Ooooh Noooo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Started Feb 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
Bart Hickman Veteran Member • Posts: 7,256
Re: Ooooh Noooo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Euell wrote:

bigley Ling wrote:

Bart Hickman wrote:

Euell wrote:

Yatta yatta. The folks who bought the A7 or A7r should buy an upgraded camera in a few months after having bought their A7 or A7r within the last few months??!! Oh, my. Sony screwed these people.

You're not making any sense. The folks who bought those cameras knew they weren't getting top flight AF. If they wanted that, there were plenty of other options on the market not sold by Sony.

As I recall, Sony was not advertising "world's fastest AF" when they announced the A7 (A7r doesn't even have PDAF as far as I know.) Production schedule has little to do with something that might be based on hardware improvements (new sensor, new processor.)

"Scant months" is an eternity when your paycheck depends on a steady flow of new products. A7 and A7r are a particular market segment with no peers regardless of AF performance. The A6000 market is much more competitive in terms of AF.


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agree with you. Sony makes different models to target different markets. Obviously they want their APS-C (a6000) model to be more sports orientated, whereas the full frame (a7 nand A7r) is more aimed at portraits and nature where IQ, bokeh and artistry is dominant and where focused subjects do not move out of the focal plane in any kind of haste.

Disagree. None of the small mirrorless (Leica similar shaped) are well suited for use with long telephoto lenses suitable for sports. DSLR's far better in that regard.

What do other mirrorless cameras have to do with anything?  We're not talking about professional sports shooting here and we're not talking about DSLR's.  We're just comparing the A7 with the A6000.

The 55-210 is small and light and a joy to handle IMO, it just needs a focus servo that thinks more quickly than the NEX-6.

The E-mount system needs a 300mm light-weight zoom (70-300, F/4-5.6 sort of lens).


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