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System poll - January 2020

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Poll Question: What mount or mounts do you shoot regularly?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
50 [32.26%]
46 [29.68%]
27 [17.42%]
15 [9.68%]
2 [1.29%]
14 [9.03%]
1 [0.65%]
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 9000AF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 February 2020 at 14:12
Shooting A- and E-mount (A99II, A7) and will likely for a while, at least as long as my kids are participating in competitive sports. With the low cost/high quality zoom options and the very capable A99II, A-mount delivers a lot of bang for the buck. The A7 is more convenient for travel, people and video.

Most used A-mount lenses: Min 80-200 HS G, Sony 70-300&70-400 G SSM.
Most used E-mount lenses: CZ 16-35/4&24-70/4
 



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My A-mount A99ii for shooting 24x36, still handles well and produces the images I want, but since I injured my arm last year, it's less comfortable for long expeditions. I used my A77ii this week for the first time since 🤔. Maybe I should sell it.

My E-mount A6600 for shooting APS-C with a mix of 24x36 and APS-C lenses. I have an LAEA3, but I now have enough native E-mount lenses now that it's not currently in use. Maybe needed if I bought an A7/9 body, but although I'd succumb if disaster struck and my A99ii and A-mount lenses disappeared (again), I can't see myself swapping to E-mount otherwise.

Leica is mostly for street.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dCap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 June 2020 at 16:56
hey y'all ... the 7th option needed a vote
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I guess you were right. Good to see you again
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kilkry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 June 2020 at 21:35
Originally posted by dCap dCap wrote:

hey y'all ... the 7th option needed a vote


Because January isn't June?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dCap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 June 2020 at 12:29
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

I guess you were right. Good to see you again

thank you ... gosh I'm forum rusty, took me a while to figure out how to double quote reply

Originally posted by Kilkry Kilkry wrote:

Because January isn't June?

yeah ... wondering if there will be an RX0/RX1/RX10/RX100 option if this poll re-boots in July? but happy to wait until the Jan 2021 poll if not
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wilu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 February 2021 at 21:56
A-mount used to be my main system. I started with a Dynax 5 (with data back, don‘t kno why I had to have this, I don‘t think I ever used it). Then a100, a900 and a700, but I wasn‘t really fond of the APS-C sensor size any more, so used it rarely.
Then I bought into micro 4/3 with an Olympus em5, which was quickly followed by a Panasonic GH3 (way better ergonomics, in my opinion) and a GH4, which is the camera I‘m taking most pictures with, at the moment. Was/am considering a Panasonic S5 for the ultimate image quality (I don‘t really need more than 24MP) and use of old glass, but not yet sure that I will use it as much as I should.
I am considering the Zenza Bronica S2A (medium format camera from the late 60s / early 70s) as my main camera, today, in the sense that it is the camera that I lug around the most often when going out to take pictures. Every now and then I actually hit the shutter release and enjoy that majestic (some say ear-deafening, earth shattering, you name it...) „thump“ that leaves no doubt that I‘ve just taken a picture. Honestly, if I had to part with all my cameras but a single one, this would be the one to keep. The crazy thing is that I haven’t developed many films yet but I have a pile of exposed film waiting to be developed. I guess it currently is more about enjoying the picture taking process (and that beautiful, but heavy beast) than the pictures themselves.
All of this said, I‘m considering to participate in this year‘s edition of the April Foolishness Challenge, so there could be some A-mount action due pretty soon.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wētāpunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 September 2021 at 02:16
I see this poll is still open and I missed it last year.
Anyway, so have voted all E-mount now.

Went through a progression a100, a700 to a900, then a77ii with A7R stage. The a7R was basically used as a digital-back to my A-mount lenses. But since 2020 I am now all in on the E-mount with the a7Riii. The move got a push when Sony pulled all the A-mount gear out of the NZ market. I probably would have ended up with an a99ii instead if they hadn't and stuck with the A-mount. It would have been a less costly move.

The a900 was easily my favourite A-mount camera to use. Buttons for all the things I needed right there on the body. A wonderful optical view finder. It felt good and balanced in the hand. But the technological improvements left it behind.

a7riii- Voigtländer 15/4.5, 110/2.5 M; Zeiss Loxia 21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2, 85/2.4, Batis 85/1.8, 135/2.8; Sony 24-105/4 G; Sigma 70/2.8 M; Tamron 150-500 f5-6.7

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Post Options Post Options   Quote adhox Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 September 2021 at 09:59
Originally posted by adhox adhox wrote:

My A-mount A99ii for shooting 24x36, still handles well and produces the images I want, but since I injured my arm last year, it's less comfortable for long expeditions. I used my A77ii this week for the first time since 🤔. Maybe I should sell it.

My E-mount A6600 for shooting APS-C with a mix of 24x36 and APS-C lenses. I have an LAEA3, but I now have enough native E-mount lenses now that it's not currently in use. Maybe needed if I bought an A7/9 body, but although I'd succumb if disaster struck and my A99ii and A-mount lenses disappeared (again), I can't see myself swapping to E-mount otherwise.

Leica is mostly for street.

A lot has changed.

A77ii, sold.
A99ii, sold.
My only remaining A-mount body takes film.
A9, bought.
A7Riv, bought.
A few of my A-mount lenses have been sold, others are still available, and some are still in use with the LA-EA5.

Enjoying both E-mount bodies with ne or two native E-mount lenses and some of the old glass - although i wasn’t a happy little vegemite this arvo when i realised that I’d grabbed the A9 instead of the A7Riv and i only had screw drive lenses with me.

Still have the Leica for street.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wētāpunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 September 2021 at 06:49
Just out of curiousity @adhox, what made you go from "I can't see myself swapping to E-mount" to selling your A-mount SLT cameras and getting the A9 and a7Riv?
a7riii- Voigtländer 15/4.5, 110/2.5 M; Zeiss Loxia 21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2, 85/2.4, Batis 85/1.8, 135/2.8; Sony 24-105/4 G; Sigma 70/2.8 M; Tamron 150-500 f5-6.7

Sony SAL 135/2.8 STF, SAL70-200/2.8 G
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Originally posted by Wētāpunga Wētāpunga wrote:

Just out of curiousity @adhox, what made you go from "I can't see myself swapping to E-mount" to selling your A-mount SLT cameras and getting the A9 and a7Riv?

A few things
- my right arm still hasn't come back 100%, so too often I'd look at a scene and reject it, not because the scene wasn't worth it, but because my arm said no! to lifting the gripped A99ii with an f/2.8 lens.

- I was offered the A9 at a favourable price and I knew from playing with it that the AF was another step up from the A99ii. Telephoto lenses are still hefty, but I don't need to support the weight so I avoid the repetitive lifting.

- the LA-EA5 was the last piece of the puzzle that facilitated me moving to a single system, but that meant that I needed an A7Riv.

With the right choice of lenses, my arm is a lot happier with a day of shooting - although I still have days when an RX100 would feel too heavy.

There are still things I miss from the A99ii, but so far I'm happy with the move.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wētāpunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 September 2021 at 23:35
@adhox

Ah, yes, that makes sense. I've found the smaller size of the gear to be of benefit for different reasons. The improvements in the AF system really are significant also. My event photography has become less stressful.
a7riii- Voigtländer 15/4.5, 110/2.5 M; Zeiss Loxia 21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2, 85/2.4, Batis 85/1.8, 135/2.8; Sony 24-105/4 G; Sigma 70/2.8 M; Tamron 150-500 f5-6.7

Sony SAL 135/2.8 STF, SAL70-200/2.8 G
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