I have good reason to want it. Its the best photo software there is, and need to check some images taken with the AR7V. Now this was a surprise to me, but, I have a collection of Minolta A-Mount lens from the 1980s. Tried them on the A7Rv with the LA-EA5 adapter. Every one of them will focus and work as they did on the Minolta 9000, Sony A850, A99 and A99ii. Same goes for some newer A-mount Sigma and Tamron lenes. According to what I’ve read, this should not be, so Sony has done something with the AR7V that we did not know about.
The Minolta glass includes the Minolta 20mm, 24mm, 28-85, 24-85, 28-135, 50mm, 50mm Macro, 100mm Macro, and the 17-35mm. Sigma lens checked includes 85mm, 12-24mm, 70-200mm. The Tamron 150-600 also works fine.
Most of them did not focus on the A6400 with the LA-EA5 adapter. But are fine on the A7RV.
And for fun one day I put a Metabons adapter on the 6400 and tried a collection of Minolta MD glass from the early 80s. Everyone of them produced great images. Just had to focus manually.
As soon as DXO reads ARW files from the A7RV I’ll check the quality of the images.
AF with those lenses does work on Sony A1, Sony A7IV, A7RIVA … there is nothing new in A7RV vs what was already implemented 2 years ago and yes - it is written in the official compatibility info by Sony ( Accessories Compatibility Information | Sony )
We had exactly the same problems with A7 IV and we had to wait for 6 months. Maybe you will be luckier. I found I had two alternatives:
either use Sonys Imaging Edge which not is so bad at all. It´s free for you and will give you a chance right away to test your A7r V ARW
or you can download the Hexeditor HxD and the Macroeditor “MacroEditor” (Windows)
If you use Mac I´m sure there are some applications you can use there too. Below is a link that explains how to exchange camera version codes in your files. Try to use the model code used for the previous version of your camera or you can actually use even the codes for A7 IV. It will also “let you in”.
I used the hexeditor some months and there will be no problem at all with these files in the future. It’s no big deal at all if a A7 IV file is marked as a version III-file instead. I can 't tell any visual difference at all. These profiles can be used or neglected and even turned off in standard presets so why stopping us from open the files??
The only thing these kamera and lensprofiles does is giving you a better starting point for your editing but they don’t do anything magical you can 't do yourselves.The lens profiles are more important because without them Lens Correction gets inactivated.
About the LA-EA5; I have been using my trusty Minolta 200mm f2…8 HS G on the A7Rv and the pair are perfect for each other. No concerns about picture quality. The only draw-back is the lack of support of the lens on PL6.