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Wrong move Canon. This should have been 4K
Got into a bit of an argument, would like some ammunition. .
Hard to disagree with that. The OP seems to be inviting guesses; I suspect he needs better "ammunition" than that....
To the extent what we actually own/use matters, I can't help there, either as I have several 85s, 100/105s and 135s. I suppose I find 85mm more generally useful than the other two, but that can change with what I'm photographing and how I happen to "see" the world that day, so it's hard to have a preference among those focal lengths (I do have a preference among the 135s I own - the image quality of the newish Rokinon/Samyang 135mm f2 is every bit as good as Dustin Abbott's review says it is).
Just saw this from our good friend Tony;
And I just read the comments.. and came across this:
Tony Northrup July 14, 2015 at 11:47 am
"The focusing of the a7R II definitely won’t be the same–at least with the beta versions, you can’t select the autofocus point while using adapted lenses…
Let that sink in. During a portrait, the camera might decide to focus on the nose or ear, and not the near eye, and there’s nothing you can do about it.
Without being able to select the focusing point, adapted lenses are good only for the most casual snapshots or when manual focusing."
Makes the camera a total non starter for me - I like my glass, and while I do covet a mirrorless Sony, I think this emphasizes to me that it will be an addition, not a replacement, in my bag - and with a Sony lens.
If true, that really renders all the comments about AF speed improvements with 3rd party (e.g. Canon) lenses moot. But a) it's with a prerelease version and b) it's TN, so let's wait and see.
I think it still has merit as a manual focus body and for the IBIS, If (and that's a big if) it doesn't suffer from high ISO noise because of it.
The A7Mk2 was basically a step backwards in terms of low light performance if you wanted a fast shutter speed, and only worked better if you could extend your exposure time.
For some reason people don't like to talk about how much sensor noise that camera has.
At $30,000, if I was using this for night time surveillance/security then I'd need to set up a second one specifically to watch the first one so it doesn't get nicked.... and then another to watch the second....and then another to watch etc...