First full frame advise?

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Alfred Contributing Member • Posts: 880
Re: First full frame advise?

As I use both systems I took some time ago a few side-by-side pictures, A7RII vs. Olympus PEN-F. You can find them here towards the bottom. A few more independent A7RII samples are also in another gallery here .

I will not comment, as I do not want to generate any prejudice, but do not forget that using the best primes on m4/3 can make a visible difference as well. Also detailed m4/3 prints can look fabulous printed to A0 (841 x 1189mm).

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OP DarbinCo Forum Member • Posts: 98
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I would like to thank everyone for their replies. You all have given me a lot of information to think about.

I have rented a A7R III and a 24-70 f4 from lensrentals, should be here around the middle of next week. The reason for the jump up to the III model was for a couple reasons.

1. Improved menu system (from what I have seen and read anyways) While they say the II was complex and not very well organized, I kinda doubt it would have been any worse than the EM1-II menu system LOL

2. Improved battery life/larger battery and a couple other very small details.

3. I would be 1 less generation behind.. .. for now. Funny when I purchased my first EM1 the MkII came out 3 months later!

Looks like I will be busy taking pictures next week.

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Dirk W Veteran Member • Posts: 3,323
Re: First full frame advise?

DarbinCo wrote:

I would like to thank everyone for their replies. You all have given me a lot of information to think about.

I have rented a A7R III and a 24-70 f4 from lensrentals, should be here around the middle of next week. The reason for the jump up to the III model was for a couple reasons.

1. Improved menu system (from what I have seen and read anyways) While they say the II was complex and not very well organized, I kinda doubt it would have been any worse than the EM1-II menu system LOL

2. Improved battery life/larger battery and a couple other very small details.

3. I would be 1 less generation behind.. .. for now. Funny when I purchased my first EM1 the MkII came out 3 months later!

Looks like I will be busy taking pictures next week.

Good decision, except for the lens,especially since you photograph landscapes. Try the tamron 28-75 or Sony 24-70 f2.8,it's worlds difference in image quality.

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sportyaccordy Forum Pro • Posts: 15,812
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Yes I would have recommended one of the other zooms. Either way you can see what the sensor does though. Please report back!

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OP DarbinCo Forum Member • Posts: 98
Re: First full frame advise?

Dirk W wrote:

DarbinCo wrote:

I would like to thank everyone for their replies. You all have given me a lot of information to think about.

I have rented a A7R III and a 24-70 f4 from lensrentals, should be here around the middle of next week. The reason for the jump up to the III model was for a couple reasons.

1. Improved menu system (from what I have seen and read anyways) While they say the II was complex and not very well organized, I kinda doubt it would have been any worse than the EM1-II menu system LOL

2. Improved battery life/larger battery and a couple other very small details.

3. I would be 1 less generation behind.. .. for now. Funny when I purchased my first EM1 the MkII came out 3 months later!

Looks like I will be busy taking pictures next week.

Good decision, except for the lens,especially since you photograph landscapes. Try the tamron 28-75 or Sony 24-70 f2.8,it's worlds difference in image quality.

Yea, that was a mistake on my part, I should have asked you all which option in that focal range would be best. I was really looking for something that would replicate the 12-40 f2.8 Pro lens I use on my Olympus kit and not worrying too much on the difference between the 2.8 and the Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 knowing I dont shoot landscapes wide open anyways. Looking at native lenses the reviews seemed ok on the FE so I thought I would give it go. The Tamron is that much better it will most likely be on the shopping list at the end of the day. I just dont remember seeing the Tamron available to rent.

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