How to shoot with manual lenses on the A7/r?

Started Jan 10, 2014 | Discussions thread
osv Veteran Member • Posts: 9,970
Re: How to shoot with manual lenses on the A7/r?

Minomaniac wrote:

Carsfeverguy wrote:

Great reply. I am falling in love with this camera.

And the Leica lenses are just yummy.

Any way to only press once and get into focus magnification?

Good for you. I'm beginning to hate mine. It's not the body that annoys me, it's the firmware. All the things you criticise and more where already solved in the NEX 7:

- when you attach a lens without aperture control to the NEX there is no blinking F. It just says "--"

irrelevant nit-picking.

- zooming with one button click is no problem

don't need it.

- there is no annoying air plane symbol in the pictures while reviewing with exif information

never noticed any such problem.

- you can zoom the review picture comfortable with the command button and wheel

I wonder if things that are not on the a7 series aren't there because sony's market research revealed that most people don't care about it?

- native lenses can be used in Auto ISO. They even managed to screw that one up on A7r. 1/focal length is much to slow for constantly sharp pics with 36 MP at pixel level.

I have zero desire to use auto iso, i'd much rather use full manual control, i'd suggest that you learn how to do the same, your pictures will be the better for it.

I' very curious now what surprises a firmware update will bring. Can it get even worse?

yes, it could be worse, you could still be shooting on a nex-7, with it's kiddie-sized sensor, and the associated inability to use wide angle glass to it's fullest... among other things.

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