The a6100 is Sony’s newest entry-level APS-C mirrorless camera. As Chris and Jordan highlight in their full review, it features some useful upgrades over to the [apparently immortal] a6000. Visit our sample gallery to pixel-peep images from this episode: https://www.dpreview.com/sample-galle…
Matt Granger made this detailed Eye AF test. Guess who wins :)
DxO published the full Sony A7rIV tests results. The camera scores about the same as the A7rIII:
Despite the challenges posed by the increase in pixel count, Sony’s latest addition to the high-resolution A7R series, the A7R IV, continues to deliver excellent dynamic range, particularly at low ISOs, while also delivering very good color discrimination and control over noise. While the technological advances are impressive, it’s not quite enough to put the sensor’s performance ahead of rival, lower-pixel-count devices overall. However, the increase in pixel count to 61.2MP, making it the highest currently available in 35mm full-frame format, is certainly compelling. When you combine that with the upgraded AF and other refinements, such as its higher-res EVF, robust build, and improved ergonomics, the Sony A7R IV is one of the most—perhaps the most—capable and versatile high-res 35mm full-frame cameras available.
Sony A7rIV and new accessories:
Sony A7rIV in USA/CA at BHphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera, Amazon, Henrys.
Sony A7rIV in EU at Calumet DE, ParkUK, WexUK, Calumet NL.
Sony A7rIV in Asia at Sony Japan. Sony Australia.
Sony VG-C4EM grip in USA at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, FocusCamera, ParkUK, WexUK.
ECM-B1M Digital Audio Shotgun Microphone at BHphoto, Park UK.
XLR-K3M Mic at BHphoto, Park UK.
To be very honest with you – we didn’t have the highest expectations but the Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 FE smashed them – mostly. The resolution is among the best that we have seen in this lens class. It’s already sharp at f/1.4 and downright superb from f/2. Lateral CAs are very moderate, less so LoCAs (Bokeh fringing) albeit that’s still rather normal these days. Distortions are next to non-existent when using image auto-correction but just on a medium level in RAW mode. Vignetting is visible at f/1.4 even with auto-correction (much more so in RAW mode) but not much of an issue beyond. The quality of the bokeh is good but not brilliant. This is not limited to the Samyang though – the Sony/Zeiss FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA is actually worse in this respect.
The build quality is impressive but stays just short of professional-grade expectations. Namely, weather-sealing is absent and the finish doesn’t feel premium. That being said the all-metal construction is solid. The AF speed is fast and it’s near-silent. While the focus ring is very smooth to handle, the actual focusing is a bit on the coarse side in manual (by-wire) mode.
Overall Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 FE represents an outstanding value and it’s awesome to see that Samyang aims to provide this level of quality in a high-speed lens to a broader audience. Just watch out for sample variations.
Samyang really stepped up the game and their latest FE lenses are a great choice!
Links to all Samyang/Rokinon FF E-mount AF lenses:
14mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
18mm f/2.8 FE at BHphoto, Adorama.
24mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
35mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
35mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
45mm f/1.8 at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
50mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
85mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
I make the case that these lenses are great news for owners of the APS-C cameras but also for owners of the R full-frame cameras. These lenses offer a viable alternative to using Full Frame glass, for times when the 7R user wants to travel light (the 70-350 is 1/4 of the weight of the 200-600). This is especially useful for A7RIV owners who don’t always need or want to be shooting 61 megapixel files. The added advantage of shooting action/sports in APS-C mode with the A7RM4 is that the buffer increases to 340 compressed Raw files.
E 16-55mm F2.8 G at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera. In EU at Calumet DE, Park UK, WexUK.
E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama , FocusCamera. In EU at Calumet DE, Park UK, WexUK.