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Re: The Annual Full Frame Bug....

A lot of people get seduced by the full frame fantasy because they're told they should be (by previous sufferers!).

Graham's absolutely right that the end product should be key, but again very few people actually take a rational view of the amount of information they need in their files. What it looks like at 100% is seductive, but irrelevant.

I use my A7Rii a lot for low light and night-time street photography and for this, with its ISOless sensor, IBIS, electronic shutter and compact size with the available lenses in the 28-35mm zone, it's pretty much unmatched by any available body of any format. That's a very specialist use, though, and most people wouldn't be attracted by it, especially since the low light focusing isn't especially good, so low light sports or wildlife shooting isn't a forte.

I'd expected I'd use it more for landscape, but for me it is now facing very serious competition from the M1ii's improved dynamic range. I'll be taking both to the Outer Hebrides for over a week at the end of this month and it'll be very interesting to see how I feel about them when I'm back home.
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Re: The Annual Full Frame Bug....

So, the annual full frame bug is over. I didn't buy a new camera. Instead, I bought a new telly* and a Chinese knock off of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 for hacking purposes**. My next camera? Well I'm happy with my E-M5 and E-P5, so probably (if it ever happens) version 3 of the Ricoh GR.

* Watching Better Call Saul, in UHD, was lovely.
** The Teclast X5 Pro. Do not touch unless you're a techie.
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Re: The Annual Full Frame Bug....

Yeah, GR III bring it on! But please include an EVF, and weather sealing. And whilst you're at it Ricoh.org somehow prevent the sensor dust (due to the pump action I suspect) or allow the user to be able to clean the sensor (by lens removal).
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Re: The Annual Full Frame Bug....

So.... Came into a bit of money and bought a Sony A7 II kit plus a couple of the "value" primes (the 28mm f2 and the 50mm f1.8). Thoughts? Meh. I'm so well read up on these things that it mostly does exactly what I expect of it. The mechanics and feeling of the thing? I don't connect to it in the way I've connected to every Olympus camera I've owned. It might grow on me, I s'ppose.

The kit lens (copy three, which equal to copy two, which is much, much better than the mess that was copy one) is the most unremarkable, unsatisfying, disappointing lens I've ever encountered. The other two are pretty good though.

Reason for buying was for adapted lenses anyway (currently looking at getting an OM 24 f2.8, and a good copy of the Samyang 14mm). After all, I'm not about to drop the best part of two grand on a GM lens that barely keeps up with my 12-40.
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