Sony A7: Bargain-basement quality zoom from Leica

A Sony A7r has been in my camera stable for over half a year and it has proved to be a capable...

Sony A7 Mark 2: Leica lenses and stabilisation

Last year I spent some months with the Sony A7r, the world's first full-frame mirrorless camera other than the Leica M (which isn't really mirrorless in the sense we now regard it). Sony did a fantastic job of squeezing a full-frame sensor into a relatively small body. And for owners of Leica lenses it was a magnet for experimentation. I liked the A7r immensely, even for a first stab at a new genre. My only serious consideration was the noisy and vibratory shutter which was obtrusive in street photography and also caused camera shake.

Fuji X and Sony A7 with Leica lenses

Since early last year there has been burgeoning interest in using Leica lenses, old and new, M or R, with some...

Why Apple should buy Sony (but probably won’t)

What would be the benefits of Apple hoovering up Sony? In some ways the two companies are now a perfect match....

First came the A7 and A7r, then the A7s and A7II, now the A9

They say a week is a long time in politics. A year, however, is definitely not a long time in the development of Sony cameras. This time last year the hot properties were the freshly baked A7 and A7r, the world's first mirrorless full-frame cameras (excepting the Leica M which, of course, is not strictly a mirrorless). Then, before the ink had dried on your purchase invoice, along came the A7s to tempt you into divorce. Perhaps, though, you would have been wise to resist because the A7II with five-axis stabilisation slunk into view, licking its chops in anticipation of imminent surrender. Get thee behind me, Sony.

Tom Grill compares the Sony A7r with Fuji’s X-T1

Tom Grill is conducting a fascinating comparison between the Sony A7r and the Fuji X-T1. In many respects these cameras are like two peas in a pod

Sony and the strange case of the handsome pussycat

For a good six months I have been attempting to follow a tortuous thread at the Leica Forum on the subject of using Leica...

Pimp your Sony RX100 with retro skin

Yesterday I bumped into a Sony RX100 owner who had...

Sony A7r v Leica Monochrom resolution contest at the Photo Fundamentalist

Thomas Stanworth, the Photo Fundamentalist blogger, has some intriguing insights into the relative resolution of the current M9-based Leica Monochrom and...

Sony A7r and Leica glass on the prowl in London

The Sony A7r has been in my hands for a couple of weeks and I am loving it so far. With a 200g weight...