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Oct 11, 2019 08:09 |  #1

Long story short, November is when I get to go and pick out my new Sony kit. I'm so excited!

I am an advanced amateur. This is the kit I am considering. It appears to be a good balance between cost and efficiency. Comments and opinions are welcome.

Sony A7III
Tamron 2.8?
FE 90 Macro
70-200 f4 zoom
New media cards (my current set is quite slow)
Additional batteries

I shoot ALOT of macro, hence the macro is a vital part of my kit. I never shoot flash, so I'll skip that. I already have a tripod and about 10 zillion camera bags.
What do you think? I would love a long telephoto prime lens but I can just rent one when I need it.

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Oct 11, 2019 08:54 |  #2

Looks good to me but I'm a different kind of shooter. Isn't the 16-55 an aps-c lens and does the a7III have a crop mode like the RIII? Good luck, you will enjoy it. I'm a former Oly, Canon shooter went Sony in 2018 mid-year.


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Oct 11, 2019 09:44 as a reply to  @ Bill in Texas's post |  #3

Gosh I don't know...I'll look into whether or not it's a crop lens. If it is, I'll select something else. Thank you for pointing that out.




  
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Oct 11, 2019 09:53 |  #4

It is an apsc lens


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Oct 11, 2019 10:22 |  #5

They are right. You need the 24-70 for full frame. I'd actually rec the 24-105 f4 if you don't NEED f2.8, and if you DO need 2.8, look at the Tamron 28-75 instead.




  
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Oct 12, 2019 06:35 as a reply to  @ Menelaus's post |  #6

Thank you. I have amended the list and will do more research. I seldom shoot wide angles but I love doing portraits so something like the Tamron might work nicely.




  
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Oct 12, 2019 07:10 as a reply to  @ Rainyday's post |  #7

The Tamron is a nice lens. Have one myself.


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Oct 18, 2019 15:53 |  #8

Thank you, everyone, for your great advice. I went to my LCS today and pulled the trigger. Got the following:

Sony A9 Body
Tamron 17-28 F2.8 D1 III R
Sony FE 90 2.8 Macro
Sony FE 70-200 2.8

a couple of batteries and a couple of media cards.

I also bought a 3 year protection plan ('cause I'm the clumsiest person on earth. I can trip over a flat floor and smash a camera wrapped in 5' of cotton)

Anyway, I also got a bunch of discounts for upcoming classes and accessories. I spent $10,000 total so I also got a hug from the store manager and of course, a fraud check from the credit card company which texted me to make sure the huge purchase was legitimate. :-)

I am a very happy photographer.:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:




  
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Oct 31, 2019 15:00 |  #9

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I am a very happy photographer.:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Share some photos :-)


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