day. Unfortunately that's not in the cards right now. I shoot with the original a7 and it works for all my other shooting, but doesn't really make a good wildlife body. I'm kind of thinking of three options.

1.) Purchase a Nikon D500 and 200-500 f/5.6
Advantage: Great ergonomics and battery life, great AF
Disadvantage: whole separate system for only one lens, heavier, possible MFA issues


2.) Pickup an a6500 and FE 100-400
Advantage: Stay in Sony ecosystem and share lenses between bodies, very small and light. The Sony 100-400 is better
Disadvantage: Worse ergonomics with long lens (to me), mediocre battery life

3.) wait for the a7 III announcement and shoot other subjects for a while
Advantage: It's free, I might be able to stick with FF (which I prefer)
Disadvantage: Having to wait to have a wildlife setup.

How do those of you that have used the a6500 or similar like the ergonomics? I have never liked camera bodies that lacked the "second dial" and have never owned a camera that didn't have it. Is it easy to adjust to? Annoying?

What a quandary...I like all those options and can’t pick a favorite. D500 is a brilliant wildlife camera. I know firsthand how amazing the FE 100-400mm GM is though. I think I’d pick the lens and figure out how you’re going to fit it to a body later.

Is the ergonomics concern with the a6500 due to it’s size? Would a battery grip help any?


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Feb 15, 2018 16:34 |  #12002

Not sure what happened with my latest Amazon order, I went to order the Godox TT685 to add to my TT350 and X1T for a little OCF whilst I’m away, however by the time it got to the basket it had turned into an AD200? :p




  
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Feb 15, 2018 17:50 |  #12003

if the price is for the tt685, go for it ;-)a


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Feb 15, 2018 18:00 |  #12004

David Arbogast wrote in post #18564627 (external link)
What a quandary...I like all those options and can’t pick a favorite. D500 is a brilliant wildlife camera. I know firsthand how amazing the FE 100-400mm GM is though. I think I’d pick the lens and figure out how you’re going to fit it to a body later.

Is the ergonomics concern with the a6500 due to it’s size? Would a battery grip help any?

I do think I’d prefer the FE 100-400 so I guess it would make sense. 500mm at f/5.6 does sound good though....


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Feb 15, 2018 18:29 |  #12005

I don't think I posted this yet. A two shot blend from sunset the other day


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Feb 15, 2018 20:07 |  #12006

I just brought the A9 home, and I hope I can justify the outlay when I keep getting great shots from my little "bridge" camera

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Feb 15, 2018 20:39 |  #12007

xpfloyd wrote in post #18561422 (external link)
your daughter is so cute Carlo, nice images here

Thanks Eddie!

navydoc wrote in post #18561442 (external link)
Good thing she takes after her mother! :lol:

Great shots of a real cutie Carlo. She'll be a heartbreaker someday. :love:

Lol I can't argue there

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18561531 (external link)
Pretty! Love the backdrop. I need 2 x AD200 :)

It's a really cool backdrop. It looks better when you put some distance from the subject and open up the aperture because you get these really nice little bokeh balls where the lights hit the sequence in the material.. I tried to create the effect here, but didn't have enough space.


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with the quickness of the R3 for flash, a powerful flash is very welcoming.

Totally. I sort of underestimated how fast you can shoot on the R3. Definitely want lights that can keep up.

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how much power were you using on the key?

Between 1/8-1/2 power depending how much I opened the aperture. The octa I use sucks up a lot of power.


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Feb 15, 2018 20:45 |  #12008

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Feb 15, 2018 21:59 |  #12009

vinmunoz wrote in post #18564678 (external link)
if the price is for the tt685, go for it ;-)a

I wish that were the case ;-)a




  
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Feb 15, 2018 22:08 as a reply to  @ post 18564001 |  #12010

Interesting. I had a similar scenario from this seller, through Amazon. I ordered a Thinktank Airport Advantage and they sent me a Lowepro roller. I didn't know the model number but what was worse was that this was a used Lowepro roller, clearly scuffed up, stained inside and had a personal item in one of the pouches.




  
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Feb 15, 2018 22:32 |  #12011

Got my A7Riii in the mail today :)

No real first impressions yet, since it's already dark, and the only thing I have is an adapted Helios 44-2 to work with. With really bad indoor lighting. So nothing really to write home about yet.

Ordered myself some tempered glass screen protectors off of Amazon.

Also want to look into getting some type of a grip extender, hopefully something cheaper than the OEM one, and with access to the battery and tripod use.

And lastly, probably should go ahead and accept that Greentoe counter offer of $810 for the 55mm 1.8, don't think it'll go any lower.


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Feb 15, 2018 23:55 |  #12012

Congrats bro. I remember you at the 60D thread if i'm not wrong.


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Feb 16, 2018 06:06 |  #12013

ChrisHeathcote wrote in post #18564647 (external link)
Not sure what happened with my latest Amazon order, I went to order the Godox TT685 to add to my TT350 and X1T for a little OCF whilst I’m away, however by the time it got to the basket it had turned into an AD200? :p

oh that's the new algorithm that amazon has developed. they started working on that 2013. it's called "we know you really want this" logical neuro predictive wife maddening divorce inducing algorithm. I didn't know they made it live. congrats!

it essentially reads your mind and puts in your cart what you really want versus what you compromised for. try putting 28-70 in your cart it will magically turn into a 24 70 GM sometimes it becomes the 100-400. great personalization softwate


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Feb 16, 2018 07:28 |  #12014

ccp900 wrote in post #18564970 (external link)
oh that's the new algorithm that amazon has developed. they started working on that 2013. it's called "we know you really want this" logical neuro predictive wife maddening divorce inducing algorithm. I didn't know they made it live. congrats!

it essentially reads your mind and puts in your cart what you really want versus what you compromised for. try putting 28-70 in your cart it will magically turn into a 24 70 GM sometimes it becomes the 100-400. great personalization softwate

It sounds more like a G.A.S. flare-up to me. ;-)a


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Feb 16, 2018 11:45 |  #12015

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