The A7II might be a better choice unless you really want the extra resolution of the R. The 24MP sensor performs pretty similarly in terms of DR and color, but might not cut it if you really want/need the extra resolution. I think the biggest feature is probably the additional autofocus points. I know the Metabones IV…
Ah, that’s a bummer. It’d be nice to find a trustworthy place for Soviet lenses. I have an Industar 50-2 (eBay) and I’m not sure if mine is a less than excellent copy, or if the lens just not all it’s cracked up to be. Tiny little thing though.
Oh, lucky you for having a great local camera shop! I should probably investigate some of the shops around me, but they don’t seem to have a lot of vintage gear, which is a bit of a bummer.
Where have your last lens purchases been from? I’ve heard not as great things about B&H and Adorama for used gear, but have only had positive experiences with KEH. Also, if you’re ever looking to buy newer used gear, LensRentals.com is pretty great. I’m not entirely sure how prices compare, but they test all the…
They’re great lenses, and the C/Y Zeiss lenses are pretty cheap. Plus they’ve got great manual focus feel and can be adapted to Canon.
Sony a7 with a mix of FE-mount and legacy lenses. I’m trying to move mostly to Zeiss lenses (Contax G, woo!), but doubt I’ll ever get down to just one mount or manufacturer.
The consensus there should not be taken seriously. As an a7 owner, I’ve seen that argument made more by DSLR owners trying to convince other DSLR owners not to switch than by mirrorless owners arguing the same thing. I’ve shot 120 pictures in a hike after starting at 16% and still had enough juice to turn the camera…
I rarely shoot portraits, but here’s my submission. Sony a7 + Contax G90.
No experience with Sigma, but I’ve seen a lot of positive images and heard a lot of good things about the Art lenses.
Nope, no roof rack. Home Depot might be the way to go.
To be fair, it’s not just the tree. I’ll make sure to call you next time I need to move a fridge or some furniture too!
I’ve thought about it. I already have the G adapter (I own the 90 too), and the 45 is physically a tiny bit smaller than the 50. Couple that with adapter sharing and I can get my hiking kit down a lot. Add in AF, because it would be a definite boon sometimes, and that I’ve seen them for around $350 and it’s decided.
f/2 is plenty on FF. I rarely shoot my 58/1.2 below f/2, just because the DoF is so narrow. It’s not a pain to focus most of the time, but it’s just too narrow. Plus, the bokeh smooths out a lot at f/2.
Do it! I was thinking about picking up one of those, but ended up going with a slightly wider Zeiss Planar, the Contax G 45/2. Or I will, once I sell my 58/1.2. Would you mind sharing a link to the Leicast adapter though? I hadn’t heard of that one and the Voigtlander and Hawk’s adapters are a bit rich for my blood.…
Unreal is definitely how I would describe this. It’s also probably my favorite from the gallery. They’re all excellent though.
Right. The focal length doesn’t change, but the field of view will change. Sorry I didn’t word that particularly clearly the first time.
Stephen said it pretty well, but I’d echo his words. I love my A7, but it’d be a lot cheaper for you to go with a 5DIII or the 6D than the A7(R)II. 6D will be a bit better in low light, but 5DIII has better AF and would probably be a better all around camera, especially for shooting cars.
I love the Industar! I never use it because it can’t keep up with the sensor on my A7, but it’s such a cool looking lens.
Maybe their model is an elf? Maybe they took the sample image with a rectilinear UWA at MFD?
Man, that looks fun. I can’t imagine trying to hand-hold it, or use it shooting anything that moves, and I’m sure the MFD is hilariously long, but I absolutely wouldn’t mind a chance to shoot with it.