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July 23, 2014
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Sony TidBits…

Unleashing the Power of Your Sony A6000

70-200mm lens review by SonyAlphaLab.
Sony A6000 Review: Top-notch image quality meets great performance and affordability (Imaging Resource).
German A77II review at Dkamera.
Zeiss 55mm1.8 vs Mitakon 50mm 0.95 comparison at
In depth review of the A7r at

Alex:so many people have been asking me how i do i tethered shoot in the studio with the sony A7r. Here is a link to a little tutorial i posted:

Louis:Hello! I just wanted to share a video I made while scuba diving with my RX100 in the Philippines last November. It’s still the Mark One of the RX100 but it still does amazing images! (I took it with the more affordable but really great Ikelite Housing and a red filter with no artificial light). Enjoy!

Tino:A6000 with Sony G 70-400 SSM ant Sony LA-EA2 testvideo at

Hounsell:Andrea, from the video you can see that this was done with Sony Gear A99 & A7, nice to see these cameras performing well under tough conditions:

David:Hi, I thought you could be interested in share my last timelapse in your web. It is a flowers blooming timelapse, hope you like it

Josh:Just wanted to share a little project we did using an A6000 and an A7. Camera’s worked great and the small size was really handy for some of the work.

Luke:Here’s a quick travel video that I shot with it along with some photos with my A7r I am very impressed that such a small camera can give such a good image. What I’d liked to find is to see if anyone has come up with a small 3 axis gimble for it yet?
I did kickstarter of on these Pop and Locks which looks promising for a super-small travel stabilizer (can’t wait to get mine).

July 21, 2014
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Canon and Sony lead the camera market in Japan (first 6 months of 2014).

BCN (found via Dicahub) posted the market share data for the camera sales in Japan during the first half of the current year. There is only the info about the market leader of each category (not info yet about the 2nd or 3rd place and so on). Here are the leaders:

fixed lens: canon (25.8%)
dslr: canon (56.9%)
mirrorless: sony (36.4%)
video camera: sony (39.8%)
photo frame: sony (38.2%)

As you know in Japan the Mirrorless market is just as big as the DSLR market. And it’s likely to growth faster than the DSLR market the coming years. So it may will happen one day: Sony surpassing Canon in the system camera world?

July 20, 2014
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Sony TidBits…

Sony SEL50F18 E-mount Lens Unboxing and First Look

RX100M3 review at Engadget.
Interview with concert photographer and A6000 owner Adam Elmakias at Cameras.Reviewed.
RX100m3 test at DSLRmagazine (translation here).
Guide to Sony A7/A7R/A7S Camera Accessories at
Japanese Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2.8 ZA review at DC-watch.
Japanese FE 35mm lens test at Ascii.

Horshack:I posted a High ISO test between the A7s, Df, A7r, and A7. Here’s the link:

Guy Mancuso:Have a thread going on the Sigma18-35 if you want to post it

M&H:Here are our first impressions of the Sony A7s. We can officially say it deserves the title of “The Dark Knight” of photography!


July 20, 2014
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New Nauticam underwater housing for the RX100M3.

Nauticam announced the new under water housing for the new RX100M3. All details can be read here:

Reminder: Also the new Gariz case for the RX100M3 has been announced recently. You can grab it now in Black (Click here) or Brown (Click here) on eBay.

RX100M3 store links:
RX100M3 preorders in USA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA and FocusCamera.
RX100M3 preorders in Eu at Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PT. And Wex UK,
RX100M3 in Asia at Amazon Japan and Sony Australia.

July 19, 2014
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This week SAR readers photos selection.

Danny Itsreallyme‎
first day out with rx100 m3

To get on the SAR readers selection post you have to:
1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here:
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here:
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

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