Best Sony camera for adapted lenses?

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Benz3ne Regular Member • Posts: 203
Re: Best Sony camera for adapted lenses?

kwahaus wrote:

I have a number of vintage lenses I’ve used mostly attached to my Sony NEX-5n. I recently picked up a Sony A7Rii and have used it a bit. I’m considering selling my NEX system and only using the A7Rii. But I wouldn’t mind having a second body just for adapted lenses. The A7Rii seems to be the best fit as it’s full frame and has more Mpx. But is that overkill for these old lenses? Would I be better off with an A7ii at 24 Mpx and IBIS?


Overkill would be defined by what format your pictures will result. If you're printing large photos, 42MP gives you more latitude for cropping and suchlike whilst still allowing you to print large. That said, 24MP is enough for large prints too.

I went from a Pentax K-1 to the A7iii and found that a great change for adapted lenses. Although, I'll admit the K-1 bested the A7iii in the overall image quality stakes (considering corner sharpness mostly which is quite apparent), the A7iii produces more than adequate pictures, size-wise.

I've had a couple photos printed and they've come out excellently from the A7iii.

The battery life swayed it for me over looking at the less-expensive A7ii.

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