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| p.4 #8 · Review: Sony A7R teams up with Canon glass |
Scott Stoness wrote:
But before anyone buy the a7r they should know:
1) You cannot use a wide angle (<35mm) rangefinder lens without creating lots of post processing work. There is no canon e mount native wa.The angle of the light coming in creates purple shift on edges and lots of vigneting.
2) The battery performance and camera sleeping performance means you will have to bring a bucket of batteries in cold weather and likely means that it is not a great tool for hiking. I used up 4 batteries in an hour using liveview at -20.
3) You cannot zoom and autofocus in liveview...Show more →
Rather a lot of exaggeration here.
Point 1: So what, buy non rangefinder lenses. My OM 21mm is tiny and just as manual focus.
Point 2: -20 degrees is far from a normal shooting enviroment and therefore can be discounted for 99% of people.
Point 3: It's always in LV so how can you not AF when in Live View? I don't have AF lenses with my A7r but although focus during magnification was incredible on my 5D3, I understand you can't do it on a Nikon either.
Point 4: Sorry but that's really exaggerated. As per Fred's report, it's both shutter and focal length dependant. Let's keep it in persepective.
Point 5: It's too easy to cancel magnification, honestly the fact you have to breathe on the shutter release to cancel magnification is far from being a problem. Much better than it self cancelling. The magnification uses no more battery than LV in general unless you can prove otherwise even if you are unable for some reason to tap any of the buttons which cancel it.
Point 6: Go to Manual mode. Set your shutter and aperture. Let Auto ISO do the rest and you have exposure compensation right there on the dial. Yes being able to set a minimum shutter speed in Av mode would be nice but as Manual mode is so useful, it's really not a problem that's worth the bother.
Point 7: This one is really funny and reveals rather a chip on the shoulder of the poster. My battery charger cost $7 on ebay, works perfectly. Remote shutter release was $4, works perfectly. You have to buy lenses for any camera, that's a stupid minus. The RRS L plate is $175. Really that list and the exaggerated prices lower the posters credibility to zero.
Point 8: Only, only if you're using Canon AF lenses. That's dinging the camera for not working with a very tiny sub set of what it can work with. Even then it's still far better IQ.
Point 9: Batteries are tiny and cheap. Yawn. I saw a picture of how you could fit 4 of them in a playing card case.
Point 10: And your choice of camera which does not need that for you is what exactly? Do me a favour.
Point 11: Who the heck uses the manufacturers supplied software? Canon, Nikon, etc. They all suck.
There are plenty good reasons to talk about problems with the camera, I could list you plenty. The above reasons though have little credibility.