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It showed up! A little earlier that you had been led to believe? Congratulations.
 
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It showed up! A little earlier that you had been led to believe? Congratulations.
I actually ended up cancelling it. Waiting 2 days for Amazon to release my funds with my bank and re-ordered and still arrived before due date. Crazy.
 

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Oh, aye, let the madness begin! Let's see how quickly you can drain a battery. ;o)
 

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Been having fun. Realise I also need a lens with more zoom.
 

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Been having fun. Realise I also need a lens with more zoom.


I have a very small lens kit: the Sony/Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 and the Sony 24 - 240. I use the zoom almost exclusively now. I like the color and definition. I bought a bag of Leicas and another bag of non-Leica lenses to go with them. I'm not quite sure about the "Leica magic" but I am sure about the Sony magic. My success rate is higher with Sony, like from 2% to 4%. It's doubled! LOL Anyway, I enjoy the A7M III very much. And the 24 - 240 zoom covers about all I want to do. The Ken Rockwell review is quite glowing - I agree - and he calls it "the only lens you will ever need." (https://www.kenrockwell.com/sony/lenses/24-240mm.htm) It pretty much is for me. You may want to rent it for a tryout or you can just piss off the egg money and buy one. If you were closer I could lend you mine for a week but I just can't quite reach you. Oh, aye, it's guid fae all.
 
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I have a very small lens kit: the Sony/Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 and the Sony 24 - 240. I use the zoom almost exclusively now. I like the color and definition. I bought a bag of Leicas and another bag of non-Leica lenses to go with them. I'm not quite sure about the "Leica magic" but I am sure about the Sony magic. My success rate is higher with Sony, like from 2% to 4%. It's doubled! LOL Anyway, I enjoy the A7M III very much. And the 24 - 240 zoom covers about all I want to do. The Ken Rockwell review is quite glowing - I agree - and he calls it "the only lens you will ever need." (https://www.kenrockwell.com/sony/lenses/24-240mm.htm) It pretty much is for me. You may want to rent it for a tryout or you can just piss off the egg money and buy one. If you were closer I could lend you mine for a week but I just can't quite reach you. Oh, aye, it's guid fae all.
Hi there thanks for the input and offer. I think I’m going to keep the 24-105 despite its vignetting. I am also considering the 70-200 (did consider the Zeiss 24-70 to replace 24-105, but it’s terrible) and a 200-600.
Anyone have any thoughts on these?
 
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Hi there thanks for the input and offer. I think I’m going to keep the 24-105 despite its vignetting. I am also considering the 70-200 (did consider the Zeiss 24-70 to replace 24-105, but it’s terrible) and a 200-600.
Anyone have any thoughts on these?
I'm surprised to hear you speak of Vignetting as I have not seen this in my Sony 24-105. Did you see my San Juan pictures? I had zero Vignetting in all of those.
 

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I'm surprised to hear you speak of Vignetting as I have not seen this in my Sony 24-105. Did you see my San Juan pictures? I had zero Vignetting in all of those.
Yeah. They were great. There’s a ton of vignetting in my copy at 90-105. 53D7E117-F1CD-4AEF-9303-4091DF295054.jpeg

The whole left and right if frame is vignetting.
 

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On the bright side after 7 years I've sold by second print. A slightly overdone HDR of a lighthouse.
 

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The $2.25 won't break the bank haha.


I'm thinking of the old Beatles song Taxman as I write this. And FWIW you are way ahead of me and possibly other folks on this board. Also, it means you can no longer claim amateur status, you know. Can we expect a blog and streaming lessons for a good price to be offered?

There's a lot of fun to be had with a camera.
 

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I'm thinking of the old Beatles song Taxman as I write this. And FWIW you are way ahead of me and possibly other folks on this board. Also, it means you can no longer claim amateur status, you know. Can we expect a blog and streaming lessons for a good price to be offered?

There's a lot of fun to be had with a camera.
Indeed. My first was this and I consider one of my best.
 

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Indeed. My first was this and I consider one of my best.

Makes me think of the old silhouette cutouts which were so popular a century or so ago. Nice one. You can stop that now. LOL
 

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