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Sony Mirrorless Camera Bundles: Sony a7 III + 28-70mm Lens

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Is the tamron 35 worth getting or should I stick with the 28-75?
If you can afford to get the Tamron 28-75 which is like $860-900 depending on where you shop.. it's the Swiss army knife for the A7iii. It'll do it all and is just an amazing lens for the price... Worth every penny. Seriously great in low light and gives you some creamy bokeh.

I'd say skip the kit lens 25-70 or whatever and just buy better glass right off the bat.

For anyone on the fence because of the "bundle"... the quality of the freebies is crap and shouldn't be paired with such a nice camera.

The body was just $1800 on Amazon and there have been other recent buying opportunities at the $1800 price point or even less if you are a student.

If you have to bite on one of these, lean towards that Tamron 35mm. It's well made and will definitely please you with image quality. Do your research on what you plan on shooting and get your 1st lens to fit that need.

Get yourself a nice reliable bag, filters, batteries, and use real photo editing programs like Photoshop. The software n this bundle is a joke and won't do you much good.

If you're on a budget.. Affinity by Serrif is only $50 and does the trick editing.

Happy shopping!
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The sensor, definitely not. Sony has much more dynamic range. The user interface and ergonomics, yes IMO. The early A7s have a lot of software quirks that Sony doesnt seem to care about fixing... (lack of raw compression, star eater noise reduction, cant turn off LCD, etc...)
I have the a7iii, you can turn the LCD Off
I have mine set to manual to switch bt viewfinder and lcd. The automatic sensor is a bit too sensitive for me, so thats why I have it set that way
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For 1000 dollar price range I would look into APS-C instead of full frame. Full frame lenses are very expensive.
And add the 1.5X crop factor of APS-C too giving a 300mm lens a 450mm reach with cropping. Excellent choices: Canon 80D, 90D, Nikon D7500, D500, or refurbished. The Pentax K70 is another solid choice with outstanding build quality. Personally I shoot mostly Nikon with D7000, D5300 (love the articulating screen), and D7200. No wrong choices in the DSLR world today.
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Yes, the 28-75 is a cheap lens, they go 2nd hand for nothing because everyone has it and it's not good
I beg to differ. It is a great starter lens. Check out the picture in flickr from this user.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nev...95110@N21/
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What terrible advice...
LOL..appears you don't even own a camera, let alone a DSLR.
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For 1000 dollar price range I would look into APS-C instead of full frame. Full frame lenses are very expensive.
If you're gonna go APSC the Fuji XH1 is a great camera. I think there is a deal still for it along with 16-55mm 2.8 f for $1k
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I beg to differ. It is a great starter lens. Check out the picture in flickr from this user.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nev...95110@N21/ [flickr.com]
The lens is not terrible, but you are pairing a $1800 camera with a $150 lens to get the performance of a $150 camera.

That user knows what he is doing and he was able to get good shots, but to get some sharpness he is shooting at 5.6 or 6.3

The Tamron 35 f2.8 is a $350 lens at a very good deal in the bundle
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EOS RP is a much newer camera than A7II and with Canon's recent firmware updates, it has really good autofocus. It's sensor is good, not great but overall it's a pretty good buy at the current price. I believe you can get it for ~900 at GreenToe or ~800$ with Canon's loyalty program discount.
What is "Canon's loyalty program discount" ? thank you.
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is eos rp better than a7ii ?
I did not try RP yet, but I have Canon T7i.
I bought a7ii with 28-70mm lens for 1k during black frinday sale, also bought 35mm yongnuo lens for it.
After "playing" with it for a week - I returned it.
T7i does much better pictures with standard stock lens then sony.
Sony autofocus is slow and really bad, lighting is bad- all pictures come out dark even in sunny day outside. face colors are yellowish/green, (known problem of sony cameras according to internet articles). inside buildings pictures are even worse. I tried auto mode, manual mode, all modes, nothing fixes the picture quality. I think it is not acceptable for this price camera to do this quality pictures. No matter it is a user error or not. Battery life only good for 200 pics or so. No built in flash. Small but very heavy. I just sent it back.
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I beg to differ. It is a great starter lens. Check out the picture in flickr from this user.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nev...95110@N21/ [flickr.com]
I wonder how much Photoshop Lightroom helped on composing this shot (Check the EXIF). I agree with others, get a better lens for this camera to do some justice.
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Do not buy any camera older than A7R2, they are not good.
Anything later will be great. A7S2, A7R3 A73 ETC.
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Tax in CA kinda makes this deal less slick. I'm waiting on the announcement for the A7IV to pull the trigger on this body or the mark 4, depending on what improvements they make.
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i'd take the sony anyday, but then again, i know what i'm doing. no built in flash? complaining about crappy pictures using a crappy lens? pictures are dark? sounds like you just need a point and shoot that you set to automatic and just go...
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And add the 1.5X crop factor of APS-C too giving a 300mm lens a 450mm reach with cropping. Excellent choices: Canon 80D, 90D, Nikon D7500, D500, or refurbished. The Pentax K70 is another solid choice with outstanding build quality. Personally I shoot mostly Nikon with D7000, D5300 (love the articulating screen), and D7200. No wrong choices in the DSLR world today.
My next camera has to be full frame, after I saw my friend's Canon full frame in action in low night.
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