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Apr 22, 2015 11:06 |  #6632

Well, model is not as attractive as Vin's. But I went playing at the park with my A7II and this nifty little Canon FD 50/1.8. Seriously. This little lens is pure gold.
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I have to say. I do love the dreamy look I can get with this.



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Apr 22, 2015 11:08 |  #6633

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Apr 22, 2015 11:15 |  #6634

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Free heart attack with every sandwich!!  :p Seriously, cool shot. :)


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Apr 22, 2015 11:15 |  #6635

Puckman wrote in post #17527973 (external link)
Well, model is not as attractive as Vin's. But I went playing at the park with my A7II and this nifty little Canon FD 50/1.8. Seriously. This little lens is pure gold.
(Pics have zero artistic value. Just me having fun with DOF).
I have to say. I do love the dreamy look I can get with this.


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And its very sharp too!

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Whoa that looks tasty. Now im hungry :lol:


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Apr 22, 2015 11:44 |  #6636

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So, last year was my first with the a7 and a7R, and during that first year I split my time with the 5D III. This year though, the 5D III just sits in my Pelican case unused. And my thoughts have increasingly turned toward selling it (especially before any 5D IV announcement).

These Sony a7* cameras have all sorts of shortcomings, but they have been making photography more enjoyable than ever for me and I'm increasingly less enthusiastic about the big DSLRs. And what is odd is that I have no problem whatever with my huge/heavy Zeiss lenses (1.4/55mm & 2/135mm) on the a7R or S. I just don't like the big camera any more.

If I sell my 5D III, it could be my last Canon camera (although there is a measure of abiding interest in the upcoming 5DS R). But, going forward The a7R II and maybe even the next-gen a6000 look more appealing.

I still have a 6D (and sigma 35/canon 85) for weddings but with the recent announcement of Zeiss FE 85/1.8. I might just end up getting another A7 body (A7S perhaps) and use Sony for wedding as well. Im mainly a 35+85 wedding shooter and the Zeiss 35/1.4 is excellent abit large but would be fine for weddings. I have my smaller 35 manual focus lens for other stuff. Need used prices of A7S to go down though. Still a bit high lol


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Apr 22, 2015 11:54 |  #6637

o man it looks like the a7r2 wil be announced tomorrow and i have tickets for the press launch, well for the whole sony event but cant go tomorrow due to work... FFS


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Apr 22, 2015 11:55 |  #6638

ekie wrote in post #17528015 (external link)
I still have a 6D (and sigma 35/canon 85) for weddings but with the recent announcement of Zeiss FE 85/1.8. I might just end up getting another A7 body (A7S perhaps) and use Sony for wedding as well. Im mainly a 35+85 wedding shooter and the Zeiss 35/1.4 is excellent abit large but would be fine for weddings. I have my smaller 35 manual focus lens for other stuff. Need used prices of A7S to go down though. Still a bit high lol

I am not a wedding shooter, but I did do some photography at a wedding this past weekend and I absolutely loved the a7S. It was in a dimly-lit barn (massive natural backlighting with just minimal string lights and some "chandeliers") and I shot exclusively in silent shutter mode. Fantastic! The a7S handled the bad lighting beautifully. The only thing I didn't like is that sometimes it struggled to nail the focus as quickly as I would like.

If Sony releases an a7S with IBIS and phase-detect AF you can have my a7S for a nice low price. :-P


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Apr 22, 2015 12:01 |  #6639

David Arbogast wrote in post #17528027 (external link)
I am not a wedding shooter, but I did do some photography at a wedding this past weekend and I absolutely loved the a7S. It was in a dimly-lit barn (massive natural backlighting with just minimal string lights and some "chandeliers") and I shot exclusively in silent shutter mode. Fantastic! The a7S handled the bad lighting beautifully. The only thing I didn't like is that sometimes it struggled to nail the focus as quickly as I would like.

If Sony releases an a7S with IBIS and phase-detect AF you can have my a7S for a nice low price. :-P

So kind! lol :lol::lol::lol:


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Apr 22, 2015 12:04 |  #6640

jonneymendoza wrote in post #17528025 (external link)
o man it looks like the a7r2 wil be announced tomorrow and i have tickets for the press launch, well for the whole sony event but cant go tomorrow due to work... FFS

Call in sick!
I just read that Zeiss is releasing a 2/25 and a 1.8/85 with AF for Sony FE. Things are getting interesting! Prices seem reasonable (for Zeiss, that is).


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Apr 22, 2015 12:12 |  #6641

David Arbogast wrote in post #17528027 (external link)
I am not a wedding shooter, but I did do some photography at a wedding this past weekend and I absolutely loved the a7S. It was in a dimly-lit barn (massive natural backlighting with just minimal string lights and some "chandeliers") and I shot exclusively in silent shutter mode. Fantastic! The a7S handled the bad lighting beautifully. The only thing I didn't like is that sometimes it struggled to nail the focus as quickly as I would like.

If Sony releases an a7S with IBIS and phase-detect AF you can have my a7S for a nice low price. :-P

So Sweet. I'll keep you in mind lol :-D:-D:love:


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Apr 22, 2015 13:46 |  #6642

David Arbogast wrote in post #17528027 (external link)
I am not a wedding shooter, but I did do some photography at a wedding this past weekend and I absolutely loved the a7S. It was in a dimly-lit barn (massive natural backlighting with just minimal string lights and some "chandeliers") and I shot exclusively in silent shutter mode. Fantastic! The a7S handled the bad lighting beautifully. The only thing I didn't like is that sometimes it struggled to nail the focus as quickly as I would like.

If Sony releases an a7S with IBIS and phase-detect AF you can have my a7S for a nice low price. :-P

How does the a7s AF fair in low light vs the a7r? I've tried to use the AF with the a7r when shooting weddings in the past, and it would hunt so badly in low light that I opted to MF.

The a7s has intrigued me as a better general purpose camera...but not that I'm building out my FE lens portfolio, would like something with a better AF system.


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Apr 22, 2015 15:14 |  #6643

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How does the a7s AF fair in low light vs the a7r? I've tried to use the AF with the a7r when shooting weddings in the past, and it would hunt so badly in low light that I opted to MF.

The a7s has intrigued me as a better general purpose camera...but not that I'm building out my FE lens portfolio, would like something with a better AF system.

I should really do some experimenting; I'll try to do that tonight and report back. I do know the a7S can focus in the dark (-4 EV I think), so for sure it will far outperform the a7R in low light conditions, but my concern is - to your point - does it grab that focus quick enough. I definitely had a few moments where it just wasn't quite fast enough, but it was an especially challenging POV with very little margin for error (shooting through a crowd to a person walking by).

I find it intriguing that guys like Jason Lanier, Gary Fong, and others - guys that have all the a7 series cameras - keep saying that for them the a6000 is their go-to camera for weddings. Must be that great AF system. I've actually thought about getting an a6000 as a means of gaining different FOVs from my existing lenses. My Otus 55mm comes close to replicating the FOV of an 85mm, and perhaps combined with a Metabones speed booster, I could even replicate the bokeh as well. Just thinking out loud...hehe. :)


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Apr 22, 2015 15:25 |  #6644

David Arbogast wrote in post #17528275 (external link)
I find it intriguing that guys like Jason Lanier, Gary Fong, and others - guys that have all the a7 series cameras - keep saying that for them the a6000 is their go-to camera for weddings. Must be that great AF system.

Probably b/c Sony doesn't have a true contender to the 5DIII/D810 just yet. The a7r's AF is merely merely acceptable, and manual focus has it perks (and is a lot of fun)....but when I do happen to bring my 5DIII out, its ability to capture photos so effortlessly is a thing of beauty.

I'm patiently waiting for the day Sony pairs the a6000 AF with an a7 sensor. Give me that, and a real contender to the 24-70 2.8II and 70-200 2.8II and I'll fully commit myself to Sony!


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Apr 22, 2015 15:37 |  #6645

It's a good thing I'm not a professional photographer (ie, someone who actually uses this gear to make money). Weddings or similar...So I can afford to compromise on AF or other quirks while I enjoy both the Canon and Sony systems.
But truth be told. If I were relying on this gear to earn a living, it's REALLY hard not to give the nod to Canon (or Nikon). These mirrorless systems still come across as a bit immature, amateurish and niche (honestly, while us enthusiasts enjoy the gear aspect of it, a working pro probably doesn't give a rat's ass that he can mount vintage Helios lenses on their Sony A7....you know?)


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