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November 12, 2014
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rumor coming soon :)

I swear this isn’t intentional guys! Just got an image from an INCREDIBLE new Sony APS-C sensor. I don’t know if it’s true as I didn’t get it from trusted sources. So once again, please stay tuned. Will try to get 30 min off from work to post it as early as I can. This is SR3!

Again, I swear, this is not an intentional tease! I really got the rumor while I am busy at work! Really strange how things do happen sometimes…

One more thing: If true this is a MASSIVE improvement in terms of image quality! GAME CHANGING. Wanna bet I am right? Stay tuned 😉

 

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November 11, 2014
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SR5 coming soon. Stay tuned today!

I finally got some top reliable info from my best sources about the next VERY BIG Sony announcement which will take place in 2-3 months already! Stay tuned on SAR I am writing about it now and likely post it around 12.30-13.00 London time (I am at work now and need to wait for the break to write the rumor). I only got some first very general info but at least it gives me a 100% reliable idea of what to expect! I know I should not tease you with those kind of posts but I am so excited about what I heard…so let me do that mistake :)

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November 10, 2014
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Sony TidBits…


ALONE at NIGHT at Abandoned Six Flags New Orleans Jazzland Urban Explorer Jason Lanier Sony A7s

First snaps with the new Zeiss Loxia 50mm F2 by Philip Bloom.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30 Review at Photographyblog.
TONY HAWK skating for SONY’s Action Cam (ActionCameraRumors).
Commlite Auto-focus Mount Adapter for Sony A7 Review (Movingelectrons).
Sony 135mm STF 2.8 [4.5] lens (SonyAlphaForum).
Japanese A6000 test at DC.watch.
Sony KW1 selfie camera tested at Mobile01 and Unwire.
A Quick Trip To Las Vegas With My New Sony A7 (Ilovehatephoto).
REVIEW: Fujifilm x30 – Great, but not a Sony RX 100 III Killer (RonMartBlog)

Boon:I’ve just posted my comparison of IQ of the JPEG engine between firmware 1.01, 1.02 (previous comparison images) and 1.10 for the A7R. I used the Sony FE 24-70/4 at about 50mm F4 to shoot the images. Other than the faster startup of FW 1.10, I think the image quality has indeed improved, perhaps by at least 1-stop. http://myphotojourney.co.uk/sony-a7r-iq-comparison-of-firmware/

November 9, 2014
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This week SAR readers photos selection. Poll: Choose the best!


P.s. Zoeller
Bella & Paul
Sony A7, Zeiss 55 1.8

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.

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November 8, 2014
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Yes, you can use that 14-560mm 2.8(!) lens on the Sony A7s :)

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This is a dream combination for those of you that want maximum zoom range with constant and fast f/2.8 aperture! What you see here is a 14-560mm 2.8 Canon HJ40X14B lens worth $82,000 on BHphoto (Click here). SAR reader Jacob Dyke tested it on the Sony A7s:

A7s mounted to a Canon HJ40-14b via FotodioxPro B4 to NEX adaptor. Its a 2/3″ TV production lens but with the built in 2x extender it covers the APS-C/super35 size in crop mode. This equals a 14-560mm 2.8 with optical image stabilization.”

Update: Here is an image sample taken with that combination. APS-C mode lens at 2x full zoom:

Jacob also wrote why he tested that combo:

I work in sports tv production so I wanted to test this adaptor out with the FS700 and just took the photo of the a7s mounted for you guys cuz im sure no one had done it before. I mean the body isnt even secured to the support plate, I would never actually use the set up like this. The FS700 mounts up very well and I did some test which I was really pleased with. Its clearly a video lens, I will post some video soon of the tests. We tested it against a sony 70-400 4-5.6 with a 1.4x via the LEA2 on the FS700, which should equal out to be about 560mm plus the crop of the super35 and the Canon had at least another 50-100mm. I have been trying to wrap my brain around the math to get the conversions correct from going to 2x but then using a bigger sensor and all that but still havent figured it out. Also the lens has to be powered for the Image stabilization to work, fotodiox does make a battery pack to power the lens but I dont have that yet. Again this was not meant to be a fully compatible setup, clearly its limited to a specific use and that will be wildlife filming at 240fps!
Oh right and clearly sports filming as well. Clients that I work for that own an FS700 and a B4 lens can now have a super slowmo camera added to there live show via the SDI output while still being able to take the camera live and use all the hand controls to make it operate like a standard tripod build up.

Full frame mode lens at 1x full zoom:

Thanks Jacob for sharing!
First posted on SonyAlphaForum.

Sony A7s store links:
Sony A7s in USA/CA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA, Sony Canada.
Sony A7s in Eu at Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PL. And Wex UK.
A7s Gariz leather case in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Red (Click here) and Orange (Click here).

 

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