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Iansky last won the day on May 19

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About Iansky

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    Photography, keeping fit, walking.

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  1. The 50mm f1.8 is a stunning lens and delivers superb IQ, it will be a good lens for general work as well as for portraits in smaller areas where space is tight. The Sony 85mm f1.8 is an incredible portrait lens at an affordable price and is almost on par IQ wise with the Batis.
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    Sony A7iii

    Images taken with my first ever Sony - the learning curve begins!
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    Sony A9

    Images taken with the superb A9.
  4. They are both superb cameras and the A7iii is very much a "Mini A9". I do know that a lot of photographers shooting weddings with Sony are using both cameras with the A9 covering the silent shooting church element and the A7iii for flash needs. The shutter on the A9 is stated as a life in excess of 500,000 actuations but I cannot see anything quoted for the A7iii. Flash use with the A7iii with mechanical shutter still gives you 10fps (if the flash keeps up) but in the A9 with mechanical shutter it drops to 5fps (more than enough for most). I have shot both of my cameras at 12800ISO without issue and with very little noise that is easily reduced in LR so more than enough for low light shooting. Currently in the UK the A9 has a new price of £3400 so a big saving on original price and I am sure that when the A9ii launches in time for the Olympics, the A9 price will fall even more but suspect that will be much later this year so a case of balancing need over want. A difficult decision to make and I have recently added the A9 to my A7iii (traded in some unused Nikon F lenses and the Sony 70-300mm so ended up paying £2000 for the A9 after some serious saving) I do shoot a mix of subject matter to include airshows, car & bike racing as well as events so mix and match the cameras depending on speed of subject matter and both compliment each other very well - my images can be seen here if you are interested: http://571photography.blogspot.com/ The swans and signets as well as the re-enactment event were taken with the A7iii and the airshow/car& bike racing as well as much of the nature are with the A9. Both are superb cameras however if I had to choose just one it would be the A9. Apologies for the long winded response and good luck with the decision.
  5. A recent shot taken at a local nature reserve with the A9 + 100-400mm
  6. This does also work for slower panning shots as well and all you need to do is change the shutter speed setting from fast to slow and this will allow slower shutter speeds for panning such as the image below using this method.
  7. Have a look at this Mark Galer video on setup for sports with the A7iii. I use this setup and I have no issues with frame rate. Good luck.
  8. I have recently upgraded from the very good Sony Zeiss 24-170 f4 to the Sony 24-105 f4 ( got a very good trade in price on the 24-70) and I have to say I am delighted. The 24-105 gives me the extra reach I was looking for in a lens that is not too large or heavy and that delivers superb image quality. This will be my general "walkabout" lens and probably spend most of its time on the A7iii. I grabbed some B&W images yesterday as we set up for a re-enactment event this weekend.
  9. I was at Castle Combe circuit on Easter Monday for the annual Howards Day racing. The weather was dry and bright but with a heat haze and some cloud but still good enough to get some action photos. Another chance to try out the A9+100-400 "G" Master combo and they did not dissapoint. The new tracking since firmware update is incredible and just stays locked on as needed.
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    The arrivals

    We recently had a number of B52's arrive at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, UK for a large NATO exercise. I managed to get some time over a couple of days to photograph some of the arrivals and it was windy on both days but still presented some good photos despite having to shot through the fence for some images.
  11. I am sure this is not a scam but just Sony dragging their heels in order to delay payments and not lose interest on funds. This does nothing for their credibility and people will ignore it in future if they do fail to honour it. I will give them a little longer then contact Mr. Shigeru Kumekawa the new head of Sony Europe.
  12. Sony Cashback I submitted my cashback claim at the beginning of Feb with the sales receipt and a photo of the serial number as required. I received an email back on 2 Feb confirming the receipt of the cashback application. I have checked numerous times and each time the status shows they are awaiting validation and yet again in the last few days so I submitted a customer service request for an update, response from Sony: With reference to your cashback participation for the Sony SEL55F18Z Lens, we would like to confirm that the cashback for your claim is being validated by our cashback team regarding the reference number of xxxxxxxxxxxx and claim ID of xxxxxx. Please click the below link to check your claim status: https://www.sony.co.uk/promo/cashback/status Unfortunately, there is no specific time frame on when the claim will be validated, however, once validated, you may allow up to 28 days after the validation and your cashback will be transferred to your bank account from Link Network or World Pay, as you will be confirmed by email if accepted or if any other information is required. 29 days to validate the application seems crazy when evidence of a purchase from a Sony approved dealer is submitted and now to be told it could take a further 28 days following validation is ridiculous and unfair to customers - why can't they be like Nikon(and I suspect others) who respond in a far more timely manner. As good as Sony products are, their customer service related to cashback handling is abysmal. Very poor show Sony!
  13. I love the Sony Zeiss 55mm f1.8 and it is a superb lens for street and portrait work in tight places, I also agree with other comments endorsing the Sony 85mm f1.8 another fine lens at an affordable price.
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    Sony Zeiss 55mm f1.8

    Images taken with the super sharp 55mm lens on the A7iii
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