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Old 05-09-2019, 05:31 PM   #1
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Question Need advice on new Camera & Lens

Hi Folks,

I have a passion for photography and intend to pursue it a bit more, hence want to upgrade from my oh-so-old SONY A35 DSLR.

I want to go for the SONY A7RIII.... (given that the A7RIV is so damn expensive)


What I need some advice for are the lenses....


These are the lenses I have shortlisted, based on some Youtube reviews/suggestions...

1) Sony 16-35mm f/4 - SEL1635Z
2) Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM - SEL24F14GM
3) Sony 55mm f/1.8 - SEL55F18Z
4) Sony 85mm f/1.8 - SEL85F18
5) Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8
6) Sony 70-200mm f/4 - SEL70200G

I would want to start off with 2 lenses And maybe add another one after a year or so IF REQUIRED.

What do I like shooting, or shoot ?
- Human portrait, landscape, candid scenes at family gatherings and parties, some low-light candid moments at family gatherings and functions, weddings, birthday parties, children's school sporting events, office sporting events, amusement parks, beach/water... and more

Any suggestions for which 2 lenses I should start with ?

Thanks,
Bodhi
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Old 05-09-2019, 07:05 PM   #2
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I would choosed these lens.

Sony 85mm f/1.8 - SEL85F18

Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8
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Old 06-09-2019, 12:00 PM   #4
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From your shortlist, my picks would be:
Tamron 17-28mm - When you can get close to your subjects or need a wide field of view. Better value for your money than the Sony 16-35mm IF you do not need the optical image stabilisation of the latter.
Sony 70-200mm - When you cannot get close to your subjects. May be pertinent for sporting events and weddings.

If you want, you can also add a Sony FE 50mm f1.8 (Not the 55mm) to it for just a little more money. I would say the 50mm and 55mm are more similar than different for a large difference in price. Would be a good addition if you like shooting at 50mm focal length.
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when you go R, you need to invest in cards as well as they fill up pretty fast!
80mb/RAW file
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why not A7III ?
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Old 07-09-2019, 12:30 AM   #7
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From your list of things you shoot/ like to shoot. Its still quite broad.

Just get A7iii / a6400 paired with a 24-105. Use it alot, then check which focal ranges you normal shoot at. At this point, youd also have gone further with your journey as a photographer and have prob narrowed down what you'd like to shoot even more.

If you decide to do photography as a job, by all means get the best glass and body you can afford with good ROI, if its still just for casual but serious shooting, id still pic the a7iii but pair it with better glass.
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The problem with fixed focus lens is that you will always be walking either toward or away from your subject to get a good shot.
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Old 13-09-2019, 02:33 AM   #9
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when you go R, you need to invest in cards as well as they fill up pretty fast!
80mb/RAW file
I was under the impression that the A7RIII has sharper images than the A7III - isn't that the case?
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why not A7III ?
I was under the impression that the A7RIII has sharper images than the A7III - isn't that the case?
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From your list of things you shoot/ like to shoot. Its still quite broad.

Just get A7iii / a6400 paired with a 24-105. Use it alot, then check which focal ranges you normal shoot at. At this point, youd also have gone further with your journey as a photographer and have prob narrowed down what you'd like to shoot even more.

If you decide to do photography as a job, by all means get the best glass and body you can afford with good ROI, if its still just for casual but serious shooting, id still pic the a7iii but pair it with better glass.
It's a hobby for now - and I am trying to do small assignments like birthday parties, weddings, food, etc but just starting out.

And I have read that the A7RIII images are sharper than the A7III. Is that true?
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R for resolution.

There's a reason why the A7Riii is more expensive than the normal A7iii

how sharp depends on how sharp your eyes can pixel peep
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I was under the impression that the A7RIII has sharper images than the A7III - isn't that the case?
Unless u printing a billboard.
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Old 17-09-2019, 10:59 AM   #14
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Dat actually trains u to be a better photographer in terms of framing. What good it is to zoom in zoom out standing at same spot?

The problem with fixed focus lens is that you will always be walking either toward or away from your subject to get a good shot.
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