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Hands On with the a7II from Steve Huff

Hands On with 5-axis Stabilized Sony A76 II

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Canon 6D vs NEX-7 with Speedbooster

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Canon 6D vs Sony NEX-7 with Metabones Speedbooster
Tarocoo wanted to see what the NEX-7 with the Canon EF to E-mount Speedbooster can do against his full frame Canon 6D. He had access to a multitude of manual focus lenses which can be used on both E-mount and EF mount (EOS). The Speedbooster's final EFOV on the NEX APS-C sensor is about 1.1x the focal lenght - so the EFOV is close to the Canon 6D with the full frame sensor. The lenses used are:

Sigma 24mm f/2.8Sigma 28mm f/2.8Olympus 35mm f/2.0Sigma 50mm f/1.4
The images will show the whole scene at wide open to an aperture of f/11. It will be followed by center and corner crops at same aperture range. Here we go...

Canon 6D vs NEX-7 Speedbooster Sigma 24mm f/2.8










Canon 6D vs NEX-7 Speedbooster Sigma 28mm f/2.8









Canon 6D vs NEX-7 Speedbooster Olympus 35mm f/2.0












Canon 6D vs NEX-7 Speedbooster Pentax 50mm f/1.4

Download Sony A7r Help Guide

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Sony A7 A7r Help Guide
Here is a more extensive manual for your Sony A7 camera. The download is a zip archive and it contains html files. Click on the index.html and the A7 help guide comes to life via your web browser. It is indexed and searchable. We extracted some interesting pages on the images below including dial wheel lock, eye focus, and 4K Television display settings.

Sony A7 Dial Wheel Lock Settings
Sony A7 Eye Focus Settings
4K Television Setting
Download the Sony Help Guide for your new Sony A7 or A7r camera here via dropbox.

Download the A7 user manual here if you haven't already.



Sony A7r vs 50mm Lenses by geesbert

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The 50mm Lens Candidates
geesbert puts the new Sony A7r up against a multitude of 50mm lenses. The list of thirteen (13) 50mm lenses used on the Sony A7r is as follows:
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2Canon 45mm f/2.8 Tilt/ShiftLeica 50mm f/2.8 Elmar MLeica 50mm f/3.5 Elmar ScrewmountLeica 50mm f/2 Summicron MLeica 50mm f/1.4 Summilux MOlympus OM 28-48mm f/4Olympus OM 50mm f/1.4Olympus OM 50mm f/2 MacroPentax SMC-A 50mm f/1.4Minolta Rokkor 58mm f/1.2Minolta 40mm f/2 Rokkor-MSony 50mm f/1.8 E-mount
geesbert has a great setup which shows the lens being tested. He took shots from wide open up to f/5.6 aperture.

Sony Alpha 7r vs 50mm Lenses
Thanks geesbert!



Sony A7 Hybrid vs Contrast Detect Autofocus

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Sony A7 Hybrid Autofocus
It may not be obvious to us but the hybrid autofocus, phase + contrast detection, of the Sony A7 is faster than the contrast detect only focus. The A7r does not have hybrid autofocus, more from this previous post.

Sony A7 Contrast Detect Only Autofocus
Sony A7 with a Zeiss Vario-Tessar 24-70mm OSS Autofocus Lens

Sony A7r Eye AF in Action

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Sony A7r Eye AF in Action
Here's a new feature included in the Sony A7 cameras. It's called Eye AF and it helps one capture that perfect focus for portraits with the camera locked onto the eye of the subject. We can't wait to test this out ourselves. Will it work with manual focus cameras?

Another Sony A7 and A7r Eye AF Test



Sony A7r Jpeg Samples from Gustav

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Jpeg from Sony A7r, 100% Crop
Gustav had a chance to play with the Sony A7r, 35mm Sonnar, and the LA-EA4 lens adapter. He posted some samples which are straight out of the camera's jpeg engine with +1 contrast and +1 sharpness via the camera menu.

From Gustav:
i have dicided to keep the camera , and not give it back to sony i`m not theoretical technical , but this camera feels superb ,build is very good , i like the sound of the shutter (its not softly)the menu is also easy , and almost the same as alpha-menu

Samples by Gustav on Dyxum using the Sony A7r and the Zeiss 35mm Sonnar lens, LA-EA4 lens adapter, and the new Sony 70-200mm SSM G lens.

Dowload Sony Alpha A7 A7r Product Guide

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Sony Alpha 7 and 7r Product Guide
Here's a nice brochure from Sony about the new A7 and A7r. It provides a lot of information on the technology used for the camera, the new lenses, and the compatible accessories. Download the Sony Alpha A7 and A7r via DropBox.


How Big is the Sony A7r?

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Sony A7 vs NEX-6 Size Comparison
Or should we say, how small are the new full frame mirrorless cameras from Sony?

Sony A99 vs A7 Size Comparison
Sony A7 Kit with 28-70mm lens




Sony A7R with Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 Sonnar


Sony A7r Shutter Sound

Sony Alpha 7r Continuous Shooting Shutter Sound
What the Sony A7r sounds like at 4 frames per second.

Sony NEX E-mount Lens Roadmap 2013-2015

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Sony NEX Lens Roadmap for 2013 and Beyond
Along with the introduction of the new full frame e-mount cameras, A7 and A7r, Sony updated the lens roadmap for 2013 and beyond. There are at least 15 full frame e-mount lenses coming by 2015. The first five lenses announced are
Sont FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS SEL2870Kit Lens for the Sony A7 BundleEFOV of 42-105mm on NEX APS-C cameras
Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 FE Sonnar ZA SEL35F28Z $798EFOV of 52mm on NEX APS-C camerasCarl Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 FE Sonnar ZA SEL55F18Z $998EFOV of 82mm on NEX APS-C camerasCarl Zeiss 24-70mm f/4 FE Vario-Tessar ZA OSS SEL2470FZ $1198EFOV of 36-105mm on NEX APS-C cameras. As a NEX-7 user this is the most appealing one.Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS SEL70200GEFOV of 105-300mm on NEX APS-C camerasThe first four will be available this year, they are pictured below. The Sony G zoom will be the 1st of six for 2014 and at least five more lenses will be released in 2015. These lenses are compatible with all E-mount cameras include…