Selling my D800E for WHAT?!?

Started 6 months ago | Discussions thread
unknown member
(unknown member)
Like?
Re: Selling my D800E for WHAT?!?
In reply to LCplHerold, 6 months ago

LCplHerold wrote:

Hello everyone.

I am currently a working as a 2nd shooter (and sometimes as 1st) for Wedding/Corporate event gigs.

I currently am invested in Nikon gear (D800E, 24-70 2.8, 70-200 2.8, etc) but I also own a Sony A7r. I only use a Leica 50mm summicron on my A7r so I have no experience with how it autofocuses. When I am shooting I normally carry my A7r w/ Leica 50mm on one shoulder and my D800e on the other with a 70-200mm, this usually covers what I need unless I need a wide shot.

The funny thing is, I find myself shooting far, far more with my A7r than I do with my D800e, and it not the choice in lens. The A7r just feels far more comfortable and reliable (I have never been good at MF with a OVF but with a EVF it is a different story).

So here is my question:

I am contemplating selling ALL my nikon gear and in turn buying an A7, FE 24-70, FE 70-200. Is this a poor idea?

My one fear is when I do start to 1st shoot more than the AF will murder me, as I hear nothing but complaints about both the A7r's and the A7's autofocus. I get the feeling from the way people trash it than in a lower light scenario I will have next to useless AF.

What would you recommend and why?

Thank you for your time in reading this.

All the best,

LCpl. Herold

WHY?

You have a very capable camera in the D800 and a fine selection of lenses already.

Why buy in to a new system that requires inferior lenses and AF.

Don't get me wrong, I love my A7r, but wouldn't rely on it for capturing low light situations or faster action.  You are in the service industry, do the best for your clients.  In your situation I would get a second hand D4 or DF.  You already have the lenses.  With both the D800 and other Nikon, you have 2 cameras and very little lens changing.

My 2 cents worth.

 Bruce Granofsky's gear list:Bruce Granofsky's gear list
Sony RX1 Leica M9 Nikon D4 Leica M Typ 240 Sony Alpha 7R +16 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
A7SNew
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow