K01, who is "ugly" now?

Started 11 months ago | Discussions thread
marike6
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In reply to pedroboe100, 11 months ago

I have to agree that the A7 is not a very nice design.  The hard edges of the prism just look weird. The shape of the prism might work in Cairo, but it looks strange on the A7.

It might be a nice camera and the body prices are reasonable.  But the prices for the lenses are extremely high even for FF lenses.  In the US, 800 USD for a Sony 35 f/2.8 and 1000 USD for a 55 f/1.8. Yikes.  I can't even think of a modest f/2.8 prime like the 35mm Sony that is close to $1000 in any other brands.

At least on a Nikon or Canon FF you can mount a $200 50 f/1.8 with terrific optics.  1000 USD for a 55 f/1.8 normal lens???  Yikes.

Camera aesthetics don't have any relevance to IQ or handling, but for many they do factor into pride of ownership.

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