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Tim Driman

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  1. Hi from South Africa. I am a wildlife and surfing photographer, based in the coastal town of Ballito. (Upper east coast of South Africa). My wife and I were both formerly Canon shooters for 19 years, but we switched to Sony equipment in 2017. My wife specialises in video ( Sony HXR-NX 80), and up to now I have specialised in stills, but that is now changing with the delivery of my SonyA7Siii today! Woopwoopwoop!.😝 In 2017 the Sony A9i just blew me away with it's focus acquisition/tracking, and it's general performance, including its lightness, and comparative cost against my old Canon kit (1DX MKii / 5D MKiv / 7D MKii, and 200mm-400mm f4, and other white lenses) It was Sony vs Canon , and the performance of the Sony A9i / Sony 70mm-200mm f2.8 GM +2xTC just blew me away. I confirmed totally, that it was a major inflection point in the world of modern photography.😲 The big test came on the Zambezi River (Namibian side), documenting the 2017 breeding season of the erratic-flying Carmine Bee-eaters. On our return to SA, I immediately sent all my Canon equipment to our main photographic dealer, with whom we have dealt for many years, and I replaced all my Canon gear with a second A9i body, 100mm-400mm GM , 24mm-70mm f2.8 GM,... But since those days, I have grown incrementally with all the Full Frame Alpha bodies to my present A9ii, A7Riv and, as from today, the A7Siii. I have just traded in my magnificent Sony 400mm f2.8 GM . *I have never been a great fan of long primes, and prefer the versatility of decent long zooms as they provide me with far more versatility for my kind of work, which is in the wilderness areas of sub-Saharan Africa, where we don't know what to expect around the next bush. 😉 My "go-to" rigs are 100mm-400mm GM +1.4xTC (Always), 200mm-600mm G, on a Gimpro Gear - double Pano Head (One for stills, and one for video) , on a Monopod, and next to me, for wider shots, either the16mm-35mm f2.8 GM / 24mm-70mm f2.8 GM / 70mm-200mm f2.8 GM. This is my first post on this forum Sony A7Riv / Sony 400mm f2.8 + 2x TC Location: Okavango Delta (Botswana)
  2. Lilac-breasted Roller skims the freshly burnt patch in search for a freshly roasted insect :-)
  3. I shoot wildlife, birds and action sport... I was a Canon user for 19 years but switched over to SONY in September 2017... I now own 2x A9's; 1 x A7riii; 1x A7iii... G Master Lenses: 24mm - 70mm f2.8; 70mm - 200mm f2.8 ; 10mm - 400mm f4.5-f5.6; 2x and 1.4x converters ; G 18mm - 105 f4.0 lens for video
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    Images captured with the SONY A9 together with the SONY G Master 70mm - 200mm f2.8 + GMaster 2x Converter and SONY G Master 100mm - 400mm.
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