The Sony a7R II is the “it” camera for 2016 with a 42.4 megapixel back-side illuminated full frame sensor, phase detection auto focus, and 5-axis auto stabilization. Sony improved the shutter to reduce vibration and doubled the expected life of the shutter. I n addition to a 3″ tilting LCD the a7R II also has a huge XGA OLED viewfinder with an upgraded magnification of 0.78X.
At the moment the a7R II still doesn’t offer lossless 14 bit RAW–a problem that is to be fixed with a firmware upgrade shortly. The a7R II still suffers from short battery life–Sony has included a second battery with the camera and you will likely want to buy more. Professional photographers will be unhappy that Sony has only one card slot–makes it impossible to have in camera backup copies of your images.
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Sony a7R II Reviews
Sony A7 Mark II Hands-On Field Test by Chris Niccolls and professional photographer Kyle Marquardt at TheCameraShowTV is a balanced video review of the newest offering from Sony.
Sony A7RII Review and Hands On Report by respected photographer Michael Reichmann on The Luminous Landscape.
Sony a7R II Hands-on Review by Kai Wong and the slightly silly folks at DigitalRev
Sony a7R II Field Test Review by Brian Smith
Sony a7R II Tips
15 tip for getting the most out of your Sony A7rII by Colby Brown Photography
Sony a7R II Recommended Accessories
Peak Design Slide Peaks Edition Lassen Camera Strap
Peak Design’s Slide Camera Slide has quickly become a favorite. The strap can function as a Sling, Neck or shoulder strap. It has a quick connect/disconnect which makes it easy to remove the strap when you mount the camera on a tripod. You can replace the camera strap with Peak Design Camera Hand Clutch Strap. Also comes with an Arca-Swiss compatible plate (although I’d replace that with an L plate).
Foto & Tech IR Wireless Remote Control
You could buy the Sony version of the remote control for the Sony A7rii or Foto & Tech’s generic version for a lot less money
Neewer® Black Metal Quick Release L-Plate Bracket Hand Grip for a7R II
We love the folks at Really Right Stuff and Kirk Photo, we really do. If money is not an object go ahead and grab their L bracket. However, if you want a compatible bracket at less than a fifth the cost consider the offering from Chinese manufacturer Neewer.
Gariz Genuine Leather XS-CHA7IIOR Camera Metal Half Case
Need a bit of style and protection for the Sony A7rII? Gariz’s case in Orange will fit the bill.