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May 25, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…


Sony SEL28F20 FE 28mm f2 Lens Unboxing

Action cam design patent at Freepatentsonline.
Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Sample Images (Photographyblog).
Pics with Zeiss Distagon FE 35mm f/1.4 (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony FS7 Travels Well on 3-Week Documentary Shoot (Sony Blog).
Sample Images from the Sony 28mm f2 Full Frame E Mount Lens (ThePhoBlographer).
Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T* Review (Photographyblog).
Hands-On Review: Rokinon 135mm f/2.0 and 50mm f/1.4 Lenses (Bhphoto).

Dutch:Hi Andrea, 6 months ago I made a short movie with the RX100M3 for Pf, a dutch professional photo magazine. Just to show how easy it is to film with it and how well the autofocus performs. At the end I also did some evening shots at 3200 and 6400 ISO.

Fernando:Alpha + M42 Bayonet Timelapse 4k. Alpha Nex 3 + Zeiss Jena 135 + Zeiss Tessar 50 2.8:

Firoz Ahmad‎:Sony a7s with PP6

May 24, 2015
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This week SAR readers photos selection.

Yuri Afanasiev‎
Red dress. Continuation of the story. Sony a7r + FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS | 26mm | F/9 | ISO100 | 1,3s
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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.

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May 24, 2015
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UPDATE: Strange Student(?) poll hints a launch of a completely new mirrorless system camera.


UPDATE: It seem liks a Student and not Sony(!) launched that new survey at the University of Amsterdam: So this is no relevant news anymore. Anyway, just for the record:

They ask many question. And once they go in detail with a camera proposal:

Sony is considering the introduction of a new model of Mirrorless Digital Camera at the price of 1300€.
This new camera will be the first model of an entire new producline Mirrorless Digital Cameras priced at the same point of Sony’s Mirrorless Digital Cameras price range, which fluctuates from 400€ to 2300€.
The new model will be named ”PicYou” and will include models for both amateur and professional photographers. A wide range of lenses and accessories will be available as well. Sony PicYou will provide to the users exactly the same quality features of current Sony’s Digital Mirrorless Cameras.

If it’s a student than for sure there will be no such new system :)

found via Mirrorlessrumors.

May 22, 2015
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Jesse Lim: “I Have a Dream – Mirorless A Mount with on Sensor PDAF?”

Our reader Jesse Lim raised an important aspect of the future A-mount strategy. And his “dream” could really become true in the near future:

I Have a Dream – Mirorless A Mount with on Sensor PDAF?

I know this might sound ridiculous or not economical realistic, or technically impractical, but as a long time FF A mount user who haven’t made the move to FE just yet, I always had this thought in my mind.
I was wondering will Sony ever consider making the next FF A mount body mirrorless with on sensor PDAF? If so, it will be great beause I don’t like the idea of adding a LA-EA4 between my lenses and the FE body since I have bad experience with the A77 and its SLT mirror.
Do educate me if I’m wrong because for the last few years, CDAF on mirrorless seems to be fast enough to compete with traditional phase detection AF (Well, at least for a portrait photographer’s pont of view). My OM-D EM-5 focus as fast or faster than my A850 / A300 and it is using only CDAF, of course m43 have a deeper DOF thus much more easy to focus. And the A6000’s4D Focus seems fast enough to fulfill many photographic challenges.
So, if FF E mount can achieve adequate AF performance with I don’t know CDAF? Why can’t A mount just be made the same way while be able to maintain legacy lenses mount without adapters and the beefy ergonomics I like because in my experience I tend to grip more harder on smaller bodies, which is not comfortable.

A Mount = Mirrors, Traditional Ergonomic, Bigger Battery,
     E Mount = Mirroless, Compact Form Factor ?
             The Mirror, it is still necessary? Flange Distance, Achilles Heel? T

he Paradox always kept me thinking… or maybe I’m just plain silly…

For 2 mount system with identical sensor size (Different in flange distance of course), what is the best strategy for Sony to differentiate both product rage while both series are getting more and more convergence in terms of IQ, feature and characteristic for each iteration of product release. Of course if the key factor is the flange distance which ultimately decides the ease, size and quality of the lens designed for both cases (I don’t know, longer flange distance is better or the shorter one for the long run? do let me know)
Imagine fitting the entire A7mk2 architecture inside a A99 body size, with less volume/size constrain to worry with, Sony can really go creative with A mount system with ample amount of card slots, ports, dials & knobs real estate, and maybe fitting in a bigger EVF, Display, bigger buffer memory, on-board storage and file manager, bigger heat sink for sensor thus 4K with 5-axis IBIS… I don’t know, creativity is the limit.

Anyways, just sharing my thoughts~ no biggy~ and cheers~

First posted on SonyAlphaForum.

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May 22, 2015
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Meyer-Optik-Görlitz launches a new “soap bubble” focused Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 E-mount lens.

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If you need to get a special “soap bubble” effect than this lens may be the right one for you! Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Trioplan announced that their Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 E-mount lens will ship in December for 1.400 Euro. It’s a lens made with the only purpose to create that kind of bubble effect. You can see some low resolution samples below. The lens is a new version of the already existing m42 mount 100mm Trioplan available on eBay (Click here).




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