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December 14, 2014
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Sony says they will “fix the FS7 slow aperture response” (and in Stock now at Amazon).

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Sony PXW-FS7 Unboxing / Review / Test from 12FPS on Vimeo.

There is an E-mount camera we don’t talk a lot about here on SAR. But it’s a hell of a great camera: The 4K E-mount FS7 camcorder. There is a good news to report: Dan Chung from Newsshooter got word from Sony that they will fix the FS7 slow aperture response. Hope that fast way to fix stuff will be streamlined to all current Alpha cameras :)
The camcorder is also in Stock for the first time in US via Amazon third party resellers (Click here).

Camcorder preorders:
Sony PXW-FS7 body only at BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Amazon (Click here).
Sony PXW-FS7 with 28-135mm lens at BHphoto (Click here).
Sony VCT-FS7 Lightweight Rod Support System for PXW-FS7 at BHphoto (Click here).
28-135mm at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
28-135mm powerzoom in Europe at Sony DE, UK, ES, IT, FR, CH, AT, NL, BE, FI, SE, NO, PT.
Sony 128GB XQD Memory Card G Series 400MB/s at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony 64GB XQD Memory Card G Series 400MB/s at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony 32GB XQD Memory Card G Series 400MB/s at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

December 14, 2014
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This week SAR readers photos selection.

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Shot with my Sony A7 with Zeiss 55mm 1.8. This is my grandmother holding a pair of baby booties after I told her that me and my wife are having a baby…her first great grandchild.

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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December 13, 2014
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Sony Tidbits…


Carl Zeiss Lenses – “Stress test”

Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* 4/16-35 FE ZA OSS Full Review by Drew Steven.
Sony A6000 Mirrorless Camera Review and Example Images (DigitalPhotographySchool).
Sony A5100 review at CameraLabs.
This is not a test! The Zeiss FE 16-35 ZA on the Wye Downs (XeXets).
Sony A7R in “not weatherproof” shock (Tobinators).
A7 with tri navi rendering at Fredmiranda.
Working with Sony A7S’s S-Log2 Footage in Post (Planet5D).
Shoulder Mounted Options from Zacuto for the Sony FS7 (Cinema5D).
Most Popular Compact System and Mirrorless Cameras with Our Readers (Digital Photography School).
Sony a77 Mk II review at ThePhoBlographer.
Sony Updates Semiconductor Business Flyer and icnreases sales forecast (Image Sensor World).

Jobe:B&H shipped the HVL-F32 flash yesterday. I thought it wasn’t due to ship until mid December so this might be an accident. Figured I’d shoot you a quick snap of the boxes: https://imageshack.com/i/ipPYfcE5j

JJ Sereday:I am a professional who used to be a Canon DSLR user (5D Mark II, 7D etc.) but switched to Sony 2 years ago when Canon released the 5D Mark III. I was very disappointed with their upgrade which took over 4 years to come. From that moment I realized that Canon’s philosophy was to only implement advance technologies when the market demands it. I didn’t want to be with a company that become complacent.
So I switched to Sony, picked up an A99 and never looked back. By all means Sony is far from perfect and I do get frustrated with their customer service and communication. (Or lack of communication rather) But the gamble turned out to be a smart bet since Sony has been really pushing the market. I am now fully invested with just about all of the Amount full frame lenses an A99 and an A65. I also picked up the A7s since it is probably the best camera on the market in its class.
Sonys division between A mount and E mount is a little frustrating as well. Im more accepting of it since I can use all my Amount lenses with the Emount system but there are some caveats. Non the less – I will be riding it out and hoping for Sony to make some smart decisions.
One decision they made well was with the Sony FS7. They actually listened to their customers and gave them MANY of the features and ergonomics requesting. While it is on my TO GET list, I came across the contest Sony has to win one. (it actually may have been from your site). So I decided to work on a film Ive been too busy to work on and submit it.
The short film is called : In The Details. I shot some footage on a trip I took when I first got my A99 and told myself once I finished it I would send it your way since it was done entirely on Sony A99.
http://vimeo.com/jsaycreative/inthedetails”

December 12, 2014
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Reminder: Adobe supports the A7II. New firmware for the A77II.

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In case you missed it there is a double news for the A7II and A77II cameras:

1) Adobe now added full support for the new A7II. Download the DNG converter for Mac (Click here) and Windows (Click here). The Lightroom 5.7.1 update will released the next week! Adobe also added the lens profile for the Tokina AT-X 166 PRO DX II 11-16 f/2.8 A-mount lens.

2) A77II (A-mount) camera owners can now download the new 2.0 firmware here which adds XAVC-S and improves autofocusing (up to 2.5x times faster):
Sony USA (coming in few hours), Sony Australia, Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Spain, Sony Portugal, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Switzerland, Sony Austria, Sony Sweden, Sony Norway, Sony Finland.

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USA/Canada A7II links:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for $1,698 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore and Sony Store Canada.
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for $1,998 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore.
Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II Lens for $1,148 at BHphoto.

EU A7II links:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for 1.799 Euro at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Jessops UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Spain, Sony Austria, Sony Switzerland, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Portugal, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Norway.
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for 2.099 Euro at Amazon Germany, Wex UK, Jessops UK, Verkkokauppa.

Asian/Australia A7II link:
Sony A7II at Sony Store Australia, Digitalrev and Amazon Japan.

December 11, 2014
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Sony A77II firmware 2.0 now available for download worldwide!

A77II (A-mount) camera owners can now download the new 2.0 firmware here:
Sony USA (coming in few hours), Sony Australia, Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Spain, Sony Portugal, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Switzerland, Sony Austria, Sony Sweden, Sony Norway, Sony Finland.

It adds XAVC-S and speeds up the autofocusing! Share your tests here once you have installed it!

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