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Iansky

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    The Cotswolds, UK
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    Photography, keeping fit, walking.

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  1. Iansky

    Sony A9

    Images taken with the superb A9.
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    Sony G Master 100-400mm

    Images taken with the 100-400 G Master.
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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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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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    On the streets

    I was in Gloucester this afternoon and took these street photos, I did ask some of them and show them the results that they were happy with. The gent under the arches I was able to have a chat with and offerred to buy him some hot food and a drink which he refused as he was going to do his shopping. A really nice gents and he was happy with the photo. It has been a long time since I did any street work and it was nice to get back to it.
  9. I tried back-button focus on my A7iii when I first got it (use it on my Nikon's) but have switched back to shutter button on the Sony and find it better for me - very much a personal choice though.
  10. Thanks thefsb for the kind words. I traded in a load of micro 4/3rds kit I have not used for quite a long time and that allowed me to get the 100-400 + 1.4TC and I only put £200 to ward the deal, I will get £100 back from Sony cashback so that combo cost me £100 out of my pocket and the chance to move on kit I have not used for a while. I am going to keep the 70-300 for a while as it offers a small powerful lens in a single bag kit ( A7iii + 3 lenses & flash in 1 small Tenba bag) when size/weight is critical.
  11. I called in at the nature reserve this afternoon and it was very quiet (it was windy though), I did manage to get some shots of a heron in flight and another one coming in to land as well as some smaller birds looking for food. The A7iii with the 100-400 + 1.4 convertor delivered some great images even though they were at 12,800 ISO.
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    Sony A7iii

    Images taken with my first ever Sony - the learning curve begins!
  13. We went to the seaside for a couple of days and despite the damp and overcast weather I still managed to capture some photos that I am happy with. I used 2 lens, the 55mm f1.8 and the 70-300mm f4.5 - 5.6 and they both delivered.
  14. Have a look at the Mark Galer videos on YouTube, he is a Sony Ambassador and has put together some superb videos on all aspects of using / setting up the Sony cameras. Have a look at the link below: http://www.markgaler.com/camera-custom-settings I hope this helps and enjoy the new camera.
  15. I have been contemplating a small fast prime for street work rather than using the 24-70, after a lot of reading and watching reviews (I know some are biased/funded) I have opted for the Sony Zeiss 55mm f1.8 so that I can travel light and shoot wide open even in low light - it still has the £80 cash back on it as well! I would appreciate any comments, feedback and images taken with this lens. I understand it is not "weather sealed" but there seems to be mixed views on this. I will be using it on the A7iii I will be cautious about the elements.
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