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Sep 20, 2015 10:25 |  #1

I am in the early stages of thinking about moving fro Canon 5d Mk3 to one of the new Sony A7 series (not sure exactly which A7 yet). I would like to hear feedback from people who have made the switch and looking back would they have done this or not.




  
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Sep 20, 2015 21:55 |  #2

What do you shoot? What is it about the a7 line that you find attractive? What is it about your 5D3 that you find lacking?

It would help to know the answers to those 3 questions before making any recommendations ;)


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Sep 20, 2015 22:22 as a reply to  @ EverydayGetaway's post |  #3

Here are my answers

1. I shoot editorial
2. I am finding that I am using manual focus lenses more than the auto focus. When using manual focus I find it very awkward to use the Canon LV. The shutter press, the way I hold the camera just not the same. I tried a Sony at a local BestBuy and just the ability to shoot through the EV finder and zoom in to focus was much faster than using the Canon 5D mk3.
3. Fast focusing with manual lenses through the viewfinder.




  
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Sep 20, 2015 23:30 |  #4

In that case I would say definitely research the switch some more (I don't want to say outright to switch because some people just don't enjoy the system when they fully commit).

I haven't regretted switching from my 6D to the a7S for one moment. I shoot mostly with MF glass and shoot a wide variety of subjects. I'm very happy with the system.


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Sep 21, 2015 09:43 as a reply to  @ EverydayGetaway's post |  #5

Just out of curiosity does TTL work with manual focus lenses with the Sony/Canon Lens/Flash setup?




  
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Sep 21, 2015 10:49 |  #6

maxshafiq wrote in post #17715741 (external link)
Just out of curiosity does TTL work with manual focus lenses with the Sony/Canon Lens/Flash setup?

ETTL will work with Canon lenses, but only if you're using a Sony flash (first or third party).


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Sep 22, 2015 02:35 |  #7

maxshafiq wrote in post #17714424 (external link)
I am in the early stages of thinking about moving fro Canon 5d Mk3 to one of the new Sony A7 series (not sure exactly which A7 yet). I would like to hear feedback from people who have made the switch and looking back would they have done this or not.

Dont do it. I got the A7 with the Zeiss 24-70 f/4 and after one shoot (I shoot fashion/glamour) I actually wanted my t6i back. Ended up returning the A7 and 24-70 and getting a Canon 6D, the 85 f/1.8, grip, extra battery, memory card and the accidental protection plan on the camera for no money out the door! The biggest downside is the lack of FE portrait lenses right now and the terrible batter life on the FF Sonys.


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Sep 22, 2015 11:51 |  #8

Manual focusing on the 5D3 is pain compared to a decent EVF, even using the live view on the canon with the pushing and zooming buttons with your left hand and the shutter on the right. Much more handy on a mirrorless with good split screen, focus peaking, picture in picture & auto zoom to MF. Try one out for a shoot.


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Sep 22, 2015 12:20 as a reply to  @ Two Hot Shoes's post |  #9

Actually I think that's not a bad idea to rent one for a few days and see how it goes. Spending 5 minutes in a Beat Buy store isn't really trying it out :-(




  
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Sep 22, 2015 13:00 |  #10

maxshafiq wrote in post #17717453 (external link)
Actually I think that's not a bad idea to rent one for a few days and see how it goes. Spending 5 minutes in a Beat Buy store isn't really trying it out :-(

You're lucky my BB doesn't even carry them AT ALL. I would prefer 5 minutes just to see how it felt in hand.


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Sep 28, 2015 11:21 |  #11

Made the switch 14 days before a trip to India. Sony A7RII with one FE 24-70 lens and then the rest were Canon ones on a Metabones.

Worked a treat. Took the 5DII as backup - used it a few days for 2nd camera when I did not want to change lenses. Other than that, really, really happy with the result :

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Eye focus is just amazing. Fewer missed focus photos than my prior trip with a 5DIII. Lovely little camera - very impressed.


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Oct 02, 2015 17:58 |  #12

bunyarra wrote in post #17724876 (external link)
Made the switch 14 days before a trip to India. Sony A7RII with one FE 24-70 lens and then the rest were Canon ones on a Metabones.

Worked a treat. Took the 5DII as backup - used it a few days for 2nd camera when I did not want to change lenses. Other than that, really, really happy with the result :

http://www.photo-signals.co.uk …nal-Work/Rajasthan-India/ (external link)

Eye focus is just amazing. Fewer missed focus photos than my prior trip with a 5DIII. Lovely little camera - very impressed.

Nice shots saw the whole trip photos, very nice!


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Oct 03, 2015 05:36 |  #13

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Nice shots saw the whole trip photos, very nice!

Thank you, really appreciate that comment. Was an amazing place, loved it so much I am going back in January :)


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Oct 03, 2015 05:38 |  #14

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Nice shots saw the whole trip photos, very nice!

Agreed. I looked at the whole set too. Documented very well. Felt like I was there.


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Oct 03, 2015 08:15 |  #15

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Thank you, really appreciate that comment. Was an amazing place, loved it so much I am going back in January :)

Just a small note since you considering going back.
I have heard quiet a lot of tourists speak very highly of Nepal as well as far as tourism destination. They say it is like India but better over there for tourism. :-)


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