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Is the a7 as good as they say and what kind of lens cost am I looking at?

Started Apr 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Is the a7 as good as they say and what kind of lens cost am I looking at?
In reply to D Cox, Apr 16, 2014

D Cox wrote:

bryanchicken wrote:

How is the A7 vastly better with regards to legacy lenses? APS-C legacy lenses will be in lower res crop mode on the A7 but full sensor on the A6000.

Half frame legacy lenses are a tiny minority. Really, the lenses for the Olympus Pen F are the only ones you might find.

Yes, wide angle will be wider on A7 but telephoto will be more tele on A6000, so we'll call that a draw.

Yes, smaller pixels are definitely better for long tele lenses. Until the a6000 appeared, the NEX-7 was king for birds in flight.

Small pixels are also better for macro.

But generally, and particularly in low light, the A7 gives outstanding results.

I see it more as "swings and roundabouts" with regards to what is better for legacy lenses, especially, as someone else pointed out, the focal reducer option which makes APS-C more adaptable due to each lens fullfilling 2 FLs. Even if the A7 does give better IQ

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