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

Started Apr 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
steve vida Regular Member • Posts: 447
Re: A contrarian viewpoint…...


From the sounds of your itinerey traveling light would be a big factor,the water proof factor another.I have no experience with the Nikon V system but for a compact system it seems they have a extensive lens range ,all with speedy AF. To change systems now would be a big step.I moved up to the A7 from a 5n but had a few legacy Nikon lenses & adapters so the A7 is made to appeal to my use of MF lenses.I have noticed that my photography has changed back to a slower & more planned approach,more often on a tripod with the A7.It is not a compact camera.

Your interest in surfing seems to  require  longer lenses unless you are in the water.I saw a few people in Hawaii at the Van`s Sunset beach contest shooting with 600 - 800mm huge grey telescopes,on tripods,but some had smaller hand held mirror lenses,what does Nikon offer you in this area?The tech side of digital photography changes so quickly these days, 6 months can bring many new breakthroughs.

 steve vida's gear list:steve vida's gear list
Sony Alpha NEX-5N Sony a7 Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS +7 more
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