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dburanich

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Hi Everyone.
I am Dave.
I have been a Nikon user and a member of the Nikon Café since it started in 2005.
With getting older I have been trying to reduce the weight of all the gear I carry around.
In fact I have gotten to the point where my D3S stays home most of the time due to the chore of carrying it around. My basic bag with body, 2 lenses and a flash weighs in at just about the same as a bowling ball.
I did some research and decided to get a Sony A7 III. In fact it arrives today from Cameta Camera. They were the only dealer in the country that had any available. I opted for the kit with the 28-70 OSS lens. The fact that I can adapt some of my Nikon glass to it was a large part of my decision to go with the Sony. Looking forward to my new adventure with the Sony and here on Talk E Mount.
 
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:Welcome: Hope you're going to like the Sony stuff, I know I do. Some people here have experience with adapting Nikon glass to Sony E-mount cameras so I'd ask for experiences with specific lenses you intend to use on the A7 III.
 

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Welcome! This is really one of the best photography forums on the internet, and we love having new members!
 

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Welcome Dave.
As a fellow Southern Californian and a Nikon owner as well, I think you're going to find your Sony experience here to be one of the nicer journeys in photographic adventure.
My D7000 hasn't been out of its bag since I went Sony and most of the adapted lenses I use are Nikon.
I will say I'm green with envy of your getting an A7iii. From what I've read and seen of it, it is quite the camera.
 

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Hi Dave! Like you I'm a former Nikon user and member of Nikon Cafe. I've really enjoyed my time here and the community is fantastic. I look forward to seeing your photos!
 

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Welcome to the club Dave. Looking forward to some pics.

BTW - As long as you have realistic expectations, that 28-70 will get the job done.
 

dburanich

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Well, I received the Sony yesterday.
As many of you have said, yes the menu settings are a bit overwhelming.
I can see its definitely going to take some getting used to.
The fit of the lens to the body seems rather tight.
Seems to be very common when I did a search on it.
One thing I did notice.
Windows media player will not play mp4's.
I ended up using the MacBook Pro to play it.
I'll give it a workout today at my son's house for bbq.
 
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Well, I received the Sony yesterday.
As many of you have said, yes the menu settings are a bit overwhelming.
I can see its definitely going to take some getting used to.
One thing I did notice.
Windows media player will not play mp4's.
I ended up using the MacBook Pro to play it.
I'll give it a workout today at my son's house for bbq.
The settings are bit overwhelming and not as well organized as Nikon's menu system. My A7III is completely customized and deviates from the stock custom buttons, so it takes awhile to see what you'll use most! I'd recommend at least allotting a custom button for ISO, metering, inputting IBIS (if you plan on shooting manual) and silent shutter. The rest I just dump in either the 'Function button' menu or 'My Menu'. Once you dial the camera, it's pretty straight forward! :D
 

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With a little work, you can set a Sony up so that you rarely have to hunt through the menus.
 

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With a little work, you can set a Sony up so that you rarely have to hunt through the menus.
Yep. About the only time I navigate to the menu is to format the SD card when I’m feeling lazy about deleting images after import. Exposure comp, iso, ibis, magnification, shutter settings, etc are all a button press away. :)
 

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I really wish you could assign format to a button or to the quick menu.
 
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