02:29 – Lenses Used in Tests
02:59 – Metabones IV Adapter with Canon Lenses
05:05 – Rack Focus Test
06:47 – Side-To-Side Action Servo Test
07:07 – Forward Action Servo Test
07:19 – Backlight Servo Test
08:23 – Buffer Performance
11:06 – Low Light Focusing
12:53 – Face Detection
15:52 – Eye Detection
17:03 – High ISO Stills
18:15 – High ISO Video
20:31 – Moire
20:57 – Rolling Shutter
21:27 – Heat Signature Tests
23:37 – Dynamic Range
23:52 – Portrait Test
26:34 – High ISO Sharpness Test
32:10 – Things I didn’t like about the Sony A7Rii
35:17 – Conclusion
Photography Blog posted a gallery of pictures with the new Leica SL full-frame mirrorless system camera side by side with the Canon EOS 5Ds R full-frame DSLR. Well, the Leica SL is a huge piece of gear for a mirrorless camera.
The Leica SL is also big on the price, selling at $7,450 (BHphoto | Adorama). Is the Leica SL the high-tech dream-gadget of the moment? I am somehow missing scope and purpose of a mirrorless camera that’s almost the same size as a full-frame DSLR, and puts you back by $12,500 when coupled with the Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f/2.8-4 lens.
Seller AllNewShop on eBay (99.7% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5Ds on sale at $2,649 (compare at $3,499). The EOS 5Ds R is on sale at $3,049 (compare at $3,899, select from the dropdown list). Free shipping in the US. Please note: this is likely a grey import item.
The folks at fstoppers posted an exhaustive and educated comparison between the Canon EOS 5Ds R, the Sony Alpha a7RII, and the Nikon D810. The Alpha a7RII being the underdog in the pack. The Alpha a7RII is not the winner here. As noted by many other sophisticated review sites, the a7RII simply is a product that’s not fully mature yet, and hence not a tool for those who are seriously into photography. From the conclusion:
The truth is that technology is so good now that you could use almost any current camera to get amazing professional results. A few more megapixels or a stop of dynamic range isn’t going to effect your pictures at all.
The Sony A7RII is a great camera. If you don’t already have a lot of money invested in a camera system and 2.8 lenses aren’t a necessity right now, the A7RII may be a fantastic choice. I just didn’t feel like the Sony was able to outperform the DSLR competitors in an area other than 4k video recording. That leads me to conclude that the A7RII isn’t actually better than the D810 or 5DSR, it’s just a really great smaller option.
Top Rated Plus seller GetItDigital (99.7% positive ratings) has both the Canon EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R on sale at killer prices. These are the lowest prices seen so far. Free shipping in the US. Please note: this are grey import items. The seller is reputable but you have to check the warranty conditions with the seller. It’s likely that they do not apply for a Canon USA warranty. . Compare at respectively $3,699 and $3,899.
Top Rated Plus seller GetItDigital (99.7% positive ratings) has both the Canon EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R on sale at killer prices. These are the lowest prices seen so far. Free shipping in the US. Please note: this are grey import items. The seller is reputable but you have to check the warranty conditions with the seller. It’s likely that they do not apply for a Canon USA warranty. Compare at respectively $3,699 and $3,899.