Sony Alpha 7

Announced Oct 16, 2013 •
24 megapixels | 3 screen | Full frame sensor
ppando
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After having and using my A7 for about eight months now, I thought I'd add a few extra words to my initial reaction regarding my experience with it. I'm not going to get real technical here (not that the A7 couldn't stand up to technical scrutiny!), but rather approach it from a user's standpoint. Having been a professional photog (with my own full-time studio) for several years in the past, I owned many cameras from the film era (including medium-format cams), and I've managed to own several ...

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Alright everyone :) I've had the a7 since the beginning of June and have had the LA-EA4 and vertical grip for the last week. Before I got my a7, I was using the a77 and nex-c3. I thought I would share some personal thoughts and opinions on the camera and the two accessories. I'll start by saying that I'm not a sports shooter. I shoot mostly nature, animals, and some portraits. The Camera For those who have held it, you know that it is impressively small for a full frame digital camera. For ...

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If you've come across DPReview's A7 review, you'll probably have been told that: They 'hope' that a 'firmware upgrade' will address some of these issues, which we will come back to later in the review. So this review is a response to their assessment of JPEGs on the A7. It should be pointed out just how much they're implicitly complimenting this camera, if the area they think is most in need of improvement is the JPEGs (which I will show you are marginal issues even by DPR's own admission). ...

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This is a fantastic camera. There are numerous reviews out there which you can easily find - see here @ DPReview, DxO, and Luminous Landscape to name a few. But what I want to convey is that for the first time since film, I am excited again about photography. Being able to use my old Minolta glass with the Fotasy NAMDT Pro Minolta MD MC Lens to Sony NEX E-Mount adapter and Sony A7 is wonderful and makes for unique images. My latest wedding shoot has an 'analog' look, even though I am well ...

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Was at a photo event and I got to try the Sony A7 with standard FE 28-70mm lens. See photos titled Toronto Fashion Week in my gallery. They were downsized a bit to 8 x 12 350 dpi. and cropped significantly . There was only one sweet spot area wise from where I was sitting that I had to work from, to capture head to toe of the runway models. It focused very fast, no flash at 640 ISO. I maybe should have gone to 800 ISO and 200 speed for sharper edges? I dunno, hard to say now. But even small ...

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This is teenage me in 1989. Selfie - 25 years before the term became official. I came up with manual focus, manual advance 35mm SLRs and resisted the onslaught of motorized, pushbutton auto-everything cameras in the 1990s. Going digital in 2001, I would have loved to have retained my preferred shooting experience, but of course back then that was not really an option. Somehow, it took 12 years for my ideal digital camera to finally come out. I think of the A7 as the digitized 35mm SLR I’ve ...

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Drabtz
 
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I have been a Canon and Nikon fan, but I bought a NEX 5N and now I replaced with a Sony alpha A7 with the kit lens and I am very pleased. It's not a perfect camera and many of the problems commented by DPReview are real, anyway is a great camera and shooting raw is a pleasure and yo can carry everywhere with confidence that you will get good shots. A software update is needed to correct most of the problems but is so easy to take it everywhere and let my Nikon and Canon rest for a while. The ...

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I shoot tons of video and now I can use NEX lenses, E mount lenses, A mount Sony glass, every last stinkin' Nikkor lens I own, lensbabys in two different mounts, Leica M glass, an old Pentax 85mm f/1.8 screw-mount lens, OM lenses, etc...  Sony has made an amazing box here that very few people are considering.  It is a true "open lens mount" camera that allows you to use whatever you choose rather than just what the manufacturer wants you to shoot with. It shoots 24 & true 60P HD and you get ...

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douglassalteri
 
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too soon and not enough time with the camera to write any meaningful report, but it;s build and feel is very good and smaller suits me, plus the lack of weight against Canon EOS dslrs. More soon.

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Amazing mirrorless camera with full frame sensor. I love this camera.

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