David Arbogast wrote in post #17794271
I am sorely tempted to get one. Here is my situation: I got the 5DS R, love the camera, think it's great.....BUT I am so nuts about my a7R II that I literally have to make myself use the 5DS R. Meanwhile I've also been craving a 35mm lens for a long time. I've had/tried several of them, the FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA being the best. But, my copy was defective and the reason I never re-purchased it is I struggled with the radioactive green fringing in the bokeh (and also from a trust issue regarding Sony's lens manufacturing process). So, the idea of a Zeiss lens absolutely optimized to a 42 MP sensor is extremely appealing to me. The price: not so much, but the way I look at these things is all about usage level, and I would probably use the heck out of an RX1R II as compared to my 5DS R.
Invest in lenses not camera bodies - I'm trying to save you from yourself - I too own both a 5DSR and A7Rii so at least I think I am able to comment.
I can completely understand where you are coming from about lust for this RX1RII but you already own this sensor in another camera and it will, in 18months, become dated - so don't do it.
If the 5DSR is not for you - sell it now - but make the decisions independently.
I continue to own my 5DSR because for me, the wedding camera reliability, ergonomics, OCF, IA Servo, +++ makes it a keeper for 'me'.
From what I have seen about your posts - it is landscapes - therefore sell the 5DSR tomorrow - yes tomorrow.
But do not buy this new slim downed A7Rii - you already own one.
If you are lusting after the greatest 35mm lens in the world then buy it - but I don't know what that lens is - there are lots of good ones.
Given the lenses I can see that you own, I would look at the Otis 28 for perfection or the Sony 28F2, which I own as my only native Sony lens, for lightness, F2 and video. Without correction there is major distortion in the Sony 28F2 - but it makes the camera so small and light it is great.
I see you also own the Canon 40 F2.8 - another of my favourite cheap lenses and it makes a perfect light setup on the A7Rii - it is great.
Hockey and wedding photographer. Favourite camera / lens combos: a 1DX II with a Tamron 45 1.8 VC, an A7Rii with a Canon 24-70F2.8L II, and a 5DSR with a Tamron 85 1.8 VC. Every lens I own I strongly recommend [Canon (35Lii, 100L Macro, 24-70F2.8ii, 70-200F2.8ii, 100-400Lii), Tamron (45 1.8, 85 1.8), Sigma 24-105]. If there are better lenses out there let me know because I haven't found them.