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July 28, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…


Shot on Sony A7s-Syrian refugees stranded on the Italy-Austria border
from Johnnie Behiri on Vimeo.

No more photos of public buildings in Europe? (TheNakedCamera).
Lack of GPS Function in Sony’s New Cameras (SonyAlphaForum).
The BMX get’s an Artist! PAINT by Sony (ActionCameraRumors).

Jesse:I had shot a short film entirely on a Sony a7s. Luckily, it had also won a local film festival here in San Francisco. I’ve also attached two separate links of the short film below for your viewing. or

Winston:Large portions of tonight’s season finale of VICE on HBO season 3 were shot on Sony a7s, including some of the interviews and the open sequence inside the Kremlin:

Alexandre:I wanted to share with you this new article reporting my visit yesterday at the Bangkok Car Show; I shot beautiful thai models of the Bangkok Auto Salon 2015 (Car Show) with my Sony A7R, the Zeiss lens FE55mm1.8 and the flash F43M. I shot at aperture F1.8 most of the time to have a shallow depth of field and a nice bokeh in the background.

Pascal:I have just written a 2-part review of the Zeiss C-Sonnar 1.5/50 ZM. Part 1 is a technical review and part 2 is more artistic with comparisons with other 50mm lenses in its class.

July 27, 2015
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July 27, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV spinner high frame rate sample video (960 fps)

German Gold Box deal on the Tamron 16-300mm at Amazon (Click here and than scroll the horizontal bar to find it).
Slow-motion video samples from the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV (Dpreview).
Astrophotography with the Sony A7II (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony Alpha a7s Travel Photography: Filmmaker and Pro Surfer Cyrus Sutton (Adorama Blog).
Review of Venus Optics LAOWA 15mm f/4 1:1 Wide Angle Macro Lens (SGmacro).
A7s and A7II test at
Keeping photographers and reporters at distance: The “Clinton-rope” (TheNakedCamera).
A7s Slog2 Shogun (SonyAlphaForum).

Wes:Shot my first wedding a week and a half ago on an a6000. Using the SEL35f18 and SEL70200G mostly.

July 26, 2015
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This week SAR readers photos selection.

Miguel Quiles
I managed to get my hands on the Zeiss Batis 85mm 1.8 last week and used it at my “Dramatic Portrait” class at Adorama. The lens feels well built, focus is quick and is one of the sharpest native lenses I’ve used so far! Here’s an example shot taken at f/1.8.

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: 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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July 25, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…(Gatorade commercial shot on the FS7)

Gatorade: “From Running Away to Moving Forward”
from Luminary Visuals on Vimeo (Shot on the Fs7).

Andy (Gatorade video on top):we think the ad serves as a great example of the high level of work that can be done today with a low budget, in large part thanks to the abundance of incredible shooting equipment available for such a low cost.

Today Gold Box deal on the Intenso Micro SDXC 64GB at Amazon Germany (Click here and scroll the horizontal deal bar).
Sony A7 and Minolta 35-70mm review by Philip Reeve.
Took my a6000 and a7ii to a f1 race for work (SonyAlphaForum).
LOL: THere is a man inside the raptorsuite (Dinosaursart).

Ben:There are often claims, that the Raw File compression used in ARW files (c-raw) yields Issues for high contrast capturing like nightsky photography. I want to show, that this niche problem can be overcome and that night sky photography can even be achieved with the venerable RX100M2.
Below you have the links to the original and the developed version of the Image. I used “expose to the right” technique and pulled down the image brightness in post by over 5 stops before starting the rest
of the development. I do not want to say that Raw Compression is a non issue but I want to encourage people to deal with limitations of their camera. Most of the time limitations can teach you a lot about photography.

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