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November 4, 2014
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Fotodiox Canon 10-Stop ND filter adapter for E-mount.


Catching up with a news I didn’t post: Fotodiox 10-Stop ND filter adapter for E-mount now ships at:
Canon EF to Sony E-mount at BHphoto (Click here).
Nikon F to Sony E-mount at Amazon (Click here).
Minolta MD to Sony E-mount at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

Instead of going through long press releases to understand how this works…just watch those two videos:

Five Facts about the ND Throttle: Why Put A Variable ND Inside A Lens Adapter?

FDXtra: Variable ND Lens Adapter – the Vizelex ND Throttle

Reminder: Though full metal E-mount replacement at Amazon (Click here to preorder) and BHphoto (Click here to preorder).

Found via PetaPixel.

November 4, 2014
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Sony says there is no collaboration with Olympus on the camera business (and hints some medium format poker face)


Sony unveiled at DSLRmagazine (google tranlsation) that they still are not working together with Olympus when it comes to develop cameras. For now the only real collaboration is on the medical business.

An interesting “psychological” analysis from DSLRmagazine. When they asked Sony about a possible future RX medium format camera Sony didn’t answer but the “poker face interpretation” from DSLRmagazine makes them believe the camera is coming for real :)

November 3, 2014
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Sony patent shows Z-shift sensor mechanism!

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SonyAlphaForum spotted the US patent 8866965 which discloses a mechanism to changes the flange distance between the mount and the sensor of a camera. It’s basically the Z-shift solution we wrote about last year. This could bring two advantages:

1) Adjust the flange distance depending of the lens

2) You can focus by changing the flange distance rather than focus with the lens. For example you could autofocus with manual Leica lenses.

If you love to read deeply tech details on this just click over at

Still not sure if such a camera is really coming one day…

P.S.. Do not forget to join the new SonyAlphaForum 😉

November 3, 2014
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Sigma says they still don’t know when they will ship the 24-105mm lens :(

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SAR reader Bruce contacted Sigma UK and asked them when they actually do plan to ship the 24-105mm and 600mm A-mount lenses. The answer he got from Sigma UK is:

At this stage, we do not have any further information I’m afraid, we are awaiting the updates currently ourselves at this stage unfortunately.

The Sigma A-mount lens can be preordered at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

November 2, 2014
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This week SAR readers photos selection.

Zach Ashcraft
Oct 30th, 5:10am
I took this on the A7r and Sony FE 70-200 F4. I literally just sold my entire Canon setup including a C100 and 5d mark 3 for an A7s and A7r. I’ve been looking for opportunities to test the a7r before my next paid shoot, and saw this herd of bison just off the freeway on the outskirts of Fort Worth. I couldn’t resist pulling over, and I’m glad I did! The amount of dynamic range and detail I can pull from the shadows is ridiculous, and it completely blows my Canon system out of the water in this regard.

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