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December 30, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…

Sony RX100 IV Real World Review

A7 + FE 35/1.4 + Japan (SonyAlphaForum).
Sigma lenses on the Sony A7r II: a personal and on-going round-up (Mirrorlessons).
Review of the A7R II on Dutch website Pixelmania.
Here is a quick look at the SLR Magic 50mm F1.1 E mount lens for sony FE at

Sven:It’s not a rumor but a review I want to share: having used the RX1RII for a while now & I’m pretty stoked:
I know it’s not an alpha officially, but it’s a pro grade mirrorless & I know you kind of think the same ;-).
” Editor’s note: You are right :)

Pat: This holiday time lapse video made with the a7r2 was in the local news.

December 29, 2015
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Sony A68 presentation at Sony US


The Sony US site now shows the full Sony A68 presentation page. The camera is now listed at Adorama and BHphoto. But preorders will be accepted from March 1 only with shipment in April.

In Europe the camera can be already preordered through many sellers like Amazon Germany and soon Amazon UK too.

Thanks Mike for sharing the Sony US link!

December 29, 2015
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What could be the A-mount flange advantage? Z-shift, hybrid mount, 8K video…


Last week a Sony manager said: “E-mount won’t replace (and kill) it since there are things you can do with the longer flange distance in A mount that you can’t with E mount” (article here).
I tried to figure out what the possible A-mount flange advantages could be. What came to my mind is the following list:

      1. SAR reader Rick Rupert suggested that Sony could use the “space” to AF with manual lenses just like the Contax AX did. But I think that’s highly unlikely. Complex to build and not sure it’s really a highly requested feature. By the way Sony already patented this in 2014 (article here).
      2. Better heat management and higher video performance. With more space in the camera higher bitrate and maybe even 8K recording could be easier implemented on A-mount cameras. That yes could work out…a real very high end A-mount camera with no compromises.
      3. Better ergonomic and button layout. Well, Sony could also do a sort of A9 E-mount camera with bigger body too.
      4. Make it hybrid mount. Capable of using both A and E-mount lenses without adapter. One camera to rule them all. That would be nice :)

Please let us know if you have some more points! Thanks!

Sony ILCA a9x Mirrorless Apha, Global Shutter, Z Shift User Concept:

Reminder: Recently Bruno from Lesnumeriques told us about Sony’s A-mount strategy: “They focus on FF lenses for A-Mount and consider that their APS-C line up is enough for now.” (article here). This sorts of confirms A-mount could continue as a “premium” system.

December 29, 2015
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New Commlite Nikon F to Sony autofocus adapter presentation page and video


To learn everything you need about the new Commlite Nikon F to Sony E-mount adapter check out their new page (Click here). The adpater is currently being updated and will be sold on eBay in mid January.

You can see the new version at work on a video posted on that facebook page.

December 28, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…

Sony A7rii Aquatech Water Housing
from Bryce Johnson on Vimeo.

Sony RX1 and E-mount Gold Box today at
A7 II Canon 300mm F4 IS L 2x extender (SonyAlphaForum)
Full Batis 85mm lens review at Focus Numerique.
EOSHD – Video Quality Charts
Just Got My Loxia 21 (SonyAlphaForum)
Voigtlander 35 1.7 Ultron (SonyAlphaForum).

Cineasy:With the introduction of our new version 2 models for the A6000 and A7S, we still have a few version 1 models left. We have reduced the price of these to $9.95 and $14.95 USD. Combined with the 15% Holiday Discount, that is quite a savings. Our new Version 2 models are also discounted with the Holiday Discount Code “NOEL”. Order soon because the sale ends January 1st.

December 27, 2015
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This week SAR readers photos selection.

Kyle Andrew on SonyAlphaForum
Warehouse Ballerina with Mackenzie
Sony A7R II with the Metabones IV adapter and the Canon 70-200 2.8L IS II

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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December 26, 2015
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A7rm2 versus future A7rm3…find the difference :)

Bildschirmfoto 2015-12-11 um 16.14.46

Franke Sanders (SonyAlphaForum) shared one single proposal for the new A7rm3. You may have found it by now on the picture above?
Here is what he writes:

From my point of view it would be helpful to have a joystick button at the place where now the AF/MF button is. For me this would be the right place where my thumb sits. I could use it to move the autofocus point, scrolling through pictures,….What do you think?


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