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August 23, 2014
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This week SAR readers photos selection.


Ren Murray‎
Shot with a99 and Tamron 24-70
One Alien Bees b1600 with 7″ reflector to camera right
ISO 100, f13, 1/200
On location in Lincoln City, Oregon

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors/photos.
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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August 23, 2014
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Zeiss starts a “teaser game”. New E-mount lenses coming!

Last week I told you how Zeiss is about to launch some amazing E-mount manual focusing lenses. And to prepare you Zeiss launched a sort of “teaser game”. To participate just visit that page: http://blogs.zeiss.com/photo/en/?p=5285.

These lenses will be amazing. Can’t wait to get the specs about them. Some careful source may send them to me now? Just use the anonymous message box on the top-right of the page…thanks :)

I have no specs of the new lenses yet but Zeiss already made manual focusing lenses for “non-DSLR”. These are the Zeiss “Full Frame” ZM analog camera lenses:
Distagon T* 2,8/15 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Distagon T* 4/18 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Biogon T* 2,8/21 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
C Biogon T* 4,5/21 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Biogon T* 2,8/25 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Biogon T* 2,8/28 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Biogon T* 2/35 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
C Sonnar T* 1,5/50 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Planar T* 2/50 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Sonnar T* 2/85 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Tele-Tessar T* 4/85 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).

August 22, 2014
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Sony TidBits…

The video on top is part of a very detailed A7s test published at DVXuser.

High ISO Comparision – Fuji X-T1 v. Olympus E-M1 v. Sony A7s by JoshMcleod.
A99-RX100 mk2 ISO comparison by PhotoAgainstPhoto.
Japanese A7s test at Nikkei.
RX100 mk2 review at PhotoAgainstPhoto.
Sigma 18-35mm lens test at GetDpi.
A6000 with Sony G 70-400 SSM and Sony LA-EA2 testclip on Youtube.

Alexandre: “After having the small flash (F20M), I decided to buy the Sony HVL-F43M and I tested it by shooting models at the Bangkok Motor Sales last week. I’m really satisfied, this is a professional flash, very efficient and still not too heavy nor bulky.  You can see here the most beautiful models from this Motor Show, shot with my Sony A7R+FE35mmF2.8 and the Flash Sony HVL-F43M. http://thailandfacts.com/bangkok-grand-motor-sales-2014-pretty-thai-models/

August 20, 2014
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Sony TidBits…


Marques Brownlee (one of YouTube’s biggest bloggers 1.6 million subscribers) just reviewed the Sony rx100 m3

Capturing the Tour de France with the Sony a6000 (CameraLabs).
Sony VG-C1EM Vertical Grip for A7 A7R and A7S review at ThePhoBlographer.
Firmware update V0.32 for METABONES Canon EF Lens to Sony NEX Smart Adapter (Mark IV) adds Sony A7S compatibility
Sony A7R + Coastal Optics 60mm F4 APO at Myphotojourney.
A7s vs GH4 by Spanish DSLRmagazine.
MS Optical Perar 24mm f4 Super Wide (Sony Full Frame E Mount) at ThePhoBlographer.

Vicente:I made a gallery on DPReview with some of my shots from a volunteering that i made the last month with my A77, i think it can be interesting to somebody :) http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54229040

Anonymous:short clip is filmed by Sony NEX 6 with macro tube and cheap lens CCTV 35 1.7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMT0wLO_fCI

Dino:I just wanted to share a review I had done on the classic Olympus OM 50mm f/1.4 lens on the Sony A7. For such a relatively inexpensive prime lens it has surprised me on how well it had performed. I highly recommend this lens. http://13thfloorphotography.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-weekend-with-sony-a7-and-olympus-om.html#more

Gary:I am an avid Sony user. A77, A99 and CX900 camcorder. Just wanted to send you a link to a new video I made comparing the XAVCS vs AVCHD video codecs using the CX900. I looked everywhere for any kind of real life comparisons and could not find any anywhere. So I did a little test myself. The video shows a few different test shots from everyday situations and verifies my suspicions that the XAVCs Codec does handle highlights beter than AVCHD as well as find detail, even when the files are re-rendered as 28Mbps Mp4 files. Anyway here’s the link. Not sure if you would like to share this. I just thought it was worth doing because there are no such comparisons out there….Anywhere. http://youtu.be/P6ABJ-doFtQ

August 17, 2014
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Sony A5100 officially announced!

Preorders:
A5100 specs and price at Amazon (Click here).
A5100 black body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony Store US, Sony DE, Sony UK, Sony FR, Sony NL, Sony IT,
A5100 black with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, Sony Store US.
A5100 white with kit lens at Amazon

First impressions and previews:
First impression at Dpreview. Hands-on at Dpreview, Hands-on images at Engadet, Amateur Photographer,

Image samples:
Sony.net, Fotomagazine (Click on the red link to download).

Video samples:
Touch screen AF speed on Youtube. VDO af-speed on Youtube.

Press release:
Dpreview, Sony.net, Sony press, Fotomagazin (German), DicaHub (Korea), Photoscala (German), ThePhoBlographer, Techradar, Cnet, Imaging-Resource, Tom’s Guide, TheVerge, Engadet, DSLRmagazine (Spanish), Imaging Resource,

Curiosity:
Announcement was expected to be tomorrow but Sony decided to anticipate it today. That’s why you don’t see many reviews now :)

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