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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!