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December 22, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…

Gamma Display Assist Explanation On The Sony a7Sii

Sony RX10 II review by CameraLabs.
Polarlicht Maerz 2015 extended 1280×720 (Youtube)
Contax Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 100-300mm f/4-5.6 on A7r (SonyAlphaForum).
Von Wong uses the A7rII in this storm video on Youtube.

Nehemiah: “I thought some of your readers would like this.  It’s a shoot out of legendary 85s–including the Minolta 85 1.4 Limited.  It’s almost impossible to find info on this lens, even in 2015 on the internet!

Chris Mabey:I recently picked up an RX10 II and wanted to test out the HFR capabilities so I decided to shoot a waterfall project with it. Aerials were shot with a DJI Phantom 3, the rest of the video was shot with the RX10 II.

M. Gilden:So, I’m trying to raise awareness of the “Skin smoothing bug” on certain current-model Sony cameras.
I’d be happy to share details of the bug if you aren’t aware of it, but in a nutshell: HDMI out from many current model Sony cameras default to Skin Smoothing ON with no way to disable it. That makes Atomos recorders and streaming boxes awkward to use, to say the least.
Is it worth making a post about for you guys? The bug effects the A5100 and A6000 that I know of, and used to also effect the A7S and RX100, but that was resolved in a firmware update it seems.
I started a thread about it on Sony’s community site here:


December 21, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…

Casey (video above):I would love to share with you this contemporary dance video that claims that only moonlight was used.

Voigtländer Apo-Lanthar 90mm f/3.5 SL (SonyAlphaForum).
first all-mirrorless wedding (Movetomirrorless).
Zeiss Milvus 21/2.8 on a7RII (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony A7sII test at Focus Numerique.

A7s:Professional Short Film with the Sony a7s:
Assassin’s Creed Renegade Fan Film:
Behind the scenes before and after S Log 2 color correction:

Brandon:I just released a new film, “Balinese”, shot on A7s, 100% handheld.  This is the result of a month of living and filming on the island, immersing myself in Balinese culture.  I’m continually amazed by the flexibility of this camera in difficult environments.  Hope you enjoy!

December 20, 2015
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This week SAR readers photos selection.

Sergei Gavrilov‎
Joy Womack, prima at Kremlin Ballet.
Sony A7RII and Zeiss 1.8 55 FE

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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.

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December 19, 2015
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Sony A7x cameras used to follow Justin Bieber, Pitbull cover and the Struts.

Christoph sent me this:
Justin Biebers music video “I’ll show you” was shot with a Sony A7 series camera.
Even if I’m not the biggest Justin Bieber fan… as the video was filmed in Iceland there are some beautiful landscape shots.
some making of shots:
link to the final result:

And Zeiss Artisan Greg Waterman is on a full US tour with the Struts, shooting the music video for “Kiss This” with a Sony a7S2 and the Zeiss Batis lenses. They’re in NYC next week at Seth Meyers, and they’re the opening band for Motley Crüe’s last concert ever, on New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles.


Greg Waterman also shot the album cover of the Grammy nominatied Pitbull group. The cover image has been shot on the A7R and Otus 55 (Source: Instagram).

December 19, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…(German Gold Box on A99, A77II and A5100)

Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II Hands-On Overview

Germany keeps having great Sony deals every day. Today Gold Box on A99-A77II-A5100 cameras at Amazon (Click here).
FE 55mm review at Photozone.
A7Rii Surfing Aquatech Water Housing (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony A7rII : Beautiful models at the Bangkok Photo Fair 2015 (Traveljournalist).
images shot in Paris with the A7RII w/ FE28 & 85 Batis (PMRphoto).
CAME-Single 3 Axis Gimbal, with a7rII in 4k on Vimeo.

Tim:Have you been to Big Sur?  You might enjoy some slow motion action of one of the most gorgeous places in California!  Thanks!

Drasko:In Part II of my Review for the Sony A7II Firmware 2.0 Update i´m comparing 3 affordable autofocus adapters Canon to Sony E-Mount. I´m also taking a quick look on the uncompressed RAW feature which is now available on the Sony A7II. Get some popcorn and beer and watch my video.

Derrick:4K video shooting by Sony A7rII:

Gabriel:Here is the link to my video test of the A7rII in French: It’s a long one.

Kay:Here is a short underwater clip shot in 4k and rendered in HD from a few days in Komodo National Park in Indonesia. Gear used was;
Sony A7s, Atomos Shogun
Sony FE 16-35mm
Nauticam Housings & Dome
Lights by Fisheye; Fix Aquavolt 7000

December 18, 2015
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Surprise! Sony announces a new A7rII and A7sII firmware update which also improves the image quality!

Bildschirmfoto 2015-12-18 um 10.18.42

Sony is giving us a nice Christmas present today! They just released a new firmware update for the A7rII and A7sII which improves the 4K recording time when using the vertical grip. And it also adds a mysterious” Picture quality improvement”. UPDATE: It seems like they improved the automatic chromatic aberration correction.

A7rII download page at (Click here).
A7sII download page at (Click here).

December 17, 2015
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Sony A68 finally “announced” in USA too


BH Explora finally informed us that the new Sony A68 is going to be sold in USA too. But there is also a caveat: Preorders will be available on March 1 2016 only according to BHphoto (Click here). I do hope if the A99 successor is really coming that we wont have to wait that much to get it in our hands.

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