I can’t wait to try the Sony A7r (preorder it here at BH or at here at Adorama) with my favorite Nikkor glass, like the 50mm 1.4 and the Nikkor 135mm f2. MF should be a breeze with the 2.4M EVF. It will also take the guess work out of shooting with super wide angle lenses like the Samyang 14mm f2.8, very exciting times ahead!
side view of the Sony A7r with the Nikkor 50mm and more after the break
What about Sony/Zeiss glass for these two new full frame cameras? Legacy glass and manual focus is fun and nessessary for video, however, I am not ready to give up af quite yet, if ever.
Honestly I am not very excited about the current options: The one I am most interested in is the smallish 35mm f.2.8. It will mainly depend on AF speed if I get one or not. I am sure it will be fantastic optically. The same applies to their 55mm 1.8. Very expensive for a standard lens, I have no doubt it will be a fantastic performer optically, however, when was the last time you were longing for a 55mm? It is a bit too long to be considered a true standard lens since the ideal focal length for a full frame sensor would be around 47mm, too short to be a serious portrait lens. Ideal application for a 55mm? I can’t think of one for my type of shooting.
I think the Sony A7r is the one to get, it should make a fantastic second body regardless of the system you are currently using. Thanks to Sony for shaking up the market again!
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