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Yes, clearly we all have different reactions to various cameras.
Both before and after we own them
The A7 and M9 are complementary for me, but I prefer M9 now in every way up to 90mm. Way easier to shoot and all results are superior from M9: for the way I work, and for my taste.
The M9 build is way tougher too. But I would not have an M9 at all except for my frustrations with the A7. I'd always thought the footprint was too big for me, but it's the same or usually smaller than A7.
All that said there are many gorgeous shots being made with A7x and all sorts of glass.
@nico, TY so much for kinds words. Love that least set of yours I shoot everything dng, umcompressed.
@jojo last is my fav
That brings up another A7 issue, as Edward mentioned, the raws are way behind the Leica M9 raws. The M9 files are much bigger, so obviously the Sony raws are compressed: I find them super touchy in LR, very easily creating noise with levels changes. The M9 raws can take huge changes with little collateral noise.
For glass, "my precious" is still the Leica 28 Summicron, which I bought as a normal for the Nex-5, now use on the M9:
L1021277 by unoh7, 28 cron f/5.6
No other lens I own comes close to the complexity and versatility of this lens. Incredible WO on the M9, it's better than the zm35/2 at f/11! It's the lens which most often drops my jaw at the first sight of a file, in unexpected ways. Now, it can also shoot some flat stuff when you think you had more. It's shot to shot sharpness is very good, but once in awhile you have the prefect light, and a file will come which is crazy sharp. It can make some beautiful colors. You can isolate a subject, make bokeh, or stop down to make huge DOF. I'm a long way from getting it fully under control, but that keeps things interesting