September 9, 2014 at 4:16PM
Sony a7s lens mount choice - E to E or F to E with adapter for greater future camera versatility.
Having a Pre-buying concern.
Considering the new Sony a7s camera for video and the new Rokinon DS Cine lenses. I'd like to avoid any adapter issues and have a choice of lens mounts for Rokinon lenses. I could buy the E mount and have a secure "proper" fit, but that apparently locks me into Sony (for life) only with the lenses. I may want to use the lenses on second camera or possibly switch brands in the future (though currently have only 1 full rig set up for a single camera now). For reasons I imagine are mechanical there are no E mount lens adapters to F mount (for instance).
I could go with the Rokinon F mount, use an F to E mount adapter and secure future options, but my gut tells me a straight E to E mount would insure no lens wiggle and "better" performance. It would be my first Sony camera so my brain is screaming "don't get lenses that lock me into only one brand of camera".
Can anyone please offer some insight into this delima?