September 9, 2016 at 10:15AM


Need opinion on switching to Sony A7s II from Canon 5D Mk.III

So currently, I own Canon 5D Mk.III, beast of a camera but as it's dated it has weaknesses. And I was looking forward to Mk.IV but it's very disappointing, which as most film makers can agree on. So now I'm looking at alternative upgrades. My "ultimate" film camera is the FS7 as of now, so for me it made sense to go in a Sony route, and I always heard great things about Sony A7s II, so I'm sure if I were to do an upgrade I'd want to change to Sony, as I was planning to make the change in the future anyway.

Only thing that concerns me in the lenses. Currently I own Canon 24-105 f/4, Canon 50mm f/1.4, Rokinon 14mm f/2.8, and Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8. So I'd have to get an metabone AF adapter as I do photography for church events time to time, which is another $400. Or sell my lenses and start converting to Sony lenses which seems pretty expensive than the Canon lenses, and I'm a student film maker who's currently working at a broadcast studio and doing freelancing as well, so I'm on a pretty tight budget. I'd have to make the changes slowly.

What advice can you guys give me? Should I make the change? and if I do, what should I do with my lenses? Keep them and use adapter or sell it and slowly purchase Sony E-Mount lenses?


In advance, my apologies for posting this on Discussions board, I should've posted this in Questions board

September 9, 2016 at 10:22AM

Paul HyunBin Kim
A/V Technician

I'm a similar 'convert'. About 6 months ago I got tired with the lack of video features on the 5d and after a couple of shoots renting the A7s, made the switch. I haven't looked back. Have both the mk i and mk ii and the A6300 as my gimbal cam.

It took a while to get comfortable with the change in colour from the sensors, sometimes my grading would bring too much yellow into skin tones, but after a few months now, I am really happy.

I got the EF - E adapter to stick with the canon glass, my girlfriend is a photographer so makes sense financially.

September 10, 2016 at 9:37PM

Nick Kelly

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