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    DESIGN FAULT IN A 7 seriesn & A 9

    see your time line point; however, after 50 years of handling Nikon SLR's, with the release button on the left, last year with my new Sony a7rIII was the first time I experienced the issue. I will learn and retrain and it won't happen again but it doesn't absolve Sony. EXACTLY !!!!!
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    DESIGN FAULT IN A 7 seriesn & A 9

    Having worked for the MOD, doing the R&D on various things, If it was found, that an operator, could inadvertently trigger a weapon, while doing a routine maneuver , .... That was classed as a design fault and the " Trigger " was moved elsewhere, so it could not be inadvertently operated. Thats what we called a design fault ! Thank you Bokehobo, for your understanding. I am glad your lens did not fall off ! Going by the comments, you would think some people here, were on the Sony design team ! And I maintain.. the lens release button, should be either at the 6 o clock position or the 5 o clock position. C heers
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    DESIGN FAULT IN A 7 seriesn & A 9

    If , like other cameras, the lens release button was on the other side of the lens , it would not have happened. Guess you have small hands.
  4. Hi all. I had the A9, mounted with the 24 - 70 2.8. Ok the lens is quite heavy, and you have to support the camera, while the other hand does the zooming. I was doing some shots beside a boatyard, and was slightly down angled, while trying to zoom between the fence bars ! The lens release button, is just at the end of the handgrip ! Due to my position, long fingers, and gripping the weight, while composing the shot, meant that I had inadvertently pressed the lens release button ! Instead of zooming, the lens unscrewed, and dropped to the concrete. Strangely enough, the B&W UV filter, stayed intact, but about a third of the front lens scabbed off ! Also the mount got damaged so it would not return to the camera body. Thank god, I took out the extra insurance... I am 64, and never in my life, have I ever dropped a lens, until now ! My point is, other cameras I have owned, have had the lens release button, on the opposite side of the handgrip, so people with either large hands or long fingers, cannot accidentally release a lens ! Yes, I had the A 7 II for a few years, then got the A9, and never had a problem, until yesterday, where a combination of angle and weight, had a disasterous effect ! Thank god the lens is on the extended Jessops warranty through D & G . I wil keep you updated on this. Cheers
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    A7III batteries going flat

    Ah, Ok, you have stacked up, a couple of things there ! I have no Idea....... Take things off, one at a time, then see what happens. I have not used any kind of interactive adapter. The only adapter I know about, is the... non autofocus, non interactive ...adapter, that fits my old minolta lens to , the A 9. It has no electrical connexions at all, therefore, no power loss. Hope this helps.
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    A7III batteries going flat

    That, is news to me. I have an A9 and Bossie Bessie has the A 7 R III, and we do not have a problem at all. Ok our batteries are all Sony originals, charged in the Sony original charger. Bossy uses her A 7 R III on a daily basis, I,m more of a weekly person, but the batteries are huge, compared to the A 7 II, where yes we were changing batteries daily. Please get back to us, and explain in detail.... How many days, are you talking about, between charges , and your usage, since you say the battery goes flat ?
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    haze or fungus

    Sorry, been busy with life stuff.... However , it does look like fungus to me ! Be very careful in what you do, because if it is a fungus, then the whole lens body can be infected by spores. They can even migrate into the camera body and wreak havock there ! A friend of mine, had to ditch a rather expensive older nikon lens, since the cost of a total teardown & cleaning, was beyond economical sense ! Just because you cannot see the spores, does not mean they are not there ! If you have a jar of jam, that has mould on top, you do not just scrape the mould off the top - because you know, the whole jar is infected. Therefore, you BIN it ! Sorry to bring such bad news !
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    Is there a battery charger supplied with the A7iii?

    I find that, rather strange, as I pre ordered an A9 though a London Jessops, and it came with a charger. My partner, ordered an A 7 R lll through the same shop, and hers also came with a charger. My older A7 ll however, did not come with a charger, so I just bought a cheap non Sony one, and it worked perfectly. Before rushing out & buying a charger, check the contents of the box first. Also, some shops & amazon, sell chargers that include a spare battery. Cheers WTC
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    We Need an Off Topic Tread !

    Ok, I did what most people do, when a neighbours computer, starts sending out bogus messages for help & needing $ 1000 immediately. Clearly a load of bunkum, due to the wording. Anyway I did some googling and found that the best A/V for a Mac, is : Bit Defender. Well, I ran into some problems downloading the programme. Finally got it to work, but I am not sure I'm getting the whole package ! On the Antivirus side, its saying 100% 1 yr cover. Yet despite also paying for malware & virus protection, that comes up as a 30 day Trial. Sorry but my bill at $ 138 includes both for a year ! I even got sent 2 different Activation Codes ! No Probs ! Ill just email the help centre link ! NO, you canot ! .......... Cos That Address ... Don't Exist ! Then, looking through stuff, I came across loads of dissatisfied customers, all saying the same : Bit Defender has no customer support ! It gives no Refunds ! So , why are all these magazines, saying, its the best AV for Mac ? Not one of the reports, mention lack of clarity or ... NO customer support Also, lots of people are saying that ; Hidden in the first order, is an automatic renewal, in 12 months ! So, to avoid an automatic renewal, in about 11 months you need to report your card as lost or stolen... Presumably then..... You do not waste hours on the phone being shunted ; To & Fro,between various Bit Defender departments ?? Anyone, with any insight to BitDefender ? Any Short Cut numbers to Customer Service ? Any Help will be greatly Appreciated ! Cheers
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    Bit Defender AV SCAM !

    Ok, I did what most people do, when a neighbours computer, starts sending out bogus messages for help & needing $ 1000 immediately. Clearly a load of bunkum, due to the wording. Anyway I did some googling and found that the best A/V for a Mac, is : Bit Defender. Well, I ran into some problems downloading the programme. Finally got it to work, but I am not sure I'm getting the whole package ! On the Antivirus side, its saying 100% 1 yr cover. Yet despite also paying for malware & virus protection, that comes up as a 30 day Trial. Sorry but my bill at $ 138 includes both for a year ! I even got sent 2 different Activation Codes ! No Probs ! Ill just email the help centre link ! NO, you canot ! .......... Cos That Address ... Don't Exist ! Then, looking through stuff, I came across loads of dissatisfied customers, all saying the same : Bit Defender has no customer support ! It gives no Refunds ! So , why are all these magazines, saying, its the best AV for Mac ? Not one of the reports, mention lack of clarity or ... NO customer support Also, lots of people are saying that ; Hidden in the first order, is an automatic renewal, in 12 months ! So, to avoid an automatic renewal, in about 11 months you need to report your card as lost or stolen... Presumably then..... You do not waste hours on the phone being shunted ; To & Fro,between various Bit Defender departments ?? Anyone, with any insight to BitDefender ? Any Short Cut numbers to Customer Service ? Any Help will be greatly Appreciated ! Cheers
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    Hummingbird Moth

    I had sailed my boat, from Falmouth, out to the isles of Scilly , and I was anchored in the channel between Bryher & Tresco. I woke up next morning, and had one of them, hovering about 2 inches from my nose. It did make me jump, I thought it was a hornet ! When they are not hovering, they move so quickly , its incredible. Great Pic !
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    Sharpest 85mm legacy lens

    Thanks for your reply, I can see my memory is failing me. I was positive it was 1973 when I bought the lens new. However, it was not released until 1978 . Sorry ! ( Could a moderator correct my post , if possible ? ) Thanks
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    Sharpest 85mm legacy lens

    Hi I bought my 85mm 1.7 back in 73, Used it on an xe 1 til it broke, recently got an adapter for it . as shown I have not found much info on the lens lately, so, are you saying it is now a valuable lens ?
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