The resolution kings are still available for a discount! I can’t tell a lie: I didn’t like the Sony a7r IV for my own needs and purposes. But I adore and still use the Sony a7r III nearly every week. It just has better autofocus in my experience. But the Sony a7r IV has much more resolution. And they’re both enjoying savings and discounts right now that aren’t easy to turn down. The Sony a7r IV is less than $3,000 right now. Similarly, the Sony a7r III is around $2,100. For the money, I’d probably opt for another Sony a7r III. But at the same time, the Sony a7r IV packs some technology in it the older camera doesn’t have. Decisions, decisions, right?
Generally speaking, I’m not the biggest fan of comments. People can be toxic at times when you and your staff work pretty hard to output content. That’s why I removed them from the site for a while. But sometimes, comments come from people who realize we’re human beings too. And instead of responding to them in our comments section, we had the idea to write full letters to them. Inspired by the Letters to the Editor in the New Yorker, we’re doing just that here.Continue reading…
I can’t tell a lie: I didn’t like the Sony a7r IV for my own needs and purposes. But I adore and still use the Sony a7r III nearly every week. The older camera just had better autofocus in my experience. But the Sony a7r IV has much more resolution for those that need it. And they’re both enjoying savings and discounts right now that are hard to turn down. The Sony a7r IV is less than $3,000 right now. Similarly, the Sony a7r III is around $2,100. For the money, I’d probably go buy another Sony a7r III. But at the same time, the Sony a7r IV has some technology in it that the older camera doesn’t have. Decisions, decisions, right?
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Right now is probably the best time to grab the Sony a7r IV. Eventually, these deals will be gone, but Sony cameras and lenses are still enjoying some awesome price right now. You can get a new camera or snag one along with a brand new lens like an 85mm f1.8! Some of you want all the megapixels and the Sony a7r IV can totally do just that! But that’s not the only one: check out all these deals after the break.Continue reading…
The Sony a7r IV is a megapixel monster, and it’s not the only Sony camera on sale!
There are some incredible deals on Sony Mirrorless cameras right now! The headline of this sale is the Sony a7r IV. With a huge discount of $501.99, this 60MP camera has dropped in price to just $2,998! The IBIS infused a6600 can be yours for $1,198, the a7r III is only $2,298, and the Sony a9 has a discount of over $1,000! There are many more Sony cameras on sale too. If you have been thinking about jumping over to Sony or just need a second camera, these deals are for you! Head on past the break to see all the huge savings.Continue reading…
We’ve found a bunch of great deals for you on used cameras and lenses.
Let’s be honest here; you don’t need a brand new camera or a lens. And if you can get a refurbished, renewed, or used one at a discount, then you’ll do it to save some money, right? Well, we’re just like you, so when we saw that the Sony a7r IV can be had for under $3,000 we figured you’d love to know. You can also score the Sony a7 III for less than $1,700. And if you’re not a Sony fan, then that’s fine: we’ve found a bunch of other deals you’re most likely interested in. Head on past the jump and take a peak.Continue reading…
The new kid on the block, the Canon EOS R5, will aim to take on two of Sony’s titans, but does it have enough about it?
Finally, after months of speculation, the Canon EOS R5 has officially been announced. While Canon had let all of us know about some of the key features of their new Mirrorless flagship, there were still some unknowns, but now, we can see that Canon has been aiming to kill two competing cameras with one stone. With an all-new 45MP sensor, killer video features, and a price that sticks it right in-between the Sony a9 II and the a7r IV, the Canon EOS R5 is going to be one heck of a camera. Take a closer look at it after the break.Continue reading…
There are some great camera deals and big sales on photography accessories and camera bags.
June is starting off with a bang when it comes to camera deals and other photography-related sales. You can grab Canon’s M50 with a lens for $499, the Fujifilm X-T3 is a bargain at $1,199, and the Olympus E-M1 II (with perhaps the best IBIS on the market) has dropped to $1,099! Sony’s a7r IV has a steep discount too! Need accessories? Calibrate your monitor with the Datacolor SpyderX Pro for just $148.31, kick your image edits up a notch with the Wacom Intuos Pro tablet for only $239, or treat your camera to a UHS-II SD card for just $24.99! We’ve also found great deals on top camera bags too! Jump past the break to see all the camera deals and more.Continue reading…
We tested the raw files from the Sony a7r IV. Take a look at the results.
The Sony a7r IV ($3,498 usually) is a fantastic camera: no doubt about that. Our gripes with it weren’t about the image quality, and we’re proving that with our in-depth look at the RAW File versatility. The camera has a sensor with over 60MP: it’s the highest of any full-frame camera currently on the market. So we wanted to take a closer look at just how versatile the RAW files are. In summary, we still found that good exposures are needed, but this sensor is really pushing the limits of what’s capable with full-frame sensors.Continue reading…
The recent nomadic games and eagle hunting sport in Mongolia turned out to be a perfect opportunity for Michael Bonocore to test the Sony A7R IV.
If you just purchased the Sony A7R IV and are searching for the perfect opportunity to test it out, you might look for something as fascinating as the nomadic games and eagle hunting in Mongolia. Travel photographer Michael Bonocore did just that with DPReview, and his photos and footage should give you an idea on how Sony’s latest flagship, Full Frame mirrorless camera will fare in these energetic events.
The Sony A7R IV is the current pound for pound resolution king when it comes to Full Frame Mirrorless cameras.
Earlier this summer, Sony announced its latest high-resolution flagship Full Frame Mirrorless camera, the Sony A7R IV, which was met with an overwhelmingly positive reception. At the heart of the Sony A7R IV is its brand new, 61MP, backside-illuminated sensor. As of press time, this sensor is the highest resolution sensor available in a Full Frame camera. This takes the A7 series into medium format resolving territory. The Sony A7R IV also packs the company’s latest generation AF technologies under its hood, including Face and Eye AF for Humans and Animals, in addition to Real-time Tracking. The exterior of the A7R IV went under the knife as well, resulting in a slightly larger body that includes a deeper handgrip, better joystick, improved rear dial, a lockable Exposure Compensation dial, and upgraded buttons all around. The excellent Electronic View Finder from the A7R III was also replaced with a higher resolution EVF now capable of refreshing at up to 120 fps. Weather-sealing has been one of Sony’s pain points, but this also saw a major overhaul in the A7R IV. All of these improvements culminate in a camera designed clearly with the professional in mind.
The sensor in the Sony A7R IV has been through tough tests at DXOMARK, and it came through with flying colors.
If you’ve been thinking about buying the Sony A7R IV, but wanting to see the real-world reviews like the ones we do, as well as lab tests like the ones DXOMARK performs, then today is your lucky day. DXOMARK has announced that testing on the sensor found in Sony’s latest Megapixel monster is complete. Where does the Sony A7R IV land in their league table? Find out after the break. Continue reading…
The Sony a7R IV promised big results, but at a cost. These photographers prove it’s worth every penny.
When the Sony a7R IV was announced in the summer of 2019, Sony lovers waited with anticipation to get their hands on the latest flagship model. Packed with a 61MP full-frame sensor, 15 stops of dynamic range, and a ridiculously fast focusing system, the a7R IV certainly holds its place amongst the boys and girls. Eventually released this September (read our first impressions), Sony shooters have only had a couple of months to put the camera through its paces. But even in such a short amount of time, plenty of photographers have created quality images with Sony a7R IV. And because we’re so selfless and loving, instead of keeping all these great photographers to ourselves, we’re going to share the best of them with you.
Oddly enough, one of the biggest problems with the Sony a7r IV probably isn’t Sony’s fault.
The Sony a7r IV is targeted at the high-end photographer who needs more resolution, color depth, etc. This photographer will use it for professional applications and is bound to use off-camera lighting unless they’re shooting landscapes. To that end, one of the most significant issues with the Sony a7r IV has to do with light. At the recent Sony Kando trip, we confirmed a lot of the problems we had while previously working with the camera in NYC. If Sony wants to support the professional audience, then they’re going to have to work with lighting partners. And let’s be honest, their flashes suck.
If the Sony a7s III still exists, then it’s going to have a massive update over the previous models.
We’re wondering the same thing you are: where is the Sony a7s III? With the Sony a7r series of cameras undergoing two other refreshes, the a7s series hasn’t seen a single update in years. We know it’s coming, but we have no idea when. However, with the launch of the Sony a7r IV, and the company’s emphasis on Speed and AI amongst other things, we can get a better idea of what the Sony a7s III could be used for and who it’s targeted to.
If you’re going to ante up for the Sony a7r IV and you do a lot of studio shoots, you might want to consider using these incredible lenses.
The Sony a7r IV is going to be one powerful camera, and we’re sure many photographers will decide to splash the cash on the Full Frame Mirrorless beast once it hits stores later this year. If you’re a photographer who does a lot of studio shoots, and want to be able to get the best out of the 61 Megapixel sensor, you’re going to need lenses that can resolve a ton of detail. In this roundup, we take a look at 10 lenses perfect for studio shoots.
The sharpness of the Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD on the Sony a7r IV is very impressive.
Photographers looking for more affordable options to Sony’s current lineup of zoom lenses may want to consider the fast aperture Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD. This lens, along with the 28-75mm f2.8, are options for photographers who don’t want to break the bank or make the full jump into the G Master lineup of glass. During a recent Sony excursion, we took the Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD mounted on the Sony a7r IV around for some tests. The shoot with the model was done with our own lighting and we turned off the lights that Sony had set up.
Pair these E Mount lenses up with the new Sony a7r IV, and you’ll have the perfect kit to capture stunning images from your travels.
If you do a lot of traveling, you’ll know that the best way to travel with your camera is to pick just a lens or two to come along on your journey with you. Being able to travel light, but still being able to capture gorgeous images is the name of the game when it comes to travel photography. Fortunately, there are quite a few exceptional E Mount Lenses that would make great travel lenses, and they would be even better if you were to pair them with the 61 Megapixel Sony a7r IV Continue reading…
With the new Sony a7r IV, Sony is pushing the company’s ability to get higher resolution images at the APS-C level.
We know this could sound a little insane, but if you look at how the photography world is playing out, we could be seeing the end of APS-C very soon. As it is, there isn’t much of a reason to purchase an APS-C DSLR camera over a mirrorless camera. From Sony’s presentation, we were able to gather what Sony is touting at the APS-C level despite the Sony a7r IV being a full-frame mirrorless option. At the APS-C area, the Sony a7r IV has a lot of megapickles (spelled this way purposely); they could be trying to tell us something. To understand it a bit more, we talked to Sony’s Mark Weir.
The new Sony a7r IV, when paired with any of these lenses, will become a landscape photography beast.
Landscape photography is such an amazing genre of photography. You get to be outside in nature, you can get some great exercise, and you get to see some stunning scenes where the light takes your breath away. As cameras have become more powerful, and as lenses have improved optically, it’s easier than ever to capture that stunning light as it hits the landscape in front of you. The new Sony a7r IV has a huge 61 Megapixel sensor and insane levels of dynamic range. It could quickly become one of the best cameras for landscape photography, especially if paired with any of the six lenses listed in this roundup. Continue reading…
These portrait lenses will really put all 61 Megapixels of the Sony a7r IV to use.
The new Sony a7r IV is a Full-Frame powerhouse that packs a whopping 61 Megapixels into a small body. The potential of this camera will give portrait photographers the ability to capture stunning images when paired with portrait lenses capable of resolving crazy amounts of detail. Fortunately, the Sony E Mount platform has a plethora of lenses that will blow your mind. After the break, we will take a quick a look at portrait lenses you will definitely want to use with the new Sony a7r IV. Continue reading…