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Sony's full-frame Alpha 7 and 7R

 
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Oct 16, 2013 01:49 |  #1

http://www.theverge.co​m …alpha-7-7r-kill-your-dslr (external link)

details on the new FF cameras from Sony.

the two cameras are a 7 which is a 24.3 sensor and a 7R ($2300) which is a 36.3 with no low-pass filter.

first impressions at DPReview
http://www.dpreview.co​m/previews/sony-alpha-7-7r/ (external link)


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Oct 16, 2013 01:58 |  #2

Wow I'm impressed. Wouldn't mind having one. I think this camera would look tons better if they did away with the viewfinder though.


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Oct 16, 2013 02:14 |  #3

yea I am impressed by the fact the camera is small. I don't mind the viewfinder. it's good to put the camera to the eye.

I don't like where the front dial is tho. it's looks like an after thought.


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Oct 16, 2013 03:01 |  #4

http://fstoppers.com …ll-frame-alpha-7-alpha-7r (external link)

Alpha 7R:
Full Frame 36.3 MP resolution with 14-bit RAW recording
Price (body only): $2,298.00

Alpha 7:
Full Frame 24.3 MP resolution with 14-bit RAW recording
Price: (body only): $1,698.00


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Oct 16, 2013 03:07 |  #5

It's indeed small. And it is light too. 32g less than the Olympus E-M1.




  
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Oct 16, 2013 05:24 as a reply to  @ Osiriz's post |  #6

One of the things I really liked about the NEXs I've owned is the focus peaking. I think Sony has the best implementation of it of any manufacturer and it makes manual focusing fun again. These cameras are going to be a dream come true for legacy manual glass owners.

I'm tempted to jump in now but I'll wait and see if there'll be affordable native prime options. Hopefully Sigma has some in development. The only question is whether I hold off buying the 6D I was planning on getting.




  
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Oct 16, 2013 06:07 |  #7

'I think Sony has the best implementation of it of any manufacturer' fully agreed and having both Nex 6 and 7 another thing that is wonderful is being able to record video looking through the viewfinder with the eye away from glare found too often on the screen of my 70D.
I think once I'm truly convinced my collection of e-lenses will work I might take a plunge. My huge hope--and this is what got me into the Canon world in the first place--is that sony has vastly improved the high ISO arena in these new bodies.


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Oct 16, 2013 11:50 |  #8

Not bad price-wise for the bodies. That 70-200 f2.8 lens is $3k, though. Ouch.

Can't wait for some reviews to roll out.


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Oct 16, 2013 12:00 |  #9

What 70-200 f/2.8? As far as I understand, they're only releasing a 70-200 f/4, due next year.




  
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Oct 16, 2013 12:16 as a reply to  @ Shadowblade's post |  #10

You guys seen this review yet?

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=bnvgceTEV3c (external link)

Looks promising to say the least.


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Oct 16, 2013 13:20 |  #11

What an exciting time to be in photography, particularly in the mirrorless world. Last year saw the Olympus E-M5, Fuji Pro-X1, and Sony NEX 7, now this year we have the E-M1, the Alpha 7R, and Fuji is expected to announce a new top level body soon. It sure is something.

I applaud Sony on this camera, I will stick with my Oly E-M1 I have ordered for many reasons, but if they make good on their lens release promise they will have one heck of a system in a few years.

How on earth are they going to keep going with three distinct lens mounts though?

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What 70-200 f/2.8? As far as I understand, they're only releasing a 70-200 f/4, due next year.

Sony released a new A-mount 70-200 2.8 for $2,998.
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …70_200mm_f_2_8_​g_ssm.html (external link)

One would need an adaptor to use it on this new camera.


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Oct 16, 2013 14:04 |  #12

Wow! Look at the optional grip: http://www.dpreview.co​m …-7r/images/grip-front.jpg (external link)

What are they trying to recapture the "great looks" of early digital SLR's like the Canon D2000? http://www.canon.com …&categ=crn&page​=1995-2004 (external link)


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Oct 16, 2013 14:24 |  #13

Billginthekeys wrote in post #16375935 (external link)
How on earth are they going to keep going with three distinct lens mounts though?

It's the same as the regular E-mount.

Sony released a new A-mount 70-200 2.8 for $2,998.
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …70_200mm_f_2_8_​g_ssm.html (external link)

One would need an adaptor to use it on this new camera.

May as well use my Canon 70-200, then.




  
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Oct 16, 2013 14:43 |  #14

Shadowblade wrote in post #16375753 (external link)
What 70-200 f/2.8? As far as I understand, they're only releasing a 70-200 f/4, due next year.

Billginthekeys wrote in post #16375935 (external link)
Sony released a new A-mount 70-200 2.8 for $2,998.
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …70_200mm_f_2_8_​g_ssm.html (external link)

One would need an adaptor to use it on this new camera.

Yep, my mistake. B&H sent me a newsletter with the new Sony FF body announcement and this lens was announced directly under it. I wrongly assumed it was meant for the new body. Mea culpa.


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Oct 16, 2013 15:12 |  #15

The FE mount 70-200 f/4 is going to be around $1,400, which isn't far off from what Canon charges for theirs. Can't wait to see samples/tests, although I'm likely going to jump anyway.


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