Sony Alpha a7

Announced Oct 16, 2013 •
24 megapixels | 3 screen | Full frame sensor
Cato1040
 

At under $500USD used, this is a fantastic deal for full frame. It's generally great in every way besides autofocus. If you don't need AF speed or can use manual focus, this is a great camera for the price in a relatively small package. I generally use the Sony 50mm f/1.8 on it, which is still quite small, but can also adapt older lenses as well.

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tdkehoe
 

With a DxOMark score of 94, the iPhone 8+ beats my Sony a7's score of 90. My a7 has been a good camera but, honestly, as a phone it sucks. I've downloaded lots of apps but they just do stuff like time lapse and waterfall smoothing. You can't even get Candy Crush or Angry Birds. And, I hate to admit being an old person, but sometimes I use my phone to make phone calls. The only phone calls I can make on my a7 are the fake calls everyone makes to avoid talking to people, for example, when ...

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After trying some Fuji cameras for walkaround, indoor concert and vacation/city trips I decided on the A7. At a price point of €999 with 28-70 it was hard to pass on this camera. With small primes this formfactor really shines and although very small for a full frame camera the ergonomics are very good. Don't change metering much since in manual the EC dial can +/-3EV (iso is controlled in manual) so less buttons to push and no menu diving. So instead of actually changing the exposure you now ...

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I've had the A7 for about a month now, using it mainly for portraits and street photography. What I've been searching for in a camera for Years now is a digital camera with a film camera feel. I love film and the look it gives alongside the look of my old Minolta SRT cameras and I wanted to combine those unique qualities with a digital sensor. For Me and my wants/needs, the Sony A7 does exactly that. Not only does the camera look good, feel good (ps- the dials on the A7 are substantially ...

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After over a year of agonizing I finally got my hands on a used A7.... only to find out I need relatively quick autofocus much more than I need razor thin DoF. I took it on a weekend trip to NYC with the following lenses: (1) FD 24/2.8 SSC (2) Voigtlander Nokton 35 1.2 (3) FD 50/1.4 Let's start with the good: (1) Pulls shadows and highlights with ease- pretty much any photo that's relatively well exposed can be fixed in post.

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ppando

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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