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?
You should read what was written more carefully. Orangutan was pointing out that are those that would profit from using a A7R with their existing lens set, and you lambasted him for it. I agreed with him -- different tools for different purposes. There is already another thread on this forum where a canon pro uses the a7r for landscape purposes and the a7r gives him higher resolution and shadow recovery while allowing him to keep his canon glass. He also noted that there MAY be issues with the a7r at certain shutter speeds with telephoto focal lengths. I agree with this as well, which is mostly what I posted earlier about how the a7r can be useful to canon landscape shooters.
It is not a surprise that viewfinder cameras can have sharpness advantages over DSLRs. Leicas have had the resolution advantage over Canikons for years. The Zeisses are also optimized more easily than adapted lenses for peripheral microlenses). And no, the 35, 55 (just came out), 24-70 (is it out yet?) and 70-200 (is it out yet?) are not enough to rely on Sony as stand-alone system. And no, many of us can not AFFORD to buy multiple systems like you are able to.
True, I don't post ANY photos of my family or friends on the internet. I have done some jobs for home builders and friends on the side, but photography remains a hobby, but here are 2 taken with the TS-E that were posted last year.http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=295.msg287604#msg287604