Sony A7 II w/ 5-axis IBIS from Olympus

Discussion in 'Sony E-Mount (incl. NEX, A7, A7R, A3000) Forum' started by serhan, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    How are folks going to slam full frame shooters now? :biggrin::tongue::biggrin::tongue:
     
  2. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Next year's WMCFFR should be fantastic! :smile:
     
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  3. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    Wait until A9, pro Sony FF mirrorless, which is coming early next year:)
    http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sony-a9/

    Sony is releasing new cameras as many as new lenses, not very good for the owners, but at least Sony is pushing latest tech FF mirrorless below $1K... So more can enjoy the party:) I had to wait 4-5 years to get Canon 5D cheap enough to buy one...

     
  4. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Too big, limited lens selection, RT likes it, etc. :smile:
     
  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    strange business plan. Sony's solution to no decent lens selection becomes.... add IBIS to the body so all the old lenses work great.
     
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  6. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Roughly once a week, I think to myself "if Sony spent a year and a half hunkering down and putting out a lens lineup like Fuji's, they would be unstoppable." They don't appear to have any intention of doing that. I'd love their chip size, but honestly that's all I'm jealous of. ASP-C is good enough, and my lens roadmap gives me warm, fuzzy feelings at night.
     
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  7. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    They could just hire Sigma to do it for them and re-badge them. Or just encourage/buy off Sigma to release more lenses with Sigma on the front.
     
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  8. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    It is actually a year since A7 is released. So far they released 16-35mm/24-70mm/70-200mm f4 OSS zooms plus 35/55mm primes /Zeiss 50mm and Sony 28mm/Zeiss 35mm f2 lenses are coming... It is a different philosophy then Fuji. Sony looks like they react to the market eg small & slow 35mm 2.8 to big and fast 35mm 1.4 release, etc... At least they innovate and push the envelope.

    Even Sony pro photographers were saying the mount is too tight for IBIS and Sigma said the same thing for the FE mount.. Tamron is partially owned by Sony and they produced lenses for Sony.

    We'll see how Mark II will perform as far af, etc but it is great for primes esp combined with smaller CV+Zeiss lenses... If they didn't have OSS on the zoom lenses, they could have save some space too... Next year will bring the next gen sensor which should be interesting... So far nobody has it unlike A7/A7R that uses the existing dslr sensors from Sony/Nikon models...
     
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  9. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Ehhh?? New A7ii is going to be less than $1,000 !?
     
  10. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I'm looking forward to the 35/1.4. Hopefully, it won't be ginormous!
     
  11. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    nope, that referred to the mk1. Looks like the mk2 will be a couple of hundred more expensive than the mk1 was, in € at least...
     
  12. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    In Australia there have been a number of promotions for the A7 series including combinations of discounts, cash back offers and redemptions that brought the price of the A7 below $AU1100 (~$US1000). I think the normal retail price here is $1600 and about $2300 for the A7R.
     
  13. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    It is huge, same size as Sony 24-240mm. I am more interested in 28mm f2 which is next to 35mm f1.4 in the middle:
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  14. jloden

    jloden SC Veteran

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    Jun 30, 2012
    Jay
    I saw the coverage on the A7 Mk II earlier today, it looks like a solid upgrade. I hope the IBIS works with adapted lenses, that would be pretty awesome. They left the form factor mostly alone except for some welcome improvements too, which is nice to see. I'll have to hold one to see if it actually helps, but the existing front dial is horribly uncomfortable for me and the new front dial looks better. And an extra Fn button is always welcome!

    On the lens front, that 28mm f/2 + 21mm WA adapter is very interesting. This is also purely an educated guess, but with the size of that 35mm f/1.4 I bet they're optically correcting a lot and it's going to be a heck of a performer.
     
  15. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    I think the grip is more like EM1 which is good for big lenses but not good for smaller sizes... Here is the old A7 vs new A7II grip:
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    Also IBIS focal length input:
    original.

     
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  16. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    That new grip and shutter button location looks like it would be a big improvement. I reckon that if you're going to provide a grip on a camera then the shutter button has to be positioned over it.
     
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  17. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    Putting the shutter button on the grip is very logical/ergonomical, but I think the A7/A7R button location/menu, etc are legacy from RX1 which was designed by the cybershot/RX100 design team, not the nex team. RX1 w/ third party grip and evf looks like A7/A7R. Normally all nex cameras has the shutter on the grip:
    _DSC2750.

     
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  18. jloden

    jloden SC Veteran

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    Jun 30, 2012
    Jay
    That's a pretty big difference in grip. If I had a pancake lens for the A7 I might think differently, but with the lenses I'm using now that bigger grip will actually be welcome.

    And I agree Nic, the shutter button definitely had to move with the new grip.
     
  19. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    Actually,
    The A7 series doesn't appeal to me at all...

    HOWEVER....

    I do like what Sony is doing with Full Frame & Mirrorless...:smile:
     
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