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  1. 8 points
    Gjeest

    Blue hour in the Netherlands

    I took this photo during blue hour in Friesland (a province in the north of the Netherlands). Shot with: A7III + 16-35 F/4 2 photos - 10s - F/13 - ISO 100
  2. 5 points
    Iansky

    The Flying Scotsman

    We had the refurbished "Flying Scotsman" steam train through our county today and I took my Father-in-law who is 89yrs old to see it, he has only ever seen it in a museum not live on the railway. We were lucky as it remained dry even if a little dull after days of continuous rain. A fantastic sight and a real please to be able to grab some photos of it under steam!
  3. 5 points
    Alejandro Espeche

    Ivy

    Sony A7R3 + Batis 85
  4. 5 points
    Alejandro Espeche

    Flying bird

    Using sony a7r3 + sony fe 100-400
  5. 5 points
    Alejandro Espeche

    Mercedes

  6. 5 points
    thebigz

    Electric Sky

    A6000 with kit 16-50 @44mm f6.3 30 sec 100 iso #sonyalphagallery
  7. 4 points
    Its not just the sunny days and clear water that's unbelievable in the Maldives! Clear, pollution free skies provide a canopy of stars every night! #sonyalphagallery
  8. 4 points
    MarkSmithPhotos

    Sony A9 from A Nikon Shooter

    I'm a regular Nikon shooter who recently had the opportunity to try out the Sony A9 and I must say, I fell in love with the camera within 24 hours of use. I have now added one to my kit. I like to make videos of my photography adventures and thought I would share my 1st Sony video here. If linking to videos is not allowed in the forum, I apologize in advance! https://youtu.be/QN3Ys-j4twg I've also attached my favorite image from the shoot!
  9. 4 points
    Ilya

    October portrait

    Victoria by Ilya Artemiev, on Flickr Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH Sony a7rii
  10. 4 points
    Iansky

    Colours

    Out again today to take more photos with the 70-300 and I am very happy with the colours and the results.
  11. 4 points
    Canon 7D ll w/400 5.6
  12. 4 points
    This is a mixed media relaxing waterfall film featuring a blend of time lapse, 29.97 4K video, and 120fps slow motion video. It was shot with a Sony A7RII, and Sony A7SII.
  13. 3 points
    Iansky

    Loving the 24-105

    I have recently upgraded from the very good Sony Zeiss 24-170 f4 to the Sony 24-105 f4 ( got a very good trade in price on the 24-70) and I have to say I am delighted. The 24-105 gives me the extra reach I was looking for in a lens that is not too large or heavy and that delivers superb image quality. This will be my general "walkabout" lens and probably spend most of its time on the A7iii. I grabbed some B&W images yesterday as we set up for a re-enactment event this weekend.
  14. 3 points
    Iansky

    The Flying Scotsman

    Thank you all for the kind words, it was a very special day as my father-in-law (90yrs old) had never seen the train in real life so he was very happy and I have had a large print made for his birthday.......just hope he likes it.
  15. 3 points
    Up in the lakes for a bit. Waterhead, Ambleside Sony A7RIII FE 12 - 24 both handheld 1. Twilight at Waterhead 1 by singingsnapper, on Flickr 2. Twilight at Waterhead 2 by singingsnapper, on Flickr
  16. 3 points
    Jake Sloan

    Deep under Byron Glacier

    I spent some time this last winter crawling hundreds of feet into Byron glacier and the ice caves under it. These are a few of the pictures I took with my A7iii. The column was lit by a ray of light from a crevasse above and the column next to my friend was light by me using a small battery powered light.
  17. 3 points
    Pat Morrow

    One Camera/One Lens Challenge

    When planning a photographic expedition to a mountainous country like Ethiopia, the biggest challenge is to keep your camera kit at a minimum. Artfully, the A7RIII, in combination with the tack sharp Sony 24-105 lens, fits the bill. More photos shot with the one camera/one lens combo @ http://patmorrow.com/diary/ethiopians/
  18. 3 points
    mack100

    Great Tit (Parus Major)

    A7Riii 100-400GM@400mm F5.6 1/500th ISO1600
  19. 3 points
    Iansky

    ILG03981-FrameShop_1.jpg

    From the album: Sony A7iii

    © ©571Photography

  20. 3 points
    They are both superb cameras and the A7iii is very much a "Mini A9". I do know that a lot of photographers shooting weddings with Sony are using both cameras with the A9 covering the silent shooting church element and the A7iii for flash needs. The shutter on the A9 is stated as a life in excess of 500,000 actuations but I cannot see anything quoted for the A7iii. Flash use with the A7iii with mechanical shutter still gives you 10fps (if the flash keeps up) but in the A9 with mechanical shutter it drops to 5fps (more than enough for most). I have shot both of my cameras at 12800ISO without issue and with very little noise that is easily reduced in LR so more than enough for low light shooting. Currently in the UK the A9 has a new price of £3400 so a big saving on original price and I am sure that when the A9ii launches in time for the Olympics, the A9 price will fall even more but suspect that will be much later this year so a case of balancing need over want. A difficult decision to make and I have recently added the A9 to my A7iii (traded in some unused Nikon F lenses and the Sony 70-300mm so ended up paying £2000 for the A9 after some serious saving) I do shoot a mix of subject matter to include airshows, car & bike racing as well as events so mix and match the cameras depending on speed of subject matter and both compliment each other very well - my images can be seen here if you are interested: http://571photography.blogspot.com/ The swans and signets as well as the re-enactment event were taken with the A7iii and the airshow/car& bike racing as well as much of the nature are with the A9. Both are superb cameras however if I had to choose just one it would be the A9. Apologies for the long winded response and good luck with the decision.
  21. 3 points
    siuma

    MACRO Life

  22. 3 points
    Just picked up the teleconverter and have been trying out on my Sony 100-400. The results are amazing with super-sharp images being made wide-open. I am not detecting any difference in AF on the a9 either.
  23. 3 points
    mack100

    Kestrel, male.

    Falco tinnunculus Bushy Park, Hampton UK. One of a mating pair. Sony A7RIII, Sony 100-400 GM, 1/500th, F5.6, ISO 500, @400mm.
  24. 3 points
    The Eagle has landed... After some panic set in when the shipper switched from FedEx, where I was having the lens held, to UPS. A redirection to a UPS Store, was required, then finally the lens arrived! After a quick change of the tripod foot to the Wimberly and wrapping in a LensCoat, we were ready to go. Field reactions to follow...
  25. 3 points
    Samy, first I highly recommend that you view the excellent videos posted on Youtube by Mark Galer. He has a specific one on saving the camera settings to the memory locations that correspond with the 1, 2, and 3 on the Mode dial. But let me briefly point you in the right direction. First, the numbered positions (1, 2, 3) on the Mode dial refer to memory locations where you can save nearly all of this cameras abundance of settings. It is a huge number of settings, not just 1. So I won't list them all here. Note, though, that it includes the "Mode" that was in use when you saved the camera's settings. For example, if you were in "A" mode when you saved the camera's settings for "1" then when you turn the dial to "1" the camera will be in "A" mode. When you switch to 1 or 2 or 3 on the Mode dial, you are resetting all of the settings in the camera that were in place when you "saved" to "1". This "saving" operation is performed by going to the first Camera menu, the 3rd page and the look at the second option from the bottom. But before you go there you need to make ALL of the camera settings exactly as you want them to be when you turn the dial to "1". Once the camera settings are saved to "1" (or "2" or "3") the next time you turn the Mode dial to that number ALL of the camera settings will be restored to the state that they were when you saved them. You can of course change the settings while remaining in the Mode. But once you turn the dial to A or S or M or P and go back to, say 1, all the saved settings will again be restored. You do not save settings for the numbered Modes simply by changing the setting while in that Mode. It must be done with the menu item I pointed out. And it will apply to all settings on the camera. This is a very powerful capability and I'll explain how I use it in just a moment. But first, I suggest not using the terminology "C1 or C2". In the Sony world, that terminology applies to the 4 customer buttons you can setup in various ways. (Again, I suggest you go through Mark Galer's video tutorials.) How I use Modes 1, 2 and 3. Since each of these modes applies to nearly all of the settings on the camera, I have arranged them for specific and very different types of shooting. I use 1 for Landscape shooting with a tripod, I use 2 for Action shooting (sports, wildlife) and I use 3 for Portrait shooting which I do very rarely. When I am just walking around I typically have the mode set to A and a lot of other things different. Here is how it works. The first thing I did is set up the camera - all the settings that were required - to the setting I want for Landscape on a tripod. Mode is set to Manual, Aperture to 9, ISO to 100, Steady Shot is turned off, Focus is set to DMF and so on. (I used Mark Galer's suggestions as a starting point.) Once the camera was set up the way I like for this situation then I go to the the Menu, Camera 1, 2nd page and near the bottom click on MR blah blah Memory. I am then presented with a confirmation screen for all of the camera's settings that will be saved. Assuming I agree with those setting I select the memory location from the choices across the top (1, 2, 3, etc.). (Ignore the M1, M2, M3, M4 for now). Then hit Enter and all of those camera settings are saved. Now that I have setup (for me) Mode 1 for Landscape, every time I want to shoot a Landscape/tripod shot, I simply switch the Mode dial to 1. I can trust that all the settings are the way I want - this includes being in Manual mode. I can of course alter them while shooting. For example I can change the aperture. BUT, the changes I make while shooting in Mode 1 do not change what is saved for Mode 1. Should I leave Mode 1 and them come back, all of the settings will be back to what I saved for Mode 1. So I am always at the same starting point. If I want to change a saved setting in Mode 1, I must save it again. (This is actually quite easy. Go to Mode 1 which resets everything to what was most recently save in Mode 1, then change the setting you want to "semi-permanently" save, then go to the Menu Camera1 operation that you did to originally save those settings and do it again. All of your settings will be saved again but because you only changed one setting only that one will look different when you go back to Mode 1.) Also note that if you are in Mode A for example and you go to Mode 1. When you return to Mode A the camera's settings will be put back to the way they were when you were previously in Mode A. In other words, once you leave Mode 1 your camera settings are returned to what they were before you entered Mode 1. It can seem complicated but once you get it set up it is awesome.
  26. 3 points
    VTC

    DESIGN FAULT IN A 7 seriesn & A 9

    Not a design flaw but OPERATOR ERROR. Simple as that. Had a 70-300 land on the lens hood straight to the concrete because I didn't rotate it to lock. Didn't blame the camera for a design flaw. Blamed myself for being careless and inattentive. If it was truly a design flaw the internets will be replete with similar horror stories. I suppose Sony could fashion something requiring a key to be inserted and rotated before you swapped lenses but that punishes EVERYONE instead the minuscule number who need parental guidance. Face it... You screwed up. Happens to us all, but only once if we learned something from it.
  27. 3 points
    scinkk

    Winter shot with a circular halo

    There was freezing, cloudy, foggy and very windy weather, not good day for a mountain crest hike, but sometimes, bad weather offers a reward at the end of the day
  28. 3 points
    Dondeando

    Rainbow Hopper

    Sony a6000 w/Batis 85 1.8
  29. 3 points
    bdrc

    Headings

    A blend of 7 exposures. Taken at pedestrian bridge crossing Federal Highway, at Subang LRT station, Malaysia. Took with A7iii with Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens. Headings by RICO Lee, on Flickr
  30. 3 points
    Alejandro Espeche

    Jackie

    With Sony A6300 + Batis 25
  31. 3 points
    EddN

    Squirrel - Canon FD 85mm L

    Shortly after getting the Canon FD 85mm f/1.2 L lens to use on the Sony A7 (Fotodiox adapter I think) I decided to take it to the park to see what wildlife I could get. I found some very cooperative squirrels. Unfortunately they were so friendly that they were often too close for the lens to focus (90cm minimum focus distance). This is an un-cropped image.
  32. 3 points
    sonyredgy1

    Buizerd

    A99II
  33. 3 points
    Jan Mijzen

    Grumpy Eagle

    1/4000 iso 1000 400mm 6.3 First use with my new set , A7iii with 100-400.
  34. 3 points
    Fireworks display in Wellington Harbour (New Zealand) celebrating “Matariki”, or the traditional beginning of the New Year for Maori.
  35. 2 points
    Shot on the Sony a6500 with the Sony 70-200 2.8 GM 86mm f/2.8 1/640 ISO 100 #sonyalphagallery
  36. 2 points
    Iansky

    One Camera/One Lens Challenge

    I also need to add an endorsement for the 24-105mm, it is a superb lens and delivers great image quality. The lens also focusses very close for what it is and delivers great images, here is a recent one with the lens.
  37. 2 points
    I highly doubt it. Do you find the AF of your a7III lacking? Honestly for weddings (and event shooting in general) I'm pretty sure you'd be better off spending that $2000 on a second a7III. Gives you more lens options without having to switch lenses and you'll have a backup cam in the extremely rare case of a failing shutter.
  38. 2 points
    Sounds to me like a typical case of GAS. For your use cases your photo's will likely gain nothing from switching to the a9. Where do you feel your a7III is lacking?
  39. 2 points
  40. 2 points
    siuma

    MACRO Life

    FE 90 + A7R2
  41. 2 points
    Alejandro Espeche

    Starry night

    Strobe with strip softbox
  42. 2 points
    It is complicated. Sony is more complex than Canon (which I used for the past 20 years before recently switching to Sony.). Let me see if I can help. It appears that you are attempting to change the Shooting Mode, f-value or shutter speed while you are in Mode 1, 2 or 3 and thinking that this will remain. That is just a guess on my part. But I want to be clear, none of the changes you make to setting while in Mode 1, 2 or 3 will persist after you leave Mode 1, 2 or 3. That is not how you establish the "remembered" settings. I'll explain again how you establish the "remembered" setting values for Mode 1, 2 and 3 in a bit. But first let me make sure you understand what is going on when you are using these modes with an example. I use Mode 1 to setup my camera for Landscape. I have saved all of the setting values I want - INCLUDING shooting mode, f-stop, etc. in the Mode 1 memory. When I switch to Mode 1 all of those setting values are made to match what I had previously set using the Menu system as I explained before. THEN, while shooting I will often change the f-stop, sometimes the shooting mode, sometimes the ISO and sometimes I might switch to crop mode. These changes can be made with the appropriate dials or buttons or using the Fn menu. BUT, none of those changes I make while shooting are "remembered" or "saved" for Mode 1. If I want to save the current state of the camera for when using Mode 1, I need to again go to the Menu system and once again save the current settings for Mode 1. So once again, the ONLY way for the camera to remember the values of settings - including shooting mode, (and fstop and aperture and so on) is to have the camera in that mode, fstop and aperture or whatever other settings you want to be set before saving all the camera values to Mode 1 using the Menu system. See if that helps.
  43. 2 points
    Hope you don't mind a repost from the introductions thread ... Nikon D500 & 200-500mm. Waiting for the Sony to arrive.
  44. 2 points
    Lescatalpas

    Helios-44-2 2/58

    I have a Helios 44-2 for a couple of weeks now. The bokeh is crazy! Sharpness is ok a little stopped down. An example : Lotje, my doggie.
  45. 2 points
    Alejandro Espeche

    Juliet

  46. 2 points
    Dondeando

    Spindly Spider

    With a6000 and 24 1.8
  47. 2 points
    See this: A9, 100-400GM plus 2.0 TC - no crop.
  48. 2 points
  49. 2 points
    Romeo Bravo Photo

    Katarina

    Model: Katarina Vargas Shot with a Sony a7R III and my favorite portrait lens of all time the 85 G Master http://www.romeobravophoto.com #sonyalphagallery
  50. 2 points
    Mountain Gorilla portrait in Rwanda. A9, 70-200 @200mm, f/5.6, 1/160/ iso 400 #sonyalphagallery
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