I made a big change last week and bought my first full-frame camera, the Sony a7R Mark II. I had been thinking about it for a long time, and the a7R II seemed like the way to go these days. It’s a huge step up from my Nikon D7000, so do not be surprised if I’m excessively impressed by the camera.
Right now, I only have one lens, the Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS, a wide-angle lens. I’m planning on adding a 24-70mm very soon!
Last Thursday, it looked like it would be a nice sunset, so I thought I go to a location in Downtown Toronto I wanted to try for a long time and test the camera and the lens.
This is the view from one of the last elevated surface parking lots in Downtown Toronto. I am sure it will soon be demolished to make way to a couple of towers, but in the meantime it’s a great spot to shoot the new developments and the Gardiner Expressway.
I will post a more thorough review with SOOC images, but let’s just say I have been extremely impressed by the quality of the 42MP sensor and the lens. The sharpness is very impressive, even in the corners. The details are truly amazing.
It’s taking me a little bit of time to get used to a new interface after using Nikon for 5 years. The menus are a bit cumbersome, but there are lots of customizable buttons. I also really like how the camera feels in my hand. Both the a7R II and the lens feel extremely well-built.
So far, it’s been a fantastic experience. I have shot with the a7R II for a couple of days and enjoyed every minute of it.
I will write a more thorough review in a couple of weeks, after using it in different situations, including commercial jobs. I also have a trip to Chicago in 10 days, so it will be a good way to test it.
Hope you enjoy the short review and the images!