Decided to get a Sony A7RII

Started Sep 25, 2017 | Discussions thread
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Nivedita Contributing Member • Posts: 655
Decided to get a Sony A7RII

Finally I have decided to get a Sony A7RII as the price is really attractive. I used it a few days (my friend was kind enough to give to me with a couple of lenses).

I have rented Canon 5D Mark IV with two lenses (24-70 F4 IS and 70-200mm F28 IS II) and though Canon was really good, a number of factors affected my decision to get A7RII:

1) Price of Sony A7RII body. Though the lenses prices probably negates that advantage.

2) IBIS. My most used lens will be 24-70mm (I will get either the F4 version of the F2.8 version). I understand that the Sony 24-70mm F2.8 GM might not be as good as Canon's latest version, but very close to it, but the fact that it will be stabilized is a major plus.

I have not decided to get the 70-200mm F2.8 GM lens as there are lots of different opinions on this lens (most of them are telling that it is not as sharp as Canon in the center, though it may not be matter). I will rent it and see how it performs.

3) Ability to use some of the adapted lenses. I am interested in knowing how A7RII performs on some of the Pentax lenses (31mm Limited or 77mm Limited)

4) Focussing capabilities like eye-AF. I found it very useful for portraiture.

I will be getting Godox/Flashpoint flashes and X1 trigger.


 Nivedita's gear list:Nivedita's gear list
Sony Alpha a7R III Pentax K-1 II Pentax smc FA 77mm 1.8 Limited HD Pentax D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM +3 more
Leica X1
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