Been playing with this all for the last couple of weeks. Couple of impressions/anecdotes.
- Mounting the lenses is tricky. My 24mm wouldn't mount at all, and after an internet search I found that one of the tabs has to be shaved for it to mount. I did that and finally got it to mount, but then left it alone for a while. Other tricky thing is even when you do get it to mount, you have to mount it in such a way that it catches the aperture tab, or it will stay wide open. I figured this out this weekend when all my shots were getting blown the fuck out. Took the lens off and remounted, and then when I changed the aperture the shutter speed/exposure would change. Prob should have read the manual for the FL reducer before I tossed it
- 35mm FF equivalent (or ~23mm full frame) is my favorite focal length. I like having the other lenses, but I can pretty much make do with my 35mm F2 and nothing else. Anyone who is friends with me on FB can see my gallery from this weekend- again, everything was blown out, but it still shows how versatile the lens is.
- I would love a silent shutter mode. I like to get people in their element rather than posing, and with the loud ass shutter you only get 1 shot... back to back, people start to feel uncomfortable. Only other NEX body with that is the 5N and the $2000 A7s....................................
All in all though I am liking the new setup. It's fun and being forced to shoot manual focus and with a fixed focal length at all times is kind of like learning how to drive stickshift. Makes good shots that much more satisfying.
If we go to Europe next year I think I will rent an A7S for me and an RX100-3 for wifey.