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Why not keep the 70-200? Sony doesn't have anything as good, and it seems to work well with the metabones and the a7r2. 24-105 you can safely dump.
 

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Basically it's because I want to go wider and I seriously haven't used it in almost 6 months. It's big, heavy, and cumbersome to lug around to the point that I hate bringing it places. It definitely has its uses but at this point, I don't have a purpose for it. I can snag a Zeiss Batis 20mm for about the value of the 70-200 and have one of the best wide primes in the world. If the lens doesn't sell, I'll keep it.
 

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Basically it's because I want to go wider and I seriously haven't used it in almost 6 months. It's big, heavy, and cumbersome to lug around to the point that I hate bringing it places. It definitely has its uses but at this point, I don't have a purpose for it. I can snag a Zeiss Batis 20mm for about the value of the 70-200 and have one of the best wide primes in the world. If the lens doesn't sell, I'll keep it.
I gotcha...you don't want wider for landscapes? Im a big fan of a 14mm prime and a 16-35. Good luck with the switch, I'm certain you won't be disappointed.:thumbsup:
 

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I gotcha...you don't want wider for landscapes? Im a big fan of a 14mm prime and a 16-35. Good luck with the switch, I'm certain you won't be disappointed.:thumbsup:
I have someone who wants to trade my 70-200 for 24mm 1.4L prime. Good trade?

Also, while I like wide, I don't like super wide. My ideal sweet spot is 20-30mm on a FF body.
 

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I have someone who wants to trade my 70-200 for 24mm 1.4L prime. Good trade?

Also, while I like wide, I don't like super wide. My ideal sweet spot is 20-30mm on a FF body.
Well, you're asking me personally, so I'm going to give you my opinion as if someone was offering me this trade....dollar wise, the 24mm is a $1450 lens. The 24-70 is an $1800 lens and the 70-200 2.8 non IS is a $1250 lens....all are current BH prices...so financially, you're making out well. However, IMHO of course, 24mm is good for general vacation range, but only when it's attached to a zoom. It isn't wide enough for many European museums and such, it doesn't create grand landscapes (IMHO) and it's kind of a very limiting option. Furthermore, it's not small....and at 24mm, you'll never shoot wide open because, well.....you just dont. I never shoot my wides below F8, I want maximum sharpness. The 70-200 obviously has limited use, but it does provide shots that no current sony lens can give you, and it does make for some incredible portraits. Landscapes are often amazing as well with the compression of a 70-200....so, IF you are going to be using a canon lens on the a7r2 body, and you are going to trade, I'd want to trade it for a 24-70 f2.8, which is a FANTASTIC lens, and gives you excellent vacation range, great bokeh when you want it, and great landscapes when you want that as well. Sadly sony doesn't yet have a quality zoom at any range, so if you want a good zoom, you'll have to stick with Canon...but the good news is, under around 140mm, Canon zooms work incredibly well on the latest metabones and the a7r2...at 200mm+, it starts to hunt on subjects that are really close.

TL:DR version....No, it's a pretty limiting lens, don't trade, or trade only for the 24-70 f2.8. You'll be much happier with it.
Honorable mention, the 16-35 F4 is also an excellent lens, don't waste your money on the F2.8, totally not worth it (I own it.)
 

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I wasn't necessarily going to trade....just was offered by someone. I probably won't take the trade since I'd love to have a wider lens as an option. The 24 1.4 is a good lens but for the same cost as a Zeiss prime....meh.

I'll look into the 16-35 f4 but right now, the prices of the 17-40 are rather tempting.

I'm going to go to the camera store and try out canon lenses with the new Sony bodies via adapter. Also, I'm going to pick up the A7II not the A7RII. I can't justify a $3200 body for a hobby.
 

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The latest update to the PDAF system brings the performance of the A72 on par with the A7R2. Prior to this update, you're right but numerous reviews now put the performance pretty much on par.
 

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Glad to hear it. However, I am going to put in my $3.25 to you....you can choose to ignore me, but if you take one piece of advice from me, it would be this, and here is why.....I STRONGLY suggest you purchase an A7R2 and the reason is simple...the price difference is $1200. Granted, not chump change. However, since you are not a pheasant, In a pretty small amount of time, you'll forget all about $1200, but you will have a camera that you may have for the next 7+ years...over that amount of time, $1200 is not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, but having supreme image quality, with oodles of crop room, and ultra high resolution with the ability to make incredible 600dpi prints is, to me, worth every penny. I get that $3200 on a hobby is a lot, but remember....first, so is $2000, second, when it comes to camera gear, the better the gear, the stronger the resale. Before mirrorless, high end Canon lenses for instance sold for damn near 95% of their new value. I just couldn't see myself going through the trouble of jumping ship and not getting the best the company has to offer. Just my .02

Just for sh!ts and giggles....they seem to be going for around $2800 on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-Alpha-a7R-II-Digital-Full-Frame-Mirrorless-DSLR-Camera-Body-ILCE-7RM2-Black-/400992270220?hash=item5d5d00778c:g:AZgAAOSwgNRV7-5N
 

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^ We can work out a good price for you if you want.

Decided to keep the 70-200 and run with an adapter. Even though I don't use it a ton now, it's a useful lens to have and I know a day will come that I really really wish I had it.
 

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^ We can work out a good price for you if you want.

Decided to keep the 70-200 and run with an adapter. Even though I don't use it a ton now, it's a useful lens to have and I know a day will come that I really really wish I had it.
Lol trust me the only thing I can offer is an extremely low ball offer that isn't worth the time. Struggles of college
 

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Sold the 24-105. Done deal now, Sony here we come (as soon as they announce some fvcking rebates).
 

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Hey Dave, here's a video showing A7II AF performance using adapted lenses pre and post firmware update. It's not native lens fast but it's pretty fvcking good in exchange for the ability to use whatever you want.

https://youtu.be/_tVx5OQIodM
 

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Looks like a grey market body...would rather buy a real US market one.

The wife flat out said no for spending the extra on the A7R2 so it looks like the A72 is the one to get. I'm finding a few really lightly used (~3k or less on the shutter) for ~$1200 on FM's for sale section. For a $400 savings, I think I'm going to go with a used one. Ditto for the lenses. Can get a Zeiss 24-70 for ~$700 which is $500 less than new.
 
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