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Re: A7rV for BIF? More recent af vs stacked sensors


I shot the A1 alongside the A7RIV for awhile and finally sold my R4 for a second A1. The no-blackout shooting and total silent shooting of the A1 just made the R4 feel like old technology. The R4 was simply not enjoyable to shoot for action and BIF. Also, shooting total electronic shutter when out in public has allowed me to take shots I could never get with a noisy mechanical shutter. As an example, I can now take silent shots at my grand-daughter's dance recital and not have folks turning around to give me dirty looks.

I have read/viewed just about every R5 review (and comparison to A1) out there and do not feel compelled to switch one of my A1ís to an R5. Once you shoot a stacked sensor camera, it is tough to go back.

For all practical purposes, noise characteristics are seemingly similar, and focus stacking electronic accessories are cheap and easy to use. While the new R5 focusing technology would be nice to have, I rarely ever experience out of focus shots with the A1; although, if I was a wedding photographer, I would likely appreciate the R5 with its expanded subject recognition. The seven stops of IBIS and improved, flexible LCD would also be nice to have.

At the end of the day it is all about personal proclivities, priorities and choices. Biased, anecdotal dribble from folks like me may not be of much help to you.



Jan 22, 2023 at 09:00 AM
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Re: A7rV for BIF? More recent af vs stacked sensors


I shot the A1 alongside the A7RIV for awhile and finally sold my R4 for a second A1. The no-blackout shooting and total silent shooting of the A1 just made the R4 feel like old technology. The R4 was simply not enjoyable to shoot for action and BIF. Also, shooting total electronic shutter when out in public has allowed me to take shots I could never get with a noisy mechanical shutter. As an example, I can take silent shots at my grand-daughter's dance recital and not have folks turning around to give me dirty looks.

I have read/viewed just about every R5 review (and comparison to A1) out there and do not feel compelled to switch one of my A1ís to an R5. Once you shoot a stacked sensor camera, it is tough to go back.

For all practical purposes, noise characteristics are seemingly similar, and focus stacking electronic accessories are cheap and easy to use. While the new R5 focusing technology would be nice to have, I rarely ever experience out of focus shots with the A1; although, if I was a wedding photographer, I would likely appreciate the R5 with its expanded subject recognition. The seven stops of IBIS and improved, flexible LCD would also be nice to have.

At the end of the day it is all about personal proclivities, priorities and choices. Biased, anecdotal dribble from folks like me may not be of much help to you.



Jan 22, 2023 at 08:57 AM
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Re: A7rV for BIF? More recent af vs stacked sensors


I shot the A1 alongside the A7RIV for awhile and finally sold my R4 for a second A1. The no-blackout shooting and total silent shooting of the A1 just made the R4 feel like old technology. The R4 was simply not enjoyable to shoot for action and BIF. Also, shooting total electronic shutter when out in public has allowed me to take shots I could never get with a noisy mechanical shutter.

I have read/viewed just about every R5 review (and comparison to A1) out there and do not feel compelled to switch one of my A1ís to an R5. Once you shoot a stacked sensor camera, it is tough to go back.

For all practical purposes, noise characteristics are seemingly similar, and focus stacking electronic accessories are cheap and easy to use. While the new R5 focusing technology would be nice to have, I rarely ever experience out of focus shots with the A1; although, if I was a wedding photographer, I would likely appreciate the R5 with its expanded subject recognition. The seven stops of IBIS and improved, flexible LCD would also be nice to have.

At the end of the day it is all about personal proclivities, priorities and choices. Biased, anecdotal dribble from folks like me may not be of much help to you.



Jan 22, 2023 at 05:53 AM





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