August 20, 2017
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection

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Alexander Ragginer
“Drei Zinnen- Tre Cime di Lavaredo”
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1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors/posts_to_page/ and on SonyAlphaForum.
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

Note: When sending a pic feel free to also add a link to your site to promote yourself!

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August 19, 2017
Posted in reviews

Sony 16-35mm GM reviews by Imaging Resource and Colby Brown

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We have two reviews of the new 16-35mm lens:

Imaging Resource writes:

I was very impressed with the FE 16-35mm f/2.8 despite the limited time I had with it. On both the Sony A7R II and the A9 it focused extremely quickly and with pinpoint accuracy while delivering extremely sharp photos with beautiful bokeh. This is most certainly a lens to be excited about when it releases later this year.

Colby Brown writes:

After using the Sony 16-35 f/2.8 GM this summer in Iceland and finally getting my own copy just before I published this review, I think it is safe to say that Sony knocked it out of the park with this lens. In a relatively small light body, they managed to pack in a ton of optical quality into this lens. Not only it is incredibly sharp corner to corner, but the images that come out of this lens are simply gorgeous. Between the bokeh, contrast and texture detailā€¦there is a lot to love.

Lens store links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

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August 19, 2017
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…

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3 vintage lenses shoot the same model on a7ii

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G with 77mm regular filters (Fred Miranda).
Sony FE 100-400 G Master Lens for Landscape Photographers (Richard Fox).
DragonImage aka Falyon Eyes RX18 or RX18T (Personal View)
Pro Printer Buying Guide: Bring Your Printing In-House (ALC).
3 Quick Tips for Shooting Close-ups with Extreme Wide-Angle Lenses (Explora).

Imagine This:

“We are two photographers from Toronto that spent most of our student loan developing a 360-camera array (with Sony SLRs) that surpasses high-end professional 360-cameras (like the OZO and Gopro Omni) in image quality. Here are the links to test footage that we shot:Ā 

https://youtu.be/mYfIW8tFaX0

https://youtu.be/U3mxFHmWg_Q

The test footageā€™s image quality in terms of resolution and lowlight performance is better than anything weā€™ve ever seen online. We thought your readers might be interested in the video and how far current camera technology can take us. We would love to know your thoughts and comments on the video. Please view in 8K or in a VR viewer for the best experience!””

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I kindly invite you all to follow our RSS feed, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to not miss news and rumors!

 

 

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August 18, 2017
Posted in deals

Back in Stock: J.B. Bamboo Grip-Base for the A7II series

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The J.B. Grip Base for Sony A7II-rII-sII cameras is back in Stock at Amazon (Click here).

New Sony US deals:

Up to $500 trade-in credit for the Sony A9-A7 at Adorama, Bhphoto and BuyDig.

New Camera savings:
$200 off and free extras on the A7rII atĀ Adorama, BHphoto and Amazon.
$200 off on the A7sII atĀ Adorama, BHphoto and Amazon.
$100 off on the A7II atĀ Adorama, BHphoto and Amazon.
$100 off on the A7 at Adorama, BHphoto and Amazon.

New Lens and accessory savings:
$100 off on the 16-35mm f/4.0 Zeiss lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$100 off on the 24-70mm f/4.0 Zeiss lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$100 off on the 24-240mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$25 off on the Sony 28mm FE lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sony 28-70mm FE lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$100 off on the 28-135mm PZ lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$100 off on the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Zeiss 5omm f/1.4 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sony 50mm FE f/1.8 lens at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon, Focuscamera.
$50 off on the Sony 50mm macro at BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon.
$100 off on the Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 70-200mm G lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 70-300mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 90mm macro lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sony Fisheye Conversion Lens for FE 28mm F/2 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sony Ultra-Wide Conversion Lens for FE 28mm F/2 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$50 off on the LA-EA3 A-mount adapter at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 off on the LA-EA3 A-mount adapter at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 off on the HVL-F43M at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$100 off on the HVL-F60M at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 off on the Sony VGC1EM Vertical Grip at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 off on the Sony VGC2EM Vertical Grip at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 off on the Sony ECM-CG60 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 off on the Sony RX100 underwater housing at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.

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August 18, 2017
Posted in rumors

(SR3) Sony will soon launch a new 16mm f/1.4 APS-C E-mount lens?

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Imagine on top shows the Fuji 16mm f/1.4 APS-C lens. Sony could release a similar lens soon!

I previosly reported with a very low ranking (SR1) a rumor saying that there would be a new 16mm f/1.4 lens. I rated this very low because the source was not one of my trusted ones. Well, a trusted source just read this rumor and sent me this message:

“The 16/1.4 is APS-C project, not the full frame (FE) one”

So it sounds like Sony is really working on a new 16mm f/1.4 APS-C E-mount lens. I hope other sources can confirm or debunk this so that I can upgrade the rumor value to SR5. Thanks!

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August 18, 2017
Posted in rumors

(SR1) The Impossible rumors… (16mm f/1.4, A5300 and GH5 competitor)

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sony-a7III

This is a new chapter of the “impossible” rumors I received form anonymous source. Please read the note at the bottom to learn what those “impossible rumors” are.

Source 1:

I just received news of a new E lens today, and it’s a bit of a strange one. 16mm f/1.4 and it’s shaped similar to the 55mm f/1.8 but just a little bit longer in physical length. Apparently retailers already have photos of this lens.

SAR note: I really don’t think that 1) the rumor is correct and 2) that would even make sense to make such a lens!

Source 2:

Sony has an A7 series video technology in works with improved cooling and 4K video data rate at 10 Bit 422. There is no need to introduce this new technology too soon, but decision may be revised depending on GH5 sales.

Source 3:

I heard that the successor to the a5100 is coming down the pike. Maybe October-November.

 


Notes on those kind of (im-)possible rumors:

  • Fake rumors sent by so claimed sources that are known to create fake rumors are NOT included. What you see here are messages I got from unknown sources where I have no track of any “rumor history”
  • It’s by readers request that I create this sum up of low ranked rumors. But please remind all that these are not rumors from trusted sources and don’t count me accountable on those kind of very low ranked rumors :)
  • The last year a couple of those rumors were right (RX1rII and A6300 specs). So miracles sometimes can happen :)
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August 18, 2017
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…

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feature finders ios app for sony a9 camera

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
A Week with the Sony FE 100-400mm G-Master Telephoto Zoom and the Alpha 9 (Mark Forman).
Sony E 18-105mm f4 review-so-far (CameraLabs).
Seetec 28″ 4K Carry-on Broadcast Monitor (Personal View)
NAB 2017 Day 2 Highlights (ALC).
Sony A9 review by Roberto Panciatici.
Shooting Macro Close-ups with the Meyer Optik GÓ§rlitz Trioplan 100 (Explora).
2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year

We have our own Facebook camera groups and pages you can join to discuss the upcoming new cameras in detail:
Sony A9 group and Sony A9 page.
Sony A7rIII group and Sony A7rIII page
Sony A7sIII group and Sony A7sIII page
Sony A7III group and Sony A7III page
Note: In groups you can post your own stuff like images, news and questions. While on pages you will read the specific camera news from SAR.

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