Nikon D810 or Sony A7r II for landscape shots?

I think I've mentioned it before, that I'm trying out other camera systems than Fuji X for my landscape shots. I'm not a professional so you might ask if I really need that -isn't Fuji X good enough? Well, yes, I've taken some really memorable shots with that system. The Fuji X-T1, and now my X-Pro 2, with the XF 14mm f/2.8 lens is very lightweight compared to a full frame Nikon D810 with a 21mm lens. I am a Lightroom user, it's so important in my workflow.  But sadly Lightroom still handles the Fuji X rawfiles badly when it comes to foilage, like grass and leaves, especially in green. And you know landscape shots, well... they contain lots of that actually.  I think it has become better it the latest versions of Lightroom, and even better with X-Pro2 and its 24 megapixels. Still, there is an issue. But I love my Fuji X for everything else.

After playing with some Nikon RAW files I downloaded I headed to that direction - full frame, lots of megapixels and exceptional dynamic range.  No problems with grass, leaves in Lightroom. I made a post about that back in august last year. But here's a shot from this spring:

Nikon D810 +Sigma 50mm ART f/1.4, ISO 64, f/8, 1/125 sec.

I still love what I can get from these files. Yes, Nikon D810 is heavy. The lenses are heavy. But the camera body is well thought out, easy to use. Buttons are easy to press, well laid out. Menus are logical. And this is to be expected - after all we are talking about Nikon here. 

But, I have Sony A7R II as well. 42 megapixels vs Nikons 36 megapixels. That's not important at all. The dynamic range seems about the same, and that's the main thing for me when it comes to the sensor. Still, Nikon D810 have ISO 64 as lowest native value, while A7R II stops at 100. Not a huge deal, but that extra low value can be nice when a want the lowest shutter speed possible without using ND filters.  Lately I have let the Nikon stay home and tried to use the Sony more. Just to try it out, get used to it, maybe make a descision about which one to keep...

So here's a few from Sony A7R II:

Sony A7R II + FE 16-35mm f/4 lens at 16mm . Late evening, Lee filters, ISO 100, f/11, 2 minutes exposure.

Sony A7R II + Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS MK II at 190mm, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/200 sec.

Sony A7R II + Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS MK II at 110mm, ISO 100, f/11, 1/400 sec.

The are way more native lenses for the Nikon system than for Sony. The very first lens I bought for the Nikon D810 was the Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm f/2.8. I really really LOVE that lens! The build quality is incredible. And the files I get from it is so beautiful. 

Nikon D810 + Zeiss Distagon T 21mm ZF.2 f/2.8. ISO 64, f/16, 1/40 sec.

Now, I do have an adapter for my Nikon lenses so that I can use them on my Sony A7R II. With that adapter I will lose auto focus, but the Zeiss is all manual focusing anyway. And the A7R II focus peaking makes it so easy to manually focus my landscape shots. Easier than on the Nikon D810.  And yes, I've tried the Zeiss Distagon T*21 mm f/2.8 with the Novoflex adapter on my Sony:

Sony A7R II + Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm ZF.2  f/2.8. ISO 100, f/?, 1/160 sec.

Well, there's one problem. There is no electronic contact between the adapter, camera and lens so it's all manual, and the aperture doesn't get recorded. But the files look beautiful! With a 21mm lens it's pretty easy to get everything sharp. But with focus peaking it's fairly easy to do with my Sigma ART 35mm and 50mm lenses too. That means, I can actually sell my Nikon D810 body. Right? Well, yeah, but it hasn't been that easy. 

The Sony menu system is total mess! There's almost no logic in the menu system. And the rest of the camera feels like a toy camera. Small buttons, no joystick or keypad for moving the focusing point around, like my D810 and Fuji X-Pro2 has. The sony can use some of the best lenses ever made. Like the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS MK II (see below), but... it's a mess. The whole camera.

Sony A7R II + Metabones adapter + Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS MK II lens.

Rudolf. So this is outside. What about inside, can I get the Sony + adapter + canon lens to auto focus?

Sony A7R II + metabones apapter + Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS MK II, at 190mm, ISO 200, f/2.8, 1/250 sec.

Sony A7R II + metabones apapter + Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS MK II, at 140mm, ISO 6400, f/2.8, 1/250 sec.

Well, it can autofocus inside too. But really, in my descision between Nikon D810 and Sony A7R II it's all about landscapes, and I don't need autofocus for that. The files from the Sony are beautiful, and I really can't see the difference between the Nikon and the Sony. So it's all about handling now. Which one? Nikon - a heavier body. More native lenses. Better buttons and layout, way better menu system. ISO 64. Well built body. 

The Sony, lighter - but with adapted lenses not really that different from the Nikon. Easier to manual focus because of focus peaking. Way more lenses available though through adapters, and autofocus is not important for landscapes anyway. More important - it has an articulated screen. it can tilt up and down, very nice on a tripod high or very low! I love that. Build quality not as good as Nikon. And a mess both when it comes to buttons and menus.

What do you guys think? Anyone of you done the same descesion? Feel free to leave a comment below.