Who is buying a Sony A7/r to use with Pentax FA Limited lenses?

Started Oct 16, 2013 | Polls thread
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Re: Who is buying a Sony A7/r to use with Pentax FA Limited lenses?

waxwaine wrote:

viking79 wrote:

waxwaine wrote:

Maybe good for 50mm to wider focal lenght, but since A7(r) doesn´t come with ibis, could be useless for 75mm and above that. And a useless camera for a us2000, is something to think about.

Ah, no. The more I use IBIS the less I actually like it. Even in my A99 I find that it randomly blurs images for no apparent reason. IBIS can totally be substituted with a tripod.

I can't imagine the convinience of carrying a tripod instead of ibis on body.

I.e. it isn't really a required feature, just nice if you don't want to carry a tripod but don't mind giving up a bit of image quality over what a tripod can offer.

For sure tripods helps to get good pictures but purchase an expensive camera sopoused to be compact, and have to carry also a tripod, an adapter and no AF lenses, you loose all the original compactness idea.

Sure, I like having IBIS, but don't really notice much when I don't have it, the trick is to just watch and make sure you don't let your shutter speed drop too much. Usually subject movement is the limiting factor anyway.

Eric

For a subequiped FF camera I'm more interested on a D610 with nikkors lenses. I don't see any convinience on a compact FF camera that obligate me to carry a tripod and adapter and non completely funtional lenses, with limited performance of the setup. IMHO A7 being an interest experiment, it's also a fish hook for gear-heads. Maybe in to a future, A8 resolve the problem.

If you care about dead on autofocus, and flash accuracy, go with Nikon, your picture will always be sharp but colour rendition will be slightly lacking especially in the skin tone area.

Pentax's strength is in the contrast and colour rendition produced from its lens and the feel cannot be reproduced with other lenses through software tweaking.  Unfortunately putting the lenses from the film era on the cropped sensor doesn't allow the same kind of bokeh as reproduced on 35mm film.  If you want digital camera with true full frame (as converse to focal reducers), the sony a7/r is the only choice, but one with amazing potential in terms of versatility (I have lenses from Nikon, Pentax, and Minolta).

AF and TTL are convenient, but there are times when the imperfect AI can actually work against you.  My point is there is no such thing as the perfect camera, that photography ultimately depends on the person holding the gear and not the gear itself.  Keep in mind, before AF and TTL are invented, people still managed to take great pictures.

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