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May 4, 2016
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Sony Tidbits…

Stepping up from a dslr/mirrorless to a FS5 – Sony FS5 Overview

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at,, Bhphoto and
Sony Alpha 7 Aktion: Bis zu 80 EUR Rabatt auf ausgewählte Objektive at
SELP18105G System Software Update (Sony support).
A Bad Day for SEL70200G (SonyAlphaForum).
NAB 2016: Sony Unveils Super-35mm HDC-4800 that Shoots at 480 fps (Adorama Blog).
260 degree panoramic picture with Sony A7r2 and canon 8-15 by Marcio Cabral.
Global Shutter Pixel Comparison (Image Sensor World).
BlueAngels: Half Speed / Sony A6300 120P 120 FPS by Patrick Murphy-Racey

Anonymous:3 shorts video made by Fabien Corrente with the A7rII in super35 mode and with the Sony 18-200 OSS


May 3, 2016
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Officially announced: Samyang autofocus (!) 50mm f/1.4 and 14mm f/2.8 FE lenses!!!


It is now official! In a surprising move Samyang announced that it will make two new FE autofocus lenses! Those are the first autofocus lenses ever made by the company:
– 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC Full Frame E-mount
– 50mm F1.4 AS IF UMC Full Frame E-mount

The two new lenses will ship end of June with a price that still has to be determined. But knowing Samyang these will be surely cheaper than current Sony-Zeiss FE lenses. This is a size comparison between the Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 FE, the new Samyang 50mm f/1.4 FE and the new Sony 50mm f/1.8 FE:



Here is the full press text:


May 3rd, 2016, Seoul, Korea – The global optics brand, Samyang Optics ( today announced the long-awaited launch of two autofocus lenses: 14mm F2.8 and 50mm F1.4 lenses for Sony E mount Mirrorless cameras with full frame sensor size. The new 14mm and 50mm are the widest and brightest lenses in their classand offer superb quality images to photographers. This launching expands the boundaries of Samyang Optics photo lens line-up from manual focus only, to now include autofocus lenses.

Optimised Optical Design as Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Lens
Both 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC and 50mm F1.4 AS IF UMC are specifically designed to work in harmony with full frame mirrorless cameras in Sony E mount. The flow of light is devised based on the uniqueness of the distance from glass to sensor in mirrorless cameras to create optimal performance. Along with portability of mirrorless lenses, the 14mm F2.8 and 50mm F1.4 are compatible with full frame sensors to deliver the wideness and sharpnessof image to photographers.

The 67mm filter diameter brings the maximum amount of light into the lens to create the best work of light in photography. The 14mm F2.8 is the widest angle available in the market and the F1.4 of 50mm and F2.8 of 14mm apertures are by far the brightest of full frame mirrorless lenses, offeringa beautiful bokeh effect and the best quality images under various exposure conditions.

Based on Samyang Optics’ exceptional optical technology, aspherical lenses have been included in both lenses to minimise aberration and unnecessary light dispersion, delivering high resolution from the centre to the corners of the image.

AF Performance and Ergonomic Design Based on Class-Leading Technology
These new products will be the first autofocus lenses in over 40 years of Samyang’s class-leading core optics technologies.Samyang has captured the essence of world leading image technology with their manual focus lenses and reinterpreted it into autofocus lenses. Photographers now can enjoy the prime manual lens image quality and autofocus lens. These new 14mm F2.8 and 50mm F1.4 are compatible with both phase detect and contrast detect sensors to operate fast and accurate focus detection.

The 67mm filter diameter is also the result of years of R&D for best handling, by adding stability to the photo-taking experience. Also the minimal and sleek design and metal-housing solidify the build quality with the internal focus system.

These two new autofocus lenses from Samyang Optics will be exhibited at the Photo & Imaging 2016Show in Seoul, South Korea. The lenses will be globally available from July 2016. Further details, pricing and availability will follow.

More information will be released soon onSamyang Optics official website (, Facebook page ( andInstagram ( /samyanglensglobal).

May 3, 2016
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Sony Tidbits…

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at,, Bhphoto, eBay and
Sony Alpha 7 Aktion: Bis zu 80 EUR Rabatt auf ausgewählte Objektive at
New Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G Captures The Angels (Alphauniverse).
Wireless Intervalometer a7Rii (SonyAlphaForum).
Rx10m3 image samples at Photographyblog
MUST LEARN Sony A7Sii Hack! Shoot 4K in Super 35 Mode! (Noba Tech).

Geekanoids:my Sony FDR-AX53 unboxing with your readers

Raoul:Today I’m writing to you because I’d love to show you this creative music video made entirely using a Sony a7sii and a set of Zeiss Prime CP2. I think the result is amazing and clearly shows how the combination of the two (camera and lenses) can actually make the difference. I thought you might be interested in share it with all Sony a7s and Zeiss fans.

Cheyne:I just finished a film that was the ultimate test for cold weather, damp, and dirty conditions. It was an expedition to Baffin Island. I shot with the Sony A7, fe24-70 and voigtlander 15mm (second version).

May 2, 2016
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Sony Tidbits…

SIGMA MC-11 tested on the A6300

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at,, Bhphoto, eBay and
Sony Alpha 7 Aktion: Bis zu 80 EUR Rabatt auf ausgewählte Objektive at
Sony Cyber-shot RX10 Mark III Sample Photos (ePhotozine).
Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Sample Photos (ePhotozine).
Sigma MC-11, 150-600c and Sony A7II (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony a6300 with Sony 16-70mm f/4 Lens (Part II of II)–The Best Camera for Parents on a Budget (RonMartBlog).
The Batis 18, Loxia 21 or Voigtlander 15 (SonyAlphaForum).
50mm FE image samples by, and

Gary:I recently purchased a Neewer Gimbal Head for shooting birds in flight and also for following nesting birds and woodpeckers. Some of the expensive options go up into the high hundreds of dollars. This one was $65 US on Amazon. To see how it fares and how to make it better, check out my review below. With a little TLC you can make this product an affordable winner!

May 1, 2016
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This week SAR readers photos selection.

Jamie Black‎
Sony A6000 + Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS (SEL35F18)
Location: Barbados
IG: @jamieblak”

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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