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Dec 10, 2019 01:27 |  #35506

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Dec 10, 2019 04:38 |  #35507

navydoc wrote in post #18972756 (external link)
Thanks Travis. I'm excited to get my new Sony a9 tomorrow. I opted for the 'old' version rather than the a9II and saved $1000 there. That's due to the a9 being on sale at a $500 discount and it was bundled with a $109.99 Sony 64GB SF-G Tough Series UHS-II SDXC Memory Card for free. I'm trading in my a7r II and a7r III to help ease the pain too so now I will be back to owning only two cameras, the a7r IV and the a9.

I don't know if I'll need to update to the newest firmware until it arrives but I plan on downloading it just in case. I'm probably going to be picking the brainpower of you and other a9 users here if I have questions, and most likely, I will.

After owning high megapixel cameras, it will be interesting to get back to a smaller format. One of my favorite cameras I've owned was a Canon 1Ds Mark II and it had a 16.7 megapixel sensor.

Congrats Gene! I sometimes consider getting a used a9 and a used a7rii and selling my R3. The 7rii would be solely landscape and the a9 everything else but I quite like the all in one solution of the r3 albeit not as good af as the a9 so haven’t done anything about it yet


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Dec 10, 2019 06:00 |  #35508

Surface dial was on sale last week so I grabbed one of those too. The fact that you can place it on the screen and an overlay will pop up is cool as hell, but not practical or useful at all for photo editing. But the dial itself is really useful since it allows you to literally 'dial in' you adjustments. Plus it makes scrolling through the catalog a lot easier.

The pen and the dial just change the whole post processing workflow. I basically switched from using the keyboard and mouse to PP, and now PP with the pen in my right hand and the dial in my left. I even mapped ctrl-shift-v to the dial, so I can quickly paste copied settings over between images in my catalog.

Anyway the fact that the dial exists shows how much MS really thought of creative workflows using a touch screen. Really nice touch

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Dec 10, 2019 07:41 |  #35509

navydoc wrote in post #18972756 (external link)
Thanks Travis. I'm excited to get my new Sony a9 tomorrow. I opted for the 'old' version rather than the a9II and saved $1000 there. That's due to the a9 being on sale at a $500 discount and it was bundled with a $109.99 Sony 64GB SF-G Tough Series UHS-II SDXC Memory Card for free. I'm trading in my a7r II and a7r III to help ease the pain too so now I will be back to owning only two cameras, the a7r IV and the a9.

I don't know if I'll need to update to the newest firmware until it arrives but I plan on downloading it just in case. I'm probably going to be picking the brainpower of you and other a9 users here if I have questions, and most likely, I will.

After owning high megapixel cameras, it will be interesting to get back to a smaller format. One of my favorite cameras I've owned was a Canon 1Ds Mark II and it had a 16.7 megapixel sensor.

Congrats on the a9 Gene!


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Dec 10, 2019 08:00 |  #35510

xpfloyd wrote in post #18972945 (external link)
Congrats Gene! I sometimes consider getting a used a9 and a used a7rii and selling my R3. The 7rii would be solely landscape and the a9 everything else but I quite like the all in one solution of the r3 albeit not as good af as the a9 so haven’t done anything about it yet

Thanks Eddie. For me, it's a great way to consolidate my gear into a more sensible package. I really had no need to hang onto the a7r 2, 3, and 4 so now I will be back down to a manageable number of cameras. Truth be told, the a9 may wind up being the camera I use 99% of the time.


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Dec 10, 2019 17:31 |  #35511

looking for some lens advice..

trying to get into RE photography, I know a RE agent and she's offering to let me shoot for her (unpaid for now) for a couple of sessions and promising to spread the word once I'm comfortable. she was offering my services to other agents already actually but I asked her to stop lol. as I don't know what i'm doing since I've never really shot RE ..
she's seen my portraits and liked them and I guess just assumed a photographer is a photographer...

anway.

I thought the wider the better and was considering sony's 12-24, but as i'm researching i'm finding people saying its too wide and stretches things.

i'd love a 16-35 gm,, but i'm not tryin to spend so much,, I've had the zeis f4 before and as far as I remember it was a fine lens.

however , the tamron 17-28 is a few hundered dollars cheaper.

do you guys think 17mm is generally wide enough for Real estate?

any other thoughts and opinions on the matter would be appreciated.
thanks



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Dec 10, 2019 18:30 |  #35512

rantercsr wrote in post #18973281 (external link)
looking for some lens advice..

trying to get into RE photography, I know a RE agent and she's offering to let me shoot for her (unpaid for now) for a couple of sessions and promising to spread the word once I'm comfortable. she was offering my services to other agents already actually but I asked her to stop lol. as I don't know what i'm doing since I've never really shot RE ..
she's seen my portraits and liked them and I guess just assumed a photographer is a photographer...

anway.

I thought the wider the better and was considering sony's 12-24, but as i'm researching i'm finding people saying its too wide and stretches things.

i'd love a 16-35 gm,, but i'm not tryin to spend so much,, I've had the zeis f4 before and as far as I remember it was a fine lens.

however , the tamron 17-28 is a few hundered dollars cheaper.

do you guys think 17mm is generally wide enough for Real estate?

any other thoughts and opinions on the matter would be appreciated.
thanks

I’ve never done RE photography so take what I say with a grain of salt.

There’s always the Sony 16-35mm f/4 or even a MF option like the Loawa Zero distortion lenses?


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Dec 10, 2019 19:11 |  #35513

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Dec 10, 2019 19:49 |  #35514

rantercsr wrote in post #18973281 (external link)
looking for some lens advice..

trying to get into RE photography, I know a RE agent and she's offering to let me shoot for her (unpaid for now) for a couple of sessions and promising to spread the word once I'm comfortable. she was offering my services to other agents already actually but I asked her to stop lol. as I don't know what i'm doing since I've never really shot RE ..
she's seen my portraits and liked them and I guess just assumed a photographer is a photographer...

anway.

I thought the wider the better and was considering sony's 12-24, but as i'm researching i'm finding people saying its too wide and stretches things.

i'd love a 16-35 gm,, but i'm not tryin to spend so much,, I've had the zeis f4 before and as far as I remember it was a fine lens.

however , the tamron 17-28 is a few hundered dollars cheaper.

do you guys think 17mm is generally wide enough for Real estate?

any other thoughts and opinions on the matter would be appreciated.
thanks

Vinz was seeing un correctable distortion from the Tamron. I would go with the Sony, I have used it to do AirBnB and it did well.


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Dec 10, 2019 20:17 |  #35515

Once my a9 arrived, I inserted a battery in it to check the firmware version which showed v.5.01. So, I fully charged the camera's new battery and updated the firmware to v.6.0. Everything went smoothly.

Now to begin changing my settings, both to match as much as possible my r4 and to optimize AF to suit me. One feature my r4 has that I just realized the a9 doesn't (but the a9II does), is the ability to save memorized settings to the memory card. That would have allowed me to share the same settings on both cameras pretty easily. Now, I'll just go through everything manually to match as much as possible.

Here's how Mark Galler describes how to "Load Camera Settings". He offers his Sony a7r4 camera settings as a download so that others can save them to their cameras.

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Dec 10, 2019 20:24 |  #35516

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Dec 10, 2019 20:43 |  #35517

TRhoads wrote in post #18973331 (external link)
Binz was seeing un correctable distortion from the Tamron. I would go with the Sony, I have used it to do AirBnB and it did well.

Yes I had issues correcting the barrel distortion in the Tamron 17-28 too. Maybe one day a profile will come, but for now I can't correct it.


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Dec 10, 2019 20:46 |  #35518

rantercsr wrote in post #18973281 (external link)
looking for some lens advice..

trying to get into RE photography, I know a RE agent and she's offering to let me shoot for her (unpaid for now) for a couple of sessions and promising to spread the word once I'm comfortable. she was offering my services to other agents already actually but I asked her to stop lol. as I don't know what i'm doing since I've never really shot RE ..
she's seen my portraits and liked them and I guess just assumed a photographer is a photographer...

anway.

I thought the wider the better and was considering sony's 12-24, but as i'm researching i'm finding people saying its too wide and stretches things.

i'd love a 16-35 gm,, but i'm not tryin to spend so much,, I've had the zeis f4 before and as far as I remember it was a fine lens.

however , the tamron 17-28 is a few hundered dollars cheaper.

do you guys think 17mm is generally wide enough for Real estate?

any other thoughts and opinions on the matter would be appreciated.
thanks

Good call on practicing first and asking your friend to stop marketing you for now. first impressions last.

start with this...

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for the Tamron, it has a bad barrel distortion. no lens profile until now. i can't recommend it. get the Sigma FE 14-24mm F2.8, it's sharper edge to edge and already have a lens profile. there are times or situation where you need wider than 16. on small bathrooms on small houses.

there are also times when you need to fake a tilt shift. for that i shoot as wide and crop from the top.


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Dec 11, 2019 03:27 |  #35519

Gone for a few days and missed quite a lot! Gene, wow! You're in for a treat with the niner. My first suggestion is order
some Sugru for the back buttons. Here I've applied the Sugru to a silicon case which resides on the a9 but it works
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Dec 11, 2019 03:28 |  #35520

Here's one posted to Flickr right before leaving for Conowingo and Fowler Beach. Lots of images to go through
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