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July 17, 2017
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Good news: New 16-35mm GM lens will ship from August 3

Some good news: The new 16-35mm GM lens will ship nearly one month earlier than previously expected. According to both Bhphoto and Adorama the lens shipment will now start on August 3 (Instead of August 27).

16-35mm preorder links at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

The new 100-400mm GM lens is expected to ship out next week at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

Thanks Charlie!

July 17, 2017
Posted in news, reviews

New Sony 100-400mm is in Stock in Europe (lens review by Marc Alhadeff)

The new 100-400mm FE GM lens which is supposed to ship on July 27 in the USA (BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama) is already in Stock in Europe at PCHstore.

And Marc Alhadeff tested the new 100-400mm FE lens.

100-400mm Store links to Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay, PCHstore.

July 17, 2017
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Sony Tidbits…


This SONY a9 RAW File Quality BLEW ME AWAY!!

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Sharpness Tests of the Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 G (Lensrentals).
Interview with the Sony FS7II developer team (Sony UK).
Zeiss Batis 18/2.8 IR hotspotting (Jim Kasson).
16-35mm GM test at DC.watch.
Sony A9 test at Albedomedia.
The Complete Guide to Tethering the α9 with Capture One (Alphauniverse).
Sony a6000: How to use Flash to get Better Photos (That1CameraGuy).

We have our own Facebook camera groups and pages you can join to discuss the upcoming new cameras in detail:
Sony A9 group and Sony A9 page.
Sony A7rIII group and Sony A7rIII page
Sony A7sIII group and Sony A7sIII page
Sony A7III group and Sony A7III page
Note: In groups you can post your own stuff like images, news and questions. While on pages you will read the specific camera news from SAR.

Aivaras:Thats not rumor. ;) But a story about my way of getting along with a7RII for “Sony Tidbits”. Might be interesting to auditory.
https://www.35mmc.com/01/07/2017/making-sony-a7rii-work/

Dru:First of all, love the site. You do a great job. Second, I am a Sony shooter who recently shot a music video with the Sony a6300, Sony a7ii, and the Zhiyun Crane.  I would love to show people what can be done with a relatively simple set up. Sony is the best!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPABwvZnCi8 <– this is the link. Enjoy. Please send feedback.

July 16, 2017
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This week SAR readers photos selection


Lasse Thomasson‎
Stendörren Nature Reserve South of Stockholm, Sweden
Sony A7SM2 & Zeiss Loxia 21 mm
https://scatteredlightblog.wordpress.com

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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July 15, 2017
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Chris Turner and the switch from Nikon to the Sony A9

We got plenty of new A9 tests to link too:

Chris Turner explains how the Sony A9 and my switch from Nikon:

The Sony A7RII started a new trend for me and the A9 has made it easier for me to concentrate on arguably the two most important things of Wedding Photography… Being creative and capturing natural emotion, I can sit in the background silently shooting away telling a story with my camera.
Addressing the banding and over-heating that some people have reported – I’m pleased to say I have not experienced either at all.

Sony A9 Where the Action is (Johan Sahlen).
Robert Evans Photographs The 1st Wedding Shot With The New α9 (Alphauniverse).
First Impressions of the Sony A9 for Wedding Photography (Kary Bellamy).
Two autofocus tests by Roy on SonyAlphaForum (Test one and Test two).
Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (Dpreview).
French A9 shutter test at Lesnumeriques.
Sony S9 test at DC.watch.

Sony A9:
Sony A9 at BHphotoAdorama, Amazon, BestBuy. FocusCamera. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.
Sony A9 with Grip Extension Kit at BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon.

Sony A9 accessories:
Sony A9 battery grip at Adorama, Bhphoto, Amazon. Wex UK. Jessops.
Sony A9 Glass screen protector at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
NP-FZ100 battery for the A9 at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon. Jessops.
GP-EX1 grip at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon. Wex UK.
FDA-EP18 eye cup at Adorama, BHphoto.
MQZ1 multi battery charger at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon. Wex UK.
BCQZ1 Z-series Battery Charger at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.

July 15, 2017
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Sony Tidbits…


Sony a6000: Full Manual Control Photography Tutorial

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Sony’s New Memory Falls Between DRAM, NAND (NikkeiBP).
Choosing The Perfect Travel Lens (Adorama Learning Center)
Working Tips: Tripod Settings and Why They Matter (Explora).
Sony full frame vs canon full frame: pros and cons (Improvephotography).

Join the new Sony Alpha Camera Facebook group.
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To write a guest post on SAR follow the instruction on that page
I kindly invite you all to follow our RSS feed, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to not miss news and rumors!

Emin:I’m testing today Sony A9 + Nikon 105mm f1.4 + TechArt adapter. all images from the Jpeg (not from the Raw files). I shoot on a slow SD card (Sandisk 64Gb Extreme pro 95mb/s) I use this camera about 3 hours on an open sun (non stop) without any heat issue (camera was cold). more images from today
https://www.flickr.com/photos/em34/sets/72157681666256693

Al:Hello, I shot this video on the RX100 mark v – it’s a pretty great demonstration of this small sensor’s low light capabilities. Thought you and your readers would enjoy this portrait of street food in Los Angeles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUNTevNySZg

 

July 14, 2017
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Astronomik has introduced many clip in filter options for Sony A7 bodies

Astronomik released clip in filter options for the first generation of Sony A7 bodies. This is how the Astronomik CLS filter works:

The CLS blocks all unwanted artifical light pollution and natural airglow and gives you a dark background in your images. When using this filter you may expose much longer than without, so you will be able to pick much fainter structures and objects. The filter is designed in such a way that all objects are given in their natural colors. -They would look the same if your human eye would be much more sensitive!
The CLS is the fist choice for any applications like Night-scape photography and Time Lapse movies!

The CLS-CCD filyter has built-in IR-blocker.

Full info at  astronomik.com/en/clip-filter/clip-filter-fur-sony-alpha-7r-7s.html

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