Michael Reichmann, founder of blog favorite Luminous Landscape and one of the earliest champions of the Canon 5D says, “Prediction: here we are in August, I don’t know what other manufacturers are going to do, but the Sony a7R II [B&H | Amazon] will be camera of the year on virtually every web site and magazine. It is that good.”
And while I’ve never heard him speak like this before, it is massively entertaining to watch him on video say “Finally, Sony’s user interface… is comparable to what everyone else is doing. For a while Sony’s user interface sucked. It no longer sucks.”
But here’s the thing that really gets me going:
“ISO 100,000 is better [on the a7r II] than ISO 400 was 10 years ago.”
Oh yeah, and this:
“I saw it for myself: the a7R II and the Metabones adapter autofocuses Canon lenses faster and more accurately than Canon 5 series cameras.” [bctt tweet=”Sony A7r II focuses Canon lenses faster, better than Canon's own 5D Mark III?”]
You may not be old enough to remember that before there was Microsoft Excel, there was Lotus 123 and before that there was Visicalc. Lotus 123 decimated Visicalc because they made it easy to port Visicalc spreadsheets over. Microsoft then turned around and did the exact same thing to Lotus, and – POOF – no more Lotus.
Have fun watching guys at least as old as me practically giggling like little boys about how good the a7R II is, even as they’re clear it’s not perfect.
SONY A7R II
Luminous Landscape's Publisher Kevin Raber & Founder Michael Reichmann take a look at the new SONY A7R ll. Sony's latest Alpha camera is a winner!
Source: Mark Galer
(cover photo credit: snap from Mark Galer site)
And always with the ambition of authenticity, humanity and wit.
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