Galbertson: One other question...i have great nikkor glass gor 70's. Can they adapt to a7r? Is old manual lenses be good glass on digital ff camera. Do only late lenses specific to digital bodies be best for image quality.?
I use 1970s and 1980s Leica film camera lenses on my digital M9 and no problems arise. I also use slr lenses on adapters to fit the M9, Nikon 20mm AF and Olympus-mount Tokina 17mm manual. These work well stopped down a little to maximise definition. I sometimes use a 12mm Voigtlander f5.6 on the full-frame M9. The results are amazing but I need to use Cornerfix to deal with cyan-tinted vignetted edges to the image (or crop a little). I don't think I have any digital-age lenses to use on the M9. At Leica prices I can't imagine buying one. Philip
brycesteiner: Any samples? I wouldn't mind having a non-fisheye lens at 8.5 and keeping the focus in state. On a ultra wide lens I don't usually have to make many changes to focus anyway.
You could leave it on infinity mostly. I use a 12mm on a FX-format camera and it hardly ever needs focussing at f5.6 or f8. Philip
Results like my 17mm Tokina on a Leica M9, needs stopping down for sharpnessbut very usefulPhil
tjbates: Fascinating subject. One of the main reasons why FF has become less desirable is the size and weight of lenses. A different design approach to the lens/ sensor relationship could help miniaturize lenses.
I was put off a Nikon D4 and zoom lenses due to the total weight of the outfit so bought a Leica M9 which weighs much less. No zoom lenses really, just a range of fixed focal lengths by Leica and others. Buy a lot of lenses and you get a very heavy outfit! I could manage with 4 or 5.Philip
davidrm: "We've reached out to Adobe". FFS, can't you just say "asked" ??? Or do you prefer to leverage new paradigms rather than use English?
what does leverage new paradigms mean?
Fox Fisher: Why people are obsessed with sensor sizes? If you insist saying that APS-C is always better than m4/3 then Medium Format should be above all... Lets all go buy a medium format then.... as you can see comparing a camera with just a sensor size is irrational. It's all comes down to individual buyers taste and use and the end of the day.
Spec wise it's a great camera. It fills the boxes where Olympus E-P5 left empty. It will be painful to sell my beloved RX100 for this awesome camera with awesome lens selections.
Larger format in film was always associated with higher quality. Obviously lens quality and photographer's talent played a big part too. Something similar applies to photo sensors but the quality of these improves as later generations arrive. My M9 Leica, an old fashioned camera, gives me much better results than my M4/3 Olympus EPL 3 but I have not tried the OM-D that has a later sensor. I imagine the Leica M240, being the most recent of the M9 type, is the sharpest- it is certainly the most overpriced. Philip
GSD_ZA: I'm sure it will be a very competent piece of kit, but I just couldn't justify one of these over a Sony NEX7 or one of the excellent Panasonic mirrorless/interchangeable lens options.
This has a better zoom than my Pana.G2 and looks smaller. I have heard dealers criticise Sony's after sales service . My Lumixes have never gone wrong, nor my Canon shirt pocket cameras so I cannot rate their service departments! As to flash I rarely need it.PL