Category Archives: Sony a7R II

Techart Pro Follow-up

Techart Pro has grown a lot since my original review and it is now widely avalibe (B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama), but I haven’t seen a lot of great reviews of the adapter until now. Mirrorless Rumors did a great job reviewing the adapter in video form and Techart Pro seems to be endorsing the use of heavier lenses now in […]

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Philip Bloom Video Auto-Focus Mega Test Finale

The finale of Philip Bloom’s Mega Video Auto Focus Test is finally here with his real world tests. According to Bloom Sony lenses autofocus better in video than Canon ones do, but Canon lenses are more mechanical so they are better for manual focus videographers. The only CDAF camera in this test that does well at […]

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Sony Fell From 2nd to 3rd in BCN Awards

Sony fell from 2nd to 3rd place behind Canon in mirrorless sales for 2016 in Japan according to BCNranking. The 7.9% drop was likely due to the the Sony A6300 and A6500 being the only “new” Sony cameras for 2016. Hopefully we will see a new a7R this year along side an a7S and a7. Canon dominated thanks […]

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Red Helium 8k S35 Pushes The Sony a7RII Down DXO’s List Another Spot

The Red Helium 8k S35 pushed the Sony a7RII further down DXO’s list, by scoring an unbelievably high overall score of 108. DXO might have to rethink their testing methodology soon. It’s also interesting that they included a camera in their rankings that seems to do some denoising, but still refuse to include Fujifilm in their […]

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Lok Films the Disassembly of a Sony a7RII

Lok filmed some of the more interesting stuff at CES this year including this teardown of a Sony a7RII. I am very surprised by how much Sony allows the sensor to move around inside the body for internal 5-axis stabilization. It makes me question how their system affects image quality when in motion. Sony a7RII B&H […]

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Philip Bloom Video Auto-Focus Mega Test Part 2

This is part 2 of Philip Bloom’s  big video auto focus shoot out between 10 cameras. In Part one Bloom started off with some pretty typical tests, before trying an impossible test and giving up. The Sony’s all do very well, but so do the dual pixel focus Canon’s. Part 2 is a little more realistic […]

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