Don't think I'm not tempted by this idea. Is not the Sony A7II, with its full-frame mirrorless sensor, in-body image stabilization (IBIS), and multiple available adapters, the ideal workhorse body for the lens-obsessed? In the last millennium I used to daydream of being able to use selected lenses from a variety of systems and makers on the same body. I don't think my daydreams used to go as far as what's actually possible with the A7II (or any other A7, if you don't mind not having IBIS).
My inner nerd—not very well buried in the best of circumstances—feels the pull.
It's been a long time since I've actually owned a selection of lenses for any camera. Because I write about many cameras, I don't collect lenses in any one system. I tend to buy a body and only one or two lenses before moving on. I had, I believe, three Micro 4/3 lenses, and that was probably my high-water mark for digital since I bought my first DSLR in 2006—and that was only because I was too lazy to sell the zoom I never used.
I'm thinking for the first time of actually committing to a single lens system with the Fuji X mount. I'd like to end up with three or even (gasp!) four or five lenses for one single system!
Just like a normal photography enthusiast. Strange, for me. I'm not sure, but I don't think I've ever owned five lenses that all fit on the same camera, all at once.
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Dan: "I'm a large format film guy. I have seventeen lenses from three different manufacturers that fit any of five different cameras also of different make, model, and format. For these cameras, swapping lenses and cameras of disparate make all on a whim has been the norm since 1827."
Juan Flores: "This is absolutely the case. I have been using Sony mirrorless cameras for four years, and the only Sony lens I own is the original kit zoom. I do miss AF sometimes, but being able to switch between my Leica R and LTM glass, fast Nikon primes, esoteric M42 lenses, relatively tiny telephoto lenses and so on is just so rewarding that I've never shelled out for one of those sleek black tubes that Sony and Zeiss are building.
"But with IBIS, I could have my cake and eat it—all my legacy glass and less camera shake. Just as an aside, the A6000 replacement looks like it will be getting IBIS as well."