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October 26, 2014
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This week SAR readers photos selection.

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Austin Troth
A7r + Samyang 24mm f1.4
Self Portrait

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2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: https://www.facebook.com/sonyalpharumors/photos_stream?tab=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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October 25, 2014
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Sony TidBits…(new site by SAR reader Jorge)

Milano – Piazza Gae Aulenti from the Cinephotographer on Vimeo.

A5100 review at DSLRmagazine.
Sony RX100 III vs Canon G7X vs Panasonic LX100: Which is the best compact camera for enthusiasts? (Imaging Resource).
Are mirrorless systems becoming too big for their own good? (BestMirrorlessCameraReviews).
Sony PXW-FS7: primeras impresiones (Quesabesde).
Sony A7S : galerie d’images et test terrain (Focus Numerique).

Kagzai:a member of the Chinese Xitek forum made an amazing fireflies video with the A7S. have a look! http://forum.xitek.com/thread-1372827-1-1-1.html

Long time SAR reader Jorge started a new online shop site and I want to help him to promote the site. So here is the official press text. All the best Jorge for your new project!

We are pleased to announce the launching of CameraPeddler.com. An online market designed for the photographer.

CameraPeddler.com was designed to help bring photographers together in a common online market place. Unlike the big auction sites or other online selling places, CameraPeddler.com offers the ability to focus strictly on photographic equipment from individuals and trustworthy reliable dealers. Furthermore, it is 100% free to post ads. This means you could post your entire inventory without incurring any fees. You only pay for what you sell.

CameraPeddler.com was developed by a well known figure in the photographic industry, his past and current ventures include popular sites such as ZeissImages.com, LeicaImages.com and other photo related sites. He has years of experience with online buying and selling of photographic gear. The intent was to develop a site where buyers and sellers can trust each other and feel comfortable with the transactions they engage in while utilizing the features of the site.

The site is full of features and additional features are currently being worked on.
For starters, the site features an incredibly simple to use search engine which lets you get extremely granular with your search results by letting you build complex queries by simply clicking on links. You can read more about them here: http://www.camerapeddler.com/answers/24
You can establish Buy and Sell friends and stay up to date on their listings.
Leave feedback as buyer or seller for your transactions.
Control your reputation by removing questionable feedback immediately while the moderators review the reported feedback and decide on its validity.
As a dealer, you can bulk upload ads by uploading a special delimited file. This save you time and gets your inventory online soon. Find out more about bulk uploading here: http://www.camerapeddler.com/answers/14
Commit to buying an item and holding it for up to 24 hours while you arrange funding if not available immediately. This is called a Pending state of a purchase process. Find out more about Pending here: http://www.camerapeddler.com/answers/28
Upload images for your ads. Additionally, you can embed images via links in the body of your ad.
Use keyword searches and see the ads matching your keywords while highlighting them in the body.
In addition to the above features, a new member knowledge base will be implemented shortly. This will allow members to build up the online encyclopedia of photographic gear with valuable information for the community to research.

If you are looking to buy or sell photographic equipment, please visit CameraPeddler.com and give us a try you wont be disappointed.

support@camerapeddler.com

October 24, 2014
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Sony launches special KW1-selfie camera page for women.

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Sony just launched the new DSC-KW1 special page to promote the camera to women. There is also a newly posted official KW1 video on Youtube. But our wifes will not be happy to know that there is still no preorder and price info yet. Although I guess price doesn’t matter when you have such a cute pink perfume-camera gadget in your bag :)

October 23, 2014
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First shortfilm shot with the A7s at High ISO only!

Tyler Bourns posted that first creative shortfilm shot entirely at High ISO (12,000 and 40,000 ISO) with the Sony A7s. He writes:

A short film shot as a test for the new Sony A7S camera. Everything was shot using the metabones ef adapter and rokinon/canon lenses. We made it a point to go with as minimal light as possible and really push the low light capabilities of the camera. Most shots averaged between 12,000 and 40,000 ISO. Feel free to ask questions in the comments.

And SAR reader Joel sent me this:Not a rumour, but you might find this A7s video worth linking…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXNFRA1hTic. It’s interesting because it does something most other cameras couldn’t do. Also, it’s good hip hop dance. The understated filming is better than most professionally made dance video — TV-level pros don’t understand dance, and they insist on cuts and close-ups which break the flow of something that is all about the flow. Cameras like the A7s, and youtube, are starting to let us see and appreciate art that would be dumbed down for mass consumption by TV if they ever showed it.

Sony A7s store links:
Sony A7s in USA/CA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA, Sony Canada.
Sony A7s in Eu at Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PL. And Wex UK.
A7s Gariz leather case in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Red (Click here) and Orange (Click here).

October 22, 2014
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Sony Tidbits…

Sony a7S + Movi M5 – Freestyle from Arproductions Films on Vimeo.

Sony A7s review at SonyAlphaLab.
Sony A7 vs Fujifilm X-T1 long-term comparison at Jliesche.
Sony A6000 for astrophotography (Myphotojourney).
Tamron 15-30mm F/2.8 hands-on at Dicahub (google translation here).
Panasonic FZ1000 y Sony RX10: frente a frente (Quesabesde).

Alex:I shot this video for a client on the A7s. If you want to feature it, she would be so happy: http://youtu.be/-WM2pfqfb2A
Details:
• Fs700+A7s combo
• ImpulZ film luts for color grading
• Shot in one day, with another half day for pickups
• Single operator docu style piece for the launch of her new website.
• Canon lenses 16-35 F/2.8L II 70-200 F/2.8 IS I
• Sony 24-70 f/4.0 Surprisingly good in autofocus mode on the Steadicam.

Eugene:I just did a review of new version Mitakon 50mm F0.95 Pro (Dark Knight). When I was looking to get the lens I did not find to many reviews of MKII. Perhaps this could be useful for someone: http://fratkinphoto.blogspot.com/2014/10/low-light-monster-mitakon-50mm-f095.html

Dave:Lol, sometimes incredible high ISO performance backfires. I shot this little clip at ISO 60,000 to give it that edgy, grainy, rough look. But even though the pull in is done digitally (so we’re down to half resolution at the end) it’s still very clean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnXjKqFkPSc

Alexandre:I shot some pictures during a Wedding Fashion Show in Bangkok last week-end. I used my Sony A7R+FE35mmF2.8 and the Flash Sony HVL-F43M. You can see here the most beautiful models from this show: http://thailandfacts.com/wedding-fashion-show-bangkok-thailand-we-2014/

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