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May 15, 2017
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Sony Tidbits…

Aputure DEC Vari-ND Lens Adapter Product Overview Guide

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay,,,,,
Sony A99 II autofocus testing at Camerajabber.
Sony FE 1.8/85 Rolling Review (Phillip Reeve).
New Fantasea Housing for the the Sony A6500 & A6300 (SonyDive).
Tips for HDR Video-Editing Workflow (Explora).
Sony 100mm STF lens test at Mapcamera.
Sony | PlayMemories Camera Apps | Stop Motion+ | “Movement” (Sony Channel)
How to Backup Photos While Traveling with an iPad and Raspberry Pi (Movingelectrons).

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Craig:a documentary film was aired today that I shot all of the stills for with the Sony a7s, a7rII and a6000, including the movie poster. The filmmakers (who are separate from me—I just did the stills) also used Sony cameras and lenses, they used the FS7. The a7rII I used was rented because it wasn’t even available yet for purchase, so I literally used it on a job and without testing it first, and it performed nearly flawlessly. Now it’s a totally proven camera.
Here’s a link to the trailer:

Roland:I was with a RX100V & A7RII (and DJI Mavic) in Patagonia. Most of time I used the RX100V, a perfect travel camera! i love the quality and the dynamic range of this small sensor. I wrote a small review (german):

May 14, 2017
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This week SAR readers photos selection

José Ramos Photography‎
Sony a7R + Venus Laowa 12mm f2.8
Standing silent in the dark landscapes of Alentejo, right by the border with Spain, surrounded by all kinds of unidentifiable and ever growing
animal sounds, where everything becomes so much larger than us. As soon as the eyes adapt to such intense darkness, a surreal dome of stars fills the
sky, and the elusive Milky Way progressively appears near the horizon, slowly rotating as the night advances.
Even though the cold is slowly becoming too intense, winning the battle against the mupltiple layers of clothing, there’s a purpose in the
persistence of the visit: to unveil what lies beneath the dark, and enter a world where elephants drink on top of bridges, stars become near
confident neighboors, and light expands through every corner of our Universe.
Location: Elvas – Ajuda Bridge
José Ramos ©

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May 13, 2017
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Sony Tidbits…

Sony Focus Hold Button Basics: The Breakdown with Miguel Quiles

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay,,,,,
Sony Alpha A99II – Part Review, Part WTF (Dan M Lee).
Sony Introduces Extended Life Solid State Drives for Professional Video Recorders (Sony Blog).
Sony | PlayMemories Camera Apps | Stop Motion+ | “Sweet Dreams” (Sony Channel)
Cine Lens Mania: Primes versus Zooms (Explora).
Entaniya Fisheye 250 E on Sony a6500 Back to Back (Entapano).
Techradar says the new Nikon D830 (or 850) may get a Samsung sensor (Nikoneye).

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Amarate: “I did short comparisons between Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 and Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 and post in my facebook page. Please feel free to share if you want.

Mariusc:Recently I took a trip to Tenerife and recorded a Slow Motion Travel Film that I’ve posted on my YouTube channel. I think it would be a nice thing to show the abilities of the camera to your audience. Here is the link to the film:

May 12, 2017
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Sony 500mm $13,000 lens smashed on the floor!

Jon Devo smashed a $13,000 Sony 500m lens on the floor! His comment on Instagram is:

£12.5K worth of ouch. Not taking care when mounting large telephoto lenses can be a costly mistake. 🙈

I guess (and I hope) this lens was covered by his insurance. It’s also hard to replace this lens as you need to order it welll in advance and it will ship to you only within 1-2 months (Check at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay).

This is the 500mm G lens on a Sony A99II:

Thanks to the anonymous source who sent me this!

May 12, 2017
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Sony patented a Dual Pixel sensor similar to the Canon version

I just found that new Sony patent describing a sensor with Dual Pixel technology for Phase detection Autofocus. It sounds very similar to the tech used by Canon: The current Canon EOS-M series and a few DSLR have Dual Pixel sensor.

Having such a sensor would improve the autofocus tracking performance. But for now we don’t know if and when Sony will use that patented tech on a Sony camera.

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