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Nikoncanonfan: I wouldn't have a Sony given me so I'll have to disagree

i wouldn't use a dslr if you gave it to me for free, so i'll have to disagree with you.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2018 at 17:40 UTC
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Zakzoezie: Poor quality EVF alone is enough to reject this camera. It might still take years & years before high quality EVFs drop in cost and become available in 2000 USD cameras ... Before that, I keep enjoying my D750 OVF while shooting. Viewfinder quality is most important part of the camera during shooting experience. And then I did not list yet all the unacceptable shortcomings of this particular Sony model ... just a piece of crap !

yes, everyone should buy a d750, who cares if it's had *three* recalls on the shutter assembly! lmao

people should be glad to have to constantly do autofocus fine-tuning on all of their dslr lenses, it builds character!

Link | Posted on May 9, 2018 at 14:59 UTC
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Average User: Lens experience and suggestions: The A7III and the A7r series are capable of incredibly great detail, if you use good enough lenses. I am using most, the F4 Sony Zeiss 24-70. My copy was poor, but I sent it back to Sony (free) and they made it excellent. I have the Sony F2.8 24-70 gm, but it's so much bigger I mostly use the F4. I also have the F4 70-200. Stellar. Smaller than the F2.8 but equally as sharp. Next, must have at least one lens you can use in low light. Best deal is the 28mm F2, which is extremely sharp and at f2, under $500, is nearly two stops faster than the zooms. Very small. I use it for indoor at night casual shooting. These three lenses give you a full range very high quality kit, for not too much money.
The 90 mm F2.8 is incredibly sharp, less than $1000 and serves both as a general lens and as a close up macro lens. I also love the F1.8 55 mm Sony/Zeiss which is also one of the sharpest lenses on the planet.

"Steven Ar - Joined on Apr 9, 2018"

just another fake troll account.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2018 at 17:26 UTC
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donmarse: With the battery rated for 700 pictures I guess the provided charging cable is more than sufficient for most non professional photographers, I would probably just buy a second battery and have a battery bank handy, if I had any doubts.

@HenryDJP - "I actually own a D810"

you claim to own a d810, but you don't even know that d810 owners don't get the same 1200 shots that the camera is cipa-rated for... duh

try asking your fake "questions" in the dpr beginner forum next time.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2018 at 20:51 UTC
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Jonathan F/2: I've been shooting with the A7III for two weeks so far and loving it. For portraiture, street and personal shooting it's become my go-to camera with the A7II as backup. Saying that, I'm still not convinced doing a full switch from my Nikon DSLRs which I still consider my main system. My concerns are: gaps in the fast telephoto range and the lack of dedicated professional services.

If you're a Nikon NPS member, there is no cost to join and you even get a discount depending on the amount of equipment you have. Also the Nikon USA lens warranty is 1 year + 4 years (limited) for a total of 5 year coverage. On top of that out of warranty repairs get an additional 20% off if you have a substantial amount of Nikon equipment which is graded on a point system. That alone makes it cheaper to repair in most cases versus using a 3rd party repair shop.

"Yes, it was a hassle to send it in. That goes without saying."

not according to the nikon fanboi Jonathan F/2, who just told us that when he sent his nikon junk in for repair, it was "no hassle" and "indefinite FREE fix", like sending it in doesn't matter at all, lmao

it's classic troll behavior; refuse to admit that there is a problem, then when confronted with the truth, try to minimize the lies that you posted.

now he's telling us that his olympus junk focuses faster than sony... one lie begats another, lol, like how he's pretending to not understand why 20fps focus capability proves that the fe85/1.8 focuses faster at any framerate.

and no Jonathan F/2, you are wrong again about the lenses, the sony is sharper, *look at your own link*:
fe85/1.8: 29M-pix
85/1.8g: 27M-pix

good grief.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2018 at 15:00 UTC
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Jonathan F/2: I've been shooting with the A7III for two weeks so far and loving it. For portraiture, street and personal shooting it's become my go-to camera with the A7II as backup. Saying that, I'm still not convinced doing a full switch from my Nikon DSLRs which I still consider my main system. My concerns are: gaps in the fast telephoto range and the lack of dedicated professional services.

If you're a Nikon NPS member, there is no cost to join and you even get a discount depending on the amount of equipment you have. Also the Nikon USA lens warranty is 1 year + 4 years (limited) for a total of 5 year coverage. On top of that out of warranty repairs get an additional 20% off if you have a substantial amount of Nikon equipment which is graded on a point system. That alone makes it cheaper to repair in most cases versus using a 3rd party repair shop.

@Jonathan F/2 - "why would I need 20fps on a lens optimized for portrait photography?"

>sigh<

it's the *continuous af tracking* at 20fps that proves that the sony lens has much faster af than your nikon lens... whether you actually use 20fps or not is irrelevant.

and remember, you started that with the stupid claim that the nikon 85/1.8g "also focuses faster"...

and wrong again, the nikon 85/1.8g is a *total dog*, compared to the fe85/1.8:

https://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Compare/Side-by-side/Sony-FE-85mm-F18-on-Sony-A7R-versus-Nikon-AF-Nikkor-85mm-F18D-on-Nikon-D810__1818_917_752_963

not surprising that the nikon has such weak p.q., given that it's an old design from 2012.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2018 at 01:55 UTC
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Jonathan F/2: I've been shooting with the A7III for two weeks so far and loving it. For portraiture, street and personal shooting it's become my go-to camera with the A7II as backup. Saying that, I'm still not convinced doing a full switch from my Nikon DSLRs which I still consider my main system. My concerns are: gaps in the fast telephoto range and the lack of dedicated professional services.

If you're a Nikon NPS member, there is no cost to join and you even get a discount depending on the amount of equipment you have. Also the Nikon USA lens warranty is 1 year + 4 years (limited) for a total of 5 year coverage. On top of that out of warranty repairs get an additional 20% off if you have a substantial amount of Nikon equipment which is graded on a point system. That alone makes it cheaper to repair in most cases versus using a 3rd party repair shop.

@Jonathan F/2 - "the Nikon 85mm 1.8 G is a tad sharper than the Sony 85mm 1.8 FE and also focuses faster"

no, lol, it's NOT sharper, and no, it doesn't focus faster on a junky commlite adapter.

see the fe85/1.8 on this 20fps-capable list, in the link below... nikon doesn't have ANY lenses that have been proven at 20fps:

"Lenses capable of continuously shooting 20 images per second at maximum with AF tracking in AF-C mode"
http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/www/support/ilc/products/ilce9/continuousshooting/en/index.html?id=spt

you have a lot to learn about sony.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 23:02 UTC
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GiM_6x: Resuming, as in chess it looks like it is a draw:

a7III is a good camera, new and easy available, also I found that SONY is building amasing products but cannot somehow inspire credibility to "average" user who will buy a camera for years to come and not three times per year, just only for the only PROs(?) able to keep up with new models deployments(!), to keep updated (and not necessarely upgraded).

NX1 is looking very strong versus a7III, and while I do not like Samsung giving up so easy its "consumer camera business' public developpement", I sonsider it a very well and good build camera for an amateur-prosumer photo lover as me.
Actually, these "amateurs" should be much more than the PROs (well, as people numbers, not as dollars spend !).
And Samsung in his wisdom gave us a lesson, going further, concentrating its business on mobile-cameras for even larger masses of users.

@GiM_6x - you are seriously confused.

the a7iii kills the old nx1 by 1-2 stops better pdr:
http://photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm#Samsung%20NX1,Sony%20ILCE-7M3

the ff a7iii has a host of other advantages, not the least of which is much better af, higher quality lenses, etc.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 22:55 UTC
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donmarse: With the battery rated for 700 pictures I guess the provided charging cable is more than sufficient for most non professional photographers, I would probably just buy a second battery and have a battery bank handy, if I had any doubts.

@HenryDJP - you are trolling with silly noob "questions"

grow up.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 22:27 UTC
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GiM_6x: Resuming, as in chess it looks like it is a draw:

a7III is a good camera, new and easy available, also I found that SONY is building amasing products but cannot somehow inspire credibility to "average" user who will buy a camera for years to come and not three times per year, just only for the only PROs(?) able to keep up with new models deployments(!), to keep updated (and not necessarely upgraded).

NX1 is looking very strong versus a7III, and while I do not like Samsung giving up so easy its "consumer camera business' public developpement", I sonsider it a very well and good build camera for an amateur-prosumer photo lover as me.
Actually, these "amateurs" should be much more than the PROs (well, as people numbers, not as dollars spend !).
And Samsung in his wisdom gave us a lesson, going further, concentrating its business on mobile-cameras for even larger masses of users.

@GiM_6xR - "as in chess it looks like it is a draw:"

the only "draw" there is inside your brain, with it's inability to comprehend the huge tech advances that sony has made, since the crop-sensor nx1 was released.

it's a totally ignorant comparison.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 18:32 UTC
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Jonathan F/2: I've been shooting with the A7III for two weeks so far and loving it. For portraiture, street and personal shooting it's become my go-to camera with the A7II as backup. Saying that, I'm still not convinced doing a full switch from my Nikon DSLRs which I still consider my main system. My concerns are: gaps in the fast telephoto range and the lack of dedicated professional services.

If you're a Nikon NPS member, there is no cost to join and you even get a discount depending on the amount of equipment you have. Also the Nikon USA lens warranty is 1 year + 4 years (limited) for a total of 5 year coverage. On top of that out of warranty repairs get an additional 20% off if you have a substantial amount of Nikon equipment which is graded on a point system. That alone makes it cheaper to repair in most cases versus using a 3rd party repair shop.

the fact that you had to send your nikon in for service proves that it's unreliable, and no, you are wrong, sending camera gear in for service IS a hassle.

having to constantly watch out for nikon oil spots on sensors is simply absurd, and inexcusable.

as for your dxo test, try it again with different bodies, sony glass is much sharper than the old lens designs that nikon has... do a sharpness sort on all prime lenses on dxo, nikon doesn't have squat in the list, it's all sony and 3rd-party lenses, with a couple of canon lenses in there.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 18:28 UTC
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donmarse: With the battery rated for 700 pictures I guess the provided charging cable is more than sufficient for most non professional photographers, I would probably just buy a second battery and have a battery bank handy, if I had any doubts.

@henrydjp - "i've definitely missed"

yes, you definitely have, and that's not the first time either.

maybe you could explain how this guy got 3850 shots out of a d810 that's cipa-rated at 1200 shots, while another guy in the same thread only gets 700-800 shots: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54990289

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 03:01 UTC
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Jonathan F/2: I've been shooting with the A7III for two weeks so far and loving it. For portraiture, street and personal shooting it's become my go-to camera with the A7II as backup. Saying that, I'm still not convinced doing a full switch from my Nikon DSLRs which I still consider my main system. My concerns are: gaps in the fast telephoto range and the lack of dedicated professional services.

If you're a Nikon NPS member, there is no cost to join and you even get a discount depending on the amount of equipment you have. Also the Nikon USA lens warranty is 1 year + 4 years (limited) for a total of 5 year coverage. On top of that out of warranty repairs get an additional 20% off if you have a substantial amount of Nikon equipment which is graded on a point system. That alone makes it cheaper to repair in most cases versus using a 3rd party repair shop.

@jonathan f/2 - well, if you want to look at the bigger picture, you should take into consideration the abysmal q.c. record that nikon has had over the last few years... missed work and down time waiting for repairs is no joke:

1) *three* recalls on d750 shutter assemblies
2) d600 oily/failed shutters replaced: https://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2014/02/25/nikon-d600-dust-problem-solved-owners-get-repair-they-have-been-waiting-for
3) poor q.c. on the d850, resulting in the wrong flange distance: https://diglloyd.com/blog/2017/20171113_1158-NikonD850-FlangeFocalOff-ZeissMilvu18f2_8-at-limit-when-cold.html
4) "The most consistent problem with Nikon cameras is an issue with Nikon D750 and Nikon D810. These cameras have a tendency to spit some oil spots onto the sensor. It's easily wet-cleaned, but it required cleaning several times before it stopped altogether."
https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2017/04/guide-to-cleaning-your-camera-sensor/

etc.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 02:26 UTC
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pentaust: Review are what they are. They don't replace to try cameras for ourselves. I've tried the A7 III for a week, and I did not find that it is as good as it is said to be, in comparison to other systems, the A7III is largely overrated. Yes, the price is in the lower bracket, but autofocus is not at all the same a the autofocus of the A9 series. Yet, due to the high number of AF points, people assimilate the A9 to the A7iii, the A7iii is a lot slower however.

funny how these dslr fanbois never have any post history on dpr forums.

just a bunch of fake accounts, made up for the article comment sections.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 00:52 UTC
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supeyugin1: I don't understand why do they need FF? They will need to develop a new line of lenses anyway. And APS-C is good enough these days. Even 4/3 is pretty good. I don't want to carry those FF bricks!

it's real simple, just don't buy ff.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 00:48 UTC
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em jo photo: So, is the Sony A7.3 selling well?

If you say, "obviously," I hear ya--it's nice and it should--but does anybody have any numbers?

I ask because the A7R.3 looked like a photographic hotcake, too; but it was topped by the Nikon D850, even though the D850 was horribly backordered and, frankly, a pain to buy.

So I can't help but wonder if the subset of photographers who are vocal on the internet are, perhaps, not a good representation of the camera-buying-public at large--even of the serious-camera-buying public.

Just on the face of it: if a Martian dropped into DPReview she might be forgiven for thinking Olympus is the center of the photographic equipment universe and Canon is a niche manufacturer. The micro 4/3 community here is large and vibrant--but micro 4/3 doesn't outsell Canon.

What if we aren't giving Canon and Nikon enough credit for knowing the markets they've built and lead for decades?

If A7.3 sales don't push against FX DLSRs, we can't blame Nikon for being hesitant.

who gives a **** how any brands are selling? if you aren't smart enough to see the advantages of milc, just stick to your smartphone for pics.

fortunately canikon knows better, and they are finally coming out with milc.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 00:47 UTC
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ikfoto: After the mirrorless FF wave, Nikon will join the m4/3, putting itself in direct competition with the rest of the world.

And that will be Nikon's smartest move ever.

actually your m4/3 lenses are not all compatible, dfd for example only works with panasonic lenses on panasonic bodies.

there is *zero* chance that nikon will ever go with m4/3, they already tried the baby sensor routine with the v1 series, and it failed.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 00:44 UTC
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mgm2: Every one marvels at the new technologies in mirrorless cameras and can't wait to see what is coming next. But do these mirrorless technologies actually improve image quality over and above what a DSLR can deliver?

it depends on the sensor design... was the 6dmk2 much of an image quality improvement over the old 6d?

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 22:10 UTC
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AKH: Check this article:
https://photographylife.com/sony-mirrorless-problems

it's the usual clickbait article, that we've come to expect from p.l.

petapixel wannabe.

funny how he devoted so much space to blaming sony, for his own failed sensor gel stick product.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 21:57 UTC
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AZheaven: I went to a local camera store yesterday. I held an A7Riii in my hand to get a feel for the camera, same body as the A7 iii. They had no A7 iii's in stock and have a pretty big waiting list. Imagine that!! Yes, it has a way different feel in the hands as opposed to my D7200. But it felt great! They didn't have a 24-105 lens to put on it, the lens I would buy. The EVF would take some getting use to. But I see that obstacle about the same as using a point and shoot and then graduating to a DSLR. I didn't play with the menu. That would have taken too much of my time and the sales person. I do have a conscience. But I played around with the camera for about 10 mins. I talked to him about the dual card slots and the difference. He stated that the one UHS II slot and the other UHS I is a non issue for most people. You need the UHS II for video and bursts. Which I have little interest in at the moment. And he explained the EVF. Looks like a winner of a camera.

@brendon1000 - dude, do you read manuals? see the link i posted... the a7rii is not the same as the a7riii, in part because the a7rii can't record simultaneous proxy files:

XAVC S:
4K 100Mbps*
HD 100Mbps

required: SDHC/SDXC card (U3)

*Including when recording proxy movies at the same time

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2018 at 16:14 UTC
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