Sony Sony Alpha A7R II Body £1999.00 Digital Rev free SanDisk 32GB Extreme SDHC UHS-1 Card -90mbs
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Sony Sony Alpha A7R II Body £1999.00 Digital Rev free SanDisk 32GB Extreme SDHC UHS-1 Card -90mbs

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Found 22nd Oct 2015
This is cheaper than any other reputable dealer. Fantastic video and high res stills. Free SanDisk 32GB Extreme SDHC UHS-1 Card -90mbs

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If only I had the money!
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presumably people voting cold dont understand that this is a state of the art cinema camera as well as amazing DSLR and that this is the cheapest it has been?!
Definately tempting despite relatively poor battery life (hence two supplied by sony); probably the best camera on the market right now imho
Goose74

presumably people voting cold dont understand that this is a state of the … presumably people voting cold dont understand that this is a state of the art cinema camera as well as amazing DSLR and that this is the cheapest it has been?!



On price alone it's a great deal and a great product, but I suspect it's more to do with people worrying about the seller - grey import, Hong Kong based, warranty issues etc. Not had any experience from them myself but they seem pretty trustworthy and are pretty high profile (and have an awesome youtube channel).

I was reading up on the warranty and it says about taking it to an authorised dealer and send them a quote to be approved etc - I think people just consider that too much hassle etc.

I could be wrong of course, but they're the usual reason Digital Tev deals never really seem to get that high.
Cheaper here at £1,980
Panomaz A7RII

And you're unlikely to get stung with customs charges.
Makes me laugh when I see people buying these and putting a cheap lens on it. The lens makes the most difference, spend the money on that, besides that lens will work on future versions.
slannmage

Makes me laugh when I see people buying these and putting a cheap lens on … Makes me laugh when I see people buying these and putting a cheap lens on it. The lens makes the most difference, spend the money on that, besides that lens will work on future versions.



When it comes to full frame E mount lenses, putting cheap glass on the front isn't really an option because they're all fairly expensive! Of course you can adapt other systems' lenses to the A7 really easily, but I expect anyone buying such an expensive camera with the intention of adapting other brand lenses will be aware of the importance of good glass.
Worth each penny
hum...CaNikon looking pale and stale by comparison if not for their range of lenses.
Quicklite

hum...CaNikon looking pale and stale by comparison if not for their range … hum...CaNikon looking pale and stale by comparison if not for their range of lenses.


Just about every time a mirror less camera from Sony pops up, similar coments soon follow.
If pale in comparison means can still take fantastic pictures and uses dinosaur mechanicals. Then yes I'll agree. If you mean the Sony produces massively better images then, no. Don't get me wrong they do some things very well, the others will adapt just like all tech evolves.
This camera was good value at £2500+ to be fair. At £2000 it's even better and although DR are a grey importer they probably are the best around. If you get charged customs they will happily repay it. I've had a few things from them. Actually got my A7 and Zeiss 55mm from them and they got delivered from China so quick I've had stuff from the uk take longer.
Voted hot for the free memory card
This will be a gray import with no Sony warranty. Might be worth the risk, maybe not.
and the chances of being hit with VAT? (I believe Camera Body is Duty Free)
Which if caught would make this £2400 - so you may only end up saving £100 & losing your EU warranty.
Ordered from Dig Rev before - they advertised they would refund all fees for such a thing..
Well they did not.


Edited by: "bojangles" 23rd Oct 2015
Looks interesting, lots of E mount to predigital camera mounts available
Worth going for this over the A7R?
I have my eyes on this bridge camera from Sony: amazon.co.uk/Son…+ii
Quicklite

hum...CaNikon looking pale and stale by comparison if not for their range … hum...CaNikon looking pale and stale by comparison if not for their range of lenses.



....and battery life, superior AF, lack of shutter lag, buffer with RAW files and lenses make or break a system.

Edited by: "twist" 23rd Oct 2015
Definitely a better camera than the A7R (stabilisation, 4K capabilities, improved sensor and more-importantly AF), but there is a price premium until the next model comes along

IMO, this is the camera to get in the Sony range, but I'd wait a bit for the price to become more reasonable.
flobbit

If only I had the money!


But then, after you buy this, you wouldn’t have — again.
Wish I had the money for this. Good deal
twist

....and battery life, superior AF, lack of shutter lag, buffer with RAW … ....and battery life, superior AF, lack of shutter lag, buffer with RAW files and lenses make or break a system.



Superior AF? What rock gave you been hiding under the past year?

The A7RII is nearly as good as Canon using Canon lenses and an adapter let alone using native lenses. The continuous AF and object tracking make the Canon 1Dx look like a toy.

As for lens selection it's hardly poor for a system in it's infancy, besides the Sony lenses Zeiss are making two different exclusive lines of lenses for the system, one of which is an AF line.

The EOS system did not have such an impressive lens line up at the same age and to this day I don't recall zeiss making autofocus lenses in EF mount.

I say all this as an owner of two Canon DSLRs so I'm not biased but Sony make better sensors and now they have superior AF in many circumstances. Canons are useless at holding onto an object in the frame but with the Sony you can recompose at will and the camera has an uncanny ability to know exactly which object to stay locked onto, Canon's are good at tracking what's under the focus point but not at tracking a specific object around the frame. The Sony A6000 is also very good in this respect.
Lol this is stupid you can just take pictures or video with your iphone.......

This is just a continuation so my next few words go unnoticed longer. No but really, hot.
fatdeeman

Superior AF? What rock gave you been hiding under the past year? The … Superior AF? What rock gave you been hiding under the past year? The A7RII is nearly as good as Canon using Canon lenses and an adapter let alone using native lenses. The continuous AF and object tracking make the Canon 1Dx look like a toy.As for lens selection it's hardly poor for a system in it's infancy, besides the Sony lenses Zeiss are making two different exclusive lines of lenses for the system, one of which is an AF line. The EOS system did not have such an impressive lens line up at the same age and to this day I don't recall zeiss making autofocus lenses in EF mount.I say all this as an owner of two Canon DSLRs so I'm not biased but Sony make better sensors and now they have superior AF in many circumstances. Canons are useless at holding onto an object in the frame but with the Sony you can recompose at will and the camera has an uncanny ability to know exactly which object to stay locked onto, Canon's are good at tracking what's under the focus point but not at tracking a specific object around the frame. The Sony A6000 is also very good in this respect.



Funniest thing Ive read all day.
Heat added but I can't afford a. A tea
Great price and Digital Rev are one of the more reputable grey importers...

I have purchased lenses from them in the past but have not had to use them for a warranty claim as yet..

I have this camera and although it's expensive, it packs features that are just not available from other manufacturers in a relatively small package!
People voting cold cos it is not iPhone and you can not make selfies.

PS: sony owner from 2006 and this one in my wish list for next 5 years
I recently bought a Sony RX100 from Digital Rev. All seems OK, although there was no english instruction manual.

They are have a thread on the TalkPhotography website where they will try to offer the best deal on that day for whatever piece of kit you ask them. I got £10 off the RX100 through this. May be worth a try on this camera.
Edited by: "skdotcom" 23rd Oct 2015
Quicklite

hum...CaNikon looking pale and stale by comparison if not for their range … hum...CaNikon looking pale and stale by comparison if not for their range of lenses.


Why you got to play it like that? The 'N' should be from the Canon, not from the Nikon side, otherwise it's 70% Nikon and 30% Canon, and that won't fly!
You're skewing the balance, dammit!
It's Canikon.
Say it. Go on.
SAY IIIIIIIIT!
Shatwell

Cheaper here at £1,980Panomaz A7RIIAnd you're unlikely to get stung with … Cheaper here at £1,980Panomaz A7RIIAnd you're unlikely to get stung with customs charges.



Have used DigitalRev many times, they always cover customs charges with never a problem. Excellent company to deal with.
Discount is not showing on the Digital Rev website

It's still £2399
There are lots of reports of this camera overheating when recording video.
I don't get why people would want to risk spending £2k via some cheap import site. My experience with these types of company are often poor with shocking customer service. If I was about to pony up megabucks on a new camera I would want a bit of reassurance from a respectable retailer. Money can't be that much of a problem if you are spending £2k on a camera body.
beast
SpamJavelin

I don't get why people would want to risk spending £2k via some cheap … I don't get why people would want to risk spending £2k via some cheap import site. My experience with these types of company are often poor with shocking customer service. If I was about to pony up megabucks on a new camera I would want a bit of reassurance from a respectable retailer. Money can't be that much of a problem if you are spending £2k on a camera body.



DigitalRev are a respectable retailer. The fact they are based in Hong Kong does not change that. The camera you buy will be manufactured in the same place regardless of where you buy it from. They honour manufacturer's warranties, despite them not being honoured by the manufacturers themselves on out-of-region purchases, and DigitalRev also pass on the savings they make in cheaper, local sourcing of their products to the customer. Don't think you could ask for more respectability TBH.

Edited by: "morocco1" 23rd Oct 2015
SpamJavelin

I don't get why people would want to risk spending £2k via some cheap … I don't get why people would want to risk spending £2k via some cheap import site. My experience with these types of company are often poor with shocking customer service. If I was about to pony up megabucks on a new camera I would want a bit of reassurance from a respectable retailer. Money can't be that much of a problem if you are spending £2k on a camera body.



Digital rev is a huge & well established photography equipment retailer (you'd know that if you where a photography buff), it's not some here today gone tomorrow operation which you can lump in with say a small time ebay trader.
stevenbryson

Have used DigitalRev many times, they always cover customs charges with … Have used DigitalRev many times, they always cover customs charges with never a problem. Excellent company to deal with.


I've used Panomaz lots of times about about 2 years ago to buy all my Canon equipment, and wasn't charged duty.
I recently bought a Metabones Canon to Sony adapter for my A7R from DR, and a customs charge form from FedEx arrived on my doorstep about a month later.

I agree they're a great company and I'm not bad mouthing them, just pointing stuff out.
Shatwell

I've used Panomaz lots of times about about 2 years ago to buy all my … I've used Panomaz lots of times about about 2 years ago to buy all my Canon equipment, and wasn't charged duty.I recently bought a Metabones Canon to Sony adapter for my A7R from DR, and a customs charge form from FedEx arrived on my doorstep about a month later.I agree they're a great company and I'm not bad mouthing them, just pointing stuff out.



Me too

Although, I admit I received one custom charge for a Sigma 35 1.4 Art but DR confirmed they had already paid it. Not sure what they do that causes that but never had to pay. Have never used Panomaz before, good to hear good things about them.
godsakes

Digital rev is a huge & well established photography equipment retailer … Digital rev is a huge & well established photography equipment retailer (you'd know that if you where a photography buff), it's not some here today gone tomorrow operation which you can lump in with say a small time ebay trader.



I'm very aware of their length of establishment and that they and other grey import sites such as Simply Electronics can often provide good service. I have had good an bad experiences of both which is why I wouldn't trust a major purchase to either of them. Great for smaller purchases but not when splashing this kind of money.

Also, I can't claim back the VAT which is essential for me as photography equipment all goes through the business.
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