May 30, 2017
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European readers can buy the grey imported A7rII for 2100 Euro

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If you can live with the 1 year seller warranty you save over 800 Euro on the A7rII sold by Kacha on eBay (Click here) and eInfinity (Click here).

Reminder: You have a new Sony Cashback action at Amazon Germany and Wex UK.

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May 30, 2017
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…

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How To Shoot Massive 10 K Photos With A Mirrorless Camera And A Very Old Lens

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Throwback Thursday: The DSLR-A900, Sony’s first full-frame camera (Dpreview).
Fujifilm GFX & Sony a7RII moire (Blog Kasson).
Sony ranks 7th in the List of The World’s Most Reputable Companies In 2017 by Forbes.
Are Sony Bayer Digital Sensors Destroying Creative Photography? (Soundimagesplus).
Things We Love: “Public Relations,” a Book by Garry Winogrand (Explora).
Sony A9 Mirrorless Camera Autofocus Deep Dive: 20fps, Silent Shutter, Touchscreen, Dual SD Cards (The Hunter Report)
Sony 7 R II with flash for Wedding a survey guide (Vittore Buzzi).

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May 29, 2017
Posted in deals

Save $100 on the A5000 and on the A99II stabilizer kit

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We got two new Sony deals at BH:
$100 off and extra free battery on the A5000 (Click here).
$100 off on the A99II Stabilizer kit (Click here).

The new Sony FE lenses preorders:
16-35mm GM at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon. In EU at Calumet DE, WexUK, Jessops.
12-24mm G at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon. In EU at Calumet DE, WexUK, Jessops.
Sony 100-400mm GM at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, BestBuy. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.

 

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May 29, 2017
Posted in reviews

More interesting tests on the A9 “overheating indicator” issue…

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We now learned via first Sony A9 owners that in a very specific situation (shooting under direct sunlight) the A9 overheating indicator turns on after 20-40 minutes. What’s also very strange is that only a handful of people noticed this while most of the photographers seem to not have had any issue at all. Also to be noted: It doesn’t seem the camera ia actually shutting down neither. Here are a few new information:

  1. On the video above you can watch an update on ThatCameraGuy A9 overheating report. I understand he is upset and I am glad he exposed the problem. A $4,500 camera should just work out of the box. Also a few more people reported the same annoying problem. So this is not just him having noted this!
  2. Jared Matthew Jarvis reported the same A9 overheating indicator issue on our A9 facebook group (there is a video too). But he also discovered more details: After he had the “indicator” warning when shooting under direct sunlight he remade the test indoor:

    It’s warmer physically than it was ever when I had it outside yesterday when the heat indicator came on, yet there is no warning yet. Maybe the a9 just hates sunlight. I no longer want to call this an overheating “issue”. My camera has not yet at any point overheated and I’ve been putting it through its paces in scenarios far more stressful than most real world shooting. If anything I think Sony may have been a bit over zealous with their overheating warning considering the issues they’ve had with heat in the past

    He also noted this: “The warmest part on the camera is the base plate around the tripod mount.” So maybe keeping the A9 on a hot surface exposed previously by sunlight triggered the warning?

  3. Many A9 owners also reported that they had no issues under similar conditions:
    – Andreas Bechthold wrote on the A9 group: “I had it in 92 degrees (Fahrenheit) yesterday with about 2000 shots. Worked nice, not Problem at all….
    Alin Popescu told me this: “I’ve shot in 33 degrees celsius for more than 2h. Then on streets of Bucharest, at an entire wedding, birds, etc.. Never saw that warning!
    – Max Yuryev also commented on ThatCameraGuy video: “I shot a ton with it with not a single overheating icon

If what Jared Matthew and others are reporting are true it seems like the “overheating indicator” is reaction wrong on direct sunlight and not on the real heat inside the camera. I invite A9 users to test the camera for a long time under direct sunlight (and please do record what happens). Let’s see if we can make some sense out fo this story. But to me this sounds more like a software problem or a problem related to a few “flawed” cameras.

In the meantime Sony will have for sure taken notice of that buzz on the web and I hope they will make some statement soon.

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May 29, 2017
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Sony China teases a new “compact camera” launch!

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It ain’t over folks! There is one more Sony announcement which is going to happen this or the next week already! Sony China posted that teaser that clearly hints towards a new compact camera (Maybe RX model). In case you don’t remember what the first two cameras on the picture are…well this is the “Sony DSC-F1” camera. What was special on that camera is that the lens and flash could be rotated 180° for greater flexibility in shooting from many angles. This is the youtube video showing it:

We don’t have specs yet but based on the teaser we can assume:

  1. This might be an entirely new RX model and not a successor of an existing camera (no RX1 or as it seems not RX10 and RX100 neither).
  2. This might be a new High End compact camera (High End Selfie RX camera?)

But I really can’t figure out the full meaning of that teaser. You got an idea?

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