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Aug 24, 2014 11:40 |  #2146

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Thanks. If it's similar to the X-T1 then I would be fine with it. Now I've got to sale a lot of Fuji gear:) I'll probably look for a good deal on a used A7 for now along with the 35 and 55 and maybe the Canon 16-35 F4 IS with an adapter for wide landscapes unless the 16-35 sony has planned turns out to be really good.

That's what ive been doing. Every item of Fuji kit that sells is being replaced with a canon or sony lens. Once the XT1 sells I will be getting the 16-35 f/4 (and selling my 17-40) but unsure wether to wait on the 16-35 FE lens


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Aug 24, 2014 19:23 |  #2147

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That's what ive been doing. Every item of Fuji kit that sells is being replaced with a canon or sony lens. Once the XT1 sells I will be getting the 16-35 f/4 (and selling my 17-40) but unsure wether to wait on the 16-35 FE lens

Hold until Photokina :)


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Aug 25, 2014 03:34 |  #2148

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Hold until Photokina :)

Thats not too far away I suppose :)


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Aug 26, 2014 00:35 as a reply to  @ xpfloyd's post |  #2149

Let me bounce something off you guys regarding lenses for the A7R...

What happens if you put a Sony E-Mount CROP lens, like this Zeiss 12mm:
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ouit_12mm_f_2_8​_lens.html (external link)

...on an A7R? First off, will it fit? Or is there a difference between the full frame and crop body E-Mounts in dimension? Secondly, if it does fit, what would it do to the image quality/ size? Would it make it like a 19mm on the full frame body? Or would you not even be getting the full value out of the 36 megapicel sensor?

I'm sure there's got to be a downside, or people wouldn't be waiting for wide primes to come out for the A7 series cameras, they'd just buy these instead, right?

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Sorry for the noob questions. I did some reading up on it and it sounds like it cuts your resolution in about 1/2. Oh well. back to the drawing board. haha




  
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Aug 26, 2014 07:02 |  #2150

^ The a7R has a crop mode, what this means is that you can put on E mount lenses meant for NEX cameras and use them in crop mode. Also note that the a7R's 36MP sensor in crop mode delivers a decent 15MP. This means it does as good a job as a native APS-C camera does.
Also note that with the adaptor you can also use Canon EF-S lenses on the a7R in crop mode, however the Canon crop factor is 1.6x compared to Sony's 1.5x so there may be slightly more vignetting compared to a Canon APS-C body.


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Aug 26, 2014 11:38 |  #2151

dont do the crop thing, in fact, go in your settings and set crop mode from auto to off. That way, a screwy adapter wont trigger crop mode, the the cheapo one mine does. it would take a super crop lens to even match up a fairly cheap/consumer full frame lens. if you're going to spend that much money on an ultrawide, stick with the canon 16-35 F4 IS. It can do what you want, sharper, weather sealed, ect.


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Aug 26, 2014 12:58 |  #2152

I appreciate the feedback, Gents. I think I'll actually just hold off until more native lenses hit the market. I'd be surprised if they don't come out with a wide (hopefully a prime) for the A7 series pretty soon. I just hope the quality is up there. I'd drool for an E-mount full frame version of the Zeiss 21/ f2.8:
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Aug 26, 2014 13:32 |  #2153

This thread+the A7 thread on FredMiranda have basically convinced me to pick up an A7r for my upcoming trip to Hong Kong this Christmas. I was wondering what were everyone's thoughts w/r/t lenses? I want to be able to shoot land/cityscape shots, but also street shots. I was thinking the FE 35/2.8 would be a good choice. I've liked most of the shots I've seen with it, but the 55 looks good too and both fall into my budget for this. I plan on picking up some MF primes down the road, but I want something that's going to be suitable for this trip.

Also, I was wondering what the general thoughts are on battery life. I have a couple all day outing type things on this trip and was thinking of picking up an extra 2-3 batteries. Does this sound about right? Thanks!




  
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Aug 26, 2014 13:42 |  #2154

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This thread+the A7 thread on FredMiranda have basically convinced me to pick up an A7r for my upcoming trip to Hong Kong this Christmas. I was wondering what were everyone's thoughts w/r/t lenses? I want to be able to shoot land/cityscape shots, but also street shots. I was thinking the FE 35/2.8 would be a good choice. I've liked most of the shots I've seen with it, but the 55 looks good too and both fall into my budget for this. I plan on picking up some MF primes down the road, but I want something that's going to be suitable for this trip.

Also, I was wondering what the general thoughts are on battery life. I have a couple all day outing type things on this trip and was thinking of picking up an extra 2-3 batteries. Does this sound about right? Thanks!

I bought the 55 last week and it's crazy sharp. From what I've heard the 35 is no slouch either. With regards to batteries you can pick up 3rd party ones cheap. I got two batteries and a charger on amazon for £15.


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Aug 26, 2014 18:56 as a reply to  @ xpfloyd's post |  #2155

I'm saving up for the A7s, but I'd love to get rid of my Fuji gear. I feel like I made the most with my X-Pro1/XE1. Managed to shoot two weddings with fairly pleasing results. But after using an NEX5 and trying out the A7 recently it's like night and day. I do miss using a fill frame camera, and using the Sony A7 was simply responsive. Plus the focus peaking to me was much better overall. It would be awesome if Sony brings back their camera trade in special again because it's hard to sell my X-E1 lol.

P.S. Although I'm a Fuji Fanboy and I'm sure Fuji will have some amazing camres, Sony is just preforms better.


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Aug 29, 2014 19:28 |  #2156

Just completed a European trip with the A7r and 24-70 lens alone. Couldn't be happier with the results. Was missing my EF 16-35mm though. Looking forward to the release of an FE 16-35mm.

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Aug 29, 2014 19:31 |  #2157

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Aug 29, 2014 19:41 |  #2158

lol @ #1 That thing is heavy. I suggest getting a 58mm screw on hood, does a good job protecting the front element. Will wait for the dark knight version to see what's improved.


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Aug 29, 2014 19:46 |  #2159

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lol @ #1 That thing is heavy. I suggest getting a 58mm screw on hood, does a good job protecting the front element. Will wait for the dark knight version to see what's improved.

considering that I got it at the current retail price from Steve H, I'm happy.

I'm confused though, if the 'classic' version takes 67mm size filters and the DK version takes 58mm, then what version is this since it takes 58mm.


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Aug 29, 2014 19:49 |  #2160

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considering that I got it at the current retail price from Steve H, I'm happy.

I'm confused though, if the 'classic' version takes 67mm size filters and the DK version takes 58mm, then what version is this since it takes 58mm.

I think you've got it reverse. This is the original version, and it takes 58mm filters. The dark knight takes 67mm, and supposedly new coatings.


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