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The Sony A7R lacks an electronic first curtain (EFC) shutter found in its sibling, the 24MP Sony A7 (electronic first curtain shutter = zero vibration exposures).
Accordingly the A7R is subject to image blur from shutter vibration. Here the native Sony FE 55mm f1.8 Sonnar is tested, which field shots show to be an exceptional performer.
With long lenses clearly showing vibration issues on the A7R (none with the A7), the question arises as to whether shorter focal lengths are affected. Shutter shock does not just go away because of focal length, and every camera + lens combination can exhibit a different response to a shock wave.
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