Go into your menu and scroll to creative style (1-5, I believe). You can unsubscribe any time, and your email will remain safe with us. Compared to the more traditional DSLR, mirrorless cameras offer some distinct advantages that I have grown to love: electronic viewfinders, manual focus assist overlays, more compact bodies, smaller lenses, and the ability to adapt pretty much any kind of lens ever made. The a7II offers all of these features that I love, a very good sensor, and most of the things that you would expect from a high-end camera like user customizable controls, useful exposure aids like zebra-striping overlays and video features like s-log2 flat picture profiles for color grading. Change it from “AUTO” to “ON”. That said, the camera is also noticeably heavier. Knowing that the a7II is not truly watersealed, I kept it in my bag in between downpours. Featuring a full magnesium alloy body and stainless steel mount, the overall construction of the Sony a7II feels very solid while handling it. 4/5 Stars. Most of the residences were secured with steel gates and barbed wire. Full Frame 24.3 Megapixel Sensor; In-body Image Stabilization: This gives you up to a 4 stop advantage when shooting in low light. Thanks! Compared to Canon’s smallest full frame DSLR, the Canon EOS 6D, the Sony a7II is still smaller and lighter but by a narrower margin than what I would expect of a mirrorless system. Shooting the couple’s portrait of Rodrigo and Lu proved to be one of the more difficult situations for focusing but the camera did a fine job at getting critical focus in the dim backlit conditions of the sunset. Anyone familiar with Sony alpha cameras will feel right at home. Here are my ten favorite totally new menu settings on Sony a7RII: 1. Straight out of camera, the a7II’s SteadyShot makes the most sense for static handheld shots with light panning at the most. I’ve put together a clip of some footage from our time in Mexico and Costa Rica, all shot handheld on the a7II with SteadyShot enabled to give you an idea of the video quality of the camera. Next to the full frame a7Sii, I can't think of a camera that delivers better low light, low noise video and stills like the a6500 does. I think it’s more reasonable to push exposures about 2 to 3 stops with the SteadyShot enabled. It’s the fourth member of the Sony A7-series line-up, as Sony continues their path of creating specialized cameras with unique virtues that other cameras cannot realize – even other Sony cameras. While actual shooting is fast, after recording a burst of photos or a video, the camera will prevent you from entering the menu, playback mode or changing any setting for several seconds, instead throwing up a message that says “Writing to memory card. This will affect JPEGs only, but will slightly oversharpen edges in the preview. Besides its low light capability, the a7S also comes with 4K while the a7II does not. It’s smaller than most DSLRs, offers internal sensor stabilization, and some of the best still image quality on the market. Mr. Cicala’s teardown also gives light to a concern about weather sealing: despite some loose claims by Sony about dust and moisture sealing, the a7II does not seem to be truly weathersealed. The Sony a7II is the company’s fourth full-frame interchangeable lens mirrorless camera and spec-for-spec it’s arguably the most technologically advanced camera I have ever used.The a7II is notable as the first full-frame mirrorless camera to feature an in-body image stabilization system. It’s nice to have the functionality but the need to enter a completely different shooting mode just to start an interval timer is a lot clunkier than most of the built-in interval timer functions found in most other high-end cameras (e.g. Many of Sony’s camera have the ability to download apps via Wi-Fi for increasing functionality. Overall, in spite of its quirks, the a7II is still does what it’s supposed to do extremely well. The camera also features a “Lock-on AF” mode but I’ve found that this mode usually and eventually loses focus or can often start tracking the wrong object. I imagine the use of computer stabilization in post processing in combination with the a7II’s SteadyShot could produce some very smooth video motion. With a fast lens, the a7II performs very well in low-light just as you would expect. I've been shooting with the latest model, the Sony a7 III, at high ISOs to find out how well it performs in real-world shooting in low-light conditions at high ISOs. That is until you bring the Sony Alpha a7 III into the discussion. I constantly remind myself to turn off the camera to preserve the battery life and overall, I  think this need is detrimental to shooting spur of the moment occurrences as it requires you to turn the camera on and wait for it to start up (which isn’t instant) before you are able to shoot. It never seemed to be completely disturbing but it’s certainly not the quietest shutter sound. Steve, I bought the Sony a7II on your recommendation and it has transformed my low light photography. I would say that it’s sensor quality in terms of noise is perhaps just shy of the Canon EOS 6D, and very similar to the Canon EOS 5D Mark III which were my primary cameras for a long time and are good performers in their own right. The Sony a7II is the most technologically advanced camera I have personally used. I’m personally a manual focuser, shooting about 90% in manual focus mode with the occasional press of the AF/MF button to autofocus. For many, the capability to mount nearly any lens ever made and still have the benefit of sensor stabilization is enough of a reason alone to jump on buying the a7II. It’s user interface still lacks the polish I would expect of such an advanced camera. I’ve spend a fair bit of this review outlining a lot of the quirks of the camera but on the grand scheme of things, none of the issues I have with the camera completely overshadow the fact that it’s a very good and very capable photographic tool. It’s, simply, a very capable piece of photography gear that will produce some excellent videos and stills. By comparison, it’s no where near as good as the SteadyShot system built into the Sony RX100 III, but the RX100 III relies on both optical stabilization and digital cropping to achieve its silky smooth stabilization. Judging the a7II on the scale of its competition, it offers a unique package. The Specs. F9 is an extremely small aperture for low light or even indoor shots. It still has a very familiar layout with a mode dial, two control dials and an exposure compensation dial. The cameras in Sony's Alpha range are well-known for their superb sensors. Furthermore, the performance of the apps is usually rather slow. If you’re considering the a7II, it’s important to keep in mind that if size and weight are a priority, the original a7 is still substantially smaller and lighter while still offering almost identical image quality and at a lower price than the a7II, too. Follow Ian on. The camera features additional on-sensor phase detection autofocus points when compared to its predecessor and supposedly offers improved autofocus speed and tracking capability. The built-in Sony SteadyShot system promises to offer about 4.5 stops of stabilization capability which should help reduce the effects of camera shak… We met a lot of amazing people in Mexico and many of them, like Rodrigo and Lu (pictured below), were kind enough to allow me to photograph them. That said, there are still some unavoidable annoyances, despite the extreme level of customization. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. When you half press the shutter button, the aperture will close to your aperture setting so you can see what it looks like before full-pressing the shutter button and taking the picture. The camera is a little bit quieter in first curtain electronic shutter mode but it’s still loud compared to a lot of other options on the market. For most of the time there, the volcano was obscured by fast moving clouds. Or assign focus zoom to a custom button (I use C3 since it's a magnifying glass and easy to remember). One of the projects I worked on while in México City was the creation of an online a levitation portrait class. If you’re photos are for printing any size larger … The first and most obvious quirk of shooting with the a7II, in my opinion, is autofocus control point size and position. I do allot of studio work and it's hard at f9 or higher to get it to fire often. The little viewfinder is a bigger power hog than the rear LCD monitor and the viewfinder automatically turns on when anything is brought in range of it. This all-content, junk-free website's biggest source of support is when you use those or any of these links to approved sources when you get anything, regardless of the country in whi… That is, SNR-18% which is higher than 37dB and close to 400 ISO. I still liked the camera. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Works pretty fast for me. So, in this article, we will go through every camera setting on the A7R II, including how to set the entire menu optimally. With the a7II or any other Sony a7-series camera around your neck, the camera will just stay on and drain the battery. My informal testing with my Canon 16-35 F/2.8 LII and 70-200 F/2.8 L looked promising. It’s as good or perhaps even better than the viewfinder found on the Fujifilm X-T1, something that camera is well known for. Print or … While the a7II is certainly the heaviest mirrorless camera I have used, I still found it small enough and light enough to bring backpacking. As far as buttons go, the a7II is still very similar as it predecessors. Maybe I am confused, but this doesn't work as you describe for me. ... this camera is amazing in low light. I think that these AF heavy modes can work in a pinch but they’re still not as good as a traditional DSLR. For single shot AF, I’ve found the a7II to perform well. Before I got the a7II, I made extensive use of the Sony a7S for much of my night sky photography and video recording.  I felt that some of the updates that the a7II offered, like image stabilization, and lower price might be more suitable for my travels abroad. I think this is a great example of shooting with the a7II at the extremes of its capability. For the portrait above, it was almost completely dark outside. At ISO settings above 800, the camera showed the best shadow details and tended to maintain an acceptable level of detail all the way up to ISO 25600. The first and most noticeable difference in the a7II over its predecessors is the built in sensor stabilization system. Sony Zeiss FE 35mm f/2.8 Sonnar T* at B&H, Sony Zeiss FE 35mm f/2.8 Sonnar T* at Amazon, Hawks Factory Leica M to Sony E Mount Adapter V5 at B&H, Voigtländer 40mm f/2.8 Heliar Lens Review, Video: Exploring Hydrogen Alpha with the Canon EOS Ra. Now although the viewfinder is a culprit in reducing the camera’s battery life, I must say that it’s a joy to use. Most importantly, the a7II excels in image quality and offers the unique capability of internal image stabilization which is a first for any mirrorless full frame camera. As far as video picture quality, the a7II produces generally nice 1080p footage and the inclusion of picture profile control for shooting in a flat gamma profile like S-Log2 is helpful for post production color grading. So while the a7II has the added benefit of of stabilization, I still think the a7S still comes out as the winner for video production quality. For example, when shooting time-lapse footage, with the monitor disabled, I can shoot over 1000 frames on a single battery. The A7 III delivers its best image quality at its base sensitivity of I… The m… Its full-frame but low-resolution (12MP) sensor allows it to grab crisp footage without a big lighting rig. Before I used to bump the ISO To pull focus and then go back down. We initially explored the urban and suburban regions around Heredia and San José before venturing off to the rainforests of La Fortuna and the beaches of Manuel Antonio. The camera has been with me to Costa Rica, Mexico, and on a road trip all over the United States. Anyone accustomed to using any other pro-oriented camera would expect it reasonable to leave a camera on, ready to shoot and rely on the power-saving sleep function to turn off most of the power-hogging functions of the camera between shots. ctrl + f then type in "a third method"). I don’t think I would have been able to stay still enough for the 1/6th shutter time had the a7II not had the SteadyShot system enabled. I personally still think it’s lame that a feature as simple as an intervalometer is not included by default but at least it’s an option. The Time Lapse app offers a number of presets for various timelapse shooting situations as well as custom settings. Autofocus still worked through the infrared filter which is something I did not expect. The position of the shutter button and the shape and position of the control dials on the grip are much improved from the original a7. Unable to operate.” Similarly, the camera has an excessively slow start time, at least 1 second long before the camera is ready to shoot and up to 4 seconds when booting for the first time with a fresh battery. That said, the a7II has a strange behaviour that compromises its AF performance at all but the lowest f/numbers: it keeps the aperture stopped to match the f/number while focusing, reducing the incoming light to the phase detection pixels. while adding an excellent image stabilization system and improved ergonomics. I have found it to be a very good performer for astrophotography and other low-light shooting and I have no hesitation holding on to this camera for my on-going road trip across the the United States where I’ve taken every opportunity to capture the night sky in many of the remote dark locations where we have been staying. I found the grain to still be pleasant even at the maximum ISO 25,600 and so I would have no hesitation pushing the camera that high if the situation deems it necessary. The a7II is, perhaps, not the best camera to take out in a downpour or to the dusty desert of Burning Man. 4/5 Stars. There are also other apps available on the Sony PlayMemories app store in addition to the Time Lapse app. The result is a camera that feels significantly more solid and well-built in the hand but also starts to show some chub when compared to other mirrorless cameras. We are also a participant in the B&H Affiliate Program which also allows us to earn fees by linking to bandhphotovideo.com. I love to shoot short video clips of our travels and the a7II’s stabilization system seemed like it might be able improve the quality of handheld video when compared to shooting on the a7S, which suffers from substantial rolling shutter effects. The take home point is that the a7II is a very good performer in these kinds of conditions and I have no hesitation recommending it for use in low-light conditions. I’ve already voiced my concerns about the a7II’s AF system, and like I said, I think it could be improved but in practice it seems to work just fine most of the time. If you’re careful about your power usage, the camera has plenty of battery life. Recommended. Sony a7 III High ISO Sample Images. If you’re coming from another brand like Nikon or Canon, there might be a bit of a learning curve but major conventions are still adhered to. Under normal expectations this wouldn’t be a problem as long as the viewfinder isn’t overused but there’s a serious battery draining issue that plagues the a7II and other Sony a7-series cameras: as long as the eye-sensor detects anything in range, the camera will never enter power-saving mode. Designed by North to South | Powered by WordPress, Ian Norman, co-founder and creator of The Photon Collective, is a full time traveler, photographer and entrepreneur. Press J to jump to the feed. One of my favorite features of the stabilization system is that when using the manual focus magnification function, the camera automatically stabilizes the image, making it much easier to get precise manual focus when shooting handheld. It is also good within 32dB around 1600 ISO. I still really like a lot of the results I got from the camera at high ISOs and dark exposures. One of my favorite shooting experiences so far was on a backcountry hike through the White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. I like the deep eye socket relief on the a7II and the viewfinder seems capable of nice and bright levels for shooting in direct sun. Here are the results and some high-resolution examples. Overall, It has still taken me some time to get used to the operation of Sony cameras. While these are my custom settings, you should set up your settings based on your own needs. Even with such bright exposure settings, it was still pushing the limits of the camera. We opted for a “hanging bridges” tour where we explored the rainforest on foot, sometimes lofted several hundred feet high in the canopy of the forest. Only on occasion would the clouds part to show the summit. It’s, simply, a very capable piece of photography gear that will produce some excellent videos and stills. The a7II’s main menu system is rather deep so I’ve made any menu function that I use often accessible via the Fn button for quick access. It also functions when using on fully manual lenses like the Voigtlander 15mm/4.5 Heliar III that I have with me. But put your subject in low light and this will hunt from time to time. Sony Singapore provided us two set-ups to test out the new camera. I loved the image quality of the video on the a7S but when using it with lenses that lacked stabilization, it was very difficult to produce quality handheld footage on the a7S. This problem could easily be fixed with firmware, providing substantial improvements to Sony’s autofocus system but I low confidence that Sony would provide such a service. To see all of the levitation photo examples, check out my writeup about the class or click on the photo below:Â. Menu navigation is often different than outside the app, button presses seem overly slow in performance, and many of the camera functions you might normally use (like certain custom buttons) are not usable while running an app. I’m still learning the best methods for shooting with it but I found it could render some dramatic black and white images.  I think the app store thing, while “with the times”, is a misstep in Sony’s camera line. In general, I tend to just leave it at the center and use the focus and re-compose method to get most of my off-center compositions. I been thinking about getting a Sony A7II for the full frame and IBIS. The Sony A7II does great in Low Light. It could also be your go to for taking pictures indoors in poor lighting like wedding receptions and the likes. The biggest disappointment is that these quirks and issues were some of the only gripes I had about the previous generation and they’re still present in this latest iteration and that’s one of the reasons I won’t be giving this camera a highly recommended rating. Came here to say the same thing. Each control dial can be set to control either aperture or shutter speed depending on your preference. The Sony A7-series cameras have a myriad of different settings and buttons, which can be confusing to understand, especially for first-time Sony users. The native FE lenses are the absolutely quietest lenses I have ever used for focusing (they’re almost perfectly silent, it’s amazing) and the a7II catches focus fast enough in most situations. Under Custom Key Settings (6th page of gear tab) set a button to AF On (I use the Center button). I use manual focus, and turn off "Live View Display". The a7II is notable as the first full-frame mirrorless camera to feature an in-body image stabilization system. The a7II’s system is not as convenient but once you have all the functions set as desired, it’s rarely necessary to re-enter the menu to change anything. Basically, the a7II is not a sports shooter. In this post, I share my experiences with the Sony a7II. Top Sample Images Intro Lenses & Adapters Specifications USA Version Performance Compared Usage Recommendations More Sony A7 Mk II (21.4 oz./605g with battery and card, $898) and 85mm f/1.4 GM. I was a little bit disappointed that separate customizations are global and thus not independently programmable to the ‘1’ and ‘2’ modes available on the mode dial. Are you trying to autofocus or manual focus? It has a lot of very high-end specs, the most notable of which are its 24 megapixel full frame (36mm x 24mm) sensor, an ISO range of 100-25,600, 5 fps shooting and an in-camera stabilization system. Essentially, we’re at Sony’s mercy. If you want a camera that performs excellently at tracking subjects, the smaller and cheaper Sony a6000 is excellent in this regard. Low Light. The camera will predict subject movement fairly well while shooting a continuous burst of photos but it will tend to need to “recatch” focus once the burst is finished. Overall, in spite of its quirks, the a7II is still does what it’s supposed to do extremely well. Other than those three things, the camera is very, very similar to the original a7. I’ve put together a collection of some of my favorite photos from my time with the camera so far. So when focusing in low light, I like the ability to turn this off. The take home point is that the camera is a fine low-light performer but it’s not the best-in-class. Learn how to setup your Sony a6000 for portraits, sports, landscapes, nature, animals and more. The a7II is an advanced piece of photography gear. The first setting is live view display. The a7ii adds IBIS which is noticeable improvement in some settings but overall not that noticeable (a7 got finicky in very low light or a lot of motion where the a7ii seems less prone to blur as would be expected). Overall, I very much like the body changes in terms of how the camera feels in the hand. So I love my camera by one my biggest problem is when shooting in low light I can't ever grab focus well. The a7II was fortunately very easy to use for shooting infrared as the live view was able to still allow me to precisely focus. In order to try to achieve as clean an image as possible, I kept the shutter time relatively long at 1/6th of a second and the lens wide open at f/2.8. Sony Alpha a7II Review: The Perfect Camera for Travel Photography . Manual focus with focus peaking turned high. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. On select lenses, like the Sony FE 70-200/4 G OSS, it’s also possible to customize the function of the lens’s “focus hold” button via the a7II’s menu. Your screen will show the scene with the aperture wide open, When you press the AF On button, the camera will focus with the aperture open, and. In February 2013, he called it quits on his 9-to-5 to pursue a lifestyle of photography. It’s the same app that I used in my a7S review and not much has changed since. It’s works very well for stills in particular but also improves video shooting to a degree. We have set up our a7II and a7RII cameras with similar custom buttons and functions, so that we can easily switch between them. The a7II automatically selects the best stabilization settings for native Sony lenses and it’s possible to set a custom focal length for manual lenses. Shout out to /u/phillipreeve for this one. The battery of the Sony a7II shoots up to 350 images when fully charged. More important to me is it just feels a lot more comfortable in my grip. IBIS - The in-body stabilization is very good, and much needed update from the a6300. It’s biggest competitor, in my opinion, is it’s predecessor, the original a7, which, at the time of this writing can be found for nearly $700 less than the a7II. For some, that $700 might seem like a steep price increase for the addition of in-camera image stabilization and a few video, body and button changes. Photographers shopping for a compact full frame camera should keep in mind that the cheaper Sony a7 shares the same sensor for much cheaper and in a smaller package but without the updated grip design nor the in-camera stabilization system. The a7II seemed to show the best results in these low-light conditions when used above ISO 800. The front plate of the original a7 was a plastic/composite cover while the a7II rides on a fully magnesium alloy chassis and enclosure. Sometimes I can greatly exceed the rated battery life. Let’s talk about some of these quirks and what it’s like to shoot with the a7II. One noticeable battery hog on the Sony a7II (and the other a7-series cameras for that matter) is the eye-sensor activated electronic viewfinder. ISO AUTO Minimum Shutter Speed. Worse even still is to forget to power off the camera when you’re not using it for extended periods of time only to find that it has drained nearly 40% of its battery while around your neck doing nothing. Let’s take a look. This, of course, corresponds well to the fact that the a7S is also significantly more expensive than the a7II. All of the photos featured in the class were shot on the a7II. This is important for us landscape photographers, especially when it comes to low-light and night photography. Get email notifications (once per week at most) of our latest posts. It’s a little slow to start up, it has a very long and deep menu system that is more complex than it needs to be and there are distinct bugs in its operation like the fact that it will not enter power saving mode if the viewfinder is obscured. Get out of auto and get control of your camera using tried-and-true recipes. extensive number of lenses that are adaptable to the Sony E mount. That said, the total differences in noise performance are small when compared to other full-frame cameras and ultimately the use of a reasonably fast aperture lens will make much more of a difference in low-light performance. The result has a very film like grain to it and I would have to say that I’m quite pleased with the look. Reddit's most popular camera brand-specific subreddit! The lower resolution Canon EOS 6D and Sony a7S are slightly better low-light performers. My screen does indeed show the scene with the aperture wide open, however when I press my AF On button the camera focuses and the aperture closes without half pressing. Like the other a7 cameras, the a7II still features the excellent Fn button for accessing an on-screen custom function menu for quickly accessing extra functions, whether it be zebra-stripes, focus peaking level, ISO, metering, flash compensation, or pretty much any function possible. You lose the functionality of the preview reading right off the sensor, but it's much faster. On my Sony cameras, I assign a button located on the top right on the back of the camera to control auto-focus, thus taking it off its default shutter-button setting. I am not sure if focus is grabbed before or after closing the aperture, I couldn't tell since things happen pretty quickly. The next set of photographs is from the second leg of our travels with the a7II: Mexico. Programming these buttons, however, does require a lot of menu searching to map any given button to the function that you desire. Therefore, it’s in the photographer’s best interest to use care with the custom button assignments and customizable Fn menu to create the quickest access to the most used settings. That said, the a7II still relies on line-skipping to produce its 1080p image so the video is a lot more prone to moire and artifacts than the a7S (for example, check out the asphalt on the bottom of the frame at 1:37). That said, some auditory feedback is usually welcome for most shooting situations. At several hundred dollars more than the original a7, buyers will want to weigh their personal need for what the camera offers over the original a7: better video functionality, in-camera stabilization and some updated ergonomics. One of the only times that I truly became aware of how loud the a7II shutter can be is in an art and history museum in downtown San José, Costa Rica. The Museum was relatively empty mid-week so one of the more prominent sounds was my camera clicking away. Hopefully we’ll see improvements over time. Do you really need that much depth of field? In practice, stopping down the lens reduces the incoming light to the autofocus sensors and thus reduces the performance of the camera’s autofocus substantially. The problem is especially apparent at high f/number settings: the focus speed of a lens set at f/16 is noticeably slower and less accurate than when the same lens is set at f/2.8 on the a7II. The second most important mirrorless in this discussion is the Sony Alpha a7 III. After the firmware update I had high hopes for the camera. Unfortunately, the Sony app store is completely closed to developers and that’s frankly a shame for the development of future improvements to the in-camera apps. If you want to read more about my adventures shooting astrophotography, check out my Milky Way photography blog, Lonely Speck. For our first month of travel, we spent our time in Costa Rica. Turn it off and you LCD will stay nice and bright even in a dark studio. The camera chassis is also thicker from front to rear in order to fit the extra components of the stabilization system. I have a Fuji X-T1 which I'm totally happy with, but I been hanging on to my 6D with the 40mm 2.8 and 200mm 2.8 for that full frame look at 200mm @ 2.8. Despite Costa Rica’s role as one of the most affluent Central American countries, it still has a substantial amount of poverty and crime. (Update: Sony has since released firmware update 2.00 that adds uncompressed RAW capability to the a7II.). 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