Any A7R users considering A6000 to complement their shooting?

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Chrisd999
Chrisd999 Contributing Member • Posts: 883
Any A7R users considering A6000 to complement their shooting?

I'm loving my A7R which I'm using primarily for landscape, travel, and a bit of portrait shooting, with wide to medium lenses anywhere between the 14mm and 85mm FL's. Action and nature/wildlife photography are less important to me, but nevertheless I am feeling a bit left out when it comes to action shots requiring fact continuous focus, or longer (200mm+) FL's where the shutter vibration effects are reported. Therefore, I am thinking of picking up the relatively inexpensive A6000 one or two longer NEX zooms, which will complement the A7R weakness areas, and keep the whole e-mount system compatible, and satisfy the need for the limited action and wildlife shooting that I enjoy.

Are any A7R users out there thinking the same thing?

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slpianoproject Forum Member • Posts: 83
Re: Any A7R users considering A6000 to complement their shooting?

Yes I totally agree with you and I'm considering the same thing. For when FF is not needed or in areas where the A7R fails it would be a good backup / complement camera. On top of that its cheaper than any of the A7's lenses available so...

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miro3 Senior Member • Posts: 2,396
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yes, but there are concerns about the IQ of the A6000 so far, and so I will wait for a while

John Triebe Contributing Member • Posts: 680
Re: Any A7R users considering A6000 to complement their shooting?

Yes, I'm getting rid of my NEX-7 and replacing it with the A6000. The menus between the NEX-7 and the A7R are considerably different and create problems when I'm carrying both cameras. The A6000 will minimize the difference with no loss in image quality. The faster focus is just an added bonus.

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EthanP99 Senior Member • Posts: 2,420
Re: Any A7R users considering A6000 to complement their shooting?

im hovering my mouse over the buy button now

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seventn Regular Member • Posts: 405
Re: Any A7R users considering A6000 to complement their shooting?

I have the a7r and have an a6000 on order. Will compliment the a7r well when I need fast af and tracking/fast burst rates. Can't wait to try my FE lenses on it.

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dbm305 Senior Member • Posts: 1,626
Yup: A 6000 arrives tomorrow

Yup!

We have an a6000 arriving tomorrow!

It's primarily for catching our dogs in action; we plan to use the 70-200F4 so there'll be no incompatible lenses.

But we are getting it with the legendarily bad 16-50 kit, coz it cost very little more than the body and will make the camera into a walk around for my wife when she's not shooting the dogs.

It'll be interesting to see just how bad it is, and whether I can talk her into upgrading it if it is...

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tn1krr Senior Member • Posts: 1,072
Re: Already using the A7R + A6000 pair

Hundminen wrote:

I'm loving my A7R which I'm using primarily for landscape, travel, and a bit of portrait shooting, with wide to medium lenses anywhere between the 14mm and 85mm FL's. Action and nature/wildlife photography are less important to me, but nevertheless I am feeling a bit left out when it comes to action shots requiring fact continuous focus, or longer (200mm+) FL's where the shutter vibration effects are reported. Therefore, I am thinking of picking up the relatively inexpensive A6000 one or two longer NEX zooms, which will complement the A7R weakness areas, and keep the whole e-mount system compatible, and satisfy the need for the limited action and wildlife shooting that I enjoy.

Are any A7R users out there thinking the same thing?

Got my A6000 (with kit lens) some days ago. I think it is a perfect baby brother A7R; very similar menu/UI, minimal shutter delay + EFCS makes it more easy/casual shooter, AF/tracking (and shutter delay) makes it a good action shooter. I should get my FE 70-200/4 OSS in about a week, planning to use it in both bodies; A6000 for action, A7R for portraits and for more reach with static subjects. I'll only be using the A6000 with FE lenses aside the kit 16-50 PZ, the FE35/55 are very very good even with Nex-7 (according to dxomark), should be even a little better with the A6000.

I think A6000 compliments the A7R perfectly; lot's of complementary functionality and a backup body for same glass.

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kdrk888 Regular Member • Posts: 298
Re: Any A7R users considering A6000 to complement their shooting?

Too bad there is no native e mount 70-400mm. Otherwise the A6000 would be the perfect camera (AF, FPS, buffer) for sports that I am looking for. Both Nikon or Canon have no ASP-C offering with similar specs, not even close. But they have the lenses....

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John Triebe wrote:

Yes, I'm getting rid of my NEX-7 and replacing it with the A6000. The menus between the NEX-7 and the A7R are considerably different and create problems when I'm carrying both cameras. The A6000 will minimize the difference with no loss in image quality. The faster focus is just an added bonus.

Very wise. I personally cannot keep the A6000 because I still want the N7 as my main camera, and switching back and forth between A6000 and N7 is a major pain. Either of those cameras are great, but they're not meant to be comfortably used side by side. OTOH, A6000 and A7 will be fine, as they are very similar in controls and UI.

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JohnK Veteran Member • Posts: 6,792
Re: No need, my wife takes care of that! :) NT

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quezra Senior Member • Posts: 3,915
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Definitely, because it makes all my primes two focal lengths. When I got the A7 it felt like my prime collection doubled overnight. My NEX-5N is wearing down and will need to be replaced and the a6000 is almost certainly going to be the one that does it. I can even afford to wait till some real price cuts are made as long as my 5N doesn't fall apart before then.

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qianp2k Forum Pro • Posts: 10,350
Re: Any A7R users considering A6000 to complement their shooting?

Probably not.  After getting used to FF many years, hard to return to APS-C.  Also don't want to build up any APS-C lenses.  I might get an A7 later when it becomes really cheap or waiting A8 with A6000 AF but that will also depend on availability of FE 16-35 and hope it's excellent.

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Godfrey Forum Pro • Posts: 29,008
Re: Any A7R users considering A6000 to complement their shooting?

I use an Olympus E-M1 as complement to my A7, but I might also add an A7r body at some point.

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Tuloom Senior Member • Posts: 1,805
Re: Any A7R users considering A6000 to complement their shooting?

quezra wrote:

Definitely, because it makes all my primes two focal lengths. When I got the A7 it felt like my prime collection doubled overnight.

Yes, yes, yes and double yes.

Paul712 Regular Member • Posts: 286
Re: Any A7R users considering A6000 to complement their shooting?

I am currently using both A7R and NEX-7.  I like this combo as I avoid changing lences and able to better utilize my investment in APS E-Lenses.  I am considering replacing NEX-7 with A6000, but, not in a hurry to order it yet.

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