The Davinator: My goodness....what will some Canon users complain about now? Good news though. I wonder if DPR had somehand in Sony making this change.
I have nothing to complain about when the camera I own throttles the A7r II:
ttran88: Canon has DR starving sensors. Nikon has service advisories.Fujifilm has little MP sensors.Olympus and Panny has small sensors.Samsung has dish washers and fridges.Pentax has screw drive lenses.Sony had lossy Raw.
It's not fair game anymore Sony. Bring back lossy Raw.
"It's not fair game anymore Sony. Bring back lossy Raw." Not to worry. This IS Sony. They'll find a way to screw up uncompressed RAW.
ttran88: I have to congratulate DPR's recent article and effort to get Sony to respond to their RAW files. Thank you!!!
Congratulate the competitors' fanboys who pounded the issue every day and may have shamed DPR into running the tests before crowning the A7r II the best camera of the century. Now, if Sony can increase the MPs with a FW update, I'm in, but only because I want a Batis.
Daryl Cheshire: Regarding focussing screens, I have the matt screen for the 5D mk II for use with the 50mm f/1.2L - works well
Weird since the brands still provide MF switches on the lenses.
Looking forward to the sample images (pssst: hurry). :)
I just sold my M3, EVF, 11-22, hood & adapter purchased through Amazon Japan last Spring. IQ was actually okay. I simply couldn't hold that tiny bastid in my big clumsy man hands without accidentally pressing buttons that changed settings willy nilly.
SmilerGrogan: Dear DP Staff
The 23rd rule of journalism is "Don't make your readers do the math. Your job is to do it for them"Giving measurements like .72 ft is pretentious, useless, and annoying. The correct form would be to say "slightly over 8 1/2 inches" or "8.7 inches."
I don't think Rule 23 is DPR's worst violation when it comes to Sony products.
Conclusion: wait for the A7r III. There'll be one out in 6 months.
Rick Knepper: I'll be impressed when Sony puts a shutter on each pixel.
I'm very fast.
Per region would be fine with me especially if one of those regions were set up like a GND - with the option to switch back to 'normal' E-Shutter or whatever passes for normal in this future scenario.
I'll be impressed when Sony puts a shutter on each pixel.
Rick Knepper: Would you mind sharing your optimal ACR settings? I downloaded the ISO 100 file and no matter what I did, the image was riddled with noise by +2 when looking at it 3840x2160. I can't post an image here, but did you realize there was a bum laid out in the store's entryway?
I picked up the phrase 'riddled with noise' from a Nikon/Sony troll describing 5DsR images on the Canon forum. This image is very similar to the Canon image so...
bum /bəm/ noun North American
1. a vagrant.
He's looking pretty vagrant to me.
Marcus Antonius: Did anyone else notice the white line over the womans chest like some bad photoshop skills showing through?
Yes, I see it. Also, look at the dark area on her upper left arm. Looks more like gangrene than shadowing. And, do we have to point out that the image is riddled with noise?
Would you mind sharing your optimal ACR settings? I downloaded the ISO 100 file and no matter what I did, the image was riddled with noise by +2 when looking at it 3840x2160. I can't post an image here, but did you realize there was a bum laid out in the store's entryway?
So, upgrading a camera to the level of its competitors is game-changing? DPR is enamored with the tech but doesn't understand the main concern of photographers: results. So, let's all welcome Sony to the 21st Century.
This must be killing fanboys all across DPR.
Edit: oh yeah, it is.
Regarding the comments about LV and EFC, if you are suggesting that Canon/Nikon shooters use LV handheld, uh uh. I am sure a few have tried it in a pinch but... Comparing use of an EVF to the use of LV when handholding is a stretch. Of course, accessing EFC is easier with the Sony if simply accessing EFC is the primary goal. I do not believe for a moment that handholding a camera of any brand gets tack sharp images at full rez.
Rick Knepper: A couple of thoughts.
Not sure why DPR does not provide links to Mr. Krycinski's profile, his website or photo-sharing site because I would prefer seeing much larger versions of these images. The compositions are enjoyable.
To Krycinski: I carry all of my cameras (used to be 5, now down to 3 but coming back up to 4 in a few days) and a shipload of lenses on every trip but when I head out for the day for a hike, I select 1 or 2 cameras and a complementary lens for each. When I 4WD, I can mount a lens on all 4-5 cameras and let them sit beside me in the passenger seat.
My previous profile said essentially the same thing i.e. the insinuation and subsequent growth of photography into my hikes and travels sometimes chokes off the enjoyment of these other pursuits which were with me long before I became enamored with photography. It becomes a balancing act to allow each interest its allotted time.
Sometimes, I fail. For example, last Thanksgiving weekend, I took my traditional Thanksgiving trip to Big Bend NP. I thought it was a good idea to rent the Zeiss Otus 55mm. I spent more than half the trip testing the lens rather than exploring new places within the park I haven't heretofore seen. Time wasted for sure that I could have done by renting the lens and testing in town. Luckily, this is a trip I can make easily once a year so less was lost.
A couple of thoughts.