This kid has such a classic smile and it fires up anytime he sees the camera pointed his direction. It just so happens that it's a new camera pointed his direction here.
I haven't mentioned it on the site here, but I sold my Fujifilm X100s a few weeks ago and I replaced it with a Sony A7. It came in the mail yesterday and I'm running it through its paces. I bought it with the 28-70 kit zoom as I'm not quite ready to invest in any of the FE primes that are available. It just so happens that 2 new Zeiss lenses were announced this week and at least one of them is of particular interest for me.
It uses the same lens mount as my NEX 7 so for the time being, in addition to the zoom, I'll be using my favorite lens, the APSC specific Sony Zeiss 24mm f/1.8. It's not designed to cover the Sony full frame sensor and there is a prominent black ring vignette that shows in the corners and sides, but the A7 has the ability to shoot in a crop mode. This gives a 10.3 megapixel image and the same field of view as I get on my NEX7 of 36mm. Obviously I'm giving up some of the benefit of the larger sensor, but there's still a noticeable difference compared to the NEX 7. This photo was taken in crop mode with this lens.
I'll be looking to add a native E Mount 35mm lens that covers the full frame sensor, but I'm going to take my time in making that decision. Although Sony already offers a 35mm, it's aperture is f/2.8. Though sharp and high quality, really doesn't offer the shallower depth of field or low light capability that I want from this new sensor.
I'm pretty pleased with the images I've taken so far and will post a side-by-side comparison between the NEX 7 and the A7 soon. I'll also include some non-crop mode photos of my current APSC Sony lenses on the A7.