I've made it no secret over the years that I love the 35mm focal length. I've owned quite a few different 35mm lenses, but there's one that has been out of reach for a number of reasons. The fixed Sonnar 35mm f/2 that comes built into the Sony RX1 and RX1r. They haven't made this lens available for E Mount because the rear element almost touches the sensor and just wouldn't be feasible in an interchangeable design.
I seriously considered this camera when I moved to full frame with the A7 last year, but as much as I wanted that lens the lack of articulating screen and EVF made the choice clear.
As of today though, that's no longer the case. Sony announced the RX1rII and it's everything I hoped it would be. The backlit, 42 megapixel sensor that comes in the A7rII, the same beautiful Sonnar lens, a pop up T* coated EVF, and an articulating LCD. It even has the 399 point phase detection for imporoved autofocus.
A few different friends have heard me say that if they made an RX1 with an EVF and an articulating screen, I'd figure out a way to get one.
I'm pretty sure this camera could easily cover 90% of the shooting I do. They don't ship until mid November and the price is $3,300 USD. That's a lot, but considering you're getting everything but the 5 axis stabilization from the A7rII, and the exquisite Sonnar lens, I don't think it's too riduculous of a price.
I'm looking forward to the hands-on reports and image samples. Obviously, I'm seriously considering reconfiguring my kit.