A7R4 reviews?

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Beatsy
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A7R4 reviews?

Reviews for A7R4 seem late coming. I'm sure I remember previous new body launches being followed immediately by "here's the camera I've been secretly testing for weeks" vids on YouTube. Not this time though. Did Sony keep it *more* secret than usual?

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Paul Barnard
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Beatsy wrote:

Reviews for A7R4 seem late coming. I'm sure I remember previous new body launches being followed immediately by "here's the camera I've been secretly testing for weeks" vids on YouTube. Not this time though. Did Sony keep it *more* secret than usual?

Good thought. There has been quite a bit from Ambassador but not the ‘general’ YouTube crowd. Perhaps it was not quite as ready with numbers of bodies.

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joger
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Paul Barnard wrote:

Beatsy wrote:

Reviews for A7R4 seem late coming. I'm sure I remember previous new body launches being followed immediately by "here's the camera I've been secretly testing for weeks" vids on YouTube. Not this time though. Did Sony keep it *more* secret than usual?

Good thought. There has been quite a bit from Ambassador but not the ‘general’ YouTube crowd. Perhaps it was not quite as ready with numbers of bodies.

actually not that few

this time the used technology might be turning edge compare to previously where the sensor was available in the A7R II

Sony might be technologically limited this time.

I am happy to wait for real world tests with production models.

( even though I am very keen on seeing results )

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Hank Radt Senior Member • Posts: 1,231
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joger wrote:

I am happy to wait for real world tests with production models.

( even though I am very keen on seeing results )

Me too, though your link and this one look pretty promising (zoom in to the left eye):

https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Alpha-A7R-IV-Mark-4-7376/highres/aa-DSC00028_1563292285.jpg

Selfishly, what I'd like to see is some shots with the 100-400, since I don't want to shell out $12k for either of the tele primes and the weight of the 200-600 is just too much for me to want to consider it, so, if I can crop significantly as Northrup's comparison suggests, I'll be one happy (though poorer...) boy.

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joger
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Hank Radt wrote:

joger wrote:

I am happy to wait for real world tests with production models.

( even though I am very keen on seeing results )

Me too, though your link and this one look pretty promising (zoom in to the left eye):

https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Alpha-A7R-IV-Mark-4-7376/highres/aa-DSC00028_1563292285.jpg

bummer - the right eye is not in focus - what a c..p camera

Irony off

Selfishly, what I'd like to see is some shots with the 100-400, since I don't want to shell out $12k for either of the tele primes and the weight of the 200-600 is just too much for me to want to consider it, so, if I can crop significantly as Northrup's comparison suggests, I'll be one happy (though poorer...) boy.

The 100-400 zoom was never an option for me and I do hope we're going to see a size and weight optimized differential optics 400 .. 500 mm lens sooner or later.

The 200 .. 600 is on order and coming in hopefully before my summer vacation in a few weeks. ( I save the comparable small weight difference by not using a vertical grip )

( extremely promising lens - maybe the best ultra long tele option at this point in time at Sony )

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Steve W Veteran Member • Posts: 4,649
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joger wrote:

Hank Radt wrote:

joger wrote:

I am happy to wait for real world tests with production models.

( even though I am very keen on seeing results )

Me too, though your link and this one look pretty promising (zoom in to the left eye):

https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Alpha-A7R-IV-Mark-4-7376/highres/aa-DSC00028_1563292285.jpg

bummer - the right eye is not in focus - what a c..p camera

Irony off

Selfishly, what I'd like to see is some shots with the 100-400, since I don't want to shell out $12k for either of the tele primes and the weight of the 200-600 is just too much for me to want to consider it, so, if I can crop significantly as Northrup's comparison suggests, I'll be one happy (though poorer...) boy.

The 100-400 zoom was never an option for me and I do hope we're going to see a size and weight optimized differential optics 400 .. 500 mm lens sooner or later.

The 200 .. 600 is on order and coming in hopefully before my summer vacation in a few weeks. ( I save the comparable small weight difference by not using a vertical grip )

( extremely promising lens - maybe the best ultra long tele option at this point in time at Sony )

A lot of us are thinking the same way. I do have the 200-600 on order but also already own the 100-400 and 1.4x teleconverter. So do I want 600mm at 24/42 Mpixels (A9/A7RIII) or 600mm at 27 Mpixels (A7RIV cropped). Maybe I want 900mm at 27 Mpixels?

Decisions, Decisions.

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