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Mar 26, 2014 07:02 as a reply to  @ post 16787202 |  #1726

Ginga, I especially like your second shot of the aurora...beautiful colors.


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Mar 27, 2014 03:44 |  #1727

Anyone coming from a 6D or have extensive experience with the 6d and now shooting the A7(not R)? I'm really torn on picking up a 6d kit, or a7 kit. The budget is about $1900 which right now would get me either kit. I'd like a setup I can give to the fiancé and she can put it in auto and use easily as basically a point and shoot which makes me think the a7 might be the better option, but I feel like the canon 24-105 f4l is probably a better lens for the money, and the gps and (possibly) quicker autofocus might be helpful for her.

I'm feeling like there's just been a lot of little complaints about the a7 in terms of iq and that if I was to get one of the sonys I would be better off with the R, but I can't afford that at the moment.


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Mar 27, 2014 06:15 |  #1728

Ginga wrote in post #16786927 (external link)
Finally had some clear (or semi clear) skies last night, and was able to take a couple of aurora photos from our backyard. However, my Sammy is on service, so I had to use my 24-70 II. Worked quite well anyways, but I should have gone with 15 sec shutter instead of 20.

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Mar 27, 2014 07:15 |  #1729

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Anyone coming from a 6D or have extensive experience with the 6d and now shooting the A7(not R)? I'm really torn on picking up a 6d kit, or a7 kit. The budget is about $1900 which right now would get me either kit. I'd like a setup I can give to the fiancé and she can put it in auto and use easily as basically a point and shoot which makes me think the a7 might be the better option, but I feel like the canon 24-105 f4l is probably a better lens for the money, and the gps and (possibly) quicker autofocus might be helpful for her.

I'm feeling like there's just been a lot of little complaints about the a7 in terms of iq and that if I was to get one of the sonys I would be better off with the R, but I can't afford that at the moment.

What have the complaints about the A7's IQ been?


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Mar 27, 2014 08:12 |  #1730

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What have the complaints about the A7's IQ been?

That it isn't installed in a Canon body?


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Mar 27, 2014 09:07 |  #1731

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What have the complaints about the A7's IQ been?

Soft, not that great of high ISO performance, light leaks


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Mar 27, 2014 09:20 |  #1732

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Soft, not that great of high ISO performance, light leaks

soft? I've not experienced any softness with either a7 or a7R. I get razor sharp results from my adapted Canon-mount lenses.

I agree about the not-that-great ISO performance. And some people have documented light leaks, although my two cameras don't suffer from that malady.


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Mar 27, 2014 09:36 |  #1733

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Soft, not that great of high ISO performance, light leaks

1. The a7 might be soft compared to the a7r (which lacks an AA filter), but compared to something like the 5DIII, there’s really nothing supporting the claim that the a7 produces soft images.

2. In my experience, Canon’s FF sensors do a better job of handling noise in general at high ISO, though not to a significant degree. When you push into extremely high ISO’s, the noise banding is much more distracting with my 5DIII, and even if the a7r is noisier, the noise is more uniform and less distracting

3. The light leak issue has been confirmed to be a non-issue in normal use. It took extremely long exposures with an ND filter to discover the light leak issue, and even then, it was determined that the a7 and a7r don’t leak any more than other cameras do.


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Mar 27, 2014 10:06 |  #1734

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1. The a7 might be soft compared to the a7r (which lacks an AA filter), but compared to something like the 5DIII, there’s really nothing supporting the claim that the a7 produces soft images.

The AA filter in the a7 is very weak. Weaker than the AA filter in Nikon or Canon DSLRs. I've actually encountered a few (very rare) instances of issues with moire with the a7. I've never experienced moire with Canon cameras. So, yes the a7 has an AA filter, but it's even weaker than the AA filter in Canon cameras.


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Mar 27, 2014 10:34 |  #1735
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stevo8 wrote in post #16790079 (external link)
Soft, not that great of high ISO performance, light leaks

soft? Sony FE system has the sharpest AF lenses to this date.

high iso is same like my 5DIII

light leak is true, but then again Canon had light leak issue as well, sony will fix it, and there is easy homemade fix.


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Mar 27, 2014 10:54 |  #1736

smythie wrote in post #16786975 (external link)
Wow, gorgeous

navydoc wrote in post #16787268 (external link)
Ginga, I especially like your second shot of the aurora...beautiful colors.

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Thanks everyone! :) Shots taken at my backyard.


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Mar 27, 2014 10:56 |  #1737

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Mar 27, 2014 15:18 |  #1738

now you're just bragging. That's an amazing back yard


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Mar 27, 2014 18:30 |  #1739

^ Look at the SIZE of backyard :lol::lol::lol:


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