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I've got a third party collar for my 100L as well.  I think it's Vello branded.  The main issue I have with it is that the detent is very stiff so it's hard to get off the lens even when loosened completely.  It feels like I have to pull/rotate the assmbly a bit too much to get it off and I worry that I'm stressing the lens too much.  It's probably OK, though, and I leave the collar on the lens most of the time anyway.

post #2627 of 2630

For those Canon shooters who were looking at Sony A7/R..

 

Focus Camera is offering a hot deal on Sony A7/R, ending up with total of $650+$300=$950 off for package including body, lens, and flash.

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/focuscamera-gives-you-300-if-you-trade-in-your-old-camera-for-the-sony-a7-a7r/

 

I called Focus Camera, and the $300 credit is good for any camera, even a broken point-and-shoot, which is stackable on top of the Sony $650 rebate, leading to total of $950 off the package.  
 
Needless to say, I broke down and ordered the package of A7R, Zeiss 55 f/1.8, and Sony HVL60M flash.  ohmy.png  The flash has known overheating issues, but I figure I could use it for non-continuous shooting or send it to Sony service and see what they will do for me.  
 
BTW, Focuscamera website does not list the package of A7R/55mm/HVL60M under the $300 trade-in deal, just one with the 35mm lens.  However, I found their ebay listing for the package I prefer, and they honored the $300 deal when I called them.  
post #2628 of 2630
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Originally Posted by Jon L View Post
 

For those Canon shooters who were looking at Sony A7/R..

 

Focus Camera is offering a hot deal on Sony A7/R, ending up with total of $650+$300=$950 off for package including body, lens, and flash.

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/focuscamera-gives-you-300-if-you-trade-in-your-old-camera-for-the-sony-a7-a7r/

 

I called Focus Camera, and the $300 credit is good for any camera, even a broken point-and-shoot, which is stackable on top of the Sony $650 rebate, leading to total of $950 off the package.  
 
Needless to say, I broke down and ordered the package of A7R, Zeiss 55 f/1.8, and Sony HVL60M flash.  ohmy.png  The flash has known overheating issues, but I figure I could use it for non-continuous shooting or send it to Sony service and see what they will do for me.  
 
BTW, Focuscamera website does not list the package of A7R/55mm/HVL60M under the $300 trade-in deal, just one with the 35mm lens.  However, I found their ebay listing for the package I prefer, and they honored the $300 deal when I called them.  


Saw the deal this morning.  Looked interesting.. Maybe too interesting to look a second time..

post #2629 of 2630

That's a very good deal there.

 

Though personally, I am still wary of Sony's commitment and will wait to see what comes out of their lens line-up, as well as their second iteration/generation body.

post #2630 of 2630

Well, I returned the Sony A7R+FE55 package.  It was not due to image quality, which was excellent, lossy Sony RAW or not.  If one worked as a paid pro and had to sell large prints, then the higher MP definitely would come into play, but for those of us who don't view photo's at 100% for the sake of pixel-peeping, I did not see a significant improvement in overall IQ over my 5D III.

 

I just felt $3K+ was too much money to be tied up in a second system, especially with A7R's inability to be useful for anything moving, with poor Strobist Sony options.  We shall give Canon another chance to come up with a competitive mirrorless body in the next year or two; if not (likely scenario, knowing Canon), Sony is supposed to announce a bunch of new full-frame mirrorless bodies this year with reportedly much better AF compared to A7R, so we shall see. 

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