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Sony a7 II - pictures and discussions

 
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Dec 10, 2014 17:18 |  #1

units were shipped out.

anyone with the new a7II please post your pictures and thoughts.

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Dec 10, 2014 17:27 |  #2

Ooooh... A7 II, not 2 A7's.. sorry about that.. ;)



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Dec 10, 2014 21:38 |  #3

mine shipped today so I'll have it tomorrow...


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Dec 10, 2014 22:13 |  #4

jacobsen1 wrote in post #17325686 (external link)
mine shipped today so I'll have it tomorrow...

Woo! I'm excited for you! :)


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Dec 11, 2014 00:11 |  #5

jacobsen1 wrote in post #17325686 (external link)
mine shipped today so I'll have it tomorrow...

Looking forward to a sensor reflection update; hope that issue is put to rest.

I've decided I cannot trust my a7R in low-light scenes with artificial light sources just out of of the frame: I get awful flares. I guess it's just a metabones thing. The same scenarios on the 5D III do not produce the same offensive flare. I hate having a camera I can't trust in certain scenarios.


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Dec 11, 2014 00:31 as a reply to  @ BrandonSi's post |  #6

don't make us hate you even if it's a joke :lol:

a7II review by thecamerastore


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Dec 11, 2014 00:33 |  #7

David Arbogast wrote in post #17325838 (external link)
Looking forward to a sensor reflection update; hope that issue is put to rest.

I've decided I cannot trust my a7R in low-light scenes with artificial light sources just out of of the frame: I get awful flares. I guess it's just a metabones thing. The same scenarios on the 5D III do not produce the same offensive flare. I hate having a camera I can't trust in certain scenarios.

did Jacob got you thinking? :P

I also thought it had bad flare.. didn't think of it much, just thinking it was lens.




  
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Dec 11, 2014 08:46 as a reply to  @ DTBaan's post |  #8

If I understand correctly, it's mainly been the a7 that's had a bad sensor reflection issue. I think the bad flares I was referring to are caused by the metabones adapter, but I'm not certain.

I had been planning to use my a7R for an interior architecture photo-shoot (last night), but the day before I did some tests comparing the TS-E 24 II on 5D III and a7R and was dismayed by the comparison. The 5D III image was simply way better because that bloom of light coming from out-of-frame light sources. It's weird: if the lights are fully in the frame, I have no issues. It's only when the lights are just out of frame. That's why I think it's that internal reflection issue that has plagued the Metabones adapters. Version IV was supposed to fix that, but I don't see any difference between III and IV.


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Dec 11, 2014 08:49 |  #9

DTBaan wrote in post #17325857 (external link)
don't make us hate you even if it's a joke :lol:

a7II review by thecamerastore

They make the absolute best camera review videos, in my opinion. I subscribe to their channel and watch every review, even of stuff I have no interest in. Great combination of humor, personality, and helpful information.


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Dec 11, 2014 09:29 |  #10

David Arbogast wrote in post #17326259 (external link)
If I understand correctly, it's mainly been the a7 that's had a bad sensor reflection issue. I think the bad flares I was referring to are caused by the metabones adapter, but I'm not certain.

I had been planning to use my a7R for an interior architecture photo-shoot (last night), but the day before I did some tests comparing the TS-E 24 II on 5D III and a7R and was dismayed by the comparison. The 5D III image was simply way better because that bloom of light coming from out-of-frame light sources. It's weird: if the lights are fully in the frame, I have no issues. It's only when the lights are just out of frame. That's why I think it's that internal reflection issue that has plagued the Metabones adapters. Version IV was supposed to fix that, but I don't see any difference between III and IV.

It has to be your metabone adapter because I am using a Metabone III with my A7R and I have no light leak, flair or bloom.


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Dec 11, 2014 10:35 |  #11

David Arbogast wrote in post #17326264 (external link)
They make the absolute best camera review videos, in my opinion. I subscribe to their channel and watch every review, even of stuff I have no interest in. Great combination of humor, personality, and helpful information.

Seconded. I love Digital Rev too, but TCSTV is far more informative, though even they don't test things the way I'd like to see sometimes.


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Dec 11, 2014 21:11 |  #12

it's here. In a scene I can easily make have sensor flare with the a6000 and a7, the a7r/a7s/a7II DO NOT HAVE FLARE!!!
This is with the 16-35mm.

So I'm excited about that. Low light AF around the house seems almost as good as the a7s. Hard to tell because I have to swap lenses to compare. The grip is nice. Although the dial in front of the shutter nikon style isn't perfect. If they'd put the dial behind the shutter canon style it'd be perfect for me. Now the shutter is super comfortable to use but I feel like I'm reaching a bit for the front dial. Yes this is better since I use the shutter a TON more than the front dial but it's worth mentioning. It's also a lot heavier... Not a big deal in terms of holding it or weight in my hand but part of my move to mirrorless (and from fuji to sony) has been to save some weight. I'm giving back quite a bit there now... It's 100g heavier than the a7s which is 20%. Not a deal breaker as I said and I'm sure that's thanks to the IBIS. I'm not a huge IBIS or OSS guy in general as I just shoot above 1/125th because I shoot people. Or I'm shooting arch/landscapes and I'm on a tripod. That said, 1/10th with the 55mm was perfectly sharp. I'll report back with more info as I have more time to shoot with it. It's been a crazy day/week...


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Dec 11, 2014 22:26 |  #13

thanks for your report. that's good news about the flare :)

hopefully it's a keeper for you. I was afraid of it being more heavy.. the a7 were nice because they are small and light weight. it's obviously that it will be a bit bigger in size and weight because of the IBIS. looking forward to your shots.




  
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Dec 14, 2014 15:36 |  #14

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #17326453 (external link)
I love Digital Rev...


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Dec 15, 2014 08:12 |  #15

How is the iso from 100-400 compared to the original a7, a7r, and canon 5d/6d
I haven't seen much in iso performance review... I'm sure more to come


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