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Offline a.masifoto

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canon to sony lens cross over dilemma for A7/a7r
« on: February 22, 2014, 10:22:52 PM »
Hi everyone,

A few weeks ago i made the decision to switch over from a canon 7d to the a7. I am in love with this new camera to say the least. Being able to use my 70-200 mkii and 24-70 2.8 on this camera has resulted in amazing image quality and sharpness. However, the camera is a little lopsided (little body/big lens) and only being able to use single shot focus can be frustrating as well. Because of this i am weighing out some lens options when more cash flow becomes available.

1. canon 35mm 2.0 vs 35mm zeiss 2.8 - I will probably end up getting the sony, however i find it really strange that sony would not make there 35 a 2.0 to compete with the 500 dollar counterpart from canon. And Does anyone think that sony will come out with another 35? I would love to see a 35 1.4.

2. zeiss 55 1.8 vs waiting on a faster lens - I have seen great reviews about this lens, however I still feel like i want something a little faster. How is the sharpness of this lens at 1.8?

3. 24-70/70-200 f4's?-  I just wish these were 2.8's!! although their apertures are constant i just feel like its going to be so weird going from really sharp 2.8's to 4's. I just hope they make these lens in 2.8's in the next year or so!

I really love the size of the body, and I am sure it is difficult to make small lens, I just hope they make so more sharp glass quickly! What lens are you guys using with this body and what lens would you like to see sony make?

Andrew

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Re: canon to sony lens cross over dilemma for A7/a7r
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2014, 04:36:35 PM »
Hi Andrew,

I am in a similar situation, but I come from the Nikon perspective. Sadly, unlike you, I have no AF capability and had to return to the developing my skills with Manual Focus.

My lens outfit consists of a 20mm f/2.8 Nikon, the 28-70mm Sony FE lens, and a 100-300 AF APO Minolta lens which is used with the LA-EA4 adapter. The two non FE mount lenses are optically excellent and the only thing I miss is the stabilization for the 100-300mm zoom. The tele zoom tends to remain at home unless I know I will be doing animal photography.

This is a pretty good light weight outfit that covers all the focal lengths that I typically use. Having said that, I have started adding the a77 body to the kit. When I use that with the 100-300 mm zoom it has an effective view of a 150-450 full frame telephoto and I regain my stabilization. Plus, I don't have to swap lenses while in the field.

I have used some moderate prime telephoto lenses, but the kit zoom covers and wide-angle prime are my most used lenses.

Brian

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Re: canon to sony lens cross over dilemma for A7/a7r
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2014, 03:42:17 AM »
Hi Andrew and welcome aboard.
I cannot help you with the A7 but admit to having fondled one :grin:  One day I might have to buy one (for my wife of course :grin: )
I can attest to the quality of Zeiss glass though.  I bought the 24-70 F2.8 Zeiss lens for my A99.  The image quality is great but it is damn heavy....john

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Re: canon to sony lens cross over dilemma for A7/a7r
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2014, 11:30:44 PM »
I have removed a post by shielmolson which is just an add for a camera store......john (with mod hat on)
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