EXCERPT page containing first few paragraphs. 2019-09-18 12:01:39
UA_SEARCH_BOT_null @ 188.8.131.52
This page offered for my “gut reaction” feelings and to help guide those wondering about the A7R as their new camera.
These are my subjective opinions, not stated as 'facts', but I deem them relevant as data points to anyone considering the A7R.
vs Sony RX1R
- Silent leaf shutter with full flash sync: silent exposure versus noisy vibration-inducing A7R shutter; quiet and sleek. Some top shutter speed limits in RX1R which have little relevance, especially when one goes to f/2.8 or f/4.
- RX1R has built-in flash for perfect balanced fill flash.
- A7R interchangeable lenses are a huge plus if looking for a system camera.
- RX1R has a one-stop faster f/2 lens which might be a better performer including bokeh.
- The RX1R top-mount EVF can be a hassle (“wart”) and costs extra, but it is also useful for angled shots.
- Something about the A7R EVF seems less eye friendly than the RX1R EVF. Not having the two to compare, this is tentative.
- A7R sucks down batteries like crazy even though its battery is much larger; seems to have battery-suck bug (not diagnosed why as yet). RX1R batteries are tiny, interchangeable with RX100 compact, and last about as long (very rough guess, but seems right).
- I much prefer the lens hood on the RX1R, which allows use of a polarizer and the hood at the same time (problematic on A7R).
Article continues for subscribers...
Diglloyd Guide to Mirrorless is by yearly subscription. Subscribe now for about 25 cents a day ($90/year).
BEST DEAL: get full access to ALL 8 PUBLICATIONS for only 68 cents a day ($249.95)!
Diglloyd Guide to Mirrorless offers comprehensive integrated coverage of most APS-C and full frame mirrorless cameras and lenses.
Special emphasis is placed on Sony full-frame, including Sony lenses and the high performance Zeiss Batis and Zeiss Loxia lenses plus Rokinon/Samyang and others. Fujifilm X, Olympus and Panasonic M4/3, Sigma dp Merrill and dp/sd Quattro are also covered in depth. Years in the making, it offers a wealth of material for choosing and using a mirrorless camera.
- Make better images by learning how to get the best results right away. For example, the best way to set up your Sony camera.
- Save money by choosing the right lens for your needs the first time, particularly with the numerous lenses available for Sony.
- Make better images, a sort of “cheat sheet” saving yourself months or years of ad-hoc learning—best practices and how-to and processing parameters are discussed and shown.
- Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to full camera resolution, plus large crops.
- Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens behavior you won’t read about elsewhere.
- Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
- Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.
Want a preview? Click on any page below to see an excerpt as well as extensive blog coverage, for example on Sony.