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Feb 19, 2016 14:50 |  #13306

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Outside color is brown.

Haven't gone out with it yet but i walked around the house and it feels good. I like the size.

I think i'm gonna love it. I'll go out later and feel it more. It's classy. It looks expensive. Really good quality as well.

If bag brands would be cars, ONA would be BMW. That's the feeling I have (they have got a nice premium look to it). I also like the shoulder strap that came with it. Feels just like a seat belt. And I went with a small bag on purpose. It forces you to bring along the basics (only a few lenses) which isn't only nice for your back, but it encourages you to be creative.


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Feb 19, 2016 14:53 |  #13307

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Sorry if its a dumb question, but if third party manufacturer like Sigma make an FE mount lens, does that mean it will be able to use eye auto focus etc? or is that purely a Sony/Zeiss thing?

Any lens made to AF natively on a Sony body will be able to use eye focus, lock-on focus, etc etc.


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Feb 19, 2016 14:57 |  #13308

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I already brought the idea up but i think he does not want it as he didnt replied :)

I would love to get som real life reports on how it works. This would make my leica into a super small AF 50 1.4 with fantastic quality!

quit that leica talk, I value my marriage, non of that divorce talk around here :twisted:


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Feb 19, 2016 14:58 |  #13309

mystik610 wrote in post #17904853 (external link)
Any lens made to AF natively on a Sony body will be able to use eye focus, lock-on focus, etc etc.

Not to say you're wrong, but I wonder if this will be true. The current E-mount Sigma lenses are hobbled compared to Sony/Zeiss lenses in their ability to use the whole AF system on the a6000/a5100.


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Feb 19, 2016 15:10 |  #13310

Are there any GPS options for a7 shooters? I have the Canon GP-E2 and I guess I could use that and sync with the time, but I am clueless how to do it. Would be nice just to have something in the hot shoe to take the hassle out of it.


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Feb 19, 2016 15:28 |  #13311

jocau wrote in post #17904849 (external link)
If bag brands would be cars, ONA would be BMW. That's the feeling I have (they have a nice premium look to it). I also like the shoulder strap that came with it. Feels just like a seat belt. And I went with a small bag on purpose. It forces you to bring along the basics (only a few lenses) which isn't only nice for your back, but it encourages you to be creative.


That's my route. Just the 85GM, SY135 and FE28. And if i have weddings, which is very seldom, i will just rent.


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Feb 19, 2016 15:40 |  #13312

Is the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM a good choice for the a7R II or does it not AF well?


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Feb 19, 2016 15:41 |  #13313

David Arbogast wrote in post #17904912 (external link)
Is the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM a good choice for the a7R II or does it not AF well?

It works well with the latest MB firmware


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Feb 19, 2016 15:44 |  #13314

vinmunoz wrote in post #17904899 (external link)
That's my route. Just the 85GM, SY135 and FE28. And if i have weddings, which is very seldom, i will just rent.

Well, the dimensions of the Sony FE 85mm F/1.4 GM are already known. So you could figure out if it would fit together with the rest of your lenses.

Sony FE 85mm F/1.4 GM
89.5 x 107.5 mm (diameter x length), 28.92 oz

Sony FE 28mm F/2
2-5/8 x 2-3/8" (64 x 60 mm) (diameter x length), 7.1 oz

Samyang FE 135mm F/2
148.1 mm (length), 29.8 oz


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Feb 19, 2016 15:45 |  #13315

David Arbogast wrote in post #17904912 (external link)
Is the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM a good choice for the a7R II or does it not AF well?

the AF will be like the 24-70ii


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Feb 19, 2016 16:00 |  #13316

David Arbogast wrote in post #17904912 (external link)
Is the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM a good choice for the a7R II or does it not AF well?

I LOVE it on the MBIV. In terms of shooting people, wide open, if you're working from a decent distance (e.g. 3/4 length), facial recognition kicks in and it nails it. Trying to shoot tighter headshots, you really need to go manual or it'll focus on their cheek / nose. That aside, it's one of my most frequently used lenses


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Feb 19, 2016 16:05 |  #13317

jocau wrote in post #17904917 (external link)
Well, the dimensions of the Sony FE 85mm F/1.4 GM are already known. So you could figure out if it would fit together with the rest of your lenses.

Sony FE 85mm F/1.4 GM
89.5 x 107.5 mm (diameter x length), 28.92 oz

Sony FE 28mm F/2
2-5/8 x 2-3/8" (64 x 60 mm) (diameter x length), 7.1 oz

Samyang FE 135mm F/2
148.1 mm (length), 29.8 oz

I will compare the results i get with the 85mm wide open sharp wise and bokeh, if they are about the same, i will let go the longer size SY135.


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Feb 19, 2016 16:14 |  #13318

David Arbogast wrote in post #17904912 (external link)
Is the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM a good choice for the a7R II or does it not AF well?

It might be one of the very best, if not the best, AF Canon lenses on the A7Rii. Because of IBIS and the longer FL, there is no lens in the Canon lineup that has more upside shooting on the Sony body than this lens. There is the 200 F2.8, which I had but sold, that is equally helped, but the 135L is much faster focusing, and the IBIS just kills on this lens.


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Feb 19, 2016 16:22 |  #13319

A stabilized 135L sure is good. It's the lord of the red rings.


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Feb 19, 2016 16:47 |  #13320

wallstreetoneil wrote in post #17904946 (external link)
It might be one of the very best, if not the best, AF Canon lenses on the A7Rii. Because of IBIS and the longer FL, there is no lens in the Canon lineup that has more upside shooting on the Sony body than this lens. There is the 200 F2.8, which I had but sold, that is equally helped, but the 135L is much faster focusing, and the IBIS just kills on this lens.

Even though my Zeiss 2/135 is a superior optic in terms of sharpness and minimized CA, I have always held the Canon 135L in the highest regard. AFAIK only the 200 f/2L has a more sublime bokeh and there is just something oh-so-special about the rendering. So, I am thinking about switching things up there - would certainly be easier to use for portraits.

Jocau will chime in to remind me of my Zeiss 135mm history, which is a solid point of course, but my counter is: a. the 135L has been on my wishlist for years and year, b. the lighter weight and AF means I will actually use it a lot more. I'll always keep my Otus - love that thing, but I think I'm ready to let it stand as my only Zeiss lens.

No solid plans, just thinking at this point...but I might order one in from B&H and see what I think. I can always return it, but it would give me a chance to use it side-by-side with the Zeiss and I can keep what I like better. :)

It's good enough for Elena Shumilova (external link), so probably good enough for me... ;)


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