Is the a7 as good as they say and what kind of lens cost am I looking at?

Started Apr 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
Aasmund G Senior Member • Posts: 1,010
Re: Is the a7 as good as they say and what kind of lens cost am I looking at?

handofguido wrote:

DonSantos wrote:

I'm not sure you need the a7 as a beginner.

Your just beginning. Take it slow. Take the v1 to it's limit and actually learn what you would gain when upgrading to a full frame camera.

In terms of upgrade path you'll probably be more happy with the a6000.



At current price points I do not really see the point of bying a 800 USD Aps-c, to my knowledge there are absolutely no advantages in an aps-c compared to full frame. If you are a beginner either go for something at 400 USD +/- 100 including lens or you might as well drop a couple of C's and have a camera that you will be happy with for 5 years instead of 3. The issue is the lens selection, where to me it would make more sense to just get the LA-EA4 and buy a bunch of cheap legacy lenses and see what focal lengths you enjoy. for $200 you can beercan, 50 1.7 and a reasonably fast normal zoom of your liking. When you know what you like go get an FE prime to have a more compact solution.

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