a lot of pressure on Sony now ...

Started Jan 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Astrophotographer 10 Senior Member • Posts: 6,881
Re: a lot of pressure on Sony now ...
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Not by as much margin as you think. Sure full frame is full frame and the 24mp sensor is gorgeous.

But the EVF, the tracking AF of the XT1 (this could be the breakthrough in AF that stops DSLR uses switching - finally an AF unit that is good for moving objects), the manual focus aids, the frames per second (8 with tracking AF), the fast read/write speeds (260mb per sec), ISO dial on top with multiple manual swtiches, 6 customisable buttons, weather sealed.

OOC jpegs from Fuji are the best there are. The 56mm F1.2, 23mm F1.4, 35mm F1.4 lenses add to the allure. They are the Fuji holy trinity of prime lenses and are superb. They all are metal. They all have aperture rings. The zooms have image stabilisation.

The 10-24mm F4 zoom, the 14mm F2.8 with zero distortion, the about to be released 18-135mm F3.5 weather sealed zoom and further weather sealed zooms 16-55 F2.8, 50-150 F2.8. So the lens selection is pretty seductive. The lenses are right up there in quality with just about anything and AF is now pretty fast so it does leave much to be desired. There is also a rumour Adobe LR is about to release more support for the Xtrans system (its already very good and many other RAW converters out there are good as well - Photo Ninja, Aperture, Capture 1, Lightroom).

Having said that I love my A7r and A7r would still be the camera I reach for and also for video if were going to do that.

But I still plan to get a Fuji XT1 for my Fuji lenses.

I want 2 systems - the Sony emount and the Fuji X. That has been my conclusion after 2 years of evaluating the current camera market. I like them the best.

If an A8r came out with 54 mp full frame and in camera IBIS - wow. That would be light years ahead of anything.

Greg.

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