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April 15, 2014
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Pentax 645Z officially announced: Sony sensor wipes out the MF sensor competition!

Ricoh announced the new Pentax 645Z medium format camera. It becomes the cheapest digital medium format camera ever released and it can be preordered at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

There are a couple of interesting Sony related news:
- First, Sony is literally conquering the full medium format digital camera market in one single strike! Hasselblad, Phase One and now Pentax use the newly developed and first ever CMOS sensor with 50Mp. Sony just had to make one sensor to wipe out the sensor competition from that market!
- The Sony sensor is the first CMOS sensor in the MF market, it’s the first sensor that allows useable High ISO with the new Pentax going up to 204,800 ISO!
- If the rumor is correct than the Sony Mamiya 7 alike (here on eBay) digital mirrorless medium format camera will cost less than the Pentax (less than $8,500).

Full press release of the new 645Z:

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April 14, 2014
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New firmware update for the Sony QX10 and QX100.

Sony released a new firmware update for your QX10/100 camera:
QX10 firmware download page at Sony DE, UK, FR, ES, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, FI, SE, NO, PT.
QX100 firmware download page at Sony DE, UK, FR, ES, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, FI, SE, NO, PT.

Benefits and improvements
- “Half-Press” function for the shutter button has been added*
- “NFC One-touch connection” has been improved (Requires PlayMemories Mobile app version 4.2 or later).
- ISO Setting has been added
- MP4 Movie Recording size changes from 1440 x 1080(30p) to 1920 x 1080 (30p)

April 14, 2014
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New A7/A7r/A7s leather case from Ulysses.

Ulysses Japan announced a new A7/A7r/A7s leather case. It costs around 15,336 – 16,848 yen. Don’t know when this will go for sale outside Japan.

Here are the current worldwide available leather cases that will also work fine on your new A7s :)

Gariz leather case in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Orange (Click here) and Red (Click here).
Leather Explorer has A7-A7r leather cases in Black (Click here), Black-Metallic (Click here), Black (Click here).
Dignis has A7-A7r leather cases in Black-Red (Click here), Black (Click here), Red (Click here), Yellow (Click here), Brown (Click here), Dark Brown (Click here) and Khaki (Click here).
Ciesta leather case in Brown (Click here), Dark Brown (Click here), Black Red (Click here), Vegetable Leather (Click here).
Kaza has them in Vintage Brown (Click here) and Black (Click here).

April 14, 2014
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Sigma USB dock released for Sigma A-mount lenses! ART lens preorders in UK.

Sigma announced the release of the USB dock for Sigma A-mount lenses. Price will be $59 but there is no preorder option yet. With the dock you can perform lens firmware updates and customize autofocus and OS! It will work with the new superb 50mm f/1.4 ART lens too. The lens can be preorderd in USA at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here). And since today also in UK at Wexphotographic (Click here).

Source: Sigma Japan.

April 12, 2014
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SAR readers great picture roundup!


Jvdas Berra
SLT-A55 + SAL5018 – México
Jvdas Berra Photographer, https://www.behance.net/jvdas

These are some of this week most liked pictures on the SAR readers facebook wall (Click here). As usual feel free to share your pics and like those from others!

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