« on: March 04, 2014, 12:02:56 PM »
Finally here. A7R with FE55mm f/1.8. Reading the manual now, but how do you move the focus point around?Congratulations, may it serve you well. To change the focus point:
Hit "Fn" button, choose "Focus Area" and select "Flexible Spot M" ... then you can use the Control Wheel on the back of the camera to select the focus point.
In addition to that (I prefer Flexible Spot S, but there's also a large one too), it helps a lot if you assign focus point selection to an external button on the camera, which reduces the number of steps (unless I'm missing something, the smallest number of steps you can take is hit one button then use the four-way control wheel or two of the wheels near the top (one for vertical, the other horizontal, movement); too bad they didn't copy Olympus OM-Ds, where you can set up the rear control wheel so that there's no need to press some other button before using the directional buttons). I find it most convenient to assign that function to one of the four buttons on the rear control wheel, since that's what I typically use to move the focus point, but there are plenty of other options.
I'm finding I like flex spot S. Also the C1 button is assigned by default to be AF point movement activator, after which you have to use the two round dials front and back on top for horizontal/vertical movement. It's kind of a pain and slow, and the dials are too stiff. I miss my 5D III AF setup but it will have to do. Oh, and that shutter release button should have been physically more forward.
Zeiss 55 mm is built way better than I expected from internet pictures, where it kind of looks like my Canon EOS M lenses but way heavier and sturdier. AF speed seems perfectly fine and accurate too for my purposes, even in dark interiors. Would hate to slow it down with adapter+Canon lens setup and may spend that $400 for Metabones towards a used Sony/Zeiss 35 mm f/2.8.
Looking at that Deo-Tech adapter, it looks the same to me as TechArt and RJ visually. I strongly suspect same oem, and researching them further, Fred Miranda is saying those have more softness and CA in corners compared to Metabones, which suffer from internal reflections themselves