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August 11, 2014
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Mitakon already launches a new “PRO” version of the Speedmasteer 50mm f/0.95 FE lens.

This is a small surprise: Mitakon already announced a new “PRO” version of the superfast 50mm f/0.95 Speedmaster Full Frame E-mount lens! The current version sells for $849 at BHphoto or $899 on eBay. The lens will be named “The Dark Knight” and have these three major upgrades:

1. Improved lens coating, which makes the lens have better performance
2. Filter thread changed to 67mm from 58mm
3. New bayonet lens hood to prevent light flare and improve “back light “s situation performance.

Note that the current “non-PRO” version is pretty good: 3dKraft (Click here) just posted his Speedmaster 50/0.95 vs. SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 50mm T0.95 comparison!

via MirrorlessRumors.

August 10, 2014
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Sony TidBits…

User found an error in the custom white balance in the a7s- in the picture profile PP7 (S Log 2)

Review of the Sony RX100 III: Field Test in Rio de Janeiro (Photographyconcentrate).
Sony A7s vs GH4 at Spanish DSLRmagazine.
Polish A5000 review at Optyczne.
A7 review at Bartwronski. And a Voigtlander 40mm lens test on the camera.
Sony A6000 review from NEX 5N user point of view (in Polish) at Tomiga.
Spanish: Sony A7S con lentes de telemétrica (rangefinder) Vs. Sony A7 (Coolframe).

Igor:We’ve recently shot a small S-Log2 test of a newly acquired Sony a7S, stressing it with difficult scenarios like lots of shadows and highlights in one scene. Thought it might be interesting for someone considering whether to the camera or not. Here is the link:

August 9, 2014
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This week SAR readers photos selection.

Павел Петров
Sony A77 + Sigma 17-70/2.8-4
24mm, f/5.0, 1/2500

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here:
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here:
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 8, 2014
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Sony TidBits…

How to clean sensor like a professional

Review of the Sony RX100 III: Field Test in Rio de Janeiro (Photographyconcentrate).
Sony A7s review at Akihabaranews.
A6000 tested at Photoreview.
Sony A7s vs GH4 at Spanish DSLRmagazine.
Polish A5000 review at Optyczne.
Comparative test from Sony RX10 and Canon G1 X Mark II on Tom’s Hardware.
Few portraits of musician Jon Batiste, shot with the A7 by Mike Kobal.
Tethering with Sony cameras via Lightroom (Tutorial on Youtube).
Backbutton Fokus mit Sony Kameras (Youtube).

Boon:I have just posted my review of the Phottix Odin for Sony. This might be of interest to Sony users:
I’ve also just uploaded about the Sony A6000 + remote control app for shooting birds in the back garden. This may be of interest to your readers as well.

Vicente:Hi Andrea, i let you with this video i made trying and explaining the focus methods of an A77 camera, it’s in spanish but it’s going to be useful to somebody!

August 7, 2014
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Sony TidBits…

Sony DSC-HX400V Review by John Sison

Sony RX100 III review (CameraLabs).
A7s review at PhileWeb.
Sony A3000 review (CameraLabs).
Sony A77 II : test terrain et montée ISO (Focus Numerique).
Mitakon 50 0.95 lens Review on the Sony A7s (Steve Huff).
Japanese A7s review at MyNavi.
Japanese SAL16F28 review at Ascii.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 / Sony Alpha 7S Comparative Review (Dpreview).
HDR Photography with the Sony A7s at SonyAlphaLab.
Full review of the E-Mount version of the Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 is up on Admiring Light.

Mario:Took the A7s for a spin with my C100: Interested to see if anyone can tell which shots are from which camera? C100 was recording to Ninja in ProResHQ, A7s internal with s-log2

Doug:I just published a blog post about using an inexpensive intervalometer with the a7, a7s, a7r and a6000. (It may work with other models, but I haven’t tested them.) There have been some videos about this hack, but they don’t give step-by-step details.

Boon:I have just recently been to Cornwall, UK and managed to try the Sony A6000 AF-C on birds-in-flight. This is the link:

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