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Just published a NEW article on the NEW Sony a7r III
« on: October 25, 2017, 04:15:14 am »

Check out the home page of this site for news on the NEW Sony a7r III camera and 24-105mm G lens.  More information will be coming as I have a chance to shoot with this lens.
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Re: Just published a NEW article on the NEW Sony a7r III
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2017, 11:18:26 am »

I wonder if with this version, you don't have to start hitting it with the heal of your hand every time the IBIS sensor on springs gets repeatedly stuck?

Sony Sensor Sticking Problem?

Which is something I find myself having to do more and more these days - when I was a boy living in Sheffield way back when, we used to rent our TV from a local rental store called Wigfall's (which was more commonly known as Wiggies to all their customers) and if ever your TV stopped working, they would send an engineer round (I use the term engineer loosely here), who rather than actually do any work on the TV or take it back to the shop, would instead explain that the valves in the TV had probably developed a dry connection and all the TV really needed was a knock and a few well placed hits with the heal of the hand to rectify the situation (which then became known locally as the "Wiggies Knock"). So they would bash it on the sides a few times and generally try to knock the crap out of it and then turn it back on to see if it worked, which amazingly it sometimes did. So moving on 50 years and I now find myself owning a camera that regularly needs a "Wiggies Knock" just to make it work  :(

None the less, this does sound like an exciting development from Sony and even though I hate the A7R2, I love the quality of the images I can get out of it when it lets me use it, albeit after I have had to spit swear and scream at it and then kick it around the car park a few times, just to make the damn thing work, yet here I am thinking I might get this new version, just for the pixel shift technology and higher capacity battery life, which means I am obviously just a glutton for punishment  ::)

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Re: Just published a NEW article on the NEW Sony a7r III
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2017, 12:41:42 pm »

Dave, my Nikon works fine. Just saying.

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Re: Just published a NEW article on the NEW Sony a7r III
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2017, 01:14:33 pm »

I have never had an IS issue with my a7r II.  I have taken that camera to both poles and lots of places in between.  They have taken a beating and seems to work fine.  I have spent some time with the a7r III this morning and I am impressed.  Shooting with it for the rest of the day in a few hours.  The joystick and rear focus button are nice additions.
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Re: Just published a NEW article on the NEW Sony a7r III
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2017, 01:26:37 pm »

It looks like an awful lot of right moves by Sony.  It is to the A9 what the D850 is to the D5.  Sony needed to do this to keep up with Nikon.  By virtue of not having to recalibrate lenses alone, I regard this as a better, more hassle free camera than the Nikon.

Erm... I recently picked up the 24-70 f4.  Am I permitted to cry into my beer?
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Re: Just published a NEW article on the NEW Sony a7r III
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2017, 01:35:15 pm »

Dave, my Nikon works fine. Just saying.

You know what Bill, if I hadn't got so much money invested in my collection of much superior Canon L lenses, I might have gone for the enviously good D850, even though it does still retain that ridiculous double click mirror lock up nonsense.

But seriously, Canon need to produce something similar to the D850 in association with Sony and their sensors as quickly as possible, if Canon is to survive not just for the next few years, but survive in the camera industry at all.

So hang onto your L lenses guys, as they may become classic relics and highly sought after when Canon cameras finally go pop..

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Re: Just published a NEW article on the NEW Sony a7r III
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2017, 01:48:19 pm »

I have never had an IS issue with my a7r II.  I have taken that camera to both poles and lots of places in between.  They have taken a beating and seems to work fine.  I have spent some time with the a7r III this morning and I am impressed.  Shooting with it for the rest of the day in a few hours.  The joystick and rear focus button are nice additions.

Well Kevin that's good for you and I truly am happy for you, but with over 20,000 hits on the link above and lots of comments from other users who do seem to be having the same sticky sensor problem as me, means it isn't the same level of satisfaction for everyone.

But if I am honest, I don't suppose the sticky sensor is really that much of a problem is it, once you realise that all you need to do when the camera refuses to work and doesn't tell you why, is just give it the old "Wiggies Knock" treatment and bash it around a bit, instead of grabbing a few shots of that quickly fading sunset instead :(

OK, so you probably think I am nothing but a complete moaning so-and-so, but I do love the images and the quality that you can get with this camera and I would still recommend it to other Canon users and I am even thinking of stumping up for this new version - oh woe betide me ;)

Oh and the fact that with the A7R3's 'pixel shift technology', which means that it would give me the equivalent of a 126 Mbit native image file, that will compete with and quite possibly blow the top Phase One 100 Mbit MFD sensor out of the water, has really got me salivating already  ;D

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Re: Just published a NEW article on the NEW Sony a7r III
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2017, 06:48:56 pm »

Check out the home page of this site for news on the NEW Sony a7r III camera and 24-105mm G lens.  More information will be coming as I have a chance to shoot with this lens.

Hi Kevin,

Watched the Live Event this morning and have viewed a number of YouTube videos.  It looks impressive. Question for you? With the new feature “pixel shift technology” with Lightroom and or Capture One Pro currently be able to process these files? Or will both programs need updates? This pixel shift technology should be incredible for shooting landscape or arechture.

Cheers!

Stu
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Re: Just published a NEW article on the NEW Sony a7r III
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2017, 05:31:45 pm »

well, since Pentax has had this pixel shift capability for years, you might want to see how Adobe implemented dealing with the resulting Pentax files - if I remember, it took a while.
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Re: Just published a NEW article on the NEW Sony a7r III
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2017, 08:30:37 pm »

Kevin - wow, that's as much of a fan boy post as could have been written by Sony marketing themselves!  Loses a little credibility.
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Re: Just published a NEW article on the NEW Sony a7r III
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2017, 12:34:06 am »

Kevin - wow, that's as much of a fan boy post as could have been written by Sony marketing themselves!  Loses a little credibility.

From someone with 3 posts to their name?

You know he stated up front that he was a fan.  Does that mean you think he's not telling the truth in any of his assessments?  3 post flames lose a lot of credibility.
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Re: Just published a NEW article on the NEW Sony a7r III
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2017, 02:51:59 am »

 
From someone with 3 posts to their name?

You know he stated up front that he was a fan.  Does that mean you think he's not telling the truth in any of his assessments?  3 post flames lose a lot of credibility.

I have only got a few posts but I have to agree-  In-fact if its not mirror-less or medium format Kevin isn't interested in publishing articles lets be honest here.
So  what do we expect? - probably the truth through rose tinted glasses.
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Re: Just published a NEW article on the NEW Sony a7r III
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2017, 04:51:07 am »


I have only got a few posts but I have to agree-  In-fact if its not mirror-less or medium format Kevin isn't interested in publishing articles lets be honest here.
So  what do we expect? - probably the truth through rose tinted glasses.

24 of the last 30 articles had nothing to do with either.

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Re: Just published a NEW article on the NEW Sony a7r III
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2017, 06:26:25 am »

24 of the last 30 articles had nothing to do with either.


but we were not discussing the non camera related articles or even the number of posts! Simply  the article in questions style and substance. 

In regard to the other content if you are a paid subscriber (as I am) you better like the editorial contents focus and biases else review your subscription.

I fully appreciate that some will not accept criticism in any form -
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Re: Just published a NEW article on the NEW Sony a7r III
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2017, 06:41:15 am »


I have only got a few posts but I have to agree-  In-fact if its not mirror-less or medium format Kevin isn't interested in publishing articles lets be honest here.
So  what do we expect? - probably the truth through rose tinted glasses.

Kevin and Lula in general post about equipment they use. It has always been mostly like that in the past. They report about what they use and interests them.

I have no problems with biased enthusiasm from users with credibility, which is obviously where Kevin stands.

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Re: Just published a NEW article on the NEW Sony a7r III
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2017, 06:56:05 am »

but we were not discussing the non camera related articles or even the number of posts! Simply  the article in questions style and substance. 

In regard to the other content if you are a paid subscriber (as I am) you better like the editorial contents focus and biases else review your subscription.

I fully appreciate that some will not accept criticism in any form -

Criticism is fine, but bland name calling and accusations aren't valid criticism.
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Re: Just published a NEW article on the NEW Sony a7r III
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2017, 07:09:33 am »

I made it clear in my article I use the Sony system as well as others and that I believe in the benefits of mirrorless.  I also know that is you are on youtube or other sites you're going to see the same enthusiasm about this camera.  Why?  Because it is that good.  Sony listened and addressed all the little things they have been bugged about.  As a photographer, I get pretty excited when I shoot a model with EYE-AF and every shot is in focus.

I report objectively but with enthusiasm.  Frankly, there are not many cameras that have many faults like the good ole days. I do like what Sony is doing.  They are listening and they are taking the latest technology and pushing the envelope to create tools that are helping photographers. To me, that's something to get excited about.  I know my fellow journalists like that too.

We have always written about products we use, like and buy here at LuLa. I made it clear I use the gear in the article so there was no doubt I have some bias.  I own the a9 and G-Master lenses and now with this camera replacing my a7r II I have a set-up that can handle just about any subject.  I took the a9 to Greenland and the images are incredible.

I don't know too many photographers who enjoy photography that won't find the a7r II a worthy camera.  I'll be shooting more with this camera over the coming weeks and waiting anxiously like I am now waiting for my iPhone X to arrive.

Early next week I'll publish sample images with this camera with a short video overview.   The images will be ones you can click on the see at 100%. 

For, now I am headed back to the show to find a few more things that interest me and share those with my readers next week.
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Re: Just published a NEW article on the NEW Sony a7r III
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2017, 06:22:03 pm »

Great article Kevin.

I currently have the A7R2 with metabones and using with Canon/Zeiss glass. I presume the new A7R mrkIII should focus faster with this combination given the AF upgrade should flow though .

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« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2017, 10:02:11 am »

Hi,

It seems like a decent update from Sony. Small improvements in image quality and more improvements in usability.

The 24-105 zoom is quite attractive and even decently priced.

Best regards
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Re: Just published a NEW article on the NEW Sony a7r III
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2017, 11:39:46 am »

Is anyone aware of a technical paper describing Sony's implementation of pixel-shift technology?
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