Torn between Canon and Sony (Black Friday/week deals)

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johncal Regular Member • Posts: 422
Re: Torn between Canon and Sony (Black Friday/week deals)

JasonDR wrote:

The Canon eos r and Sony a7iii are on sale where i live right now, and i am torn between them for different reasons.

I did a lot of research on Sony and i was set on buying the A7iii , the plan was to get two budget lens as new fullframe shooter. I was going to buy Tamron 28-75mm ($630 ) and Samyang/rokinon 85mm(600$) , which looked like the perfect the deal to me considering the great IQ and price for these two lens.

But then i went to the store and held a Canon EOS R , the feeling of the grip and over all ergonomics just complete blew me away. I guess once you hold canon in your hand its hard to want pick up a Sony again. But then i looked at lens options for EOS R which is 2x or 3x the prices of my lens budget. This really sucks and is keeping me away from Canon.

I understand RF lens are new and expensive but damn those prices are even higher than some of Sony GM lenses and zeiss. I looked at EF lens but i am just lost there , i have no what what i could get and if EF adapter would work well with those EF lens.

Atm, i am leaning towards Sony just because of the lens options and not having to fear adapter issues. The canon 24-105 ii with its f4 and its price ($1300) doesn't sounds as appealing as Tamron 28-75 mm at f 2.8 and half the price of the canon.

What are your recommendations, which options do i have on the canon side for around 1.5K $ ? I would like a great walk around zoom and one portrait lens for that price, i fear i am asking much lol .

Tomorrow, cyber Monday , is the last sale day.


$1300 for both. I own the Tamron. It' is quite good but does pick up some Chromatic aberration at certain focal lengths. But I use DXO so any issues disappear quite nicely. For the Tamron you'll need an EF adapter but it works fine. That was the widest focal range I could find at a decent price so that's why I went with it. It's no L lens, but hey.

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Canon EOS 70D Canon EOS R Canon EF 50mm F1.4 USM Canon EF 28-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM Tamron 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD +6 more
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