Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2014/09/02

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Subject: [Leica] Sony A7R
From: steve.barbour at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 07:54:41 -0700
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On Sep 1, 2014, at 10:13 PM, David Ching <davidhhching at> 

> Concur with you. The A7R is shockingly loud. Might just change to the 7S 
> just to avoid giving heart attacks to others.

thanks David, this a wonderful example of OTT exageration ! 

yes, it is a nice reassuring clunk.


> Try out the D810. I much prefer it to the D800E. It's significantly 
> quieter and at the Q mode, my partner tells me she loves the sound. Women 
> are somewhat rather discerning I must admit. Once she stopped me from 
> shooting with my D800E in a live concert. Even at Single shot mode, it's 
> darn quiet, softer than the Q of the D800E.
> Knowing that you take lots of long distance shots, cropping is obviously a 
> must-have for you. 
> Unfortunately the A7R will frighten off the wild animals in your safari 
> expeditions quite certainly. 
> The zoom seems somewhat large still; well it's a DSLR full frame. I use 
> the Minolta 100-300mm AF and its great. The Soft Focus Minolta 100mm seems 
> to be sharper and faster focusing than the 100mm Minolta macro if you ask 
> me. Another must-buy if you so decide to go this route as Sony FE mount 
> lenses are about as rare as unicorns in Africa (?). 
> Enjoy your stint with the A7R. Read some rumours that Sony is releasing a 
> 50MP camera at Photokina this month. Have put away my A7R since I traded 
> for the D810. And my Fuji XT1, X100S... Love it with the 85/1.4G. Somewhat 
> more satisfying than the earlier my earlier combo. The new Group AF is a 
> great feature. Increasingly closer to its D4/S sibling with its new EXPEED 
> 4 sensor. Wonder what Nikon has up its sleeve this month for this pro 
> camera. 
> Best, 
> David Ching
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