May 20, 2015 at 10:55AM


Sony A7s w/ Sony or Adaptor+Canon/Tokina/etc Lenses?

Got a question that's been troubling me:

I'm getting a Sony A7s to film music videos and also for freelance/properties work. Most of my work is 95% video. However, I'm still undecided on which lenses to get.

At the moment, in terms of WIDE angle lenses, I'm considering:
Option 1) the Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 (£730)
Option 2) Commlite Adaptor (£57) with Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens for Canon (£427).

Option 2 is cheaper and allows me to buy other lenses that are unavailable to Sony A7s at the moment. However, I've heard of internal reflection issues (light leaks) when using an Adapter so there's that alternative option to invest in the Metabones IV adaptor (£325). The problem here is the significant jump in cost for an adaptor!? I might as well get the Sony one then, no?

Anyway, what do you guys think? I'm in need of other people's opinions.

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