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CAdreamer
From: San Jose, CA, USA

Works great except 1 fatal flaw: AF inconsistency

March 12, 2015
I really want to like this camera. In addition to the camera and kit lens, I also have the 55mm F/1.8, 16-35mm F/4, and 70-200mm F/4 lenses. I like the color and contrast of these lenses. The camera is light and has a lot of useful features. However, there is one fatal flaw: the auto focus is inconsistent and inaccurate at times. I have contacted Sony support and they escalated the issue to Level II support. A few days later, I received a phone call from them at 7am in the morning and left me a voice mail. He asked me to write down my issues in email and sent to them. So I did. But I still have not heard back from them. Let me state my AF issue here. Some of my photos turn out slightly blurry. I have been trying to figure out how to improve it for a few months. Then I did the following experiments and believe that Sony A7II's AF is not accurate and inconsistent under certain conditions: The experiment is as follows. Use the 55mm F/1.8 lens and set the camera at AF-S, aperture priority, center focus, and auto ISO. Try to use the AF function to lock the focus with aperture at F/1.8. Then try again at F/22. F/22 would take longer to focus, which one would think is fine. Then please switch to AF-C. This will allows the camera to continuously focus on the subject. Try to focus with aperture at F/1.8 and F/22 again. You will find that the camera cannot lock the focus at F/22, or take much longer time to lock than AF-S. It also appears to me that the AF-C with F/22 does not lock the focus and it simply times out. This indicates that AF-S does not always give you the accurate focus you need. I can demonstrate the AF problem consistently. Depending on the lighting condition, it shows as early as F/4.0. Mirrorless camera has come a long way. But I am very disappointed that the single most important function, auto focus, is so poor.... Read More  Hide
Triguy
From: 86336

Well made, handles easily

March 08, 2015
I am still getting used to the mirrorless camera idea. And it still feels small to me. That said, it is why I bought it. I shoot a lot from a mountain bike and need to travel light. When I want a full feel camera I use the add on vertical position two battery holder. With it the camera feels like a solid pro camera. I am a retired pro shooter and have traveled all over the world carrying heavy 4x5 and RB67 equipment. This is nothing like that.... Read More  Hide
From: New York, NY, USA

Love my A7mk2

March 06, 2015
My two biggest gripes after 3 weeks of usage: Charging LED indicator is well visible only if I put camera upside down Wifi transfer is painfully slow for RAW files, like 300kbps slow, 40 photos in an hour. Besides these minor points I love the camera, I've upgraded from Panasonic GF1 and Canon 7Dmk1, the jump in light sensitivity and usability is great. A7mk2 with kit lense gives much better results in low light than 7D with 50mm/1.4. Realtime (over)exposure feedback in EVF is godsent under sunny winter conditions.... Read More  Hide
HeyItsJosh
From: Orlando, FL, USA

Best Compact Full Frame

April 21, 2015
Love this camera, its easy to use but has the manual control for when you feel like experimenting or giving your photos that creative depth! Fairly quick, beautiful shots in light, or low light. Stabilization system works flawlessly for me! Glad to see that Sony is releasing more full frame e mount lenses!... Read More  Hide
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