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May 24, 2016
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Godox announces the new V860II-S speedlite for Sony Cameras


Godox released the new V860II-S speedlite version for Sony Cameras. You can preorder it here:
In USA at Amazon, eBay and Adorama.
In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK and eBay.
In Asia on eBay.

Those are the key features:

  • Adopts Godox wireless X system, build-in 2.4G wireless transmission offers all-in-one functions and 100 meters further transmission distance
  • Fully support TTL functions, include TTL auto flash, manual flash, 1/8000 high-speed sync, flash exposure compensation, second curtain sync, etc.
  • As a master flash unit to control Sony camera flashes, as a slave flash unit under control of Sony camera flashes
  • Max. 1.5s recycle time & 650 full power pops, 2000mAh lithium batteries ensure better shooting performance.
  • Package Included: 1 x Godox V860II-S flash ,1 x Li-ion battery ,1 x Charger ,1 x Mini stand


via Flashhavoc (Thanks Vincent).

May 24, 2016
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Sony expects significant decrease of digital camera sales due the earthquake damage at Kumamoto

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Sony released their forecast report which includes the Kumamoto damage estimation. And we have bad news to report:

  1. Sony estimated the impact from the quake on its image sensor and digital camera operations would total 105 billion yen this business year.
  2. Significant decreases in sales of digital cameras and broadcast- and professional-use products, including sales decrease resulting from a delay in the supply of components due to 2016 Kumamoto earthquake.
  3. In addition, Sony decided to terminate the development and manufacturing of high-functionality camera modules for external sale, the mass production of which was being prepared at the Kumamoto Technology Center, as a result of a reconsideration of the strategy of this business from a long-term perspective. Approximately 30 billion yen in expense is expected to be incurred due to this termination.

While we have no solid info yet…I guess that we can expect many Sony cameras like the rumored A99II or A9 to be announced much later than originally planed. Just like it happened with the A68 North America launch that got delayed by over 2 months.

I als wonder what exactly Sony means that they will “terminate the development and manufacturing of high-functionality camera modules for external sale“. Any idea?

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Forecast files:
Earnings Release:
Presentation Slides:

via Image Sensor World.

May 24, 2016
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Sony Tidbits…

Cinematic wedding video by Tang Chi with his interview for PXW-FS5 | Sony Professional

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at,, Bhphoto, eBay and
A7RmkII autofocus test (Dario Cannone).
Filmmaking Test: How Format Size Affects Your Focal Length (Explora).
comparison between the RX1RII, A7RII with the 35 2.8 and 35 1.4 (
Review: Sigma MC-11 Adapter (thePhoBlographer).
The RX100M3 in Myanmar (Stockografie).
A68 review at Optyczne.
Commlite CM-ENF-E(1) Firmware Update Demo (Youtube).
Sony a6300 vs Canon 7DII Comparison (Thatcameraguy).

May 23, 2016
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Sony Tidbits…

REVIEW: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 “Contemporary” Lens (Sony E-Mount & Micro 4/3)

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at,, Bhphoto, eBay and
2016 Roundup: Consumer Long Zoom Compacts (Dpreview).
Hands-on Review: The GigaPan EPIC Robotic Camera Mount (Explora).
Zeiss Batis & A7RmkII pt 2 (Dario Cannone).
Portraits with the Lensbaby Twist 60 Optic (Youtube).
Tiger sharks with the A7s & Atomos Shogun (SonyAlphaForum).
The Sony FE85mm G Master. Answered prayers? (DearSusans).

John:BMX FS7 + a7sii video 1,000 likes in a day johnhicksfilm:

Juan:I run a photography meet-up group in Southern California region and we have a large community of Sony shooters. This interview by Matt Mangham ( for his latest Analog Stories series. I think the Sony community will enjoy! We mix our love of photography with our love for beer and get together bi-weekly at local breweries to discuss camera gear, projects, network and meet like-minded creatives!
Our IG:
The Video:

May 22, 2016
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This week SAR readers photos selection.

Sergei Gavrilov‎
A7R2 + GM 2.8 24-70 FE

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
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.

Note: When sending a pic feel free to also add a link to your site to promote yourself!

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