Mike Kobal

December 15, 2014

Quick look at the Sony A7II, how does it compare and integrate with current A7 models


A quick video comparing the A7II with the A7s and A7r. A few things I should add:
You will need a fast 64 GB SDXC card to record in XAVC S codec, SDHC cards will only allow AVCHD.
I am using the PNY 64 GB SXHD, currently the best deal, I have been using these cards for a few month on the A7s without issues.

Relocated shutter button: makes perfect sense on the new grip, not a significant upgrade, since I don’t have a problem with the shutter location on current models.

AF speed: I don’t have the A7 any longer to do a side by side comparison, feels very snappy in good light, you even get the little dancing squares from the A6000 (only in wide af mode).

Sensor: same as in A7, I don’t mind the AA filter since it is very weak, however, this sensor without an AA filter would have been a nice upgrade.

Port access: I am not a fan of the new rubberized port covers on the A7II, the orig design was and is much better.

Who should get the A7II: anyone who misses image stabilization on their lenses.

Who shouldn’t get the A7II: A7s shooters, who don’t need the additional resolution. AF speed is about the same in bright light, in low light the A7s focuses faster and the insane high ISO easily makes up for the lack of IBIS.

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November 30, 2014

Model of the day: Irina

Irina5_5060 copy_color600

Another street style shot, this time with amazing Irina posing like it’s summer
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November 26, 2014

Preorder the new Sony A7 II now! starts shipping Dec 9th!

isoa7m2Available for preorder at Adorama and BH!

Filed under: Gear Reviews — mike.kobal @ 12:36 pm

November 18, 2014

Zeiss FE 16 35mm F4 OSS in stock and shipping!

I have to share this with you guys, BH has the Zeiss 16 35mm in stock and shipping!

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November 12, 2014

Zeiss 85mm f1.4 ZA, LA EA4 and the Sony A7s


Beautiful Andreia, late afternoon with the Sony A7s, the LA EA4 and
the Zeiss 85mm f1.4 ZA at 1.4.

As you know I love my mf Nikkor E series 100mm and the the Takumar 135mm f2.5 vers II. Great lenses, however, on those 1400 clicks/day shoots, manual focus just doesn’t cut it.
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