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  1. Snapsh0t

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    I've not noticed any missed focus or hunting with the 50mm f2.8 on my a7R II so I wonder if it's partially down to the camera? If Rockwool said which camera he used, I missed it.
     
  2. woof woof

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    Mine is an A7 and the lens was all over the place. I couldn't get three shots in a row in focus, it'd hit one target ok but fail to hit another and then fail to hit the original target and then there was the slowness and the hunting. It was much worse than any review had lead me to believe and all in all just a total dog of a lens. I had hoped it'd perform like the old Canon 50mm f2.5 I had but it was much slower and hunted much more.

    All these things were cured by mounting the 55mm f1.8.

    Of course it may have been faulty but it certainly put me off the lens and as there don't seem to be any reports of how the lens performs on A7's for other people I'm reluctant to go through it all again. Even if I had one that focused consistantly I don't think I could live with the slowness and the hunting, I'd rather use a manual lens.
     
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  3. Kneller

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    I'm so stuck right now. I'm looking at changing over from my Canon 6D to Sony, but I'm seriously stuck on what to go for.

    The A7RII is currently at £1,660 on Panamoz, and the A7RIII is at £2,880. I seriously want the III, but the II seems a steal at that price.

    Do I just save the extra and go for the III or do I save £1,200 and spend that on glass?

    I mainly shoot non-moving subjects, but do have a 18 month old daughter that does like to move about haha
     
  4. addicknchips

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    You can get the Rii and the 85mm gmaster for about the same price as the riii on its own
     
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  5. Kneller

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    Yep, I'm not sure whether this is a better option for me. Don't get me wrong, I'd love the extras on the III, but can't decide whether it's worth it for me..
     
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  6. addicknchips

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    Personally I’d go with the r2 and some fine glass. The A7rii face detect is very good, you might not miss the joystick. Stick 2 batteries in a £50 3rd part grip and you’re good for 700-800 shots.

    £1,200 is a big difference and a lot of money
     
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  7. chrism_scotland

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    If you shoot mainly non-moving stuff then buy the A7rii, I've upgraded to the A7riii and while its an amazing bit of kit I really wanted it for the bigger battery, joystick and dual slots.... but there's nothing wrong with the A7rii and for the cash saving if you don't feel you need the AF then don't spend the extra on the 3!
     
  8. chrism_scotland

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    £2880 for the A7riii (In Stock) at Panamoz.... not a huge saving over the UK price but £300 is £300....
     
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  9. SsSsSsSsSnake

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    I would love one but funds mean i am having to stick with my d3300 :rolleyes:
     
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  10. ChrisHeathcote

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    So far Ive resisted the hype and the GAS is now settling, well for the A7riii anyway :) Hopefully by the time I’m ready Panamoz will be around the 2k mark, then I’ll be more tempted to press the button
     
  11. twist

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    It doesn't quite compute, there should be at least a 20% saving at launch. They'll all chance it for a while and nobody will bite.
     
  12. Kneller

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    I think I may hold fire and if the III drops a bit closer to £2,500 at Panamoz, I'll probably go for that as I would like the extra features.
     
  13. addicknchips

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    Id expect the price to drop week on week. i monitored the a9 quite closely on there and it was quite staggering how much it dropped in 6 months.
     
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  14. twist

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    Yeah, they price high for early adopters then drop fast when nobody bites. At current price there's not much point in going grey.
     
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  15. addicknchips

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    samyang 35mm f2.8 £227 @ park cameras
     
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  16. trevjm

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    Thanks for this. That is a great price so I have just treated myself to one for my A7RII. I might put my Fuji X100f up for sale now as I think the Samyang 35mm will cover me for when wondering around town.
     
  17. addicknchips

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    I just got one too :confused:. Rude not to at that price. And if it’s no good I’ll blame @jonneymendoza
     
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  18. woof woof

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    A Sony A7x and a 35mm f2.8 is a very compact package :D
     
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  19. Swiss Toni

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    Tell that to Canon, 5D MkIV lowest UK price £3129.........Panamoz £2110, now that's a saving! Comes with UK handbook as well.
     
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  20. twist

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    A9 UK 4500, grey under 3k. Now that's a saving ;).

    The a7riii will drop fast.

    Makes me wonder why manufacturers take the P with UK customers.
     
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  21. chrism_scotland

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    How well does the Samyang AF lens work in low light does anyone know?....
     
  22. chrism_scotland

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    Your probably right, I'm surprised the difference isn't more now given that the pound has recovered most of its losses over the last year....
     
  23. Tom Green

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    I thought you had gone to Fuji?
     
  24. twist

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    Think about Sonys profits if the grey is 1.5k cheaper.
     
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  25. addicknchips

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    Have some Fuji stuff but not prepared to take the huge hit on the glass I currently have for Sony. Recently spent just under £500 for the samyang 50mm 1.4 and for no one biting at £360 with 2 batteries thrown in.
     
  26. Tom Green

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    Ahhh. Fair enough. I have kept looking at that actually. Its a hefty lump though isn't it!
     
  27. Swiss Toni

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    Fortunately someone invented the interweb thingy. :)
     
  28. addicknchips

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    It’s decent but not small. And at 1.4 it’s not as sharp as the the 55mm at 1.8. But it does render the bokeh very nicely.
     
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  29. Riz_Guru

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    Stick with Sony..... :D
     
  30. Riz_Guru

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    I heard that there might be another Sony price increase coming on certain lenses. :eek:
     
  31. addicknchips

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    You’re ok you have 2 copies of every lens :)
     
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  32. twist

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    He collects Sony gear don't you know. TBH if Sony increases their prices anymore (esp in the UK) they will start to damage their growing business in certain regions. Canikon need to pull their fingers out and release their own FF MILC to change the market.
     
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  33. ChrisHeathcote

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    Any idea which ones?
     
  34. Riz_Guru

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    The Sony Zeiss 55mm f1.8 apparently but I could be wrong, going up by £50. :eek:

    ** edit scrub that, looks like Harrison's might putting the price up to £749 like the rest as they currently have it on for £699.
     
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  35. Riz_Guru

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    :D hehe
     
  36. Riz_Guru

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    @rookies when arth thou joining us? :D
     
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  37. woof woof

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    I was wondering just yesterday what he was using now, does anyone know?
     
  38. addicknchips

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    N*&on D500
     
  39. Riz_Guru

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    Yes he has a Brickon D500 but has been talking of moving back to Sony not so long ago on a different forum site :D :eek: lol
     
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