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    So, are you bothered?

    A straw poll of owners and would-be owners of the A7R:

    Please state if you are
    An owner (and for how long now)
    Have ordered and not yet taken delivery
    A prospective owner

    and if you are bothered by:

    Orange peel effect
    Jaggies
    Shutter sound
    Shutter vibrations
    Colour shading with native lenses if you have them and with non-native lenses if you have tried them.

    I'll start, next post.

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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    I have owned an A7R for about a month
    Orange peel bothers me slightly, not a deal killer.
    Jaggies bother me a bit more but again, not a deal killer
    Shutter sound bothers me less but I'd prefer it quieter
    Vibrations have yet to bother me
    Colour shading bothers me a little but I understand that it 'goes with the territory'.

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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    Thanks Tim. Could you please give a one sentence description what you mean by Orange peel effect?
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    I've owned the A7R for about three weeks now, and have only had limited time to shoot with it. However, my assessment is pretty much identical to yours, Tim.

    In terms of vibration, I have yet to test a number of my lenses, and to determine which support rig will be the go-to for use with the A7R.

    As far as color shading goes, I'm not bothered because I will likely not be using M-glass with the A7R (except if I take the camera along with just one lens, and then it would be the ZM 2/50 for now).

    Over-all, for me it is the image quality in such a small package that is attractive. Compared to an SLR rig, the A7R combined with a handful of compact Zeiss and Leica SLR primes that can do the fantastic sensor justice make for a wonderfully portable kit.

    Edit: yesterday, I compared the images I have thus far taken with the A7R and Zeiss C/Y and ZF.2 and Leica-R lenses to those taken with the NEX-7 and Zeiss ZM glass. The A7R is clearly in a different league, and that's exactly what I was hoping for.
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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    Owning for 3 weeks
    Orange peel: not seen it in my photos
    Jaggies: bothers me since I started digital photography
    Shutter sound: my M9 is loud too
    Vibrations: bothers me because others keep mentioning it
    Colour shading: no issue so far using non M-lenses

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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Thanks Tim. Could you please give a one sentence description what you mean by Orange peel effect?
    Sure, sorry - it is a phrase that Lloyd Chambers uses to describe the appearance of files at 100% when given sharpening to any reasonable level, it sort of looks a bit randomly bumpy, like orange peel.
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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    Orange peel is new (for me), so how could it bother me?

    I am sure the jaggies will get solved by updates in LR or ACR in the meantime Sony IDC helps. As long it does not show up in prints, I am happy.

    Shutter sound, hmm... don't really know. Even close by to people, I just have to push the button and nobody killed me till now.

    Vibrations are no problem. I am not shaky yet. Otherwise the tripod will do.

    Bothers me with certain lenses I own and I can see that it is frustrating to a lot of people that certain great lenses don't shine on this camera. (for me for example the Biogon ZM 25) But there are enough alternatives available, may be not so good, but still better as they were ever before, with this great FF sensor.

    Verdict: I love it! I is a dream camera for a notorious lens adaptor (read lens addict)
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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    I have had the A7R for about 10 days now.
    At a minimum it's a wonderful FF P&S camera for me with the FE 35/2.8.
    So far none of the issues you listed have bothered me.
    But I still have to test most of my lenses on the A7R.
    I prefer the A7R over my D800E for manual focus lenses, even for manual Nikkor lenses.
    To get a similar manual focus precision with the D800E I need to use a loupe in liveview.
    The A7R is definitely a keeper for me until a better one is available with 5-axis IBIS.
    With best regards, K-H.
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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    My major issue with the A7R plus a lens is that I can not find it easily! The thing has a prominent hump unlike the NEx' and is not exactly tiny but is invisible to me in plain sight, for whatever reason. Hate that. Not sure if it is worth keeping at all.

    Orange peel sounds enticing though. It has a fantastic smell that I absolutely love! Chambership is not bad after all.
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    Vivek, I like your sense of humor!
    With best regards, K-H.
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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    Yup..... I'm bothered but only by the shutter vibration (only with my Leica 90mm) which I cannot calm down even with a Gitzo 3 series and Arca Z1. My solution is to shoot 250 or above (up to ISO 800) or 1 sec and below. Easily accomplished with a six stop ND. Those situations may be in the 5% or less area so not the biggest deal in the world but still a bother.

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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Owning for 3 weeks
    Orange peel: not seen it in my photos
    Jaggies: bothers me since I started digital photography
    Shutter sound: my M9 is loud too
    Vibrations: bothers me because others keep mentioning it
    Colour shading: no issue so far using non M-lenses

    Kind regards
    Substitute "M9" with D800 and D700 and the above is exactly what's my take on it.

    And add to that: I really appreciate this new toy - ehm tool, I mean of course - since it is spot-on, what I was expecting based on available information. So for me, no testing but, enjoying, i.e. making pictures, that are on my mind.
    Best regards - Hermann
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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    Tim,

    Have had the A7R w/35FE for a couple of weeks. My expectations were different when I got this camera. I wanted something small with good IQ when I am travelling. For ultimate IQ, I'd turn to the D800E or IQ180.

    Given this, I am quite pleased at what this little camera can do. The menu system is a little buggy and a bit of a joke. The custom button layout could have been a little better, especially if you're going to assign functions to them that you'd like to use with your eye to the VF. Sometimes there are unexplained pauses between shots and VF blackouts, but I suspect this is firmware that needs to be fully baked.

    The WA M-lens issues are a little disappointing as well, but I think with select lenses and C1 LCC, I can find a suitable solution.

    I love the VF for manual focussing, love the size, love the availability of tactile controls, and hope we have some good native lenses showing up soon.

    Bottom line is that It has exceeded my expectations
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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    I have the A7R. I am quite concerned about the shutter vibration issue as I was hoping to be able to use the A7R as a vastly more portable alternative to my D800E and my h1/IQ180. I have done my own preliminary tests with the E mount 18-200mm lens at 200mm at 1/30 and 1/350 with camera mounted on a RRS BH-55 head with a gitzo 3 series tripod. The loss of sharpness is obvious. Not subtle. I ran a similar test with my h1/IQ 180 and a Hassy 210mm lens and there is no loss of sharpness. For me, this is a big deal as ?I am not a wide angle guy. I do landscapes, but tend to use lenses in the 50-200mm range.
    Perhaps I should consider returning the A7R and getting the A7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcubell View Post
    I have the A7R. I am quite concerned about the shutter vibration issue as I was hoping to be able to use the A7R as a vastly more portable alternative to my D800E and my h1/IQ180. I have done my own preliminary tests with the E mount 18-200mm lens at 200mm at 1/30 and 1/350 with camera mounted on a RRS BH-55 head with a gitzo 3 series tripod. The loss of sharpness is obvious. Not subtle. I ran a similar test with my h1/IQ 180 and a Hassy 210mm lens and there is no loss of sharpness. For me, this is a big deal as ?I am not a wide angle guy. I do landscapes, but tend to use lenses in the 50-200mm range.
    Perhaps I should consider returning the A7R and getting the A7.
    Did you use a remote cable release to actuate the shutter?

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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamB View Post
    Did you use a remote cable release to actuate the shutter?

    Graham
    No, the self timer at 10 seconds.

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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    Quote Originally Posted by tashley View Post
    A straw poll of owners and would-be owners of the A7R:
    Please state if you are
    An owner (and for how long now) Was for 3 days
    A prospective owner might go back

    and if you are bothered by:

    NO Orange peel effect
    NO Jaggies
    MILDLY Shutter sound
    YES Shutter vibrations
    MILDLY Colour shading with native lenses if you have them and with non-native lenses if you have tried them.

    . . . . and the one you missed:
    YES smeared corners with non-native WA lenses

    My problem really is not that either of the problems seems very common (they clearly aren't) - but they do all exist, and they're rather unpredictable (especially the shutter vibrations) . . . . . . . and although I don't mind taking a few shots to get a setup shot right, finding later that a shot is ruined by smearing or camera shake is not great (you can usually deal with colour shift if needed).

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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    A7r and FE35 for a week.
    Orange peel-no, but find it interesting
    Jaggies-no
    Shutter-no
    Vibrations-a little, have used bean bag for tests when encountered with improvement.
    Color shading-no

    Have been testing my nikon glass with the Novaflex and am quite happy so far. 14-24 and 24-70 have been pleasers so far. Manual focus is sooo much easier for my eyes as to make it enjoyable again. I am very enthused with what I see are improvements over my d800e.
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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    Quote Originally Posted by tashley View Post
    A straw poll of owners and would-be owners of the A7R:

    Please state if you are
    An owner (and for how long now)
    Have ordered and not yet taken delivery
    A prospective owner

    and if you are bothered by:

    Orange peel effect
    Jaggies
    Shutter sound
    Shutter vibrations
    Colour shading with native lenses if you have them and with non-native lenses if you have tried them.

    I'll start, next post.
    Owner A7R+FE 35 for two weeks.
    Orange peel effect -No
    Jaggies - No
    Shutter sound -No
    Shutter vibrations - Yes, with long lenses
    Colour shading with native lenses if you have them and with non-native lenses if you have tried them - No, an easy fix in LR
    As Jono pointed out corner/edge smearing is a problem with some wides and unfortunately that includes some I had hoped would do better.
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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    Quote Originally Posted by tashley View Post
    A straw poll of owners and would-be owners of the A7R:

    Please state if you are
    An owner (and for how long now)
    Have ordered and not yet taken delivery
    A prospective owner

    and if you are bothered by:

    Orange peel effect
    Jaggies
    Shutter sound
    Shutter vibrations
    Colour shading with native lenses if you have them and with non-native lenses if you have tried them.

    I'll start, next post.
    I was about to post my feelings about my 7 and I saw this...hope this is very similar to 7r.
    Orange peel effect: is this the colour I found from my A7...worse if I attach a Sigma lens on it
    Jaggies: no
    Shutter sound: Do we have a choice?
    Shutter vibrations: I have to live with it
    Colour shading: no

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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    Quote Originally Posted by tashley View Post
    A straw poll of owners and would-be owners of the A7R:

    Orange peel effect
    Jaggies
    Shutter sound
    Shutter vibrations
    Colour shading with native lenses if you have them and with non-native lenses if you have tried them.

    I'll start, next post.
    I've had the A7R for a week.

    Haven't noticed any orange peel effect
    I like the shutter sound
    I haven't seen any jaggies with IDC
    Slightly disappointed with color shading with Elmarit-M 24 and edge smearing at wider apertures but I haven't tried it with the flat field plugin / LCC

    Overall the camera exceeds my expectations and I particularly like the performance with the Canon TS-E 24mm.

    The camera is flimsy and I don't like the feel of any of the buttons - it's kind of like eating with plastic utensils.
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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    Only the mentioned bothered me

    Held a7r for 10 days
    Trouble focusing well with R lenses
    Shutter vibration less than ideal
    Smearing of M lenses making some unusable.

    I live amongst oranges in Florida so I would not want to upset them with any comment about their skin.
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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    The only two that really bother me are corner smearing and shutter vibration. This camera is nice as a toy and lots of fun figuring out its little secrets, but very demanding to get all it's potential. If I have to work that hard I'll stick with MF.
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    Corner smearing for sure. The rest of my gripes are just minor annoyances.
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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    Quote Originally Posted by tashley View Post
    A straw poll of owners and would-be owners of the A7R:

    Please state if you are
    An owner (and for how long now)
    Have ordered and not yet taken delivery
    A prospective owner
    I have a review copy of the A7R due to arrive tomorrow, and I'm considering buying it.

    Orange peel effect - not bothered by this
    Jaggies - not bothered by this
    Shutter sound - suboptimal but acceptable in a full frame camera with 1/8000s shutter speed
    Shutter vibrations - not bothered by this
    Color shading and corner smearing - comes with the territory

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    Re: So, are you bothered?

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    Orange peel effect Not affected
    Jaggies didn't notice
    Shutter sound Don't understand the problem. I like it. Clack Clack. The 5DIII, that sounded strange.

    Shutter vibrations No problem.
    Colour shading with native lenses if you have them and with non-native lenses if you have tried them. No problem

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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    Thank you to everyone for these replies. I think a very clear message is coming from all this!

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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    I have the A7r for about 3 weeks.
    Color shading,
    Corner & edge smearing
    with Leica m lenses bother me, particularly with wider ones as the A7r was planned as the replacement for the M9. As things are, I use it now with the Sonnar T FE35, MF Nikkors and a few selected m-lenses, including ZM 50 Sonnar, 75 Summarit. And the M9 will not be send to retirement. The rest of the listed "warts" is not of concern to me.

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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    have the a7r and sony 35

    works great

    love: being able to shoot an image and immediately send via wifi from a phone--use this all the time for test shots.

    small

    fun camera and easier than carrying around the 1Dx's and lens!
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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    Got an A7 and 28-70mm kit lens on the 29th and flew to London on the 1st. Returned to Seattle on the 12th and picked up an A7r and 35mm f/2.8 today. Haven't shot the A7r and I'm just processing the A7 photos. My initial impression is that I like the A7 and "kit" lens, a lot.

    A7:
    Orange peel effect -maybe a bit on underexposed shots
    Jaggies - No
    Shutter sound -No
    Shutter vibrations - No
    Colour shading with native lenses if you have them and with non-native lenses if you have tried them - Haven't noticed
    Corner/edge smearing - Jono showed me this with photos from his A7r. Haven't noticed it with the A7

    I'll comment on the A7r after I have some experience with it.

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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    Got an A7 and the A7r should be here in the morning. More to report after I get more hands on time but so far so good with a few test shots around the house. The camera seems to naturally overexpose a bit but I'm also a "shoot to the left" guy. I rather lose some shadow detail than blow highlights.
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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    Quote Originally Posted by HiredArm View Post
    Got an A7 and the A7r should be here in the morning. More to report after I get more hands on time but so far so good with a few test shots around the house. The camera seems to naturally overexpose a bit but I'm also a "shoot to the left" guy. I rather lose some shadow detail than blow highlights.
    I would love to hear more about how the A7 compares to the A7R. The 7R seems to get all the buzz right now, but it is too many pixels for my needs. What interests me more is how your wa lenses compares when put on those two cameras.

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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    Have the A7R from November 19.


    Orange peel effect: NO, dont overdo sharpening!
    Jaggies: NO, on prints up to A2 absolutely nothing
    Shutter sound: No problem
    Shutter vibrations: Its me with "vibes"
    Colour shading with native lenses if you have them and with non-native lenses if you have tried them: Native FE35 - NO, some M-lenses oc. as expected.

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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    A7 vs A7r - print size

    Just a thought you know. When we talk about MP we are fundamentally speaking in terms of area (24mp, 36mp) and there is an instinctive feeling that the ratio will be relevant to print size (so if 24" is okay with 24mp then 36" will be okay with 36mp). Of course this isn't right - probably everybody else realises this, but it's something that just occurred to me recently.

    In fact - we speak of print sizes as a linear measurement, and the truth is that

    if 24mp is good for a 24" print,
    then 36mp will be good for a 29.5" print.

    it's a simple linear relationship - A7 = 6000 pixels wide A7r = 7360.

    Of course, the lack of an AA filter in the A7r may have an effect - but then the bigger pixels of the A7 might have an effect too.

    All the best

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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    Thanks for pointing this out, Jono! I fully agree with your statement in general, but would like to add that for me personally, 24MP is already good enough for a 36" print. I am very happy with the 36" prints I've made of images taken with the NEX-7. Granted, they don't have that LF-contact-sheet-insane-hyper-realism, but they're still very, very detailed. I have yet to print a 24x36" image taken with the A7R, but I expect the results to be highly satisfactory (at least to my eyes)...

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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Pfister View Post
    Thanks for pointing this out, Jono! I fully agree with your statement in general, but would like to add that for me personally, 24MP is already good enough for a 36" print. I am very happy with the 36" prints I've made of images taken with the NEX-7. Granted, they don't have that LF-contact-sheet-insane-hyper-realism, but they're still very, very detailed. I have yet to print a 24x36" image taken with the A7R, but I expect the results to be highly satisfactory (at least to my eyes)...
    HI Ron
    I completely agree - it was only an example of the ratio, and a point of my bad thinking!

    if 24mp is good for 36" prints then 36mp is good for 44"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annna T View Post
    I would love to hear more about how the A7 compares to the A7R. The 7R seems to get all the buzz right now, but it is too many pixels for my needs. What interests me more is how your wa lenses compares when put on those two cameras.
    From what I've seen and read the A7 is a bit more forgiving with rangefinder wides in general. That being said some wides are just "better" than others so judge/ pick according to YOUR kit. That being said I don't think one could go wrong either way. Both seem highly capable of producing a satisfying image.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    if 24mp is good for 36" prints then 36mp is good for 44"
    Hmm - does that mean I need a new printer? And new frames? Dangerous technology! Perhaps I should have bought the A7, after all…

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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    36 inch prints from a 24mp image are at the outer limits for me and very dependent on subject matter. My rule of thumb is to stop at 1.5 times native size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiredArm View Post
    Got an A7 and the A7r should be here in the morning. More to report after I get more hands on time but so far so good with a few test shots around the house. The camera seems to naturally overexpose a bit but I'm also a "shoot to the left" guy. I rather lose some shadow detail than blow highlights.
    Beware that impression: it regularly underexposes by between 1/2 and 1 2/3rds stops, it just has very paranoid blinkies. The sensor has, probably for processing pipeline issues, noisier shadows than a D800 so it is vital to expose more to the right than you'd think… as long as you are shooting RAW, that is...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tashley View Post
    Beware that impression: it regularly underexposes by between 1/2 and 1 2/3rds stops, it just has very paranoid blinkies. The sensor has, probably for processing pipeline issues, noisier shadows than a D800 so it is vital to expose more to the right than you'd think… as long as you are shooting RAW, that is...
    +1

    I'm finding that in A mode, I am almost always at 1/2 stop compensation for things to look right. Nice that there is a physical dial for this

    ....OK 1/3-2/3 comp to be more specific as the dial is marked so
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    Quote Originally Posted by jagsiva View Post
    +1

    I'm finding that in A mode, I am almost always at 1/2 stop compensation for things to look right. Nice that there is a physical dial for this
    Sad that the dial is in thirds then. A true deal breaker!

    But seriously, for the alt lenses I've tried so far metering works very well. Though indoor WB remains as bad as with any other cameras.
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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    A7r owner. Few things bothering me, not mentioned here. Shutter lag is horrendous. Tried messing about with it at my sisters wedding, I could not use this camera for anything with moving objects in it, the picture I'm taking and picture I thought I was taking are half a second apart! (Manual lens no AF). I've shot weddings and portraiture for 10 years, unless I can work out a solution this camera is no use for those things IMO.

    Shutter button placement is moronic in the extreme, really uncomfortable to use. Should be where the front dial is.

    There is no safety shift when using auto iso. I have auto iso set and in shutter priority or manual, if the light levels are too low the picture is shot dark rather than sacrificing shutter or whatever to get exposure. My canon's have this feature going back to the 5Dc and it's a life saver.

    Zooming in always goes to 100% and is very laggy when panning including freezing often. I would love to be able to map the zoom button during image review to another button, the C2 button is not that accessible when holding the camera to review. I can map zoom when shooting so why can't I map zoom when reviewing?

    Reviewing does not ever show the filename which is annoying when wanting to remember a certain image for later.

    Huge amounts of praise for the camera too....
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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    Reviewing does not ever show the filename which is annoying when wanting to remember a certain image for later.
    Yes, it is there. Top row, left of the center.

    Shutter lag is not as bad as you say. It depends on your set up, I think.

    Zoom button, yes that is the way it is, as of now.

    It is easier for a Sony user and for the others it will take a while to get the hang of everything.

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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    Quote Originally Posted by tashley View Post
    Beware that impression: it regularly underexposes by between 1/2 and 1 2/3rds stops, it just has very paranoid blinkies. The sensor has, probably for processing pipeline issues, noisier shadows than a D800 so it is vital to expose more to the right than you'd think… as long as you are shooting RAW, that is...
    That holds good for non system lenses as well. Well thought out post!
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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Rubinstein View Post
    A7r owner. Few things bothering me, not mentioned here. Shutter lag is horrendous. Tried messing about with it at my sisters wedding, I could not use this camera for anything with moving objects in it, the picture I'm taking and picture I thought I was taking are half a second apart! (Manual lens no AF). I've shot weddings and portraiture for 10 years, unless I can work out a solution this camera is no use for those things IMO.
    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Shutter lag is not as bad as you say. It depends on your set up, I think.
    HI Ben, Vivek, one of my criticisms too. . . . . but perhaps we both missed something?
    Vivek - how could it be less than with using Manual focus lenses? Which setup options will change this?

    My impression was that it was to do with the lack of the electronic first curtain - i.e. that it was the period when the shutter clangs shut and then opens again. Of course I may be wrong - if there is a way of improving this Vivek then I'm sure we'd all be pleased to hear.

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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    Hi Jono, First off, I thought Matt snapped a younger brother of yours! You need to change the current avatar!

    My setting is simple: No image auto review. Eye focus off. Airplane mode on.

    Shutter lag is the same (or a tad less) than the NEX'. It is possible to train one to adjust to it. However, if I want to switch to the MM, I am in trouble. There is a bit a adjustment time for that. When I first got the MM, I was missing quite a few bicyclist shots (I don't ever use continuous shoot mode so it is one shot or nothing) because the shutter went off too early!

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    Re: So, are you bothered?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    HI Ben, Vivek, one of my criticisms too. . . . . but perhaps we both missed something?
    Vivek - how could it be less than with using Manual focus lenses? Which setup options will change this?

    My impression was that it was to do with the lack of the electronic first curtain - i.e. that it was the period when the shutter clangs shut and then opens again. Of course I may be wrong - if there is a way of improving this Vivek then I'm sure we'd all be pleased to hear.

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    Me too! I improved it greatly by switching off machine gun mode and switching off image review (why either should effect it I don't know) however I stand by my statement. At present it is too slow to be used for anything non static if you are looking to be able to capture a moment or freeze an expression. I've never used a DSLR which was as laggy as this camera, not even the cheap and nasty ones.
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    Sorry Vivek, what do you mean by 'eye focus'?

    I think it's the shutter closing and only then opening more than anything else...
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    I also noticed the blinkies were way over sensitive, when you dial in according the the histogram in the EVF, you shoot and suddenly you're blown everywhere. The RAW is actually far closer to the histo shot with than the panicking blinkies of the review.
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