Help needed - Anyone has/had both GX85 and A7iii?

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hungrylau Senior Member • Posts: 1,446
Re: Help needed - Anyone has/had both GX85 and A7iii?

goshigoo wrote:

I have been thinking for long time of moving from m43 (GX85 + 14/20/45/7-14/35-100) to A7iii (35 + 85 f/1.8, and now perhaps 20 f/1.8 and Tamron 70-180 or wait for A7iv this year).

I also have 5D3 + 35 f/1.4 II, 135 f/2 and 70-200 f/4 - However I rarely take them out because of the size.

I love the photos taken by my 5D3; the photos from my GX85 are ok given its portability.

As I already have 2 system so I do not want to add another system.

I would like to ask for those who owns both cameras; could you share your opinions after moving to A7iii?

Obviously I am not able to ask this question in m43 forum as I will be branded troll for sure

Thank you!

Some questions:

  1. what do you want to do with an a7iii?
    1. how much of a factor is size and weight on what you do?
    2. do you require long battery life and usb charging?
    3. will you be able to cope with the a7iii or a7iv's menus and ergos?
  2. how much of a lowlight shooter are you? If not much, then do you want to do more when shooting with a Sony?
  3. would you consider getting a metabones or sigma adapter to continue using those canon lenses?
  4. do you require a flip screen or tilt screen?
  5. how much video do you do?
  6. If weight is an issue, then have you considered getting into sony apsc like an a6400 or a6600 instead of an a7iii?
    1. the sigma f/1.4 primes are super cheap, sharp and provide fantastic rendering/blur- especially the 16mm f/1.4 and 56mm f/1.4
    2. the sony 1655 is expensive but fantastic 
    3. the sony 18135 is sharp, but a bit dull in rendering imo
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Sony a7 III Sony FE 55mm F1.8 Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS Zeiss Loxia 35 Zeiss Loxia 50
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