TWiP 417 – The Sony Onslaught Continues

A7IIThe Sony onslaught continues. Without question Sony has been one of the stand­out movers and shakers in the ongoing digital SLR saga. And the company continues to push the envelope in terms of creating standard ­setting sensors. Last week Sony introduced their new flagship full­ frame mirrorless cameras — the A7 II and the A7R II.

The new A7R II features the world’s first 42.4 megapixel back­ illuminated full ­frame CMOS sensor, with light sensitivity expandable up to ISO 102,400. And the company claims auto focus speeds are up to 40% faster than in the original A7R (sorry early adopters) thanks to 399 focal plane phase detection AF points.

Wow… that’s a lot of progress, in such a short time.

Joining me to discuss Sony’s latest announcements and other photography news of the week, are Martin Bailey from Martin Bailey Photography & the host of TWiP Weddings -­ Bruce Clarke.

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