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07-23-2014, 09:18 AM   #706
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QuoteOriginally posted by chezpentax Quote
Some comments below by a dissatisfied A7R user - You guys share many of these concerns?

3. To review an image, you have to zoom into the image to a pixel level, then spend a lifetime zooming out to the desired level.
??? never had this problem, sounds like operator error.

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12. Only 1 SD slot (its already killed 2 SD cards).
rubbish, lol

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13. Needs an adapter to use any lens of worth.
the sony fe55 is world-class, and the new fe70-200 looks promising... everything else in the fe lineup has compromises, i would only buy those lenses for autofocus use.

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14. The adapter is huge!
much smaller and lighter than a dslr.

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15. Startup time from cold is 4 seconds (even with firmware update).
not on my a7r, it boots up immediately; but then i only use legacy slr lenses on dumb adapters.

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16. AF is bad!

it takes breathtaking images; but its unusable and those images are rare. Rare in the sense that you have no idea whether its going to be usable or not. This camera is a point and shoot with a professional sensor. Yes, it can work, but its a lottery.
i get very few oof shots; but i don't use autofocus.

that guy sounds like your typical ancient fossil nikon shooter... they only know how to use autofocus.

after thom hogan published his horrible "review" on the a7r; you know, the one where he never mentioned the a7r evf... i had this pm conversation with him, and he told me that nikon users didn't care about manual focusing.

i think that he was right, and this proves it.

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FA*85/1.4
Is that your daughter? Looks lovely.

Discovered this cat in Annandale - it was very curious about me, but as soon as I pressed the shutter button a few times, it became nervous.

Okay, so sometimes the shutter noise on the A7r can be a tad intimidating!



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Is that your daughter? Looks lovely.

Thanks.
No it was a paid shoot.
A genre I wanted to explore (esp. the planning and lighting ) but never ever found time to do.
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Thanks.
No it was a paid shoot.
A genre I wanted to explore (esp. the planning and lighting ) but never ever found time to do.
Very well captured, good control of front light vs back light.

The only comment I want to make is the light from the left side is just a tad bluish.
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Hello

Nice portrait pinholecam! and LE Christine

First shots trying out Leica R 50MM Summicron , the rose is a very large crop


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GH4 taken with A7r Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA @ F5.6



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Any body used the CONTAX Carl Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 with their A7 ,
i'm happy with my OM 85mm zuiko f2 , but could do with something a little faster ,
i can get a good deal on the CZ planar , i was just wondering if its worth getting .

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Any body used the CONTAX Carl Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 with their A7 ,
i'm happy with my OM 85mm zuiko f2 , but could do with something a little faster ,
i can get a good deal on the CZ planar , i was just wondering if its worth getting .

Don't have the 85mm Planar but I have used the Canon version on a 1D.

My impression - heavy lens.

Image quality - documentary rather than artistic. Works well on Canon because it suits the Canon "style" of images.

Planar is a nice no nonsense lens design - I have the Planar 50mm and it produces reliable images but won't "jump at you."

PS - loved your Summicron R 50mm photos
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QuoteOriginally posted by Christine Tham Quote
Don't have the 85mm Planar but I have used the Canon version on a 1D.

My impression - heavy lens.

Image quality - documentary rather than artistic. Works well on Canon because it suits the Canon "style" of images.

Planar is a nice no nonsense lens design - I have the Planar 50mm and it produces reliable images but won't "jump at you."

PS - loved your Summicron R 50mm photos
Thanks for the info Christine , ill probably end up buying it , its too good of a price to miss out on ,
i can always trade it on

another using the Summicron R 50mm
Flash floods !!!
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Finally took the decision to buy the A7.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jogiba Quote
My UPS guy just delivered my 70-200mm F4 FE so I did a quick test shot of my grandaughter who was up in a tree.


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Looks very good to me!
I also have the Sony A7r, for about a month now. I really wanted the Pentax FF that's just not coming, but that has changed. The A7r is a true powerhouse in a delightfully portable package.
I currently use it with Zeiss ZK lenses through a voigtländer adapter, MF of course, 28 to 85mm. But beyond that I would really want a generic AF lens, and this 70-200mm f4 seems a gem, portable and high quality.
So please keep posting images from this combo!

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