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      05-15-2019, 12:02 PM   #2
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Ghosn, welcome.

The a7III would be an excellent choice. In 2017 I moved from Canon full-frame to Sony full-frame and I've completed my set-up.

I'm a wildlife specialist, but also do a lot of travel and scenic photography. I sell through Getty images, with decent success. (I need to upload way more pictures).

Anyway, my full kit is a9, a7RIII, FE 12-24mm f/4 G (a fantastic "big sky" lens), the FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS (if you only get one lens, this is it), the FE 85mm f/1.4 GM OSS (my go-to portrait lens), the FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS (a super duper lens for wildlife and bird photography) and the FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS (an incredible lens, but only for very serious sports or wildlife photographers).

Start with the 24-105mm and don't be tempted by the 24-70mm f/2.8 GM (I've got one for sale if you want it ;-) or foolishness, such as 24mm, 35mm 50mm primes. I came up when primes were the only choice and the image quality of zooms sucked. That is not the case any more. The dynamic range of the a7III is so great that f/4 is plenty fast. Really, you can shoot at ISO 40,000, if need be. See below:

Big Buck After Sundown by David Stephens, on Flickr

So, if I could have only one lens, it'd be the FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, with Optical Lens Stabilization and In Body Image Stabilization, hand holding the 24-105 at 1/15th second is a breeze.

An f/4 70-200mm is an option for those that don't need the reach of the 100-400mm. A 70-200mm makes for an excellent portrait lens, as well as outdoor sports from the sideline and even macro, with a 1.4x or 2.0x teleconverter.

When you buy any lens beyond the 24-105mm, I recommend both the 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters. On Sony's bodies, they AF with almost no deterioration in AF speed, tracking and image quality. My FE 2.0x teleconverter is on my 400/2.8 almost all of the time.

If at all possible, go with native Sony lenses. Sony is constantly updating the firmware on their bodies and all updates take into account the native lenses. The bodies have many AF modes. When I tried adapting Canon lenses, many of the modes were not available. Also, the AF performance speed and tracking was not as good with the non-Sony lenses. Try to find a way to afford the Sony lenses. You will not regret it.

See my Flickr link below to see lots of examples.
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