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March 30, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…

Sony Alpha Tutorial – Setting up a Camera for Wireless Flash

Sony World Photogrpahy national award winners (Worldphoto).
Testing the Sony A7s with 4K at ISO 40,000 (PetaPixel).
April 18 A7II’s new machine Trial EVENT in Hong Kong (
Voigtlander 35mm f/1.2 Nokton II on a7R / a7S (SonyAlphaForum).
Shogun Firmware Update V6.2 (Atomos Support).
Mirrorless expert round-up (Mirrorlessons).
Contax G Sonnar 90/2.8 (SonyAlphaForum).

Eric:Here is the link for some amazing aurora photos taken with A7R, A7S and Canon TS-E 17. You are very welcome to post this if you like it :) The full version of the entire Iceland journey in Chinese I posted on

Josh:Not my pic, but if you haven’t seen it, here’s a nice meteor shot from a Sony RX100:

March 29, 2015
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Firmware 2.0 for the E-mount FS7 gets released!


PXW-FS7 firmware

XDCA-FS7 firnware and installation manual

User Manual

New features:
Expands audio recording to four channels audio at 24-bit, 48 KHz.
Supports DCI compliant 4096 x 2160 XAVC-Intra-frame recording up to 60 fps.
Adds HD Apple ProRes codecs to enable progressive and interlaced HQ and 422 recording with XDCA-FS7.
Eliminates “Magenta Cast” in WB preset mode.
Renames “Color Temp” menu parameter to “Preset White”
Eliminates need to re-enable “Steady Shot” after power ON/OFF cycle.
Retains “Paint Menu” settings after power OFF/ON cycle.

Found via Sony Community.

FS7 store links:
Sony PXW-FS7 body only at BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon.
Sony PXW-FS7 with 28-135mm lens at BHphoto.
Sony VCT-FS7 Lightweight Rod Support System for PXW-FS7 at BHphoto.
28-135mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
28-135mm powerzoom in Europe at Sony DE, UK, ES, IT, FR, CH, AT, NL, BE, FI, SE, NO, PT.
Sony 128GB XQD Memory Card G Series 400MB/s at Adorama and BHphoto.
Sony 64GB XQD Memory Card G Series 400MB/s at Adorama and BHphoto.
Sony 32GB XQD Memory Card G Series 400MB/s at Adorama and BHphoto.

March 29, 2015
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This week SAR readers photos selection.

Sergey Kuznetsov‎
Sony Nex-7 + CZ24 1.8, Yangdi, Guilin, China.

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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March 28, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…

Feenfeuer – Feuerfeen @ Abrax Kadabrax
from Hacky on Vimeo. Filmed with A7s and Atomos Shogun.

Feuerfeen – Fire Artistry @ Circus Abrax Kadabrax (video on top) by 3D-Kraft.
Sony 50/1.4 ZA vs 55/1.8 ZA (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony A7 II – Sony A7r Image Quality Compared – Raw And Jpg. Samples (Soundimagesplus).
Test af Sony FE 35mm f/2.8: Kompakt, men dyr arbejdshest (GraverHoltPhoto).
Atomos Shogun: el mejor amigo de la Sony A7S (Quesabesde).
A new A7ii leather case by K company (
Where Do Poor Quality New Lenses End Up? (SonyAlphaForum).

Cliff:Sony AX100 Firmware version 3.0 is out! Includes 100mbps 4k and more autofocus unprovements. It is on Sony Pacific Asia Support site.

Jonathan:I made a tutorial whit the amazing sony A7R, lets me know what you think about it.

March 27, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…

Champs-Elysées – A night in Paris | Sony A7s
from emeric on Vimeo.

Rolling Review of the Sony A7 at Planet Alpha.
Zeiss 35mm f2 Loxia review at ThePhoBlographer.
Sony A7 II + Samyang (Walimex) 85 mm 1.4 (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony actioncam video on remote use for wedding photos and video (Youtube).
16-35mm Zeiss FE test at Yodobashi.
Messages on Sony CCD Discontinuation (Image Sensor World).
The Sony A7 MkII ILCE-7M2 Review – How Low Can It Go? The In-Body IS Tested (Soundimagesplus).
Loxia 35mm vs. Sonnar 35mm Lens Comparison (Ilovehatephoto).
Helios-103 53mm F1.8 tested on the A7II (SonyAlphaForum).

Martin Segredo‎:Low light video | Slow motion. Sony a7s + Minolta 50mm | f1.7 | 120 fps | Iso 32000

Marvin Francois‎:Sony SLT-A65v using 85mm lens with multiple shots stitched back together with AutoPano Giga. Final size, ~500 Megapixels..

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