12 June, 2015

Sony a7R II - Oh My

Voigtlander 15mm - National Gallery of Victoria [click to enlarge]

42mp. 4K video. Holy Hell. If I was a landscape photographer.... Or a videographer....

I'm a fan Sony's mirrorless cameras. No surprises there. So I can't help but admire the new a7R II — but I won't be getting one for a while. For me there are three reasons:
  • I'm very happy with the a7II. It already has stabilisation and an electronic first curtain shutter. (But they could have left off the low-pass filter.)
  • 24mp works for me. It's enough for large format prints. (Yes, 42mp would be nice.)
  • In Australia the a7R II is going to clock in a dollar or two shy of $4K. (I'm not suggesting it's not worth it.)
As I recall, I've said a couple of times that if I was a wedding photographer I'd probably have a Canikon or two. I'm not sure I'll be saying that again.

It will be interesting to see how the a7R II does in the DXO sensor ratings.

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