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Sony FF-mirrorless - almost here, finally! Compact and halfway affordable.
Ugly as hell on the outside.
Inside rather interesting - 24 MP PDAF-sensor with AA-filter and 36 MP Sensor without AA-filter. Next gen from Nikon D600 and D800. Only thing really missing is 5-axis in-body image-stabilizer. And tilt-only display rather than fully articulated LCD is a PITA. But let's see, what they will offer in terms of handling and IQ.

If good, it will hopefully hit and hurt Canon and Nikon in a really bad way.

It looks good to me. The most important thing now is body size. I have a feeling it's slightly bigger than RX1.

New here, been lurking.
So I guess I just dont get the full frame mirrorless excitment!
My thought is small mirrorless body, APS-C sensor, small light weight lenses, decent lens speed.
Full Frame sensor means fast lenses are BIG lenses! Not really conducive for light weight travel kits.
Enjoying my full frame 6D and multiple L lenses, but they are heavy!

Have you ever shoot with RX1?

We might be the only two here

Maybe...   ;)

I am interested to see how the phase AF of the A7 performs (the A7R supposedly won't have it).

Until I see real spec...phase AF seems to be a better choice for me.


I'm also excited about the new Sony A7 & A7R as well...I've been following the updates over at sonyalpharumors.  I will purchase this camera, probably the A7!  Hopefully the camera has a good autofocus system.

This new FF camera system will be a great light weight set-up for travel.  Hopefully Sony comes out with a strong lens line-up.  I'm hoping Sony comes out with a strong UWA lens, because it would be nice lighter weight set-up to carry in my bag, along side my Canon 5dMIII w/70-200mm f/2.8 L.


We might be the only two here ;)

I'm glad Sony starts with 55mm prime. I'm not sure why just f1.8? why not f1.2 or f1.4.

Lenses / Re: Which Normal to Wide Angle Focal Length Matches Your Vision?
« on: October 14, 2013, 11:02:35 AM »
either 35 or 50mm will do it for me.

Lenses / Re: Questions on EF 24-70mm II on 5D Mk3 vs EF-S 17-55mm on 7D
« on: October 14, 2013, 10:00:10 AM »
Hello experts,

I currently shoot dual cameras with both 5D MkIII and 7D and the following zooms that I usually carry around during my sessions:
- EF 16-35mmII
- EF 70-200mm IS II
- EF-S 17-55mm
- EF 35mm 1.4

I currently do not have 24-70mmII. However, I have just pulled the trigger on purchasing the EF 24-70mmII and now contemplating if I am making a wrong move here.

Does anybody know if EF24-70mm on the 5DIII would be better than the EF-S 17-55mm on the 7D? I usually deal with family related photos such as portraits, birthdays, cake smashing events etc. Most of the time, I have good lighting except for several indoor events which off camera flash will take care off.

Should I be returning the EF24-70mmII and just stick with all the lenses that I already have and normally work with? Is there an advantage of using the EF24-70mmII on the 5DIII over the EF-S 17-55mm on the 7D?

Thanks in advance!

DO NOT return 24-70 II. It's a kick ass lens with 5D III or 1D X.

+1 with Rienzphotoz comments.

It's just that you are such a 24-70 f/2.8 L II fan that made me hard to believe that you are going to sell it. 50L I can understand though...

Not just 24-70 II, I love all my L babies.

WOW....This is the moment I been waiting for ::) ::) ::)

My wish list:
1. A7 or A7R?
2. 55mm f1.8
3. 14,16 or 17mm
4. 85mm

Will sell some of my Canon gear to get the list above ??? :( ::) :) ;D ;D
Judging from the series of emoticons I guess you are joking  ;D

Otherwise I would like to read from you that you sold your f/2.8 L II zooms to fund the mentioned equipment  ;D  ;D  ;D

I'm not.

List of gear I might put on CL to build FF compact system:
1. one of my 5D III
2. 50L

I might end up with just 1 5D III + 70-200, 85L II and/or 135L etc...not sure yet. However, I do know exactly what I NEED & WANT. A compact FF, mirrorless system that I can change lenses. Keep in my, I'm the owner of RX1.

I know compact FF mirrorless is not for everyone, however, it's for me. I'm not sure when Mr. Canon will be on board with this type of camera system. To me, they too busy making "IS" primes for video shooter.

WOW....This is the moment I been waiting for ::) ::) ::)

If the body is same or slightly bigger than RX1, I'M ALL IN.

My wish list:
1. A7 or A7R?
2. 55mm f1.8
3. 14,16 or 17mm
4. 85mm

Will sell some of my Canon gear to get the list above ??? :( ::) :) ;D ;D


Edit: I want one NOW :o

Edit: Final answer is A7 + Zeiss 50mm f1.8

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony FF NEX - competition is good. Canon?
« on: October 13, 2013, 07:00:09 PM »
So, latest rumors from that site:

- Official announcement due October 16th; potentially due out in December
- 2  models, A7 (24MP sensors, about $1700 US, $1998 w/kit 24-70) & A7r (36MP $2198 body only)
- New sensors; details not specific
- Interesting rumor that initial offering will include lens mounts for free (Canon, Nikon, Leica).  If true, I'd guess manual focus only.  Could be smart as there are few native lenses expected at launch.
- Focus peaking, eye AF, Wifi, 1/8000 shutter, weather sealed tiltable screen, no IBIS.

I gotta admit, if this thing performs well, I'll be tempted to try one out with my Canon lenses for landscape shots!

The rumor pictures look good. They claimed AF is faster than RX1 - which is a plus. If body size is slightly bigger than RX1, I'm all in with 36MP, A7 R + Zeiss 50mm f1.4 to start. I would like to add 14, 16, or 17mm and 85mm zeiss to this compact system. I hope Fuji will release some FF retro soon. I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE the looks of X100s.

I might end up keeping just one 5D III + 70-200 and/or 135L.

I wanted to get some views on the forum about whether there is much benefit in keeping original packaging - mainly with a view to influencing resale value. 

For lenses, these are unlikely to get sold, as they have a much longer period from purchase to replacement, but that is generally less true for bodies.  As a result, my thinking is that there may be some benefit in keeping the original boxes from bodies, but not from lenses.

Any thoughts?
I keep everything including sale receipt - lenses + bodies, even PS cameras. Resale value is higher when you have all these.

I just sold my 24-105 via Craig's List.  I purchased a 24-70 2.8 II in July and planned to keep both.  But, the 24-105 was not being used and I figured I could use the money toward something I would use, like a 100L Macro or 24mm TS-E.

The 24-70 2.8 II is sharper at all common focal lengths, especially at the very important (for me) 24mm length.  Lack of IS has not been a significant issue for me.

You not the only one ;)

 There is no comparison between these 2.

Lenses / Re: How bad is the 24-105?
« on: October 13, 2013, 03:38:22 PM »
The 24-105 is sometimes bashed as a lens having low contrast, blah colors; somebody was claiming "too much clarity in dull light" (I will test that, too), and all that sort of nonsense. It is NOT true that all lenses perform similarly at f/11. Here are a dew differences:

It's. The only benefit I see from this is 24mm to 105. IQ sucks.

Lenses / Re: How bad is the 24-105?
« on: October 12, 2013, 11:14:57 PM »
@ f11, my RX100 II will deliver same result in the sunny day :-\

Technical Support / Re: FoCal Aperture Sharpness question
« on: October 12, 2013, 04:01:44 PM »
I found Focal works best at least 10EV.

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