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Emount Lenses on A7 Sony

23 Aug 2014 12:25AM
I am considering moving to new Sony A7
Could I use e Mount lenses on A7
I have been using NEX7 and NEX 5n with various lenses 18-55 , 55 200, 186mm and 35mm macro

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rogerfry 12 543 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2014 7:58AM
Yes, you can use them, but you will get strong vignetting as the lenses are not designed to cover a full frame sensor. The A7 has a crop mode which only uses part of the sensor, and gives a reduced megapixel image.
I suggest you read THIS REVIEW by Josh which gives more info.
23 Aug 2014 2:42PM
The future of photography is full frame, Sony EF lenses are superb. They are also cheaper, smaller and lighter than A mount.
If you could run to it, the A7R at 36mp gives better image detail. Manage with your E lenses, and try to build up possession of some EF lenses.
The A7 range is dominating the smaller camera market, and is used by many commercial photographers.
LenShepherd 9 3.5k United Kingdom
24 Aug 2014 8:52PM

Quote:The future of photography is full frame,

Are you sure?
Crop sensor traditional DSLR still outsell 24x36 by 4 to 1 on body numbers, and 4/3 formats significantly outsell 24x36.
With high end 24x36 now coming under attack from medium format CMOS sensors as well; and sales being a big influencer on what gets made I see 24x36 continuing but see it as a relatively minor player in the overall future of photography.
Fstop007 2 1
2 Jan 2016 8:13PM
Curious at this stage of development what lenses would you bring to an African Safari? I have the
Sony alpha 7II and would prefer to not bring a physically large lens. Weight is relatively less annoying than size. FE lens ideal, but would consider others' experience.
2 Jan 2016 11:32PM
Quote: what lenses would you bring to an African Safari?

For the actual Safari a FE70-200G F4 would be perfect

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