Full Frame Full Circle: A7 next to my old Nikon FE

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by Jefenator, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Nov 23, 2012
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    I still admire my longtime traveling companion, the Nikon FE - nice and rugged, everything you need, nothing you don't. An absolute masterpiece among 35mm SLRs, IMHO.

    Is the A7 in the same ultimate league? It definitely is not as pared down! (I don't know that any digital body ever could be.) It took me all of 30 seconds to figure out all the knobs and dials when I first laid hands on that old Nikon - after an entire evening with the A7 I feel like I know about 10% of it - and that's coming from another high-end Sony! The ergonomics are also going to take a bit more getting used to.

    Two very different beasts to be sure but I can't help notice how similar they are in overall size. (Of course, the A7 could get pared down quite a bit more with the right lenses.)

    Old Meets New by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr

    Old Meets New - Side View by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr

    One thing that is NOT going to take a lot of getting used to? Having all my old wide angle lenses behave like wide angle lenses again! I'm loving the shallow DoF as well!

    Full Frame Selfie by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr
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  2. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
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