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SONY A7 II verse SONY A7 R2


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#1 George Ebersole

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 04:40 PM

So apparently the Earthquake in Japan some years back set back production of the A7 series, and all that's out there are either demo models of the base A7 II or completely kitted A7 R2s.

 

For you pros out there, which do you prefer?


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#2 Kenny N Suleimanagich

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 03:01 PM

Not sure where this info is from, but there's a huge range of the A7 series that many are using in filmmaking this days. The A7S and A7Sii are popular for their low-light abilities, but are plagued by rolling shutter. 


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#3 Miguel Angel

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 03:48 PM

I'm thinking about changing my Leica M8 for a Sony A7 as I'm going to use it just for taking photos.
However, I'm thinking about getting the Sony A7S just because I can have a camera to shoot the odd video here and there

Again, as the photos I print are kind of large (2 meters by 2 meters sometimes), I don't know if the photos from the Sony A7S will hold that length!

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 03:51 PM

You might want to look into the A7R or Rii, solely for the ability to print large. 


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#5 Miguel Angel

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 04:36 PM

I will! Thanks! :) 

 

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#6 George Ebersole

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 08:30 AM

Are the bells and whistles on the R2 worth the extra dollars?


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#7 George Ebersole

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 11:08 AM

Anybody?


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Posted 10 August 2016 - 12:12 PM

What bells and whistles are you referring to? What exactly do you need to do with the camera?
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Posted 10 August 2016 - 04:12 PM

I just wanted to shoot some scenery.  Pacific coast shots north of Santa Cruz, and maybe some Redwood forest shots.  I've viewed several videos on all kinds of cameras, and it's like everyone's got an opinion on what's good.

 

I was just hoping if there was anyone here had used both or one of them.


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Posted 10 August 2016 - 04:24 PM

The reviews are pretty head-to-head. The A7Sii has slightly more rolling shutter (12% more in tests), but is considered the go-to for documentary low light work. It is the B/C camera on most of the doc shoots I am doing these days. 

 

You can get an A7S first generation for way less than the ii, at the expense of no internal sensor stabilization and no internal UHD. Of course, you can get a clean UHD 4:2:2 8-bit image via HDMI to an external recorder if you needed it. 


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#11 George Ebersole

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 10:06 AM

Very cool.   That's what I wanted to know.


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Posted 29 August 2016 - 09:07 AM

a7S mk1, a7S mk2, & a7R mk2 are the only ones of real interest to filmmakers. Ignore completely the a7 mk1, a7 mk2, and a7R mk1

If you want S35 4K from Sony mirrorless, then a7R mk2 and a6300 are your only options.


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