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jourdaj last won the day on January 30

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    birding, digiscoping, photography, microscopy
  1. I too am a convert from Nikon and have zero regrets. The a9 is crazy great, and even better with the new Firmware 5.0. Now is the time to catch up on all of Mark Galer (markgaler.com) YouTube videos to get the most out of the camera. Welcome!
  2. Welcome to Sony! With an SD card reader you can upload directly to Lightroom. The AWR files are readable with the latest Lightroom version. Note that if you take any videos, they may or may not display when you select the SD card - you may need to find the video clips in nested folders within the SD card. I have Lightroom set up to convert the files to .DNG once uploaded so that any image processing software will recognize the files. Enjoy the camera. I love my a7iii.
  3. I just picked up this lens this past week. As a convert from Nikon, I'm migrating from a D500 + 300/2.8 VRII+1.4TCEII system. I was basically shocked at how small and light the 100-400 GM OSS felt in my hands after lugging a system around that was 2X heavier and larger. On the Sony a7III the lens handled wonderfully, with the Auto AF Lock: Flexible Spot M setting really doing the trick for tracking flying Canvasbacks on the Detroit River. Despite various warnings from Sony about losing EVF monitoring while using Continuous Hi+ shooting (Raw Compressed) I found that the subject could be easily tracked while shooting the full 10 fps on the a7III. I can't say enough about the system. I've posted a blog w/ details and photos from my first 30 minutes with the camera: https://birdingthroughglass.blogspot.com/2019/02/field-testing-sony-100-400mm-f45-56-g.html Jerry
  4. Ok, this one's a bit different. Hand-held digiscoping with Swarovski STX85, 25-60X Eyepiece at 25X, Sony a6300, Sigma 30mm f2.8 DN at f2.8, Digidapter. EFL~1300 mm. 1/1000 sec. ISO 3200. Shooting 10fps helps a bunch, as does rolling focus ring that helps with extremely shallow depth of focus. Distance 15 feet.
  5. This was digiscoped with a Swarovski STX85 Spotting Scope w/ 25-60X Eyepiece, Sony a7III w/ Zeiss 35mm f/2.8, and Digidapter(r). EFL~1300mm.
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