Excerpt: I am just conquering the range of options on this camera. My only disappointment so far is that it is less ergonomic than other cameras I have used. And it makes a relatively loud noise when you press the button to take the picture.
Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD, Tilt /Swivel LCD
Excerpt: I fell in love with the a7R right out of the box -- well almost. The first thing I discovered was that even with the a-mount to e-mount adapter, auto focus didn't work with my trusty 24-70 f2.8 lens. On the other hand, I quickly discovered that manual focus is easy, and the magnification is a terrific aid. No more peaking, though that's still an option. Ordered the e-mount 24-70 f4 and found that auto focus works fine with a native lens.
Summary: Full frame 36 megapixel mirrorless is a good idea, just not ready for prime time. Very loud clunky shutter, minimum shutter speed without camera shake would be 160th or 200th second. Continuous mode is out of the question. A good lens is better than more megapixels, I returned the camera.
Excerpt: Using the Sony A7R with the FE F1.8 55mm lens makes it fairly light, as compared to an SLR, which is ideal for a smaller camera. I have noticed when holding the camera, that due to the size, the little finger of my right hand has no room on the grip. In fact it sort of supports the camera underneath. I usually use a camera case with the camera which makes the grip thicker and therefore easier to hold.
Excerpt: This little thing along with the FE 55mm is just about the most powerful combination you can get, let alone for that price! I never travel with a DSLR anymore, my professional travel kit consists of A7R and A7S along with native glass.The camera is rivalled by Nikon D810's robustness and focus speed. The two cameras are widely believed to have the same sensor.
Excellent images with this advanced full frame sensor.
Janis Knight "Home Planet Images", Amazon
13 October 2014
Summary: The dials make aperture and shutter speed easy to change while the camera is held to the eye. It's a little pricey, for sure, and it doesn't look as impressive as a big DSLR (clients might wonder why you don't have a "good" camera), but the light weight is its greatest feature. The grip is secure. I do wish Sony offered a good 28-200 mm full frame lens for this camera.
Summary: Great for landscape, portrait. incredibly sharp and great on high ISO. works great with my old lenses (sony alphas, old nikons, old canons, voightlanders, other) I recommend de sony 55mm f1.8 FE ZA it's great and really sharp gray color this camera is not the best for sports of fast moving objects. hope they make one that does, I will buy it as a second camera for trips or work.
Excerpt: Tonight I just got my new Voigtlander lens in and had the remaining days sun to play around. With this lens, I purchased the $300 close focus adapter and tested it out. From what I can tell right now, this lens works great with the camera. I read a lot of compaints about the weight and size of this lens, for me it was not an issue. I have not looked up all of the numbers but I can say it is about the size of the SEL5518Z, and the weight of the SEL2470Z.
Excerpt: I have both Canon and Nikon systems. I bought a Sony NEX-6 after being frustrated with point and shoot cameras. I loved it so much I upgraded to the A7r for pro work. I have architecture clients where I often have to work in harsh lighting. The built in HDR and DR are really exellent for being able to get a ballpark HDR style image created in camera where a lot of different shots are required.
Summary: Got this as a present for my wife. She has been willing to prepare breakfast ever since. The quality of the images are astounding. It's not easy to learn all the functions, specially if you are a Canon user, but once you get the principles of it, the investment is really worth it. Plus, my wife has small hands, and this camera fits perfectly in them and she doesn't get tired during long photographic sessions.