No wonder Sony did not bother...

Started Feb 12, 2020 | Discussions thread
tqlla Veteran Member • Posts: 6,051
Re: No wonder Sony did not bother...

PWPhotography wrote:

tqlla wrote:

PWPhotography wrote:

Nope there is a compromised as you already admitted, more or less. Longer FL, more compromises as nobody shoot Canon long EF lenses on R bodies in sport and wildlife except for testing purposes.

That's a limitation of the camera, not the fact that they are adapted lenses.

LOL. As I said let wait and see when R5 released that adapted lenses can shoot full 20fps with full AF/AE? I know you have a wishful thinking. Hope you will get a R5 and test then but I will not count on it

The fact that Canon supports all of their current EF lenses via adapter with full AF and AFC is a big win for Canon vs Sony, in the transitional user support department.

But it has compromise, more or less. Let's wait to see AF-C tracking with EF long lenses especially super-tele lenses adapted on R5. I don't believe that hype. Sooner or later Canon and Nikon also have to design and release native RF and Z long lenses to fully leverage potential of their future ML 1Dx III and D6 cameras.

Sony has constantly thrown hurdles in the way of migrating users. 3FPS, no AFC in video, 10 year old AF for the LA-EA4. In fact they only allowed for the additional AF-zones with the LA-EA3+A7iii, because they were "Forced to" by Canon.

Probably the original design limits that. I don't have any Sony A-mount history. I moved from Canon FF DSLR.

Also its shady that Sony only allows for adapted 10FPS with the A9. Whereas Sigma and Metabones can 10FPS and video AFC for many lenses on the A7iii.

I highly doubt intentionally but just limited by technology. Anyway I have replaced entire EF lenses to FE counterparts (only missing is future FE 500/4.0 GM). I strongly believe native mount lenses. The same as Canon and Nikon are also rushing out native RF and Z lenses.

The DEFINITELY intentionally limited the LA-EA3 adapter as well as A-mount.  Its proven.   Sony limits A-mount to F3.5 for video AF.   The A77 had a work around where you could use adjust the aperture in video while using AF.  Sony introduced a firmware to disable it.  Alternatively you can tape the aperture lever open and it will autofocus fine.

Sony can do 10FPS with the LA-EA3 and A9, but not on the A7iii or A7Riv which came out after?   And it was mighty suspicious that firmware 2.0(additional focus Zones) came out the same time the Canon EOS R came out.  IMO, that firmware was more about supporting Canon lenses than throwing a bone to their own LA-EA3 users.

How shameful is that, better support for Canon EF users migrating than their own A-mount users.

Of course I would love to replace all my lenses with native lenses immediately.  But not all of us can afford an 1DXiii, A9, A7Riv, A7Riii.  I have to migrate a lens at a time, and Sony seems intent on making that a difficult transition period.  A-mount users are Sony's oldest users.   Sony could at least try to reciprocate some of that loyalty.

I have my Batis 85mm now, Sigma 24-70 in the future and will move to other NON-Sony lenses in the future.   Whereas I have 9 Sony Zeiss/G lenses for A-mount.

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Sony RX1R II Sony a7R III Sony 135mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 Sigma 24-70 F2.8 DG DN
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