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choosing between X-T1 and Sony A7

Started Feb 1, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: choosing between X-T1 and Sony A7
In reply to Chrisd999, Feb 1, 2014

Hundminen wrote:

My $0.02; Last year I dumped my D800 and heavy lenses, and switched to the Fuji X-E1, and some great XF lenses, and I have no regrets at all. As a bit of a gear junkie, I did lust for the A7r for a while, since it has that great sensor in a small form factor. But even though the A7/A7R camera body is small, FF lenses will always be larger and more expensive than equivalent APS-C lenses of the same speed (aperture), and I didn't want to get back into a bag full of heavy lenses again. The first batch of Sony/Zeiss FE lenses may be reasonably sized to match the smaller body but these are all much slower lenses, so for me they offer no real advantage over the Fuji X system.

The Sony lens are not "much slower" then the eqv Fuji lenses, the fact is a lot of people want super fast lenses but never actually use them wide open, the Sony 35mm may only be f2.8 but its less than half the weight of the Fuji 23mm plus its cheaper and smaller which is the whole point of having a small system camera, having used both the Fuji 23, Sony 35, Fuji 35 and Sony 55 there really is no comparison, the Sony lenses are much sharper edge to edge.

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