Clearly they hadn’t bothered to correctly read my emails. Much like the Nikon D800E, the Sony A7R was built for landscape photographers. The problem I had is that the adapter does not fit tightly to the A7R. It actually wobbles about from left to right and causes leveling issues and a terrible vignette in the top left corner. Even when it’s switched off, that battery is draining. If you shoot outside in cold temperatures, don’t expect more than 1 hour of solid use.
All of this means better creativity and more fun. This means you have to mess around taking the battery grip off and putting a battery back in the camera if you want to charge the batteries. Simply put, the 36 megapixel A7R sensor is bloody awesome. These are the reasons why I love the Sony A7R and what it can do for my landscape photography. The strengths of the A7R far outweigh it’s weaknesses.
Click on the image to see a blow up where you can see the yellow lines of ‘focus assist’ performing their magic. That in itself is enough to make this camera a must have for landscape shooters. Could Sony be more frustrating? 2 – Time Lapse App Since a recent update the ‘Timelapse’ app for The Sony A7R is much better than it once was. Maybe that’s an exaggeration but mark my words, it’s bloody loud. 5 – The Metabones Adapter Fail You’ll need a lens adapter (obviously) if you want to attach your legacy DLSR glass. This little feature hasn’t let me down once so far.