Hope Sony forgets about focus-by-wire and increase Body size. Enough with small bodies, large lenses. Bring all the benefits of having a large body with no compromises on features missing because of not having enough space to put them in. Beggining with a bigger grip, larger battery, tilting-rotating screen and aux. Info LCD...and in the case of the APS-C, put IBIS.
GCHYBA: If it isn't pocketable, wouldn't an SLR make more sense?
Well, Size advantage has been less of a highlight recently (24-240 bigger than 28-300 from SLRs, or Macro 90 bigger than similar lenses for SLRs, 70-200/4 bigger than Canon 70-200 F4, Sony 35 1.4 bigger than Sigma which is big on it's own) and now with these lenses it's clear there will be no size advantage anyways... BUT, If Sony takes these mirrorless and give them a bigger body with better ergonomics, more buttons, an aux. info LCD and tilting-rotating screens, it would make some sense to keep using mirrorless.
But keeping mirrorless bodies small doesn't make sense anymore with these lenses.
Rooru S: For Sony users.. Could I buy the Odin II transmitter (Mi Hotshoe) and Odin I Receivers for Sony flash units (with iISO hotshoe) and expect them both to work just fine?
Planning to buy Odin I receivers for some old flash units (F43AM and F58AM) and mount the Odin II Transmitter on A77M2, A99 and A7M2.
Thanks for the reply Phottix UK!
Are those lenses using crappy Focus-by-wire?
For Sony users.. Could I buy the Odin II transmitter (Mi Hotshoe) and Odin I Receivers for Sony flash units (with iISO hotshoe) and expect them both to work just fine?
janbanan: WOW, first good system for Sony!
Will this be comptabile with Elinchrom and Sekonic form wireless common standard partnership?
Phottix already had Odin TTL compatible with Minolta Hotshoe for Sony cameras years ago.
straylightrun: If only it was half the size. This lens is enormous on an a7 body.
@Don DiafragmaThat SEL35F14Z is bigger than Sigma Art 35/1.4 for SLRs. Heck, it is almost as big as SonyZeiss 135/1.8 ZA for SLRs. I thought the main focus of mirrorless is to offer smaller lenses, not bigger than SLRs lenses.
rahul shukla: Another unserviceable product from sony. Excellent quality and performance until you need to repair or service it, which costs as much as the lens itself. And you have to run from pillar to post to get it done. At least that's the sony way here in my country. More than $1000 worth of music dsystem became a piece of junk when sony failed to service it.
Reminds me of the crappy glue used on the a850/a900 mirror. The mirror fell off while operating the camera. The mirror was fine, I just needed to put it back on the mirror frame. There was no recall as seen on Canon camp (where you could get your camera's glued mirror secured at no cost) and I was out of warranty so I went to Sony service to ask them to put the mirror back on it only to find "they had to" replace the whole Mirror Box Assembly. They were asking 450USD for the part and like 75USD for labor.
That was simply stupid. How come they had to replace the whole Mirror Assy just because the glue failed to keep the mirror on the mirror frame? They only had to take out the mirror assy, remove the old glue, clean and prepare the surface for the new glue, put the mirror with the new glue, install the mirror assy back in, and calibrate AF module.
Nope, they wanted more money. I said screw this, I will put the mirror back myself. Since then, I don't trust Sony service procedures.
HarrieD7000: I can't understand what the meaning is of a teardown. I don't mind what is inside, just the end result is what counts. A good lens is to make photos, not to open it.
By making teardowns, you could see if a lens is worth the price tag or not, aside from optical quality. If a lens is prone to be damaged (and hence, getting back for repairs), perhaps a teardown could help you to stay away from that lens, plan accordingly for mishaps or simply know how easy and/or fast it will be for the workshop to get your lens back to you.
If the SEL35F14Z, for example, gets damaged and the main optical elements need replacement, thanks to this teardown you are aware the workshop isn't telling you some bs when they say they had to replace the whole lens assembly just because of one element contained within that assy isn't replaceable.
BelePhotography: Weather and dust resistant speedlight - now who else has that? :)That's a serious questions btw - not a statement.
Sony HVL-F43AM (and it's succesor F43M), and HVL-F60M are all weather and dust resistant too.
straylightrun: Does the AF assist lamp in the external flash work with af assist in low light? As far as I know there isnt a single mirrorless system that has a fully compatible external flash that can use an external af assist beam with the body.
I haven't found an answer as to why not a single mirrorless system has a working AF assist lamp on flash units. Even Sony own HVL-F43M and F60M that works great on A-mount cameras aren't fully compatible with E-mount cameras, even if you put A-mount lenses on it via LA-EA4 which should put the camera as close as an A-mount camera again.
Too bad it costs 800USD. I don't use Fuji but I would have bought one at 550. I like the size.
Clever advertising. Showing the Mitakon 135mm F1.4 will make some people eager to stay on touch with DPR. And what about showing Sony cameras on a Canon lens sample gallery...interesting.
Aside from that, I really like the picture used on the article.
Rooru S: So...you have to keep camera still while it records a short video? Hmmmmmm...
Just read the new article regarding this feature. DPReview confirmed my doubts. You have to keep camera still while it makes an analysis and while you capture a short video...
If I don't, I end up with pictures that for each focal plane selected it will change the framing.
So...you have to keep camera still while it records a short video? Hmmmmmm...
Dirk Nuary: Sony is started to protect and comfy their camera users.
Sadly, that's only true for E-mount users.
PerL: Apparently the system does not mean much or anything in these comparisons. How can the system camera Sony A7 II be considered a better choice than the system cameras Nikon D610 or Canon 6D?And "best overall" when DPReviews user report showed how much the Sony EVF/AF system lags traditional DSLRs in the field for action shooting?
@Richard Butler...I'm quite sure you got things mixed up. PerL was talking about the a7 II. Why did you mention the a7R II??
mermaidkiller: Why no mirrorless like the Sony A7S/R ?
@antares103Sony A-mount cameras are using larger batteries and they still have poor battery performance compared to SLRs. E-mount going for larger batteries won't beat SLR energy consumption.
Why is the A7 on this list?