Very impressed by Sony A7 II

Discussion in 'Mirrorless Cameras' started by The_Traveler, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. The_Traveler

    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    The ergonomics work great for me, focus is fast enough for street shooting.
    and I think I will go with the Zeiss 24-70 f4 for my basic lens.
    Most important for me, it fits my hands better and there are two rear thumb wheels for adjusting EC and A.
    Images look great.
    Just need to look at it again to answer some questions and I'll probably push the button.


     
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    Heard nothing but good things about it. Except the weight. Do you notice it?
     
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    I guess I should qualify that........... I think it's about 1/2 pound heavier than its predecessor.
     
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    Didn't notice that it seemed heavy.
    I tried some shots with it and the 24-70 and it was very maneuverable.

    (Additionally I am an incredibly muscular beast. :icon_bounce:)
     
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    Every forum and website I visit, Sony always shows up as the newest and most advanced available.
     
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    I think this is what some in this Forum would call "The Dark Side".
     
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    My friend sent me a couple of full frame tiffs and the quality of the image was glorious.
    He is taking that and a regular A7 (as backup) to Laos in February with me.
     
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    Yes let the darkness ravage your mind with mind boggling image quality
     
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    bingo.

    i screwed up buying my 7100 in a way, i looked at my purpose for the camera without contemplating how it felt in my hands and how much i actually LIKED it. It was like buying a practical necessity not a WANT.
    Not to say i regret the purchase, but for now on i am buying what I LIKE that feels good and RIGHT to me not off just specs and use.

    photography is a personal thing and having a camera that doesn't "fit " right really kills that. If this camera FITS you , then hell yeah go for it as the right fit will only improve your experience AND effect your photos and creativity.
     
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    I'm very impressed with the original A7, the new one does not give me anything extra I need
     
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    Yes, Sony sometimes prefer style to function, but this camera is surprisingly good ergonomically. I felt great in my hands.
     
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    I don't think the shape is any different to the original maybe bigger for the IS ?
     

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