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January 28, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…


Carl Zeiss 85mm F1.4 Lens Review

Loxia 35mm review at Fratkinphoto.
ZM 35 f/1.4 test at Pleineouverture (google translation here).
35mm legacy lenses list (SonyAlphaForum).
Mikael Buck Uses Sony QX1 to Capture Remarkable Macro Shots (Photographyblog).
A6000 review at RonMartBlog.
My first five years with NEX cameras (SonyAlphaForum).
Chinese 70-200mm FE lens review at Zol.
FE 28-70mm test at DC.watch.

Philip:I just published a list of ratings and sample images for many manual Minolta lenses, might be useful for anyone who is interested in affordadble manual lenses: http://phillipreeve.net/blog/manual-minolta-lens-ratings/

Mirrorlessons:We recently wrote a piece entitled “A Mirrorless Wedding – Four cameras, three systems, two photographers and one happy couple.” In the article, we discuss using Olympus, Fujifilm and Sony cameras together at a single event, the process of unifying the overall look of these Raw files in post production, and some tips for successfully documenting a wedding with mirrorless systems. http://www.mirrorlessons.com/2015/01/23/a-mirrorless-wedding-four-cameras-three-systems-two-photographers-and-one-happy-couple/

January 27, 2015
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New Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 to ship this week already.

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Unlike Sigma Tamron doesn’t make us wait one year before to launch an A-mount version of a new lens :) The new Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 lens is going to ship on January 30 according to BHphoto (Click here). The lens can also be preordered at Adorama (Click here).

January 27, 2015
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Canon versus Sony 50 Megapixel battle. Is it madness or not?

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Both, Canon and Sony are rumored to launch new 50 megapixel Full Frame sensor cameras within the next months. And I guess Nikon will follow the trend and use 50MP (Sony) sensors too. As pointed out by Diglloyd:

50 megapixels vs 36 is 1.18X the linear resolution. In other words, you can make a 42-inch wide print instead of 36-inch wide, all other things being equal, which they most definitely will not be. That’s your best case, barring some other kind of improvement.

So the questions is. Does the extra resolution increase really matter for you?

I think the 50 Megapixel increase...

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January 27, 2015
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New Sony RX100m2 firmware update.

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There is a new firmware update for the RX100m2 you can download at Sony support (Click here and select your OS). What Does This Do?

This utility updates the camera firmware to version 1.10 and improves the vibration and noise of the lens during auto-focusing.

January 25, 2015
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New firmware update for the Atomos Shogun 4K recorder.

A7s owner that wat to record 4K can use the Atomos Shogun which sells for $2,000 at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here). And there is a new firmware update (6.1) you can download at atomos.com/support/.

P.S.:  JJ Casas also sent me this:Thought we’d post up a quick video of our A7S rig and would love to have it featured on your blog among other reads who send in their stuff. http://www.845a.com/blog/2015/1/21/our-sony-a7s-atomos-shogun-film-rig

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