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The Sony A7R II offers an electronic first curtain shutter option, which all but eliminates shutter vibration (the shutter still has to close unless Silent Shutter Mode* is used*, so in theory there could still be some vibration).
The predecessor of the A7R II (the A7R) ruined a huge amount of your author’s work. Thus the addition of the EFC shutter option in the A7R II is for your author at least, the #1 feature to be gained. See Sony A7R Shutter Vibration / Shutter Shock. The lack of shutter vibration possible with an EFC shutter means that any lens like Zeiss Otus or even long teles like the Leica 280mm f/4 APO-Telyt-R can be shot with superb results and no fear of damage to sharpness by shutter vibration. At the full 42-megapixel resolution.
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