123Mike: ABSURD ! I mean, what's WRONG with these guys? One could compete, just about, with this, using a plain old Minolta 50/1.7 for like $50. Either through A 2 E adapter, or choosing an A-mount A99 instead.Sony's out to lunch with the E-mount prices. It's just plain weird.
Show me the MFT chart or test result of Minolta 50/1.7 on A7R. The Zeiss 55/1.8 is almost as good as Zeiss Otus 55/1.4 for 1/4 (or 1/5 if you get the $200 off discount) of the Otus' cost. How is that absurd?
Those who think dpreview BS on jpeg engine need to watch this http://youtu.be/96nbKAsu42M.