DaveE1: Where is yabookie? He/she usually has a lot of negative things to say about ALL Sony gear. Don't let us down yabokkie.
Each and every compliment this lens receives must be replied to with the usual dismissive anti-Sony comment. I'll be shooting a Phase One and a Nikon for the next couple of days, so I may not get to see your anti-Sony comments. ;-)
Just pulling your chain. A Sony product review is feeding time for trolls. lol
Where is yabookie? He/she usually has a lot of negative things to say about ALL Sony gear. Don't let us down yabokkie.
Kendunn: Its so funny when something like this comes out to read the haters and the fan boys going at it
There are some knowledgeable and helpful people who contribute comments. I wouldn't dismiss their contribution as just chatter.
Eric is spot on. People come here for information on cameras. Not the misinformation trolls like bluevellet and a few others try to spread.
Why trolls care so much about what camera we buy is beyond me. Could be the spoiler mentality.
abortabort: Not as many lenses as a D800?... that's cool, it's 'crap' lens selection has already produced the highest ranked AF lens and guess what? it ain't available for the D800. All the 'better' AF on the D800 doesn't mean much when the lens you have to compete with the Zeiss 55mm f1.8 is a $4000 MF lens.... Also Zeiss. Plus that lens also happens to work on the Sony, with better MF aids than a D800 could hope to have...
Yes, Eric. But bluevellet is one of the resident trolls on the Sony articles. Just whines at everyone who likes cameras or photography, but doesn't agree with him/her/it.
@bluevellet. A camera this good deserves a better class of troll. :-)
Find a camera you like and take some photos. Might helpremedy your obsession with pooping after all comments from buyers of brands you don't like.
@Gediminas 8 : As it happens, randomly spelling a product name does confuse.
As you had nothing of substance to contribute, I agree with your suggestion of blocking irrelevant posts. I'd have never seen yours ;-)
Thanks bluevellet. He was referring to a car in his camera/lens rant, that's good to know.
Now, back to your endless trolling. There are new Sony products on the way, I hear. lol
hi bluevellet. I have no idea what he meant. It is not a product I am familiar with.
But perhaps you can take time out from trolling on Sony articles to explain?
@Spectro , What's a "lamnorgini"?
RStyga: I'm not sure what DPR is reporting but based on -at least- the test scene, the moire A7 and especially A7R produce is very much present and catastrophic. The RAW images are so ruined by moire that you must be either blind or biased to ignore it.
@brendon1000 : pixel peepers don't like large format cameras either. Too many pixels to individually scrutinize.
Reilly Diefenbach: Outstanding picture quality, what 36MP is all about.
@Reilly Diefenbach : It's outstanding alright. It has the forum trolls in a fit, it's that good. lol
(probably the same person with multiple accounts anyway)
Heliconius: A moment of silence for SLR...
@Just a Photographer : If you don't want a Sony camera, don't buy a Sony camera. Everyone wins.
Just a Photographer: GOLD!Are you serious????
- Autofocus can be slow in low light- Its autofocus system nails focus MOST of the time...- Long viewfinder blackout time- Longer-than-average startup times- Short battery life- Camera 'locks up' while buffer is clearing after continuous shooting- Menu arrangement poor - Limited selection of FE lenses
These are really BIG issues not something to be overlooked by serious photographers. Still giving this camera a 'gold' status seems to me like Sony paid DPreview to give it this status.
@Just a Photographer : You certainly don't speak like a photographer.
You may wish to find a camera that you like and take a positive view on it. As it is, it looks like your own negative attitude is dragging you down.
I'm not a Sony lover anyway. I love innovation, wherever it comes from.
Sony's approach just happens to be the opposite to your surly, grunting negativity, so that probably doesn't sit well with you.
It certainly deserved a Gold award, by any reasonable standards.
Of course, if you don't want to recognize the importance of innovation, you can always make counter arguments against any new camera.
You could give a camera Bronze instead of Gold because the larger resolution means larger file sizes. Or perhaps the compact size means it doesn't balance with large telephoto lenses. Or any one of many counter arguments you could chose as your BIG issues.
In the end, if you don't want the camera, don't buy it.
deluk: Firstly I've no interest in this camera, way out of my league, but clicked through to the Conclusion as you do. Read the "Cons" and then scrolled down the Award given. GOLD! I then went back and read the Cons again. For me a pretty big miss match. Haven't seen Bronze on anything for a while but thought it might just scrape a qualified Silver.
Those of us who have an interest in this camera would tend to agree with the Gold award.
The review is pretty balanced in that it points out the pros and cons, but recognizes the place that this camera sits in current technology lines.
It's a Gold by any reasonable standard. That doesn't mean it couldn't or won't be improved with future releases.
armandino: the big attraction to me for a wonderful FF mirrorless is the true advantage over an SLR: the minimum distance from the optics to the sensor. When am I going to see superwide angles that truly take advantage of this?
@Plastek, there is no point in copying and pasting stuff you picked up on the web, unless you understand what people are talking about.
Make some effort in your anti-Sony trolling at least.
Mark Banas: Well, I'm surprised that the 1/160 flash sync speed isn't a "Con" compared to the A7's 1/250 (w/ E shutter), or compared to Nikon or Canon FF systems. Sure, use it on a tripod to avoid shutter shake at that low speed, but what about strobist lighting?
Hmmm... maybe the 1/180 sync speed on Pentax DSLRs is no longer a "Con."
"yabokkie the troll" seems a bit upset and demoralized.
Probably tired trolling all new Sony technology articles. It's difficult for these trolls to keep up with Sony innovation.
Plastek: Gold award for an interchangeable lens camera that offers next to no lenses? Well done.
Plenty of lenses available. More than you will ever need ;-)
You just need a keyboard and internet connection.
Marty4650: It always amazes me how the instant a new camera is announced, a few people say "I had it."
These are probably the very same people who "were married to Susan Anton, who they have seen naked. Yeah, that's the ticket!"
I'm encouraged by the "I had it" numbers to look for a second hand one in my local camera shop this evening :D
I may have one before the new ones arrive on the shelves.
The perspective along with the tiny hands in those photos had me looking to see if that thing had luggage wheels.
It's small in reality. Check out the specs.