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#41 Indyboy

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 07:19 PM

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Only a number, or for some - the most important number.

If you're regularly printing 24x36 up to 40x60, it is nice to have. The other changes are significant for a pretty small subset of people that usually don't need high resolution - imo. When I was a working photojournalist I would have appreciated those changes, but I would not be wanting anything near a 42 mp camera for daily event work. Way overkill and resource intensive. So in that respect - the A9 would be the preferred solution.

I come from the Canon world where I used 13MP 5D up to 50MP 5DsR.

 

I am an architectural photographer that has clients regularly print my images up to eight feet wide for their offices.

 

The res is useful to a point but in truth, if one is shooting for large print the improvement is slight and scarcely visible to the average viewer.

However, I will grant that the hobbyist uninterested in the opinion of the layperson and delights in zooming in to 800%. For them, the more MP the better.

 

If I am called upon to shoot events I use a 20MP 1 inch Panasonic as it has 15fps, leaf shutter and weighs about 2 lbs. Even then the res is frantic overkill for the final web use.



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Posted 02 December 2017 - 05:16 PM

Just received my A7Riii and noticed that I was getting a really significant amount of resistance when attaching a Lens.
Has anyone else run into this? I think I may have received a defective camera

#43 LiveShots

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 05:22 PM

That’s likely the weather sealing. I noticed the same thing on my α9.

#44 Ross F22

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 05:31 PM

That’s likely the weather sealing. I noticed the same thing on my α9.


Thanks for the quick reply. I’m hoping it’s the weather sealing, lens changes with my A7Rii were buttery smooth: now it feels like I might damage the lens or camera if Iaccidentally squeeze in the wrong spot.

Did you experience the heavy resistance after turning the lens 10-15 degrees? I’m hoping it’s the weather sealing

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 06:57 PM

If I recall it got a little stiffer as it approached the locking mechanism. Try pushing the button in as you rotate and see if this makes it easier.

#46 Lescatalpas

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 02:54 PM

Just received my A7Riii and noticed that I was getting a really significant amount of resistance when attaching a Lens.
Has anyone else run into this? I think I may have received a defective camera

I experienced the same, when comparing to my A7ii.I have the camera now a few weeks and it seems it is smoother now than when brand new. As far as I can see there is no weathersealing between body and lens flange. I guess the manufacturing specs are a bit tighter.All the buttons have a more solid feel as well. Nothing to worry about I think.



#47 Ross F22

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 03:38 PM

I experienced the same, when comparing to my A7ii. I have the camera now a few weeks and it seems it is smoother now than when brand new. As far as I can see there is no weathersealing between body and lens flange. I guess the manufacturing specs are a bit tighter.All the buttons have a more solid feel as well. Nothing to worry about I think.

Mine seems a bit smoother now as well.

my lenses were at room temperature & the camera was really cold when delivered (around 30 degrees outside that day) so I’m thinking that the temp difference may have had a small influence on it as well


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