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Sony a7RII Reviewed by Ken Rockwell: It’s for Hobbyist and Not for Photographers

The new Sony a7RII is a true Game-changer, and DPReview said “Sony’s Alpha 7R II breaks a lot of new ground in terms of photographic technology “. And lots of news said the new Sony a7RII is amazing and it is the killer of Canon EOS 5DS R and it can even beat the Nikon D810. But today there are some different voices from Ken Rockwell saying that the new Sony a7RII is not as good as same priced DSLR and it is for Hobbyist and Not for Photographers.

A photo hobbyist is someone who loves talking about pixels, software, apps, bit depths and especially loves playing with a zillion different brands of lenses on adapters. That’s why hobbyists and gizmo fans love this camera so much.

Hobbyists are completely different from photographers, photographic artists or pro shooters. The problem with the A7R II for use by a photographic artist like myself is that while A7R II images look great, its colors never look as great in real-world shots as I get directly from my Canons and Nikons. Most people are hobbyists and won’t notice the subtle things I do, and therefore I certainly recommend the A7R II, but for serious work, the Sony isn’t there yet.

I think all the Sony fans will not like to read this! I have to say Ken Rockwell made this statement depends on his personal tastes. So take it easy when commenting this.

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  • Sumit

    Ken rokwell never liked sony colours and make statements in favour of canon and nikon. he treats sony as a toy and not a serious gear. hope someday he realises that he made a wrong comment.

  • Yvonne Huizing

    Fun doesnt he know that the the most parts of canon and nikon are from…. yes sony

  • Ken “The Idiot” Rockwell

    Ken Rockwell is an idiot. He only supports Canon and Nikon because they give him free gear. You know… All the unsold D810s and 5DSRs that ALL professional photographers have forgone in favor of the Sony a7R II.

  • David Greco

    this guy is a joke why people still made advertisement of him

  • Ryan Villanueva

    He sure knows how to stir the pot.

  • Rob P

    Sony only stinks at the very most important stuff like focus speed and ergonomics

  • Loris Gerber

    That’s all he says?
    Well, the colors do not matter at all if you shoot in RAW. This would be a term about the lenses you use. And this guy, at least, does not say, why he thinks of that. He just say: “Sony isn’t there yet”.

    Question: Is this a professional statement?

  • Dr Bernard Cheong

    Use the Sony….it is good.


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