As I've indicated many times the image quality produced by the A7r in particular and the 55mm f/1.8 is spectacular. But that's one lens and I need more than that. The 28-70mm is OK, but pretty mediocre when compared with either the m4/3 or Fuji X systems. From what I read both the 35mm f/2.8 and Zeiss 24-70mm are flawed and the 70-200mm is again big heavy and expensive. Wide-angle m-mount lenses have severe problems, so that leaves a-mount lenses with adapters or manually focused (D)SLR lenses again with adapters. And despite the lightness of the body I've often ended up with a combination that is really no different in feel, size or weight to a DSLR system.
Like many, I've been seduced by the 36MP A7r and I have no hesitation in saying again that it's a great sensor. But the body it resides in is far from great. That ridiculously noisy shutter, decent but hardly jaw dropping AF and an AVCHD codec for video are things that need changing....................
So, that's what I was in the process of writing and was about to publish when I'd finished it, until I got an email notifying me that someone I respect had written this.
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