Been playing around with the Sony A7r a bit more now with the Zeiss Sonnar 35mm f2.8. I really am blown away. I've used primes before but this one just seems different. It has this instant magic. The center is very sharp, and the edges fall off into this nice vignette. That can be good or bad for some people. I personally don't mind a vignetting on a lens like this.
Sony A7r With Metabones
I've also played with the Metabones EF to E mount mkiii adapter. I' heard that it's a bit slower at controlling auto exposure, but I really see no noticeable difference. Mounted the Zeiss 35mm and the Canon 40mm. The exposure adjustments were identical. Only difference was the auto focus spends a little more time doing micro adjustments before getting the perfect focus on the Canon lens. But that could just be the Canon lens. It was a 100 dollar lens after all. I'll have some time to do a video end of this week with a couple different Canon lenses.
Update: After using the metabones adapter quite a bit, I've come to learn that auto focus is almost useless. It's just too slow to use in any type of shooting. And the A7r autofocus isn't perfect enough for landscape photography either. So it must be done by hand. Also when the screws are loose on the back plate the device will quit working. You have to constantly tighten them every few days to keep the Metabones functioning properly.
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I'll be posting more test shots here throughout the week.
The Big Day
Zeiss Sonnar 35mm f2.8
ISO 100, f2.8, 1/125sec
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