Thursday, June 11, 2015

Sony A7 R II announced

Sony just announced the A7 R II, 42mp Back Side Illumination (BSI) 4K video up to ISO 102400 with IBIS 5 axis sensor stabilization.

It offers full EF lens support for Canon users with Metabonse adapter, including AF  and continuos tracking and aperture control. Supposedly it has a fast phase detection AF system, but I will wait to hear what the early testers have to say.

Fotodiox adapter is better ? here
More on adapters here

From Dpreview :
  This is potentially a huge deal – especially for Canon users. We’ve used an a7R II with a Canon 24-70mm lens and a Metabones adapter, and focus is indeed very fast indeed. We’ll be looking at this in more depth as soon as we have a production sample camera, but for now, we’re highly impressed.

Shooting with 3rd party lenses on the A7 series, good article here 

A fatal mistake here

Not great AF with adapted Canon lenses here 
Photography Blog here 
Over hyped? over priced? here 
still needs fixing here
Gushing about the A7rII here
Tech Radar here

Now uncompressed 14 bit RAW here.

Luminous Landscape here 

The Phoblographer here 

Fstoppers here 

More at Fstoppers here

Zeiss Batis here

Film perspective here

Buy it here at B and H  

This could be my next camera if Canon don't get moving quickly, I think they will, but I think Canons new sensor technology is still a couple of years away. However Sony is aiming for a larger chunk of the sensor market, maybe they will make a deal with Canon until Canon can produce sensors as good or better than Sony.

Sony still needs to fix their lossy RAW file's, we need uncompressed 14 bit RAW. See interview here.

If this works as well as I am hearing with EF lenses, I may try this camera out, I don't like the Sony interface and I don't like Sony's support or trust that they will stay the course, but the Sony sensors are very clean and I may have to get on board with this one, I will keep my 5D Mk III, because the A7 is still no DSLR and some times I need that kind of speed

The Manual is available from Sony here


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