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chrysoberyl

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Re: Been with Canon for 12 years - wait or jump ship?
« Reply #135 on: December 04, 2017, 10:02:10 AM »
I am not jumping ship.  I have considered an a7R III, but this thread and others on this forum (and the Sony forum) have convinced me the time is not right.  The time will be right when Sony or Canon comes out with a reasonably-priced 400 or 500mm f/5 or f/5.6.  Which will be first?
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Re: Been with Canon for 12 years - wait or jump ship?
« Reply #135 on: December 04, 2017, 10:02:10 AM »

smithcon

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Re: Been with Canon for 12 years - wait or jump ship?
« Reply #136 on: December 04, 2017, 01:36:25 PM »
I ended up jumping ship; picked up my A7R III on Friday from BestBuy, piling up rewards points and using a 10% discount coupon I had, I was able to get it for about 2600 (thanks to some appliance purchases earlier in the year). 

I am having some trouble getting used to the different ergonomics, and am keeping my Canon bodies for the time being to keep my EF and EF-S lenses going when I need to use them action-fast AF, but the A7R III is definitely giving me some usability benefits.  Love the fact that all of my lenses, even my cheapo Rokinon 14mm 2.8 and EF-S 8mm fisheye, can now benefit from stabilization and focus peaking.

I only have one Sony native lens so far, a 24-70 2.8 (also bought with the 10% off), but it works a treat.  I did not have the Canon 24-70 2.8 (I had the Tamron 24-70 2.8 IS Mk 1) so that lens was my logical starting point.  Not in any hurry to replace my glass; I'll be able to use my Canon lenses on the Sony for anything but action, as they seem to focus pretty quickly and accurately, if a little slow.

Part of me still hopes Canon wakes up and creates an A7R III-competetive body soon, in which case my Sony will most likely be on used market, but as long Canon continues to dominate market share, I don't see them getting innovative in that way.         

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Re: Been with Canon for 12 years - wait or jump ship?
« Reply #137 on: December 04, 2017, 01:44:52 PM »
Innovative = copying another company?

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Re: Been with Canon for 12 years - wait or jump ship?
« Reply #138 on: December 04, 2017, 01:50:15 PM »
Sorry I did not read all the pages...

I am wondering too if I need to go to the new A7riii.
Really temptated by the eye focus feature.

Here are the 2 problems stopping me :
1- metabones adaptator seems not to control all canon lenses. Seems to be worst with sigma (I have the 35mm ART, the 50mm ART the 135 f2 L , the 100mm 2.8 L and the 24-70 f4). And more, metabones seems NOT to handle eye focus...
2- the two times reviewers posted raw files of the Sony, Focus was more on lips than on eyes (but reviewers were proud to promote the Sony performance..)
I love fast apertures, and perhaps eye detection on the Sony can’t be so efficient at f1.4...

So my options are to take a 5d mark 4 , jump to Sony, or wait a mirrorless from Canon.

Some says that dslr will die. Not sure what he does mean for a 5d4 owner in fact (and not sure it will happen)...

Thank for your advices.

I disagree. Eye AF works best with fast primes, especially at f1.4. How do I know??? I use my a9 + FE50f1.4 everyday.

Have you try Sony Eye _AF?

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Re: Been with Canon for 12 years - wait or jump ship?
« Reply #138 on: December 04, 2017, 01:50:15 PM »