Puckman wrote in post #17507983
I'm more and more thinking when (not if) i take the Sony plunge, it will be the A7ii (unless of course, they announce something new by then).
The location of the shutter button and ergonomics is a big deal for me. The IBIS is VERY intriguing (specially combined with the fact that I will have so many non-IS manual lenses). I'm loving the idea of all these smallish (light and easy to carry) manual lenses like the Voigtlanders, etc.
Right now, I'm thinking for about $3k all-in, I can get a "starter" Sony kit of the A7ii + the FE 24-70, so I have a workable system with a versatile enough focal range that's native (while I get used to the system).
Then, if it "takes", I can start adding manual lenses and deciding which of my Canon gear to sell or keep.
At least that's the plan as of today...YMMV.
Charlie, when you say you've seen the A7ii and the AF is "pretty close". Close to what? Are you comparing to Canon AF?
I was coming from the same point like you, and my advice is to buy the first lens which would do what you do the most. I got the 16-35 first as this was a lens i could compare to my canon eqivalent and because i shoot mostly with it. This way i became more familiar with the sony, but really, coming from canon its not that different. The most different thing is the EVF, and if i remember right you like the fuji x100 evf so this would be no problem either.
I then got myself the voigtländer 40 nokton to try out MF (never owned a MF lens before) and love it so far. For me that means, i can get other MF lenses as they are very compact compared to DSLR lenses which is a big plus. These two lenses and the A7R/A7S made me stay mirrorless as it is wonderfull to use.