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Thank you Michael.
I sense your slight disappointment with Sony A7 camera, but at this point in time it may be too early to rush into conclusions. See, I have the camera for close to a week and the first day I almost had with it. File transfer issue convoluted camera menu and not enough clear info in badly written manual, general feel and balance with currently own lenses, etc. However, that was on the first day and by know I can easily point out that we had our current cameras for years and were able to use each feature, buttons, fell layout without paying attention to it. We simply got a feel for it over the years or even months. Now the new kid on the block forces us to change all that. I am sure most of us go through similar re-adjustment each time we get new cell phone, car or whatever.
Back to A7/R specifics; no, it's not built like pro DSLRs, but it's very well built, just in a small package. There are size, layout, buttons placement, shutter sound, and other dissatisfactions but no camera ever was claimed perfect. I say, give it a week or two, get a feel for it till you start using (customized to your liking) all needed/programmed functions, compare output quality with your current cameras, colour, noise (if any) and see what you think after a while.
Personally, 80% I do shoot, just like Rich, on tripod. I find A7R EVF much easier to use that LV. On DSLR I used to compose in OVF and if needed, used magnified focus in LV. Not with A7R! I simply compose in EVF, scroll focus point then zoom and presto! Much faster and I don't have to pull my reading glasses to focus in LV. Total game changes, particularly with fast lenses.
Lastly, balance and feel with adapted R lenses. Well, everyone wanted a small FF mirrorless camera. Now what; tool small? We knew it will happen. Not everyone planned to use tinny RF glass, so some lenses will initially feel oddly balanced. I guess not many NEX users will complain about it; mostly DSLR shooters. Look at the bright side; we can finally use Minolta Rokkor 58/1.2 with no modifications and no mirror clearance issues. Heck, there are plenty Nikkor pre-AI, Schneider Kreuznach and other exotic lenses that can be easily used now on FF. Days of mirrors shaving, lenses modification and other 'surgeries' are gone.
Pardon my rant; I hope in no time we will get accustomed to and start loving this long awaited marvel and hopefully Sony already started working on firmware edits based on users input.