I wanted to get some advice, and thoughts, on the new Sony A7R for professional work. I do portraits and family photography.
I jumped in and bought myself the new Sony A7R. Right now I shoot most of my pro work with a Canon 5D Mark II and the usual suspects, with respect to glass: a 24-70 f/2.8, 70-200 f/2.8 and occasionally a wide angle 14mm f/2.8.
I love my Canon gear!! I have always loved the files (very flexible), and the glass is absolutely superb! However, I have seriously considered changing kits for quite some time now, and with the new Sony system, I think I'm ready to do it. But before I go eBaying my entire Canon line up, I wanted to get the group's guidance.
What is everyone's thoughts on the Sony/Zeiss lenses being offered with the A7R? There are only five options right now, but word is a lot are in the pipe. I'm concerned the new FE Mount, as it is called, will either, 1: Not be around in 5 years because Sony will develop a new lens mount and Zeiss will acquiesce and make new glass, or 2: The lens lineup will be rather weak. I know these concerns are something that would require a crystal ball to address, but I'd still love to hear everyone's feedback.
One of the reasons I have held on to my Canon gear for so long, was the hope that Canon would release a new 5D with a high quality, and high MP, sensor. Not unlike what Nikon did with the D800. However, that seems to be a good ways off. So what has always made me stay true to Canon was the glass. Does the forum think Sony/Zeiss glass can match the quality of the Canon L series?
Ultimately, I'm curious if making this switch is something I should move into gradually, or just say screw it, sell the whole Canon line up and grab the new $3000 70-200 f/2.8 Zeiss lens and hope Sony releases great quality glass down the line. I reluctantly purchased the Sony/Zeiss 24-70 f/4. Hard to judge a system without a native lens attached to it. I'm perplexed they didn't release an f/2.8 with the 24-70 zoom.
Lastly, and as a general topic, I'd love to get everyone's thoughts on the new Sony system.
Thanks a lot everyone!