Sony It's here, Sony a7R II

lucien

Hall of Famer
I don't know about The Simpsons, I haven't watched them since I was a kid. But Rick and Morty are quite funny and it is quite raunchy too though, more fart jokes than a beans afterparty, more ass jokes than a 9-year-old's standup intro, and more swearing than the most racist granny you can imagine. But I love it for the Sci-Fi, absurdity, hypocrisy and the fact that it doesn't take itself seriously at all ... it's an Adult Swim TV Show afterall.

(In case I made you curious)
I'm too old for that but thanks for the invite
 

drd1135

Zen Snapshooter
Location
Virginia
Name
Steve
Very very first impressions:
*Build quality: I like it, feels very nice.
*Ergonomics: my pinky is hanging off the grip so I need an L-Bracket to have more to hold on. I'm not the biggest fan of the middle AF/MF-AEL button or C3 they are not very comfy for AF-On usage.
*EVF: Not as big as the Pany G9, with my glasses I can't see the edges all that well.
*Battery: DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN they are tiny ... I mean, GOD DAMN, I'm surprised it could ever hold 290 pictures. I'm hoping because they are so small they will charge quick-er(ish) and I absolutely need a dual charger.
Congrats. That sensor is amazing. They do have generic versions of the base plate that bulges down on the grip side. The camera won’t sit flat but the plate works well otherwise.
 
Looking at those latest images, the Petri 135 seems to have a very distinct color rendition, to the level of being really a flaw, methinks. But that's a flaw that, say, a portrait photographer might use to his/her advantage.
 

L0n3Gr3yW0lf

Regular
Location
Somerset, UK
Name
Ovi
A few more samples from testing "new" lenses:
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First image made with Carl Zeiss Jena 70-200mm f 2.8-4 MC Macro JenaZoom II in Praktica B mount.

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I was sceptical about this lens because online all I've seen is people saying it's a cheap Japanese clone of a good German lens with the name licensed.

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In the viewfinder, I was seeing quite a bit of purple and green fringing.

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But after editing I am noticing that most of it are very easily correctable with less cost on image quality.

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And I am surprised how decent the sharpness is even wide open, at least in the centre.

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And on the telephoto end as well.

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Though getting focus right is not easy because the focus ring feels a bit skippy when you stop focusing.

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The lens can have a bit of highlight bloom on bright subjects.

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But I am loving the bokeh of the lens, very lovely at 200mm even for an f 4 lens.

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At 70mm it does have a stronger character to it, with a swirl effect at the edges and quite a few cats eye effects on the bokeh balls.

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I am finding this lens a lot more interesting and pretty than the previous Super Travenar 200mm f 3.5 in M42 mount.

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The minimum focus distance at 70mm is not super impressive as it needs to stop down to f 4 to get clear image quality.

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At 200mm for macro is a bit more impressive but it still needs stopping down to get the image quality to work.

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200mm at f 4 has quite a bit of bloom and purple fringing.

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200mm at f 5.6 has significantly less blooming and purple fringing.

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200mm at f 8 is just as good as it could get.
 

Lawrence A.

Hall of Famer
Location
New Mexico
Name
Larry
Just arrived and despite my antidepressants and anti anxiety medication I am starting to get excited.
Right now it is my only camera I have and will probably have for the news few years. Bought it off MPB used and 5 extra batteries as they are only 20 £ each (on average) and even at half life they would give me about 150 pictures per battery.
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Hope you enjoy yours as much as I enjoy mine, bought this past January. It's old in a modern new model every year world, but so am I, so it's a match, and I'm having quite a bit of fun with it. Have fun and good luck!
 
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