One point everyone seems to miss, is that Sony was smart enough to have Zeiss make the lenses for the camera. Next to Leica, Zeiss makes the best glass in my opinion. I agree the sony name in cameras is not near as great as many others, but I do think they did build a unique camera with the Zeisss lens.
The Sony a7R has some nice features for my purposes. I was looking for a lighter small camera than my Leica, but I wanted to be able to take decent photographs. I feel the Sony has that ability except sony needs to develope more lenses in the near future. The three lenses they currenty have are not fast enough, and I would like to see some wider angle lenses. I have used some of my Leica lenses on the Sony, and they do work well, but it sort of defeats the purpose, because it adds weight and size, and you can no longer use the auto focusing.
The reason I am writing is that I hope I can get someother owners to put pressure on Sony to develope those lenses.
It would be nice if Sony devloped a range of lenses for the Sony a7r as quickly as possible, and some were faster lenses. Zeiss can certainly do it. Next to Leica they have great lenses.
Rooru S: "But, while it has done a remarkable job creating these two cameras, we feel that some refinements are necessary in order to make them more competitive with the likes of the Canon EOS 6D and Nikon D610."
Why compare it to SLRs when it's a mirrorless we are talking about???
I agee with you. One reason I like the Sony a7r is that is is smaller and lighter than the SLR's cameras. It takes great photographs, and when they have a full compliment of lenses it will be a important step in the right direction.