« on: May 03, 2014, 07:36:39 PM »
To answer someone else's point - maybe pixel-peeping could be a vanity exercise, but when I'm impressed technically by what I see when pixel-peeping I'm impressed not by me but by whoever made the equipment in question.
Don't take it personally, we are all vain in some way or the other, and often subconsciously. And we are as often vain about what we own than about what we have accomplished.
In any case, that didn't answer my point- I was hoping you can share some comparison between the IQ of A7r vs whichever Canon dSLR you use. Not that I am doubting you, I am just curious. I have heard very good things about the A7r and just recently almost coerced a friend into buying it (he is a Sony person- I did try forcing 6D down his throat first, unsuccessfully).
[What? Bonafide is not in the dictionary? ]
Well, I'm very fond of my 6D (not sure I'm vain about it, though; I mean, how could one be with all the 1DX owners around here...) and don't feel inclined to part with it (and as you or someone else said, I rather doubt I would ever regard the Sony as more than an adjunct fancy toy, at least for now). I probably will post some photos I've taken with my A7r (there's a thread elsewhere where others have occasionally done so) with a Canon lens or two attached, but so far, at least, I've not done any direct comparisons of the sort that a camera tester/reviewer would do; the closest I've come is to walk around Longwood Gardens with 5DIII + 100L and repeat the process with Sony A7r + 100L relying solely on focus peaking (as an experiment), at times trying to reproduce a photo I took earlier; but of course that doesn't count if you want a direct comparison because I wasn't in exactly the same place, the light had changed, etc. If you don't care about direct comparisons, however....
(I'll also repeat what I've said before, that I would really prefer it if Canon came out with something similar, but with better ergonomics - which wouldn't be surprising - and IBIS - which would. I certainly don't feel any special fondness for Sony (though if Canon does come through I would seek out an adapter for the Sony/Zeiss 55mm 1.8...).