Earlier this month, Sony announced firmware v2.0 for the Sony a7 II, now available for download. This update gives the Sony a7 II the ability to shoot uncompressed Raw (which can be toggled on and off in the menu) and better autofocus performance with adapted lenses. Previously, the a7 II could only use Contrast Detect AF to acquire focus when using adapted glass, resulting in quite a bit of hunting. The update enables the on-sensor phase detection system to work with adapted lenses, bringing the a7 II closer in line with the flagship a7R II.

We took a couple of updated Sony a7 II bodies out to Seattle's Chihuly Glass Museum to put this new firmware to the test in some low light and high contrast shooting scenarios. Several of the images in the gallery were also shot using an adapted Canon 50mm F1.2L lens.

We've included Raw files for download with each image, in addition to several Raw conversions.