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Sony a7r II announced...
« on: June 10, 2015, 01:53:13 pm »

Looks like Sony did not want Leica to have the day for themselves, they just announced the Sony a7r II

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/8917769536/sony-alpha-a7r-ii-has-42-4mp-on-full-frame-bsi-cmos-sensor

Highlights:

42.4 MP
BSI CMOS Sensor (first time in a full-frame, waiting to see the quality of it...)
399 Phase Detection Autofocus points
4k internal video recording
EFCS
$3200

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Re: Sony a7r II announced...
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2015, 02:07:05 pm »

no 50mp though... which leaves Canon users with something to boast about when nothing else to discuss
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Re: Sony a7r II announced...
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2015, 02:36:38 pm »

The specs look great.  I'll anxiously await the hands on reviews and tests.
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Re: Sony a7r II announced...
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2015, 02:42:35 pm »

Anxiously awaiting sensor tests.
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Re: Sony a7r II announced...
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2015, 02:45:20 pm »

it is a bigger camera...8 ounces heavier
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Re: Sony a7r II announced...
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2015, 02:47:38 pm »

it is a bigger camera...8 ounces heavier
at the same time if I buy it then I 'd not have money left for beer... that will compensate the workload
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Re: Sony a7r II announced...
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2015, 04:04:52 pm »

it is a bigger camera...8 ounces heavier

Like the A7 to A7 II it has to make space for IBIS system and looking at the photographs it looks like it has the same physical design with the bigger handgrip, so more weight it is expected...

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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2015, 05:29:34 pm »

We should have one of the first cameras and maybe even a pre-production unit.  We'll keep you posted.  Now things get interesting.

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Re: Sony a7r II announced...
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2015, 05:52:47 pm »

We should have one of the first cameras and maybe even a pre-production unit.  We'll keep you posted.  Now things get interesting.

Kevin Raber

I'm looking forward to your impressions!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2015, 05:55:40 pm »

We should have one of the first cameras and maybe even a pre-production unit.  We'll keep you posted.  Now things get interesting.

Kevin Raber

Nice to know Kevin. I'm thinking that this could be the camera that gives a bit of rest to my quite old Canon 5D Mark II... if you take requests for the review, I mainly do landscape photography with manual focus using liveview... so resolution, dynamic range, and things like focus peaking for helping with manual focus are my main interests...

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Re: Sony a7r II announced...
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2015, 06:11:00 pm »

This seems like the perfect carry around camera.

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Re: Sony a7r II announced...
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2015, 07:14:29 pm »

The Canon 5DS suddenly dropped in stock following this announcement. I am trying hard to justify my pre-order of the Canon now.

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Re: Sony a7r II announced...
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2015, 07:48:20 pm »

With 42MPixels- they need to use a lossless RAW format.

Is there any information on the compression scheme used?
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Re: Sony a7r II announced...
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2015, 08:02:07 pm »

This seems like the perfect carry around camera.

Cheers,
Bernard

Already the under-muscled cheese eating surrender monkey is dissing his loyal Nippon Kogaku companion. Soon he will call the Zeiss Otus a heavy and cumbersome anachronism :)

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Re: Sony a7r II announced...
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2015, 08:11:03 pm »

The faithless flying frenchman is binning his nippon kogakku. :)

I don't believe that my 400mm f2.8 E FL will perform as well on the new Sony, so not quite yet... ;)

Not to mention the fact that I am not french.  ;D

But there are clearly some applications for which I expect the a7rII to be a bit superior to my trusted D810, mostly because it is more compact. Does it justify spending 5000 US$? I am not quite sure right now.

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Re: Sony a7r II announced...
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2015, 08:13:46 pm »

I don't believe that my 400mm f2.8 E FL will perform as well on the new Sony, so not quite yet... ;)

Cheers,
Bernard


Actually, it looks like it may, maybe even better when it comes to focus. No joke.
Phase AF points all over the main sensor, and new metabones adapters that can AF C and N,  it seems.
Sony have really pulled out all the stops this time, they are accelerating like crazy.

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Re: Sony a7r II announced...
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2015, 08:39:43 pm »

Actually, it looks like it may, maybe even better when it comes to focus. No joke.
Phase AF points all over the main sensor, and new metabones adapters that can AF C and N,  it seems.

I have only seen comments about C, are you positive that it applies to N also?

Thank you.

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« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2015, 08:42:40 pm »

Not to mention the fact that I am not french.  ;D

Spoken like a true Belgian  ;D

I suspect Edmund is referring to the SmartAdapter which is C only.
The Ultra-whatever-booster is both C and N.

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Re: Sony a7r II announced...
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2015, 10:00:05 pm »

But usb2?
Obviously no tethering in real word shooting. Huge issue for ad guys
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Re: Sony a7r II announced...
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2015, 10:00:39 pm »

Spoken like a true Belgian  ;D

I suspect Edmund is referring to the SmartAdapter which is C only.
The Ultra-whatever-booster is both C and N.

M

From dpreview: "One of the most impressive features of the a7R II is its autofocus system. 399 phase-detection AF points cover 45% of the frame, which means over 60% coverage in either horizontal or vertical directions in the frame. That gives it more coverage than any full-frame camera out there. PDAF will work even with third-party lenses via existing adapters, including in continuous AF tracking mode.

This is potentially a huge deal - especially for Canon users. We've used an a7R II with a Canon 24-70mm lens and a Metabones adapter, and focus is indeed very fast indeed. We'll be looking at this in more depth as soon as we have a production sample camera, but for now, we're highly impressed. Canon should expect some cancelled EOS 5DS orders..."

Your interpretation is as good as mine. I suspect both C and N will change their lenses to preserve lock-in.

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