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August 4, 2014
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Ending soon: Win 5 Expert Shield Screen protectors for your Sony camera!

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Reminder: Our big SonyAlphaRumors giveaway will end tonight! Be sure to participate. It costs you zero effort and you can win something :)

Giveaway text:

“Hi there,

My name’s Ed Tyson – Andrea and I thought it’d be a great idea to run a giveaway for you on SonyAlphaRumors. This is different to a regular giveaway though, we’re not offering you the chance of winning something you want (sorry!). We’re offering you a chance of winning something you need. Let me explain…

We’re all careful with our cameras, at a basic level they’re expensive pieces of equipment, to some of us they’re valued as extensions of our own memory. And accidents happen. Although for the best part, you may never need a screen protector (and I truly hope that you don’t) there will always be that one time – the time you wish you had. A good screen protector can potentially, significantly improve the resale value of your camera. Who want’s to buy a used A7s in years time with a whopping great scratch down the screen?

I know what you’re thinking. Screen protectors are more hassle than they’re worth. They bubble, scuff up easily, peel off and look unsightly to say the least. I’d agree with you, if we were talking about any normal screen protector. What if there was a screen protector; perfectly cut to fit your device, fitted almost invisibly – without bubbles and lasted the lifetime of your camera without showing scratches? What’s more, you didn’t need to spray anything to your camera to fit it and it could be washed and reapplied (should you ever need to) without leaving residue.

And what if, that screen protector was guaranteed to do all of the above, for as long as you owned the camera? Boom. You’ve found the one. Except we’ve not got one, we’ve got 5 to give away to 5 lucky people. Worth up to $13.95 each.

What’s that, a competition I actually have a chance of winning? Yes! Yes you do. AND you can enter from anywhere in the world. We’ll even free-post your free Expert Shield out to some remote village in Indonesia, if that’s where you happen to be doing your next shoot…

All backed up by our lifetime guarantee. But don’t take my word for it. A quick Google of Expert Shield should tell you all you need to know about us. Screen protection (and our after-sales service) just doesn’t get any better.

Best of luck with the competition. I’ll be answering any questions personally in the comments below.

Ed Tyson”

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Expert Shield ships worldwide. All you have to do is to like, share and/or follow SAR and Expert Shield on facebook and twitter. You have time until 08/05/2014 12AM (New York Time) to win an Expert Shield screen protector for your Sony. You’ll get more entry points if you:

– like SonyAlphaRumors on facebook
– like Expert Shield on facebook
– follow SonyAlphaRumors on twitter
– follow Expert Shield on twitter
– tweet about this Giveaway (Entrants can do this option once each day)

For more information about the Expert Shield Screen Protectors, check out

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August 2, 2014
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This week SAR readers photos selection.

Bernie Aniciete
Had the opportunity to take a few quick snap shots of a friend who is pregnant.
Sony A7 w/50 1.4
@TheRealBnE – IG/Twitter

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here:
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here:
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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August 1, 2014
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Sony TidBits…

Sony Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras | Gear Talk Episode 3

Sony mirrorless cameras: The best for my photography (Nat Coalson)
Japanese Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA review at
Win a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 (Photographyblog).
Sony invests in image sensor production amid ‘selfie’ boom (Reuters).
Real-world samples added to Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions (Dpreview).
Sony brings Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 and W810 to the US (Dpreview).
Sony’s new Action Cam arrives stateside with SteadyShot and more for $200 (Engadget).
A6000 promotion in Singapore.

August 1, 2014
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Sony patents two new 20mm and 28mm f/2.8 prime compact APS-C lenses.

Sony US patent Number 20140204265 discloses the design for two new Full Frame prime lenses. The 20mm f/2.8 and 28mm f/2.8. These primes are designed to be very compact and high speed autofocusing lenses. As Sony writes these lenses are suited for both still and video shooting and have fast inner focusing.

The 20mm could be the updated version of the current SEL-20F28 while the 28mm lens would a complete new entry. According to the patent both lenses will cover the APS-C sensor area only (no FF).

August 1, 2014
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Lucky Australians get huge $300 off on all A7, A5/6000 cameras and Zeiss lenses!

Those lucky Australians just got a $300 cash-back offer on all newest Sony mirrrorless stuff sold by CameraPro (Click here) and Sony Australia (Click here). Hopefully Sony will extend this kind of deal to all the rest fo the world…

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