It’s been awhile since I’ve moved to Sony. so I thought write a lil bit about it.
so close friends of mine and who have read my previous blog about Seascape Photography know what happened to my Nikon D800 & my favorite lense Nikon 14-24 ultra wide lense. so I’m not going to spend time explain it here.
Now I have Sony A7II with Zeiss 16- 35 (F4) wide lense. ( Sponsored by Sony Sri Lanka & CameraLK )
- Design, Handling & Screen
The sony A7II has been announced on November, 2014 and it’s the world’s first full-frame camera with 5-axis image stabilization. The A7 II is designed to correct many of the A7’s wrongs ( as seen on web) and it has the same 24.3 -megapixel Full-Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor and relatively compact frame as previous. It’s a serious camera for serious photographers, just like last previous model. But this time Sony has fastened its autofocus system, improved the ergonomics and controls, and added an all-new in-body image stabilization system that works with virtually any lens, modern or vintage.
Overall, the camera is pretty nice and very comfortable to hold. Also the button on the camera and its menu is very use friendly, everything I look for are at my fingertips & I can use many options without looking at them. The best part is you can customize them as you want.
The Sony Alpha A7 II offers a sharp 3-inch, 1228K-dot vari-angle rear display. It’s a non-touch screen, yet offer a very good shooting flexibility & I appreciate its ability to tilt both up and down. The Electronic View Finder is a 0.5-inch 2.4-million-dot OLED model, with a rubber eyepiece added more comfortable. However, its colour reproduction is not much good as Tones appear a little less compared to both what your from your eyes and how images look through the display.
The Sony A7II comes with lot of Features
- 24.3MP Full Frame CMOS sensor
- 5-axis sensor-based image stabilization
- Improved hybrid AF system with 25 contrast-detect and 117 phase-detect points
- E-mount with support for FE, E, and A-mount lenses (with adapter)
- Bionz X image processor
- 3-inch tilting LCD with 1.23 million dots (640×480, RGBW)
- 2.36M dot OLED viewfinder
- 1080 footage at up to 50Mbps (XAVC S)
- Wi-Fi with NFC capability and downloadable apps
There is one disappointment about its battery life. It is not good. I mean you’ll get around 270 shots while using rear Screen. so this is something you must remember when travelling long trips.
The Sony Alpha A7 II starts-up very quick, Sony says that’s a 40 per cent improvement than previous model. I found that we can shoot at shutter speeds as slow as 1/10 and still get sharp images where we normally have to stick to 1/40 to get the same results.
With the sony A7II we can shoot up to 5 fps, and the buffer stretched to 25 RAW + JPEG exposures before needing to moving the lot over to a memory card. That goes up to 60 fps when shoot Extra Fine JPEGs. However the shutter sound is bit louder so Wild life photographers find this very annoying.
The camera’s AF hardware has a 117-point phase detect autofocus system with 25 contrast detect points as I mentioned Earlier
- Image Quality
The sony A7II has a impressive dynamic range which socors 90 in Dxo Mark. As well the ISO perform also pretty impressive. I was shooting really happy with the quality of the pictures when I use it for night photography. The image Noise on my milky way pictures are very less and it helps me to extract more details than any camera I used previously.
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also Sony A7II is great for Videography but as I mentioned earlier the battery life is a serious issue. The sony Alpha A7II does supports 1080p 60fps rather than 4K and it feature the XACV S codec. also the Sony Alpha A7 II has a 3.5mm jack which let you mount an external microphone, and the hotplate is right there on top to mount it. as the body is light weight compare to many DSLR sony A7II is very useful for aerial shoots also.
So the informations I got comes to an end I think you should try this great machine and also should remember to use a battery grip (VG-C2EM) with it so battery stamina won’t be a issue. the Sony Alpha A7 II can produce fantastic images, and simply offers greater shooting flexibility than most DSLRs.
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