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Aug 30, 2014 06:00 |  #2641

Traded my FE55 in for a Sigma 35mm 1.4 ART. Very happy bunny, AF is essentially instant...

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Aug 30, 2014 07:32 |  #2642

Charlie wrote in post #17125735 (external link)
the A7 definitely has electronic aperture, the same way it is with canon. It will focus wide open, and stop down on shutter release.

The a7R does not behave this way, at least not with native e mount lenses. The aperture may be electronically controlled, but it's always stopped down during live view and autofocus.

ukaskew wrote in post #17125932 (external link)
Traded my FE55 in for a Sigma 35mm 1.4 ART. Very happy bunny, AF is essentially instant...



Lucky you, the canon mount Sigma 35mm Art refuses to autofocus on the metabone adaptor for me. Fortunately however, it features a nice focus ring and is pretty easy to use with focus peaking.


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Aug 30, 2014 08:16 |  #2643

Have ypu tried the metabones advance mode?


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Aug 30, 2014 09:04 |  #2644

Mornnb wrote in post #17125992 (external link)
The a7R does not behave this way, at least not with native e mount lenses. The aperture may be electronically controlled, but it's always stopped down during live view and autofocus.

Lucky you, the canon mount Sigma 35mm Art refuses to autofocus on the metabone adaptor for me. Fortunately however, it features a nice focus ring and is pretty easy to use with focus peaking.

well by A7, I mean A7r as well. So you're saying native E lenses will stop down before they fire? Must be a screwed up setting (the viewfinder would be unusable in many scenarios).

All of my EF adapted lenses stop down when fired, but open up when focusing/viewing. Heck do a selfie and verify if the blades were stopping down, otherwise, I think it would be near impossible to do nightscapes.

As for adapters, I'm not using metabones though, have used both commlite and viltrox. Like the build of the commlite better, but viltrox does a better job at reporting lenses.......... All my lenses AF with either adapter.

metabones too expensive, I'll pass.


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Aug 30, 2014 11:38 |  #2645

Ramona....

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Aug 30, 2014 13:07 |  #2646

ukaskew wrote in post #17125932 (external link)
Traded my FE55 in for a Sigma 35mm 1.4 ART. Very happy bunny, AF is essentially instant...

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while the Sigma 35 is an awesome lens, the bokeh will never be better than a 55mm because it's a longer lens.

Sigma 35art+metabones gets you instant AF?


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Aug 30, 2014 13:41 |  #2647

vinmunoz wrote in post #17126295 (external link)
Ramona....

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very nice Vinz
but that colored head on her dress :rolleyes:
it's like a photoshop cutting


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Aug 30, 2014 14:02 |  #2648

vinmunoz wrote in post #17126398 (external link)
while the Sigma 35 is an awesome lens, the bokeh will never be better than a 55mm because it's a longer lens.

Sigma 35art+metabones gets you instant AF?

It's a7 + LA-EA4 + Alpha Mount Sigma 35mm 1.4 ART. AF is as good as unnoticeable, just locks instantly and silently.

Bokeh is subjective and I by far prefer the look from this over the FE55, it just renders scenes beautifully and I never really got that from the 55.


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Aug 30, 2014 14:09 |  #2649

Well just back from a frustrating day using the 135L and focus peaking. It was my first outing with the lens and first time trying manual focus on my A7R and the keeper rate is down about 20%

Im using high peaking and red. My shutter speeds were all 1/800 or faster. When I adjust the focus ring and it looks like the peaking is on the face the resulting shot is OOF. When I did nail it they were tack sharp but im having trouble getting a higher keeper rate. This is when the subject is about 10m away.

Any advice? Do you use focus magnifier?


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Aug 30, 2014 14:17 |  #2650

xpfloyd wrote in post #17126488 (external link)
Well just back from a frustrating day using the 135L and focus peaking. It was my first outing with the lens and first time trying manual focus on my A7R and the keeper rate is down about 20%

Im using high peaking and red. My shutter speeds were all 1/800 or faster. When I adjust the focus ring and it looks like the peaking is on the face the resulting shot is OOF. When I did nail it they were tack sharp but im having trouble getting a higher keeper rate. This is when the subject is about 10m away.

Any advice? Do you use focus magnifier?

practice practice practice. DOF is fairly thin with that lens, and you have to be careful of the blinkies. I just got through shooting with the vivitar 135F2.8, and while not as thin DOF, it's still surprisingly thin. Fairly high keeper rate for my kids swim class.

the magnifier doesnt help with lenses that long, the viewfinder is a total mess, too shaky.


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Aug 30, 2014 14:28 |  #2651

Had a proper look on lightroom there and keepers are far less than I thought! Going to have to practice more.

Even on static items it looked like the peaking was around them and they have came out OOF.


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Aug 30, 2014 14:42 |  #2652

Heres one I did manage to nail

A7R & 135L

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Aug 30, 2014 16:16 |  #2653

Sony A7R & 135L

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Aug 30, 2014 16:41 |  #2654

Ah well didnt manage to hold out for the FE 16-35


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Aug 30, 2014 17:20 |  #2655

xpfloyd wrote in post #17125861 (external link)
Don't let the xt1 put you off the sony. Completely different beasts. Xt1 iq is lacking IMO even compared to my 5d2

I don't like shooting ISO6400 as most shots suck in bad light anyways. Right now for me it is AF and I am not seeing much sony native glass. I could be totally wrong in that regard. I was able to pick xt1 and 35mm f1.4 for $1350 and it gets me into mirrorless to try out. With Sony it was going to be $1000 more for min.


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