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6dmk2 or a6500?

 
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Feb 28, 2018 11:33 |  #16

ericz34 wrote in post #18574467 (external link)
Likewise! I’m not sure if I should jump on the pre-sale today or wait.. even though my mind has been 99% made lol. How’s the MC-11 working out for you in terms of focusing and with what lenses?

Very true. I’ve forgotten to charge my 6D AND forgotten to bring an extra battery and I can still manage a respectable number of shots. But it’s like old phones. My dad is still on the flip phone generation because he says modern phones need to be charged way too often. He can last multiple days without a charge lol.

the new Z battery is a totally different league, not like the A6500 or past A7 batteries. The 700 shot figure is extremely conservative. 2000 - 4000 images have been reported, it has more to do with timed use than actuations.

https://twitter.com …551039327162449​92?lang=en (external link)

another plus side is that these cameras support in body charging, so if you're suddenly out of juice, a phone charger/usb battery pack will work! I dont even bring the charger when I travel, simply share my phone charger.


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Feb 28, 2018 13:03 |  #17

DBNissan wrote in post #18574206 (external link)
I am eager to get the a7iii. I have a 6D currently and have found that I mostly used my a6500+MC-11 with my Canon glass to shoot my last two weddings. Biggest downfall was the battery life in that small camera. The a7iii will have better battery life at 700+ shots, though still not close to what I can get out of my 6D and 80D which has been 900+ for each

Charlie wrote in post #18574489 (external link)
the new Z battery is a totally different league, not like the A6500 or past A7 batteries. The 700 shot figure is extremely conservative. 2000 - 4000 images have been reported, it has more to do with timed use than actuations.

https://twitter.com …551039327162449​92?lang=en (external link)

another plus side is that these cameras support in body charging, so if you're suddenly out of juice, a phone charger/usb battery pack will work! I dont even bring the charger when I travel, simply share my phone charger.

Its official! Ive pre-ordered my a7iii.. cant wait to try it out!


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Mar 01, 2018 06:18 |  #18

Congretulations on that Eric, hope you get yours in hand soon.

Had a pre production model in hands last weekend and was surprised by the step upwards it was compared to my other A7’s. Specially AF speed and the wider spread AF points are for me a huge improvement, also eye AF is doing an amazing job.

Thought it was mentioned earlier, but it might be a nice tip, get the Samyang/Rokinon 35mm f/2.8 instead of the kitlens. With my A7 i purchased the kitlens, thought for €200- this was nice, but i sold it just short after because of the just OK image quality. After reading some tests later again i got it again with my A7ii with higher expectations then the first copy i had, sold it when i tried the 35mm Samyang. This little and for Sony FE standerds cheap lens (€289) outperforms the kitlens in so many ways, almost same performance as the Zeiss version at 40% of the price.

For now both my A7’s do their job well, but to be honest i think i would be selling my A7ii as the iii version comes in march/april.




  
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Mar 01, 2018 06:55 |  #19

ericz34 wrote in post #18574467 (external link)
Likewise! I’m not sure if I should jump on the pre-sale today or wait.. even though my mind has been 99% made lol. How’s the MC-11 working out for you in terms of focusing and with what lenses?

Very true. I’ve forgotten to charge my 6D AND forgotten to bring an extra battery and I can still manage a respectable number of shots. But it’s like old phones. My dad is still on the flip phone generation because he says modern phones need to be charged way too often. He can last multiple days without a charge lol.

At first, I wasn't very keen on the MC-11. Then they released a firmware update and all was good. I mostly shot the 85/1.8, 16-35/4L, 24-105/4L, and 70-200/2.8L IS mk2 with the adapter. All focused really well. I borrowed a friend's 50/1.2L and I felt the lens focus-locked faster with the a6500 than it did on the 6D!

ericz34 wrote in post #18574563 (external link)
Its official! Ive pre-ordered my a7iii.. cant wait to try it out!

Congrats! I'll purchase mine after it's been out a few weeks. I have two wedding before it even releases so I'm in no rush. Plus, I like to let the early-adopters work out the kinks first :lol:


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Apr 09, 2018 12:39 |  #20

I have the a6500.

Battery life on this camera, especially if you have a lens with power zoom is just not acceptable.

Ill burn through the battery in three four hours no problem.


Overall its a very powerful camera but I think Im eventually gonna pick up a FF canon to use for photos and leave this to be my video camera.


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May 04, 2018 04:32 |  #21

I'm shooting a9 and a7Riii. Just sold my a6500. Why? The ergonomics of the other two spoiled me so much I just didn't like shooting the a6500 anymore.
If I was making the choice based on ergo's I go 6Dmkii, but since I'm in the Sony world now given choice of a6500 or a7iii it be the 3 handsdown.


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May 17, 2018 01:50 as a reply to  @ Charlie's post |  #22

Just wanted to concur, one z battery has so far gone 3 shoots, ~16hrs, 2961 shots...still has 14% life left.




  
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