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    Question Sony a7: using non full-frame E-mount lenses.

    I'm really interested in the A7 but am nervous about the really small selection of lens choices currently available.

    I'm fairly clueless about the ins-and-outs of how lenses and sensors interact, but I am learning....

    I'd really like a "walking around" lens like the Sony 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 .

    I assume this lens would work on the A7 but you'd have to crop the image to get rid of the dark corners? (I didn't see that the A7 has an "auto-crop" mode).

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    Default Re: Sony a7: using non full-frame E-mount lenses.

    Yes, you can use the E mount 18-200mm lens with an A7 but it will crop the image so you won't get the full effect of the 24 megapixel resolution. But you'll still get the considerable noise advantage of a full-frame sensor.
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    Default Re: Sony a7: using non full-frame E-mount lenses.

    Thanks for confirming this.

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    Default Re: Sony a7: using non full-frame E-mount lenses.

    I love the Sony A7 and would buy it again if I had to. Purchase a low cost lens adapter to use any old lenses you have and you'll be surprised with the results.

    I pair up the Canon 50mm 1.4 with the Sony A7 all the time for some amazing pics like these...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argelius View Post
    I'm really interested in the A7 but am nervous about the really small selection of lens choices currently available.

    I'm fairly clueless about the ins-and-outs of how lenses and sensors interact, but I am learning....

    I'd really like a "walking around" lens like the Sony 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 .

    I assume this lens would work on the A7 but you'd have to crop the image to get rid of the dark corners? (I didn't see that the A7 has an "auto-crop" mode).

    Thanks

 

 

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