Sony full frame camera and lens discussion (a9, a7, a7ii and a7iii)

Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by chriswill, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    This looks to be one hell of a camera for £2,000.

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    Sony launches new a7 III full frame camera with updated 24MP sensor and improved AF
     
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    editor Taffus Maximus

    This dude is impressed:

     
  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Bloody hell. I'm tempted to flog off a load of my stuff and get this beauty. Check out the low light performance!

     
  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Not bad at all

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  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Tamron has launched a f2.8 28-75mm zoom which looks mighty interesting.
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    No price yet though....
     
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    editor Taffus Maximus

    Previous Sony threads merged here
     
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    editor Taffus Maximus

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    editor Taffus Maximus

    I shot some low light pics on my a7ii with an ancient Olympus 50mm f1.4 lens. I was impressed with the ones that I managed to get in focus!

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  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Here's a useful piece:

     
  10. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

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    editor Taffus Maximus

  12. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    I got that on my Mac but not on the PC
     
  13. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Tried it on Youtube but it seems to have added a fair bit of noise:



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  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I was thinking about flogging off a load of my gear to get the Sony 24mm-105mm f4 lens for a painfully pricey £1,100, but then the Tamron launches 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD has just been released - it's got a smaller zoom range, but brighter at f2.8 and considerably cheaper at around £700. I need something for low light sports (the floodlights in non-league football are dim as feck, but the 105mm range would have been useful). Hmm....



    Tamron launches 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD lens for Sony FE, costs $800
     
  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Here's a review by a really annoying bloke:

     
  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Here's a far less annoying video

     
  17. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Tbh from my limited experience I’d go for a longer lens for sports and a second camera for anything that gets close. I shot an indoor basketball game with an f4 70-210mm at 1600, but it was a lens that had good performance wide open - wide range zooms like 24-105s tend not to be great at max aperture IME. For shots right under the basket I actually used my Ricoh GR.
     
  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I've used f4 lens at Dulwich games and it's simply not fast enough. I've started using a 85mm 1.8 lens along with my Ricoh GR or Sony RX1R but I'm thinking a 24-75mm f2.8 should be fast enough and have enough range to cover the action - and be a good walkabout camera too (I also have a 24mm-240mm Sony lens, but with an aperture range of f3.5 to f6.3, it's only good for daylight games).
     
  19. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Sounds reasonable then. If you don’t feel that length is a problem but speed is then 75mm is likely long enough. I guess you can always crop with the Sony if need be. Also 28-75 is a good general use range anyway.
     
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  20. editor

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    I'd love it if the Sony 24-105mm was f2.8 as that's perfect for me, but it'll be useless on a dimly lit non league night game!
     
  21. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    It’d be the size of a barrel if it was 2.8 anyway!
     
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