Sony A7 III, or Sony A6600 for first Sony (for action/sport)?

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Re: Sony A7 III, or Sony A6600 for first Sony (for action/sport)?
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ohaya wrote:

Hi,

Some have asked, which sports? I guess that I was being a little vague, because I've had some comments before (on other threads) that what I shoot is either not "sport" or "action"...

But, basically, I have mostly been shooting either surfing (from land, not from in the water) or aviation/planes.

I would LOVE to be able to do BIF, but not many birds around here (esp. now), plus the times that I did try, I felt that it is really hard!!

Surfing and planes will often be in very good light, so the benefits of the FF sensor are reduced.  Coming from APS-C you may miss the extra 'reach', and you will need a much more expensive lens to get the same framing.

The a6600 and the new Sigma 100-400 would be a nice option for good light.

For low-light sports at a distance there is no good affordable option, and never will be.

If you really want a 'budget' option for low light surfing, I would be tempted to simply go manual focus with an adapted Canon FD 300 f/2.8, accept you will miss focus on a LOT of shots but with practice be able to get a few keepers.  It weighs 2.35 kg, however.

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