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Dec 27, 2013 07:41 as a reply to  @ post 16376173 |  #286

Saw a friend of mine using the 7 yesterday.
Beautifully small and light and amazing LCD.
LCD zoom functioin was the only fiddly bit, but I could live with that


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Dec 27, 2013 09:37 as a reply to  @ post 16556597 |  #287

Shadowblade, you have some great shots. The landscape there is very unique almost has a mystical look to it.
So far, I find the a7r/70-200L mkII a great combo.


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Dec 27, 2013 12:39 |  #288

Not seeing the VIGNETTING that many reviewers gripe about?


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Dec 27, 2013 17:28 |  #289

Volcan Osorno, Chile, at sunset, with Salto Petrohue in the foreground.

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Dec 29, 2013 02:42 as a reply to  @ Shadowblade's post |  #291

Shadowblade those last two shots are wonderful.
is the bottom one a pano or just cropped?

Have you also tried using the camera with a android tablet/phone or the likes? I would like to know how it handles (NFC or NCF function). looking into this camera but hearing so many different stories.


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Dec 29, 2013 03:23 |  #292

my name is always taken wrote in post #16561126 (external link)
Shadowblade those last two shots are wonderful.
is the bottom one a pano or just cropped?

Have you also tried using the camera with a android tablet/phone or the likes? I would like to know how it handles (NFC or NCF function). looking into this camera but hearing so many different stories.

It's a pano with the TS-E 24L.

I haven't used it with a tablet or phone - in many of the places I travel, there isn't much point keeping the phone on due to lack of reception, and it's hard enough keeping one thing (camera batteries) charged as it is! I've been shooting using a cable for shutter release - it's very basic and nowhere near as functional as Canon and Nikon versions (no timer for bulb mode, for instance - you need to rely on a separate stopwatch), but it does the job.




  
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Dec 29, 2013 06:05 |  #293

I used my Galaxy S3 as a remote a few times, the options are limited but it works (you need to install the Playmemories app on your smartphone and the Smart Remote Control on the A7) besides saving to the sd card, it also saves a jpeg to your phone, pretty neat. Downside? it drains the batteries of both your phone and camera. I'd rather use the selftimer.

to me it's a stopgap solution until I find me a proper wired release cable, (don't want the Sony one) at least it will never run out of juice. Dunno about you, but I barely get through the day on 1 charge (my smartphone) the A7 battery? I wouldn't go travelling without at least 3-4 batteries.


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Dec 29, 2013 15:28 |  #294

Shadowblade wrote in post #16555826 (external link)
Alpenglow at sunrise on the Torres del Paine massif in Chile. Taken from the shore of Laguna Amarga, the combination of hurricane-force winds (sufficient to blow over my heavy-duty tripod even with the added weight of a camera bag loaded with heavy lenses) and water spray blown from the lake made this a technically-challenging shoot.

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your photos are wonderful, hope one day, I have this camera on hand, thanks for sharing the photos.




  
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Dec 29, 2013 19:35 |  #295

reprazent wrote in post #16561274 (external link)
I used my Galaxy S3 as a remote a few times, the options are limited but it works (you need to install the Playmemories app on your smartphone and the Smart Remote Control on the A7) besides saving to the sd card, it also saves a jpeg to your phone, pretty neat. Downside? it drains the batteries of both your phone and camera. I'd rather use the selftimer.

to me it's a stopgap solution until I find me a proper wired release cable, (don't want the Sony one) at least it will never run out of juice. Dunno about you, but I barely get through the day on 1 charge (my smartphone) the A7 battery? I wouldn't go travelling without at least 3-4 batteries.

Yeah the battery thing is to be expected with Sony. The grip for these cameras seems to be getting decent reviews, so that's a viable option as well.


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Dec 29, 2013 19:40 |  #296

Yeah but it's an ugly looking, horrible feeling thing that grip. wonder if any 3rd party grips end up being better ergonomically


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Dec 29, 2013 20:23 |  #297

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Motif Images wrote in post #16542527 (external link)
Yeah I hear you. Never hurts to have extra bodies for different work. I just think the A7R is the beginning of what's to come in terms of camera bodies.

yap, Canon really needs to get off their lazy asses.


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Dec 30, 2013 14:19 |  #299

nekrosoft13 wrote in post #16563218 (external link)
yap, Canon really needs to get off their lazy asses.

Not much will change as long as the european and american market keeps thinking that big ass bulky DSLRs is the only way to achieve "professional high quality images".

http://www.nytimes.com …pan-cameras.html?hp&_r=2& (external link)
"Mirrorless cameras are not selling as well as expected. In USA and Europe consumers tend to equate image quality with size and heft"

Its up to the consumers, and many of them are pretty dumb.

"Oooh! Look at the guy holding that huge 1DX!! His camera is so big, and therefore his photos must be out of this world!!... Wait, what?.. Sensor? What's that?"


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Dec 31, 2013 01:05 |  #300

to quote Boris from Snatch: Heavy is good, heavy is reliable


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