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Apr 03, 2014 01:23 as a reply to  @ post 16799392 |  #706

Just a quick report, though I don't have any images to share yet. I bought the A7 with the 35 F/2.8 and for some reason, I wasn't impress, maybe because I was expecting a lot more coming from a 5D MArk III body.


Then I sold it, bought the A7R + 55 1.8, and oh my golly! The sharpness, detail is astounding. Wow. Cropping at 100% never looked so good. I took a street shot of this lady crossing the street and at 100% crop, the details is as good as my 6D uncropped. :cool:


I'm still iffy about the system though only because I shoot studio and I find it uncomfortable for such use. But I guess overtime, I'll get used to it.




  
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Apr 05, 2014 14:35 |  #707

I need advise here. I really like the small body of the a7r and the EVF. Knowing i can use my existing lenses with adaptor, i was thinking of switching. I'm just a casual portrait shooter. Other faves are landscape and travel with family(reason why want smaller body).

I'm not shooting sports so the slow AF and FPS is not a concern. Focus peaking can help for sure.

I can't afford to have two bodies so if i want the A7R, i gotta sell my 5D.

Do you think it's worth it?

If A7s shoot 4k video, i don't need it anyway.


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Apr 05, 2014 14:55 |  #708

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Apr 05, 2014 23:14 |  #709

sorry for posting this in both thread. i need the answer because i want to borrow the A7R, 55mm f1.8 and the metabone smart III.

i'm confused about the metabone because it only says Canon EF to Sony NEX while the A7 series are FE mount. can someone make this clear for me please?


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Apr 05, 2014 23:45 as a reply to  @ vinmunoz's post |  #710

From what I understand, and what has worked for me is that the Metabones smart adapter III will let you attach any Canon lens, both EF and EFs, to the Sony a7 and a7r camera. You can also attach any third party lens such as the Sigma 35 f1.4 that is designed to be mounted to a Canon dslr to the Sony using the Metabones adapter.

The Metabones is a "smart" adapter because it allows full communication between the lens and camera for aperture control, image stabilization and auto focus, although the auto focus is slow. "Dumb" adapters on the other hand only make a mechanical connection and aperture as well as focus is manual only. Since there is no way to control aperture manually on a Canon lens, you have to shoot wide open. I believe there's a way around that limitation but don't have all the details on how it works.


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Apr 05, 2014 23:52 |  #711

thanks Gene. If i confirm this i will include to borrow the 55mm, what i only want to make sure is to test my ef lenses and the A7R itself.


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Apr 06, 2014 01:29 as a reply to  @ vinmunoz's post |  #712

I can tell you that your 85 f1.8, 17-40, and Sigma 35 f1.4 will all work with the Sony as I have those same lenses. The 135 f2 should work great too.

Here's a recent shot using my 17-40:

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Apr 06, 2014 02:06 |  #713

thanks for confirming. so the rent will only be to test the A7R itself.

rent ordered. from borrowlenses. A7R and metabone III adaptor.


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Apr 06, 2014 09:01 as a reply to  @ vinmunoz's post |  #714

Vinz, when you recieve the camera and adapter, here's some helpful information for you on how to automate focus magnification assist. I have my metabones adapter setup so that focus magnification kicks in as soon as I start to turn the focus ring.

Basically, this is a function of the Metabones adapter which has two modes, a green mode, called that because it saves on battery time and advanced mode. Green mode is set by default so you need to switch the adapter to advanced mode in order to take advantage of auto focus magnification. I've tested this feature on my Canon lenses and Sigma 35 f1.4. I think all that is required of the lens is that it reports distance information.

Here's the link for a full description.

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Apr 06, 2014 10:17 |  #715

Thanks for the headsup Gene. I dont know about that. Its great cause i only have three days to figure out this new system.

I thought we just have to slap it in and shoot. Lol thanks again. Also for the link. I will check some yt videos as well.


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Apr 06, 2014 10:59 |  #716

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Thanks for the headsup Gene. I dont know about that. Its great cause i only have three days to figure out this new system.

I thought we just have to slap it in and shoot. Lol thanks again. Also for the link. I will check some yt videos as well.

That's true if all you want/need is level peaking focus assist although you do need to turn that feature on in the menu. You can also manually turn on focus magnification (C1 by default) but I prefer to have it ready to go when I start to turn the focus ring. Either method works great to assist you in manually focusing non Sony FE lenses.


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Apr 06, 2014 11:18 |  #717

Great info. Thanks again.


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Apr 06, 2014 11:38 |  #718

Well i know that will work for sure. The main thing is to check whether or not i can live with the A7R as an occasional portrait shooter. Image quality is out of the question. Only the AF and noise on high ISO.

Only the other cons to me is the 1/160 sync. Do anyone of you able to use HSS with it?

The shutter sound too is a bit in a loud side.


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Apr 06, 2014 16:21 |  #719

a portrait shot this morning, my flash ran out of battery and I left the battery bag , so I shot near he window, with the A7r and 55mm lens

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Apr 06, 2014 16:39 |  #720

portrait is what i want to see with this small beast. keep them coming tony. thanks for the sample pics.


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