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lazysuperhero

Member since Jul 2010 • Last active Apr 2017

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    What's the tubing on this?

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    Hahaha thanks. Still, can't live in F/8landia permanently. Besides, what about the BOKEEEEEEEHHHHHH?

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    Hi everyone, so i have a dilemma.

    I just bought a new Sony A7 II, paired with a second hand Sony Zeiss 35mm 2.8. The camera is great, the Autofocus on it is fantastic, i love it. But there's a snag. I found myself in a position of potentially being able to swap it for a A7S II. The reason i am tempted is its low light prowess, i shoot in low light/ at night a lot, maybe half of what i shoot is in low light conditions, plus with a slow lens having access to those gorgeous noise free higher ISOs is a huge huge bonus. And because i shoot mostly street/ documentary stuff and i don't print huge so 12MP is actually enough for me.

    My only worry the auto focus on it. I know that it'll focus fine because it's such a sensitive camera, but i know that the A7S II only uses Contrast Detect AF with 169 focus points whereas the A7II has both Contrast detect and Phase detect enabling Hybrid, which is fricking great.

    My question is this, does anyone here use the A7S II for stills? What's the focus performance like? I know it won't be as quick or accurate as the A7 II or the A7R II (which is in another league altogether) but is it good/ quick enough?

    For reference my previous cameras were the Canon 5D MK II with 50mm 1.4 (which in hindsight the AF on was not amazing and was hard to focus with quickly in low light conditions) then most recently i'd been using the Nikon D700 which compared to the Canon i felt was AMAZING, it had more focus points and focused much more quickly and accurately)

    Thank you

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    heh yeah sorry that's what I meant. I'm really considering the 2, but it's a large chunk of change to drop. I got the v1 for 50% on release due to a (mistake) deal Sony did for their staff.

    Ah man if you can somehow swing it, i strongly recommend it. I been keeping an eye on ebay lately and the A7II goes for around 900 Second hand, low shutter count and good con, seen a few go for 850. Seen A7 go for around 500/600 So you might get a good price for it.

    In the end i managed to get a Buy Now Pay later credit thing and bought it brand new from Jessops for 1250, which seems to be the standard price with all online retailers.

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    Really lovely camera, but for the price, wouldn't the A7R II be just as good (if not better) and more versatile?

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    Metabones speedbooster will give you an extra stop!

    metabones.com/products/detail­s/MB_SPEF-E-BT3

    I just got the A7 II, and they're improved on the A7 so so much, they've fixed the issues everyone had with the A7, the ergonomics are so, so much better. And the autofocus is just ... out of this world, plus it's got that glorious 5 axis, in body stabilisation.

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    I would totally without a doubt go for the 35mm 1.4. It's a brilliant lens. I love that focal length, not sure what kind of photography you're into, but i do street, documentary and portrait. I like using 35mm and 85mm they cover all the focal lengths i need.

    But there is a way to get two lenses. Sigma's 35mm 1.4 ART Sony version. Along with the Canon and Nikon versions It has attained legendary status by now i think, I've had a go with it and it's an incredible lens, it beats or matches any other lens at that focal length. Crucially you can pick it up new under a grand and second hand for about 600/ 700. That would free you up to get a second lens maybe?

    dpreview.com/reviews/sigma-3­5mm-f1-4-dg-hsm/5

    dxomark.com/Lenses/Sigma/Sig­ma-35mm-F14-DG-HSM-A-Sony

    I just got a Sony A7 II, i wish, wish i could afford for the A7R II. Good luck!

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    Hopeful second Dibs ...

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