£500 off the Sony A7R II - £1299 @ Wex
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£500 off the Sony A7R II - £1299 @ Wex

£1,299£1,79928%Wex Photo Video Deals
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Posted 1st Nov
I've had an eye on this camera for some time as I've been tempted to buy it. I'm glad I waited... £500 off!
I can't find any other shops online matching this low price.
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Yep, this is equal to the cheapest price ever, it was this price in December last year but it came down to £1099 including the £200 Sony winter cashback that was on at the time. However this is still a great buy at £1299 and it's image quality is a significant step above anything I've used in the past and the dynamic range and noise performance mean you can really push the post processing if you want.
Stone_Cold_Jane_Austen01/11/2019 14:00

Yep, this is equal to the cheapest price ever, it was this price in …Yep, this is equal to the cheapest price ever, it was this price in December last year but it came down to £1099 including the £200 Sony winter cashback that was on at the time. However this is still a great buy at £1299 and it's image quality is a significant step above anything I've used in the past and the dynamic range and noise performance mean you can really push the post processing if you want.


I've been looking to upgrade to a full-frame camera from my A6000 for a while now. The A6000 is a great camera for the price but the dynamic range and noise performance on it is starting to annoy me. Glad to hear the A7R II is a step above
rodman01/11/2019 13:54

cheapest ever …cheapest ever https://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/Sony/Sony-E-Mount-Cameras/Sony-Alpha-A7R-Mark-II-Camera-Body


doesn't take into account cashback or additional free stuff so in this case useless
been this price but previously got either tripod and/or cheapish adapter or mc-11 adapter and/or cashback (month or few ago)

eg

hotukdeals.com/dea…141

hotukdeals.com/dea…877
Edited by: "brilly" 1st Nov
This is a cracking camera but do be aware the buffer speed can get irritating and isn’t the current gens focus speed which is when they really got to where they needed to be to blitz the competition.

Other than that it’s awesome!
sparklehedgehog01/11/2019 15:39

This is a cracking camera but do be aware the buffer speed can get …This is a cracking camera but do be aware the buffer speed can get irritating and isn’t the current gens focus speed which is when they really got to where they needed to be to blitz the competition. Other than that it’s awesome!


Yeah I realise it doesn't quite have the abilities of the newer models, my main worry is battery life. The newer models are unfortunately out of my price range though.
Edited by: "Hungry-for-Oreos" 1st Nov
Hungry-for-Oreos01/11/2019 15:43

Yeah I release it doesn't quite have the abilities of the newer models, my …Yeah I release it doesn't quite have the abilities of the newer models, my main worry is battery life. The newer models are unfortunately out of my price range though.


What about the a7iii for an extra £300 after cashback? The focus speed and battery life are both hugely improved on that and the camera is so fast it’s silly. I personally would find the £300 for the difference as it’s a huge jump

I’ve had both and currently use the a7iii so am talking from first hand experience not internet user just spouting off
sparklehedgehog01/11/2019 15:47

What about the a7iii for an extra £300 after cashback? The focus speed and …What about the a7iii for an extra £300 after cashback? The focus speed and battery life are both hugely improved on that and the camera is so fast it’s silly. I personally would find the £300 for the difference as it’s a huge jump I’ve had both and currently use the a7iii so am talking from first hand experience not internet user just spouting off


Or just a few quid more 🤙

e-infin.com/uk/item/3555/sony_alpha_a7_iii_mirrorless_digital_camera_(body_only)

Edit: the A7rii is £1049 there. Though I’d buy a third gen because of their battery upgrade alone.
Edited by: "StONE_ROdGEr" 1st Nov
sparklehedgehog01/11/2019 15:47

What about the a7iii for an extra £300 after cashback? The focus speed and …What about the a7iii for an extra £300 after cashback? The focus speed and battery life are both hugely improved on that and the camera is so fast it’s silly. I personally would find the £300 for the difference as it’s a huge jump I’ve had both and currently use the a7iii so am talking from first hand experience not internet user just spouting off


Depends on what you want. If you don't need 42mp then no question A7III is a better buy. In many use cases the A7III is better than A7RIII too due to focus speed if you don't need the megapixels (although A7RIII is alot better at focusing than A7RII). Only the A7RIV has improved focusing to the point I would pick it over the A7III but it costs like £2000 more.
Jonwillis01/11/2019 15:59

Depends on what you want. If you don't need 42mp then no question A7III is …Depends on what you want. If you don't need 42mp then no question A7III is a better buy. In many use cases the A7III is better than A7RIII too due to focus speed if you don't need the megapixels (although A7RIII is alot better at focusing than A7RII). Only the A7RIV has improved focusing to the point I would pick it over the A7III but it costs like £2000 more.


But that’s not giving them an alternative for similar budget which is what I was trying to highlight. It’s extremely rare for somebody to NEED 42mp (I get the want side of it) but the a7iii gives many upgrades that are helpful in real world usage. Those upgrades would make more difference to the majority of users than the bump in MP.

A7riv is a beast!
sparklehedgehog01/11/2019 15:47

What about the a7iii for an extra £300 after cashback? The focus speed and …What about the a7iii for an extra £300 after cashback? The focus speed and battery life are both hugely improved on that and the camera is so fast it’s silly. I personally would find the £300 for the difference as it’s a huge jump I’ve had both and currently use the a7iii so am talking from first hand experience not internet user just spouting off


What about image quality? the megapixels is the big advantage the A7R II has over the A7 III. I do like to print my photos off.
I suppose the lens plays a big part too, something else I'll need to buy as I've only got APS-C lenses.
Hungry-for-Oreos01/11/2019 16:13

What about image quality? the megapixels is the big advantage the A7R II …What about image quality? the megapixels is the big advantage the A7R II has over the A7 III. I do like to print my photos off.I suppose the lens plays a big part too, something else I'll need to buy as I've only got APS-C lenses.


Lens quality is highlighted by high mp when pixel peeping so it’s all well and good having high resolution but only if you’ve got the glass to work with it. GM lenses are amazing but pricey

The Tamron 28-75 is a cracking lens. I sold my GM 24-70 for that, it’s that good

I also have the 100400gm and that’s awesome too

It’s all a trade off of money versus desire versus need versus quality.
sparklehedgehog01/11/2019 16:10

But that’s not giving them an alternative for similar budget which is what …But that’s not giving them an alternative for similar budget which is what I was trying to highlight. It’s extremely rare for somebody to NEED 42mp (I get the want side of it) but the a7iii gives many upgrades that are helpful in real world usage. Those upgrades would make more difference to the majority of users than the bump in MP. A7riv is a beast!


Agreed, for similar price I would pick A7III over A7RII , given the options, in my opinion only a landscape photographer would pick A7RII given what else is available today
StONE_ROdGEr01/11/2019 15:57

Or just a few quid more …Or just a few quid more 🤙e-infin.com/uk/item/3555/sony_alpha_a7_iii_mirrorless_digital_camera_(body_only)Edit: the A7rii is £1049 there. Though I’d buy a third gen because of their battery upgrade alone.


Bear in mind that's a grey import site when comparing prices. I've just bought an A7SII from them and arrived in six days which I was impressed by.

There's a good comparison between the different R series cameras here:

digitalcameraworld.com/buy…del

I think for many people the A7III is a better buy unless needing the high resolution of the R series.
Johnmcl701/11/2019 16:45

Bear in mind that's a grey import site when comparing prices. I've just …Bear in mind that's a grey import site when comparing prices. I've just bought an A7SII from them and arrived in six days which I was impressed by.There's a good comparison between the different R series cameras here:https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/buying-guides/sony-a7r-iv-vs-a7r-iii-vs-a7r-ii-pixels-vs-price-and-how-to-choose-the-right-modelI think for many people the A7III is a better buy unless needing the high resolution of the R series.


Indeed. I haven’t bought a camera body from the UK since 2013. I recently got my d850 from DigitalRev at the beginning of the year for £2300, when the UK price was £3,100

Bought all my lenses from e-infin... basically by buying from grey market I was able to buy all my lenses with the savings and thus could buy a better body too.
Edited by: "StONE_ROdGEr" 1st Nov
FYI - Amazon have price matched this with Prime free one day delivery
Hungry-for-Oreos01/11/2019 15:43

Yeah I realise it doesn't quite have the abilities of the newer models, my …Yeah I realise it doesn't quite have the abilities of the newer models, my main worry is battery life. The newer models are unfortunately out of my price range though.


Battery life is horrific on this - you can get through a bettery in about 200 shots, especially if you forget to turn the camera off and it's bouncing around your neck and switching the EVF on all the time. Get a battery grip off eBay. Genuine ones can be had for under £100, unbranded ones under £50.
I got one of these for 1099 last Christmas so it's not the cheapest ever.
Great camera, the MK3 is significantly better though. I'd buy an imported one for £1600 over this at this price tbh.
Hungry-for-Oreos01/11/2019 15:43

Yeah I realise it doesn't quite have the abilities of the newer models, my …Yeah I realise it doesn't quite have the abilities of the newer models, my main worry is battery life. The newer models are unfortunately out of my price range though.


Can you use a spare battery or is it fixed?
danpetre02/11/2019 10:39

Can you use a spare battery or is it fixed?


Pretty much all cameras have replaceable batteries. You can get a battery grip which can hold two batteries and gives you a bigger grip to help take portraits.
rprp02/11/2019 11:05

Pretty much all cameras have replaceable batteries. You can get a battery …Pretty much all cameras have replaceable batteries. You can get a battery grip which can hold two batteries and gives you a bigger grip to help take portraits.


I think he's trying to make a point. OK, it's annoying, but I don't really get, unless there is a specific need, why short battery life is a deal breaker, it is so big deal carrying a couple of spare in your pocket...
pwel02/11/2019 11:32

I think he's trying to make a point. OK, it's annoying, but I don't really …I think he's trying to make a point. OK, it's annoying, but I don't really get, unless there is a specific need, why short battery life is a deal breaker, it is so big deal carrying a couple of spare in your pocket...


I always carry a spare but then not only do they not last long... they take forever to charge
I got this and can charge them with a power bank in my packpack:

hotukdeals.com/dea…393

Usually 3 are enough for a day, but having the other two charging, I don't think there is a chance to run out of juice as long as you recharge everything in the end of the day.
rprp02/11/2019 11:05

Pretty much all cameras have replaceable batteries. You can get a battery …Pretty much all cameras have replaceable batteries. You can get a battery grip which can hold two batteries and gives you a bigger grip to help take portraits.


I carry a spare battery in the camera bag, for my Canon 100D, never thought battery life will be a problem.
StONE_ROdGEr01/11/2019 15:57

Or just a few quid more …Or just a few quid more 🤙e-infin.com/uk/item/3555/sony_alpha_a7_iii_mirrorless_digital_camera_(body_only)Edit: the A7rii is £1049 there. Though I’d buy a third gen because of their battery upgrade alone.


No 2 year Sony UK Warranty though.
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