Although no one has had the chance to take sample images with the new Sony a6300 or FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM as of yet, various reviewers have posted images taken with the new FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM and FE 85mm f/1.4 GM portrait lens, both of which were final production units. The images are mainly from two events, one held a week ago in New York and the other from today in Amsterdam.
So far, the optical quality of these lenses combined with the 42MP sensor of the Sony A7r II looks extremely promising despite the lack of any sort of partnership with Zeiss in the creation of their design. However, with a size and weight comparable to DSLR lenses, compactness is no longer a logical reason to consider the Sony mirrorless system in lieu of another. Instead, potential users will have to consider the other merits the Sony mirrorless system can bring to their shooting style, such as the live view of the EVF or the 4K movie shooting capabilities to name a couple.
Field Tests by Sony Artisan of Imagery
- Brian Smith – a variety of images (mostly portraits and architecture) shot with the two lenses on the A7rII
- MirrorLessons – 24-70mm and 85mm images taken on A7rII, RAW files converted to JPG in Lightroom, lots of high-res images for download
- ePhotoZine – 24-70mm and 85mm images taken on A7rII, straight out of camera, high-res images available for download
- Photography Blog – 24-70mm and 85mm images taken on A7rII