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    Posted: 19 October 2019 at 17:45
As promised, this is my long field review of the a7RIV.

I'm focusing on photographers who, like me, are moving to the FE system from the older Sony A-mount and comparing the two systems.

Conclusion: this camera is a beast.

https://carucci.photography/blogs/blog/review-sony-a7r-mark-iv-in-the-field

Some 100% crops.




Let me know what you think. Thanks!
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Thank you. I appreciate your perspective as an a mount shooter.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 October 2019 at 19:06
It is good that you like the camera, but your complaints are a bit, well, I do not know. Like you are saying what everybody else says.

You write: "The menu system is typical Sony, not brilliant, but Iím used to it" What is wrong with it in your opinion? Did you compare it to other brands? I find the Sony menu system fine and to me better then Canon for my use (YMMV).

You also write: "The usual Sony (horrible) connectivity options are there" Why do you consider it "horrible"? You get a plethora of options and using them is no different compared to the competition.

You write then "The iPhone app is a bit of a joke: I do not understand how hard it is to connect the camera to the phone via bluetooth, negotiate a wifi connection and send over the images without having to spend 5 minutes to set everything up every single time I want to send a photo from the camera to the phone." Maybe you should switch to Android (I like my Sony Xperia 1 ). I find the Sony app and camera connectivity easy to use and much better then the Canon equivalent. I use WiFi to connect to the camera btw, not Bluetooth.

If Sony would build a camera and app that allows to directly send pictures from the camera to the internet using your phone's connectivity, that would be a game changer, but none of the other brands has succeeded to do so either.

You say little about the handling of the camera compared to the A99m2. I just compared the Sigma Art 35/1.4 on the A99m2 compared to the A7r2 and I find it pleasant on the A99m2, not so on the A7r2. And yes, the A99m2 screen is brilliant, to bad they did not bring it to FE-mount yet.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fran Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 October 2019 at 20:15
Thank you addy for your remarks, you make some good points.

When I talk about horrible connectivity options, I refer to the bad implementation and usability, rather than the number. I understand it's not clear in the text, so I will clarify it.

About switching to Android, maybe, yes, working at Google on Android Gaming, I'm often told I should :D
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