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Mar 21, 2018 16:28 |  #121

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Some questions about the A73 after I sold my A7R2:

1. How much better is the Eye-AF accuracy compared to A7R2?
2. does eye-AF tracking really work well even when someone is running towards the camera?
3. how much difference is there in AF quality from the a9 vs a73?
4. Is there typically any launch promotion for new sony cameras? if not, how long do we usually need to wait before there's a good promo?
5. Are the improved skin tones and colors only valid on JPEGS or also in RAW files too?

I can’t answer all your questions as I’ve not tried the a7iii but I own an a7rii and 7riii and wanted to let you know the eye af is MUCH better on the 7riii. The 7rii was decent but there’s often a sort of lag before it locks and it loses it easily. The a7riii on the other hand feels instant and really sticky so if the a7iii is at least as good as that then you will def notice the difference. With regards to skin tones I find the 7riii raws are more accurate when using auto WB so I imagine the 7iii should be similar


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Mar 22, 2018 12:52 |  #122

I have used Sony's for several years but went over to the Fuji side because I hated the lack of APS-C advancement with Sony and I had a Nikon D750 for FF. Now using the XT2 (very happy with it), but some things I miss about the Sony quite a bit. The amazing AF-C, eyeAF and video. Areas the Fuji is still a bit behind.

I'm pretty tempted by the A7III. Would you guys consider the A7III a nice complement to the Fuji? I'm not planning on selling the Fuji, might unload some lenses to get them for the Sony. For example the iq of the Fuji 56/1.2 is very good, but it's clunky and unusable for video. The Sony FE55 is very well known to be very good, so might sell/buy.

Your thoughts?


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Mar 22, 2018 14:26 |  #123

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I have used Sony's for several years but went over to the Fuji side because I hated the lack of APS-C advancement with Sony and I had a Nikon D750 for FF. Now using the XT2 (very happy with it), but some things I miss about the Sony quite a bit. The amazing AF-C, eyeAF and video. Areas the Fuji is still a bit behind.

I'm pretty tempted by the A7III. Would you guys consider the A7III a nice complement to the Fuji? I'm not planning on selling the Fuji, might unload some lenses to get them for the Sony. For example the iq of the Fuji 56/1.2 is very good, but it's clunky and unusable for video. The Sony FE55 is very well known to be very good, so might sell/buy.

Your thoughts?

I'm happily using my Fuji system but it's still not ever going to be my Primary system (Canon). The thing I find is that I select my camera's due to situation I'm shooing in.

I guess I'll be finding out soon how my shooting behaviour will be when I have the A7iii and Fuji system.

The way I look at the A7iii is that it can be both a smaller form factor system and also you can purchase the larger Gmaster lenses for much faster glass. This is where I can soon discover how the Sony may be more versatile due to much higher iso capabilities than the Fuji as well as having full frame image look and more features. Battery capacity is a big deal to me as I am not pleased with the tiny Fuji battery.

I think once you use an A7iii you'll let your natural instincts kick in...see what you grab first when you walk out the door :)


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Mar 22, 2018 14:33 |  #124

Talked to the wife, she said if I would like one, go for it. So ordered one with the kit lens, going to use the camera a bit and the see which prime I will order. Thinking my Fuji will be the travel cam wih the great 18-55 and 23/2. If the Sony convinces me, I will probably sell my Fuji primes (56/1.2 and 35/1.4) and use the money for Sony primes.


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Mar 22, 2018 19:59 |  #125

I'm honestly finding a very natural transition to Sony. Menu/Ergonomics is not bad at all. Just the pinky finger doesn't grip but I hear there is an attachment that could resolve that if need be.

Shot some of the boys game tonight and the entire system is a real treat to use. Very happy with it thus far.


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Mar 22, 2018 20:03 |  #126

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I'm honestly finding a very natural transition to Sony. Menu/Ergonomics is not bad at all. Just the pinky finger doesn't grip but I hear there is an attachment that could resolve that if need be.

Shot some of the boys game tonight and the entire system is a real treat to use. Very happy with it thus far.


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This is your pinky grip LOL!!!

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Mar 22, 2018 21:00 |  #127

be a man and pinky up :P




  
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Mar 22, 2018 21:13 |  #128

I tried the pinky grip, I'll stick to the battery grip thanks :-P


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Mar 22, 2018 22:07 |  #129

Talley wrote in post #18591951 (external link)
I'm honestly finding a very natural transition to Sony. Menu/Ergonomics is not bad at all. Just the pinky finger doesn't grip but I hear there is an attachment that could resolve that if need be.

Shot some of the boys game tonight and the entire system is a real treat to use. Very happy with it thus far.

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This is your pinky grip LOL!!!

if you check the boards, you may find a "Fittest" L bracket for sale or free. I remember some users willing to give away the poorly made L bracket, I like to use it as a bottom plate since I've got a quick release on just about anything. It can double duty as a pinky rest.


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Mar 22, 2018 23:18 |  #130

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be a man and pinky up :P

Sold the 200/2.... how much friggin man do I gotta be.


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Mar 23, 2018 04:08 |  #131

Talley wrote in post #18591951 (external link)
I'm honestly finding a very natural transition to Sony. Menu/Ergonomics is not bad at all. Just the pinky finger doesn't grip but I hear there is an attachment that could resolve that if need be.

Shot some of the boys game tonight and the entire system is a real treat to use. Very happy with it thus far.

Talley, I use a half case on my a7riii and it adds about 5mm to the bottom of the camera which I find is enough for the pinky to feel natural. Might be an option for you to help the ergonomics


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Mar 23, 2018 05:31 |  #132

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Mar 23, 2018 07:42 |  #133

Thanks for the input guys. I never said it was a bad thing... just commenting on how the pinky doesn't grip. So far it hasn't been a concern but if it does I could get that grip. I'd rather not though.

For being so small the performance out of this thing is really insane. Shot my first baseball with the 70-200 last night and that thing just nails focus. Insane how it tracks faces at 10fps


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Mar 23, 2018 08:37 as a reply to  @ Charlie's post |  #134

What do you have in between the plate and camera body?




  
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Mar 23, 2018 08:46 |  #135

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What do you have in between the plate and camera body?

just a tiny bit of gaffers tape. Those cheap plates are notorious for scratching up the body, so I put a little bit of tape here and there on the plate just in case.

I also have a sunwayfoto L plate that I use for landscape shooting, but I typically dont use that due to the added size.


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