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  1. Hi! I'm in the same situation but for personal use, did some research and some good flashes are indeed from the Godox/Flashpoint brand. I just ordered the TTL speedlight version today (Flashpoint Zoom Li-Ion R2). It has very good reviews (Youtube, DPreviews, Fred Miranda). I've been hunting a good deal from a couple of weeks ago and today this version is on 125 USD on Adorama. Hope this helps with your search!
  2. HI! Deals on both lenses and cameras? Could you mention some relevant ones that come to your mind? Thank you!
  3. Just zoom lenses and I must say I really enjoy the experience even if they don't deliver the quality of a prime. Never considered the telezoom lenses before since I used to think "man those are really enormous, expensive and they lack practicality". But right now, the experience appeals so fun to me, however, I'll have to wait a while before investing that amount of money for this specific purpose.
  4. Thank you all for the advice. I took advantage of the 10% off on Ebay yesterday and decided to go for the 55mm! I'm so excited and eager to go outside and test this lens. The deal was so good that there's some cash left. I don't know if go for the 85mm 1.8 or wait some time to use the 55mm broadly and see if this accommodates to my portraits needs. What do you guys say? to invest in the 85mm this Black Friday or keep saving for a general purpose zoom lens like the 24-105mm f4 or even the Tamron 28-75 f2.8?
  5. Hi! I just got the Sony A7III too. Would you recommend the 24-105 as a good starter lens? I'm considering this and the 55mm f1.8 as main options.
  6. I don't know but it would be fantastic if there is.
  7. Well let me tell your concept is very enlightening and straightforward, it shrinks the list a lot and I think I just have to decide between the 55mm and the 24-105 as first option, both of them seem great! And yes the pleasure of the mirrorless trip is on keeping the experience as lean as possible.
  8. Well after reading you I firmly believe my medium-term base gear would be the 24-105, the 55 and the 85 1.8! Ken Rockwell's review of the 24-105 f4 is the main reason I started considering this lens as one of my prospects.
  9. I was a bit afraid the 55mm focal length might be too restrictive but reading your experiences make feel more comfortable with this option. The stitch technique for wide angle shots sounds great! and Ken Rockwell's review rocks, very detailed.
  10. I have shot mid body portraits with the Sigma 16mm and got very good results, I'd recommend it if you are not too picky about distortion. Lightroom has a distortion correction profile for this lens which might help. However, for full body shoots and creamy bokeh I'll better suggest a proper lens like the 85mm 1.8 but the distance factor will increase as well as the price. In Ebay you could find it as low as 500 USD.
  11. I loved your story thefsb, it gives plenty of perspective. What was the main reason you ended up frustrated using the 24-105? Do you think the OSS really compensates for the f4 in low light or I should go for a f1.8 to have good results in outdoors after sunset? As I told to Rogue_odyssey, after testing the 85mm 1.8 I think is a must buy so will get it eventually.
  12. Hello Rogue_odyssey, I'm mainly interested in landscape, street photography and portraits. I just test the 85mm 1.8 and it really impressed me, so eventually I'll be getting it for portraits shoot. I watched several reviews for the 24-105 and the 55mm and both are highly acclaimed, however, I noticed many people says and I quote "they tried hard to love this lens since they initially didn't feel very comfortable using this particular focal length". I really appreciate your time explaining both points of view, so to sum up do you think the experience will be more enjoyable using the 55mm instead of the 24-105? Is the 24-105 too restrictive in low light by the way?
  13. Black Friday is approaching and it'd be really helpful to have some feedback from experimented people like you guys, any comment is welcomed!
  14. Hi everyone! I just acquired a couple of months ago the Sony a6000 to start into serious photography (I used to shoot IPhone and even if I love it, I've always looked for better and true stunning photos), I paired it with the Sigma 16mm F1.4 and love the versatility and the results especially the image quality. I've used primarily as an all-round, travel, every day photography even environmental portraits in low light. I'm very excited since just received the A7III in addition to start in the FF world and I'm just trying to decide the first lens should I buy for, after reading and watching a lot of reviews I narrowed my search to the following candidates: Sony 24-105mm F4 G, very useful focal length range and super sharp, F4 aperture may be compensated by increasing ISO in low light situations. Tamron 28-75mm F2.8, standard zoom lens for landscape, portrait and street photography, the F2.8 and apparently good sharpness is something really gets me. Sony Zeiss 50mm F1.4 / 55mm F1.8 standard primes, the overall performance and good perks of the 55mm are great, but the reviews about the stunning pop ("like magic") of the 50mm image quality really wants me to incline for this lens, is that really good? Sony 24mm F1.4 G Master, in pre-order right now but I really expect an excellent performance and to be a go-to for landscape photography and overkill the previous experience with the Sigma 16mm 1.4 (APS-C). I can just afford 1 lens this year (I won't be buying another lens even after savings) and don't mind to be walking in or out to get the perfect composition, I just want to get the best experience and image quality and start building my lens kit after time. Thank you for the feedback!
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