Frustrated with 7 III + 100 GM

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Your histogram, you should push it more to the right but without clipping the highlights. You'll get a brighter and cleaner image.
Anyway I wouldn't shoot at iso 5000, even if I had a 7III.
 

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My wife has a A 6500 + Sony 85mm f/1.8 and I have made some shots with it, when it arrived home. She also has a zoom but a "poor" one only for travel purposes, the Sony 18-135 f/3.5-5.6
She is as demanding as I am in image quality terms... but the weight is important to be kept low in certain circumstances.
I am going to send back the 100 GM. I asked if I could, and it's OK.
And what am I going to get instead ?
A Sony SEL FE Full Frame Sonnar T* 55mm f/1.8 ZA !
I think it is good for everyday and for travel with the Sony 24mm f/2.8 and the Sony 85mm f/1.8.
What annoy us both is the changing lens.
I have now two or three plastic bags inside my pouch to drop the camera and lenses in and make the lens swap both hands outside. Perhaps it is a good idea...
We had bad experiences changing lenses even taking all the usual cautions...
Any thought ? Thanks ! :)

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Nice trinity of lenses... I would stick with the primes, because I prefer them over zooms and generally, they do have better IQ. But the IQ of modern zooms, especially GM, is pretty darn good, though.
 

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Nice trinity of lenses... I would stick with the primes, because I prefer them over zooms and generally, they do have better IQ. But the IQ of modern zooms, especially GM, is pretty darn good, though.
Yes Bob. Someone I know told me that the 70-200 GM was... a gem from wide to tele !
On the other hand I read that it is not that fantastic.
I prefer primes.
To this trinity I have added the 135 GM ! A great lens but as most of them, pretty heavy !
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For zoom convenience: Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 or Sony FE 24-105 f/4 (albeit slower).

Substitute prime for the 100mm STF: Sony FE 90mm macro. Only 10mm difference, brighter and more versatile.

I prefer primes as well, and I think a combo of 24, 35, 50, 85, 135mm will have you covered for nearly all travel situations. A fast ultra-wide of 16-20mm would be the last to round off the prime combo.
 
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Perhaps, 3 primes have globally better image quality than the 24-70 GM...
Don't you think so, Ad ?
Yes, I think so, but the FE 2.8/24-70 GM seems to be excellent as zoom lenses go. It depends on the kind of photography you do and what you want to do with the results; making a print of 60x90 cm or using it to show family pics on instagram, and everything in between. I'm very fond of the primes I have but I also use the not very highly regarded FE 4/24-70.
 

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It’s a fine image. If I make it as big as I can on my iPad it looks great. That’s very well controlled noise at iso 5000, and a touch of NR on the Raw file would make it go away with no real observable effect on the image.
 

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Today I regret I have returned this lens ! Shame on me ! :doh:

Natural light, fabulous lens !

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Thank you Ad for your comment ! :)
I was so silly... 😢
This was an error (the returning of the lens) I will have to correct some day if I survive Covid and get the vaccine !

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I'm sure you can get similar results of bokeh from your 135mm GM, but just need to step back a little further to achieve similar framing.
 

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