What I LOVE & HATE About My Sony A7R4

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I recently purchased a Sony A7Riv and in this video, I go over three things I love about it and three things I don’t.

Articles about Sony lossy compressed files:

https://stephenbayphotography.com/blog/sony-raw-compression-artifacts-real-examples/

https://www.dpreview.com/articles/2834066212/the-raw-and-the-cooked-pulling-apart-sony-raw-compression

https://blog.kasson.com/a7riv/sony-a7riv-visual-examples-with-12-and-14-bit-precision/

Why I’m moving to Sony

I became a professional photographer in 1980 and at that time, shot with a Mamiya medium format film camera. I also used a Canon AE-1. In 2002, I bought my first digital camera — a Nikon D1H. I upgraded my Nikons over the years and in 2015, decided that they were getting too heavy when traveling, or when doing street photography, and for vacations so I purchased a Fuji X-T1 and an X100T. Most recently I purchased an X-T4.

So, I had Nikons for most of my shooting and Fuji for when I traveled or did street photography.

Now, I’m at the age where the Nikon DSLR’s are getting too heavy even for use in my studio so I want to go 100% mirrorless but, Fuji doesn’t make a full frame camera so I was thinking of just staying with Nikon. I purchased the Z6 mainly for video but it’s not bad for picture taking either. I was thinking of getting a Z7 but really, the A7Riv is simply better so, I sold all of my Fuji gear and purchase the Sony camera and I’ll be selling my Nikon gear soon too except for the Z6 — I’ll still use that for video.

Gear in video:

Sony A7Riv: https://amzn.to/3amo9JJ
Battery Grip VG-C4EM for Sony A7Riv: https://amzn.to/3g3Wvnm
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art Lens: https://amzn.to/3iKdbBQ
Sony TOUGH-G series SDXC UHS-II Card 64GB: https://amzn.to/2PUJHoD
Spider Pro Hand Strap ver 2: https://amzn.to/3aC3p1Z

Gear used to record the video:

Nikon Z6: https://amzn.to/2TIBGnR
Nikon Z 24-70mm F4.0 Lens: https://amzn.to/2Z0hW55
Zoom F1 Field Recorder: https://amzn.to/2L72Z7t
Sony 120GB XQD Card: https://amzn.to/2HlfR8Y
Sony XQD/SD Card Reader: https://amzn.to/2NBuSHB
Vanguard Tripod: https://amzn.to/2WqWB2u
Siriu Ballhead: https://amzn.to/2W1MyS0
Brown Wood Backdrop: https://amzn.to/324azXr

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