By jbohiostatetxHas anyone used Sony M UHS-ll ss memory cards with the IV? I have a book of these cards and wasn’t sure how they would perform. I’m waiting for my A7RIV to be delivered and really don’t want to spend any additional money. How much longer will the buffer transfer take? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
By PHDXHi, I got my new A7RIV one week ago and here are my first impressions for still photography:
1/ Ergonomics :
This new body get closer to a real professional one than its predecessors. Many comments have already been made on that, so I shall not dig in. I just can witness that the improvement is real in many aspects and it is a pleasure to use this new body. Some weaknesses such as the fuzzy menus are still there but fortunately you can customize your functions.
2/ The 61MP sensor :
- Sharpness and level of details is outstanding ! The gain compared to the A7RIII is clearly visible. Having said that, compared to the A7RIII, with 45% more megapixels on the A7RIV you will get a size increase of the image (cropped at 100%) of "just" around 20%. I do often print on A2 or A1 formats papers (300 ppp) and I welcome this additional capacity. For some of you, it might be of no use and the A7RIII remains an excellent choice.
A word on the pixelshift : I tried it with the 16 shots option. I was not so much impressed by this option with the A7RIII, but, with the A7RIV, it is crazy ! The picture is much bigger than the basic uncompressed raw one . At 100% crop, you can print a perfectly sharp and detailed 63 X 42 inches picture ! Of course, the use is limited to scenes where nothing moves. I shall use it, among others, when shooting in museums.
Despite its extremely good performance, the A7RIV cannot be compared to a medium format camera and I do not like the Sony marketing on this. A medium format body has a bigger sensor which means (for the same pixels count) less diffraction, shallower DOF, etc..and all in all a better image quality. But there is a price for that : very expensive, bulky and heavy bodies and lenses, and a much less versatile system.
- In order to get the best from this new 61 MP sensor, you need the very best lenses. I did test my own gear (made of mainly Sony GM lenses) and also some other gear of my friends. The 61 MP sensor does not forgive anything. With no surprise the GM lenses were fine. With other brands, the results are uneven : a good result for example with the Voigtlander 110mm Macro, less good results with the Zeiss Loxia series. Let's remember that with such a high megapixel sensor diffraction comes earlier when you stop down. (By the way, I think it is strange to see lens manufacturers (including Sony) still selling lenses with a 22 minimum aperture).
- Noise : I found that the noise comes earlier than with the A7RIII when you increase your ISO setting (beyond 800 ISO). On my side I do not care since shooting mainly landscapes and portraits, I always try to stick to low ISOs.
- In Body Image Stabilization : good surprise ! the performance is very good with this demanding 61MP sensor and you really can shoot hand held at relatively low shutter speeds. Having said that, the A7RIV seems more sensitive to shake than its predecessors (I did see that with my 100-400 GM when shooting at 400)
- Autofocus and eye/face tracking: no need to say that this new A7RIV is excellent. I am very impressed.
- Color rendition : For what I have seen so far the new sensor gives warmer colors than the A7RII and III 42MP one.
As a matter of conclusion : If not perfect, this new A7RIV is clearly an excellent product with a lot of potential. The 61MP sensor requires to be more patient and focussed on what you do : this is a small price to pay for getting high level pictures.
By bs0604I currently have a Fujifilm xpro2 but I am thinking of getting the Sony a7RIV when it comes out. I am completely baffled looking at the Sony web site re lenses. A zillion choices. I would like an all purpose lens 18-135 mm or in that range, a wide angle lens, a telephoto (I currently have a 100-400 mm zoom for my xpro2) and a macro lens. I do mostly landscape photography but may want to get in to birds. I do a lot of traveling so want to be able to carry my equipment and while price is not of a great concern, I am not going to spend 10K on a telephoto lens. Any suggestions would be appreciated. (The reason I have not yet ventured in to Sony mirrorless land is because of negative reviews I have seen re the menu system)
By PANGAEAmediaHi Sony Users,
I'm new to this Forum and I've got a question concerning using the Timelapse app from Playmemories and Premiere CC.
I have tons of timelapse videos that I made with my A7s, using the App but premiere doesn't accept the AVI format. Does anyone has a clue? Do I need to convert it to a specific format?
Thanks in advance for your help.
By jude_cHi All,
I just bought an A7 MK1, and I'm pretty upset that I didn't know about the S-Log thing until it was too late. Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. -- That said, do you have any suggestions for achieving film-style color from my shoots? And if the only thing I can do is go 'neutral' with profile, then what should I do in post, exactly (FYI: I use Sony Vegas)?
Sorry for sounding noob. I bought the A7 because of its lens interchangeability and portability. I hadn't realized it was lacking something most other modern cameras seem to have by default.
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!
Hi All, I realise it might be a newbie question but I am used to old analogue cameras and film or Nikon cameras rather than fancy cameras like A7III. I recently got this camera as a present in a set with Sigma Art 24mm. What I've noticed is that my photos when I'm zooming in are VERY pixelated. Photos from a Nikon camera, with similar zoom is much smoother. Is it something typical for Sony cameras? Is it something I can change in settings? It bugs me as any skin corrections are really
I use my Sony Nex-6 with a variety of Nikon lens in the aperture priority mode with Release Without Lens activated and focus peaking. Recently I have tried to use the built-in flash in low light situations with dismal results. When I press the shutter button the flash does not emit a single flash and instead appears to flash three or four times in quick succession resulting in the image being grossly over-exposed. I have the flash set to the Slow Sync Mode. I am inexperience
Hi there, I’m a new planespotting enthusiast with an a7iii and some budget to invest in a good lens. I cannot find a definitive answer on whether to go for the 100-400 or the 70-200 f2.8 (possibly with a teleconverter). This is for commercial jet planes at airports mainly. Is my understanding correct that if I’m shooting around f8 to keep whole aircraft in focus the faster 70-200 doesn’t really help me, but that f8 on both these lenses will be about the same? Thanks!
Hi, guys, I use an Android app which uses my phone's camera and applies some realtime effects to the footage. Unfortunately my phone camera is not good enough and there is not zoom option. Therefore I want to use my Sony a7iii camera with a 85mm lens attached to it and live stream directly to the phone. Is there a hack to achieve this? Sony Imaging edge software is capable of showing a realtime footage of what the camera sees. Unfortunately I don't know how to redirect this footage to the