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Low Light Class

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Yes, I got my delivery early since I registered with the dealer. I got it a good month before it was available in the shops - well, it was still not available at the time I wrote this. It was Sony's new Alpha camera, the Alpha 7R mark II.

In body stabiliser with 42.2 MP full frame sensor. Couple that with a Leica lens, and the results thus far had been amazing.

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The learning curve was straight forward as I was used to the system. Focus with the Leica lens was still as fiddly as usual, hence I would still prefer to walk around with my Leica M body. But with Sony's own FE lens, focusing was straight forward although the resolution exposed the weakness of the Sony zoom. So far, the FE 35mm Zeiss Distagon had been great.

I still have not had the time to really use the camera. I was hoping to do it during my recent Port Dickson trip but we ended up in the pool at the room instead.

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On the only occasion I managed to take the camera out for a spin - on one of the evening around Suria KLCC - the low light performance had not been short of amazing. But attaching the Distagon made the system front heavy and unwieldy at times. The FE 28mm f2.0 had a better balance, although it struggled to cope with the demand of the 42.2 MP sensor.