mystik610 wrote in post #18972985
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 IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/2hXrSJb DSC09338
by Carlo Alcala
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This is super cool and didn’t know it even existed! I’m waiting to upgrade my iPad next year with their new screens coming in. However, I keep giving a very hard look at the surface pro!
Gandalf52 wrote in post #18973629
Just wanted to say Hello.
Have a Sony a7iii and am looking to pair it with an a7riii. I notice from the thread headings that people have the a7rii & a7riv but there isn’t many that have the a7riii. Is it not rated as highly as the other 2?
I have lens wise the Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art, Sony 55mm 1.8, Sony 85mm 1.8 & the Sony 90mm 2.8 G Macro.
I have the chance to pick up a mint under 750 actuations a7riii for £1300.
Your feedback would be grateful.
mystik610 wrote in post #18973641
I think a lot of people currently with the RIV, ended up selling the RIII to finance it. Also a lot of rII users who didn't need the AF and speed upgrades skipped the rIII, but picked up the rIV for the resolution. OTOH there are a lot of people who skipped out on the rIV because the rIII is more than good enough in many aspects.
I still think the a7rIII is probably the most balanced camera for the money. The rIV is an evolution of the rIII with a resolution bump, AF improvements and other things niceties but the rIII and rIV are more similar than they are different. I own both the rIII and rIV right now specifically because they are kind of redundant.
Exactly what Mystik said. For me I upgraded from the original A7R to the rIV. Too good of a deal to pass up was available. If your getting a good deal on the rIII then go for it. It’s going to be a personal decision if the price difference is worth it for the extra resolution, improved AF (not that the AF on rIII is bad at all), enhanced weather sealing, and dual UHS-II slots.