A7r Annoying Me

Started Feb 25, 2014 | Discussions thread
SQLGuy Veteran Member • Posts: 5,777
Re: A7r Annoying Me

osv wrote:

Robert Cain wrote:

Hi All

These are a few issues with A7r which are beginning to annoy me.

Start the camera up when I begin walk takes 15/20 seconds to start up ready for shooting.

Leave the camera switched on all the time carry 2 spare Sony batteries.

Happy taking shots when camera will shut down VF and screen just go black have to switch off and then back on to use again.

i've never had to turn off my a7r to bring it back, and i've taken nearly 900 pics with it.

it always comes out of "sleep" mode with a shutter button press.

Another annoying trick camera has,camera left on all the time no sleeping to save battery life. lift camera up to take shot screen on but no info have to wait 5/10 seconds for info appear to shoot.

i wonder if there is some weird correlation between using legacy manual glass and glass that communicates electronically with the camera body.

i only shoot with cheap adapters, so i can't experiment with it, but it might be worth checking out.

When Finished shooting turn camera off and camera sounds like its taking 2 shots.

i have seen that, it's a bit unsettling...

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I shoot with both the FE kit lens and a lot of manual glass on my A7. The slowest it ever gets is if I shut it off and immediately turn it back on... that's about 5 seconds before it's ready to shoot again. Normal startup, if it 's been off for more than 10 seconds, is less than a second. Maybe 3 or 4 seconds to start after changing the battery.

I normally shut it off between shots, but I just tested with letting it go to sleep and waking it up. This took about one second to be ready to shoot with bringing my eye to the EVF and half-pressing the shutter. If I were using the LCD it might have been a slight bit faster, since it lights the LCD first and then switches to the EVF.

The A7 and A7R have so much in common that I'm finding it hard to believe the A7R should be that much slower without something being wrong with that particular camera.

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A7 with kit lens and a number of legacy lenses (mostly Canon FD)

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