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  1. Lescatalpas

    Full Frame to APS-c

    I agree, too many simple questions are asked here, the answers are all in the manual. The toggling to apsc size can be handy though, it can help in critical manual focussing, for instance for macro. Your full frame 90 mm behaves like a 135mm, in fact it is only cropping in camera, but most of the time for a bee or another small insect you crop in post any way. Or for birding from a hide out. I use it regularly and have the toggle under the Fn button on my a7riii. You don't need apsc lenses to use this feature.
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    Sony a7r III from Canon Question

    I think you should dive in the manual. It is certainly possible. When you are in the set-up of your memory you choose focus type (single, continuous etc) and focus method (zone, spot etc. ) and it will be stored. For sure!
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    Sony a7r III from Canon Question

    In the memories you can set everything to your liking. Something like m1: wife, m2: action, m3: landscape.
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  5. On page 2 of this chapter (sony alpha full frame lenses, May this year) you'l find an extensive discussion on this lens. With samples as well. And on Flickr there is a group for this lens with hundreds of photos. Greetings, Kees
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    Which fast lens?

    Just now I read the first review of the 24mm f/1.4 It seems to be an amazing lens, very light weight compared to competetor lenses and tack sharp. What is also nice is you can control the diaphragm on the lens, which is interesting for filmers. Price: €1599
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    Which fast lens?

    The 55 1.8 zeiss is amazing, I would consider that lens for sure, certainly for indoors. And in stead of prime I would consider the 16-35. If you have money to burn the f/2.8 and otherwise the f/4. Both are amazing. The new 24 is still an unknown, but it's going to be g master, so I would bet that's a candidate.
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    Zoom for sports / BIF

    A plane is a lot easier than a sparrow, believe me. The 70 -300 is my favorite lens too, but for bif photography it is slow. Although focussing is accurate, it is not fast enough for fly by birds. Only against a clear blue sky , with continuous focussing and focus area wide do you have a chance. So, although this lens is affordable and versatile, beware of the limitations of the 70-300. Perhaps you could rent one for a weekend and try it out for your particular use.
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    SAL-70200G2 vs SEL70200GM

    Sorry I offended you.. You won't find a proper answer if you don't believe in lab tests. All other tests are subject to skill, camera used, circumstances, you name it.
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    SAL-70200G2 vs SEL70200GM

    If you go to DXomark.com you can compare a lot of modern lenses. Below a screenprint of a comparison of the 2 lenses. The FE lens is superior in sharpness according to this independent website.
  11. @EvanWasHere Wow, "I don't shoot jpeg", me and others are merely trying to help you, not telling you to change your workflow. Only to try and pinpoint your problem you could maybe try to download a jpeg from your cam to see what happens. And no, I don't use any filter to import my RAW files.
  12. @EvanWasHere: I don't understand your problem, is your software using a conversion set for another camera? What happens if you shoot jpeg? Do the jpeg pictures show up too dark too? It's clear there is nothing wrong with your camera given the fact that your own raw file shows correctly in my software.
  13. Maybe so. But we don't see the raw file, we see a conversion, a conversion done by the camera is shown on the screen and viewfinder, and apparently we see a different conversion by LR, C1 or any other program. It's confusing.
  14. I agree, and the differences in the dro lv5 file are minimal. So it is perhaps a slight change in light between the 2 pictures. I can't see the raw file being manipulated by the dro either. What I have learned from this conversation and the tests I did, is that the DRO setting definitely effects what you are seeing on the camera (and perhaps being misled by it!) but not much difference on importing into LR, if any.
  15. I think what happens is that the camera applies a different conversion from raw to jpeg by switching DRO on or off. In fact, all we see is jpeg, as far as I know raw cannot be viewed. Attached you see a screenprint from the Sony viewer, looking at 2 shots on the card in the camera. The left shot is with DRO off, the right DRO lv5. All other settings are the same. You see this same effect through the view finder and the screen. However, as soon as I import both raw files into lightroom (and lightroom converts them to a viewable format, not the camera) the difference in dynamic range is hardly noticeable. However, the DRO lv5 file has more LR possibilities to recover the shadows. So, is the camera doing something to the raw files when altering DRO settings, or is the camera doing something in the conversion process depending on the DRO setting? I guess I should have said that DRO settings are available when shooting RAW, not that it effects the RAW file, because that I am not sure of.