Pekka Potka's take on the A7R and the EM1

Started Nov 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
Brian Caslis
Brian Caslis Senior Member • Posts: 2,929
Re: The irony is...

TrapperJohn wrote:

The A7 is not a system. It's just a body, with Sony hoping someone else will make decent FF glass for it.

True that they do have some NEX lenses, but if you go that route it crops to APS, and what you have is an EM5 without the killer IBIS, and without a decent lens selection.

So I look at the fuss over the A7, and have to ask - where's the glass? Where's the PL25 1.4, or the 75 1.8, or the 12-40 F2.8, or the 35-100 F2.8, or the 7-14, or the 20 1.7, or the 75-300, or the...

Without glass, the A7 is headed right for what FF Alpha became once all the fuss dies down: unable to make any headway against the C/N DSLR's because it never got the lens selection it needed to become a complete system.

Very good summary. Maybe Sony will deliver the lenses this time. Maybe nobody will care and use adapted lenses. But this is what prevents me from preordering this system. In six months, who knows. But Sony's track record here is less than stellar.

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