How to Best Set Up Your Sony a7 III for Filmmaking and Photography

The Sony a7 III, whether you like it or not, took the photography world by storm. One of its real selling points is just how customizable it is, so it's worth learning just how to set it up to suit your needs.

When I moved to Sony from Canon, I was long overdue a camera upgrade for my specific needs. I didn't ever write an article on how profound the impact of switching was, because it would have been misleading; I had been using older Canon cameras that while strong, were never going to compete with a newly released Sony mirrorless.

One of the very few difficulties I had with the transition, however, was wanting to use the a7 III's many features, but not having them assigned to buttons. As I began to look in to how I ought to set the Eye AF up and to what button, I began to unearth the plethora of settings and options that would also be of use. There were so many, it bordered the intimidating. So I spent time researching how different photographers and videographers had set up their a7 III and extracted what I wanted.

This video by Cody Blue is a great reference point for those looking to have their Sony customized to their work flow, and while you may not want to copy his settings uniformly, it's a good template and starting point to launch from.

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the bias for sony on this site is disgusting and worn. out. the nonstop I switched from this to sony, I bought my sony. that

constantly pushing sony articles. enough

. are you guys trying to help them because youre now worried canon and nikon are going to take a huge chunk of their market share, now that they too have ML cameras?

Maybe because lots of people are switching over including me that don't know much about Sony.

"lots" my asz. sonys market share is only going to get smaller now that nikon canon and panasonic are in the ML market as well. its inevitable.

Where's your proof? What's your beef against Sony? Do you need a hug?

what proof? are you too thick in the head to computer?
sony was the only one in the ML field. no more. now the market isnt 100% sony anymore.
the more gear nikon and canon release the more will buy and hence their market share will come down. its inevitable.
and stop asking stupid questions another clown, err tom

So people going with a far superior system is bias???? The only disgusting thing is how butthurt you are about it lol

ha!
superior my asz
wait and see their market share dwindle as nikon and canon will steal a good chunk of it
when I see comment that use tons of ???? or !!!! , I realize its clowns that are overly emotional and got offended by my comments.

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