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      12-10-2017, 10:52 PM   #11287
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I was a bit disappointed in the image quality of my Sony FE 2.0x teleconverter, so I did a little comparison at:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...3#post22522753
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Interesting post Dave. I've read that the MKIII wont' do PDAF with the 2X but the A9 will as the mkIII's PDAF is limited to f8 versus f11 on A9.
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Interesting post Dave. I've read that the MKIII wont' do PDAF with the 2X but the A9 will as the mkIII's PDAF is limited to f8 versus f11 on A9.
Yes, that's right. Also, the a7R III will AF at f/11, with little, if any, slowdown. It's a shame that the IQ sucks with the FE 2.0x. Don't order it unless we hear that it's been "fixed." OTOH, the FE 1.4x is very close to the bare lens.

I'm hoping for an a9R, with pixel-density close to the a7R III. Given the unique structure of the a9's sensor, that might be a long shot; however, I'd guess that they want to implement that across their lineup and are working on a higher density sensor. Anyway, with the high pixel density, you can happily work with the bare lens and the 1.4x.

Given the speed and silence of the a9, the a7R III does seem clunky, with the mechanical shutter and slower fps. For anything moving, you can't use silent shutter on the a7R III, without risking distortion. OTOH, the a9 operates in silent mode, with no distortion, with both compressed and uncompressed RAW files.
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Ed, I'm JEALOUS of your angry kite shot. Simply STUNNING. OMG and you used the R10!!!!

I've recommended the R10 to my business partner and sold it by showing him your shots.
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Thanks Dave. I find myself leaving the Canon gear at home these days unless it is a dedicated photo trip. As long as I can get reasonably close and there is good light, the RX is an amazing camera that doesn't make my shoulder hurt after holding it all day.
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Ed, great pintail burst.

Here's a big 8x10 white-tail buck that presented himself to me this evening, right after sunset:

Big Buck In Cattails by David Stephens, on Flickr

I'm using the Canon EF 500/f4 II, with the EF 1.4x TC-III, on the Sony a9, with a Metabones EF-to-E t-adapter MkV. Note, this is ISO 10,000. Both my Sony bodies are super at high-ISOs.
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I had all my big Canon gear with me, but my best shots lately are all coming from this amazing little Sony. I see an A9 in my future eventually, but financially, I will probably be waiting until the next generation.

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We made an unplanned evening stop to Niagara last weekend. Unfortunately, I only had my cell phone with me. I see a return trip with something that gathers light better in my future.


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I had all my big Canon gear with me, but my best shots lately are all coming from this amazing little Sony. I see an A9 in my future eventually, but financially, I will probably be waiting until the next generation.
I was thinking about a 6500, but your shots with the RX10MkIV have me scratching my head.

Great shot.
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