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  1. Make a little sketch of this situation and you'll find the answer by yourself. SCNR P.S.: to make this sketch true to scale, remember that a giant sequoia can attain up to 95m in height and up to 8m in width.
  2. I don't have any personal experience in video, but this seems to be more than just an introduction into the matter. Hope this helps. BTW, are you sure about the rec702 ??
  3. There is a "teardown" description on ifixit.com for this camera. Maybe you can extract some important info from there. Oh. double-post. Credits go to @Dan2los.
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    Recomended SD cards for a7iii

    Well, as I have the impression you appreciate the level of detail I'm going into, this emboldens me a little further 😉 From what I find on the internet, each of your raw, uncompressed images takes up around 50MB of card space. Compressed about half that amount. Which would give you around 20 raw, uncompressed images per GB of card capacity. That's 1280 for a 64GB card, and 2560 for a 128GB card. That applies for stills only. So 64GB may already be "overkill", unless you're planning for a one week (or more) hike in the wilderness. Regarding video recordings, the required write speed is described here. If you ever (even only for a single time) would like to record at the highest quality setting that your camera supports, you will need a card which supports the required write data rate. Else the recording won't happen at all. That looks like a requirement of , which equates to 3 GB per 4 minute clip. One piece of unsollicited advice: I would not clip the quality at the time of recording. Else you would be limited on every step downstream. In other words: I see no point in buying a camera with a four-digit price tag on it, and then cripple its capabilities by saving some tens of €, $, Lbs or whatever on a storage card.
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    Recomended SD cards for a7iii

    Thanks for complimenting me on this, Ian. Being an engineer by education and profession, I always try to match capabilities with requirements. Or vice versa. You can't decide on one without considering the other. It's basically a method of tackling unknown problems. Which I'm trying to convey. I really hate to do someone else's work. But I enjoy enabling him/her to do it on his/her own. In that sense I'm a true fan of enlightenment.
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    Recomended SD cards for a7iii

    This is what your camera supports: https://helpguide.sony.net/ilc/1720/v1/en/contents/TP0001653092.html Your highest requirement determines the speed rating of the the memory card, irrespective of how frequent this highest need arises. Have a look at this. This determines the amount of images (or recording time) which the card can store. The decision is yours.
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    24mm GM review

    Are you aware, that you can blend in a "level" tool in the screen view, toggling far enough into the "Disp" button cycle? https://helpguide.sony.net/gbmig/44840601/v1/eng/contents/TP0000226539.html?search=Level
  8. Ladies and Gents, I have the impression that this forum is under attack from outside, by means of multiple "first time user" accounts, which don't even bother to introduce themselves at all and rather jump right into a very broad question where you could spend hours researching and formulating an answer. Anyone else who shares this impression? Scratching his head, Chris
  9. I am one of those who would be affected soon. I currently stand at around 900 pics. But Flickr is not my main, or even sole, repository. This is for me just a platform to expose some of my pictures to the general "audience". As a second priority, I can view (and share) the traces from my most recent "adventures" online, i.e. from work, with my colleagues. The images, which have not generated any feedback so far are probably not worth keeping in public display anyways, unless they are loaded with personal preference (see my motivation #2). So I'm planning to thoroughly "weed out" my current selection and am planning to go along with Flickr's announced changes. Until my preferences change, one way or the other.
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    High-ISO and the a9

    The first time I shot at high ISO (3200) in bright daylight was unintentional, on January 1st, when I had forgotten to set ISO back to normal after trying some fireworks shots the night before. Once I've had such a lucky shot, I became more relaxed about playing with higher ISO values. Now I have the ISO mostly set to "Auto", because I "trust" the camera in this regard.
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    Sony Alpha 9 slowing down issue

    First of all, on my a9 I never experienced anything like this either. Then, on the other hand, I used to work in 2nd level support with customers. One of the most frequent things you'll ever hear in this context is: "I didn't change ANYTHING, but all of a sudden ...". More often than not, this boils down to: the customer DID change something, but did not realize this was significant. That's why he couldn't report on it. That said, and no offense intended: AlexClass may have changed something and was not aware of its significance. I would take such statements always with a grain of salt. One of the first things which comes to my mind would be something in the realm of WiFi connections now enabled, and leaving the camera searching for a configured access point or something like that. Just guessing. And good luck. Would be nice if you keep us posted on what actually fixed your issue.
  12. In such cases I always propose to employ the same method you used to find this forum: Use your favorite search engine and enter the following search terms:" Sony a7 iii user manual". This will lead you to this online, searchable user manual for your camera, where you can enter "mode dial" to refine your search, and you'll end up here. On a completely unrelated note, it's away a good idea to not dump one's frustration on innocent bystanders, whom you expect to help you out. - my pleasure -
  13. Maybe a little off-topic, but only a little, and this particular quote of yours triggered me, so here goes my story: My wife occasionally wants to take pictures, too. But seeing me struggling with the intricacies of my a9 she decided, that she didn't want to take on the steep learning curve that's required to master the A9. Besides, she sees my worries regarding dirt/dust on the sensor due to frequent lens changes. So I decided to buy her a "travel camera", all-in-one, hassle-free, no lens-change, with a gigantic zoom-range on top: the Nikon Coolpix P900. (83x zoom range "equiv" 24-2000mm). That's right, folks, 2000mm!!! I mail-ordered it, based on reviews which my wife had pointed me to, and it turned out to be a huge disappointment, at least at the far end of the focal range. I'll spare you the sample images if I may. Plastics casing, a real cheap look and feel on top.Plus lousy image quality at the far end of the touted focal range, tiny view-finder, just awful. My take from this is: Do not mail-order a camera which you have never held in your hands before, just based on reviews. Go/Drive to a dealer who will let you try it out in his store and outside, in front of it. See how looks, feel how feels. Then decide, if you like it. Reading your initial intro into to this thread, I'm now seriously considering going your way for my wife, too. (Selling the Nikon and spending a good grand on top). Disclaimer: in this ranking (German, sorry), the mentioned Nikon Coolpix P900 comes in at 29th place of 58 cameras tested, with the Sony RX10 mark4 coming in at 1st place. To be fair, the Nikon is a whole different price range, at approx. 1/4th of the price of the Sony. But then again, what good is a cheap camera if you hate its pictures? Sorry it took me so long, and thanks for your patience.
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    Moody sky and trees

    My naïve approach would be, to turn the color saturation slider towards zero. (?) And then maybe play with the "light" adjustment, to differentiate the bright parts, i.e. clouds.
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    Iansky, I am certainly very anxious to hear about your results, because for me, BIF is still something like the "holy grail" of continuous AF. Which I'm still struggling at, even with the much touted 100-400GM ...