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Sony a7K Full-Frame Interchangeable Digital Lens Camera with 28-70mm Lens

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24.3 MP Kit with 28-70mm Lens
  • World's lightest interchangeable lens full-frame camera
  • Full Frame 24.3 MP resolution with 14-bit RAW recording
  • Fast Hybrid AF with phase-detection for DSLR-like speed
  • Model: ILCE7K/B
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  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.9 x 3.7 inches ; 1 pounds
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  • ASIN: B00FRDV06I
  • Item model number: ILCE7K/B
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,142 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 15, 2013

Product Description

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From the Manufacturer

Sony make . believe


Sony make . believe

Sony® α7K Full Compact Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera
with SEL2870 lens included


No other full frame, interchangeable-lens camera is this light or this portable. Features 24.3 MP of rich detail, a true-to-life 2.4 million-dot OLED viewfinder, Wi-Fi® sharing and an expandable shoe system. It's all the full-frame performance you ever wanted in a compact size that will change your perspective entirely.
ILCE7K


Technology



World's smallest and lightest1 interchangeable lens full-frame camera

Sony's Exmor® image sensor takes full advantage of the Full-frame format, but in a camera body less than half the size and weight of a full-frame DSLR.

Full Frame 24.3 MP resolution with 14-bit RAW output

A whole new world of high-quality images are realized through the 24.3 MP effective 35 mm full-frame sensor, a normal sensor range of ISO 100 – 25600, and a sophisticated balance of high resolving power, gradation and low noise. The BIONZ® X image processor enables up to 5 fps high-speed continuous shooting and 14-bit RAW image data recording.

Fast Intelligent AF for responsive,
accurate, and greater operability with
full frame sensor

The high-speed image processing engine and improved algorithms combine with optimized image sensor read-out speed to achieve ultra high-speed AF despite the use of a full-frame sensor.


Fully compatible with Sony's E-mount lens system and new full-frame lenses

To take advantage of the lightweight on-the-go body, the α7-series of full frame compact interchangeable lens digital cameras is fully compatible with Sony's E-mount lens system and expanded line of E-mount compact and lightweight full-frame lenses from Carl Zeiss® and Sony's premier G-series.

Simple connectivity to smartphones via
Wi-Fi® or NFC

Connectivity with smartphones for One-touch sharing/One-touch remote has been simplified with Wi-Fi®/NFC control. In addition to Wi-Fi support for connecting to smartphones, the α7 also supports NFC (near field communication) providing "one touch connection" convenience when transferring images to Android™ smartphones and tablets. Users need only touch devices to connect; no complex set-up is required. Moreover, when using Smart Remote Control — a feature that allows shutter release to be controlled by a smartphone — connection to the smartphone can be established by simply touching compatible devices.




PlayMemories™ Camera Apps allows feature upgrades

Personalize your camera by adding new features of your choice with PlayMemories™ Camera Apps. Find apps to fit your shooting style from portraits, detailed close-ups, sports, time lapse, motion shot and much more. Use apps that shoot, share and save photos using Wi-Fi that make it easy to control and view your camera from smartphone, and post photos directly to Facebook or backup images to the cloud without connecting to a computer11.


Additional Features


Fast Hybrid AF w/ phase-detection for DSLR-like focusing speed

Enhanced Fast Hybrid auto focus combines speedy phase-detection AF with highly accurate contrast-detection AF, which has been accelerated through a new Spatial Object Detection algorithm, to achieve among the fastest autofocusing performance of any full-frame camera. First, phase-detection AF with 117 densely placed phase-detection AF points2 swiftly and efficiently moves the lens to bring the subject nearly into focus. Then contrast-detection AF with wide AF coverage fine-tunes the focusing in the blink of an eye.

New Eye AF control

Even when capturing a subject partially turned away from the camera with a shallow depth of field, the face will be sharply focused thanks to extremely accurate eye detection that can prioritize a single pupil. A green frame appears over the prioritized eye when focus has been achieved for easy confirmation. Eye AF can be used when the function is assigned to a customizable button, allowing users to instantly activate it depending on the scene.

High contrast 2.4M dot OLED EVF for eye-level framing

View every scene in rich detail with the XGA OLED Tru-Finder, which features OLED improvements and the same 3-lens optical system used in the flagship α99. The viewfinder faithfully displays what will appear in your recording, including the effects of your camera settings, so you can accurately monitor the results. You'll enjoy rich tonal gradations and 3 times the contrast of the α99. High-end features like 100% frame coverage and a wide viewing angle are also provided.

3.0" 921k dot LCD tilts for high and low angle framing

The tiltable 3.0" (921k dots) Xtra Fine™ LCD Display makes it easy to photograph over crowds or low to capture pets eye to eye by swinging up approx. 84° and down approx. 45°. Easily scroll through menus and preview life thanks to WhiteMagic™ technology that dramatically increases visibility in bright daylight. The large display delivers brilliant-quality still images and movies while enabling easy focusing operation.

PC control w/ remote video capture control

Remote Camera Control allows you to control your α7 from your PC using a USB cable. Feature control has also been updated to include video capture control.

14-bit RAW output for rich tonal gradation

14-bit RAW image data of extremely high quality is outputted by the α7. This data fully preserves the rich detail generated by the image sensor during the 14-bit A/D conversion process. When developed with Sony's Image Data Converter RAW development software, these images deliver the superb photographic expression and rich gradation that only 14-bit data can offer.

New BIONZ X® image processing engine

Sony proudly introduces the new BIONZ® X image processing engine, which faithfully reproduces textures and details in real time, as seen by the naked eye, via extra high-speed processing capabilities. Together with front-end LSI (large scale integration) that accelerates processing in the earliest stages, it enables more natural details, more realistic images, richer tonal gradations and lower noise whether you shoot still images or movies.

Full HD movie2 at 24p/60i/60p w/uncompressed HDMI® output

Capture Full 1920 x 1080 HD uncompressed clean-screen video files to external recording devices via an HDMI® connection in 60p and 60i frame-rates. Selectable in-camera AVCHD™ codec frames rates include super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p. MP4 codec is also available for smaller files for easier upload to the web.

Up to 5 fps shooting to capture the decisive moment

When your subject is moving fast, you can capture the decisive moment with clarity and precision by shooting at speeds up to 5 frames per second. New faster, more accurate AF tracking, made possible by Fast Hybrid AF, uses powerful predictive algorithms and subject recognition technology to track every move with greater speed and precision.

Multi-interface Shoe for flash and microphone flexibility

Unlike conventional cameras, the α7 features the advanced Multi-Interface Shoe that dramatically expands compatibility with Sony digital imaging accessories, thus raising the potential for photo/movie shooting.

4K Still image output by HDMI®8 or Wi-Fi® for viewing on 4K TVs

Enjoy Ultra High Definition slide shows directly from the camera to a compatible 4K television. The α7 converts images for optimized 4K image size playback (8MP). Enjoy expressive rich colors and amazing detail like never before. Images can be viewed via an optional HDMI or Wi-Fi.

TRILUMINOUS™ color outputs wider color gamut to compatible devices

TRILUMINOS Color technology, allows you to experience photos and movies in rich, natural colors on any TV equipped with a TRILUMINOS Display. The expanded color gamut immerses you in those unforgettably colorful moments, from the complex shades in a shimmering blue sky to the delicate skin in a baby's face.

Image Data Converter

Advanced features enable manipulation, conversion and management of full-resolution RAW images. You can expertly adjust exposure, white balance, tonal curves, saturation, contrast, hue and sharpness — as well as apply DRO and vignetting compensation. Bundled Remote Camera Control software also lets you remotely activate and deactivate still/movie recording and control various camera settings from a PC.

Vertical Grip Capable

Enjoy long hours of comfortable operation in the vertical orientation with this sure vertical grip, which can hold two batteries for longer shooting and features dust and moisture protection.

Mount Adaptors

Both of these 35mm full-frame compatible adaptors let you mount the α7-series with any A-mount lens. The LA-EA4 additionally features a built-in AF motor, aperture-drive mechanism and Translucent Mirror Technology to enable continuous phase-detection AF. Both adaptors also feature a tripod hole that allows mounting of a tripod to support large A-mount lenses.

Suggested Accessories


Sonnar T* FE 35MM F2.8 Zeiss e-mount lens
SEL35F28Z

Sonnar T* FE 55MM F1.8 Zeiss e-mount lens
SEL55F18Z

Vario-Tessar T* 24-70MM F4 Zeiss e-mount lens
SEL2470Z

Sony Off Camera shoe
FACS1M

Sony Genuine leather case for α7 and α7R
LCSELCA/B

Sony Semi-hard Screen Protector for α7 and α7R
PCKLM16

Sony Vertical Grip for α7 and α7R
VGC1EM

Sony A-Mount to E-mount Mount Lens Adaptor
LAEA3

Sony A-to E-mount FF Mount Adaptor w/ TMT
LAEA4

W-Series Battery Charger
BCTRW




1. Among interchangeable-lens cameras with an full frame sensor as of October 2013.

2. Records in up to 29 minute segments.

8. Requires compatible BRAVIA® HDTV and cable sold separately.

11. Requires a valid Sony Entertainment Network account. Some apps require a fee.


© 2013 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, BIONZ, PlayMemories and the Sony make.believe logo are trademarks of Sony. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. HDMI is a trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. Sony is not responsible for typographical and photographic errors. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Product Description

No other full frame, interchangeable-lens camera is this light or this portable. 24.3 MP of rich detail. A true-to-life 2.4 million dot OLED viewfinder. Wi-Fi sharing and an expandable shoe system. It's all the full-frame performance you ever wanted in a compact size that will change your perspective entirely.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The images quality is fantastic for what I shoot, and amusingly I get positive comments on the shutter sound (not sure why). Read more ›
* Just got it. Its dark already, so I put on the light in the room full time to take some test pictures. 1/25, 5.6, iso 6400 70mm Read more ›
Bought this hoping that the images would be as good or better quality than my 5D Mark II for a 30 day trip. I could not travel with my 5D and was hoping to use some of my… Read more ›
But…Being able to use my old Minolta glass with the Fotasy NAMDT Pro Minolta MD MC Lens to Sony NEX E-Mount adapter and Sony A7 is wonderful and makes for unique images. Read more ›
It's a light weight full frame camera with direct controls. It takes beautiful pictures and I have it matched with the Sony 55mm 1.8 FE lens. I don't want to lug around a 4… Read more ›
I would rather buy the la ea4 adapter and get the minolta/sony A lenses. I got that adapter and had been shooting the Old Minolta AF lenses with great results. I am not… Read more ›
I used a canon eos…The nex 6 in particular is an excellent camera when paired to a good glass but the cost for a the body and few good lenses was almost the same as the A7. Read more ›
I took off one star for Sony shipping…I won't go into a long review but I disagree with the DPreview website who claimed this is one of the best kit lenses they've tested. Read more ›
I wanted something easier to travel with, and because these cameras are mirror-less and very easy to adapt to the wide variety of full frame lenses I have - Canon, Nikon,… Read more ›
Keeping in mind that the Sony FE system is still relatively new, the lens selection will hopefully grow for native mount full frame lenses, but having the option to adapt… Read more ›
In the end though the processing, while it tries to address some of the lens issues, adversely affects image quality at the same time: images are just not as sharp as they… Read more ›
I do nature photography and the 70-200mm lens is very good for birds and larger critters, but for smaller and closer stuff I am forced to lug my trusty Nikon DX7000 with… Read more ›
cons: 1.the EVF is still not that clear for manually focus. Please NOTE this! Read more ›
I generally found that the A7 performed…The autofocus on the A7r had a tendency to hunt more while the A7 was quicker in focusing, especially in low light conditions. I… Read more ›
Advantages the D600 over the A7: - Much faster focusing, especially in low light - Better flash metering Read more ›
I also take pictures of little children and animals on the run. I need fast focusing. My A7 does great outdoors. Read more ›
I could get derailed singing the praises of this lens, but since this a review of the camera I'll just say that the A7's two-stage MF magnification assist is great and the… Read more ›
Recently purchased this as a full frame upgrade to my Canon 60D (was a great camera also)...I've never used any other full frame cameras so I'm not able to compare to any… Read more ›
Controls are intuitive for a feature-packed camera -- don't get me wrong, there are knobs and buttons a-plenty, so if this is your first dslr-level camera you will have a… Read more ›
The Sony grip is fantastic but I'm not sure yet how much I'll use it. One of the best features of this camera is it's small profile. The jury is still out on this one. Read more ›
I had no problems in getting used to the camera. The customizable buttons feature makes it even better if you do not like a function assigned to a specific dial. Sony has… Read more ›
MENUS: I love the menus. They are not the NEX style menus, but a single menu screen with all of the various groupings across the top. Read more ›
I could get derailed singing the praises of this lens, but since this a review of the camera I'll just say that the A7's two-stage MF magnification assist is great and the… Read more ›
The reason why this camera is so good for HDR is because of the different bracketing options, and the amazing dynamic range in each shot, even in low light and hand held… Read more ›
The shallow depth-of-field you can get with this is amazing, with the…(Well technically, the sensor doesn't produce shallow depth of field, the lens focal length does. A… Read more ›
I have had this camera for…It is my 1st full sensor camera, but, I have been a pro for over 20 years starting with shooting medium format and 35mm format film & cameras. Read more ›
The full frame sensor produces extraordinary images and I have been able to use the camera successfully with many older lenses, however the Sony Ziess 35mm lens is… Read more ›
My only complaint with this camera is that it doesn't have the amazing dust and sensor cleaning as the E-M5, and the shutter is really loud. People definitely know I'm… Read more ›
Comi…When focus did manage to lock when I wanted it to, this thing takes amazing photos, as it should with such a great sensor paired with those two (very expensive) primes. Read more ›
Since this camera has the best sensor currently manufactured, it is literally the bleeding edge of image quality, and in dynamic range and sharpness it easily destroys 35mm… Read more ›
I am not a professional, but have used many professional setups as an amateur. I believe the technology has caught up with simple to use, and yet elegant gear. Although not… Read more ›
Perhaps the shutter button could be a little farther forward but it should be just a matter of getting…The menu system is far easier to use and navigate than on my NEX6. Read more ›
But in low lighting I use the manual 50mm 1.8d Nikon lens, it is very easy to use with zebra (highlight blowout pattern) and focus peaking (I use yellow to show me what is… Read more ›
Just because the pros don't need it, doesn't mean most of the people buying theses don't? I like the Samsung nx3000 and Sony nex5t touchscreen, fun and easy to use. You can… Read more ›
- I didn't like using the Nex3 at all, so was ready yo give up on the…While it is still mostly the same, the small things like PDAF really help make things funner to use. Read more ›
I could get derailed singing the praises of this lens, but since this a review of the…It's MUCH easier to use non-native lenses with this camera than with the Oly E-M5. N… Read more ›
Sony…While the more expensive Sony α7R is geared towards professionals who would benefit from the large 36.3 megapixel sensor for incredible details. Read more ›
This 24.3MP sensor is perfect…In this case 24.3 MP is still pretty incredible detail for such footage's and is whole lot cheaper to own than a Sony α7R. Read more ›
Picture quality is really very good with rich details even when zoomed to max in post processing; I am not saying Sony α 7 with the included kit lens is perfect but very… Read more ›
I photograph original artwork for consideration…I know that the Sony a7K will capture the amazing colors and incredible rich detail that I need to show in these paintings. Read more ›
I LOVE this camera and I look forward to capturing the sumptuous colors and the incredible fine details in the subjects I shoot with this amazing camera. Read more ›
I did perform some long exposure shots under street lighting and of the stars at 5,10,15 and 30 seconds and they are decent in terms of sharpness and detail, however… Read more ›
Small, light, compact, tough as nails, brilliant design. The viewfinder is excellent, and I can't wait to see how they improve it in the coming years. The back LCD is the… Read more ›
When I got the Sony I was over the moon, stunning image quality, much faster…OLED viewfinder that was just awesome and a very well functioning semi-articulating screen. Read more ›
VIEWFINDER: The viewfinder is beautiful. Also, the sensitivity for detecting your eye is better implemented than on the NEX-6. Read more ›
Another major highlight for me is the 2.4 million pixel (yes you read that right, 2.4 million pixel) fully electronic viewfinder which sports a 0.71x magnification. This is… Read more ›
And the manual focus has some features that make it easy to use and accurate in near darkness, specifically the aforementioned superb viewfinder and the ability to… Read more ›
* The 100% coverage, 2.4M dot OLED is what I prefer for shooting. It's an amazing digital viewfinder and is proximity activated. * In camera battery charging. Read more ›
It is remarkable for the size and what Sony was able to accomplish with their engineering. The fit, finish and size are nice. The Menu system is not bad and very easy to… Read more ›
So in answering…It is a wonderful camera and due to its weight and size is a great piece of kit to carry around with you, a lot lighter and smaller than a standard DSLR. Read more ›
Pro: * One of the best full size sensor currently on market * One incredible performer in low light Read more ›
This camera is amazing for its size, and is producing great pictures. Unfortunately, it has a major, major design flaw - overheating. Read more ›
With the full size sensor you get a lot better performance out of the older adapted lenses on the A7 due to the lower resolution requirements vs APS-C, and the focal… Read more ›
Recently purchased this as a full frame upgrade to…At first I didn't really like the smaller size compared to my 60D, but I adjusted fairly quickly and really like it now. Read more ›
It is easily noticeable when you are at 1/60 and below. I highly recommend you use 1/250 or faster speed. I normally choose higher shutter speed anyways since the 55mm and… Read more ›
Good low light photos Good focus speed in good light Read more ›
Your hand may be relatively steady, and your subject…A fast shutter speed will capture the picture before the vibration "echoes" reverberate through the camera body. Fo… Read more ›
Forgive the technical stuff, I'm a…When you leave the shutter speed at this fast speed, you only have to decide which effect you want your aperture to have and set it. T… Read more ›
So, you can see that shooting in M, with the shutter frozen at faster speeds, then simply choosing Aperture for whatever you happen to be shooting that day, can be like an… Read more ›
Aside from improved overall responsiveness (speed between shots and focusing) and image quality, what this means for the uninitiated is that you'll get a much shallower… Read more ›
With the full size sensor you get a lot better performance out of the older adapted lenses on the A7…The size of the body is perfect with the mid to small sized SLR lenses. Read more ›
* Sony obviously hit the mark with a perfectly sized, ergonomically excellent, lightweight camera body. How much better would this camera have felt if the kit lens was… Read more ›
Those looking for a pocketable camera, folks on a tight budget, serious sports photographers, or previous full-frame DSLR users expecting the same quality and speed that… Read more ›
Sony α7K feels very…The grip is sure; comfortably solid, the body is magnesium alloy with dust and moisture sealing giving you peace of mind - one could not ask for more! Read more ›
I was looking to buy portable and good image quality just like an DSLRs for everyday…I was about to buy Canon SL1, but Sony announced full frame small body few months ago. Read more ›
- Full Frame sensor. - Light, small and well built body and comfortable to hold and carry around. - Wifi works well. Read more ›
Overall this is great buy, for $1600+ (at the time of this writing) it is the lowest priced high-end camera with a full-frame sensor, not to mention all of the features it… Read more ›
The only flash costs a ton (it seems…In short, the camera itself is a great value, but if a complete setup is in the cards, do yourself a favor and price the full setup. Read more ›
to see if Sony makes more lens, and hopefully in good price, too. Read more ›
Everything is good for my daily use. The kit lense is superb and sharp at this price. Read more ›
The kit lens isn't the…Many reviews have been lukewarm, but I think it's an accomplishment in its own right: small, extremely light, quiet, stabilized, and great value. I… Read more ›
The results can be unpredictable.) Many of the Voigtlander and Zeiss M-mount lenses are excellent and reasonably priced, and peaking makes manual focusing as easy as pie. Am… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

232 of 251 people found the following review helpful By T. Hosford on December 1, 2013
Style Name: 24.3 MP Body
I picked up my a7 directly from the Sony Store on November 15th in Hong Kong. The first one I received was okay except it had a mushy delete/c3 button (it didn’t click when pressed), so I refused it and had to wait until the next day to get another one. The second body had all buttons and dials working properly, so I took it home with a giant smile on my face. I purchased the camera, body only. I also purchased the Zeiss 35mm F 2.8.

Why I chose the a7 over the a7R.
1. It has less megapixels. Yes, you read correctly. 99.9% of the photos I take live in iPhoto. The only thing 36mp does compared to 24mp is take up more drive space. Also, I have a 20” x 30” blown up photo in my living room that I took on my old 12mp D300 and it looks amazing. So, 24mp is way more than enough for me.
2. It has Phase Detection Auto focus (PDAF), and the a7R does not. I wanted this faster focus because I will mainly use this for photographing my 6-month old growing up.
3. It has the low pass filter. I don’t want to have to remove moiré in photoshop or GIMP. I don’t even want to deal with photoshop or GIMP except for maybe that .1% of photos that don’t live in iPhoto. Also, this camera is also the home camcorder, and it is very difficult to remove moiré from video. (however, from test shots I have been seeing, the a7r doesn’t appear to have significant moiré problems, so this may not be all that important.)

Now that you understand where I am coming from, here is my review.

This is by far the best camera I have ever owned. Just in case you got here by accident, this is the smallest and lightest full frame changeable lens digital camera ever made.
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53 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Richard on April 13, 2014
Style Name: 24.3 MP Body Verified Purchase
As an enthusiast photographer, that I am, I wanted to give a review from that perspective rather than a more technical perspective from , perhaps, a professional, which I am not capable of doing just yet

Upon opening the box for the first time, I was immediately struck by the small form factor (and somewhat retro look - but just my opinion) and light-weight of the camera body. Indeed, I wasn't sure, at first, there was my camera inside the Amazon box UPS handed to me upon delivery (and UPS will require your signature for this item. Otherwise they are going to leave with nothing and come back another day).

This camera body looks sharp. It's not completely magnesium metal body like its A7R higher priced sibling, but, rather, a mixture of metal and better plastics. But very hard to tell the difference. Point being, no one's going to accuse you of having anything less than a fine well-built camera. It feels good in the hand. A good grip for your right-hand. It's built like a tank. And it's weather sealed.

All the buttons are where I want them to be. Perhaps the shutter button could be a little farther forward but it should be just a matter of getting use to it. The menu system is far easier to use and navigate than on my NEX6. And the NFC between the camera and my Android phone (Galaxy S4) is fast and convenient. The remote control function works very well. Checking latency revealed a very, very slight hesitency. But so minor. You'll hardly notice it. Just a nit-pick on my part (like the shutter button-certainly no game changers).

I bought two lenses (there are only 5 of the FE lenses out as of this writing but Sony is releasing a total of 15 by 2015). The 35mm (very light) and the 55mm somewhat heavier and built well.
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88 of 94 people found the following review helpful By stephen on January 13, 2014
Style Name: 24.3 MP Kit with 28-70mm Lens
There are many excellent reviews on here, so I thougt I would focus (no pun intended) on how to get good inexpensive lenses for the camera that will make it shine and give you a well rounded start at your kit without leaving you begging for food on the freeway exit ramp. I purchased the A7K (the one with the 28-70 kit lens). I do semi-pro work with photography and videography. I know good glass, but on the photography side have elected to stay away from the larger 5D MIII AND D800(E) cameras ... Just wanted to be more portable and stealthy in my street photography. I own a Sony RX1 with a DXO RATING OF 93 on the that sensor coupled with the excellent Zeiss f2.0. The sensor on the A7K has a DXO rating of 90 so it's a little less than the RX1. That's not to say the A7 is not sharp ... It is very, very sharp ... Just not with the kit lens.

So ... I took my excellent Sigma 30mm f2.8 from my Nex 6 and removed the baffle ( a common mod since then the Sigma can cover full frame). And there is a very, very tiny amount of vignetting at f2.8 and is actually very good up to around f4. All the vignetting is so light it can easily be removed in Lightroom. But that lense is absolutely tack sharp in the IQ department. Check all the reviews ... This is a $199 lens that rivals the new Sony FE 35mm f2.8 at a fourth of the cost (with the baffle removed ... 3 tiny screws and 3 minutes of work).

Then I researched and got the Samyang 14mm f2.8 super wide. This lense retails for around $348 on amazon, and has been tested by different mags and dozens of reviews to be practically equivalent to a $1400 super wide. You can get this lens under the Rokinon branding. The only thing is, of course, is that you have to use this lense with an adaptor to the e-mount.
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