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Sony A7R II @ about $1999

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Sony Alpha A7R II

Attention to details: a big upgrade over the A7R..

Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA

Fast high performance normal lens of Zeiss design..

Voigtlander FE Heliar-Hyper 10mm f/5.6 Aspherical III

Anything wider would be a fisheye..

Voigtlander FE Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f/4.5 Aspherical III

Ultra wide native mount manual focus lens for Sony mirrorless..

Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar

Comapact ultra-wide zoom for Sony full frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Distagon

Outstanding ultra wide angle performer..

Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon

Manual focus moderate wide angle for full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar

Manual focus normal lens for full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Sonnar

Manual focus telephoto lens for full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Distagon

Autofocus extreme wide angle for Sony full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon

Autofocus wide angle for Sony full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar

Autofocus portrait lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless..


Blog posts

2018

2018-07-30 Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon Aperture Series: Red Blueberry Scrub View To Mt Conness (Sony A7R II)

2017

2017-10-20 Fujifilm GFX: My Thoughts vs 35mm Format, Particularly the Nikon D850 and Sony A7R II

2017-10-03 Sony A7R II: Sony Cannot Reproduce Issues with my Unusable A7R II

2017-09-16 Sony A7R II Repaired via Sony Pro Services, Well, Mostly, Still Unusable

2017-09-15 Sony A7R II Repaired via Sony Pro Services

2017-09-08 Sony A7R II Repaired via Sony Pro Services

2017-09-01 Sony A7R II Out for Minor Repairs

2017-07-25 Format Shootout: Fujifilm GFX + 23mm f/4 vs Sony A7R II + 12-24mm f/4

2017-07-25 Shootout: Sony 12-24mm f/4G vs Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 (Blue Water Flows Over Dark Rocks, Sony A7R II)

2017-07-24 Format Shootout: Fujifilm GFX + 23mm f/4 vs Sony A7R II + 12-24mm f/4

2017-07-24 Shootout: Sony 12-24mm f/4G vs Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 (Pescadero Creek, Sony A7R II)

2017-07-24 Sony 12-24mm f/4G Aperture Series @ 12mm: Pescadero Creek, Upstream (Sony A7R II)

2017-07-23 Shootout: Sony 12-24mm f/4G vs Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 (Pescadero Creek, Sony A7R II)

2017-07-23 Sony 12-24mm f/4G Aperture Series @ 13mm: Pescadero Creek Side Pool (Sony A7R II)

2017-07-21 Sony A7R II Tripod Use: IBIS Damages Image Sharpness as it Always Has

2017-06-07 Sony Firmware Updates for A7R II and Other Models

2017-01-06 Reader Comment: Sony Shutter Warning an “absurd behavior for a camera that bills itself as a professional camera”

2016

2016-12-10 Reader Question: Sigma sd Quattro H vs Sony A7R II

2016-11-23 Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Aperture Series: Aspen Closeup (Sony A7R II)

2016-11-23 Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4: Examples in Lundy Canyon, Tenaya Lake Area

2016-11-22 Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Aperture Series: Icy Breached Beaver Dam (Sony A7R II)

2016-11-20 Frosty Shooting

2016-11-19 Shootout: Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 vs Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8: Lundy Beaver Ponds (Sony A7R II)

2016-11-17 Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Aperture Series: Clearing Storm, Lundy Canyon (Sony A7R II)

2016-10-15 Reader Question: Focusing with Sony Mirrorless

2016-09-25 Reviewed: Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 (on Sony A7R II)

2016-09-25 Voigtlander Heliar-Hyper Wide 10mm f/5.6 Aspherical: Aperture Series 'Snow Road' (Sony A7R II)

2016-09-25 Voigtlander Heliar-Hyper Wide 10mm f/5.6 Aspherical: Aperture Series 'Snow Road' (Sony A7R II)

2016-09-25 Voigtlander Heliar-Hyper Wide 10mm f/5.6 Aspherical: Aperture Series 'Snow Road' (Sony A7R II)

2016-09-12 Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar Examples: Eastern Sierra Variety (Sony A7R II)

2016-09-11 SHOOTOUT: Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA vs Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2: Upper Lee Vining Creek Meadow (Sony A7R II)

2016-09-11 Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon Examples: The Way Down Dana Glacier Canyon, Last Light (Sony A7R II)

2016-09-11 Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon: Examples in Eastern Sierra (Sony A7R II)

2016-09-10 Sony 50mm f/1.4 ZA: Examples in Eastern Sierra

2016-09-10 Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon Aperture Series: Red Blueberry Scrub View To Mt Conness (Sony A7R II)

2016-09-09 Sony 50mm f/1.4 ZA: Examples in Hall Natural Area at Dusk

2016-09-07 Color Gamut Example: Glacial Blue Lake

2016-09-07 Dead and Dying

2016-09-07 iPhone 7 Sports Retina HD Screen with DCI-P3 Color Gamut and “Wide” Color Capture

2016-09-06 SHOOTOUT: Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA vs Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2: Spuller Lake View to Mt Conness (Sony A7R II)

2016-09-05 Sony A7R II + Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar Aperture Series: Sunstar through Green Aspen

2016-09-04 Sony A7R II + Sony 85mm f/1.4 GM Aperture Series: Aspen at Edge of Beaver Pond Meadow, First Kiss of Sunlight

2016-09-04 Sony A7R II + Sony 85mm f/1.4 GM Aperture Series: Standing Dead Tree In Old Beaver Pond

2016-09-03 Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8: Examples in Hall Natural Area (Sony A7R II)

2016-09-02 Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8: Examples at Close Range

2016-08-29 Close Range with the Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8

2016-08-27 Close Range with a Wide Angle Lens

2016-08-25 Sony 50mm f/1.4 ZA: Gorgeous Rendering

2016-08-25 Sony A7R II IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) Destroys Sharpness on a Tripod

2016-08-09 Shootout: Sony Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 ZA vs Rokinon FE 50mm /1.4 (Dolls, Sony A7R II)

2016-07-17 Problem Solver: Eyeshade for Sony A7 Series Cameras

2016-05-10 Sony Has Inexpensive FE 50/1.4, but Zeiss Milvus Works on Nikon or Sony

2016-04-24 Sony A7R II + Sony 85mm f/1.4 GM Aperture Series: Running Creek

2016-04-24 Sony A7R II + Sony 85mm f/1.4 GM Autofocus at Moderate Outdoor Distance

2016-04-19 Sony A7R II + Sony G Master Lenses: Major Focusing Bug?

2016-04-18 Sony A7R II: Configuring Autofocus + Eye AF

2016-04-17 Sony G Master 85mm f/1.4 Focus Accuracy on Sony A7R II with Firmware 3.1

2016-04-15 Shootout at Close Range: Sony G Master 85mm f/1.4 vs Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar (Dolls, Sony A7R II) UPDATED

2016-02-19 Reader Comment: Sony A7R II in Extreme Cold

2016-02-10 Reader Question: Which Camera System?

2016-01-31 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Examples: Lundy Canyon, Before the Snow (Sony A7R II)

2016-01-31 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Examples: Rain to Snow in Lundy Canyon, early November (Sony A7R II)

2016-01-29 Examples: Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro on Sony A7R II

2016-01-23 Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 on Sony A7R II Aperture Series: Burghers of Calais

2016-01-23 Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 on Sony A7R II Aperture Series: Tower at Night

2015

2015-12-10 Deals: Nikon, Canon Sony A7R II

2015-12-06 Examples: Rokinon FE 12mm f/2.8 Fisheye on Sony A7R II

2015-11-30 Rokinon FE 12mm f/2.8 Fisheye on Sony A7R II

2015-11-29 Back Home... On Shooting in Difficult Conditions

2015-11-24 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon Examples: Post-Snowstorm Climb (Sony A7R II)

2015-11-09 Camera Histogram Bug with ARW Raw Files on Sony A7S II and A7R II

2015-11-02 Sunrise Brings an Alaskan Cold Front

2015-11-01 Stalwart: Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon (morning at Lundy Lake)

2015-10-27 Kolarivision-Modified Sony A7R II vs Leica M240: What are the Real Gains?

2015-10-27 Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Distagon Aperture Series: Bristlecone Sculpture on Slate Outcrop, Late Dusk (Sony A7R II)

2015-10-26 Reviewed: Kolarivision-Modified Sony A7R II with Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon

2015-10-25 Reviewed: Kolarivision-Modified Sony A7R II with Leica 18mm f/3.8 Super-Elmar-M ASPH

2015-10-24 Reviewed: Kolarivision-Modified Sony A7R II with Leica 28mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH

2015-10-24 Reviewed: Kolarivision-Modified Sony A7R II with Leica 50mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH

2015-10-22 Understanding the Sony A7R II Uncompressed ARW Raw Format

2015-10-19 Sony A7R II: Uncompressed Raw

2015-10-09 Gone Fishing (and photographing) + card for Sony A7R II 4K Video Recording

2015-10-07 Reader Comment: Big DSLR Price Cuts, Why?

2015-10-07 Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 Distagon Aperture Series: Four Aspen at Dusk (Sony A7R II)

2015-10-04 Extreme Backlighting with Sony A7R II

2015-10-04 Shooting Zeiss ZF.2 Lenses on the Sony A7R II

2015-10-04 Sony A7R II: Dust Reduction Not Effective

2015-10-04 Sony A7R II: Field Usage

2015-09-22 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar Aperture Series: Golden Reflection (Sony A7R II)

2015-09-21 Reader Question: Nikon or Sony?

2015-09-18 HCam Master TS V2 tilt/shift adapter for Canon 11-24mm f/4L

2015-09-18 Hartblei 40mm, 80mm, 120mm SuperRotators

2015-09-15 Reader Comment: Travel Cameras, Small Kit

2015-09-15 Reader Comment: Weather Sealing on Zeiss Milvus vs Zeiss Otus

2015-09-15 Sony A7R II: Other Areas That Need Attention via Firmware Update

2015-09-15 Sony Announces an Uncompressed File Format for A7R II and Future Cameras

2015-09-06 Leica M Monochrom: $2000 off, vs the better and Cheaper Alternatives

2015-09-05 “Window between Sony and Nikon D820”

2015-09-03 Kolarivision Sony A7R II with Leica M Lenses: Coming Soon

2015-08-30 Reader Question: Sony A7R II with Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar

2015-08-30 Sony A7R II: Night Shooting (Coastal Optics 60mm f/4 UV-VIS-IR APO Macro)

2015-08-30 Sony A7R II: the EVF (and why Canon and Nikon suck and are clueless about what is useful)

2015-08-29 Coastal Optics 60mm f/4 UV-VIS-IR APO Macro Aperture Series (Sony A7R II)

2015-08-29 Studying Old Lenses on the Sony A7R II: Voigtlander 90mm f/3.5 APO-Lanthar and Voigtlander 180mm f/4 APO-Lanthar

2015-08-26 Sony A7R II: RawDigger Special Display Modes Show How the File is Encoded

2015-08-24 Two Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS Aperture Series: Yellow Flowers + Tiny Leaf on Wet Rocks (Sony A7R II)

2015-08-23 Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar Aperture Series: Dana Lake, Wide View (Sony A7R II)

2015-08-23 Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 Distagon OSS ZA Aperture Series: Triangle-Shaped erratic on Dana Lake Moraine (Sony A7R II)

2015-08-23 Sony In-Body-Image-Stabilization (IBIS) aka SteadyShot: Is There a Downside?

2015-08-23 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon Aperture Series: Yellow Flowers by Waterfall (Sony A7R II)

2015-08-23 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar Aperture Series: Yellow Flowers by Waterfall (Sony A7R II)

2015-08-22 Sony A7R II: Conclusions

2015-08-22 Sony A7R II: Evaluating SteadyShot (IBIS) Handheld at 1/20 Second at 25mm

2015-08-22 Sony A7R II: Examples with Zeiss Batis: Dana Lake, Dana Glacier Climb

2015-08-22 Sony A7R II: Focus Accuracy Better than Any DSLR I’ve Ever Used

2015-08-21 Sony A7R II, Sony Lenses: Reader Comments

2015-08-21 Sony A7R II: General Commentary

2015-08-21 Sony A7R II: Where is Pixel Shift?

2015-08-20 Sony A7R II: Examples with Zeiss Batis: Dana Lake, Dana Glacier Climb

2015-08-19 Sony A7R II: Posterization with a Near Optimal Exposure in Daylight (Portrait at Dana Lake)

2015-08-18 Sony A7R II: Raw Format and 12-Bit Modes

2015-08-17 Sony A7R II: Battery Life in the Field

2015-08-17 Sony A7R II: Long Exposure Examples at ISO 100, Including Raw Conversion and RawDigger Exposure Info

2015-08-17 Sony A7R II: Long Exposure Noise Reduction on/off at ISO 100 @ 30 sec + Chroma Noise Reduction (Egg-Shaped Boulder)

2015-08-17 Sony A7R II: Usage Notes from Field Use

2015-08-11 Sony A7R II: Time for Field Shooting

2015-08-11 Sony has a Pro Service Program

2015-08-10 Reader Inquiry: Sony A7R II vs Sony A7s High ISO Noise

2015-08-10 Sony A7R II vs Nikon D810 DSLR System Considerations: Battery Life, Weight, Service and Support

2015-08-10 Sony A7R II: Assessing Long Exposure Noise Reduction at ISO ~50/100/200

2015-08-09 Sony 90mm f/2.8: Bad Sample (NOW WITH EXAMPLES)

2015-08-09 Sony A7R II: White Balance and Tint in Adobe Camera Raw

2015-08-08 Sony A7R II with Leica M Lenses

2015-08-08 Sony A7R II: Assessing Dynamic Range on a Scene that Exceeds the Camera’s Ability

2015-08-08 Sony A7R II: Assessing IBIS at 280mm: Is Handheld Shooting at 42 Megapixels at 1/125 Second Viable?

2015-08-08 Sony A7R II: Key Settings and Suggested Programming for Buttons and Menus

2015-08-08 The Obligatory Cat Picture (A7R II)

2015-08-07 Reader Experience and Concerns: Sony Service and Reliability

2015-08-07 Really Right Stuff L-bracket for Sony A7 II and Sony A7R II

2015-08-07 Sony A7R II: Assessing Shutter Vibration with the Electronic First Curtain Shutter (EFC Shutter) at 280mm

2015-08-07 Sony A7R II: Raw Files Are Still 'Cooked'

2015-08-06 Sony A7R II Arrives, Review Started

2015-08-06 Sony A7R II: 5X Live View Magnification in EVF is Fugly, with Pixellation, Jagged Edges, and Obvious Subsampling degradation

2015-08-06 Sony A7R II: Field Charging the In-Camera Battery

2015-08-06 Sony A7R II: First Look with the Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS

2015-08-06 Sony A7R II: In-Depth ISO series in Color and Grayscale, with RGB images, R/G/B and Grayscale Channels

2015-08-05 Sony A7R II Ships Today

2015-08-05 Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon and 50mm f/2 Planar for Sony Mirrorless now in stock

2015-08-04 Readers Write on the Sony A7R II: is there a quality issue with the EVF?

2015-08-02 Sony A7R II: Coming Soon

2015-07-21 Sony A7R II: Poor Battery Life? And Can it Charge via USB?

2015-07-07 Sony A7R II: Is it the Death Knell for Leica M?

2015-07-06 Sony A7R II with Otus and other Lenses

2015-07-06 Sony A7R II: Where is Pixel Shift?

2015-06-16 Sony Working on Uncompressed File Format?

2015-06-15 Reader Comment: Portraits and Sharpness and Skin Tones with Sony A7, A7R, A7R II

2015-06-12 Evaluated: “Sony, Fix These Things and Win” aka How Does the Sony A7R II Stack Up?

2015-06-10 Announced: Sony A7R II with 42-Megapixel sensor, In-Body-Image-Stabilization, 4K Video

2015-05-18 Reader Experience and Concerns: Sony Service and Reliability

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