…Because it’s never really too early to start your festive preparations.
Still wrestling with whether-or-not to sell the frankencamera. In case you haven’t guessed (I think there may have been a comment reveal or something, at some point…) it is the Sony A7II.
I haven’t been tagging the photos, as I didn’t want to bias people regarding the output.
Initially I was drawn to it, given the potential for AF lenses. Unfortunately I find the current native lineup a bit restrictive (the coming Batis choices may change all of that…) and the only truly attractive lens (the Zeiss 35/1.4) is just plain massive. That being said, it does have a few attractive advantages:
- The potential for more accurate composition via the real-time viewfinder. It is actually surprisingly usable, with a decent refresh rate, and very little lag.
- The fantastic IBIS.
- The adaptability of literally -any- lens out there. (Like seriously). If you have it, there is probably an adapter for it. For real.
I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with the output at present; I probably have not spent enough time with the files, as I just can’t seem to get the RAW output exactly where I’d like it. The JPGs (for me…) usually just look off, and are somewhat contrasty and over-saturated.
Given the above, I am probably going to hang on to it and see whether I can make peace with the files. It is decently sized, and is fairly unobtrusive. It may not be perfect, but is fun to shoot with, and inspires creativity.
So…Could you tell?