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Iansky last won the day on November 10

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About Iansky

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    The Cotswolds, UK
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    Photography, keeping fit, walking.

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  1. Iansky

    Contrasting light

    I was out this afternoon and between the torrential showers we did have some very contrasty lighting, I headed up to the viewpoint and managed to grab a few images with the A7iii+ Sony Zeiss 24-70 f4 OSS - a great combination that delivers superb images.
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    Sony A7iii

    Images taken with my first ever Sony - the learning curve begins!
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    Recomended SD cards for a7iii

    I am using Sandisk Extreme PRO 32Gb Class 2 running at 280 mb/s - I only shoot raw and this card gives me over 1000 images so more than enough for day to day shooting and I have a class 1 card in No.2 slot as well as a spare Class 2 card with my spare battery. I am conscious of the fact that it is too easy to shoot more than needed with this camera and this impacts on editing time / effort. I come from a background of shooting analogue cameras professionally so am rather frugal with my shooting rather than adopting a "run & gun" attitude that many adopt. I do not shoot video so this does not impact my card choice. Good information though Chrissie, thanks for sharing.
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    A walk in the park

    I took a walk in our local park recently and took the A7iii and 70-300mm. It was a cold, bright day with low strong lighting so offered some good photo opportunities.
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    Travel Flash

    I can also endorse the Godox TT350S, it is a very small and capable unit and unlike many it comes with a very nice push on diffuser that works very well for fill flash portraits.
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    I tried the 70-300mm out on the A7iii yesterday at a Wildlife Wetland Trust, very few birds flying (large ones) so mostly shots of "active birds on the water apart from a couple of swans taking off - grab shots". I did catch some shots of a heron fishing and just as it caught some fish. I am certainly very happy with this combo and the AFC locked on quickly and held lock without issue despite low light and high ISO's between 800 - 1250. This is my favourite image from yesterday.
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    Moody sky and trees

    Thanks gents for the feedback. The image was processed from Raw in LR then moved across to Photoshop where I have Silver Efex Pro 2 as a plug in that I used to convert to B&W, I then add the border using the Frameshop plugin.
  8. I have recently purchased my first Sony - A7iii and I am loving the experience, a real child of the A9 + A7Riii and with a battery that lasts for days - all this in a body that is smaller and lighter than my Nikons. I am really impressed and I ma looking forward to trying the camera for birds in flight, it has stiff competition in my Nikon D500 but I am looking forward to the challenge. Sony have delivered a superb camera at a very good price!!
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    Moody sky and trees

    Thanks serdor, it is a fabulous subject when the clouds are present and I think B&W works better than colour for this image.
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    Thanks Chrissie, I am also looking forward to the challenge and it has some stiff opposition with my Nikon D500 + 300mm - no doubt a good test so I hope the weather is good and the birds are flying.
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    Moody sky and trees

    Out and about locally yesterday and grabbed some B&W images mostly of trees. The moody skies added to the images but it was a mixed bag with rain later on. Took just the 24-70 f4 OSS - superb lens that delivers great images.
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    Thanks Chrissie, I am certainly enjoying the 70-300 for these type of images and plan on trying it for birds in flight next week - fingers crossed it works well.
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    Sony 70-300mm SEL lens

    I also have this lens but have not experienced these problems and I mostly shoot at f8 - all images are nice and sharp. You say the camera was resting on a solid rest, if this was as stable as a tripod and you had image stabilisation turned on there is a possibility this could be part of the problem however I would have expected the problem to be the same across all 3 apertures. Gremlins perhaps.......hope you find a viable solution.
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    Out again today to take more photos with the 70-300 and I am very happy with the colours and the results.