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    basic questions regarding the a7r

    I tried the on-line chat with no success on the Sony site, why someone would put a person with no camera knowledge on a camera question hotline is beyond me...so I'll ask you guys. I still have my A900 kit with two Zeiss and one G lens. Please forgive me if I ask antiquated questions but I've been very happy to date with my A900 and haven't seen a reason to upgrade.
    1. I assume from what I read that I will need an adapter to use my lenses. Will the auto focus work ok?
    2. will it tether to my mac?
    3. live view I assume?
    4. will my batteries and charger from my A900 work with it?
    thanks in advance
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    Re: basic questions regarding the a7r

    Quote Originally Posted by mwalker View Post
    I tried the on-line chat with no success on the Sony site, why someone would put a person with no camera knowledge on a camera question hotline is beyond me...so I'll ask you guys. I still have my A900 kit with two Zeiss and one G lens. Please forgive me if I ask antiquated questions but I've been very happy to date with my A900 and haven't seen a reason to upgrade.
    1. I assume from what I read that I will need an adapter to use my lenses. Will the auto focus work ok?
    2. will it tether to my mac?
    3. live view I assume?
    4. will my batteries and charger from my A900 work with it?
    thanks in advance
    I will take a crack at it though no one has a camera yet.

    1. I assume from what I read that I will need an adapter to use my lenses. Will the auto focus work ok?
    LA-EA4. Apparently, the AF will be faster!

    2. will it tether to my mac?
    No idea.


    3. live view I assume?
    All the way!

    4. will my batteries and charger from my A900 work with it?
    No. You do not get a charger with the A7R. Sony NEX batteries are the ones used and the chargers for it. You will have to purchase a charger (presumed to be better than the previous ones) for it. You can charge the battery in the camera with the supplied accessory but it will be an overnight charging process!

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    Question Re: basic questions regarding the a7r

    According to the manual (http://www.getdpi.com/forum/547556-post178.html) page 80, yes tethered operation is supported.

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    Re: basic questions regarding the a7r

    Thanks guys for your help!
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    Re: basic questions regarding the a7r

    A7/A7r use same battery like NEX5/NEX7 ... NP-FW50

    Charger $3.26 incl.ship.

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