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He had it on A7R :o..............DAM Canon shooter ;D

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PLEASE DON'T PUT CANON L lenses on this beauty :-\

Why?  Shouldn't the owner use whatever combination of hardware is needed for a particular purpose?

ASK yourself a question before buying A7R mirrorless. If compactness, IQ and balance are not important, than why not just shoot with Canon/Nikon DSLR.

I simply don't give comment and suggestion on something that I haven't touched. The Zeiss FE 55mm f1.8 is a SOLID piece of glass. The IQ is good or slightly better than my 24-70 II from f2.8 to f8.

The Zeiss FE series is design to bring the best of Sony A7 series. Not to mention, AF speed of Canon lenses on A7 series is REALLY slow. Have you ever shoot EOS-M with original firmware?

If you want to play the game, play it right. If you want the best IQ from A7r, stay with native lenses

This seems like a false dichotomy.  If I had infinite $$ I would get the best of everything, including all native lenses.  If I have great Canon glass, but want to make use of some of the advantages of the Sony, then maybe I'll compromise.  Or maybe I'll leave the Sony alone and wait for Canon to give me something comparable.

Each photographer has different needs, expectations and hopes for their craft, and each should do whatever is appropriate to pursue those.  For example, some people buy a reversing ring rather than buy a macro lens.  Compromise?  Yes.  Are there some great macro shots through reversed lenses?  I think so.

Let's not hi-jack OP thread. It doesn't make any sense for you and me to cont. with this discussion. There are a lot of spec readers on CR... ::)

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Except that there are how many native lenses?  28-70 and a 55?

For Canon landscape shooters, the A7R may be the perfect solution right now.  Manual focus is preferred so AF is not an issue AND you get to use superior Canon glass:  TS-E 17, TS-E 24, 24-70.  Nikon can't match those lenses and neither can Sony/Zeiss.  And if one wanted to use the 14-24, then an adaptor can be used rather than introducing another camera system.

Zeiss FE 35, 55, 24-70 and 70-200…don’t you think this is decent list for NEW small camera? What else do you want – 400mm, 600mm for BIF? I wish they have UWA prime instead of 70-200.

I don’t own Canon TS-e17, 24 so I will not comment on that. However, I have about 40 photos taken with A7 + Zeiss FE 55mm f1.8 that I compared to:

1. 5D III + 50L from f1.8 to f5.6 – ISO 100, 400, 800, 1600(50L ONLY slightly better @ f1.8, from f2 to 5.6 zeiss has upper hand)
2. 5D III + 24-70 II @ 50mmish - f2.8 to f8 – ISO 100, 400, 800, 1600

All shots were on tripod and raw files were converted through LR5 with just +25 sharpness, +10 contrast.

On my 27” LG monitor, the Zeiss FE 55 seems to be as good as Canon, even slightly better. I have no problem sharing these photos. Are you willing to share your TS-E 17, TS-E 24, 24-70 more superior than Zeiss?

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PLEASE DON'T PUT CANON L lenses on this beauty :-\

Why?  Shouldn't the owner use whatever combination of hardware is needed for a particular purpose?

ASK yourself a question before buying A7R mirrorless. If compactness, IQ and balance are not important, than why not just shoot with Canon/Nikon DSLR.

I simply don't give comment and suggestion on something that I haven't touched. The Zeiss FE 55mm f1.8 is a SOLID piece of glass. The IQ is good or slightly better than my 24-70 II from f2.8 to f8.

The Zeiss FE series is design to bring the best of Sony A7 series. Not to mention, AF speed of Canon lenses on A7 series is REALLY slow. Have you ever shoot EOS-M with original firmware?

If you want to play the game, play it right. If you want the best IQ from A7r, stay with native lenses




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Sony A7 or A7r is a perfect weapon for landscape & street photography.

One advice, get the Zeiss FE 55mm f1.8. They will release Zeiss FE 24-70mm f4 IS, which I think it will be perfect from landscape to street photography.

PLEASE DON'T PUT CANON L lenses on this beauty :-\

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: January 29, 2014, 07:20:43 PM »

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: January 29, 2014, 10:22:06 AM »
Hello there! Browsing this post compelled me to join this forum!  Wonderful captures here, folks.  Here are a few of mine.  All were shot with a 5DIII + 70-200 2.8 IS II + 1.4x

Welcome to CR Matt :)

Thanks for sharing

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: January 28, 2014, 04:51:33 PM »
My 5yrs is in kindergarten. She always told me about the "Treasure Box" in her classroom. Last open house, I finally got a chance to see the Treasure Box. Can you guess what inside?

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Lenses / Re: 600mm too long?
« on: January 28, 2014, 04:37:16 PM »
And now I have bought it!!

Just needed to tell someone before I expload from the inside of excitement! =)

I hope I can get it at the store this Thursday or Friday. Also bought a 1,4 converter and a Lowepro Lens trekker AW II. This weekend I will also order a RRS TVC-34L, Wimberley gimbal head, RRS lens foot and some other stuff.

Broke but happy =)

Thank you all for your advices.

Congrats.........don't be shy to post some pics

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Lenses / Re: 600mm too long?
« on: January 28, 2014, 04:36:33 PM »
A 300/2.8 and 600/4 combo is great. I decided to go for the 200-400 in combination with the 600. I have not regretted it. I would not worry much about DOF with the 200-400. 400 at f4 gives you pretty thin DOF and a good pop. At 560 f5.6 it is the same. But the primes are of course a little bit thinner. I had the 400 f2.8L IS II, but sold it when I got the 200-400. I am still thinking about the 300 f2.8L IS II. It may have the fastest and most accurate AF and it is extremely sharp, even with the 1.4x/2xIII extenders.

Regarding the 600, I have almost never felt that it is too long. I actually believe >80% of my shots are with the 1.4xIII extender. Since you have to do this a bit theoretically, one way of getting a feel for it is to calculate how far away you need to be, for whatever you are shooting to fill the frame, and then go out a see what that means in real life. My guess would be that you could use the 600 for most of it. If you complement that with a 300, you are definitely well set up.

I might take this route very soon.........

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Lenses / Re: 600mm too long?
« on: January 28, 2014, 04:34:54 PM »
Broke but happy =)
I think we all know that feeling, but congrats on the new lens and upcoming gear.  I'm sure you'll make great use of it.

+1....stay broke with photography(hobby) bank account is OK :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: January 28, 2014, 09:58:40 AM »
Two more hummers: first one is w the flashes to stop wing motion w set-up described above; second is a natural shot w 600mm II + 1.4XTC + fill flash using better beamer and high-speed synch at 1/1000 and f8 - doesn't quite stop the wings. The first technique requires a lot of patience and sitting (the camera is manually focused on the lure and you just push the remote when a bird visits), while the second is dependent on rapid AF and framing a fast moving subject.
Great shots and very impressive to get so close to them.  I like the 2nd shot a bit better - I think the blurring shows the motion and gives the shot more feeling.  I'd be very happy to get either photo :)

+1

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: January 27, 2014, 03:29:43 PM »
Mussel for lunch time...

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: January 27, 2014, 03:27:38 PM »
Clear for landing...

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: January 27, 2014, 03:25:52 PM »
Beautiful shots everyone. Here are a few taken w 1Dx and 600 II.

Awesome shots Vern. I really like the 2nd photo.

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