Sony Alpha 7R III Addendum

On our safari in the Masai Mara at the turn of the year 2018/2019, my Sony Alpha a7R III was able to prove itself in prac­tice. In addi­tion, I also had the new Sig­ma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport with me. I used it exclu­sive­ly on the Sony a7R III dur­ing the trip on the Sig­ma MC-11 adapter. On the Canon 5Ds R, which was also with me, I most­ly used the 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM with or with­out the 1.4 or 2.0 extenders.

Of a total of about 10,000 shots I took about one half each with the Sony and the Canon. A report and the pic­tures will be online soon, at the moment I’m still work­ing on the pic­tures. Here are just a few remarks about the use of the Sony.

Masai Mara,Kenia

Nev­er­the­less, the pic­tures with the 10x zoom are sur­pris­ing­ly good. A plus point of the Sony sys­tem is the abil­i­ty to release the shut­ter com­plete­ly qui­et and the con­tin­u­ous shoot­ing speed of up to 10 frames per sec­ond. Due to the tiltable mon­i­tor, I was able to take many pic­tures from a deep­er per­spec­tive this time - this often looks much bet­ter. As a com­mit­ted viewfind­er pho­tog­ra­ph­er up to now, always look­ing down at peo­ple who car­ried their cam­era on their out­stretched arm with a view to the small mon­i­tor in front of them, an amaz­ing experience.

I also had the Sony G 24-105 f/4 with me - it has an excel­lent image qual­i­ty up to the edges and is clear­ly supe­ri­or to the Canon 24-105 USM II in my opin­ion. The mean­while released Sony GM 400 2.8 is opti­cal­ly equiv­a­lent to the Canon IS III and even €1.000,- cheap­er in RRP. In the mean­time Canon has released two mir­ror­less sys­tem cam­eras in full for­mat (EOS R and RP), which I con­sid­er very dis­ap­point­ing com­pared to the Sony cam­eras. If I were to start a new sys­tem right now, it would prob­a­bly be a Sony system.

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