Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Off Brand: Sony Announces the A7 & A7R Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras« on: October 16, 2013, 08:09:39 AM »
all these new cameras are great. However, the breaking point will only arrive if and when Sony can come up with lenses as good as the 24-70 II, 70-200 II, etc.
For me there is no point buying a Ferrari chassis and pairing it with a Mazda engine.
As a second / travel kit probably it is great but the lens collection is too small to be a primary kit. I might consider it once the option for the lenses grow in time.
Cheers ... J.R.
I agree... I have an extensive FF kit ( 5DIII ten lenses from fisheye to 300mm) L glass, Zeiss, best Sigmas...
I also have an extensive MFT kit (E-M5 E-P5..11 lenses from fisheye to 350mm equiv.) all the good AF primes etc.
Sony, classically release great tech in a body and mediocre glass...but they are making more of an effort this time and stocking up on the Zeiss lenses now and upcoming in the next couple of years. As it stands right now..with my advancing age...I can see me in 2-years time, when the next Sony A 36MP body is released with Phase Detection AF, faster frame rate,better VF, 3rd party manufacturers are providing great lenses, the body is improved: just selling off both of my kits and buying into one high-rez kit from Sony.... I am not into slapping MF lenses onto a camera (for the most part...)...but I can see a lot of people abandoning CAnon/Nikon right now who are into the MF thing and never looking back.
It is amazing..the stupidity and arrogance of Canon/Nikon regarding the mirrorless format....mind boggling.
The M is CRAP. Pathetic effort. The V cameras..not much better for serious photographers.
I have an E-P5 with the VF-4 and the photo experience is amazing to say the least...it trumps optical in many ways for me. It is more fun and exciting to use and soooooooo much lighter and smaller!!!! Sony is coupling 36MP capture with all that I just mentioned...Who could not want that!!!??
I can see in 3 years the Sony A7r system being everything MFT is today...with great glass that is WAY smaller than the current FF CAnon/Nikon glass. MFT is currently an impressive, small, fun system....with very decent capture and a plethora of lenses and more every day... Looks like Sony is the only one embarking on marrying the best of both worlds.
Canon and Nikon look VERY foolish today. It's also completely inexcusable.
I saw this coming, did you see this coming??? How could Canon not have an offering by NOW?
Just my 2 cents.