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First and foremost I have to say that I am thoroughly impressed with the Sony A7RIII. The image quality is superb and Sony's colour profile is very good now. I don't see them lagging behind Canon in this department anymore. As with any camera this one has some idiosyncrasies that I endeavour to explain below.
While not necessarily the anticipated successor to the popular Sony a6500 camera, the a6400 has officially been announced and seems to be geared at the vlogging crowd with a 180º flip up screen so you can see yourself while filming or taking selfies.
24mm is probably the least sexy focal length, and thus does not get enough attention in the lens world. I currently only have a 24mm when attached to my 24-70mm GM or 24-105mm f4 lens; however, that is about to change.
Nikon has finally unveiled its new mirrorless camera lineup answering the call of the market currently led by Sony in the race to phase out DSLR cameras. While DSLR's have held onto the professional market to this point this probably marks the tipping point where that will change.
Having invested in some Rotolight and Elinchrom gear I already have a Rotolight EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus which allows me to work wirelessly with both the Elinchrom and Rotolight gear. To go out and buy another Sony transmitter and speedlight is not something that I want to do at the moment, so I purchased the Elinchrom EL-Skyport Receiver Plus. For the money, this is a simple solution that allows me to use almost any speedlight with my Sony cameras and also incorporate them into my other lighting setups with Elinchrom or Rotolight.
Silent shooting with the Sony A7R III is impressively, well, silent. Unlike my previous camera the Canon 5D Mark III, which has a silent mode that is quiet, the Sony is actually silent. This can obviously prove useful in sensitive situations, but it is not without issue.
ENG lenses have the ability to adjust backfocus utilizing a focusing chart, however the Metabones/Canon combo does not. My only solution to this problem at the moment is first to be aware that it exists, and second to use focus magnification and readjust focus after a focal length change. It is not the end of the world, but for those of us coming from older camera types using techniques like crash focus this is an issue we will have to workaround for the time being.