Dlee13 wrote in post #18612831
Where I live it get VERY bright so this feature alone has really convinced me to get this camera. I think I would have it on all the time.
Well I also have an M5 which has the same sensor as the 80D. The thing is, I sold my 6D about 1 month before the 6D2 released and primarily used my M5 during that time. During that time, I grew to prefer the EVF and shooting with my the M5 but the only thing i missed was the full frame sensor. I have enjoyed using my 6DII and the main reasons I'm unhappy with it is, it doesn't have an EVF. I could use it primarily in Live View but I hate shooting that way, I like having my eye up to the viewfinder which is where an EVF comes in.
I also wouldn't consider the adapter performance much of a deterrent since I want to use native lenses from the start and only adapt lenses that will be used in manual focus.
I know I will be confused like crazy when I do finally get it. My friend and I went to a Sony store to play with one both us had no idea how to use it
One thing I love is going through the settings of my new devices and seeing what they can do so I think the A7III will keep me busy for a long time with this.
Well even though I know the Sony's are capable of shooting fast action, I almost never shoot anything fast and always shoot static objects so I know AF wise I feel like I know what I'll be getting.
I definitely share your sentiment about the lighter lenses over a faster aperture, which is why I want the 85mm f/1.8 rather than the f/1.4 G Master. The upcoming Tamron will be a good zoom for me which I also plan to pick up, but I don't really like to buy and sell gear since there will always be a slight loss and I like to get the lenses I want to keep from the start.
I will consider what you have said about trying something different but I do sadly need to be precise with what I get. I now live with my girlfriend and she will kill me if I make too many purchases, she is already angry that I want to buy the A73 haha. I really like the AF and many features the A7 III has to offer so I just cant resist.
Great insight by Charlie here.
As someone who has gone from a 6D, to an a7r, and finally to an a99ii, I have been there and done that with lens solutions.
Adapting lenses is a fine stopgap, but the native FE lenses really are fantastic. Sony's 35 1.4 should not be discounted as an alternative to the 35A, IMO. As far as WA zooms, I think the kit lens will surprise you.
Don't worry about battery life with the new battery in the gen 3 bodies. 1K shots should be its basement for everyday shooting.
Sony A99ii, RX-100ii, Sonnar T* 135mm f1.8 ZA, Planar T* 50mm F1.4 ZA, 24mm f/2 SSM Distagon T*, Minolta HS 200 2.8 APO, Minolta 2xTC APO, HVL-F43M