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Chris Burkard On The α7R IV “…the most intuitive device I have ever used.”

Prior to the announcement of the 61 megapixel α7R IV, Sony Artisan Chris Burkard had the rare opportunity to explore one of the most remote places in the world, the Kuril Islands, with the camera. We connected with Burkard while he was still there to find out how the camera performed. Here’s what he had to say about the α7R IV and some of the images he sent to us from a satellite modem out at sea.

“In your hand it feels like the most intuitive device I have ever used.” - Chris Burkard on the Sony α7R IV

Photo by Chris Burkard. Sony α7R IV.

“The α7R IV is the camera I have always dreamt about,” says Burkard. “Small enough to take on expedition and hike with, but with quality that rivals any medium format available. In your hand it feels like the most intuitive device I have ever used. I am halfway through my expedition to the Kuril Islands, some of the most remote and beautiful islands in the world that string out between Russia’s Far East Kamchatka Peninsula and Japan. To call this place harsh would be an understatement – constant rain, fog and ferocious wind are the norm amongst these active volcanic islands, which is what makes documenting the place so incredibly challenging.”

Photo by Chris Burkard. Sony α7R IV.

“Every day my α7R IV has taken a beating from the weather while at the same time providing me with some of the most beautiful images I have ever taken. The camera has brought me back to the joy of shooting my first digital camera, and in many ways it has helped me bring this remote and wild place to life in a way that I hope makes people feel more engaged about nature and its ability to change our lives.”

Photo by Chris Burkard. Sony α7R IV.

Photo by Chris Burkard. Sony α7R IV.

Photo by Chris Burkard. Sony α7R IV.

Photo by Chris Burkard. Sony α7R IV.

Photo by Chris Burkard. Sony α7R IV.

Photo by Chris Burkard. Sony α7R IV.

Photo by Chris Burkard. Sony α7R IV.

Photo by Chris Burkard. Sony α7R IV.

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