a7S high ISO claim - - -over hyped or not ?

Started Jul 3, 2014 | Discussions thread
Jefenator Senior Member • Posts: 2,603
Re: a7S high ISO claim - - -over hyped or not ?

LSHorwitz1 wrote:

The improvement from a NEX-7 is substantial, and especially if the majority of use is indoors with a relatively slow zoom lens, my typical situation. Seems like an a7S is an appropriate next step for me, but hate to "start over again" with new full frame lenses. My NEX-7 and 5 lenses have depreciated very quickly over a couple years of ownership.

That's a tough call. I know something of what you speak - I took a real bruising with the SEL24 and I bought mine used! 

Going to a larger format can be a good way to experience the full brunt of the law of diminishing returns. (How many thousands do we want to spend per extra stop of usable ISO?)

Using legacy glass was the big trick for me. If these A7 bodies could use only FE lenses, I would probably have to wait another couple years. (As it is, tempting as they seem, part of me is hesitant to invest in the official Sony lenses. I have definite concerns about QC, depreciation and future viability. All the while my legacy glass is doing great and I can still jump to Fuji or even Canon with a couple of cheap adapters.)

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