Soon to become Sony A7II owner joins the fold

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by Ramirez, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. Ramirez

    Ramirez TalkEmount Rookie

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    Oct 14, 2015
    Hello everyone in this eminent forum!

    I'm from Finland (nickname taken from the old Highlander movies) and been into photography and videography for some time.

    Today I use m4/3:s, Nikon and some premium compacts like Fuji X100s and Panny LX100.
    I'm into hybrid, so I use my gear 50/50 between stills and video. GH4 (and LX100) for the 4K combined with Nikon D610 and Fuji X100s for photography.

    I was pondering which camera to have for some run and gun videography. Was thinking about Oly EM5 mk2 at first as I am used to m4/3:s and the great 5-axis IBIS. But I'm always curious about other systems as well and I've been studying Sony now, I'm also teaching photography web courses, so it's good to know different systems. Couldn't resist to try out the Sony A7-series. Now I have an A7II on order, FE 28/2 and a Novoflex adapter for adapting my Nikon lenses. It will be great to experience the 5-axis IBIS in the A7II.

    I'm also a member in the mu43 forum and Fujixspot forum.

    Can't wait to get my hands on the A7II!

    I have always enjoyed the mu43- and Fujixspot-forums, as this is a sister forum to them I think that I'll enjoy this forum too :)
     
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  2. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Chris

    Welcome!
     
  3. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    Welcome. Eagerly awaiting your review, since you use a lot of other systems.
     
  4. Ramirez

    Ramirez TalkEmount Rookie

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    Oct 14, 2015
    Thank you :)

    I'm going to record a video episode for one course that I'm teaching at the moment about the Sony A7-series.
    The students are new to photography and only knows about the standard DSLR:s. I'm going to try to show them the things that are great with mirrorless :)
    And try to explain that "big cameras" aren't the only ones with "big sensors".
    It's going to be a walk through video and I'm going to use my A7II to demonstrate on.

    It's hard sometimes to get the ones that are "locked in" on "big DSLR:s" to understand that there are also other great camera systems around with different strengths. I'm not against DSLR:s, I'm using Nikon D610 too, but I gladly use my mirrorless camera for work assignments too.
    Sometimes my mirrorless cameras are better in some stituations, and sometimes the DSLR.
    I hope that I can explain that in the video episode for my students.

    Well, I'm glad to have an open mind about all these great systems we have today; if you're locked to just one system, you won't enjoy all the great things other systems offer.
     
  5. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Welcome Ramirez!
     
  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Welcome!
     
  7. soeren

    soeren TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Dec 12, 2014
    N├Žstved, Denmark
    Soeren
    Welcome from Denmark Ramirez. Don't loose your head :) looking forward to se some pics from you.
     
  8. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Welcome.
     
  9. Ramirez

    Ramirez TalkEmount Rookie

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    Oct 14, 2015
    Thank you all for your warm welcome greetings!

    Today I got the first part for my Sony FE system kit; the FE 28/2 lens.
    I also have the Novoflex FE-Nikon F adapter waiting for me to pick it up.
    I have to wait until next week for the camera body itself :(

    But it is nice to hold the first part; it is a first stepping stone into a new system :)
     
  10. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Gotta love that mail waiting game.
     
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  11. Ramirez

    Ramirez TalkEmount Rookie

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    Oct 14, 2015
    Just ordered a spare battery. I understand that these cameras are a bit power hungry.

    Gonna be nice when I can go on my first photo walk with the A7II :)
    Hopefully next week.

    The waiting game is a hard game to play...
     
  12. Ramirez

    Ramirez TalkEmount Rookie

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    Oct 14, 2015
    Yesterday I saw that I had mail waiting for me. Drove down to the mail office and was very hopeful that A7II finally arrived.
    But it was only the spare battery.
    I have hope for this day.

    The waiting game is really a hard game to play...
     
  13. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Patience is a virtue:D
     
  14. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Yes, so is frugality. And yet... :laugh:
     
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  15. Ramirez

    Ramirez TalkEmount Rookie

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    Oct 14, 2015
    Update!

    My A7II finally arrived! It came today.
    But I can't open the boxes I have now, need to make unboxing video of it and in the same video I need to tech my online students about mirrorless cameras today.
    So I actually get paid to do my unboxing :)
    Going to do the video later today. Yes it finally arrived!
     
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  16. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    Well, there is no tape on it. You can always peek
     
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