More Sony A7iii

More Sony A7iii

I continue to be very impressed with this camera! I will try and pull all this together into a more organized post at the end of the weekend I have with it, but here are today’s impressions…

Today I spent the day shooting with the Metabones V adapter, and I think this is going to be the one I end up with. The MC-11 seems to mostly work pretty much the same with regards to autofocus speed and accuracy etc. but the Metabones seems to pass more complete EXIF information (lens, aperture, focal length etc.) to the camera, and,probably most importantly, it will work with both EF and EF-S lenses (full frame and crop) where the MC-11 wil only work with EF lenses. I still have a couple of EF-S  lenses I really like (60mm macro and 10-22mm) and I think it’ll be well worth the extra for the Metabones to be able to use these with the A7iii.

Auotfocus is almost non-existent with any adapted lens with either adapter when shooting video. But I don’t see this as a huge obstacle as I shoot stills 99.9% of the time. But I will probably get the A7iii with the kit lens rather than just the body so that I have a native lens in case I do need to shoot video. Also the autofocus when shooting continuous stills  locks the focus at the first shot in all modes except continuous lo, but the native lens will help with this (and though I will be selling my 5Dm3 I will be keeping my 7Dm2 as my backup body which shoots 10fps).

The A7iii is a dream to use with my vintage lenses! The focus peaking (everything in focus is highlighted in red in the viewfinder) or focus magnification (the viewfinder is an LED screen so you can set it to zoom in at the press of a button) make shooting with manual lenses a joy 🙂

So, here are some pics I took today (with little to no tweaking in Lightroom), I’ll include the lens and settings for each one (and note that these are mostly shot with a much larger aperture than I would usually use as I’m still assessing the autofocus so I’m going for the shallowest depth-of-field to really test it) …


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