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  1. Just curious if anyone knows the details behind the 3.01 (3/15/19) upgrade? The Sony site offers no clear information other than "Improves the overall stability of the camera".
  2. I have used it only as a test but its worked very well for me... https://www.fastrawviewer.com/PixelShift2DNG
  3. Whoa, and you could probably jump start your car with it. 😉 I had also bought a Meike battery grip with my a7rIII (instead of the $Sony grip) and while it worked as advertised I now have 2 periodically problematic buttons on it. You do get what you pay for!
  4. I bought a Watson Duo LCD charger for my a7rIII last year and it works fine with my Sony FZ100 batteries. Charges faster than the standard Sony single battery charger and gives you visual charge level status and can be used in the car, albeit at a slower charge rate. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=email&A=details&Q=&sku=1370825&is=REG Hope this helps.
  5. I have had an a7rIII and the 16-35 GM for about a year and used it on virtually a daily basis. Both with the latest firmware. I have not experienced any of the problems you described, and while it gives me pause to hear that others have, I still suggest the following very basic steps in the spirit of eliminating the obvious: - Carefully inspect the electrical contacts on both the lens and camera body. Clean even if they don't appear dirty since even skin oil can cause anomalous behavior. - Be certain that the lens is securely locked after mounting. I have experience with this! - Use only Sony batteries. They are more expensive but 3rd party batteries, while generally OK, have been known to cause the camera to misbehave. - Though the camera body was promoted as weather sealed, the bottom is NOT. Has the camera been exposed to wet weather or placed on a wet surface? I hope others more knowledgeable than me can be of more help!
  6. Chrissie, do you think turning on Anti Flicker Shooting might help mitigate the issue?
  7. I have an a7rIII but suspect the manual that comes with your camera is organized much the same way. Check the last section (page 77 for mine) and you should find 2 graphics of the rear screen display followed by several pages of icons with descriptions. A dizzying array it is. Hope this helps.
  8. Absolutely correct about the use of RAW, though I would add that a little underexposure is recommended to avoid blowing out the highlights! Hard won personal experience.
  9. I too was out shooting the super moon with my tripod mounted a7rIII (firmware v2.10), using a 24-105 f4. In roughly the following sequence I turned off lens OSS and AF, selected M mode, dialed in speed and aperture, selected a specific ISO and using the left side of the control wheel to select 2 second delay for shutter actuation. Worked as expected. I doubt that the sequence is important and don't immediately see why the 2 second delay selection was not available for you. Wish I could be of more help.
  10. I agree whole heartedly with PHDX. While I have no personal experience with the Zeiss 24-70 I am very pleased with the 24-105 on my a7rIII, both my first Sony products after years with Nikon. The 24-105 focuses quietly with a speed and accuracy that belies it being a zoom lens. Build quality is not quite as solid or smooth as my GM lenses but at 1/2 the price who would complain? My favorite walk-around and travel lens.
  11. I 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.
  12. Of course operator error may occur. It is for this very reason that camera designers strive to locate controls in a manner that minimizes such occurrences. Sony should have anticipated the problem described.
  13. I agree. While I haven't had your lens drop experience, I recently had a 16-35 2.8 GM stop communicating with my a7rIII. Turns out I had inadvertantly pressed the lens release button and the lens had rotated just enough so the contacts were misaligned. I was lucky not have experienced your misfortune! My previous camera was a Nikon D300s and it had the lens release button on the left side... a much better location.
  14. oh, and environmental conditions such as temperature, wet, dry, etc.
  15. It would be helpful to know what camera, do you use Sony batteries or after-market and what device is used to charge the batteries out-of-camera.
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