September 25, 2016
Posted in deals

Good news: Sony A7rII and Sony A7II back in Stock after many months!



Due the Kumamoto sensor factory damage the Sony A7 series experienced a serious shortage.

The Sony A7rII will be back in Stock on Sept 27 at Amazon US (Click here). This also includes the great A7rII Deluxe kit (Click here) where you get a lot of stuff for free.
And the Sony A7II is in Stock at BHphoto (Click here).

All new Sony stuff on preorder:
Sony A99II at BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon. Calumet Germany and WexUK.
Loxia 85mm f/2.4 at BHphoto and Adorama.
Tamron 150-600mm G2 A-mount lens at Bhphoto.Rokinon 35mm f/1.2 APS-C E-mount lens at BHphoto.
Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 autofocus FE lens at Amazon and BHphoto.

September 25, 2016
Posted in reviews

Fuji GFX versus Sony A7rII size comparison



WexPhotographic compared the size of the new Fuji GFX medium format camera versus the Sony A7rII. The GFX sensor has a 60% larger area. Not sure that’s enough to not a “real” image quality difference. By comparison the Full Frame area is 130% bigger than APS-C.


Sony A99II preorder links:
In USA at BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon.
In Europe at Calumet Germany and WexUK.

September 25, 2016
Posted in news

Samyang announces the new 16mm T2.6 XEEN E-mount Cine lens



I ahve to catch up with that news: Full details at Press text:

Expand your video and filmmaking experiences with XEEN cinema lenses. With a T2.6 and outstanding optical performance for 4K+, focus on the Mise-en-scène of the images you want to create.
XEEN lenses feature declicked gear rings in identical locations, so that changing lenses is no longer a hassle. Mounts are interchangeable, meaning each lens can be used on a variety of cameras. The XEEN series aims to delivers unparalleled performance with affordability to satisfy the needs of videographers and filmmakers, regardless of the situation or equipment.

And here is a video from Cinema5D:

And one from Matt Granger

September 25, 2016
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection


Julius Domroes
Arche de Port Blanc | Alpha 5100, Samyang 12mm F2.0 NCS CS

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: 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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September 24, 2016
Posted in reviews

First Sony A99II RAW files available for download


A99II image by Michał Wiatrowski (

SAR reader Michał Wiatrowski ( managed to save and share a few full size A99II image samples.  Michael writes: “It’s a fantastic camera. And in my opinion it’s very good in iso/noise. It’s fast, got a lot of details and this will be my next camera

UPDATE: Sony asked Michal to remove the RAW files because they were not representative of the final image quality because shot on a preproduction camera. SAR therefore removed the links. Instead you can see full size JPG images at

You can now preorder the new Sony A99II:
In USA at BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon.
In Europe at Calumet Germany and WexUK.


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