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Jack, Rich, great images from A7r. Especially feel happy for Rich since you finally find your Leica R glass a new home, hope this new mother treat them well
Got the A7R tonight. with adapter, it is not balance well on most R lens
The best one so far, I'd say 21-35mm and 50cron. But even 50cron, I prefer it is on SLR. it looks abnormal large. 21-35 feel very good compare all the zoom I have seen on any body.
But focus with fast glass is a joy with EVF if you don't care delay and black out...Show more →
Thank you. I am enjoying my new A7r. But, I do shoot probably over more than 90% of my work on a tripod so for me many of your objections do not really apply.
I will say however, firstly, I think most or all of us are going to have to become much better acquainted, more familiar and more comfortable with the controls and the cameras themselves.
As to the balance of the camera with the R lenses, well we know many of them are heavy and they will make things somewhat front heavy particularly for such a small and light camera. But, I will say, that the camera balances and handles with my R lenses better than my M4/3 Lumix G1 and at least equal to my Fujifilm X-E1 with the RRS L bracket and grip. If you do find the camera too small and light though, it might make sense to consider the Sony Vertical Grip, that may also help a bit more with the balance with the heavier R lenses. Also, I will say that I do not think that the M240 would handle even as well as the A7 cameras with the R lenses when you have to add the optional EVF at least until you add the additional Grip to the camera (and quite possibly equal to the M240 with the grip).
Also, some of your observations concerning the camera come from the fact that the A7 and A7r are Mirrorless and use an EVF instead of an optical viewfinder. EVFs have improved substantially over the years and this is the best that I have for any of my cameras. But, Mirrorless cameras still are not as fast for operating operations as cameras with an optical viewfinder. But, as I have indicated, I believe that with practice and more experience with the cameras our success rate and our speed of operation will improve. Obviously these cameras will not work or operate as quickly as an M camera designed for fast focus with someone experienced and adept at using a RF. But, with practice they may approach the speed at least for some of us when compared with an DSLR.
As to your comments regarding the build and handling your A7r only cost about $2300 while and M240 costs $7000. So for having a close to SOA EVF finder, very good build quality, excellent and very current electronics, I think that we should all be extremely pleased with the new camera.