Mookalafalas wrote in post #18698381
My local dealer has an A7iii for rather cheap, and an A7Riii for way below regular price. I got very excited. I've been thinking about going Sony for a while. (I have a secondary M4/3 system, and really like the idea of smaller sized everything, but don't want to give up FF.) And then I read this whole thread.
My takeaway is that 1) Sony glass is good, although generally not better than Canon mount glass (Canon, Sigma), but a lot more expensive 2). Using a converter, Canon glass works pretty well on the Sonys, but not nearly as well as it does on Canon (I've got a 5D4, btw), or as native glass on the sonys 3) Sony has a couple of great focus features (eye tracking), but it generally only works with expensive (dare I say, pretty overpriced?) Sony glass 4) Most(? many? Some?) Canon users find Sony colors a bit odd in some way.
I've handled a couple of the Sonys, and although I love the look and feel, to me the balance and handling with large lenses attached is awkward and "finger-tiring." I've heard many times that the Sony sensor is better than Canon's, but that wasn't discussed/demonstrated in the thread, and no pictures were displayed that made me say "Wow! Canon couldn't do that." I wouldn't mind being persuaded to switch over, but just didn't really encounter anything that persuasive here. For those of you that are true believers, what am I missing?
Underestimating how good and useful eye AF is. In the end, we can all achieve the same, the path to what is achieved is different. With Sony , you just have a lot more options of turning your camera small and lightweight yet still have options of turning your system into a monstrosity. One day, I can shoot 35 f2.8 body and lens combo of 750g give or take, the next I can shoot an event with 35 f1.4, 85 f1.8, 135 f1.8 monster setup. Having a lot of small options makes a big difference. The 12-24 is half the size of the canon equivalent. The 28-75 f2.8 is 300g less than the 24-70 f2.8 by canon and a lot smaller. The combination of having these options and a revolutionary eye AF, is tough to ignore.
At this point, Sony has a rather complete offering, high price, low price, don’t waste your time and money on adapters, go native. Only exception is MC-11 adapter + sigma lenses is basically native.
The gen 3 cameras are polished, fast, and powerful systems that can do it all.
The RAWs area bit different, but work great. Just be a little open to learning color basics and breaking old habits.
There are stages of exceptance when going to Sony, ridicule, opposition, accepted as self evident
Seen it so many times.
Sony A7riii/A9 - FE 12-24/4 - FE 24-240 - CV 21/3.5 - FE 35/2.8 - SY 35/1.4 AF - 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 28-75/2.8 RXD, 70-200/2.8 VC