choosing between X-T1 and Sony A7

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John M Roberts Senior Member • Posts: 2,102
Re: The lenses for FF ML could be smaller than SLR's

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

Do they have to be larger? If they can make the Leica M lenses small for full frame then I would think with out the mirror, requiring retro focus adjustments in design for SLR's, that auto focus and IS would be the only thing causing the lens more bulk which would still be smaller than SLR lenses.

I'm not willing to give up on my D800e yet and I do have the X-E1 for compact needs. If the lenses for the A7r could be of what I mentioned then I think I would lean for more MP capture. But as you say, if I have to end up using the same sized lenses as my Nikon, forget it. Having just a smaller body only won't cut it.

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.

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