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Old September 15th, 2015, 02:06 AM   #16
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Check B&H reviews.........prob not an issue with these cameras.

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Old September 15th, 2015, 02:06 AM   #17
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As soon as in Uk i will be getting it. Best lens Pete? I have tamron 24-70 as you know, 50mm 1.4 but need a stabilzed lens, should i just get the new sony 85, 55mm
Steve for me I use 4 lenses during a wedding shoot. I'll start by saying I don't use primes - I would love to if I didn't work alone but as I do I find them to limiting in a fast paced environment.

I use Tamron 24-70 2.8 (With metabones smart adapter) for bridal prep and then switch to Zeiss 24-70 f4 for the guest arrivals (autofocus handy here). For ceremony and speeches I use the Canon 24-105 f4 which I use with a Speedbooster that renders the camera into APS-C mode, but gives me f2.8 and a longer reach. For afternoon reception again I use the Zeiss and for evening reception I'm back to the Tamron. The other lens I use is the Sony 16mm pancake lens for some architecture and cake shots etc - with this lens the camera needs to be in APS-C mode.

I think the Zeiss is overpriced for what it is - I don't like the focus by wire arrangement and the imaging I would say is on par with Canon L glass - despite this lens costing more - In terms of image quality the tamron reigns. I bought the Zeiss purely for it's autofocus and for that price it should have been f2.8 but being the A7s, F4 is ok. Zeiss/Sony do an A-mount 24-70 f2.8 but you'd need an adapter and it's a whopping 1,300

The autofocus on the Zeiss 24-70 is not as snappy as e-mount lenses on my old NEX-EA50 but the A7s II reportedly has improved this (twice as fast apparently)

If primes are your thing then Zeiss make a lot, and they get good reviews, and maybe someone else can weigh in.

Regarding stabilisation - as the A7sII has 5 axis in-camera stabilisation giving 4 stops surely any lens will do no?
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Old September 15th, 2015, 02:24 PM   #18
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I am surprised to see B&H with it starting at 2999 USD, just 500 USD over the current Sony A7s.
Well lucky you, on this side of the pond the a7s is 2040 euro and I found the first Dutch store that has the a7sII at 3400 euro.
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Old September 15th, 2015, 02:28 PM   #19
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Steve for me I use 4 lenses during a wedding shoot. I'll start by saying I don't use primes - I would love to if I didn't work alone but as I do I find them to limiting in a fast paced environment.

I use Tamron 24-70 2.8 (With metabones smart adapter) for bridal prep and then switch to Zeiss 24-70 f4 for the guest arrivals (autofocus handy here). For ceremony and speeches I use the Canon 24-105 f4 which I use with a Speedbooster that renders the camera into APS-C mode, but gives me f2.8 and a longer reach. For afternoon reception again I use the Zeiss and for evening reception I'm back to the Tamron. The other lens I use is the Sony 16mm pancake lens for some architecture and cake shots etc - with this lens the camera needs to be in APS-C mode.

I think the Zeiss is overpriced for what it is - I don't like the focus by wire arrangement and the imaging I would say is on par with Canon L glass - despite this lens costing more - In terms of image quality the tamron reigns. I bought the Zeiss purely for it's autofocus and for that price it should have been f2.8 but being the A7s, F4 is ok. Zeiss/Sony do an A-mount 24-70 f2.8 but you'd need an adapter and it's a whopping 1,300

The autofocus on the Zeiss 24-70 is not as snappy as e-mount lenses on my old NEX-EA50 but the A7s II reportedly has improved this (twice as fast apparently)

If primes are your thing then Zeiss make a lot, and they get good reviews, and maybe someone else can weigh in.

Regarding stabilisation - as the A7sII has 5 axis in-camera stabilisation giving 4 stops surely any lens will do no?
Cheers pete, i will use my tamron 24-70 then and get the 85mm 1.8 sony, may get the canon 35mm f2 as reoprted to be great on the a7s. steve
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Old September 16th, 2015, 01:18 AM   #20
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Steve i beleive the latest metabones smart adapter ef - e-mount has autofocus but don't quote me on that
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Old September 16th, 2015, 04:04 AM   #21
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No dual media card slot it seems - that's a pretty big omission for a 'pro' camera - especially as I've had on several heart-stopping occasions 'data recovery' messages! I miss my FMU/SD card safety net that I had on the EA50
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Old September 16th, 2015, 04:14 AM   #22
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Cheers pete, i will use my tamron 24-70 then and get the 85mm 1.8 sony, may get the canon 35mm f2 as reoprted to be great on the a7s. steve
Steve I would also go so far as saying that for a lens that retails at about 800, the zeiss 24-70 has sh**t manual focus - it is literally impossible to do a rack focus with this lens as it seems to focus in small incremental stages - I can't speak for other Zeiss lenses but I won't buy another simply because of this - my advice would be try before you buy
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Old September 16th, 2015, 06:21 AM   #23
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OK thanks Pete, so used to canon lens, all else a mystery isn't it?
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Old September 27th, 2015, 12:31 PM   #24
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I hope to god they've refined the width of the zebra stripes - nailing exposure is a bit hit and miss as they are so thick!
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