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Out on the Road: Sony a7 and a7R Sample Photos

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Over the course of my week in Nashville, I got to try out both of Sony’s new full-frame mirrorless cameras. And so, here is the promised sample image gallery, broken up into categories of photos taken with the a7, the a7R and the a7R with the E-Mount 24mm f/1.8 APS-C lens.

A few things to keep in mind: None of these photos have been edited at all with the exception of some cropping. Also, I was surrounded by some 60 other journalists all doing the same thing I was, running around like mad from location to location, so finding the best composition for a given shot wasn’t always easy.

If you’d like to pixel peep, feel free to head over to our a7 and a7R sample image galleries on Flickr by clicking on the corresponding links (we’ll also be adding more photos to those galleries in the coming days, so if you want more examples you’ll find them there).

Sony a7 Samples

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Sony a7R Samples

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APS-C Lens Samples

The whole point behind this last section is to show you how the Sony full-frame cameras perform when attached to an APS-C E-Mount lens. I figured many of you probably have E-Mount glass sitting around if you’re buying the a7 or a7R and would like to see what kind of results you can expect.

The camera has an automatic system built in for recognizing and cropping when an APS-C lens is attached. It’s a bit hit or miss at automatically detecting the lens, but that aside, I turned the system off when using the 24mm. The vignetting leads to some interesting shots and I figured most people would rather get the full image and crop on their own anyway.

Check these out in full res by clicking here:

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And there you have it, samples from the latest and greatest gear to come out of Sony. I’ll be putting up samples and first impressions of the RX10 soon as well, so keep an eye out for those. And don’t forget to enter our a7 giveaway!