The Voigtländer 12mm 5.6 Ultra Wide Heliar is actually one of the lenses I bought a camera from the A7 series for in the first place. It is worth to mention though, I am reviewing the old M39 version here. The newer Leica M version is optically the same, although there are other differences – apart from the lens mount – which I will talk about at the end of this review.
This is a rather personal comparison of the Sony Alpha 7 and the Alpha 7 ii. I will try to cover as many aspects as possible but my focus will be on those which matter most to me personally, so you won’t read much about video but quite abit about manual lenses.
I bought my a7 in November 2013 so I have used it for more than two years and I have used the a7ii for close to two months now.
Sony a7 vs a7ii – Summary
The a7ii has an integrated stabilizer
The a7 does suffer from sensor reflections, the a7ii does not
The a7ii has a more ergonomic grip but it is also significantly heavier
The a7ii has mount made of metal, the a7’s mount is partially made of plastics which caused some issues.
The a7ii offers improved AF performance, it even works qite well with some adapted Canon EF lenses
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