artington wrote:Notwithstanding my hopes, the comments in the attached link suggests that adapted legacy-glass may not be all it's cracked up to be, which is a shame. It certainly would make one thing twice about using an adapted tilt-shift lens.
http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.co ... asons.html
Greg Beetham wrote:I didn’t find in the specs (unless I missed it) if either camera had an X-sync port, I know if I had too chose between either having an HDMI port or an X-sync port I know which one I’d want.
Designing cameras is a daunting task for sure, but by and large people buy a camera to take photos, not for charging batteries. A camera at those prices without a supplied charger, Sony you have to be kidding.
I’d have to mark them down for not having an onboard flash as well.
I’d have to further mark them down for not having stabilization for its main purpose in life, for use with legacy lenses. (With a means of entering the focal length into the camera).
It’s all very well to say a new direction in cameras is a stroke of marketing genius and will attract lots of buyers, but in order to sell it has to be useful and have some kind of superiority in something to justify its existence, at the moment all these have to offer mainly is reduced size.
If the reduction in size also means a reduction in being useful with some aspects of photography then the whole idea retreats into being a solution to a non-existing problem, an advance sideways, or nor even that.
As for them being good for scenic work, we haven’t seen any image examples yet, so it might pay to wait and see how that turns out with various lenses, maybe even an FE mount lens if one can be found.
Your comment about using legacy glass did remind me that one of the major omissions from the Alpha lens line-up is the lack of a TS lens which maybe an A7+adaptor might address (we hope!).
DPReview.Samyang announces five full frame E-mount lenses
Samyang has announced that it will be making five full frame lenses in E mount, which will be the first third party optics compatible with the A7 and A7R. The lenses are all based on existing designs, namely the 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC, 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC, 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC, 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC, and the T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC tilt-and-shift. All feature manual focus and aperture operation, and will be available within 2 months. As these are essentially SLR lenses with an adapter tube permanently fitted, they won't offer any of the size advantages achievable by 'native' lenses.
Birma wrote:No surprises then on features but I didn't expect the to be so keenly priced from the off. I am attracted by the 7r sensor, but left wondering if I prefer it in the A99 body . I will be interested to see how AF compares between the two to see if the 7 is better for me as a walkaround.
Does this section of the forum need to change name now?
bakubo wrote:I wonder how many people will continue to pay $2800 for the RX1 without an EVF when the A7 can be bought for $1700 + cost of a lens and it includes an EVF? (U.S. prices) I know that many people love the RX1 and have enjoyed using it for the last 6 months.
Vidgamer wrote:bakubo wrote:I wonder how many people will continue to pay $2800 for the RX1 without an EVF when the A7 can be bought for $1700 + cost of a lens and it includes an EVF? (U.S. prices) I know that many people love the RX1 and have enjoyed using it for the last 6 months.
I think the only reason to get an RX1 at this point is if you want a no-hassle built-in lens. .
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