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Sony announces a7 iii
« on: February 27, 2018, 06:18:27 AM »
Surprise announcement of a7 III with a new 24.2 M pixel BSI sensor and 4K video. All for $2 k (U.S.).

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/photography/news/wppi-2018-sony-surprises-with-a7-iii-camera-release
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Sony announces a7 iii
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Re: Sony announces a7 iii
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2018, 06:59:32 AM »
This makes the Canon 6D II look like your unwanted stepchild.

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Re: Sony announces a7 iii
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2018, 07:44:30 AM »
Add a 28-70 mm kit lens for only $200 more!  🤗

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Re: Sony announces a7 iii
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2018, 08:19:02 AM »

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Re: Sony announces a7 iii
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2018, 08:55:27 AM »
This makes the Canon 6D II look like your unwanted stepchild.
Seems like a nice package for the price. They can even do a sub $1000 model which can easily beat 6d2 specs. Hoping for Sony to throw some cheap crop mirrorless offerings and some cheap lens. Or throw in a sub $1000 FF camera to gain market share before Canon and Nikon shows their hands.
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Re: Sony announces a7 iii
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2018, 09:18:15 AM »
More Sigma E-mount autofocus lens too. Now all primes.

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Re: Sony announces a7 iii
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2018, 09:23:23 AM »
More Sigma E-mount autofocus lens too. Now all primes.
If some one buying Sigma lens, is it safe to go with Sony body in terms of having less focusing issues with on sensor focusing system.
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2018, 09:23:23 AM »

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Re: Sony announces a7 iii
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2018, 10:31:09 AM »
With their recent battery improvements, I gotta say I'm coming increasingly close to ditching all of my current systems—Canon, Fujifilm, Phase—and picking up Sony instead. I'd likely still keep something like a 7D and one white telephoto for more casual wildlife use, but for all actual work, the α7/9 line has always been tempting and this α7III finally ticks every box. (Especially as I never use the EVF on mirrorless systems, anyway, and that seems to be the main trade-off here.)

The other Sonys have felt like a bit too much of a gamble to risk a full-time switch, but everything about this looks like a sure bet.


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Re: Sony announces a7 iii
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2018, 10:46:56 AM »
Very good upgrades over previous generation. Usb type-C, dual sd slots(uhs-ii), good video features. Now wish sony offered a good after sales service in India similar to Canon/Nikon I might consider switch(also this system is still missing lenses that I use but after seeing Sigma come out with full support I wont be too long before we see long macros). This announcement just a day after Canon's launch seems like Sonys attempt to overshadow crappy Canon camera release

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Re: Sony announces a7 iii
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2018, 11:18:22 AM »
Sony lens ecosystem still has a ways to go but their last 3 camera announcements have certainly impressed.  Wonder if a Canon mirrorless prototype is being re-spec'd as of yesterday.

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Re: Sony announces a7 iii
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2018, 11:21:19 AM »
Something is going on with sensor. It shows vertical stripes with back lit subject.  May be a DR problem? or Too many phase detest wasted pixels? May be a software issue. If you zoom into model face, it is very bad in some pics. I doubt if any pixel peeper happy about it.

https://2.img-dpreview.com/files/p/TS4000x6000~sample_galleries/6769434587/7523984324.jpg
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« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2018, 11:29:18 AM »
Something is going on with sensor. It shows vertical stripes with back lit subject.  May be a DR problem? or Too many phase detest wasted pixels? May be a software issue. If you zoom into model face, it is very bad in some pics. I doubt if any pixel peeper happy about it.

https://2.img-dpreview.com/files/p/TS4000x6000~sample_galleries/6769434587/7523984324.jpg

Something that gross has to be some kind of demosaicing issue associated with the phase detect pixels.  I would be very surprised if that still occurs with production bodies.
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Re: Sony announces a7 iii
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2018, 12:22:42 PM »
Surprise announcement of a7 III with a new 24.2 M pixel BSI sensor and 4K video. All for $2 k (U.S.).

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/photography/news/wppi-2018-sony-surprises-with-a7-iii-camera-release

Yup. Sony’s becoming a serious player these days.  That’s decently spec’d for its price.  If they worked on their lens prices I just might give them a thought.

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Re: Sony announces a7 iii
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Re: Sony announces a7 iii
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2018, 04:53:19 PM »
Something is going on with sensor. It shows vertical stripes with back lit subject.  May be a DR problem? or Too many phase detest wasted pixels? May be a software issue. If you zoom into model face, it is very bad in some pics. I doubt if any pixel peeper happy about it.

https://2.img-dpreview.com/files/p/TS4000x6000~sample_galleries/6769434587/7523984324.jpg
Fuji cameras had this problem, too, and it was solved with a slight redesign to the shell. It's got nothing to do with phase detect or the software. just too much stray light hitting the sensor at a problematic angle. (Hence why it only appears when shooting into light or a backlit subject.)

Fuji fixed it fairly quickly, and these Sony bodies being used are pre-production, so there's no reason to believe the final commercial units will display this issue.

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Re: Sony announces a7 iii
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2018, 08:38:54 PM »
Does anyone have any extensive experience using Canon lenses adapted over to Sony's newer cameras? I'm most interested in how it does shooting people in low light. I'd love to take advantage of the eye autofocus the Sonys have, but I get the sense that with Canon glass in low light, advanced AF features like that may not work so great.

Right now I have a 5D4 with a 5D3 as a backup that gets used extremely rarely. I'm really thinking about picking up an A7 III with a metabones adapter, so then my secondary camera could be something worthwhile that brings its own features to the table as opposed to the 5D3 that just collects dust as an outdated camera I just keep around in case of a failure with the 5D4.

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Re: Sony announces a7 iii
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2018, 08:38:54 PM »