Gerald A Naus

Gerald A Naus

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Joined on Dec 28, 2009

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On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1042 comments in total)

I have 4 Canon and Nikon pro bodies. I also have an A7R with a Zeiss 55mm. There is a lot to like about the Sony, especially weight wise, when you're already carrying huge gear. I still don't like the EVF as much as the OVF on, say, the D4, especially when it's very bright outside. I appreciate the reduced weight and size when lugging around gear through Paris or Florence but for actual shooting I like the feel of a pro body. It's also nice to go out with just one light camera for once in a while. In addition, I couldn't have something like the Canon 200mm 2.0 IS L if I switched to Sony since mounting that to such a tiny camera is just impractical - I've tried :-) So, I certainly think the A7R II will be great, I just could not let go of DSLR pro bodies altogether.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 17:27 UTC as 117th comment | 1 reply

I got a Sony A7R because I like to run around with several bodies when shooting sights. I have 4 full frame pro bodies so it was a great addition size wise as well as when it comes to quality. I'm eagerly awaiting the A9. I use the A7R with the zeiss 55mm and really like the results. IBIS is a great addition to an already very good product.

Of course there are downsides - eg, battery life is crap, but, the spares are cheap.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2014 at 04:13 UTC as 31st comment
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (818 comments in total)
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Gerald A Naus: I have a Nikon D4, Canon 1D4 & 1DS3. I got the sony a7R when it was first released. It proved itself on a trip to France, those times when I didn't feel like carrying around 30 lbs of gear. For me it could not replace a pro DSLR, but it's great for.walking around - when going to dinner I prefer not.having my two.think tanks with me.

I got it for my fiancée, she shot with it when I was dragging around the big bodies. It's since been stolen along with the 1Ds3. We will get a replacement though.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 16:11 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (818 comments in total)

I have a Nikon D4, Canon 1D4 & 1DS3. I got the sony a7R when it was first released. It proved itself on a trip to France, those times when I didn't feel like carrying around 30 lbs of gear. For me it could not replace a pro DSLR, but it's great for.walking around - when going to dinner I prefer not.having my two.think tanks with me.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 05:34 UTC as 106th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2371 comments in total)
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laurent g: unfortunately it is not a professional body because of the delay, it take 4 secondes to be ready to shoot wen we turn the power on and 1 or 2 second wen we pute the eye in the viewfinder.

That's incorrect. I have an A7r and it does not take that long.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2013 at 19:00 UTC
On Nikon D4 overview article (840 comments in total)

I got mine Friday - can only recommend it !
Controlling it with iPad (3) works via Ethernet, too.
Beautiful colors, great ISO. 12800 in real low light situations (not this crap with 1/8000s at 12800 ISO) is gorgeous!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2012 at 01:37 UTC as 23rd comment
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