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Opinions Wanted Canon to Sony Transition - letting go

Discussion in 'Photography Issues' started by echavez123, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. echavez123

    echavez123 MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    I have been a Canon photog for many years and now have purchased the Sony A7rii. Purchased an Sigma MC-11 mount so I can use my Canon lenses on the Sony. Some features of the lenses work on the Sony, but not all. The adapter increases the flange to focal plane distance, and not sure if this affects the quality of the image. So, for the next lens purchase, I have to make a decision. Do I buy it for Canon and use the adapter to the Sony, or buy the lens for the Sony and skip the Canon?

    It is nice to best of both worlds, but under the current technology, this is not happening. One option is to just use the Canon lenses for the Canon and purchase new lenses for the Sony without having to use an adapter. Any photogswith experience on this issue?
  2. artfolio

    artfolio SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    A bit over my head I am afraid but I would think altering the focal length would only affect focus and so long as you are seeing sharp images the quality should not be affected a this is a function of the sensor.

    Maybe a question on a Sony or Canon board would yield some more informed suggestions.
  3. Freddy L

    Freddy L Grumbler in Training

    word is Canon might be making an announcement about a FF mirrorless next week so maybe hold off until then. whether or not it keeps the EF mount is up in the air. Nikon just announced two FF mirrorless cameras so guessing Canon doesn't want to be caught with their pants down.
  4. echavez123

    echavez123 MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    From what I heard, the Canon mirrorless is just a 5d mark iv. I really like the fact that the Sony has built in image stabilization. That was the deciding factor.
    Now, if I could solve the Canon lens vs Sony lens issue.
  5. Freddy L

    Freddy L Grumbler in Training

  6. echavez123

    echavez123 MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    Thanks for the link. So, the new mirrorless has a EF-R mount, which, as I understand it, requires and adapter to use my existing EF lenses. This is also my concern with using the Canon lenses on the Sony. It may be a while before Canon creates a series of EF-R lenses to span the needs for photogs.

    The Canon sports 31 megapix vs Sony 40 megapix, and there is no in camera stabilization for the Canon. This was the deciding factor for me. I love my Canon, but I just took it out of the camera bag and replaced it with the Sony. Here we go...

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