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November 24, 2014
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Sony TidBits…


Sony a5100 Review by John Sison.

The killer is democising (tskills).
Cashback on Sony cameras at Sony Japan.
Sony ILCE-5000 (A5000) test at Alfa Kulub.
Sony A5100 Hands-On Review Video by BHphoto.
Directly out of the Sony Box (Pinterest).
Is Sony Too Big to Succeed? (Eetimes)

Christian:I think I can say I’m the one dedicated to macro photography. I’ve always been a Sony user, my current camera is a NEX5-T, waiting to upgrade to the A7 successor. I think the NEX5-T is a very handy camera, perfect for macro work, even if I have to use extension tubes as we don’t have Sony macro lenses yet, until the 100mm f/2.8 is available:

Eddy: “Something that might be of interest to your readers: DxO recently launched a new version of DxO Optics, with a new function called ‘ClearView’, which is intended to get rid of ‘haze’ in landscapes. I’ve been using it a number of times, both on older and recent shots and it really does a nice job. As you know the A7R already has a really good dynamic range, but what DxO ClearView can do with it, in just one click, it’s amazing. Here are some pictures from last WE, with the setting sun and some nice clouds:

November 23, 2014
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Brand new pictures from the A7m2 (with grip and lenses). And some new info.


Note: Sony A7m2 preorders will be available the coming week (likely around November 27). I will inform you when those will be online. For now the camera is only listed on Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony Italy, Sony France, Sony Australia, Digitalrev. With only preorders accepted at Amazon Japan.

These are the very first real extensive hands-on pictures and reports coming from Sonyshop-satouchi, Biglobo and Yagumo-Camera. You can see many new details on these pictures like the different battery and connection slot (Click on them to see the larger version). The sites also do report a lot of other details:

– The A7mII feels really good in hand. Shutter button is easy to touch now and it’s easier to hold lenses due the larger grip
– A7m2 has not “4D focus” as the a6000 because the number of AF points doesn’t meet the required standard
– AF speeds is as fast as the A6000 anyway
– Sony again repeats the 5 axis stabilization has been developed by Sony and is not taken from Olympus


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November 23, 2014
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First Sony A7m2 displayed in Tokyo store. A7m2 on Sony Europe and Australia (no preorder).

The very first Sony A7m2 has been spotted in a Tokyo store.

The Sony A7m2 launch news is now reported on Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony Italy, Sony France, Sony Australia. But you still cannot preorder it. I will inform you when those will be available next week (around November 27). The camera will ship in January in North America and Europe.

November 23, 2014
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This week SAR readers photos selection.

TSK1979 on SonyAlphaForum.

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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November 22, 2014
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Reminder: Win one of the new Camslinger Cosyspeed Bags!

RX10 CS 160 PG

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Hi, this is Thomas from COSYSPEED.

It’s super cool that we can have one of our new CAMSLINGER models as a giveaway for your readers! I’m sure many of them would like this new concept of carrying a mirrorless camera (or Superzooms or smaller DSLRs aswell) on the hip or as a sling bag. It’s not a solution to transport large amounts of gear as the bags are on the smaller side, but for daily live when out shooting with smaller gear it will be a very quick and good solution.

Keep on going with your great blog and many thanks, Thomas

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You can enter the giveaway simply by visiting any of the sites on facebook or following us on twitter using the dedicated giveaway box. Of couse, the more sites you visit on facebook and follow on twitter, the more entries you’ll gain… and increase your chances to win. If you instead visit, for example, just the SAR facebook page, then you’ll enter the giveaway in SonyAlphaRumors, but you won’t have the chance to win anything on the other blogs.

And here are the 15 prizes you can win:

SonyAlphaRumor prizes: 1) CAMSLINGER 160 Street Edition 2) PHONEBAG 135 – 3) PHONEBAG 135
43rumors prizes: 1) CAMSLINGER 160 Paris Gray – 2) PHONEBAG 135 – 3) PHONEBAG 135
Fujirumors prizes: 1) CAMSLINGER 160 Paris Gray – 2) PHONEBAG 135 – 3) PHONEBAG 135
Canonwatch prizes: 1) CAMSLINGER 160 Street Edition 2) PHONEBAG 135 – 3) PHONEBAG 135
Cosyspeed prizes: 1) CAMSLINGER 160 Street Edition 2) PHONEBAG 135 – 3) PHONEBAG 135

Thanks to Thomas for your generous offer to organize a giveaway with all these amazing prizes.

And now, good luck to anyone!
the rumor guys

The contest ends 11/26/2014 at 12:00 AM
CAMSLINGER 160 Paris Gray

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