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August 29, 2014
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Sony Tidbits…

SONY A7s Eyecup – how to fit the Hoodman HoodEYE from FILM…SOUND…COLOR on Vimeo.

Sony RX100 III Review at Imaging Resource.
Sony A7S Shooter’s Report Part I: First impressions, handling and oh my, high ISO! (Imaging Resource).
First Impressions: HandeVision Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 (Admiringlight).
Part two: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 / Sony Alpha 7S Comparative Review (Dpreview).
Sony 500mm F8 AF mirror lens (used with A77) at MyPhotoJourney.
Sony NEX-3 infrared at Myphotojourney.
Just want to share a Youtube video with you which a Hong Kong photographer comparing 3 medium format cameras, all equipped with the Sony sensor.
‘Season of Touit’ starts at the ‘http://www.yearofthealpha.com – 52 weeks of Sony Alpha Photography. Follow 10 weeks of Sony Alpha photography taken with Zeiss Touit products (Touit 2.8/12 & Touit 2.8/50M).

August 28, 2014
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Sony surprise: New firmware update for the RX10 (gets XAVC-S) and RX100m3.

RX10 firmware download at Sony US, Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Spain, Sony Holland, Sony Belgium, Sony Austria, Sony Switzerland, Sony Norway, Sony Sweden, Sony Portugal. It adds following improvement:

Enables shooting 60p/30p/24p/120p movies in the XAVC S format that supports high bit rates  (1920×1080) 50p/25,(1280×720) 100p, (1920×1080) 60p/30p/24p,(1280×720) 120p
Note: When shooting a movie in the XAVC S format, ensure that an SDXC card of Class 10 or faster is used.

RX100m3 firmware download at Sony US, Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Spain, Sony Holland, Sony Belgium, Sony Austria, Sony Switzerland, Sony Norway, Sony Sweden, Sony Portugal. It adds following improvement:

This update improves stability in rare cases where the unit does not turn due to low remaining life of the internal back-up battery (used to maintain the date and time)

August 25, 2014
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Samyang 50mm T/1.5 AS UMC officially announced!

Samyang officially announced the new 50 mm T/1.5 AS UMC. All specs and info can be read at Samyang-europe.com. The Cine lens will be available in both A and E-mount version.

These are some image samples (Click on it to enlarge):

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Samyang 50mm 1:1.4 AS UMC Samyang 50mm 1:1.4 AS UMC
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).

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