Not sure this needs a thread, but it's to avoid being asked 100 questions.
I've really enjoyed my 24 hours with the lovely A7r - but.
This morning I did a series of tripod shots with:
28 'cron (f2 and f5.6)
35 FLE (f1.4 and f5.6)
50 'lux (f1.4 and f5.6)
60 macro elmarit R
35-70 f4 vario elmar
Zeiss 28-85 vario sonnar.
I shot the same series with my M(240).
Basically, there's more detail in the A7r shots, sometimes lots more detail, but the three M lenses all had issues shot wide open (the 50 not much - but some).
This means that one would have to shoot with care and consideration with each of these lenses
The R lenses were great - but in every case the decision as to which was better had more to do with focus accuracy than definition. . . . and I NEVER use a tripod in the 'real' world.
I do two sorts of shooting - a) more careful shooting with prime lenses, and b) pottering about the a zoom lens and the dogs. . . . . . So, what I had to decide was whether the A7r would be the camera of choice in either of this situations (assuming that the 24-70 f4 zoom will be good when it comes).
The honest answer is no. When shooting carefully with primes I'd still rather use a rangefinder - and I already have an M. . . .
when pottering about with a dog and a zoom the Olympus E-M1 with the 12-40 zoom is perfect, lighting quick focusing and brilliant image stabilisation. Added to which I can pop a 600mm equivalent lens in a coat pocket in case I see something interesting a long way off.
If the A7r had produced better results with M lenses overall, then the decision might have been different. . . .and if I didn't already have an M then I would certainly be keeping it.
Of course, this is MY decision, and it's largely to do with my careless and casual way of shooting.
I don't have any criticisms of the A7r as a camera - I loved the controls and the results, even the shutter noise didn't bug me, but basically it's a big beast in a small box, and to get the most of it one will eventually need big lenses too.
So, I'll really miss chatting about it here and investigating its quirks and wonders, - especially with so many great photographers and friends snapping them up, but it's not for me.
. . . . . if the native lenses turn out to be very good, or they bring out another body with IS then things might change.
So - enjoy your wonderful new camera - I'll be watching!
all the best to all the best