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  1. All right, last question (which may be a stupid one): as someone who only shoots video on the side these days, is it worth it for me to upgrade from my Canon 7D to the Sony a6000? How big a jump is the a6000 over the 7D in terms of video image quality (taking the Magic Lantern software available on the 7D into consideration)?

  2. Awesome, this is super helpful. Does using an adapter to mount canon lenses (such as the 50mm f/1.4 or the 10-18mm f/4.5) negatively affect AF when shooting stills? I mostly do video, but I want stills to continue to be an option (without having to invest in new lenses, if possible).

    Thanks, everyone!

    EDIT: or is that what the speedbooster is for, returning AF to a higher-functioning level?

  3. I've been shooting on a Canon 7D for years. I'm considering an upgrade, and was wondering: which is better, the Sony a6000 or the Sony a7r?

    I shoot a lot of run-and-gun, handheld footage (which is one reason I'm not asking about the Sony a7s...from what I've seen, the rolling shutter is just too harsh when the camera isn't locked down). How does the rolling shutter compare between the Sony a6000 and Sony a7r? And which one has the better video image quality overall? What about low light performance?

    Also, the Sony a6000 is crop-sensor, right? Would I be able to use my Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM with it? I assume I would not be able to on the a7r, since it's full-frame.


  4. Thanks for the comments, everyone! This is SUPER helpful.

    For now, I'm still on the fence. I'm not actively in the market for a new camera, but I know I'll need to upgrade from my old 7D at some point. I'm being offered the a7r for $800, which seems like a deal. However, from what you've all said, it may be better to save that money and put it toward an even better upgrade.

    Another quick question: I know the a7r uses the AVCHD codec. I've heard this can be a pain, but I'm not sure if it's a dealbreaker or not. Anyone have any thoughts on editing AVCHD footage in Premiere (I'm on a Macbook pro with 16gb of ram).

  5. So, I've been shooting video on a Canon 7D for years, and have loved it. Now, though, someone I know is offering to sell me his used Sony a7r for a good price (I'm on a pretty tight budget...otherwise I would invest in a Sony a7s instead). My question is, is the a7r worth it?

    I mostly do run-and-gun, handheld shooting, but I've done some more controlled shoots as well, with tripods/sliders/etc. I edit with Premiere/After Effects and grade with Looks.

    While I know the still image quality of the Sony a7r is incredible, I've read mixed reviews about its video capabilities. Does anyone know how it stacks up against the old Canon 7D? Would it be a significant upgrade, or not so much?

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