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Jan 16, 2018 18:20 |  #181

frozenmoments925 wrote in post #18540839 (external link)
I've contemplated the thought of dropping Canon for Sony on more occasions necessary ( weight / size ) and have yet to take to plunge. I have a a6000 i toy with here/there and enjoy very much, but I'm so heavily invested in Canon that I feel I'd be losing more than I want at this time. Even keeping my lenses and just dumping the bodies, I have yet to see/read anyone who use ONLY adapted lenses on their Sony Body to help with my decision making.

Most of us transition to native glass eventually. Partly because a lot of the native glass is really good, but partly because adapted AF involves compromises. I'd say with the a7rIII, unless you're shooting really long focal lengths or need fast FPS, there's less need to use native glass these days.


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Jan 17, 2018 09:43 |  #182

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Jan 17, 2018 12:03 as a reply to  @ mystik610's post |  #183

the longest lens I own is 70-200.. i don't ever see myself going past that length for what i shoot.


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Jan 17, 2018 19:59 as a reply to  @ mystik610's post |  #184

Boy, that's front focusing badly!


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Jan 17, 2018 20:03 |  #185

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Boy, that's front focusing badly!


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Feb 02, 2018 21:30 |  #186

So 2 weeks ago I decided to jump ship and move from Canon to Sony, going from a 5DmkII to the a7Riii. It's a huge leap in technology and I'm loving the image quality. However, I shoot real estate and oftentimes exposure bracket for simplicity. It's great coming from Canon and the 3-shot AEB to Sony and 3,5 or 9 but I wish they had 7; I find I'm scrapping at least 2 frames if I go 9 shots. NBD, this thing is rated for 500k actuations but it's still a pain.

My BIGGER issue is the enormous RAW files; is there not any way to shoot RAW in a smaller file size?!? My 5DmkII, a 10 year old body, allowed for RAW and sRAW and I believe the 5DmkIV has sRAW and mRAW options. It's killing my workflow trying to deal with these huge files! You have options for JPEG file size, why the heck wouldn't you do the same for RAW?




  
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Feb 03, 2018 04:26 |  #187

Cascadian wrote in post #18555152 (external link)
So 2 weeks ago I decided to jump ship and move from Canon to Sony, going from a 5DmkII to the a7Riii. It's a huge leap in technology and I'm loving the image quality. However, I shoot real estate and oftentimes exposure bracket for simplicity. It's great coming from Canon and the 3-shot AEB to Sony and 3,5 or 9 but I wish they had 7; I find I'm scrapping at least 2 frames if I go 9 shots. NBD, this thing is rated for 500k actuations but it's still a pain.

My BIGGER issue is the enormous RAW files; is there not any way to shoot RAW in a smaller file size?!? My 5DmkII, a 10 year old body, allowed for RAW and sRAW and I believe the 5DmkIV has sRAW and mRAW options. It's killing my workflow trying to deal with these huge files! You have options for JPEG file size, why the heck wouldn't you do the same for RAW?

I’m not sure if it’s the same on the Riii, but the Rii has a compressed and uncompressed Raw setting in the menu. I find that compressed is about 40mb and uncompressed is close to couple that. May me worth checking which mode you’re in. When I first moved over I was using uncompressed but quickly found that compressed was just as good




  
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Feb 03, 2018 09:33 |  #188

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I’m not sure if it’s the same on the Riii, but the Rii has a compressed and uncompressed Raw setting in the menu. I find that compressed is about 40mb and uncompressed is close to couple that. May me worth checking which mode you’re in. When I first moved over I was using uncompressed but quickly found that compressed was just as good

Yes, the Riii has compressed and uncompressed RAW but even at the compressed setting when I'm building a stack of blended images from 5-7 individual photos the file sizes come in a 200-300 MB each. I just can't imagine why there wouldn't be an option to shoot smaller RAW files




  
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Feb 04, 2018 04:11 |  #189

Smaller raw options are an often requested feature but currently it’s not an option on sony


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Feb 04, 2018 12:07 |  #190

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Yes, the Riii has compressed and uncompressed RAW but even at the compressed setting when I'm building a stack of blended images from 5-7 individual photos the file sizes come in a 200-300 MB each. I just can't imagine why there wouldn't be an option to shoot smaller RAW files

:eek: 200-300MB from 42MPixels, vs. my camera's 20-30MB (25MB mean) file sizes for 20MPixel RAW images

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Feb 19, 2018 17:43 |  #191

Quick question everyone.

I have a chance to purchase the a7rii for $1600 used. I’m coming from a 6D canon world. Would the a7rii be a formitable upgrade or should I dish out the money for the a7riii.

Bare in mind I’m not a paid professional, but I do 50/50 photography/video.




  
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Feb 19, 2018 20:05 |  #192

Unfortunately i dont have either the a7r2 or 3 but this is what seems to be the main difference.

Both have exceptional iq along with a good mp increase, in fact both are the same. So coming from a 6d would be a very noticeable jump.

Focusing with the a7r3 is much better especially if you dont want to switch out all your canon lenses. The a7r3 will give you eye focus with your canon lenses with near native speed. The a7r2 struggles with some lenses works ok with others.

Other improvements are really on a person to person basis, do you need the fps increase?etc etc

The 6d is still a very good camera with the exception of its clustered af points and bare minimum af system. But the pictures are very good which means i would wait for the funds for the a7r3. I think you would hold onto the a7r3 longer than the 2 and you could still make hood use of your canon lenses.


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Feb 19, 2018 20:19 |  #193

Unfortunately i dont have either the a7r2 or 3 but this is what seems to be the main difference.

Both have exceptional iq along with a good mp increase, in fact both are the same. So coming from a 6d would be a very noticeable jump.

Focusing with the a7r3 is much better especially if you dont want to switch out all your canon lenses. The a7r3 will give you eye focus with your canon lenses with near native speed. The a7r2 struggles with some lenses works ok with others.

Other improvements are really on a person to person basis, do you need the fps increase?etc etc

The 6d is still a very good camera with the exception of its clustered af points and bare minimum af system. But the pictures are very good which means i would wait for the funds for the a7r3. I think you would hold onto the a7r3 longer than the 2 and you could still make hood use of your canon lenses.


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Feb 19, 2018 21:30 |  #194

I came from the 5D3 to a7rii a couple of years ago and felt that it was a big upgrade if that’s any help? I’ve never owned the 6D


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Feb 20, 2018 11:22 |  #195

xpfloyd wrote in post #18567872 (external link)
I came from the 5D3 to a7rii a couple of years ago and felt that it was a big upgrade if that’s any help? I’ve never owned the 6D

Same here, transitioned from 5D3 to the A7RII a couple of years ago and felt a night and day difference, mostly in perceived image quality, colors, and weight. I am hoping to upgrade to the III soon so that I can ditch the 1DX as well (though an A9 would be even better to replace the 1DX, but the III would get me 99% of the way on all my shoots in a single body).


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