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New A7rII news roundup (M-mount test by Nick Frank, Video review by EosHD, Low Light test by Cinema5D)

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Brian sent us that picture to prove the Really Right Stuff L-bracket for A7II also fits the A7R II. Also the Sunwayphoto plate works on the A7rII (here at Amazon). And I guess this means all A7II L-bracket you can find on [shoplink 39200 ebay]eBay (Click here)[/shoplink] will work on the new A7rII too.

Nick Frank posted the very first detailed Sony A7r with M-mount lens test. You can download all the files at nickfrank.de. Would like to hear what you think about those images!

Cinema5D tested the video low light quality of the A7rII:

To my opinion, It is safe to work the Sony A7rII (for broadcast purposes) up to ISO 6400 with no problem. You can go higher risking some noise in your footage, but in some occasions it will be more than acceptable.

EosHD posted the first part of his A7rII review:

“The Sony A7R II is a fascinating camera and tons of fun to shoot with. When compared to cream of the crop from last year, the GH4, NX1 and A7S, the A7R II is overall the better all-round camera for both video and stills. Astounding 42MP photos, completely new sensor and internal 4K recording from a full frame sensor, despite heat issues.”

15 tips for getting the most out of your sony a7rii (Colby Brown).
Sony Alpha A7R II Sample 4K Video Footage (Thevideomode).
A7rII vs A7r by Digitaldigest on Youtube.
Focus test: Sony A7Rii / A7R ii with Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC lens and Metabones IV adapter by Wayne’s got G.A.S. on Youtube.

Tenbreaths sent me this: ”

Regarding the Chinese Lab A7rII test:  First of all, it’s a Chinese camera rental/repair agency that did the test in its lab.  The comparisons of dynamic range are actually charted:  Two examples
http://mmbiz.qpic.cn/1
http://mmbiz.qpic.cn/2
with the author conceding a “surprising” advantage for a sony camera over the d810 in terms of higher iso dynamic range performance.  But also noting that in the low iso performance area so key to landscape photographers, d810 is still king.
Of course the main issue is the long exposure color noise in the shadows which starts to appear at shutter speeds greater than 1 second, really become a problem beyond 10 seconds, and is like an unwelcome dose of LSD beyond 30 seconds.  The author demonstrates this by comparing pictures which have been adjusted +ev 5 for exposure and +100 for shadows in the shadow areas with d810, 5dsr, (and later on d800e, a7m2, and canon 6d).  This actually could be a significant issue for landscape lovers
http://mmbiz.qpic.cn/3
http://mmbiz.qpic.cn/4
http://mmbiz.qpic.cn/5
and these two charts below compare information/noise ratio after adjusting for the different total pixel sizes
http://mmbiz.qpic.cn/6
http://mmbiz.qpic.cn/7″

A7rII preorder list:
In USA: at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at Sony DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

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