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A7ii ?
« on: February 26, 2015, 12:43:25 PM »
Any member using this camera?

If so, are you using any Alpha 'A' lenses with the adaptor?

And, if so, do your images show as good as you expect?

Cheers for any input :)
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Re: A7ii ?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2015, 11:08:09 AM »
Frank,

not using one myself, but I have seen posts on the Sony Alpha group on Facebook by people who have, and they seem very happy with it.

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Re: A7ii ?
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2015, 11:20:37 AM »
Thanks Faldrax... I'll nip over to that group and have a nosey around. :)
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Re: A7ii ?
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2015, 06:38:25 PM »
Hi Frank,

I am using the a7 II camera with the LA-EA4 adapter with the Sony 70 to 400 mm zoom lens, a Tamron 90 mm macro lens, a Minolta 100 to 300 mm APO zoom lens, and finally the Minolta 500 mm AF mirror lens.

All the lenses work satisfactorily and autofocus quickly and precisely the a7 II body. The in body stabilization feature allows for handheld photography with the longer telephoto lenses.

I recommend the LA-EA4 adapter over the LA-EA3. The former will work with virtually all of the lenses (Minolta, Konica Minolta, and Sony) that have autofocus capability and which can be mounted onto the A Mount. The problem with the latter, it only provides autofocus with those lenses that have a built-in focus motor. This may not be a problem if you intend to do macro photography as this is one field were one most often focuses manually rather than automatically. I would avoid the LA-EA1 and LA-EA2 unless you intend to use lenses designed for the APS-C sensor. These will vignette if used on a full frame camera. However, the camera attempts to prevent this by “cropping down” and using only the central portion of the sensor when it senses this type of lens. Of course you lose a lot of pixels this way--I believe this converts your 24 megapixel camera into one which provides a 10 megapixel image.

I hope this helps,

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Re: A7ii ?
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2015, 09:21:33 AM »
Thank you Brian (sum of all parts) for this information. I'm still thinking about the a7ii and will get round to asking my local Jessops store in Bath (about 15 miles away) to get one in for me to look at/handle. I may even ask if they will do a 'rental' on it as well. That's just an idea at the moment, I'm being kept quite busy in a number of areas and finding the time to get this in place is hard to find at the moment.

My line up of lenses are made up of Minolta and Sony.

Minolta are: 500 f8 Af Mirror, 70-210 f4 'beer can', 50 f1.7, 100 f2.8, 135 f2.8 maxxum, 28-105 f3.5/4.5

Sony are: 70-300G f4.5/5.6, 70-400G f4/5.6, 16-50 f2.8 (with the a77[ii]), 30 f2.8 SAM, the DT 55-200 f4/5.6,

I've also got a couple of Sigma lenses: 85 f1.4, 105 f2.8 and a 135-400 f4.5/5.6... and Tamron: 17-50 f2.8 XR LD, 28-300 3.5/6.3 XR Di and 10-24 3.5/4.5 SP Di

Still considering the options that may come through from Sony. Unsure about 'having' to use an adapter - will Sony use the 3-5 axis in an new "Alpha" mount... a99ii???
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