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My first Greentoe offer was $2500, there was an automatic counter offer at $2699. My second offer was $2570 which was accepted by a reputable camera shop. YMMV, although $2699 still lower than I've seen elsewhere with full USA warranty.

I was going to purchase a A7 III but the A7R III has some advantages including 42MP sensor, better view finder and ability to do APS-C mode at 18MP. This means a 35mm lens can perform like a second lens @ 52mm / 18MP.

A7 III has slightly better low light performance, slightly better focus and a lower price. Personally the $570 savings would only buy one additional lens, I would rather have the higher megapixels.

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I took the offer at $2649 last week. Perhaps I should have countered.
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Does it include tax?
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I haven't followed up with camera offerings from SONY since I got my a7mk2 on launch, but is A7Rmk3 on par as far as auto-focus speed and number of points as well as shooting rate (FPS) as A7mk3? I still find these cameras very expensive compared to when A7 and A7mk2 were released.
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My first Greentoe offer was $2500, there was an automatic counter offer at $2699. My second offer was $2570 which was accepted by a reputable camera shop. YMMV, although $2699 still lower than I've seen elsewhere with full USA warranty.

I was going to purchase a A7 III but the A7R III has some advantages including 42MP sensor, better view finder and ability to do APS-C mode at 18MP. This means a 35mm lens can perform like a second lens @ 52mm / 18MP.

A7 III has slightly better low light performance, slightly better focus and a lower price. Personally the $570 savings would only buy one additional lens, I would rather have the higher megapixels.

https://www.greentoe.com/product/...ILCE7RM3-B
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Does it include tax?
Yes, price includes tax, but there was none since it shipped from another state.

From Greentoe website: 'The price you offer includes the product, tax, and shipping costs. Consider the price you offer a "flat rate".'
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I haven't followed up with camera offerings from SONY since I got my a7mk2 on launch, but is A7Rmk3 on par as far as auto-focus speed and number of points as well as shooting rate (FPS) as A7mk3? I still find these cameras very expensive compared to when A7 and A7mk2 were released.
I had considered an A7R II this spring, I think the auto focus speed has substantially been improved in the third generation. 425 contrast AF points vs. 25 in the MK 2.

Plus some other incremental benefits:
https://www.the-digital-picture.c...News=23000

As a pure amateur I'm not really in a position to give advice.
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Anyone have any experience with the A7? Considering buying one since they are so cheap now but have no idea if they are good or not.
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Anyone have any experience with the A7? Considering buying one since they are so cheap now but have no idea if they are good or not.

They are good if you DON'T plan to do a lot of fast moving subject or high speed shots especially handheld since there's no in body stabilization. 9nly reason I upgraded from mk1 to mk2 is for ibs because i use an adapter + legacy lenses where there's in stability in the lens.
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I had considered an A7R II this spring, I think the auto focus speed has substantially been improved in the third generation. 425 contrast AF points vs. 25 in the MK 2.

Plus some other incremental benefits:
https://www.the-digital-picture.c...News=23000

As a pure amateur I'm not really in a position to give advice.
I gotta tell you I'm not sure at what amateur level you are but an a7mk3 would be pretty overkill for someone who isn't seriously studying photography at a school or already know what they are doing and make $ from photography. For Sony I started with a nex5, then nex7 and an a3000, then a7, then a7mk2. By a7 I didn't even own an e-mount lens anymore and understood why you wouldn't want a kit lens anymore.
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They are good if you do plan to do a lot of fadt moving subject or high speed shots especially handheld since there's no in body stabilization. 9nly reason I upgraded from mk1 to mk2 is for ibs because i use an adapter + legacy lenses where there's in stability in the lens.
Thanks for replying. I had a Sony a5000, then I just got a Canon T6i, but I was thinking of getting an a6300 but when I was researching prices I saw the A7 was pretty cheap. I mainly take landscape type photos and little to no video so I just wanted to know basically if the A7 would make a nice cheap full frame camera that takes great photos? I also considered the 80D but I kind of just want something smaller and lighter again.
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I gotta tell you I'm not sure at what amateur level you are but an a7mk3 would be pretty overkill for someone who isn't seriously studying photography at a school or already know what they are doing and make $ from photography. For Sony I started with a nex5, then nex7 and an a3000, then a7, then a7mk2. By a7 I didn't even own an e-mount lens anymore and understood why you wouldn't want a kit lens anymore.
I think it would be good for an ametuer too! Having a good capable camera helps you to focus on your artistic style. For instance, I am less likely to take a low light shot if I need to set up a tripod, however being able to push 3 Ev and shoot at iso 1000 @ 1/5 handheld has yeilded some nice shots that I wouldn't even bother with the a6k... A6k on the other hand is the beast that does %50 what the a7xx does for ~$400 omg that is such an amazing camera
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They are good if you do plan to do a lot of fadt moving subject or high speed shots especially handheld since there's no in body stabilization. 9nly reason I upgraded from mk1 to mk2 is for ibs because i use an adapter + legacy lenses where there's in stability in the lens.
You mean they are NOT good with fast moving subjects...
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Yep, sorry, I was on mobile
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You mean they are NOT good with fast moving subjects...
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I was mostly into landscape and night sky photography and A7 is a perfect bargain FF camera for that. Just get a relatively cheap adapter to use inexpensive legacy lenses with focus peak feature it's very easy to do MF for landscape. Here's one I host with an aps-c pancake 20mm (not ideal, notice lots of vignetting), but the 14mm f2.8 Rokinon is a great match to it. Some Bryce Canyon shots: https://www.flickr.com/gp/60364372@N07/8gi8N7
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Thanks for replying. I had a Sony a5000, then I just got a Canon T6i, but I was thinking of getting an a6300 but when I was researching prices I saw the A7 was pretty cheap. I mainly take landscape type photos and little to no video so I just wanted to know basically if the A7 would make a nice cheap full frame camera that takes great photos? I also considered the 80D but I kind of just want something smaller and lighter again.
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I was mostly into landscape and night sky photography and A7 is a perfect bargain FF camera for that. Just get a relatively cheap adapter to use inexpensive legacy lenses with focus peak feature it's very easy to do MF for landscape. Here's one I host with an aps-c pancake 20mm (not ideal, notice lots of vignetting), but the 14mm f2.8 Rokinon is a great match to it. Some Bryce Canyon shots: https://www.flickr.com/gp/60364372@N07/8gi8N7
Very nice photos. I am going to see if I can find one in a store to play around with this weekend just to make sure, but it looks very good for my uses.
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