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  1. Hi everyone, I’ve been using my A7iii for about 3 years now and overall I’m pretty happy with it. I find myself wanting to upgrade to a newer model namely for: a better menu, EVF, ergonomics and better auto focusing. I don’t have a set budget, I want to buy the right camera for my needs. The type of photography I primarily do is travel/documentary. Video is nice to have but not that important to me. I shoot some landscapes but this isn’t my primary focus. Occasionally I will crop but that isn’t very often. A fast shutter speed is nice to have in some of the environments I shot in. Low light performance is very important to me along with eye auto focus. Obviously everyone is lusting after the A1 right now and I have to admit, I’m tempted. For my uses I think 50 megapixels is too much. I however I’m not entirely sure as I’ve never used a high megapixel camera. The camera that seems to check all of the boxes is the A9ii. I may have answered my own question but I’m interested to hear everyone’s opinion. Thanks
  2. Hi, I'm mainly a travel photographer, up to this point I've been carrying around my laptop everywhere I go along with SSD external hard drives for backup. I feel like in 2021 there must be a better; lighter solution to backing up photos on the go. I currently shoot with an A7iii and my files are stored in RAW/JPEG (backup slot). The new cameras such as the A1 and soon to be announced A7iv offer CF Express card slots. Is it possible to transfer files from SD to CF Express in camera as a backup solution? I'd prefer to continue to use my SSD drives as a backup solution though...is there another option that I'm unaware of?
  3. Hi Mark, This is the article that sold me Sony 100-400GM Review , ever since I picked up this lens it's been one of my favorites. It's fairly big and cumbersome but I don't care because the results are worth the hassle.
  4. Hi, I currently have the Zony 35mm F1.4 ZA lens, it's been a good lens to me and I really love the rendering that it has. I do find the Zony to be a bit soft and I've found myself thinking about getting the 35mm gm as the sample images I've seen appear to be very sharp. Does anyone here own or tried both lenses? How do you find the new GM renders images and bokeh in comparison to the 35mm ZA? I've been to flickr but I don't know how different people process their images so an opinion would be more valuable to me...Thanks.
  5. Hi, I'm back with another travel lens question for anyone that has been to Burma before. I'm going to be visiting the country soon and I'm debating if my 100-400mm lens will get much use there, In particularly around Inle lake and Bagan area. For a portrait lens would you bring one that is more geared towards environmental portraits (35-50mm) or something more like a short telephoto lens? I know you can use a short telephoto for environmental shots but I'm not sure how much space there is too work with in the temples, monasteries, etc. Thanks
  6. Thank you all for the replies, It sounds like the 18mm will be more than enough for Morocco. I agree with you Mike, ultra wide angle lenses are not ideal for street photography...I prefer my X100f for that task. Great pictures Ron, thanks for sharing
  7. I'm going to be traveling to Morocco next year. The widest lens i currently have is a Batis 18mm. I've never used a 12-24mm before, should I consider picking one up for this particular destination? I'm sure the lens is great for architecture and landscape but how about street photography?
  8. Thank you Steve, i appreciate your response and examples. Both lenses do seem to exhibit really nice bokeh and sharpness where desired. I guess the question for me will come down to whether i desire a lens for environmental portraits or one for tighter composition. Hmm, first world problems ? thanks again!
  9. For portraits I'm wondering what everyones opinion is between these two lenses. Does the Planar lens offer something special? I mainly focus on travel photography, weight and size are not a concern to me.
  10. It's images like yours that really swayed my decision to purchase the 100-400mm, all the examples are so sharp and of such high quality. I'm really excited to get some hands on experience....thank you
  11. I'm sorry, i didn't see your reply until today....thank you So I went ahead and ordered a 100-400mm, I'll get some hands on time next week. Unless a unique opportunity presents itself, I agree that there won't be enough separation of the background for portraits. Instead my plans for this lens will be to photograph wildlife and distant landscapes on my travels. A 1.4x teleconverter is something i plan on buying in the future. I appreciate the comparison photographs...fantastic captures btw....Thanks
  12. Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences and opinions, this lens has peaked my interest for landscape purposes. I stumbled across this great review recently Sony 100-400 gm Landscape review The 24-105 is a fantastic lens that I use for general purpose photography, significant overlap is something i'm trying to avoid in my kit...this is why I'm leaning towards the 100-400 lens. I think that I would find more applications for this lens in my travel photography kit than the 70-200.
  13. Hello everyone, I currently have the excellent 24-105 f4 lens, I'm wanting to add another zoom to my kit with more reach. I have an 85mm f1.8 to cover my portraits but i love how the 70-200 f2.8 renders and isolates at 200mm. If i pick up the 100-400 it would mostly be used for landscapes and wildlife. I am interested to know though if it would work well for portraits? Obviously the apertures are very different but I'm wanting an exceptional lens than gives me the most diversity. I'd love to hear from owners of both lenses.
  14. What lens and settings did you use for this fantastic shot?
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