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Hi everyone.  I'm pretty new here.  I have a Sony A7III and shoot mostly outdoors photography.

I'm considering buying a 200-600mm lens but have also heard rumors that Sony is going to be introducing the Sony A7IV soon.

I have a 400mm lens that works for most purposes so the longer length isn't that critical and I'm wondering if I should save my money and wait till the A7IV comes out.

Has anyone heard when Sony expects to release that camera.  If it's going to be fairly soon, I will probably hold off buying the lens, if not, well...

Any thoughts you folks might have would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and it's nice to be here.

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How much better, is the  A 7 4 going to be, over the A 7 3 ?

I could understand the question more, if you were going to update to  the  A 7 S or A 7 R series.

Presumably, you are talking about using a tripod ? 

Offhand I have no idea how much the  200 - 600 lens weighs, but I did rent the 70 - 200   f 2.8 for a couple of days.

Yes, lovely lens, but so heavy, to lug around on a day to day basis, I would never considder buying one.

Is there anywhere , locally you can rent, the 200  - 600 ?  do some test shots  ?

Or mebbe your local shop, will let you try it out  ?

It would be a real waste of money, to pay for the  200 - 600, then find out, its not what you expected, especially as you are happy with your 400 mm.

I, would wait, and see , what this : A 7 4, has to offer.....then decide,   if its so different,   that  you want to update.

Then, adress the lens  issue, but as said, try renting  the 200 - 600 for a couple of days, then see what you think of the results !

Good luck, whichever way, you go.


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