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Re: Sony A7 photo sample - share Sony A7 series photos here
« Reply #45 on: December 09, 2013, 05:43:01 AM »
Few more, straight out of the Sony a7 camera, with the 28-70 kit lens ... (these images are nothing worth talking about, but it might give you some idea of what to expect from this camera to any of you who are interested ... the weather here sucks right now with a small dust storm, so only few lame indoor pics from stuff in my office ... I'm hoping to put the Sony a7 to good use during my vacation next week).
I would not recommend this camera (especially with the kit lens), unless you have a specific limited need like I do.
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Re: Sony A7 photo sample - share Sony A7 series photos here
« Reply #45 on: December 09, 2013, 05:43:01 AM »

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Re: Sony A7 photo sample - share Sony A7 series photos here
« Reply #46 on: December 09, 2013, 05:53:07 AM »
The below both images are the same ... first one is straight out of the camera and the second one is after pulling the shadows to +85, Whites to +49 & Blacks to +90 in Lightroom 5.2 (no other changes to the image).
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Re: Sony A7 photo sample - share Sony A7 series photos here
« Reply #47 on: December 09, 2013, 09:36:02 AM »
Few more, straight out of the Sony a7 camera, with the 28-70 kit lens ... (these images are nothing worth talking about, but it might give you some idea of what to expect from this camera to any of you who are interested ... the weather here sucks right now with a small dust storm, so only few lame indoor pics from stuff in my office ... I'm hoping to put the Sony a7 to good use during my vacation next week).
I would not recommend this camera (especially with the kit lens), unless you have a specific limited need like I do.

I suspect things will get better for you as become more familiar with the camera.  Your comments so far have reminded me a bit of when the D600 was coming out and it looked so much better on paper than the 6D, but the actual camera was a bit of a letdown.

I hope for your sake and the others posters here that are investing in this camera that it isn't a "paper tiger".
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Re: Sony A7 photo sample - share Sony A7 series photos here
« Reply #48 on: December 09, 2013, 10:04:08 AM »
Few more, straight out of the Sony a7 camera, with the 28-70 kit lens ... (these images are nothing worth talking about, but it might give you some idea of what to expect from this camera to any of you who are interested ... the weather here sucks right now with a small dust storm, so only few lame indoor pics from stuff in my office ... I'm hoping to put the Sony a7 to good use during my vacation next week).
I would not recommend this camera (especially with the kit lens), unless you have a specific limited need like I do.

I suspect things will get better for you as become more familiar with the camera.  Your comments so far have reminded me a bit of when the D600 was coming out and it looked so much better on paper than the 6D, but the actual camera was a bit of a letdown.

I hope for your sake and the others posters here that are investing in this camera that it isn't a "paper tiger".
My posts might have given a wrong message that the a7 is not a good camera ... It is an excellent camera but not to the extent its made out to be ... anyone who thinks that this full frame mirrorless camera is going to "kill" Canon 5D MK III or the 6D, is definitely living in a fools paradise (or they've never used the 5D MK III or the 6D). Without sounding immodest, I am very good at selling my used gear, so I am not too concerned about having spent this money, coz I'm pretty confident I can sell it off, if I don't like it (after I've tried it with better lenses, like the Zeiss 24-70 f/4 & 35 f/2.8 ) ... but for anyone who is planning on buying it as the sole full frame camera might be disappointed quite quikcly ... one would be better off buying the Canon 6D or the Nikon D610 and a kit lens for just a couple hundred dollars more ... and you would also have the peace of mind that you are dealing with camera manufacturers who are dedicated to their product line. But as a second full frame camera, for times when you don't want to carry a big DSLR, the sony a7 makes perfect sense as it has great low light AF especially for people photograpy and with the right lens I'm pretty sure you can make awesome images.
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Re: Sony A7 photo sample - share Sony A7 series photos here
« Reply #49 on: December 09, 2013, 10:42:35 AM »
When you spend 2 thousand american dollars on a mirror less camera, you have to take some photos (even if the weather outside is sh!tty) ... so here is a miniature pumpkin, (smaller than a Coke can diameter), which I've been hoarding for more than 2 months ... I have a habit of buying colorful fruits and vegetables to take photos, but most of the time I forget about them and my wife gets on my case for buying stuff that we don't eat and the stuff ends up lying around in the house  ;D ... anyway today she threatened to cut up the pumpkin for dinner as she was getting p!ssed with it just lying around in the house (I had promised her that I'll take the photo of that pumpkin and then she could use for cooking after that ... now, that was 60 days ago) ... anyway she threatened to dismember the pumpkin, so I had no choice but to take the photo, before it is killed ... sorry, this is the best I've got as I cannot go outside to take photos due the bad weather.
By the way, as unfortunate as it is, there was no happy ending for neither the pumpkin nor our dinner, when we cut the pumpkin (after I took the photo) we found it rotten  :-[
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Re: Sony A7 photo sample - share Sony A7 series photos here
« Reply #50 on: December 09, 2013, 11:42:37 AM »
Few more, straight out of the Sony a7 camera, with the 28-70 kit lens ... (these images are nothing worth talking about, but it might give you some idea of what to expect from this camera to any of you who are interested ... the weather here sucks right now with a small dust storm, so only few lame indoor pics from stuff in my office ... I'm hoping to put the Sony a7 to good use during my vacation next week).
I would not recommend this camera (especially with the kit lens), unless you have a specific limited need like I do.

I suspect things will get better for you as become more familiar with the camera.  Your comments so far have reminded me a bit of when the D600 was coming out and it looked so much better on paper than the 6D, but the actual camera was a bit of a letdown.

I hope for your sake and the others posters here that are investing in this camera that it isn't a "paper tiger".

The D600 is far from being a letdown. In fact, with the D610 being released, buying a D600 could be a damn good bargain.

No one thinks that the a7's are going to kill DSLR. However, as I've recently read in a review, the a7's Mk II could. It's impossible not to see the potential, when you consider that they are a world first vs a decades-old, mature, established tech. Possibly surpassed tech? Time will tell.

They have class leading sensors, good tech inside, excellent (though momentarily few and a tad pricey) Zeiss branded AF lenses, and they can take pretty much any lens ever made. And they're small like a MFT camera - something that people like me, who take lots of planes, will be thankful for.

I don't have anything against your post in particular, but I've seen lots of nitpicking going around. Recent reports also mentioned that when you turn wifi and NFC off the battery life can get to 600+ shots.

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Re: Sony A7 photo sample - share Sony A7 series photos here
« Reply #51 on: December 09, 2013, 12:38:35 PM »
Few more, straight out of the Sony a7 camera, with the 28-70 kit lens ... (these images are nothing worth talking about, but it might give you some idea of what to expect from this camera to any of you who are interested ... the weather here sucks right now with a small dust storm, so only few lame indoor pics from stuff in my office ... I'm hoping to put the Sony a7 to good use during my vacation next week).
I would not recommend this camera (especially with the kit lens), unless you have a specific limited need like I do.

I suspect things will get better for you as become more familiar with the camera.  Your comments so far have reminded me a bit of when the D600 was coming out and it looked so much better on paper than the 6D, but the actual camera was a bit of a letdown.

I hope for your sake and the others posters here that are investing in this camera that it isn't a "paper tiger".
I don't have anything against your post in particular, but I've seen lots of nitpicking going around. Recent reports also mentioned that when you turn wifi and NFC off the battery life can get to 600+ shots.
When I spend $2000, on a camera I expect certain things to be provided e.g. at least a measly charger so I don't have to wait 16 hours to charge 3 batteries (while I can't even use the camera during that time) ... I think I am entitled to "nitpick ... no? ;) By the way I am not sure which reports are mentioning about battery life of 600+ shots, but I've had both WiFi and NFC turned off the whole time and the battery does NOT even give 300 shots ... maybe they've got some special kind of a7/a7r, or maybe my a7 is defective.
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Re: Sony A7 photo sample - share Sony A7 series photos here
« Reply #51 on: December 09, 2013, 12:38:35 PM »

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Re: Sony A7 photo sample - share Sony A7 series photos here
« Reply #52 on: December 09, 2013, 02:28:29 PM »
Few more, straight out of the Sony a7 camera, with the 28-70 kit lens ... (these images are nothing worth talking about, but it might give you some idea of what to expect from this camera to any of you who are interested ... the weather here sucks right now with a small dust storm, so only few lame indoor pics from stuff in my office ... I'm hoping to put the Sony a7 to good use during my vacation next week).
I would not recommend this camera (especially with the kit lens), unless you have a specific limited need like I do.

I suspect things will get better for you as become more familiar with the camera.  Your comments so far have reminded me a bit of when the D600 was coming out and it looked so much better on paper than the 6D, but the actual camera was a bit of a letdown.

I hope for your sake and the others posters here that are investing in this camera that it isn't a "paper tiger".
I don't have anything against your post in particular, but I've seen lots of nitpicking going around. Recent reports also mentioned that when you turn wifi and NFC off the battery life can get to 600+ shots.
When I spend $2000, on a camera I expect certain things to be provided e.g. at least a measly charger so I don't have to wait 16 hours to charge 3 batteries (while I can't even use the camera during that time) ... I think I am entitled to "nitpick ... no? ;) By the way I am not sure which reports are mentioning about battery life of 600+ shots, but I've had both WiFi and NFC turned off the whole time and the battery does NOT even give 300 shots ... maybe they've got some special kind of a7/a7r, or maybe my a7 is defective.

I agree wholeheartedly on the battery charger front. In fact I thank you for your observation, which led me to buy a 20 quids third-pary charger.

As for the report:
http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/battery-life-a7-a7r_topic103190_page1.html

Seems a good idea to keep autoreviewing off.

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Re: Sony A7 photo sample - share Sony A7 series photos here
« Reply #53 on: December 09, 2013, 05:40:54 PM »
Few more, straight out of the Sony a7 camera, with the 28-70 kit lens ... (these images are nothing worth talking about, but it might give you some idea of what to expect from this camera to any of you who are interested ... the weather here sucks right now with a small dust storm, so only few lame indoor pics from stuff in my office ... I'm hoping to put the Sony a7 to good use during my vacation next week).
I would not recommend this camera (especially with the kit lens), unless you have a specific limited need like I do.

I suspect things will get better for you as become more familiar with the camera.  Your comments so far have reminded me a bit of when the D600 was coming out and it looked so much better on paper than the 6D, but the actual camera was a bit of a letdown.

I hope for your sake and the others posters here that are investing in this camera that it isn't a "paper tiger".

The D600 is far from being a letdown. In fact, with the D610 being released, buying a D600 could be a damn good bargain.


I think the fact that the D610 already exists is one of the strongest pieces of evidence that the D600 WAS a bit of a letdown.
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Re: Sony A7 photo sample - share Sony A7 series photos here
« Reply #54 on: December 09, 2013, 06:45:25 PM »
When you spend 2 thousand american dollars on a mirror less camera, you have to take some photos (even if the weather outside is sh!tty) ... so here is a miniature pumpkin, (smaller than a Coke can diameter), which I've been hoarding for more than 2 months ... I have a habit of buying colorful fruits and vegetables to take photos, but most of the time I forget about them and my wife gets on my case for buying stuff that we don't eat and the stuff ends up lying around in the house  ;D ... anyway today she threatened to cut up the pumpkin for dinner as she was getting p!ssed with it just lying around in the house (I had promised her that I'll take the photo of that pumpkin and then she could use for cooking after that ... now, that was 60 days ago) ... anyway she threatened to dismember the pumpkin, so I had no choice but to take the photo, before it is killed ... sorry, this is the best I've got as I cannot go outside to take photos due the bad weather.
By the way, as unfortunate as it is, there was no happy ending for neither the pumpkin nor our dinner, when we cut the pumpkin (after I took the photo) we found it rotten  :-[

A7 series is weather sealed, so let see some raining photos ;D

The "GAS" for 300mm f2.8 IS II has went away. I'm now itching for 600mm. A7 now? or use that $$$ toward to 600mm?  ::)
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Re: Sony A7 photo sample - share Sony A7 series photos here
« Reply #55 on: December 09, 2013, 11:40:32 PM »
I think the fact that the D610 already exists is one of the strongest pieces of evidence that the D600 WAS a bit of a letdown.
Yes I totally agree ... it let down oil and dirt specks on to the sensor ;D ... that was one of the reasons why I skipped it and got a Nikon D610
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« Reply #56 on: December 09, 2013, 11:49:35 PM »
When you spend 2 thousand american dollars on a mirror less camera, you have to take some photos (even if the weather outside is sh!tty) ... so here is a miniature pumpkin, (smaller than a Coke can diameter), which I've been hoarding for more than 2 months ... I have a habit of buying colorful fruits and vegetables to take photos, but most of the time I forget about them and my wife gets on my case for buying stuff that we don't eat and the stuff ends up lying around in the house  ;D ... anyway today she threatened to cut up the pumpkin for dinner as she was getting p!ssed with it just lying around in the house (I had promised her that I'll take the photo of that pumpkin and then she could use for cooking after that ... now, that was 60 days ago) ... anyway she threatened to dismember the pumpkin, so I had no choice but to take the photo, before it is killed ... sorry, this is the best I've got as I cannot go outside to take photos due the bad weather.
By the way, as unfortunate as it is, there was no happy ending for neither the pumpkin nor our dinner, when we cut the pumpkin (after I took the photo) we found it rotten  :-[

A7 series is weather sealed, so let see some raining photos ;D

The "GAS" for 300mm f2.8 IS II has went away. I'm now itching for 600mm. A7 now? or use that $$$ toward to 600mm?  ::)
In my home town (Goa) we stay indoors, coz there is so much of it during monsoons ... but here in Qatar, we come out in rains, coz it only reains once in a few years, that too for a few minutes at best ... so no chance of rain photos for the next 8 months.
Oh yes, the GAS! ... it is a strange feeling, the moment I come to Canon Rumors I get it real bad and it takes a very long time for it to go away ... only to come back when gentlemen like you influence me into buying Sony a7 ... you said you were buying it and then you go get the 300 L IS, not cool man  :P (just kidding) ... the 600 L sounds awesome.
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Re: Sony A7 photo sample - share Sony A7 series photos here
« Reply #57 on: December 10, 2013, 10:19:10 AM »
When you spend 2 thousand american dollars on a mirror less camera, you have to take some photos (even if the weather outside is sh!tty) ... so here is a miniature pumpkin, (smaller than a Coke can diameter), which I've been hoarding for more than 2 months ... I have a habit of buying colorful fruits and vegetables to take photos, but most of the time I forget about them and my wife gets on my case for buying stuff that we don't eat and the stuff ends up lying around in the house  ;D ... anyway today she threatened to cut up the pumpkin for dinner as she was getting p!ssed with it just lying around in the house (I had promised her that I'll take the photo of that pumpkin and then she could use for cooking after that ... now, that was 60 days ago) ... anyway she threatened to dismember the pumpkin, so I had no choice but to take the photo, before it is killed ... sorry, this is the best I've got as I cannot go outside to take photos due the bad weather.
By the way, as unfortunate as it is, there was no happy ending for neither the pumpkin nor our dinner, when we cut the pumpkin (after I took the photo) we found it rotten  :-[

A7 series is weather sealed, so let see some raining photos ;D

The "GAS" for 300mm f2.8 IS II has went away. I'm now itching for 600mm. A7 now? or use that $$$ toward to 600mm?  ::)
In my home town (Goa) we stay indoors, coz there is so much of it during monsoons ... but here in Qatar, we come out in rains, coz it only reains once in a few years, that too for a few minutes at best ... so no chance of rain photos for the next 8 months.
Oh yes, the GAS! ... it is a strange feeling, the moment I come to Canon Rumors I get it real bad and it takes a very long time for it to go away ... only to come back when gentlemen like you influence me into buying Sony a7 ... you said you were buying it and then you go get the 300 L IS, not cool man   :P (just kidding) ... the 600 L sounds awesome.

Keep in mind, the Zeiss 55mm is not arrive at local sony store yet ;) I might not yet done with my "GAS" for 2013

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Re: Sony A7 photo sample - share Sony A7 series photos here
« Reply #57 on: December 10, 2013, 10:19:10 AM »

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Re: Sony A7 photo sample - share Sony A7 series photos here
« Reply #58 on: December 10, 2013, 11:07:06 AM »
When you spend 2 thousand american dollars on a mirror less camera, you have to take some photos (even if the weather outside is sh!tty) ... so here is a miniature pumpkin, (smaller than a Coke can diameter), which I've been hoarding for more than 2 months ... I have a habit of buying colorful fruits and vegetables to take photos, but most of the time I forget about them and my wife gets on my case for buying stuff that we don't eat and the stuff ends up lying around in the house  ;D ... anyway today she threatened to cut up the pumpkin for dinner as she was getting p!ssed with it just lying around in the house (I had promised her that I'll take the photo of that pumpkin and then she could use for cooking after that ... now, that was 60 days ago) ... anyway she threatened to dismember the pumpkin, so I had no choice but to take the photo, before it is killed ... sorry, this is the best I've got as I cannot go outside to take photos due the bad weather.
By the way, as unfortunate as it is, there was no happy ending for neither the pumpkin nor our dinner, when we cut the pumpkin (after I took the photo) we found it rotten  :-[

A7 series is weather sealed, so let see some raining photos ;D

The "GAS" for 300mm f2.8 IS II has went away. I'm now itching for 600mm. A7 now? or use that $$$ toward to 600mm?  ::)
In my home town (Goa) we stay indoors, coz there is so much of it during monsoons ... but here in Qatar, we come out in rains, coz it only reains once in a few years, that too for a few minutes at best ... so no chance of rain photos for the next 8 months.
Oh yes, the GAS! ... it is a strange feeling, the moment I come to Canon Rumors I get it real bad and it takes a very long time for it to go away ... only to come back when gentlemen like you influence me into buying Sony a7 ... you said you were buying it and then you go get the 300 L IS, not cool man   :P (just kidding) ... the 600 L sounds awesome.

Keep in mind, the Zeiss 55mm is not arrive at local sony store yet ;) I might not yet done with my "GAS" for 2013

 ;D ;D ;D ... I see you've added "Waiting for FF-Retro-Mirrorless" under your avatar  8)
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Re: Sony A7 photo sample - share Sony A7 series photos here
« Reply #59 on: December 10, 2013, 11:28:39 AM »
Few more, straight out of the Sony a7 camera, with the 28-70 kit lens ... (these images are nothing worth talking about, but it might give you some idea of what to expect from this camera to any of you who are interested ... the weather here sucks right now with a small dust storm, so only few lame indoor pics from stuff in my office ... I'm hoping to put the Sony a7 to good use during my vacation next week).
I would not recommend this camera (especially with the kit lens), unless you have a specific limited need like I do.

I suspect things will get better for you as become more familiar with the camera.  Your comments so far have reminded me a bit of when the D600 was coming out and it looked so much better on paper than the 6D, but the actual camera was a bit of a letdown.

I hope for your sake and the others posters here that are investing in this camera that it isn't a "paper tiger".
I don't have anything against your post in particular, but I've seen lots of nitpicking going around. Recent reports also mentioned that when you turn wifi and NFC off the battery life can get to 600+ shots.
When I spend $2000, on a camera I expect certain things to be provided e.g. at least a measly charger so I don't have to wait 16 hours to charge 3 batteries (while I can't even use the camera during that time) ... I think I am entitled to "nitpick ... no? ;) By the way I am not sure which reports are mentioning about battery life of 600+ shots, but I've had both WiFi and NFC turned off the whole time and the battery does NOT even give 300 shots ... maybe they've got some special kind of a7/a7r, or maybe my a7 is defective.

I agree wholeheartedly on the battery charger front. In fact I thank you for your observation, which led me to buy a 20 quids third-pary charger.

As for the report:
http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/battery-life-a7-a7r_topic103190_page1.html

Seems a good idea to keep autoreviewing off.
Thanks for the link, I read it and 1 person made that claim ... also it was not 600+ "shots" ... let me quote what he said "And I ended up with... 777 images... (RAW + JPG)" ... basically it was 380+ shots (i.e. 777 shots divided by 50% RAW and 50% JPG fo the same shots) ... also he made those shots " images in rapid succession" and that is the reason he probably got 380+ shots ... so basically turning off auto-review and firing off in rapid succession gave him around 80 more shots ... pretty good and a very good idea ... thanks for sharing.
But I am a little sceptical about one guy's claim that he tested and got 560+ RAW+JPG images and the battery was only 60% down ... for some reason I find that hard to believe.
There was one comment which I really liked there, which I quote here:
" It doesn't seem too long ago I was changing rolls of film every 36 exposures or less. Now some are peeved at only getting 300 shots before changing a battery" ... how true ... the digital age has spoiled us. :-[
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