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Sony A7 or A7R pre-order list
« on: October 16, 2013, 06:36:15 PM »
I'm curious, did any Canon shooter place pre-order on Sony A7/A7R? or will buy it in near future?

I did and I feel like a "lonely wolf" here... ::)

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« on: October 16, 2013, 06:36:15 PM »

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Re: Sony A7 or A7R pre-order list
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2013, 06:44:27 PM »
I'm not going to  pre-order, although one's definitely on the cards next year

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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2013, 07:32:56 PM »
I'm not going to  pre-order, although one's definitely on the cards next year

+1  I am really surprised (pleased) with the price point - if this turns out to be half as good as I hope it is. :D  They were clearly thinking ahead with the e-mount, making it capable of accepting a FF sensor.  Canon m-mount - ummm

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Re: Sony A7 or A7R pre-order list
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2013, 10:47:25 PM »
I'm curious, did any Canon shooter place pre-order on Sony A7/A7R? or will buy it in near future?

I did and I feel like a "lonely wolf" here... ::)



Good luck with the A7.  I like your reason of getting one. Will wait for your reviews on this one in particular.

Personally, I'll wait for the lens collection to grow before getting one of these. I hope the system works and Sony gets its act together on the lenses which are smaller and lighter.

As far as I'm concerned, there is no point in using my L lenses with an adapter on the A7. The whole point of Mirrorless will be lost if all I save is a few grams in weight.
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Re: Sony A7 or A7R pre-order list
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2013, 10:58:36 PM »
I'll patiently save and wait for the next iteration.  There's no need to rush.  If there's one thing the Nex and EOS M taught us is to wait till everything is ironed out.

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Re: Sony A7 or A7R pre-order list
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2013, 11:27:25 PM »
I'll patiently save and wait for the next iteration.  There's no need to rush.  If there's one thing the Nex and EOS M taught us is to wait till everything is ironed out.

Unless you can pin-point me the weakness of RX1, I love that 35mm fixed lens.

To me, Sony used the RX1 flat form to design A7 & A7R. I'll save my comments for now.

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Re: Sony A7 or A7R pre-order list
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2013, 11:42:23 PM »
Good luck with the A7.  I like your reason of getting one. Will wait for your reviews on this one in particular.

Personally, I'll wait for the lens collection to grow before getting one of these. I hope the system works and Sony gets its act together on the lenses which are smaller and lighter.

As far as I'm concerned, there is no point in using my L lenses with an adapter on the A7. The whole point of Mirrorless will be lost if all I save is a few grams in weight.

Thanks JR.

A7 + 55mm f1.8 is just a small combo I want to have to photograph my kids at Disneyland etc...

When they do ballet, swimming, and dancing I still have to pull out my bulky 5D III + 70-200. Trust me, I still have a plan on 300mm f2.8 IS II.

Zeiss lenses are quite solid - as good as Canon, based on what I see from RX1. Lenses  I would like to add to this compact system are:

Zeiss
1. 16 or 17mm
2. 85 or 135mm

No zoom for me in mirrorless world.

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Re: Sony A7 or A7R pre-order list
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2013, 01:13:18 AM »
I am extremely tempted by it, though it is definitely not on the cards (unfortunately).  More glass is required, and I agree with what is said above regarding using smaller lenses on it.

Maybe in a few iterations, when there is more glass. But damn...  it looks soooo good....  Come on canon...  get your head out of your arse and produce something beautiful and functional for us...  otherwise Sony are going to be the new leader (if they carry on the way they are going that is).
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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2013, 05:05:36 AM »
I have no interest in using this with any Sony glass in all fairness, or canon.
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Re: Sony A7 or A7R pre-order list
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2013, 06:15:05 AM »
Not on the pre-order list but I was going to purchase a 6D next year, I think A7 has replaced the this plan now. The A7 has generally better specs, more features [crop mode, swivel screen],most probably a better sensor and it'll probably be cheaper when I get it. It'll be great for a the studio and landscape/travel stuff.  Yeah, there's a lack of lenses but it's a new system, what do people expect? I can always use an adaptor to plug any holes until they get more lenses out, I'm not one for huge lens collections anyway as I don't do a wide variety of photography.
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« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2013, 12:57:56 PM »
The A7 is definitely on my wish list.

Samyang has already announced their support to FE mount. If the Zeiss 24-70 is good, with the addition of M-lenses it would make a mostly complete setup. People complain that the Zeiss is pricy, and that surprises me because it's considerably cheaper than the Canon counterpart.

If Sigma starts supporting it too I'll be all in. It's a perfect, portable system for almost everything. Even if I don't get one at this round, for sure I'll stop investing in a FF DSLR system. There are of course some things that need to mature, but I believe it is the future.

I might get a crop DSLR for wildlife. I don't think telezooms are going to be smaller on a mirrorless, and at that point I would prefer the more solid grip of a beefy camera.

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« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2013, 02:05:10 PM »
short register distance with class-leading FF sensor = nice compact back for whatever you want to put in front of it.  Smart thinking Sony!
This could be the sort of modular imaging tool that appeals to gear/tech geeks in a big way.  And the price point is practical enough.
I'm mildly excited by this product, it's really cool!  And useful for more than typical photo-video applications... microscopy for example.. astrophotography?

No pre-order for me, but I'll definitely keep it in mind for some goofy project to justify getting one.

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« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2013, 02:46:20 PM »
Just wonder why nobody wants A7R?  I personal perfer A7R than A7.  However, I will wait for reviews and more information for the metabones adapter.
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« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2013, 03:22:01 PM »
I'm interested, but I don't do pre-orders, so I'll wait for reviews first - and possibly that the price will drop a bit before buying it.

Otherwise, it's pretty much what I've been looking for: a lightweight full-frame camera that is more portable for trips than the Canon's crop bodies. I will still use the Canon's larger bodies closer home for better handling, but on trips, this is about perfect.

Especially if they get a 35/2 and a 85/2 (or 1.8s) out soon the A7 will be darn good for holidays, able to tack about anything I can think of and still be lighter to carry around than an APS-C body with 28/1.8 and 85/1.8.

Actually, thinking about it, I may sell the 28/1.8 and 85/1.8 soon.

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« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2013, 11:16:13 PM »
I'm interested, but I don't do pre-orders, so I'll wait for reviews first - and possibly that the price will drop a bit before buying it.
Otherwise, it's pretty much what I've been looking for: a lightweight full-frame camera that is more portable for trips than the Canon's crop bodies. I will still use the Canon's larger bodies closer home for better handling, but on trips, this is about perfect.

Especially if they get a 35/2 and a 85/2 (or 1.8s) out soon the A7 will be darn good for holidays, able to tack about anything I can think of and still be lighter to carry around than an APS-C body with 28/1.8 and 85/1.8.

Actually, thinking about it, I may sell the 28/1.8 and 85/1.8 soon.

A lot of people waited for the RX1 price to drop, well, is still selling at $2800 dollars - I'm glad. I hope the price of A7 and A7R will be the same.

Compared to Canon:
1. 5D III - $3500 one day, $2800 next day
2. 24-70II - $2300 one day, $1700 next day

As owner of Canon gear, I do feel little  :-\ >:( >:(about their pricing
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