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Anyone waiting for their A7 iii?

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chinaboy1021 wrote:
Jun 13th, 2018 8:38 am
DING DONG

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Damn, random luck or you put in a notification.
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rebel_rfd wrote:
Jun 13th, 2018 9:47 am
Damn, random luck or you put in a notification.
I check all shops like 5 times a day. TBH I'm not really in a rush, just eager for a new toy. Now I have to sell of the kit lens which is really only worth $150. So I paid $50+ tax extra for body only.
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chinaboy1021 wrote:
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I check all shops like 5 times a day. TBH I'm not really in a rush, just eager for a new toy. Now I have to sell of the kit lens which is really only worth $150. So I paid $50+ tax extra for body only.
I'm hesitant getting the kit especially from BB. It went back in stock after but still lol

I already have the 24-105 f4 in pre-order also, so really this kit lens is useless.
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isom3tric wrote:
Jun 13th, 2018 2:37 pm
I'm hesitant getting the kit especially from BB. It went back in stock after but still lol

I already have the 24-105 f4 in pre-order also, so really this kit lens is useless.
Yea the kit lens is useless. Selling it
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isom3tric wrote:
Jun 13th, 2018 2:37 pm
I'm hesitant getting the kit especially from BB. It went back in stock after but still lol

I already have the 24-105 f4 in pre-order also, so really this kit lens is useless.
chinaboy1021 wrote:
Jun 13th, 2018 7:00 pm
Yea the kit lens is useless. Selling it
The kit lens is fine if you want to focus on other focal lengths first, like wide and telephoto.

Depends on your shooting style, 24-70 is a very common range and works well for walking around, but creative shots usually fall in the 16-24 and 70+mm ranges.
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How do you get notifications on BestBuy?
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Jun 14th, 2018 7:52 am
How do you get notifications on BestBuy?
I don't think you can, just have to keep watching/checking.
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If you need a bit more space for your pinky, you should consider an L Bracket.

I have the 3 Legged Thing universal and the new SmallRig bracket for the A7R3.

A lot more economical than the battery grip from Sony or Grip Extender that blocks the tripod mount point.
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RCGA wrote:
Jun 12th, 2018 9:41 am
B&H says no shipping to Canada for the A73
Ship it to Niagara and pick it up and use the trip as an excuse to test the camera out.

If you have any issues you can ship back from Toronto using US mail forwarders for a $1.

Also, I find that CSBA doesn't give a hoot about camera gear you lug back across.

Every time I cross over I have new gear and they just pass me through.

You might even find it easier to get a better deal on the R3 than waiting for the 7III.

Also for the notice from Zeiss if the FE mount lenses they will be putting up for sale. Not sure if Canada will get it, but US and Europe did.
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Shot with camera for couple hours. Loooool. Beast camera. Sensor quality, low light performance, and focus is amazing.

Its odd that eye AF requires me to hold a button and then press shutter. There's no focus mode that is just eye AF?

Looking for 2:1 macro now...
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Jun 16th, 2018 2:39 am
Shot with camera for couple hours. Loooool. Beast camera. Sensor quality, low light performance, and focus is amazing.

Its odd that eye AF requires me to hold a button and then press shutter. There's no focus mode that is just eye AF?

Looking for 2:1 macro now...
Ah, the young Padawan.

It's time for you to set aside a few hours and read through the manual and start mapping the custom buttons and two memory presets on your mode dial.

I would definitely recommend Gary Friedman's eBook for your A7III. I have a copy that helped me get familiar with every aspect of my R3.

You can map for example AF-ON to be back back button focus and AEL to be your Eye-AF leaving just the shutter button to just take a picture
If you have the G or GM lenses, you can map Eye-AF to the default focus hold buttons on the lenses themselves.
Or you can set it up that pushing in the center button on the navigation wheel forces EyE-AF with center weighted focusing.

Like I said, its worth spending the time to go through the menu and dial down the buttons based on how you like to shoot. Setting up the two presets based on what you like to shoot. I have one set up for landscapes, another for timelapses, and the third for video. I highly recommend Friedman's eBook.
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rebel_rfd wrote:
Jun 16th, 2018 7:16 am
Ah, the young Padawan.

It's time for you to set aside a few hours and read through the manual and start mapping the custom buttons and two memory presets on your mode dial.

I would definitely recommend Gary Friedman's eBook for your A7III. I have a copy that helped me get familiar with every aspect of my R3.
Thanks for the suggestion. Stayed up until 4am setting up the camera and figuring things out.

Can you give some feedback regarding lens?

I want 1 portrait lens. 35mm, 50mm, or 85mm. However I'm not sure the real world application.

From my understanding - I can frame the exact same photo with all 3 even if there's a difference in bokeh and distortion. For example, if I want full body, I just need to walk closer to the subject with 35mm and for 85mm walk a bit back. So there is no point getting all 3 because I can just adjust the distance from subject right?

If that is correct, then what's the difference between those focal lengths if they are all redundant due to walking?
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Here's an example of different framing. However, this photographer never moved. She just changed lens standing in the same place.

What about bokeh though? If I want the most creamy bokeh, the 85mm would be best right? I can't get the 85mm bokeh (as seen in photo below) with the 35mm despite same F stop?

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