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Boojum

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I have an A7M III. It is way better than I am as was the A7M II which preceded it. I love the 24 - 240 Sony which covers about all I need to do except for very low light, very close or with extreme detail, i.e., rare occasions. I cannot do much about the local weather but the A7M III + 24 - 240 on "AUTO" is working just fine for me. As always, YMMV.

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I'm real new to Sony and mirrorless cameras. I was a long time Nikon guy in my film days. Measured in decades not just years. I had the F2, F3, F5 and when I tried to go digital I had the D2x but the 1.5x cropping just seriously messed me up so I gave up on photography as it was a serious hobby not a living.

As of this writing I have been the proud owner of a new a7IV. I am super excited and currently evaluating what additional lenses, flash etc. that I will be getting. I did some deep research and started off with the Sigma 24-70 2.8 Art lens. Planning getting the Sony 70-200 2.8 Mk II but really struggling over the 85mm lens I want and what flash to get.
 

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I'm real new to Sony and mirrorless cameras. I was a long time Nikon guy in my film days. Measured in decades not just years. I had the F2, F3, F5 and when I tried to go digital I had the D2x but the 1.5x cropping just seriously messed me up so I gave up on photography as it was a serious hobby not a living.

As of this writing I have been the proud owner of a new a7IV. I am super excited and currently evaluating what additional lenses, flash etc. that I will be getting. I did some deep research and started off with the Sigma 24-70 2.8 Art lens. Planning getting the Sony 70-200 2.8 Mk II but really struggling over the 85mm lens I want and what flash to get.
Get the Godox860iii-S flash. Nothing beats it’s price/performance. Latter you can go multi-flash and use this one as wireless master trigger.
 

erikbock

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Get the Godox860iii-S flash. Nothing beats it’s price/performance. Latter you can go multi-flash and use this one as wireless master trigger.
Thanks, that is the one I was looking at.
 

Jeff A

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I'm real new to Sony and mirrorless cameras. I was a long time Nikon guy in my film days. Measured in decades not just years. I had the F2, F3, F5 and when I tried to go digital I had the D2x but the 1.5x cropping just seriously messed me up so I gave up on photography as it was a serious hobby not a living.

As of this writing I have been the proud owner of a new a7IV. I am super excited and currently evaluating what additional lenses, flash etc. that I will be getting. I did some deep research and started off with the Sigma 24-70 2.8 Art lens. Planning getting the Sony 70-200 2.8 Mk II but really struggling over the 85mm lens I want and what flash to get.
OK, I'll chime in. First of all, welcome to the Forum. This is a good place full of friendly and knowledgeable people.

May people regard the Sony FE 85mm lens as Sony's "Best Value Lens". I would not be the first to agree with that. This is an excellent lens, "Pin Sharp" and has a great Bokeh. At $498, it's like stealing.

An article about 85mm Primes by Mark Galer

An Album of Photos taken with the Sony FE 85mm
 
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erikbock

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OK, I'll chime in. First of all, welcome to the Forum. This is a good place full of friendly and knowledgeable people.

May people regard the Sony FE 85mm lens as Sony's "Best Value Lens". I would not be the first to agree with that. This is an excellent lens, "Pin Sharp" and has a great Bokeh. At $498, it's like stealing.

An article about 85mm Primes by Mark Galer

An Album of Photos taken with the Sony FE 85mm
I know what you're talking about. For the price it seems unbeatable. All the research I have done does show that the bokeh balls of the Tokina ATX-M is better there but there is no weather gasket or a focus lock button which I reprogram to give me APS-C which I see being an advantage.
 

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