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  1. The A7 IV sounds like an update to the A7R III as opposed to an enhanced A7 III
  2. I have one of their Macro lenses; love it!
  3. Many great manual lenses in the wild; both new and old. I'm not a fan of manual focus lenses but I still have a couple that are very good!
  4. The Minolta AF lenses are still some of the best available, as are Sony A mount lenses, AND Sony's adapter is excellent.
  5. 1. The addition of a Sigma MC-11 adapter will allow you to use your Canon lenses, assuming they're full frame lenses; otherwise, you'll be shooting in crop mode. I have several other adapters but find the MC-11 to be the best / most reliable. 2. My first batch of lenses were Minolta AF lenses (I now have 7) with Sony's LAEA-4 adapter. Lenses are good quality and dirt cheap. Since my 1st Sony full frame in 2013 I've also bought a couple of Sony lenses but darned expensive! 3. The Sony A7 III at any price is a GREAT deal and a very good camera. I also have an A7S, A6000, A6100 and RX10 IV. I've had an A7R, A7 II and A7R II, of these I'd recommend the A7R II and I'd love to acquire an A7R III at some point in the future. Good luck
  6. I just purchased CaptureOne 1 for Sony a few months ago. Now they want $150 Cdn for an upgrade!? Considering the problems I've had with Version 1 I'll stick with Lightroom/Photoshop; less expensive in the long run. bwa
  7. I currently own an A7S and A7 III. If you can scrape up the funds go with the A7 III; fabulous camera. I've also owned an A7R, A7R II and A7 II. Both the A7R and A7R II were great cameras. I did NOT like the A7 II at all; terrible low light performance, right down there with the A7! bwa
  8. I'm still drooling over the A7R III and A7 III. Now this!! So little time, so much new tech!
  9. I've had very good luck using Life Pixel for full spectrum modifications. They are one of the few companies using a clean room for their mods, i.e.: greatly reduced chance of dust in the final assembly! I've had full spectrum conversions of an Sony A7S, A7R, a Canon 60D and 7D II done by Life Pixel with no problems. However, when I contacted them regarding the conversion of an A7R II I was informed they were nervous about doing the conversion because of IR light sources in the body that could impact my images. Your might wish to contact them regarding this. They may have found a workaround. Good luck
  10. I've owned the A7R (sold) and now own the A7S, A7 II and A7R II. Whether you get the A7S II, A7 II or A7R II totally depends upon what you plan to use it for!? A7S for low light, A7 for general photography, A7R II for higher resolution (and darn good for low light as well). All of the A7 line of cameras are great full frame cameras! However, I find I am using the superb RX10 III for most of my photography at present... bwa
  11. I would pretty much agree with these comments. I come from Canon and now have the Sony A7S, A7 II and A7R II... Love them all for their particular strengths!
  12. Quite often adapters must be initialized with camera and lens. 1) Turn on camera 2) Mount adapter 3) Turn camera off then back on 4) Mount lens Same process is recommended for Metabones adapters to initialize the adapter. I have a Commlite, Metabones III & IV, Fotodiox, King and a few dumb adapters. Most adapters works quite well with Canon lenses and very well with the 24-105. Metabones adapters, although expensive, are the most reliable.
  13. SusannahB Have you read the manual for the camera?
  14. Capture One may be bundled with the Sony A7 line but I still find Lightroom does a better job with RAW conversion. I find Capture One overprocesses Sony RAW files, i.e.: you lose detail in the end result as a result of its automatic noise reduction algorithm(s). Yes, Capture One does remove noise from Sony RAW files but it takes some valid content with it. Lightroom doesn't remove (as much) noise and leaves a much better starting point for postprocessing. bwa
  15. Pretty much as expected. Glad to see they retained the 12 MPixel sensor. Most of the enhanced features seem to address primarily videography. I'm quite happy with the original A7S!
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