8 October 2014

First Play

Playing around with the camera, with the Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZE Canon lens. All shots were handheld and JPEGs straight from the camera.

JPEG out of the camera.

Spare Batteries and Charger

Following general advice on the web, I purchased spare batteries.

Spare batteries and charger from Amazon

7 October 2014

a7R with the Zeiss Lens

The Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZE Canon lens fitted to the a7R using the adapter.

Delivery of the a7R

Arrival of the camera, along with an adapter for my Canon lenses.

4 October 2014

Sony a7R


The Sony a7R is a remarkable camera, and I've been fortunate enough to get one. I had a heavy, but excellent, Canon DSLR system for something more portable. I visited the History Live event back in 2011, and by the end of the day I was aching. Returning to the event again in 2013, I was only a couple of hours in to the day and had to abandon my 400mm lens back at the car; finishing the day with my trusty 70-200mm f4, and back ache to remember. That was when the seed was sown that I was getting too old for the heavy equipment. The final straw was walking along the coastal path north of Bamburgh, it was a chore to haul the kit to get the photos. Enough was enough.
On returning home, I ordered the Sony.