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About 16 months after first reviewing the Sony NEX-7, I took up the camera again in order to review the Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar and Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Distagon, as well as some interesting sensor quality tests versus the Nikon D7100.
The issues captured here are not a complete list, but go to the core of what I see as the key issues with the Sony NEX-7 design.
In a concise nutshell:
- Superb sensor, fully professional grade results are possible.
- Erratic Live View diaphragm behavior.
- Buttons and dials that can ruin a whole series of images from changes made without noticing: toylike controls.
- Autofocus problematic for sharp focus for critical use.
- A serious contrast bug that comes and goes.
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