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When adapting a lens to a camera there are imaging goals in mind, such as lens sharpness, speed, bokeh, focal length, etc. With the arrival of the compact 36-megapixel Sony A7R, a limited lens selection along with an EVF and high-res sensor bring new impetus to shoot 'good glass' in a way never before feasible; the Nikon D800/D800E still being the only other high-res option as of late 2013, but offering mangled Live View capability, and only on the rear LCD and only useful with a loupe.
Smaller and lighter lenses can be adapted with no concern for support. But practical issues of lens adapters can intrude. Consider the three items below: the Sony A7R, the Novoflex Adapter for Nikon Lens to Sony, and the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon. The Otus 55/1.4 APO is the finest lens ever made for a DSLR or rangefinder of any brand. And so one naturally gravitates to the idea of shooting it on the A7R.
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