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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Sony A7riii main camera Sony XXX for backup?


After renting the A7rii and enjoying it, i had a few items that i needed, to make it a first camera. That list was filled by the new A7riii.

I always have two cameras for weddings, etc. Now i need your help!

Main Camera - Sony A7riii (A7r3)

Backup Camera - Sony ?? - suggestions please?

Needs to accept the same lenses, be similar, but i don't want 2 of the same cameras, nor the cost.


Also interested in a third, smaller Sony?

Thought this was a fun question to ask everyone.



Nov 10, 2017 at 04:27 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Sony A7riii main camera Sony XXX for backup?


I would recommend the a9. It's not the same camera or the same cost.

The super-fast AF and ability to catch movement is (IMO) useful for active portraiture as can happen at weddings.

If that was totally unhelpful budget-wise, and you want a junior a7riii, then maybe take advantage of the great resale prices on the a7rii. With people switching out you can get a stack of batteries, chargers, grips, etc. thrown into the deal. Your workflow will be similar to a7riii so switching between bodies at an event will be easy.
Personally I would stay full-frame, so at least a7xx



Nov 10, 2017 at 05:03 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Sony A7riii main camera Sony XXX for backup?


Yepp, I would recommend Sony A9


Nov 11, 2017 at 12:03 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Sony A7riii main camera Sony XXX for backup?


Decided to keep my A6500 as a back up or just for something different camera. However I would expect the a7riii will be my main camera just like my a7rii was. The A6500 is a great camera.


Nov 11, 2017 at 12:23 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Sony A7riii main camera Sony XXX for backup?


A9 but for weddings i would make that primary and grab a A6500 backup. Your going to have different Batteries and thatís a PITA no matter what you do. Fighting the same battle


Nov 11, 2017 at 12:30 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Sony A7riii main camera Sony XXX for backup?


Iím having my wifeís company buy me a A6500 for her shows that she produces. So that automaticity becomes mine. I put my foot down the business needs to buy me some gear. To much out of my pocket


Nov 11, 2017 at 12:33 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Sony A7riii main camera Sony XXX for backup?


Just pick up the a6000 for dirt cheap! (or the a6500 if you do more video than stills)


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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Sony A7riii main camera Sony XXX for backup?


I have a 7riii and another on the way in a week.
I sold my d850 and my d750 is listed. that was my combo until sunday.
my assistant has a d750, so I guess I'll have to transition her into a sony now.

But I was reconsidering my backup body. At times I dual wield, so it's obviously best to have two of the same.

So this thread talks to me.
I was thinking two A7riii is the best option for me.
I really don't want an A9, when a new one could come out early 2018?
Things to ponder.


elizabeth77 wrote:
I would recommend the a9. It's not the same camera or the same cost.


YOU
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stop spending our monies.

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GMPhotography wrote:
Iím having my wifeís company buy me a A6500 for her shows that she produces. So that automaticity becomes mine. I put my foot down the business needs to buy me some gear. To much out of my pocket


is the A6500 that good?




Dec 12, 2017 at 07:03 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Sony A7riii main camera Sony XXX for backup?


I have the III and the II. A bunch of Canons but prefer the weight and size of the II and III and that does it for me and a bunch of Canon lenses with 2 Metabones IV's. :^)


Dec 12, 2017 at 07:06 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Sony A7riii main camera Sony XXX for backup?


i just realized that I need dual cards, so I'll just keep the next a7riii that I get as my backup, lol.


Dec 12, 2017 at 07:13 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Sony A7riii main camera Sony XXX for backup?


Unfortunately, the OP has already rejected the optimum solution, which is another A7RIII.


Dec 12, 2017 at 10:08 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Sony A7riii main camera Sony XXX for backup?


Well if you don't want the same camera or the cost I would go for the A7rII. I'm currently running both and did a shoot today in a joiners workshop with the 24-70GM on one body and 16-35GM on the other. Apart from the difference in button layout etc they work well together and as much as the A7rIII is a step up in many ways the A7rII really is still an excellent camera


Dec 12, 2017 at 10:30 PM
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GMPhotography wrote:
Iím having my wifeís company buy me a A6500 for her shows that she produces. So that automaticity becomes mine. I put my foot down the business needs to buy me some gear. To much out of my pocket


Way to be the one wearing the pants in your family, Guy!

They may be the pants she buys you, but hey, your still wearing them!



Dec 12, 2017 at 10:44 PM







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