Michael Reichmann's take on smaller full frame Sony FE mount lenses

Started Dec 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
rhlpetrus Forum Pro • Posts: 25,823
He has a point

The issue is: what's the best size/weight for a particular style of shooting? Thus, no one will think a D4 is too large if the lens is 300mm f/2.8 or a 600mm f/4. It is too large if all one shoots with is WA to portrait FL and doesn't need the body features, so an A7's size is ok.

Next is lenses sizes. Smaller flange distance makes the typical WA to portrait FL available in more compact sizes than the typical dslrs variety. My Leica 35 f/2 is really small (of course, no AF engine), it would fit well the A7 and still be a very light and compact system.

People complain about the corner issues with the A7 and Leica lenses, but what about distortion corrections used by most ML cameras, so this is a thing that will evelve quickly. The new Zeiss lenses available for the A7 seem to be excellent.

Is an A7 with the typical dedicated lens still too large and heavy? Can't really say, haven't used one, but surely ML FF may well be the way of the future for enthusiasts, combining the best IQ and a relatively small and light system.

Time will tell (and my bet is that that time is related to when Canon and Nikon enter the game).

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