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New Sony A7rII test roundup…



Note: A7rII is in Stock and shipping worldwide at Digitalrev.

From Canon to Sony. Almost. (Josh Anon).
Sony A7rII: ISO 5000 and up in silent mode (Mike Kobal).
Kids At The Park: A Sony a7RII Video (MovetoMirrorless).
Panasonic GH4 vs Sony A7R II in low light – Speed Booster Shootout (EosHD).
Sony A7R II with the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L Sample Images (Photographyblog).
Sony A7R II with the Sigma Art Sample Images (Photographyblog).
Assessing Dynamic Range on a Scene that Exceeds the Camera’s Ability (Diglloyd).
Japanese A7rII report at (Yodobashi).
Sony ILCE-7RM2 – #alphaddicted Teil 1 / Part 1 (Joerg Haag).
5 Questions for Daniel Watson About the Sony A7R II (Explora BHphoto).

Robbert:Shot my first real shoot with the new A7Rii yesterday and it performed fabulously. Used it connected to my MacBook Pro running Capture One and the files where transferring to the laptop pretty fast. The autofocus was running perfectly and the files that are coming out of the camera are rich, detailed just beautiful. Also thumbs up for Sony for the new cable management thingie that’s in the box with the Rii!! The first result of the shoot can be found here:

Gilles:Something interesting: On the A7R we had to use the sony adapter la-ea4 to gte good results. The AF was slow but accurate. I saw Brian Smith explaining early that with the A7RMK2 it’s highly preferable to use the sony adapter la-ea3 because the AF is handled directly by the body. Sounded great. I got a la-ea3 on Saturday and was surprised to find that my Zeiss 1.4 85mm was not recognized as an AF lens. Then tested all my lenses and got weird results. The Sigma ART 35 works fine. The Sigma ART 50 tries to get focus and then restarts, never able to focus completely. 1/3 of the Zeiss lenses are working (Sony-Zeiss Alpha A-Mount 24mm f/2 SSM does but neither the 85mm nor the 135 mm work). The Tamron 150-600 works like a charm. The store where I bought the adapter talked to a Sony rep this am who confirms that the adapter has incompatibility issues. If that is true Sony A-mount lens users have a real problem. Painful, inexplicable and inexcusable. We should find more from Sony engineers.

Ryan:I just posted a blog post with some sample images and initial thoughts on the new A7Rii. I will also be running this camera through its paces in the studio today with the Profoto B1 strobes. Tomorrow I’ll be shooting environmental portraits with the A7Rii and Profoto B2 strobes.

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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