« Last post by agierke on Today at 06:17:18 PM »
shutter replacement is a relatively easy and inexpensive fix. got mine fixed for 200.00 after the shutter failed on my 5Dc at 180,000 actuations. came back good as new and is still going.
Just got the a7+kit lens (24-70) delivered to me ... camera feels good, so does the lens ... but I did not get to use it as the battery needs to be charged for 310 minutes (that's over 5 hours without being able to use the camera)
Sony should have supplied a battery charger with this thing.
There's no charger? Do you have to charge the battery in the camera?
That is correct ... there is no charger provided with the purchase ... so I have to charge it in camera and it takes 310 minutes to charge each battery ... I am now charging my 2nd battery, will keep the 3rd battery for charging before I go to bed ... now that's almost 16 hours to charge 3 batteries and I cannot use the camera during that time. But Sony is releasing a charger for $50 (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1008167-REG/sony_bctrw_w_series_battery_charger.html)
But I made a mistake, I did not realize that there is a third party battery charger, by Watson, for $20 that works with these batteries (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/837444-REG/watson_c_4228_compact_ac_dc_charger_for.html) ... oh well
There's at least one other long thread on this. The consensus was that most (myself included) who bought the 24-70 II subsequently sold their 24-105.
Yeah, but most of the other threads are about people not wanting to sell their 24-105 for the low price it is fetching. I was hoping for a little more input on IQ. Are people happy b/c they are getting better images? Is it noticeably sharper for those who print bigger? IQ discussion anyone?
"If a new sofa doesn't take an EOS mount, what's the point of having it...?" is my argumentRegarding #1, I'm not sure. I've been told I spend too much on camera gear and not on house deco... and your wife lets you live?
Form a practical standpoint, size might matter. Even if a 64GB CF and a 64GB SD had identical data transfer rates, I personally find the smaller card more difficult to change in the field. I have dropped the smaller cards a lot more frequently than you'd imagine. For me, especially in weather extremes, the CF is just easier to handle. YMMV.
The 100 mm f/2.8 macro IS at BuyDig is $899, not $758. I went ahead and purchased it anyway, but am disappointed.But won't you get 150$ mail in rebate?
The price $899 is after mail in Rebate.