Sold my Nikon D7100 & 18-300 today morning and ordered the Sony a7 with the kit lens (28-70mm) a few minutes ago ... will try to get the metabones EOS adapter when it becomes available. I had stopped buying sony products a very long time ago due to abandoned product lines ... hope they keep to their word this time and are committed to the FF mirrorless lens line up without any rude shocks.
Rienzphotoz - Looks like you have had the a7 for over a month now, do you recommend it? How does image quality, AF and the overall user experience compare with you Canon and Nikon DSLR's?
Hi bholliman ... for me the Sony a7 is a compliment to my existing Canon & Nikon gear, not a replacement. For me photography is a fun hobby, so I just eyeball the images that my gear is able to produce in real normal situations rather than get into reading test charts and stuff ... so take my opinion with a pinch of salt. 1.
Image quality is on par with 5D MK III 2.
AF is definitely not as fast as 5D MK III3.
Great Wifi connectivity with almost no lag between the photo/video on cam and phone.4.
I can use all my current Canon, Tamron & Sigma lens on a7 (using a small adapter) with Auto Focus (except for 50 f/1.4 which does not AF with the metabones adapter).5.
Lot more fun than the 5D MK III, bcoz it is light weight and the apps make complex editing easy and fun.
Let me elaborate a bit with an example on the last part ... I like timelapse, but with 5D MK III I had to take the photos, import to LR5, edit, then take to another software to complete the timelapse and export/publish it ... but with the a7 the timelapse app does everything for me i.e. taking photos to editing and converting them into a timelapse video, so I don't need to do a lot work for editing and still get some great timelapse footage ready to be shared with my family and friends.