Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Off Brand: Sony Announces the A7 & A7R Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras« on: October 16, 2013, 10:34:30 AM »
For us landscape photographers the wait for a high megapixel body with state-of-the-art dynamic range to be used with lenses like the TS-E 24 II has been tough. But now it's possible at last, with a Sony!
That's exactly what I've been thinking, and the lighter body will help a bit on my long hikes. Not too many people seem to be thinking about this camera this way, but I think that's because there don't seem to be too many people here who's primary interest is landscape. I've rented the D800 and loved the sensor performance at low iso, but didn't like much of the rest of it...weight, size, UI, zooming in to manual focus was blurry, etc. This basically eliminates a lot of the those issues.
I'll wait to see how it performs before buying one, and if I do I won't be selling all my Canon gear. I've read the sensor was optimized for the shorter flange distance for native lenses, being mirrorless. I'm wondering if that has any negative effect when you put an adapter and other glass on it. I've also heard conflicting info about any kind of remote shutter capability, which is almost essential for how I shoot.
I'm also curious about the
Playmemories App" app capabilities, which I just read about. It apepars to be a store for apps to download to the camera. Could lead to interesting possibilities, such as on-board time lapse.