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  1. Spot on. I made a similar observation about the lens release button location on my a7rIII after nearly dropping the 16-35 last year. Clearly I did not pay enough attention! For many years I used Nikons and now fully appreciate the simple logic of locating the lens release on the opposite side from the hand grip. I love my 24-105 as well.
  2. I use a a7rIII so the following may not be entirely accurate but check your menu (Quality/Image Size 1, page 1/14 on my camera) and make sure "APS-C/Super 35mm" is OFF. This setting is used mimic a APS-C sized sensor on a full frame sensor camera thus creating a zoom effect.
  3. All good advice to which I add: Turn off all image stabilization when using a tripod.
  4. Hi Dan Also sorry to read of your drop. I too dropped my 16-35 f2.8 in late May. In my case the lens had unknowingly become partially unlatched and fell 30" onto the pavement. The fall damaged some internal mechanisms and the lens couldn't focus or change aperture afterwards. As Chrissie correctly pointed out it is a significant investment and worth repairing. I used an authorized Sony repair shop Precision Camera Repair http://www.precisioncamera.com that also does Sony warranty work. I FedEx'd the lens to them for evaluation and a cost quote. They replaced all damaged parts and returned lens to factory spec's for $705. Perhaps not cheap but the lens now literally works like new. Took 10 days from the time I shipped to the time it was returned. Should the repair cost be too much to bear you will only be out the cost of return shipping. Hope this helps and good luck!
  5. At the risk of sounding flippant, if you're serious about producing good quality prints on good quality paper you will have to spend serious money. Such printers offer 8 to 10 large capacity ink cartridges with the ability to handle a variety of paper sizes and thicknesses such as Epson Sure Color P600 or P800, Canon Pixma Pro 100s, etc. Buying a consumer grade printer will save money but limits output quality and use of better (think thicker) fine art papers. I use an Epson P800 and am very happy with the quality of the prints and is now available at well below its $1,200 cost due to the release of newer models. Good luck!
  6. From personal experienceI can recommend Precision Camera in Connecticut. The do Sony warranty work (worked on my 16-35 f2.8) so they should be able handle your needs. http://www.precisioncamera.com/
  7. I think you may need to upgrade Capture One to at least v12 if not v20... https://support.captureone.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002406498-Which-version-of-Capture-One-will-work-on-my-Apple-operating-system-
  8. I use the Sony 90mm f2.8 Macro with my a7rIII and find it well suited for macro work. It works fine in general photo work (portraiture) but note that the autofocus is slow and noisy when compared to my other Sony lenses. Otherwise it is very sharp and offers 3 settings for different focusing distances as well as a simple if unconventional sliding barrel auto/manual focus switch. It is largely made of a slick plastic and can be slippery in the hand but its the optics that count after all!
  9. Just my opinion: Over the years I have done a lot of street photography of random strangers (in the US and abroad) and it never would have occurred to use a flash. All I have to do is place myself in the subjects position and realize that I for one might get seriously pissed off.
  10. My much preferred walk-around lens with my a7rIII is the Sony 24-105 f4 G. Consistent sharpness throughout the range, decent bokeh particularly towards the longer range, and plays well with with the a7rIII's autofocus and IBIS. A lot of plastic and the zoom action is a stiff but still an excellent value. I use it regularly both in urban and rural settings without problems. Is it small enough? Is it affordable? Only you can answer that!
  11. I had a similar experience just yesterday. I stowed my a7rIII (power on but asleep) into my flexible ThinkTank bag. As is my habit while riding on a subway car I keep the bag on my lap with my crossed arms resting on top. Near as I can tell this put enough pressure on the shutter release to wake the camera causing to to try and find focus. When I got around to removing the camera from the bag about 2 hours later it was quite warm and when I checked the battery indicator and found that it was at 40%, down from 80%. Lesson learned.
  12. Can we assume that the card was reformatted in the camera and not by any other means?
  13. I would agree that it looks most like a hardware issue. Another possibility, but a remote one, is environmental electronic interference. Were all your images taken in the same location?
  14. I too have both lenses and agree with shogun95! The excellent 24-105 is my walk-around/travel lens while I use the 16-35/2.8 almost exclusively for architectural and landscape work. Its sharpness and contrast sets it a cut above. It is also a demanding lens in that you need to move slower and plan your shots, particularly at the wide end where perspective distortion can become a challenge (nature of the beast).
  15. Have not yet experienced this with my a7rIII but would be curious to know what happens when you press straight on with the joystick controller button.
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