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Sony A7R III pre-orders Outstrip Expectations

Sony A7R III shortage

Sony Japan confirmed via official press release that f Sony A7R III  (Amazon and B&Hdemands exceeded its expectation. As we all know that the shipping of the camera will start from Nov 30, 2017. And the A7R III is one of the best selling cameras of Amazon as well as B&H from past few weeks.

If you want to know about the best lenses of Sony A7R III do visit this Page.

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Sony Dual-Camera Module Patent

Sony Dual Camera Lens Module

We’re discussing something which is not so camera centric, but today we have received Sony dual camera patent details (Thanks Mike). Sony dual camera module is being used inside many smartphones companies (including Apple) and Sony it-self.

Now let’s talk about the Sony patent

Patent details translated from from Japanese

Sony camera module

Applicant(s): SONY CORP [JP] +
Application number: WO2017JP13510 20170331
Priority number(s): JP20160082089 20160415

This technology relates to a compound-eye camera module and an electronic device which make it possible to more effectively fix a plurality of monocular camera modules using a coupling member. A compound-eye camera module makes it possible to more effectively fix a plurality of monocular camera modules using a coupling member by coupling the plurality of monocular camera modules together, by fitting a camera-side positioning part for positioning, formed on a camera-side reference surface of each of the monocular camera modules, to a member-side positioning part for positioning, formed on a member-side reference surface of the coupling member. This technology is applicable, for example, to a compound-eye camera module formed by coupling a plurality of CMOS image sensors.

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Sony A7R III (Pixel Shift) Vs Nikon D850 and Others

Pixel shift mode samples image

We re comparing the image of Sony A7R III  (Amazon and B&H) camera with Fuji GFX 50S, Hassy X1D and Nikon D850 (via dpreview). You can notice that we have selected the pixel shift option with A7R III camera. no such option available for the other three.

Visible Moire Pattern GFX50S, X1D and D850

Yes, unfortunately the moire pattern is visible inside the all the three camera, but surprisingly Sony A7R III is showing vast amount of details without any visible noise pattern. So if you are a architecture, landscape shooter, commercial photographer Sony A7R III camera is best for you.

And even if you shoot sports shooter then the A7R III is 3FPS faster then Nikon D850 (10 vs 7FPS).

Also see – Best Lenses for Sony A7R III

Sony A7R III vs Sony A7R II - High ISO Test

Sony A7R III vs Sony A7R II image

Take a look at the high ISO test between Sony A7R III (Amazon and B&H) and Sony 7R II.  Despite of using same sensor and image processor of Sony A7 R3 Is performing bit better compared to its competitor.

Sony A7R III vs A7R II image

Even at MAX ISO 102400, In the image above you can see the A7R III (right) is controlling the color noise more effectively compared to the Sony A7R II camera (left).

You can also see specification comparison between the two here

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Best lenses for Sony A7R III camera

Best Lenses for Sony A7R III image

Best Lenses for Sony A7RIII full frame mirrorless camera. Looking for recommended lenses for your Sony A7R III? Here are the top rated Sony A7RIII lenses.

We have no doubt that Sony A7R III camera is one of the most best mirrorless camera ever announced by Sony. Imagine the speed of Sony A9 incorporated image quality of Sony A7R2 camera. Sony A7R III has been improved from every aspect, ISO Range of the camera is now improve to 32000. Dynamic range of the Sony A7 R III has been also improved to 15 stops still images and for 10 Stops for video images

Pixel shift shooting has been also introduce that creates 170 mega resolution images. The Sony A7R III features 5.5 stops of, 1 stop more then Sony A7R II. There are a lot of features

Best Lenses for Sony A7R III Camera

Best Standard Zoom Lenses || Best Portrait Prime Lens || Standard Prime lenses || Best Tele-photo prime lens || Best Tele-Zoom lens || Best wide angle zoom || Best Ultra wide angle lenses || Best Macro lens ||

Best Standard Zoom Lenses for Sony A7R III

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens ($2198) – Sony 24 to 70 mm f 2.8 lens is the best Standard Zoom lens for Sony full frame e Mount mirrorless camera systems.  This lens exhibits amazing resolving power and a perfect companion for the A7R III camera.  The 24 to 70 mm f 2.8 is highly suitable for portrait, landscape, Street photography as well as event shootings. The lens shows edge to edge sharpness even at 24 mm even at f 2.8, Auto focusing speed of this lens is ultra fast.  The overall build quality of this lens is very solid and this lens is also weather shield. Ultimate lens made by Sony for Sony Alpha series users.

Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS ($1198) The next affordable option is Sony 24 – 70 mm F4 lens.  This lens is sharp and the perfect lens for travel purpose when you are not willing to carry a dollar $2K all the time then this lens is perfect for you. And above all if you are a Landscape, architecture or street shooter you should get the F4 version instead of F2.

Lens Price Buy Now
Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens $2,198 Amazon | B&H
Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS $1,198 Amazon | B&H
Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS $498 Amazon | B&H

Best Portrait Prime Lens for Sony A7R III Camera

Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS ($1498) This lens is dedicated for shooting portraits only. The lens features apodization lens element to create exceptionally super creamy bokeh. In order to get that super creamy bokeh you must use it in t-mode. Which reduces the effective f/2.8 to F/5.6. This lens is perfect for shooting portraits in controlled light situation. Highly recommended for professional portrait shooters.

Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens ($1,798) The Sony 85 MM lens is one of the best performance lens ever made by Sony for its full frame mirror less camera series.  This professional lens is made for those photographer who want extract the highest amount of details possible from their machine.  The lens will going to work very effectively even in the new pixel shift high resolution mode (170MP) of the Sony A7R III camera. Again resolving power of this lens is extraordinary,  even at Max aperture the lens super sharp & creates creamy bokeh. The Sony 85 mm f 1.4 lens is not only suitable for  portrait shooting it is also perfect for shooting  low light events. We highly recommend you to this lens for  lens Arsenal.

If you are looking for a budget lens of then the 85 mm f 1.4 lens might not the best lens for you.  Since its cost too much but yet it do deliver the phenomenal quality of image.

Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens ($1,199) – Zeiss Batis 85mm f 1.8 lens is the best lens if you are looking for best performance under budget. This full frame lenses is specifically made for Sony FE Mount cameras.  the Zeiss Batis  lens  is weather sealed and features fast auto focusing system with excellent sharpness,  you will be losing F1.4 depth but you are saving a lot of money.  With 1.8 aperture and the sharpness Is undoubtedly at top since the lens is made by Zeiss itself.

Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens ($598) – If you’re looking for more affordable option then you should go with Sony 85 mm f 1.8 lens.  This Lens also have decent performance and will going to cost you all in $598. Sony 85 mm f 1.8 lens is highly recommended for those who are beginners or semi professional users.

Many portrait photographer prefers to shoot their subjects with a 50 mm lens.  And one of the best thing for the 50 mm lens is it covers more range compared to the 85mm.  so if you are going to an event at shooting a wedding then you must get a 50 mm lens instead of 85 MM lens is it will going to cover a bit more range and will going to allow you to take closer snaps with your subjects.

SONY FE 55 F1.8 ZA ($998) The best 50 mm lens for Sony A7 R3 camera is Sony Sonar 50 mm f 1.8 ZA lens. Once again it is the sharpest f 1.8 lens available today for Sony mirrorless full frame  camera systems. And the lens produces a very perfect background defocus effect when used at Max Aperture. it will going to cost approx $1000

Lens Price Buy Now
Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS $1498 Amazon | B&H
Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens $1,798 Amazon | B&H
Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens $1,199 Amazon | B&H
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens
$598 Amazon | B&H
SONY FE 55 F1.8 ZA $998 Amazon | B&H

Standard Prime lenses for Sony A7R III camera

Sony Zeiss FE 35mm f/1.4 Distagon T* ($1,598) The first lens we are recommending is made by Zeiss and it is 35 mm f 1.4 lens. We have picked this lens since it features a very versatile focal length as well as  its sharpness is un-matchable.  Undoubtedly the Zeiss is one of the most Sharp 35 mm lenses present in the world today.  The design of the aperture ring of the lens will going to make you comfortable either you are still Shooter or you are a videographer.  The lens will going to cost you a lot but it to deliver phenomenal image quality with standard 35mm focal length.  so if you’re going to ask me the best standard Prime lens for Sony A7 or 3 camera is then the first answer will be 35 mm f 1.4 lens it will going to resolve the 47 as well as 170 MP resolution very wisely.

The next lens is 50 mm f 1.4 lens that we have already discussed in the set of portrait lenses so you have to just click here and jump and that section.

Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA ($998) And finally the 55 mm f 1.8 lens from Zeiss. This particular lens is very popular among full frame  Sony Alpha users. This lens captures very sharp images with excellent contrast ratio and a very acceptable background bokeh quality.

Lens Price Buy Now
Sony Zeiss FE 35mm f/1.4 Distagon T* $1,598 Amazon | B&H
Sony Zeiss FE 50mm f/1.4 Planar T* $1,498 Amazon | B&H
Sony Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8 Sonnar T* $998 Amazon | B&H
Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 $248 Amazon | B&H
Sony Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA $798 Amazon | B&H

 

Best Tele-photo prime lens for Sony A7R III camera

Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens ($1,199) The best telephoto prime lens for Sony A7 II III camera is again 85 mm f 1.8 lens.  Its optics helps you captures high resolution images and bokeh quality of this lens is also very pleasant.  One of the best lens available for portrait purpose.  If you want a better lens? then Sony to have  f 1.4 lens also click here to get the details.

Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS ($1,098) The next telephoto prime lens we are discussing here is 90 mm have F2.8 macro lens. 90 mm f 2.8 macro lens is the next level available after 85 mm focal length.  ambota Prime lenses both will going to cost you $1,000 but the 90 mm is a macro lens and captures life size images with 1:1 ratio. The Sony A7R3 camera features 5 stops of image stabilization system so if you are going to combine the 90 mm f 2.8 macro lens with Sony A7R III camera then you are going to get some stunning shots for sure. Since Macro images require more light, but in-sensor image stabilization system of Sony 7r II will going to compensate the handshake and will deliver super sharp images.

Lens Price Buy Now
 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens  $1199  Amazon | B&H
 Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS  $1098  Amazon | B&H
 Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS  $1,498  Amazon | B&H

Best Tele-Zoom lens for Sony A7R III camera

Sony 70-200 MM F2.8 GM OSS ($2598)
lens is one of the best telephoto zoom lenses for Sony A7R III camera.  This is undoubtedly one of the best sport lenses available for Sony A7R III. This is undoubtedly one of the most expensive lens,  but it features ultimate sharpness,  super quick auto focusing,  minimal  distortion.  One of the best thing the lens support constant F2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range. The lens also features super effective optical steadyshot image stabilization. Which can combine with your camera built-in image stabilization system to give you blur-free images while handheld shooting.

The Sony 70-200mm F4 OSS ($1498)
The lens is bit small lens and features fast AF speed and excellent sharpness. But due to the F4 aperture the lens isn’t able to perform under natural low-light condition like the F2.8 version. One of the biggest advantage in getting the F4 aperture based lens is it will cost you half compared to the F2.8 version.

Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS ($1,198)
Sony 70 to 300 mm lens is one of the best zoom lens available for Sony full frame E Mount mirrorless cameras. The lens features excellent range,  ability to resolve higher resolution sensor  perfectly,   the lenses  sharp,  And lens also features Built in optical image stabilization system and will going to synchronize with your is Sony A7R III.

Lens Price Buy Now
Sony 70-200 MM F2.8 GM OSS $2598 Amazon | B&H
Sony 70-200mm F4 OSS $1498 Amazon | B&H
Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS $1198 Amazon | B&H

Best wide angle zoom lens for Sony A7R III camera

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM ($2,198): Sony 16-35mm F2.8 lens is one of the best lens for landscape and architecture shooters. The lens features constant of 2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range and deliver super sharp images. The lens is perfect for working in low light conditions,  Resolving power is just extraordinary. So, it will going to work perfectly with your sony A7 camera in normal as well as in pixel shift mode.

Sony Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS ($1348)
One of the best lenses and will cost you ½ of 16-35mm F2.8 version. The resolving power of the lens is best for the A7R III camera. One of the best lens available for landscape photography. The lens performance is really impressive, tack sharp, fast focusing, acceptable levels of distortion even at 16mm. Lens is highly recommended for professional landscape, architecture, street shooters. The built in OSS is very effective and

Lens Price Buy Now
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM $2,198 Amazon | B&H
Sony Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS $1,348 Amazon | B&H
Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G $1,698 Amazon | B&H

Best Ultra wide angle lenses for Sony A7R III

Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8 ($1499)
One of the best lenses we recommend is Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8 for architecture and astrophotography. The Lens is super sharp and perfect for taking ultra high resolution images from your Sony A7R III camera.

Lens Price Buy Now
Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 $1,499 Amazon | B&H
Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 $1,499 Amazon | B&H

Best Macro lens for Sony A7R III

Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS ($1,098)
Sony 90mm is one of the best macro lens available for Sony A7R III camera. The lens capture super sharp images, DOF is excellent and color and contrast output is just awesome. Due to the 90mm focal-length you get excellent working distance. Highly Recommended.

Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro ($498)
The 50mm F2.8 Macro lens is also extremely sharp and can also be used for portrait purpose. But as usual you get bit limited working distance compared to the 90mm F2.8 lens. But one of the best thing is the lens is dust and water resistant so you don’t have to worry about weather.

Lens Price Buy Now
Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS $1098 Amazon | B&H
Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro $498 Amazon | B&H
Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 Macro $549 Amazon | B&H

These are the set of Best lenses for you Sony A7R III camera. Do ask our questions / suggestion in the comment box ?

Sony A7R III - More Dynamic Range Test Report

Sony A7R III dyanmic range test image

Dpreview also examined the Sony A7R III ( Amazon and B&H) camera, they are also trying to figure out the actual dynamic range of the Sony A7R III camera. Before you start reading further you must know that we have already published the dynamic range report of the Sony A7R III camera and it wasn’t different from A7R II, you can look at it here

Sony A7R III Dynamic Range Test

Sony A7R III Dyanmic range test

Pixel Dynamic range taken at base ISO, you can notice a difference of less then 1/2 stop between the dynamic range A7R III and II. At ISO 64 Nikon D850 showing better performance then the two.

DXO Mark lab consider 8MP “Print” Dynamic range for their test. Even in the 8MP test the difference is less then 1 stop.

Sony A7R III Dynamic Range Comparison

Sony A7R III image

Standard ISO range vs Dynamic range. You can see the difference between the Dynamic range of Sony A7R III vs Sony A7R II. The 1/2 stop of difference is visible at base ISO only, once you move forward everything changes.

So if we look at the previous test also Sony isn’t completing its promise to deliver 1 stop better dynamic range. 

We will update you soon as we get any new information.

Also see Comparison review of Sony A7R III vs Sony A7R II .

Sony A7R III - Top Selling Mirrorless Camera at Amazon and B&H

Sony A7R III is now the best selling mirrorless camera at Amazon.com and B&H Store. You can just imagine the amount of pre-orders Sony getting for the Sony A7R III camera. The Cost isn’t too affordable, the MSRP of Sony A7R III is $3198.

I am surprise to see that all the top 6 best selling mirrorless camera in Amazon is made by Sony. Where is Fuji, Panasonic and Olympus.

B&H also getting huge Pre-order of Sony A7R III

B&H top seller camera