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Suggestions for a camera body for manual focus lenses
#1
A friend of mine at the local photography club asked me for advice, he frequently changes gear 
he sarted with 7D plus 15-85 plus 10-18 and 28f1.8 ( I remember since he sold me lenses)  then he jumped EOS M3, then Nikon, then fuji, then MFT, then 5DmkIII, then 6Dmkii for size and weight since he does hiking and now he is using panasonic LX100 mkii
also he bought many lenses and was an excellent source of barely used gear to the whole group, I remember he had items to sell almost every month, every time I saw him with new gear. 
However he has two lenses that are his prefered he refuses to sell and wants a camera body to use them those lenses are Voigtlander 20mm f3.5 and Voigtlander 90mm f3.5 macro Canon mount.
Any suggestions for a camera body for those two lenses , it should be cheap, basic features, good full frame  sensor especially his LX100 will be his walkaround camera (till he changes his mind), better an old body available on the used market.
I was thinking of Sony A7r plus cheap adapter ? any other suggestions
#2
A7r, the IBIS-less one, with the crappy Sony RAW format and the hateful ergonomics? You must not be friends. Big Grin

What is wrong with using a 6D mk II with those lenses? The Voigtlander 20mm f3.5 SL II N is very nice to use on my old 6D. On the 6D, you can even use focus trap with those lenses (nice trick especially with macro/close up under certain circumstances).

Has he given any reasons for why those are his favourite lenses?
#3
Tell him that the Voigtlander 21mm f/1.4 and 110mm f/2.5 are even better than those two lenses .... LOL

https://phillipreeve.net/blog/voigtlande...po-review/
https://phillipreeve.net/blog/review_voi...1mm_f14_e/
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#4
Canon RP?

With Canon EF adapter obviously.

Kind regards, Wim
Gear: Canon EOS R with 3 primes and 1 zoom, 4 EF-R adapters, Canon EOS 5 (analog), 9 Canon EF primes, a lone Canon EF zoom, 2 extenders, 2 converters, tubes; Olympus OM-D 1 Mk II & Pen F with 12 primes, 6 zooms, 3 Metabones EF-MFT adapters, and a PhaseOne DF, P45+ back, SK 80 F/2.8 LS, 3 Mamiya lenses ...
#5
(04-22-2020, 12:38 PM)wim Wrote: Canon RP?

With Canon EF adapter obviously.

Kind regards, Wim

After buying 8 camera bodies and around 15 lenses in the past three years, I was trying to keep him from overspending, he plans to order EOS R...

(04-22-2020, 11:47 AM)Brightcolours Wrote: A7r, the IBIS-less one, with the crappy Sony RAW format and the hateful ergonomics? You must not be friends. Big Grin

What is wrong with using a 6D mk II with those lenses? The Voigtlander 20mm f3.5 SL II N is very nice to use on my old 6D. On the 6D, you can even use focus trap with those lenses (nice trick especially with macro/close up under certain circumstances).

Has he given any reasons for why those are his favourite lenses?

He had 6Dmkii four months ago he sold to ghas at the photography club...

(04-22-2020, 12:06 PM)Klaus Wrote: Tell him that the Voigtlander 21mm f/1.4 and 110mm f/2.5 are even better than those two lenses .... LOL

https://phillipreeve.net/blog/voigtlande...po-review/
https://phillipreeve.net/blog/review_voi...1mm_f14_e/

(04-22-2020, 12:06 PM)Klaus Wrote: Tell him that the Voigtlander 21mm f/1.4 and 110mm f/2.5 are even better than those two lenses .... LOL

https://phillipreeve.net/blog/voigtlande...po-review/
https://phillipreeve.net/blog/review_voi...1mm_f14_e/

I am trying to keep him from buying new gear, he bought 8 bodies plus at least 15 lenses in the last three years...
#6
(04-22-2020, 10:59 AM)toni-a Wrote: I was thinking of Sony A7r plus cheap adapter ? any other suggestions

A7r has significant shutter shock. For MF lenses, IBIS is great!

I'm pretty happy with what Nikon Z6 gives to Manual Focus lenses shooters - nice EVF, image stabilization, great sensor, great ergonomics... The only downside - EVF lag and FPS drop on magnified image. 

Fringer adapters are also nice in case you have AF lenses, but they probably work just as well with MF.

Overall, Z6 offers the most rounded experience when it comes to size, image quality, EVF, and ergonomics. I was pretty skeptical before getting one myself. Had some issues with the first unit, got a replacement which now works well enough for me.
  


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