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May 20, 2015
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Manuel Neuer big A6000 advertising campagn makes it clear new A6xxx replaces the NEX-7.

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Sony Europe launched a new Sony A6000 advertising campaign with Manual Neuer. This indirectly confirms the rumor saying the new A6xxx will NOT replace the A6000. The new A6xxx will be placed above the A6000 and be more of a NEX7 successor. The A6000 is now the main header on all Sony Europe (Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, AT, NL, BE, CH, FI, SE, PT, )

For German readers: You keep having new Sony Amazon Gold Box deals every day! Today you have the RX100m2 (at 16:00), the A99 (again at 16:00) and the A5100 (18:00). Discounted pricing will be unveiled at 16:00 exactly. The fulld eal page can be seen here: amazon.de/sonderangebote-restposten-schnappchen-elektronik/

Reminder:
The A6000 with Gariz case on eBay in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Camel (Click here) and Red (Click here).

May 19, 2015
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New A7s/A6000 Cineasy Touch Video Record Button Enhancement.

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SAR reader Tom Altman created a new tool that some of you could find useful. He sent me this:

The Sony A7S camera is the best video camera in the market. But it has one major challenge when using the video feature. The video record button is too small, awkwardly placed and slightly recessed. This makes it very difficult to activate without much fumbling around. You usually have to remove your eyes from the viewfinder to even locate the button. All this searching and fumbling around can cause shaky footage or missing the action all together.
This is why we created the Cineasy Touch Button Enhancement. This Patent Pending device, for the Sony Alpha line of mirrorless cameras will help your camera to capture pristine video just as easily as it does still images. The Cineasy Touch installs in just minutes and is super intuitive and very responsive. The Cineasy Touch provides a larger point of contact that can easily be found without taking your eye off the action. Simply press the Cineasy Touch and record video intuitively and effortlessly.
You will love it so much you will never remove it from your camera. It simply attaches to the neck strap eyelet nearest the video button with the included screw. Its that simple to make your camera capture video like a professional. And for a limited time you can get yours for the low introductory price of $24.95.

More info
https://vimeo.com/128038653

Model for Sony A7S
http://www.ebay.com/itm/221773014854?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Model for Sony A6000
http://www.ebay.com/itm/221773016602?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

May 19, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…


Sony 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 Lens Review

Gold Box deal on the A6000 double lens kit at 12:00 at Amazon DE (Click here) and on the 16-70mm Zeiss at 18:00 again Amazon DE (Click here). Gold Box deal of the day is the White A6000 kit for 549 Euro at Amazon DE (Click here).
Distagon 35mm review (ThePhoBlographer).
Zenitar 16mm f/2.8 Fish-eye and A7r (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony FE 24-240mm review on Pixelmania.nl.
Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* Sample Images (Photographyblog).
Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T* Sample Images (Photographyblog).
Sony will increase the RX10-QX100-QX10 price in Japan (Dc.watch).
A600 pictures form the sky (Russos.livejournal).

Josh:With the big shift toward mirrorless cameras, my friend Jay and I decided to start a new YouTube channel called, The Camera Project. The point of the channel is to explore and review recent cameras, but instead of doing it in a clinical and technical way, our goal is to explore a city or neighborhood, and take our viewers through that neighborhood while exploring the latest gear. The series is from the viewpoint of photo enthusiasts as opposed to professional photographers.  We’ve been following Sony’s outstanding innovations over the past few years and felt that the Sony a7II was the perfect first subject for us. While we do intend to explore other brands, we’ve just published our first 3 part review series on the a7ii. Overall, we were quite impressed, please take a look at the channel. We’d love go garner feedback on our first videos and see what the viewer response is: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLL58CQzpUWd36VoEG4FwxZ3Z9-9c8E2eC

Kristian Maglalang:Take a look at this VIMEO video (not mine) featuring Vietnam: https://vimeo.com/126747807. Shoot using: Sony A7ii @ 1080 60p PP7 (Exposed in S-Log2). Video Stabilization: Nebula 4000. Lens used: Zeiss 35mm 2.8 and Zeiss 55mm 1.8

May 18, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…(with five Gold Box deals for Germans today)


Quick Look: Lensbaby Velvet 56

For Germans: At 10:00 Gold Box on the A58 kit (Click here). At 11:00 on the AS200 (Click here). At 16:00 on the RX1R (Click here). At 18:00 on the RX100m2 (Click here). At 18:00 on the Tamron E-mount zoom (Click here). Full Gold Box deals list here.
Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Review (Photographylife).
Image samples from A7 II and Canon FD 100mm f/2 and 135mm f/2 lenses (Flickr).
Venuslens/Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2:1 Ultra Macro Objektiv (Joerghaag.com).
Sony to Increase Image Sensor Capex 4.8x in FY2015 (Image Sensor World).
Miguel Quiles Goes Behind the Scenes on His Lighting Setup for Beauty Shoots (Wppionline).
Field Test: Sigma 19mm, 30mm and 60mm F2.8 DN lenses (Dpreview).

Fiberstobe:I’ve just finished a review of the sony VCL-ECU1 adapter, which might be interesting for the readers of sonyalpharumors. I know that it’s not a very new lens but I show some tricks how can it be used on the SEL30M35 lens for wide angle macro photography: http://fiberstrobe.blogspot.de/2015/03/sony-vcl-ecu1-ultra-wide-converter.html

May 17, 2015
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This week SAR readers photos selection.


Jamie Black‎
Found a Coke bottle on the beach
Equipment: Sony A6000 + E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Kit lens
Location: Barbados

Quick note: It’s getting harder and harder for me to filter out pics. SAr readers are posting more and more great pictures as you can see from this week collection. Chapeau to all photographers! :)

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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