Sony A7 - Great Camera

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  1. sonicbuffalo

    sonicbuffalo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I don't know what lens you are comparing....but the glass of the Trinity is much heavier than the weight of the glass I have now. As for camera, well, you go to the store and try them side by side. You're just not being accurate. When you put my 14-24 mm f/2.8 on my Nikon D610, it was very heavy and bulky as heck. You can't even put a lens filter on them because they're so bulbous. When you compare my Sony's 70-200 f/4 (granted I'm losing a little light) to the 70-200 f/2.8 VR II, there is absolutely no comparison.

    If you want to think so, just keep feeding your head incorrect facts like you just did. I've had both and I know!


     
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    Personally I don't care what the video is like, I will never use it
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    I think you made a great decision.
    The mirrorless are smaller and lighter due to the design.

    The f/2.8 lenses are large due to the aperture, and f/4s are smaller, then variables even smaller & lighter.

    My 70-300 VRII f/4.5-5.6 is no comparison at 200mm to my 80-200/2.8 for light gathering. But it is a bunch lighter, and if used during the day time with proper ISO control is a great lens by comparison for weight and cost.

    I never went for the 14-24/2.8 as I see no need for it. My 18-35 f/3.5-4.5 has all that I want right now and it takes regular 77mm filters and is light by comparison. I also made $$ choices, VR (need it or not ?), AFS or AFD or even AI-S, ... all can save $$ and weight.

    Basically, I've selected the lens for what I want and saved on $$ and weight.

    But the FullFrame choice to me has been the best one - dslr or mirrorless. The same conclusion you came up with.

    In the end it's all about satisfaction and approach. So no one can go wrong with dslr or mirrorless.
    I do know though, that a mirrorless FF would help on my telescope front/rear weight balance and would help it track better (or course I could get off my lazy butt and balance it with weights too).

    If Nikon comes out with a Mirrorless FF that accepts my current lenses that would simply be the cat's meow because I don't see ditching my dslr's anytime soon.
     
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    I compare sony FE 70-200 f4 (840 g) and Nikon 70-200 f4 (850 g) or sony 28-70 f3.5-5.6 (295 g) and nikon 24-85 f3.5-4.5 (405 g). Sony just has no lenses to compete the Trinity. I guess you won't argue with this 'incorrect' facts. Will see maybe somtimes sony will introduce f2.8 zooms but I'm pretty sure they won't be much lighter than the nikon's ones.
     
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    You right but unfortunaly these lenses have no AF so many people (and me as well) don't consider them as a reall replacement for DSLR's AF lenses.
     
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    Of course I won't argue that Sony has no full frame Trinity right now and i don't expect them to come out with a f/2.8. That would defeat the purpose of having lighter weight.​
     
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    [h=2]Sony 70-200mm Features[/h]
    • Cutting edge optical technologies, including Nano AR Coating and Super ED and EDglass elements, combine to deliver performance befitting the G Lens label with aconstant F4 maximum aperture.
    • Compact and lightweight for enhanced handling and portability.
    • Focus hold button, focus range limiter, and panning mode switch give intermediate and advanced shooters extra control.
    • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization.
    • Removable tripod mount, dust and moisture resistant design.
     
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    Okay, okay, relax man. Too much red.
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    I know for one thing I need AF
    I did a photoshoot the other day and my eyes decided to whack out on me.
    If it wasn't for AF nothing probably would have turned out as well as it did.
     
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    ok....no more red.....your point is well taken, but if you learn to use the camera and the lens, you won't have a problem. It's like anything else, the more you use it, the better you get. I just traded the weight and some light for a lighter backpack, which now has enough room for everything. When I had the Nikon Trinity, I had to yank the dividers out of the backpack to get all 3 lenses in, and even then it was tight. Now, I have more than enough room. As far as these conversations pretty much go.....everyone has a preference and no one thing is right for everyone all the time. Now, having said that, I will say one more thing, and I resist the red very reluctantly.....Sony charges too damn much for their lenses, but they are sharp.
     
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    Don't need AF, MFis just as quick when you are used to it, I shoot Leica M cameras and I can shoot on the streets fast than anyone using AF
     
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    This point is irrelevant to the statement above.
     

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