Is A7R better for legacy manual focus lenses than A7?

Started Dec 11, 2013 | Questions thread
Carbon111 Contributing Member • Posts: 555
Re: Is A7R better for legacy manual focus lenses than A7?

Some things to consider:

The A7r and even A7 can handily out-resolve many vintage lenses and a lot of vintage lenses aren't very well coated, further reducing contrast and image quality.

So far, with my A7r, only the very best of my lenses have proved useful - my Leica rangefinder glass especially has been up to the task, but they're mostly modern pieces.

The native FE 35mm is astoundingly sharp, even when pixel-peeping. This lens will spend a lot of time on the camera. The 55mm looks to be even sharper. These lenses are bargains for the asking price in my opinion.

I'm not saying vintage glass is useless but I'm finding the A7r body doesn't really shine until you match it with a lens worthy of its massive resolution.

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Best Regards, James

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