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July 5, 2015
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Download the full new Sony A7rII 104 pages long(!) manual.

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If you (like me) are a future Sony A7rII owner than download the full manual here: http://download.sony-asia.com/consumer/IM/4576983111.pdf (Thanks Berek for sharing the link!). Among the interesting info we also have the description of how to solve that annoying issue of the small HDMI cable coming off when recording:

And there is also a first A7rII test with the Contax G16 hologon lens at cityusam01.blogspot.tw.

A7rII and RX camera preorder list:
In USA:
A7rII at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
RX10m2 at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaFocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
RX100m4 at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaFocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at:
A7rII at Sony DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m4 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX10m2 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at:
A7rII at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX10m2 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX100m4 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

July 5, 2015
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This week SAR readers photos selection.

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Anders on SonyAlphaForum.
Blossoming [A7II + 55mm in Japan]

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors/photos_stream?tab=photos 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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July 4, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…


Sony SEL 24-240mm FE Lens Review

Current State of Camera Industry is like Star Wars~!? (SonyAlphaForum).
NEX-7 with a 140mm f/1.8 Projector Lens Makes the most beautiful photos (Diyphotography).
Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II Hands-On (ePhotozine).
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV Hands-On (ePhotozine).
α7 II + Prominar 12mm F1.8 (Dc.watch).
New Lens Profiles in Camera Raw 9.1 for three new A-mount lenses.
Sony A7II w/ Olympus 100mm f2 (SonyAlphaForum).

Thibault:I am B&W long exposure fine art photographer and a member of the Sony Artisans of Imagery Program
I wrote a blog article on my opinion on the new a7RII camera specs and in particular their implications in the domain of long exposure photography.
I thought your readers might be interested:
https://thibaultroland.wordpress.com/2015/06/11/new-sony-a7rii-release-my-opinion-in-7-points/

Anonymous:Not really a rumor, but there was another Sony camera (well… camcorder) that was announced also using a back-illuminated EXMOR R 1″ sensor: the HXR-NX100 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEGbZZnFSlM

July 3, 2015
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Atomos Shogun releases firmware 6.4: Adds 4K RAW to ProRes recording on the FS7 and FS700.

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If you do own the FS7 or FS700 E-mount camcorders we have good news for you! Atomos released the new Shogun firmware update 6.4. Below you can find the full new features list.

Reminder: Just recently the Sony NEX-FS700 got a $1,000 price drop at BHphoto (Click here).

New Features:
– New custom metadata tags – Tags used appear in the keyword collections in FCPX. The FCPX XML version has been updated to 1.4 for latest support.
– Sony FS700 and FS7 Raw to ProRes and DNxHR* – please refer to instructions specific to your camera located in the AtomOS 6.4 Zip file.
– 3D LUT New Features:
Option in the input page to apply the Monitor LUT to the loop out for viewing on external monitor.
Option in the input page to record/burn-in the Monitor LUT to the recording.
Included RAW to REC709 LUT’s for record and monitor:
– Slog2 to Rec709 for FS700/FS7 – located in BUILT in 3D LUT tab (Yellow Monitor Icon>Folder Icon>Built-In Tab)
– Slog3 to Rec709 for FS7 – located in BUILT in 3D LUT tab (Yellow Monitor Icon>Folder Icon>Built-In Tab)
Half Screen LUT option to view RAW/Video-In and LUT at same time – Can never be recorded as a half LUT for safety.
– Programmable Time Lapse
Capture any number of consecutive frames at any interval.
Keyframe multiple intervals and use smooth transitions between them.
Scheduled start time up to 24 hours prior to
– Pre-Roll Recording Option – 8 seconds HD and 2 seconds 4k.
– Custom Playlist
Play all movies in recorded order
Select any combination movies to play
Play Tagged Favourite files in order for quick rushes edited play-out
Combine selected and favourite in any order and play together
– Option to clear all overlays from the screen – touch the centre of the monitor to cycle through 3 overlay modes.
– Anamorphic desqueeze modes
Panasonic 8:3 from GH4
2x, 1.5x, and 1.33x
– Pre-loaded LUT’s provided on unit in Built-In LUT Tab
C-Log to Rec709
V-Log to Rec709
FS Raw Slog2 to Rec709
FS Raw Slog3 to Rec709
– Genlock input enabled for synced playback/playout
– Increased low battery warnings
25%
10%

July 2, 2015
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Competition news: Nikon launches two $10,000+ 600mm and 500mm lenses!

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Sony recently confessed they need to address the lack of telephoto prime lenses for the FE system. Something Nikon users have not to worry about: Today Nikon announced the 500mm f/4.0 ($10,300 here at Amazon) and the 600mm f/4.0 ($12,300 here at Amazon). What massive lenses! Of course it makes little sense to use them on your A7 camera. If you really need such a long focal length than jump on the Sony 500mm f/4.0 which is $2700 more expensive than the Nikon version but at least gives you full autofocus.

Let’s see if Sony will ever make such huge lenses for the FE system….

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