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Mar 03, 2014 17:16 |  #1531

One question though......

Can it match the accuracy of the outer AF points seen on the 5D MkII?...........


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Mar 03, 2014 18:55 |  #1532

jdizzle wrote in post #16731279 (external link)
Sweet! I have not decided on a F mount adapter. Which one did you go with? Thanks. :)


I did go for the novoflex adapter for this lens since I have read that the cheap adapters tend to bend a little bit and you get bad corners with the nikon 14-24. Oh, I also got the novoflex collar.


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Mar 03, 2014 19:33 |  #1533

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I did go for the novoflex adapter for this lens since I have read that the cheap adapters tend to bend a little bit and you get bad corners with the nikon 14-24. Oh, I also got the novoflex collar.

Just wondering you 14-24 can infinity focus or not?


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Mar 03, 2014 21:23 |  #1534

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Nicolas: Are you using the Canon version adapted, or did you get the FE version?

The Samyang 14 is the next lens for my A7R. I'm Just trying to decide if I should go for adapted or native.

I have heard that ultra wides can run into problems on the Metabones..

It is the FE version,

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Mar 03, 2014 23:08 |  #1535

jdizzle wrote in post #16731274 (external link)
Hehe! Your "Dear Canon" made me snicker. That would be the perfect letter to send to the R&D department. :) Five years is too long Canon! ;)

LOL with all the enthusiasm around the A7/R I'm pretty sure they have already taken notice, but then again maybe not or are too stubborn to care. All I know is I spoke with my wallet and just gave $3K to another company and plan on giving another $1K to buy the FE55. That's $4K out of Canon's pocket minimum.


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Mar 04, 2014 02:30 |  #1536

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Thanks. Can't find the King adaptor (even searching worldwide) but can find a few others

Hello, Smythie!
I located it on eBay. Here we go...!
http://www.ebay.com.au …geName=ADME:X:A​AQ:AU:1123 (external link)




  
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Mar 04, 2014 03:19 |  #1537

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Question for you guys, looking at picking up a A7 here soon and plan to get the 24-70 f4 and that's really it for ef and/or autofocus lenses. I've seen some people getting good results with old film primes like the Minolta stuff. I have no film experience and was wondering if you guys could point me in the right direction as to what dumb adapter I should get and what lenses I should target? Mostly what I'm looking for is a macro lens around 100mm, and a prime that's under 28mm for landscape stuff.

Adding to what's already said by Dtufino:

if you are a tripod shooter or have a budget -
For wide angle: A MF lens by Pentax/Nikon. I'd look for a Canon FD 24mm f2 or 2.8. Canon's 17mm and 20mm are lovely optics for their price. I prefer a 20mm but then you need to be sure you are going to be able to exploit its super wide coverage and not end up cropping all the time. You can also consider a Canon FD 24-35mm f3.5 zoom. Slow but flexible. Consider chosing a lens with an aperture ring so you can set it manually, without 'electronic contact' issues.
However, if you prefer to shoot hand held, I'd look at Canon's wide angles - 24 & 28mm -with IS.

For macro: Canon FD 100mm f4 macro or Tamron MF 90mm f2.5/2.8 are really good glass. Likely Nikon too but I am not familiar with their line. Since you plan to buy the 24-70 OSS, you could also try it out with an extension tube or a 1.4x tele converter or maybe a lens reversal ring for close up and marco work! Personally, I usually shoot hand held and prefer stabilised lenses. Which means buying an expensive EF adapter that permits IS.

If not on a budget, there are more expensive options like Rodoenstock, Zeiss & Leica optics but not sure the price/quality difference is worth it.... unless you publish double spreads in Life or NG!

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Mar 04, 2014 03:42 |  #1538

x_tan wrote in post #16732520 (external link)
Just wondering you 14-24 can infinity focus or not?

yes, It focus to infinity.


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Mar 04, 2014 05:14 |  #1539

tomme wrote in post #16733142 (external link)
yes, It focus to infinity.

Nice :D Thanks :lol:


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Mar 04, 2014 16:07 |  #1540

Finally made it through every page of this thread. Coming from a 5d2 and d700 I've been torn on what to get and was leaning towards the 6d as a large majority of the stuff I print is landscape shots from places I hike or vacation to, but also wanted something small enough to carry when I have a baby and dipper bag with me. The A7 fits the bill perfectly and it's even small enough to give it to my girlfriend with the kit lens in "green box mode" and have her take photographs with it without complaining about it being big and bulky like my 5d2 with mid range is lenses was.


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Mar 04, 2014 19:03 |  #1541

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Nice :D Thanks :lol:


No problem at all :)


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Mar 05, 2014 05:41 |  #1542

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Hello, Smythie!
I located it on eBay. Here we go...!
http://www.ebay.com.au …geName=ADME:X:A​AQ:AU:1123 (external link)

Thanks for that. Looks like they've caught on with the Metabones pricing and have bumped it up accordingly :(


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Mar 05, 2014 05:43 |  #1543

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No problem at all :)


a7r with the 14-24

Poor old Novoflex adaptor - hanging a biggish lens off one side and a body off the other :lol:


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Mar 05, 2014 06:04 |  #1544

dbeugel wrote in post #16732197 (external link)
One question though......

Can it match the accuracy of the outer AF points seen on the 5D MkII?...........

The contrast detect points on the a7r, though slower, are more accurate than the phase detect points on the 5DII. In terms of speed, the native lenses will focus about as quickly as the outer points on the 5DII.


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Mar 05, 2014 12:48 |  #1545

I think the A7R AF is super accurate.

I say this as a previous owner of the 5D2 and 5D3.


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