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I always aim for the lowest shutter and aperture I can get away with, just as a matter of principle. I mean, sure, the noise is actually pretty good even at 6,400, but I want my colors to be amazing as far as I can keep them. It also helps a ton in post with what you can tinker with. High ISO performance for me is just peace of mind.

The nice thing is it ended my fast lens obsession. With APS-C in the NEX generation of sensors, I was googling every f/1.2 lens under the sun and even thinking about f/0.95 lenses. Now, I'm happy with an f/1.8-2.0 FF aperture to do everything I want a lens to be able to do.
 

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I always aim for the lowest shutter and aperture I can get away with, just as a matter of principle. I mean, sure, the noise is actually pretty good even at 6,400, but I want my colors to be amazing as far as I can keep them. It also helps a ton in post with what you can tinker with. High ISO performance for me is just peace of mind.

The nice thing is it ended my fast lens obsession. With APS-C in the NEX generation of sensors, I was googling every f/1.2 lens under the sun and even thinking about f/0.95 lenses. Now, I'm happy with an f/1.8-2.0 FF aperture to do everything I want a lens to be able to do.
I'm happy using f4 lenses, keeps the size, weight and cost down.
 

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Hmmm..... file size. What's a Terabyte times a Terabyte?

I'm researching some new alternative computer platforms to handle those files. The biggest problem I'm running into is the Workers Compensation policies between Florida and Ohio. Well, that and hiring 2 assistants willing to split residences.

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That's because you insist on sticking with that Apple iMainframePro nonsense! :D
 

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Full image with a 100% crop insert... All I had with me was the 24-70
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I’m resuurecting this thread since I’m trying to make the A7R2 vs A7R3 vs A73 decision. Now the prices are much closer, $1800 vs $2500 vs $2000 USD. A year later, is the R3 worth $500 more than the 3? I think I can handle the files and I have a 24 MP Fuji system for more casual shooting. How has shooting with the R3 stood up over the last year?
 

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If money is no issue, go A7R3. If it is an issue and cropping/enlarging/resolution matter a lot to you, go A7R2. Neither of the above? Then A73.
 

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Ebay is fine as long as you pay attention. Make sure the product photos are of the actual item, check their ratings/reviews. If it seems way too good to be true it probably is a scam.

I've also bought and sold some things through ebay without problems. And they usually side with a buyer if there is a dispute and you can back up a claim.
 

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Actually, Adorama and B&H had a bunch of used A7Rm3. I should have expected that with the release of the A7Rm4. It’s not easy for a hard working 42 MP body to find work these days.
 
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Just to note, I can see the noise go away if I downsize the image to 6000 by 4000 or 3000 by 2000 in PS. I wonder what DPR does in their image studio tests.
 

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you can also get rid of the noise in post processing noise reduction. It works wonders and maintains colors perfectly at least in COP
 

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It seems the A7RIII is the baby camera. I really like the Eye AF. It worked a treat with my granddaughter and I had a much better hit rate than usual.
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I'm really enjoying my A7R3. I particularly pleased with the AF and the lack of noise in the images. Of course, I have been downsizing many of my images to about 6 MP but that has been some of the source of the noise suppression. As for using the camera, I have gone through the menus a number of times and am starting to remember where things are. Still, it's easy to lose a setting. The only minor complaint I have is that it takes little more time than I would like to start up or wake up.
 

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You do know you can add items to the "My Menu", right? Even without that feature, on my humble A7ii I have most everything assigned to a custom button or the Fn/QuickNavi menu and seldom go menu diving. Although maybe with all the additional options, an A7R3 does not have enough buttons. :)
 

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I barely remember what I assigned to the buttons I have. :p I do know about the My Menu but just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Right now I just want to spend my extra time shooting with it so I’ll recognize a good feature when I see it. Many of the menu options are currently “why would I want to do that?”
 

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With R4s pushing down the prices of used R3s, I decided to take the plunge and make the upgrade from my R2. Mine sold on eBay within the first 24 hours of listing it, which made it possible to snag a used R3 that has fewer than a 1,000 shutter activations on it. Almost like buying new with a 25% discount. Can't wait for it to show up on my doorstep!
 
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