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Sony a7(R): Best thing that happened to Canon users this year.

 
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Feb 28, 2014 10:51 |  #1501

I left the A7r at home when I went for a week island hopping, now I am not sure if I should bring it with the 55 mm lens to Siem Reap on Sunday for Wat's images including Angkor Wat? I have the Canon 5D2 and 7D. Maybe use the mechanical Canon adapter and 17-40 set it at 11 or 8 based on light..I was expecting the local store to receive their metabones, but they did not. what do you suggest?


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Feb 28, 2014 11:12 |  #1502

tomme wrote in post #16723675 (external link)
Bought It In Brisbane ( Australia ). Seems like all shops In Australia have It.

Few from today with the konica hexanon 50 1.7.

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Tomme,
Nice b/w picture; looks somewhat like an orange filter effect...
About the camera: I have been checking eBay AU last 2 weeks. The few reasonably priced AU sellers when asked are either silent about the free adapter or do not include it in the sale. I did not check those quoting more than $2000 as a free adapter at that price is meaningless. That is why I asked you for the shop's details so I could order too. Unless ofcourse you coughed up more than $2000 for the package....!
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Feb 28, 2014 12:26 |  #1503

David Arbogast wrote in post #16724177external link
I love the shot of this building, Gene. Rich warm hues juxtaposed against that deep sky. It's good to hear you like the 24-70mm; I've been curious to learn how it performs. I still doubt that I'll buy an E-mount lens - just unsure if this platform has staying power - but if I were to buy one it might be a zoom like this because it offers nice flexibility in a (relatively) compact form factor.

Do any of the raw conversion/editing apps support a lens profile for it yet (LR, PhotoNinja, C1, PTLens, DXO, etc.)?

Thanks David. I still haven't given up shooting the Sony with Canon lenses but I thought I would like to have a couple of native lenses for when I want to travel light or don't want to spend too much time setting up my shots. I have to admit that after using my a7r with the Sony 55 f1.8, my 5D3 + Sigma 35 f1.4 (the lens that just happened to be on the camera) felt like it weighed a ton. :D

For a lens profile for the 24-70, for now, I just use the profile for the Sony 24-70 f2.8 ZA SSM lens found in PS CC.


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Feb 28, 2014 13:50 |  #1504

really like this one.


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Feb 28, 2014 13:54 |  #1505

DTBaan wrote in post #16724671external link
really like this one.

Thanks. :D That was my own favorite of the three.


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Feb 28, 2014 13:55 |  #1506

jdizzle wrote in post #16720295 (external link)
Very nice!! Congrats! You'll wind up getting both! ;) That 55 1.8 is stellar. :)

zzzz.. I'm actually thinking about it..... LOL

the zeiss really renders nicely. I'm in love :)

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Feb 28, 2014 13:58 |  #1507

^Really nice photograph!


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Feb 28, 2014 14:00 |  #1508

tonyniev wrote in post #16721755external link
A7r AF is very slow,but it is so handy to carry around at parties, for snapshots, one from last night with 55 mm
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nice capture Tony. I really like the 55 :D

The A7r is rather slow, but I it's not that much slower than the a7. I tried both in store yesterday and found it to be almost the same.




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Feb 28, 2014 14:03 |  #1509

David Arbogast wrote in post #16724678external link
Thanks. :D That was my own favorite of the three.

bw!

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^Really nice photograph!

thank you :)

I only got to play with it for a bit to make sure it works before I boxed it up to hand it over to my friend to hold for hostage. I won't be able to get it back until I get my weight down. :rolleyes: :cry:


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Feb 28, 2014 14:24 |  #1510

DTBaan wrote in post #16724701external link
bw!


thank you :)

I only got to play with it for a bit to make sure it works before I boxed it up to hand it over to my friend to hold for hostage. I won't be able to get it back until I get my weight down. :rolleyes: :cry:

Ouch - blackmail. Should have given him the key to your fridge instead :p


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Feb 28, 2014 15:05 as a reply to pwm2's post |  #1511

Beautiful tones and perspective on your photograph DT. Hope your new camera doesn't stay a hostage long. ;)


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Feb 28, 2014 17:27 |  #1512

navydoc wrote in post #16724467external link
Thanks David. I still haven't given up shooting the Sony with Canon lenses but I thought I would like to have a couple of native lenses for when I want to travel light or don't want to spend too much time setting up my shots. I have to admit that after using my a7r with the Sony 55 f1.8, my 5D3 + Sigma 35 f1.4 (the lens that just happened to be on the camera) felt like it weighed a ton. :D

Fwiw the Sigma 35 is heavy. I hadn't noticed it until swapping between it and my Nikon 50/1.4G. The Sigma would be easily twice the weight of my Nikon 50/1.4G. I'd expect the FE 55 to be similarly lighter than the 35 which could make up a bit of the discrepancy.


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Mar 01, 2014 11:04 |  #1513

smythie wrote in post #16725140 (external link)
Fwiw the Sigma 35 is heavy. I hadn't noticed it until swapping between it and my Nikon 50/1.4G. The Sigma would be easily twice the weight of my Nikon 50/1.4G. I'd expect the FE 55 to be similarly lighter than the 35 which could make up a bit of the discrepancy.

I think the Sigma 35 probably weighs more than the a7r + 55mm combined. :D

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Mar 02, 2014 12:37 as a reply to RedCatPhoto's post |  #1515

The Easter bunny came really early this year :cool: After 4 years of shooting with my T2i I felt this was perfect timing for the next step into FF gear. I mainly shoot landscape/portrait/tra​vel. I was so close so many times getting the 6D and now after holding this I am so thankful I didn't. My shoulders will love me again ...

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Inspired by a blog post from Trey Ratcliff I too said my good byes (the jury is out for how long I hold onto my Canon gear):

Dear Canon, the past 5 years have been a blast but unfortunately we are growing apart. We just don't hang out as often as we used to, in fact, I'm tired of carrying you around. It's not you really, it's me. I'm sorry but a new camera is in my life. She's a lot smaller and lighter, packs 36MPs of FF goodness and has outstanding DR. I'm sure we might cross paths again in the future, but for now this break is for the best.

Sony A7R | FE 35mm f2.8 | FE 55mm f1.8

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