After getting my hands on a new 42mp Sony a7R II camera ($3,198 – Order Here), I put it through its paces on the streets of New York! I’ve already covered the key new features of the camera in my Sony a7R II Field Test Review – Part 1 in June, so it was a treat to simply go out and shoot for a couple days now that the RAW files are supported in Lightroom, Adobe Camera Raw and Capture One for Sony.
I didn’t really put high ISOs to the test in my first Field Test, so I was happy to see how clean ISO 12,800 when processing the a7R II RAWs in Lightroom CC.
• Sony a7R II Camera (Order from B&H Photo)
• Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens (Order from B&H Photo)
• Sony A-mount 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II Lens (Order from B&H Photo)
• Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Lens (Order from B&H Photo)
• Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS (Order from B&H Photo)
• Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS Lens (Order from B&H Photo)
• Sony LA-EA3 Lens Mount Adapter (Order from B&H Photo)
• Sony 64GB UHS-I SDXC Memory Cards (Class 10/U3) (Order from B&H Photo)
• Quick Release Vertical L Bracket Plate LB-A7M2 for Sony a7II/a7RII (Order from eBay)
• Oben CT-3481 Carbon Fiber Tripod with BE-126T Ball Head (Order from B&H Photo)
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