Another Olympus E-M1 and SONY a7 walkabout test, high ISO

Started Jan 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
Daniel Wee
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Re: So what's the consenses between the E-M1 vs A7 regarding noise in stops?

I would possibly use both cameras, with primes. I have the Olympus 12-40 and it's an amazing lens. It's also plenty fast but for indoor weddings, it doesn't beat the primes. I would put a Olympus 45mm F1.8 or the venerable PanaLeica 25mm F1.4 on that. As a matter of fact I might just put my Olympus 12mm F2.0 on it for the wide shots because SONY doesn't yet have native fast auto-focusing wide angle lenses for the a7/r system yet. When it does show up, I suspect it will be large and expensive too.
Then for the a7, the kit lens just doesn't cut it. I'd go with the Carl Zeiss 55mm F1.8 for beautiful boken and isolation (shallow DoF). The Carl Zeiss 35mm F2.8 would be a secondary choice. This way, I can use both cameras where they're strong.

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Olympus C-2000 Zoom Nikon D70 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Sony a7S Sony a7R II +10 more
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