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November 25, 2014
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Sony says 5 axis is very likely to be on future models too.

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Preorders:
Sony Alpha a7II  (Body Only) for $1,698 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), SonyStore (Click here).
Sony Alpha a7II  with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for $1,998 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), SonyStore (Click here).
Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II Lens for $1,148 at BHphoto (Click here).

AV.watch, DC.watch and Digitalcamera followed the Sony A7m2 presenattion in Japan. And there are a couple of interesting additional informations to report:

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About the mirrorless market:
- The mirrorless system camera market is growing everywhere (althaugh very slowly in US).
– Half of the system cameras sold in Japan and Korea are mirrorless (see blue bars on the image on top)
– In Germany the share now is 29%

About the A7m2 and future products:
– The A7m2 is ealsed against water drops and dust.
– 5 axis stabilization is very likely to be implemented on future models too because.

And also interesting: Half of the A7/r/s camera owners never owned a Sony camera before that camera

More images here (Click on it to enlarge).

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November 25, 2014
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Sony TidBits…


The Sony Alpha Line – Making Sense Of The Choices (Gary Fong).

Sony 35mm 2.8 or Zeiss Loxia 35mm 2.0? (HikeVentures).
Hands on With the Sony FS7, Part 1 (Planet5D).
Sony 135mm f/1.8 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* Lens Review (SonyAlphaLab).
Sony FS7 lens solutions part 2 (Newsshooter).
Sony Mobile Partners With 3 Internationally Renowned Photographers (ePhotozine).
Sony 60mm f/2.8 macro patent (Egami).
SONY’s Mini AC HDR AZ1VR – Review at ActionCameraRumors.
Review of the Sony RX100 III in Fantasea Housing (Divephotoguide).
Fotodiox tough E-mount review by MyPhotoJourney.
ENG lens on A7s at Newsshooter.

JJ Backer: just came across 5 very useful Sony ‘Lens Compatibility Charts’ on the Sony e-support site.  These charts show show full compatibility details for all A-Mount lenses when used on E or EF mount camera bodies.  The charts show all features / functionality issues with all 4 Sony LA-EA Adapters and every A-mount lens!  The reason I never noticed this before is that Sony has the charts listed under ‘Lenses: A-mount style’ on the support page.  I think these compatibility charts would be very useful for most E / EF mount Sony owners.  
Go to link below and look under “LENSES”: “A-mount style lenses”:  Then click the ‘lens type’ All 5 A-mount lens catagories listed there include details for all NEX / A7x series bodies when used with all 4 LA-EA adapter versions.
http://esupport.sony.com/p/news-item.pl?news_id=193&template_id=1&region_id=1

Frans:There is my new test for Pentax FA 31mm limited on the Sony A7: Focuspeaking (google tranlsation here)“.

November 24, 2014
Posted in deals, news

Atomos Shogun 4K recorder to ship on December 1 (new hands-on videos)


ATOMOS SHOGUN – EXTRA ep. 11

At last the new Atomos Shogun will start shipping on December 1 according to BHphoto (Click here). And it will ship about the same time at Adorama (Click here) too. You will need this to record 4K video with your Sony A7s. On top you can see a video made by Adorama to introduce that combo.
Another good news is that Atomos confirmed 4K Raw recording with the Sony FS700 (More about it here at Newsshooter). Newsshooter also made a first test of the Atomos on a Nikon DSLR.

And do not forget there is also an Atomos Sony A7/r/s compatible power station you can preorder at BHphoto (Click here).

November 24, 2014
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Sony TidBits…


Sony a5100 Review by John Sison.

The killer is democising (tskills).
Cashback on Sony cameras at Sony Japan.
Sony ILCE-5000 (A5000) test at Alfa Kulub.
Sony A5100 Hands-On Review Video by BHphoto.
Directly out of the Sony Box (Pinterest).
Is Sony Too Big to Succeed? (Eetimes)

Christian:I think I can say I’m the one dedicated to macro photography. I’ve always been a Sony user, my current camera is a NEX5-T, waiting to upgrade to the A7 successor. I think the NEX5-T is a very handy camera, perfect for macro work, even if I have to use extension tubes as we don’t have Sony macro lenses yet, until the 100mm f/2.8 is available:
http://ilovehatephoto.com/2014/08/20/how-to-shoot-artful-droplets-on-flower-petals/
http://ilovehatephoto.com/2014/08/25/the-fairytale-garden/

Eddy: “Something that might be of interest to your readers: DxO recently launched a new version of DxO Optics, with a new function called ‘ClearView’, which is intended to get rid of ‘haze’ in landscapes. I’ve been using it a number of times, both on older and recent shots and it really does a nice job. As you know the A7R already has a really good dynamic range, but what DxO ClearView can do with it, in just one click, it’s amazing. Here are some pictures from last WE, with the setting sun and some nice clouds: http://www.thelightpoet.be/2014/11/sunset-le-havre-november-2014/

November 23, 2014
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Brand new pictures from the A7m2 (with grip and lenses). And some new info.

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Note: Sony A7m2 preorders will be available the coming week (likely around November 27). I will inform you when those will be online. For now the camera is only listed on Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony Italy, Sony France, Sony Australia, Digitalrev. With only preorders accepted at Amazon Japan.

Preorders:
Sony Alpha a7II  (Body Only) for $1,698 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), SonyStore (Click here).
Sony Alpha a7II  with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for $1,998 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), SonyStore (Click here).
Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II Lens for $1,148 at BHphoto (Click here).

These are the very first real extensive hands-on pictures and reports coming from Sonyshop-satouchi, Biglobo and Yagumo-Camera. You can see many new details on these pictures like the different battery and connection slot (Click on them to see the larger version). The sites also do report a lot of other details:

– The A7mII feels really good in hand. Shutter button is easy to touch now and it’s easier to hold lenses due the larger grip
– A7m2 has not “4D focus” as the a6000 because the number of AF points doesn’t meet the required standard
– AF speeds is as fast as the A6000 anyway
– Sony again repeats the 5 axis stabilization has been developed by Sony and is not taken from Olympus

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