shot raw with the Sony A7rII and the Sony FE 90mm macro wide open. This is one of the most versatile/tele/macro/portrait lenses I have ever used. The Sony 90mm is the only macro lens that comes close to the Micro Nikkor G 105mm/f2.8. This is subjective of course, I prefer Sony’s FOV of the 90mm, esp on the 42mp sensor, where it nicely doubles as a 135mm in crop mode. AFS is incredibly fast and virtually silent (great for video) AFC ins’t too shabby either and I love the way this lens handles, the manual focus push/pull option is and a nice touch. I quickly tested my copy in the store it is almost as sharp as my Sonnar 55mm 1.8 wide open.
Since I can’t find the time to write a full A7rII review,
here is a quick update. Although I love the camera and files it produces, fast and acurate af with primes wide open, 4k and slomo video,
there are four seriously annoying gotcha’s.
1) the inability to review shots while the camera is writing to the card
2) no option to shoot small raw, around 20mp, in full frame mode.
3) no custom button assignment option to switch between APSC and FF mode.
4) Single shot only in silent mode. I am pretty sure this has been intentionally crippled since it is possible to bracket up to 9 frames without problems in silent mode.
Should I switch systems is the main question I am getting from fellow professionals these days, most of them shooting Canon and Nikon:
So here is my answer:
If you don’t need video and mainly shoot with Zoom lenses, like the 70-200mm, 24-70, 24-105mm, 24-120mm, 16-35mm and speed is important because you need to nail the shot, wait and
stick with your DSLR a little longer.
If you mainly shoot primes wide open, switch, this is the best camera for nailing shallow depth of field shots.
If you shoot video and stills in controlled shooting situations, switch.
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