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lawyer portraits - A7II sony/zeiss 55mm & sigma 35mm

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Yep...she's a lawyer...

 

A7II+55mm 1.8 (size/weight/performance...clearly this is the best overall lens I ever owned)

ƒ/2.2

1/80s

ISO 100

 

Later I'll upload some photos using the Sigma 35mm shot mostly at 1.4 (best lens I ever owned from the optical performance point of view). So sad that there is no 35mm for FE to match it's performance at 1.4-2.0

 

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I used fotodiox...but now I have metabones iv.

On a7ii and a7rii metabones iv has the edge. Faster...more stable and you can use all your pdaf points. On fotodiox only 81 worked(the ones in the center),

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Great Photos, thanks.

I have the Sony A7 II, and it is confusing to all photo shops, because  every time I mention, it's a Sony A 7 II, the assistants immediately assume the camera is an A mount. ( SO FAR )

I have had to return lenses and an adapter  so far, because the Sony A7 series ;  All use   the  E mount !

Why in gods name, Sony did not call it , the Sony E 7  series, is beyond me.

Anyway, I am commenting on the use of the Sigma  Art 35mm  1.4. Despite the raves, this lens is for the Sony A mount cameras. ( ASSUMING YOU BOUGHT THE ART 35MM 1.4 WITH A SONY MOUNT )

If you have a Sony A 7 series, be it  R  S  or II, they all use the  E mount, so  if you want to use the Sigma Art 35 1.4, you will need to buy an expensive adapter, that takes about  5 seconds to focus between each  shot.

Or go completely manual.   

After using the Sony 35mm 1.8,  despite getting  some good images with it, decided to bite the bullet, and  try the  Sony Zeiss 35mm 1.4.   Im waiting delivery, at the mo, but will get back, as and when.

Cheers

WTC

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I didn't buy the A mount...

A mount glass is not that good to invest money in.

 

I use canon mount with the metabones iv adapter now. The adapter is expensive but I can use a lot of canon lenses this way. Lenses that I love...like the sigmas.

 

It focuses way better than it did on my old canon bodies where AF @1.4 was unusable.

I compared the sony zeiss 35 and the sigma 35 and found the last one to be better.

 

I wouldn't say it focuses in 5sec...as it focuses faster than the sony 55 native E mount. ☺

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Very nice images.

 

Glad to hear the 35 Art is working well.

 

I had the FE 35/1.4 and was disappointed enough in its inconsistency that I returned it. Going to continue using the adapted canon stuff for the time being.

 

I actually picked up the 50 Art which arrived Monday and it is awesome so far with regard to optics and speed/accuracy of AF.

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Both are great--I sold the 50A to buy the FE55 when I  switched from the 6D to A7R.

 

I prefer the FE55 slightly, with saturation, weight and bokeh all marking an improvement over the 50A for me.  The contrast of the 50A may be slightly better, but once a lens is that good it really is splitting hairs.

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my preference goes to the third one
maybe puting numbers in the post may help to give advices

on some picture, especially the 2 first, some details are on my mind to present

I like the environment of the picture and the tone given to your pictures

a good work

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I have been shooting with the Sigma 24MM f1.4 Art (Canon mount) and the Metabones IV smart adapter.  Until the Firmware 2.0 for the A7 Mk II was available, I was not that happy.  But the autofocus of the Sigma on the A7 body is sweet!  The only downside is the weight.  The lens is 23.4 oz and the adapter is 5.3 oz making the package almost two pounds.  That definitely adds up on a long walk. But the images are nice.  Here is one of my dog taken yesterday:

 

A7 Mk II body, Sigma 24mm Art at f6.3, 1/20 second, ISO 100

 

 

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