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September 25, 2016
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This week SAR readers photos selection


Julius Domroes
Arche de Port Blanc | Alpha 5100, Samyang 12mm F2.0 NCS CS

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors/photos_stream?tab=photos 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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September 24, 2016
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Sony releases A7II and a7sII firmware update. Adds radio flash support.

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Sony releases a new firmware update for the Sony A7II and A7sII. It adds support for the new Sony radio flash system. You can download the firmware here:
A7II for Apple or Windows.
A7sII for Apple or Windows

found via Briansmith

September 24, 2016
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Sony Tidbits…


Bloom Vlog: Cleaning the Sony mirrorless sensor

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Bhphoto, eBay and Amazon.com.
Sony G Master 24-70 f/2.8 e 85 f/1.4 review by Riflessifotografici.
July sales data: Small recovery in system camera sales… (Mirrorlessrumors).
Sony Achieves Approximately 40% Reduction in Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Sony.net).
Canon just handed the entire DSLR video market to Sony…(SonyAlphaForum)
Sony A99 II: Mirrorless that Looks Like a DSLR (Diglloyd).
Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary for Sony E-mount lens review (Dpreview).
How Are Cameras Assembled (Image Sensor World)
To write a guest post on SAR follow the instruction on that page.

Howard Hurd:Made this film for UK street artist @MyDogSighs freelensing vintage tessar 50mm on sony a7 vimeo.com/182270967

Bruce:https://vimeo.com/181281155 Flute and piano at the Woodwards Building… this time recorded in 4K with the Sony A7RII & Zeiss 35mm f1.4 & Rode Stereo VideoMic X

 

September 23, 2016
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First images of the new Voigtlander 65mm f/2 Macro Apo-Lanthar FE lens!

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DC.watch shared the first images of the Voigtlander 65mm f/2 Macro Apo-Lanthar FE lens. Voigtlander’s goal is to make this one of the world’s best lenses. The lens is “in development” and will be released sometimes in 2017.

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These are the lens specs:

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September 23, 2016
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Kimio Maki confirms: “Sony will continue to create new cameras for A-mount”

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SAR was one of the few sites saying A-mount wasn’t dead and that the A99II would come (although the release timing was unclear). Still, there are many other bloggers and folks that believe that the A99II will be the last A-mount camera…and therefore A-mount is dead anyway. Well…wrong again! Sony manager Kimio Maki just got interviewed by Amateur Photographer:

“Maki confirmed that Sony will continue to create new camera systems for A-mount, telling AP he is confident there is sufficient demand.” Maki said: “Running A-mount alongside the E-mount is very important. A-mount is a keeper.”

And there are many more info on that second article:

  1. Sony will develop new A-mount lenses depending on the customers request
  2. A-mount users hail from Japan and Europe, although he did not know how many exist worldwide.
  3. About touchscreen: “We may have to add touchscreen panels to our entry-level models, but professionals don’t require it. If the professionals change their mind and put in the request we may need to change this in the future.

Just an idea: Sony should release a lens roadmap for A-mount. That’s the kind of things that create confidence around the system!

You can now preorder the new Sony A99II:
In USA at BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon.
In Europe at Calumet Germany and WexUK.

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