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Richard Alan Acosta

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Hello everyone. My name is Richard. I am new to the Sony community. I had Nikon for many years and recently switched over. I shoot just as a hobbyist. I like to take lots of family pictures, portraits, landscapes, cars and sports. Current gear: Sony a7R III, 24-70 2.8 GM, 70-200 2.8 GM (also have the 2x teleconverter), Zeiss 35mm 1.4, 85mm 1.4 GM.
Hope I can learn as much as I can from you guys!


Thanks,

Richard
 

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Hi there, and welcome to talkemount. I think you'll find a friendly bunch of people. A lot of us are hobbyists, myself included. :Welcome:

Looks like you have a nice starter kit there. :D

I am quite curious about one thing - did you switch before all the recent publicity around Nikon's coming mirrorless?
 

Richard Alan Acosta

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Hi there, and welcome to talkemount. I think you'll find a friendly bunch of people. A lot of us are hobbyists, myself included. :Welcome:

Looks like you have a nice starter kit there. :D

I am quite curious about one thing - did you switch before all the recent publicity around Nikon's coming mirrorless?
Thank you.
I switched and placed my Sony order July 5, 2018 and posted all my Nikon gear on eBay. I thought long and hard about it. It was a few weeks before Nikon's official leaks came out but I knew Nikon and Canon were going to go the mirrorless route. I felt once they made the official announcement, the Nikon value would drop so I sold everything and made pretty good money on all my gear.. enough to buy all my new gear and have money left over. I am so happy I switched. I feel like I went from driving an old (yet reliable) Honda Accord to a Brand New Tesla with all the tech packed into the a7RIII!
 

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Welcome aboard Rich! :Welcome:

I think you're going to really enjoy the new system. A lot of new capability and potential for one's photography.
 

Richard Alan Acosta

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Welcome aboard Rich! :Welcome:

I think you're going to really enjoy the new system. A lot of new capability and potential for one's photography.
Yes so many great features:
EVF- let’s you see how your photo will come out in real time.
Auto Eye Focus- very accurate and lets you focus more on your composition instead of nailing focus on the eye. Incredibly helpful when taking pics of a toddler!!
10 FPS- No special grips and batteries required.
Focus peaking
Customizable buttons
The list goes on and on!
 

Richard Alan Acosta

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Welcome! I've learned a lot from the members here. It is a fantastic community. I look forward to seeing your photos. Enjoy your time here. You have a very nice group of lenses and camera.
 

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Welcome. Nice to see what can be achieved with the A7RIII. I've just upgraded from the A7RII so I'm hoping it will nail focus on my baby granddaughter much better now :) I only have the FE 55 1.8 and the FE 85 1.4 GM. For manual I have a good selection of Zeiss and one good Leica.
 

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Welcome, we're the best photography forum on the web, and you're helping make us even better!
 

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