The Sony A7r is available in stock in Germany, Italy, Spain and many more EU countries. We are very fond of the Sony A7r and happy that our European friends get to have a chance at this camera. May our European friends rejoice in this new age of mirrorless cameras.
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Heralded as the anti-A7, the Nikon Df was met with lukewarm reaction. In a video about the Df, a National Geographic photographer spoke about Nikon without really saying anything about the Df. Reports say that the production assistant in that video was waving a paycheck instead of a cue card. Still, the photographer didn’t really say anything of substance about the Df. Most of the blasé attitude towards the Df stems from its design. “Too many bells and whistles,” say the people. An anonymous source inside Nikon said, “Yeah.” [click to continue…]
At the moment, Sony has a very limited selection of lenses that can natively be used with the full frame E mount A7 and A7r cameras. But if you want to start transitioning into the system from your older one, there are a couple of lenses that we really recommend that you try to go for first to deal with some of the system’s shortcomings.
Some of these lenses we even had the opportunity of testing during our time with the camera. Here are just a few.
The alpha line isn’t dead. The fine folks at sonyalpharumors cite two trusted anonymous about A-mount prototypes in two flavors: full-frame and APS-C. The full-frame option will have a 36 MP sensor, but what separates it from the A7R is that it doesn’t have an “offset microlens design”. Having an offset microlens design improves pixel efficiency by having the light hit the sensor at a better angle, but it is needed only really in mirrorless models where light hits the sensor at much smaller angles than in DSLR/Ts. The APS-C option will have a 24 MP sensor, which is a souped-up version of the a77′s sensor. This rounds out the available details.
It’s comforting to hear that Sony’s bigger rigs aren’t dead. These cameras could arrive in early 2014, but we’ll keep our ears close to the ground for more information.
Yes, they’re real–we’re talking about Sony’s A7 and A7r mirrorless cameras with full frame sensors. We previously reported on rumors of the cameras existing, and we saw them in person earlier this month. They’re every bit as glorious and wonderful as your mind expects them to be. And in all honesty, they feel like the Olympus OMD EM1 with a full frame sensor.
Indeed, there are two models. The A7r is a high megapixel beast with an emphasis on resolution while the A7 is a 24MP camera with an emphasis on speed. And apart from some shooting differences and autofocusing performance specs the cameras are pretty much the same despite their totally different prices. The A7 will go for $1698 while the A7r will sell for $2298.
Specs and other images are after the jump. And if you’re looking for another set of lenses for the system, here’s your list.
At the time of publishing this post, there are rumors abound about a full frame Sony NEX series camera and murmurs that something similar might one day be coming from Fujifilm. But overall, folks are drooling more and more over mirrorless cameras and everything that they offer. And the more savvy amongst us as shooters are also seriously considering them if we haven’t bought one already.
Since the early days of the system, one of the biggest things to do was to adapt manual focus lenses to take advantage of the size. And if you’re still looking to do that, the Leica M mount is perfect.
Here’s a roundup of lenses that you’ll be envying.