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  1. I have recently purchased the Sony 85mm f1.8 to use on my A7iii for portrait work and had the opportunity to try it out yesterday when we were in Bath celebrating my wife's 65th birthday. It was an overcast day but we found a suitable area and I used some fill flash to lifet her from the back ground. The eye focus is amazing and never missed a beat locking on very quickly. This is one of the images
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    Sony A7iii

    Images taken with my first ever Sony - the learning curve begins!
  3. Despite some negative criticism of this lens I have found it to deliver superb results and it also produces some really nice portraits and I am happy to use it for portraits until my 85mm f1.8 joins the kit! Here is a photo using the 24-70 that I took of my wife on our short break in Brighton this month - I am very happy with it.
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    Sony a9 with 42MP

    I was always under the impression that the A9 is designed primarily as a "Sports" high speed AFC - no blackout camera that is aimed at challenging the high end DSLR sports shooters such as the Nikon D5 etc. The sensor is revolutionary and as such it may be too expensive to make a sensor with more megapixels - is there really a demand for it?
  5. In my career I have used 4x5" Toyo Graphic with roll film back to shoot aerials out of a helicopter............a bit of a challenge but stunning results!
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    Nikon glass on new a7III?

    Thanks Jimigraph, I am also considering an adapter so that I can use my Nikon glass on the A7iii but have not read anything conclusive about experiences with these, yours is the closest so far. Can you answer the following please: 1. Are you adding the adapter to the body first or on the lens and then fitting them as a unit? 2. Do you get full AF in single as well as continuous across all settings (wide etc)? 3. How does it work for tracking fast subjects (I cover car / bike racing using a D500 + 300mm f4 PF and want to use this lens on the A7iii)? Perhaps I need to wait and see what is updated adapter wise as it seems to be a hit / miss scenario.
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    Peak Design Anchor Recall

    I can only commend Peak Design for their service on this, I contacted them and received 4 x replacement anchors and 2 x clips from then - it took about 3 weeks to receive them but well worth the wait and good customer service.
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    Issues trying to update lens

    Thank you Chrissie, I do have a new Mac running OS 10.13 so hopefully your info will help. Thank you so much for the assistance.
  9. I am trying to update my Sony Zeiss 24-70 f4 OSS lens. I downloaded the relevant software and opened it on my Mac and follwed the instructions - set USB setting to Mass storage, connected camera to computer with USB cable and opened instructions downloaded with update. Turned on camera with lens attached and back of camera showed Sony connection, hit OK and then next on computer screen Sony page - took ages then it came back and said it could not download the update so had to remove camera battery, reinsert turn camera back on and try again - same thing so I have now given up!!! Why can't they update via SD card like most other cameras?? Any suggestions / tips will be very much appreciated. Thanks, Ian
  10. thefsb, I have had a look at the Mark Galer videos and "Wow" he has some superb and really helpful videos for a Sony first timer. I really appreciate your suggestion😁
  11. Thanks thefsb, I really appreciate the info and links and will have a look at the Mark Galer video. I thought Jason Lanier was worth watching as he is a Sony "Ambassador" albeit very full of himself but he does shoot some nice images and he does rate the A7iii. I also watched Jared Polin and his shoot with the A7iii in the desert - very impressive. Thanks again for info.
  12. Thanks LiveShots that is great, the beep was starting to annoy me!! I bet the A9 is incredible to use (based on my short time with the A7iii).
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    I am new to both this forum and to Sony. I have been a dedicated Nikon shooter for many years and still love my Nikon cameras for sport and documentary work however, I have dabbled in mirrorless before but it was not a successful venture and I gave it up - after much reading and reviewing videos I decided the A7iii was a viable option to take over as my primary documentary / portrait camera and I look forward to learning a lot from the expertise that I am sure is present on this site. Thank you all in advance for your assistance, guidance and expertise.
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    Wow what a fantastic capture, hope he got the fish then he was distracted from your presence😃
  15. After a long time and much reading and reviewing videos, I splashed out on an A7iii yesterday and picked up a "like new" Sony Zeiss 24-70mm f4 OSS lens for a great price so today I had my first day out to try the combo in the real world. I am a stills photographer so video did not influence my purchase, the size, weight and performance of the AF did the job and I am delighted (I own and use a Nikon DF as my full frame documentary camera and the A7iii is hopefully going to replace it). I watched the Jason Lanier video on setting up the camera but still feel there is more to do and this leads me to a couple of questions that I hope members can answer for me: 1. How do you turn off the "Beep" when the camera locks on focus - hopefully this is not linked to silent shutter shooting as I am happy with the mechanical shutter noise but not the beep. 2. Does the "Eye focus" only work with the camera in AFC or will it work in AFS? 3. What is the back of the A7iii made of as it is not metal like the rest of the camera. 4. Curiosity - does anyone know what the stated shutter life is on the A7iii - I suspect it is not the 500,000 of the A7Riii Apologies for asking these but this is my first Sony after a lifetime of Nikon use.