Sony A7R

By November 23, 2013Blog

What can I say, it is my birthday tomorrow!!!

I learned a few weeks ago that the Sony A7r was going to be released in NZ around the 22nd November, quite literally the day before my trip. Yesterday I got the call from the awesome people at Photo & Video International advising that mine was in stock. It was decision time……..

My mind was made up on the Sony A7r some time ago, the decision that needed to be made yesterday was all about getting it in time, I rolled the dice and the camera arrived two hours before I leave for the airport, very fortunate, fate even?

More decisions required, to take it with me, or be the only person in the world keeping their Sony A7r in the box for 2 months after buying it, a no brainer really.

I’ll keep you posted.

Cheers, Jason.


  • Darrin says:

    Sometimes I buy myself birthday presents several times a year 😉
    So Jason, have you made your final decision on your travel kit?

    • janrzm says:

      Hi Darrin,

      Just as it should be 🙂

      In the end I took the Voigtlanders – 50/1.5 35/1.2 and 21/1.8

      Just arrived in NY.

  • Mikhail says:

    Hi Jason, Iam near sure you was taking it but you should be prepared with lenses kit. Which ones you was fitting? Enjoy it and show us first shoots and most important your feelings about that gem. Greetings

    • janrzm says:

      Hi Mikhall,

      I’ve used the A7r for a couple of days, initially with the focus peaking and I’ve missed a lot of shots, either its inaccurate or I am……not sure yet 😉

  • Hilmar says:

    Wow, that was lucky. I’m looking forward to seeing your pictures taken with this camera.

    • janrzm says:

      I was lucky, although I’ve not had much luck we the A7r yet, I certainly wouldn’t describe that camera and myself as friends…….not yet.

  • Ross says:

    Nice to see you have the A7r and I am looking forward to seeing your first images with it.
    I’m just needing that little nudge to buy the beauty.
    Interested to see how your M lenses work with it .

    • janrzm says:

      Hi Ross,

      I love the images from the A7r but I’m missing focus wide open, I’m getting better but it’s frustrating, I’ve missed a few shots already that I really, really wanted.

  • Hilmar says:

    Jason, will be interesting to read how you progress with this camera. I saw your comment on Steve’s website. Very interesting. Please keep us posted.

  • Amro says:

    So much great camera gear to buy. Is there any point me saving up for an M8 now that the A7/A7r is out? (They are about the same price (M8 second hand, of course). Plus I have no decent lenses …

    This photography lark is proving to be very expensive!

    • janrzm says:

      Hi Amro,

      Absolutely so much great equipment around at the minute!!

      I have no experience with the M8, I still have plenty to learn about the A7r but I’m certain that would be my choice of those two.

      All the best.


  • darrin says:

    Great choice in your lens selection Jason. I ended up taking 35mm summilux f/1.4 and 50mm noctilux f/0.95 to Seoul. It was great to finally meet Thorsten, and maybe one day when I visit my family back in NZ our paths may cross. Its a small world after all. I’m regularly watching your website and can’t wait to see what your’ve been up to. Have a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year. All the best for 2014.

    • janrzm says:

      Hi Darrin,

      I’m really pleased you enjoyed your trip to Seoul and meeting Thorsten, if you make it to NZ at some point please be sure to let me know. We’re about halfway through our trip, it’s been extremely busy catching up with friends and family.

      I wish you a great Christmas and a happy New Year also, all the best.


  • […] Sony A7R – The camera arrived on the day I departed, with hindsight I almost wish it hadn’t. It served only to distract me, the temptation was always there to use it and in truth it cost me several images. That said if I hadn’t ordered it I would no doubt have tried my best to buy it en-route and the outcome would have been much the same. Rather than writing a separate post on the camera I’ve included my thoughts throughout. […]

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