shikhan wrote in post #17150549
Thanks Charlie - If I do this, this seems the way to go; The lenses I was looking at really started making it too expensive (Well, the A7r is already expensive...)
When you shoot the A7r, what do you find you like/dislike compared to the 6d (Ignoring the AF)? Are you able to shoot family shots, evening shots pretty well (I looked through some of your posts and it definitely seems like you get some amazing pictures - just looking for your thoughts on the two comparatively).
the A7r is a whole lot lighter with the FDn 50mm F1.4 compared to the Canon 6D and 50L (or even 50 F1.8).
I like the weight, it's minimal, and there are options of going smaller. Not so true with the canon.
I like the tilt screen, I can go low odd angles without issue.
I like that there are 3 dedicated controls, one for aperture/shutter/iso. I dont have to press the iso button to adjust.
AF vs Focus peaking.... well AF is better in a way, and peaking also has advantages. AF, you can encounter microfocus issues, but is very fast. Peaking, you can encounter OOF shots if not careful, and a little slower. I have no issues capture family outings with manual focus. The more you use it, the better you're going to be. It becomes second nature at some point, and you start getting very high keeper rates if you stick with it. I could never do this with canon, not even with the EG-S focus screen.
As for family shots, night time shots, I use it all the time for those scenarios.
Heck, I'll even use it for swim lessons with good results. I'm sticking with canon lenses for now because I want consistency. FDn lenses have been the sweet spot for me, I'm getting good enough image quality, along with great SOOC images.
Another reason why I'm sticking with canon FDn lenses is because I want all my lenses to work the same. With mild action, I can do some tracking via manual focus and multishutter, with good results.
here is what I shoot day to day:
Swim class Vivitar 135mm
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most people will shy away from action with a MF camera, but not me. I'll try it, and figure a way to make it work. I wont get as many in focus for action shots, but I assure you, I WILL land some, and I dont need a ton of keepers, just few nice photos.
heck, here are some action shots with F0.95 lens shot wide open:IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/owNknc Creepy clowns 1
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AF is nice and even preferred, but if you want huge weight savings, access to really nice and inexpensive lenses, then you have to give up on it.
My kids have upcoming school events, and I figure if I can MF these events with little issue, then why keep the expensive AF lenses around?
Sony A7riii/A9 - FE 12-24/4 - FE 24-240 - SY 24/2.8 - FE 28/2 - FE 35/2.8 - FE 50/1.8 - FE 85/1.8 - EF 135/1.8 Art - F 600/5.6 - CZ 100-300 - Astro Rok 14/2.8 - Tamron 17-28/2.8 - 28-75/2.8 RXD, 70-200/2.8 VC