The new Sony A7rII autofocusing system marks a new high standard for third party and A-mount lens support:
PDAF will work even with third-party lenses via existing adapters, including in continuous AF tracking mode. This is potentially a huge deal – especially for Canon users. We’ve used an a7R II with a [shoplink 37334 ebay]Canon 24-70mm lens[/shoplink] and a Metabones adapter, and focus is indeed very fast indeed. We’ll be looking at this in more depth as soon as we have a production sample camera, but for now, we’re highly impressed.
Sony correctly recognized that they need to add high quality autofocus support for Canon lenses if they want to gain Canon customers!
Sony press text says:
Additionally, the focal plane phase-detection AF system on the α7R II works well with Sony A-mount lenses when they are mounted on the camera using an LA-EA3 or LA-EA1 mount adapter. This allows users to enjoy the wide AF coverage of 399 focal plane phase-detection AF points, high-speed response and high tracking performance with a wider range of lenses. This marks the first time that the AF system of a mirrorless camera can achieve high performance with lenses originally designed for DSLRs.”
The A7rII is certainly the best “A-mount lens friendly” camera yet. I can’t wait to see a focusing performance comparison between the A99 and the A7rII. If the A7rII is really as good as Sony marketing says well….I will let you guess what this could mean for the A-mount system future…
A7rII at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
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In Europe at:
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In Asia at:
A7rII at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
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RX100m4 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.