Are you tempted to switch to Sony A7 or get one as well as your Fuji?

Started Oct 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
forpetessake Veteran Member • Posts: 4,892
Re: Are you tempted to switch to Sony A7 or get one as well as your Fuji?

Stilograph wrote:

Honestly, and for the first time in years, yes.

But not until they introduce 24-70 2.8, 35 1,4, 70-200 2.8 and 85 1.4.

And the AF needs to be DSLR-snappy.

But you know, I really doubt that at full frame and large apertures, the system is not going to have a big weight advantage over D600.

When you add fast lenses the system becomes heavier and the advantage of light body is lost. There is no way to circumvent the laws of physics, an equally fast lens for any sensor size will have comparable size and weight within design limitations. So that might explain the fact that Sony chose to go with slower lenses now to keep the weight down. Eventually they'll likely add big fast lenses as well just to cover all the bases. In any case, those slower lenses collect more light than the fast lenses on smaller formats (APS-C by 1.5x factor or m4/3 by 2x factor). So ultimately the A7 is not targeting FF DSLR market, it's targeting the market occupied by APS-C and m4/3 cameras offering better quality in the same size/weight category. The downside is price, but it will go down quickly in a year or two.

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