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Oct 03, 2014 14:43 |  #3301

RedCatPhoto wrote in post #17192031 (external link)
I really have two complete different set-up for different kind of photography.

I'm almost the same way. I wont hesitate to use both A7r or 6D for landscapes.

I definitely favor the wide landscapes with the A7r, just to maximize potential. However, stitch jobs, I would prefer the 6D as the A7r stitch is just too painful to work with. So far for my dedicated outings for landscapes, A7r + 16-35F4IS/14 samyang and Canon 6D + 24-xxx/70-200

day to day, simply a 50 would do, if I feel adventurous, then the 24/135 might tag along.

karate matches, fast pace at the park, school play/event 6D + 70-200


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Oct 03, 2014 14:44 as a reply to  @ post 17192044 |  #3302

RedCatPhoto wrote in post #17192031 (external link)
I really have two complete different set-up for different kind of photography.

In a perfect world I would have the same, but as its my hobby I need to justify that to myself first. I suppose there are worse addictions to spend money on! :)

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I've heard complaints from owners of A mount bodies and lenses that they are difficult to resell due to a shrinking market.

Ive had first hand experience of this with my Fuji setup, lost an absolute fortune selling after buying new 6 months previous. I was shocked at how fast the bottom fell out that market, used fuji prices are now very low.


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Oct 03, 2014 14:57 as a reply to  @ xpfloyd's post |  #3303

A7R with FE35

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Oct 03, 2014 15:09 |  #3304

xpfloyd wrote in post #17192129 (external link)
In a perfect world I would have the same, but as its my hobby I need to justify that to myself first.

As a hobbyist myself, I have the two cameras. But, if I absolutely had to give one of them up, it might be the a7R. With my pano gear and promote control (or built in AEB) I can get more resolution and dynamic range using my 5D III than from a single frame a7R capture (when the scene setting is right for bracketed panos). That wouldn't cut it for a landscape professional, who needs max resolution and DR from a single-frame capture, but as a hobbyist I can afford to miss some shots. ;)

For a hobbyist pinching pennies, but really wanting both FF systems, an a7 and 6D would be a fantastic bang-for-the-buck/pound combo. You have to print huge or do some serious pixel-peeping to see the a7R's extra 12 MPs.


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Oct 03, 2014 15:20 as a reply to  @ NoWayMe's post |  #3305

Thanks for the response.
I'm still sitting on the fence. The 85L is one of my fav lenses. I mainly use it for pictures of my kids so AF is fairly important. David is right, know I would be frustrated with this mounted on an A7 in these situations so know the A7r isn't the ideal camera for my lenses; that doesn't stop me lusting after it though ;-)a

For me, even if sony expanded their range of lenses to match that of canon I would still be reluctant to fully invest. You can buy a canon lens use if for 8 years and it's still a current lens and has only depreciated marginally. Buy used and you're able to sell it on with almost zero depreciation. I can't see this ever being the case with any lens in a Sony mount. Of course the ideal solution is to own both a canon slr as well as an A7r. Unfortunately for me this isn't currently possible.

I'd love to see some examples of the 85l.


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Oct 03, 2014 15:23 |  #3306

David Arbogast wrote in post #17192160 (external link)
As a hobbyist myself, I have the two cameras. But, if I absolutely had to give one of them up, it might be the a7R. With my pano gear and promote control (or built in AEB) I can get more resolution and dynamic range using my 5D III than from a single frame a7R capture (when the scene setting is right for bracketed panos). That wouldn't cut it for a landscape professional, who needs max resolution and DR from a single-frame capture, but as a hobbyist I can afford to miss some shots. ;)

For a hobbyist pinching pennies, but really wanting both FF systems, an a7 and 6D would be a fantastic bang-for-the-buck/pound combo. You have to print huge or do some serious pixel-peeping to see the a7R's extra 12 MPs.

Here is a question, I normally take long trips, and bring my full set of equipment except background rolls and 4xAB 800 set :-). I still have the 5D2 and hope to upgrade next year and will sell the 7D once I get a Canon 5DIII or follow on, most probably the follow on with faster focus and burst speed. For the coming trip, I will be bring the A7R , 5D2 and complement of lenses, leave the 7D...seriously think of getting a A6000. The reason to bring the Canon is to shoot models with the 70-200 F2.8 as primary lens.

Can I leave the 5D2 and just travel with the A7R and a back up A6000? with Canon lenses? I am going to Asia.

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Oct 03, 2014 15:31 |  #3307

vipergts831 wrote in post #17191803 (external link)
I dropped my 5dmkIII. Picked up the A7r and FE 55 for small auto focus package. Rock out with a Canon 16-35L for my trip to italy and not once did i miss AF. Its all in the way you shoot. Im not looking back. Glad to see the DSLR camera world embracing small packages. FF was the last hold out (leica was out of reach for many). Sony is pushing the envelope and im along for the ride with a grin :)

To to crap this nice thread but it is more like what you shoot than the way you shoot.


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Oct 03, 2014 15:37 |  #3308

RedCatPhoto wrote in post #17192031 (external link)
90% of the time I'm either shooting landscape or portrait. I found myself struggling to get a good flow in my portrait sessions with manual focus lenses, that's the main reason I always use the 5D3. Also Canon has some fantastic glasses for portraiture, my favorite lenses for this being the 70-200, 85, 135 and 35 and they are all working very well on a 5D3 body. When it comes to landscape, I would always go for the a7r, with the ts-e 24, Zeiss 21 or Rokinon 14. If I need a longer reach, I like to use the ts-e 90.

I really have two complete different set-up for different kind of photography.

Nice honest answer. Thanks.


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Oct 03, 2014 15:50 |  #3309

bobbyz wrote in post #17192192 (external link)
To to crap this nice thread but it is more like what you shoot that the way you shoot.

bobby, since you have a 5D3, you can use that to shoot your kids and a mirrorless to follow your heart ;)

the A7r is pretty good with native lens, but it wont track like a dslr, but the fuji wont either.

and in a way, it is the way you shoot. If you're open to learn how to MF action, it can definitely be done, especially predictive motion.

I wouldnt call it a sports camera, but I've used it for sports when I have nothing else. It's mainly a snapshot and landscape camera for me.


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Oct 03, 2014 16:00 |  #3310

Should I bring the 5D2 and just have the Sony A7R on the next travel
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Oct 03, 2014 16:22 |  #3311

^^^ I don't know why i like those from Sony more than the 5D2, WB seems different, but for portraits in studio either cameras can do the job, even with my Hassy slow one even if i use True Focus i manage to shoot portraits in studio.

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Oct 03, 2014 16:31 |  #3312

Tareq wrote in post #17192268 (external link)
^^^ I don't know why i like those from Sony more than the 5D2, WB seems different, but for portraits in studio either cameras can do the job, even with my Hassy slow one even if i use True Focus i manage to shoot portraits in studio.

Nice shots!!!

Thanks, after adjusting the WB on the Sony, then the images are very useful, I also have to be careful in AF ensure that spot focused on the eye is confirmed.


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Oct 03, 2014 16:32 |  #3313

David Arbogast wrote in post #17192160 (external link)
As a hobbyist myself, I have the two cameras. But, if I absolutely had to give one of them up, it might be the a7R. With my pano gear and promote control (or built in AEB) I can get more resolution and dynamic range using my 5D III than from a single frame a7R capture (when the scene setting is right for bracketed panos). That wouldn't cut it for a landscape professional, who needs max resolution and DR from a single-frame capture, but as a hobbyist I can afford to miss some shots. ;)

For a hobbyist pinching pennies, but really wanting both FF systems, an a7 and 6D would be a fantastic bang-for-the-buck/pound combo. You have to print huge or do some serious pixel-peeping to see the a7R's extra 12 MPs.

I genuinely thought you made your living doing architectural shoots. Good point about the pano gear, even with the 5D2 and the TSE 24 II I was ending up with stitched shots over 36MP. With regards to justifying having 2 bodies to myself I just had a thought there, I used to own a sportsbike when motorcycling was my main hobby. Its cost was over double what my current camera kit costs, I suppose its all relative. Hey that might actually be a good argument when my wife asks why Ive bought another camera body :)


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Oct 03, 2014 16:39 |  #3314

xpfloyd wrote in post #17192291 (external link)
I genuinely thought you made your living doing architectural shoots.

Presently I make my living practicing interior architecture (design), but some day....maybe.....just maybe..... :D

I agree with you about justifying the cost. And those photos you capture: they are absolutely priceless compared to what you can accomplish with other expensive hobbies.


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Oct 03, 2014 16:57 |  #3315

David Arbogast wrote in post #17192301 (external link)
Presently I make my living practicing interior architecture (design), but some day....maybe.....just maybe..... :D

I agree with you about justifying the cost. And those photos you capture: they are absolutely priceless compared to what you can accomplish with other expensive hobbies.

Thanks David, I gave up the other hobby due to fear of high speed death :D at least the risk is less with photography


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