Jr: Faster tracking - but faster FOCUSING? That's what I want to see. Are there focus zones? Letting the camera GUESS what you want to focus on isn't very safe. I'd rather narrow my focus to at least give the camera a HINT as to where I want focus. Like zones. Or single point. So, in single point, does it still do that little focus dance before it locks in like the NEX-6 does? That little 'dance' of the lens going back and forth may be somewhat quick, but not quick enough. I've lost shots waiting for that ... as little as it was.
PaulDavis: I remember seeing some comments on here about how Zeiss isn't making great lenses any more. I also saw that these zeiss lenses were considered over priced. The new Zeiss FE 55mm made for the A7/r is the best performing autofocus model it has ever tested and is very close in image quality to the Zeiss Otis, which is the best lens they have ever tested. The FE 55mm is $999 and the Otis is 3999. Considering the match up in quality the Zeiss FE 55mm is a pretty good value. Pair it with the a7 or a7r and it is pretty reasonably priced power house in a small package. Here is the link to the DXO article.
Thank´si meant tested by dxomark
Sannaborjeson: Dpreview forgot to mention it's shutter sound.I own a7r and the shutter sound is just horrible. Can't believe Sony engineers managed to make it that loud without using gunpowder.
For those who never heard the sound, and might be thinking people will hit the ground when ear it. don´t worry All i can say is that ´s the sound of a quality tool, exposing one of the best sensors smaller than medium format.
i would like to see the mighty Otus tested on A7R
Heaven is for real: If the DP review of A7/r is nothing close to this or better then people should really start wondering what is going on...http://www.fredmiranda.com/A7R-review/
"It's no stretch to say that, at its best, the NEX-7 offers the finest still image quality of any APS-C camera, bar none."In:http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonynex7/28Are we going to read something like that about full frame cameras, on the A7R review?
Actually, some who live from photography use it as main tool.
DH2000: One prediction: In the upcoming A7r review, A7r would get a score of 80+/- 2, and a silver award.
The DPReview is very predictable when it comes to Sony products lately: R100, R100II, and now A7. Are of them are game changing cameras that the reviewers could not bond.
Suggest to change the word "Award" to "Degree that I can bond with the camera." A high, medium, and low will do.
Based on their studio comparison scene, i would expect some gold
I´ve replaced my nex7 with a A7r with FE35 2.8.(plus charger and extra battery).I liked the Nex very much, but this one is far superior.the only thing i miss is the flash, for indoor portraits (i like to shoot at low ISO, at least until someone creates a sensor that can crop at 12800 like today´s sensor crop at 100).A small pocket size flash would be welcome, or better, a wireless trigger with a small flash ( selectable)
UnitedNations: Unacceptable JPEG performance.
"Some of the best JPEG processing we've seen yet"In:http://www.imaging-resource.com/camera-reviews/sony/a7r/
cxsparc: So now that we all know what utter rubbish these cameras are, please also ignore this thread:http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1255248/108They can't be serious, shooting those pictures with one of those :-)
7R, FE 35, 2.8, Jpeg.https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=701078569916694&l=dd96ca75b9
i have a 7r with Fe35 2.8, and that´s what matters to me also.
I own a A7R. When i press the shutter button, the sound remainds me that for the theme i choosed i will get the best possible result.If i wanted ease of use, i would have chosen a m4/3
Kiril Karaatanasov: By the way option to fire without lens was set by default on my A7. Is not this the setting everyone gets when you pickup the camera?
True on my 7r, on nex 7 i had to look for the option.
I don´t think there is any need for a special camera as the sony alpha 7r to take any of the sample gallery photos.
I am sure a lot of 7r buyers spend 2099 euros to use it with 30 euros lenses found at cash converters.
I think A7R is the benchmark (iso 50) at some areas of the scene
Congrats.Mine just made 141http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/6852109531/photos/1924869/david-and-golias