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

 
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May 25, 2014 00:22 |  #1936

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May 25, 2014 02:33 |  #1937

Tony_Stark wrote in post #16927318 (external link)
Finally got some hands on time with the Sony A7R and am blown away. Also used the new A7S but could not put my card in for some test shots. Lets just say this, ISO 12,800 looks like ISO 400 on my 6D. Its that good. I'm determined to jump to the A7R and sell off the 6D for the A7S down the road.

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May 25, 2014 16:35 |  #1938

Todd Lambert wrote in post #16925210 (external link)
Thanks James. Got the camera last night - thunderstorms rolled in. Ugh lol

My test shots so far have been very encouraging. I know my biggest issue is going to be composing in the dark. Not sure what to do about that.

I've had mine less than a week, I only ,managed to get out due to work, weather and no metabones adapter yesterday. :mad:


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May 25, 2014 17:15 |  #1939

tomme wrote in post #16923973 (external link)
The Big-Is adapter is really good for the price and it allow to focus to infinity also. Use them on my minolta and konica lens. For M-mount I have read that the voigtlander adapter is really good.

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Gorgeous!! Love the 14-24! :)




  
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May 25, 2014 18:58 |  #1940

Todd Lambert wrote in post #16925210 (external link)
... I know my biggest issue is going to be composing in the dark. Not sure what to do about that.

I've had an A7R since Nov '13 for astrophotography and nightscape photography. Not sure what you're talking about, focusing?, seeing? ...

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May 26, 2014 01:44 |  #1941

bwallan wrote in post #16929871 (external link)
I've had an A7R since Nov '13 for astrophotography and nightscape photography. Not sure what you're talking about, focusing?, seeing? ...

bwa

Yeah, EVF vs OVF is what I was referring to.

However, tonight was my first chance with starry skies in a pretty dark location, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that the EVF was able to make out the basic elements so that I could get composition.

So far, I'm happy.... Now opening the RAW files from tonight, let's see how it did.

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May 26, 2014 02:32 |  #1942

My first shot with the A7R:

Close Encounters

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This was ISO 3200 - no noise reduction. (color me impressed 8-) )



  
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May 26, 2014 04:47 as a reply to  @ Todd Lambert's post |  #1943

I think you'll be impressed by how much information you can pull out of these files Todd. By the way, according to the exif, the iso used for that shot was 6400.


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May 26, 2014 07:26 |  #1944

jdizzle wrote in post #16929685 (external link)
Gorgeous!! Love the 14-24! :)

Thank you. Yes, the lens is so sharp! Looking forward to see how the sony fe 16-35 f4 will be, if its sharp from edge to edge i might switch the nikon with that even though i loose a f-stop.


Todd, could you try your ts-e on the a7r and see how it performs ? The canon ts-e ( 24mm ) is on my list to to get.


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May 27, 2014 05:32 |  #1945

First two were shot with the FD 50mm 1.4 and the last with the FD 24mm 2.8

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May 27, 2014 05:36 |  #1946

tomme wrote in post #16930758 (external link)
Thank you. Yes, the lens is so sharp! Looking forward to see how the sony fe 16-35 f4 will be, if its sharp from edge to edge i might switch the nikon with that even though i loose a f-stop.


Todd, could you try your ts-e on the a7r and see how it performs ? The canon ts-e ( 24mm ) is on my list to to get.

The TS-E 24 II performs very well , but that doesnt suprise me with this lens .... its a cracker... I want the TS-E 17 though..;)

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Saying that , all my Canon lenses do , Im impressed with how well the 16-35mm II performs , its like a new lens.

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May 27, 2014 08:55 |  #1947

taemo wrote in post #16917340 (external link)
focus peak and magnification is great on the A7, found it easier to use than in any other cameras. No experience with TS-E on it yet but I can imagine it being great.
I might buy a cheap TS lens (either AIS or OM) to play around on the A7 one day

I love manual focusing with the A7, I have C1 configured for magnification and it's a god send for critical focusing.
I had both FD 24L and 85L, both great performers on the A7.
Now I have the 135mm 2, 50mm Macro and just ordered an FD 100-300.
The 20mm 2.8 is another FD lens that works great on the A7/r


Hello, Taemo!
Curious -
1. With the Canon FD 50/3.5 macro, does focus peaking work effectively if the aperture is stopped down to say f11 or f16?
2. Does focus peaking highlight a greater area in focus at f11 than when fully open at f3.5?
3. Is the shutter on the A7 better dampened (to ensure less shutter vibration) than on the Canon 5D series? (This for hand held close up photography with the 50 macro.)
4. Lastly, can you trip the shutter of the A7 when the view finder is in 'magnified' mode for accurate focus?
Thanks!




  
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May 27, 2014 09:10 |  #1948

Note that the majority of vibrations with a Canon DSLR is the mirror slap - so not related to the shutter.


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May 27, 2014 15:39 |  #1949

Really not sure on which body to get. The A7 or A7R.
Decisions decisions.


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May 27, 2014 16:32 |  #1950

khukri wrote in post #16933251 (external link)
Hello, Taemo!
Curious -
1. With the Canon FD 50/3.5 macro, does focus peaking work effectively if the aperture is stopped down to say f11 or f16?
2. Does focus peaking highlight a greater area in focus at f11 than when fully open at f3.5?
3. Is the shutter on the A7 better dampened (to ensure less shutter vibration) than on the Canon 5D series? (This for hand held close up photography with the 50 macro.)
4. Lastly, can you trip the shutter of the A7 when the view finder is in 'magnified' mode for accurate focus?
Thanks!

Peaking is great for quick zooms but for accurate focus you have to magnify it.
The good news is even if you are magnified, if you press the shutter it will take the shot and go back to regular view.
When you step down the aperture, your DoF increases so the peaking highlight increases too.
I haven't fully tested the macro lens, mostly with tripod or if handheld, I crank the ISO and try to keep the shutter 1/500 and faster.


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