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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 2019 at 22:39
Theoretically the 24-240mm is a good allrounder. But obviously there is some variation as the quality of the particular copies are concerned. I will send my copy now off to repair. At the long end vignetting is heavy on the right hand side, the left hand side is ok. Adobe profiles for ACR cannot be used in such a case (and you need them with a superzoom!). I managed to process some of my images taken with the long end - but it's tedious. So make sure your copy is well calibrated at the long end.

The 24-105mm is certainly in a different class. I am also using a Sigma Art 24-105mm (with SA mount and MC-11 adapter) which I assume comes close (and for a bit more than half the price, used). IMO, it's working very well. Sigma SA lens prices are going down with Sigma's change to L-mount.

I use my A7 most of the time with older manual lenses. For the long end I have a Leica R-Elmar F/4 180mm which is just a gorgeous lens with admirable IQ - with adapter less than Euro 180. If you can mix in some older MF lenses you can get a wonderfull collection within your spending limit.

Edit on OSS: Both, the Sony FE 24-240mm and the Sigma Art 24-105mm (for SA-mount) have optical stabilzation and therefore compensate for the weakness of the first generation A7 - having no IBIS. Both work quite well, IMO.

Edited by waldo_posth - 10 May 2019 at 16:39
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Post Options Post Options   Quote fritzenm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 May 2019 at 01:55
Originally posted by sploosher sploosher wrote:

At the moment I am using the A700 and A550 with a selection of glass, but no superzoom....


If the gear in your signature is correct then you might simply get the A7 and add the LA-EA3 adapter to use your A-mount gear. At least the FF gear which consists of some pretty fine lenses.

If I was in your shoes though I'm not sure if I'd spend on the slightly ageing A7 first model. Yes, perhaps the lowest cost entry to FF - but that's it from my POV. Pretty low capacity battery, ergonomics obviously at Mk1 level. But that's me who decided to stay A-Mount for some more time - shortly before MkIII of the A7 and the A7R appeared which I consider now well matured and might me made reconsider at some moment.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Miranda F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 May 2019 at 11:15
If you're keen on getting a superzoom as your main lens then I'd query why you want an A7 with it anyway. It's a nice camera, but doesn't have IBIS for use with non-OSS lenses, and its a bit more limited than the more expensive ii and iii versions.
I would suggest that an A68 or A77ii with the 18-250 or 18-135 or 16-105 would be cheaper and better. Plus there are a lot of primes and other zooms available more cheaply than the E-mount versions.
You still have the choice of buying an A7ii or iii later on when you want to make use of the amazing (and expensive) lenses available for it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sploosher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2019 at 09:16
thanks for the feedback everyone, do any of the A7 series have IBIS?

Never thought about getting the adaptor and use my current primes, also the G lens too, that is a stunner.

As the time gets nearer to me buying into the E mount, I will have a look at a more up to date body maybe the A7ii.

I understand that the A9 uses a newer better battery, can that be used on the 7 series?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2019 at 09:25
The A7 has no IBIS, the ii and iii series (and the A9) have it (and are therefore a bit bigger and heavier)

The A7 originals and ii series use the same battery (same as the NEXxx/A5xxx/A6xxx). The iii series and A9 have a new/bigger battery.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sploosher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2019 at 09:42
thanks for that...........

Have decided that I will go for the A7ii and the LA-EA4 adapter to use the glass I already have, maybe even go for some E mount glass at a later date.

Seems a shame not to use the superb primes that I currently have on it.

Edited by sploosher - 13 May 2019 at 11:10
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Beautiful-Life Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2019 at 19:59
Thanks!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kilkry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2019 at 20:33
Originally posted by sploosher sploosher wrote:

thanks for that...........

Have decided that I will go for the A7ii and the LA-EA4 adapter to use the glass I already have, maybe even go for some E mount glass at a later date.

Seems a shame not to use the superb primes that I currently have on it.


I hope you're happy with it : ) It will like full frame A-mount primes for certain. My issue with it is the slight delay it has on shutter release but that may very well not bother you at all.
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