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Sony A7 with Leitz (Leica !) R series lens ?

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

  1. lukethroughthelens

    lukethroughthelens New to SC

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    Apr 11, 2014
    As i have a few R lens in great condition.... i was thinking of how well they would work on a A7 using the focus aid .I normally need reading glasses etc and find range finders "slow" . having seen the videos of the A7 using this "red" focus assist system, it could be my dream come true ? !

    "if its red where i want it.." shoot .

    Anyone else using R lens on a A7?? and what is the best adaptor ?
     
  2. mattia

    mattia SC Regular

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    Dec 20, 2013
    I have two R's (50/2.0 and 28/2.8) although I have to admit I've yet to use either since the native duo are so good, smaller, lighter and I prefer 35 to 28. I have an adapter though, so I will be testing them out eventually.

    Manual focus on the A7 is quite lovely though. Use my voigtlander 35/1.2 a fair bit.
     
  3. lukethroughthelens

    lukethroughthelens New to SC

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    Apr 11, 2014
    Cheers !

    just thinking of saving the 3 r lens i have and buying a A7. The glass has soooooo little value today compared to years ago.It would be a shame to sell them .
     
  4. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    The A7 and A7r just seem to be very good bodies - but they are expensive?
     
  5. mattia

    mattia SC Regular

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    Dec 20, 2013
    Not for Full frame cameras. The a7 in particular is a bargain in that respect if you're not terribly interested in tracking/action photography.
     
  6. lukethroughthelens

    lukethroughthelens New to SC

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    Apr 11, 2014
    for me its the UNIQUE manual focus aid ....using manual lens is so easy . I have been too Canon and nikon for some time, and would much rather gat a good A7 for £700 S/H than a D3 etc . I never ever expected to be converted to Sony !