Both my a7r2 and a9 got soaked waiting for Hamilton to come out of the pit lane!
I believe a price drop is coming for the Sony A7RII is coming, £2250
It's already here.
The Sony A7RII is a real beast when it comes to DR
Are you joining Sony?
I don't know. Going mad thinking about it tbh.
I am obviously pro-mirrorless but don't rush... the Sony A7III is just around the corner too.
I found the 42.2mp A7RII files a headache to work with but after more investigations its just Adobe LR code which is sluggish, having seem YouTube videos with LR running on the iPad Pro, LR works so much quicker/better than the full blow OSX version.
24mp seems right for me at the moment.
Alan, we can both repeat ourselves.....
Regarding my experience with legacy lenses on an FF system, the simple answer is no, but I have vast experience of legacy and modern lenses on other format systems (25 years of working in machine vision).
I agree that legacy lenses will give you a look (that can be very satisfying) and can result in a decent image especially when stopped down. I'm pleased that you are happy with them on your FF Sony.
I wonder if Sigma will give the option to change the mount on existing Sport/Art series lenses, same as they do currently with Nikon/Canon mounts
It won't work. Read up on flange focal distance.
Oh well I'll just stick with the MC11 then ☹️
I tried Olympus Zuiko lenses on my 5D and they were ok but focusing isn't easy with the 5D. The performance of my film era slr primes on my A7 is a great improvement over how they performed on my mft cameras and I'd expect them (old lenses) to perform slightly better on APS-C cameras than mft as there's less magnification and I'd expect them to be better again on FF. It's only physics
I've posted lots of 100% crops in this thread and whilst I'm no great shakes at photography the pictures are at least sharp enough for 100% viewing, not up to the best moderm primes but ok. Keep old lenses out of the funky widest aperture zones and certainly you can get good sharpness across the frame if that's what you're going for. I'd have to think about it but maybe an old lens on an A7 would give a sharper image than a nice native prime on mft? I might compare them one day.
Guys is this the 85mm for the A7r2? I know it's not the Batis but I'm in the middle of a PayPal despute over my last purchase
Yes thats E Mount, meant to be very good too
So it will work fine? It's a toss up between this and the 55 but the 55 is more and I like 85mm for portraits.
Yes will work perfectly its a native lens, never used it myself but the reviews are excellent. 55mm is meant to be great but I've never got on with it myself for some reason.
I never got on with the Fuji lenses so I feel ya when someone says it's good and it's not
Little different though, your seems to just be a sweeping Fuji dislike, my reason for not liking the 55mm was the focal length, prefer a 50mm, that 5mm makes a difference!
Can always pop the camera into crop mode to get close to 85mm. Makes the 55 quite versatile on the a7rii
I think that's a good price for the camera and lens and I do look at these every time they come up but I have two RF style MFT cameras and a box full of lenses so even though I'm always very tempted I see sense and stop myself.
Good luck with the sale though.
Actually i like Fuji as a brand and even bought some Fuji films the other day
My first digital camera was a Fuji, a 602 Pro Zoom.
Anyways...the Sony 55mm f1.8 is an excellent lens
This is just a record shot of the Stanley Hollis Memorial outside Albert Park in Middlesbrough. I took two pictures, one at f1.8 and the other at f4.
Soz about the pole coming out of his head but even with this I thought that this was the best perspective background wise.
Thanks Alan. I've tried to price everything according to recent sales here so they're a good deal.
It looks very nice and if I didn't have so much MFT stuff I'd want it, badly
Go on, ditch m4/3 and get fully committed to Sony ;0)
This weekend both my bodies got wet and dusty!
I think these bodies do have some weather sealing on it.
Slap a 35mm 14 zeiss and have some fun
Think it may be wiser to hold fire till the a7iii is announced. It may make more sense, perhaps less compromise.
Yea possibly. Don't see it announced until September ish.
U know the drill with Sony though. They upgrade there bodies more than most other companies so don't keep waiting and waiting. Before you know it. The a7r3 is announced
i think the 55 has to be up there with my favourite glass
she's got the look by Jonathan Howes, on Flickr
20170328-DSC00539 by Jonathan Howes, on Flickr
Oh it's beautiful. Someone buy me one!!!!
Lovely photos @addicknchips. I ended up choosing the 85mm as Ive always struggled with the 50mm focal length. So far Ive been very impressed although its only been test shots so far
I got my A7rii a little wet in Berlin, seemed fine though!
Well that was quick, the A6000/16-50 has sold! I've got mixed feelings about selling it because it's an awesome camera but time to move on. Having my eye on a Samyang 85/1.4 is making me feel better ;0)
As they say, onwards and upwards, I'm kind of regretting not getting the A7 now when it was on offer, opted for the RX100 III instead lol
I think the main issue is with Lightroom, the bottleneck sluggish performance is down to the files being loaded up, if you use smart previews and build the 1:1 previews it helps a lot (although this takes an ages during import). LRM uses these automatically I think, great for sorting and tagging images.
Adobe has publically admitted that the code for LR6 desktop is poo!
When Adobe have made it quicker...... would it mean that I would venture back towards a high-resolution Sony body, I am not so sure.....
I've found it starts off OK editing photos in LR but it slows down after a few photos have been edited, like it's not releasing the cache or something. If it gets too slow I restart LR and all is well again. But it can be a bit slow loading a 1:1 preview when viewing uncompressed A7R2 RAW files (80MB approx).
Well I've done my initial "first pass" through my shots from the Berlin trip and got quite a few that I'm really happy with.
I'll share some later when I'm home, however looking at what lenses I actually used v what I thought I used more was quite interesting.
I felt like I didn't use the 24-70 an awful lot but around 25% of my "keepers" are with that lens and looking at them I couldn't be more impressed with the detail and sharpness that the lens delivers, its hard to distinguish between it and the Loxia primes in shots where I've used both lenses, obviously we're generally talking stopped down here and not at f2.8 but I'm very impressed.
The Loxia 21mm was by far my most used wide angle, really nice lens to use, super sharp and has character which seems missing from some other glass and unless I was trying to get something into frame I think 21mm is plenty wide for me!
I like the 16-35 and its a very sharp, nice lens but the distortion at 16mm was a bit much for me, its a bit like the Nikon 16-35 where your losing quite a bit once lens corrections are applied, might consider looking at the new 16-35 f2.8 if it is decent though although minded to stick with the 24-70 and primes only other than that!
Which 24-70 do you have?
Looking forward to seeing some pics.
I'm currently debating the 55mm or the 85mm