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November 26, 2016
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Warning: Don’t buy the Fotodiox Fusion Smart AF Nikon to Sony Adapter!

Jason Lanier discovered a major issue on the new Fotodiox Fusion Smart AF Nikon to Sony Adapter. It ruins your camera! So please don’t buy or use the adapter until Fotodiox releases a proper fix!

November 25, 2016
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Kipon launches the new Baveyes M to E-mount focal reducer adapter

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Kipon announced the new Baveyes Leica M to Sony E-mount 0,65x focal length reducer adapter. Kipon writes:

The optic design is done by KIPON’s German partner IB/E OPTICS, there are set of 5 optical elements inside the adapter. its tele-centric design aims at highest image quality while minimizing crop factor. For the outlooking design, Swarovski crystal be decorated in the adapter surface. The date when these two adapters are available in the market is not fixed yet.

The price will be 638 USD and go on sale soon on Amazon.

found via DSLRmagazine

November 25, 2016
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Sony Tidbits…


Carl Zeiss 18mm F2.8 Batis Lens Review | John Sison

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Sony 70-200 GM comparison shots with extender 1.4x and 2.0x (SonyAlphaForum).
Best of 2016: Sony Lenses (Explora).
Gear I Use #5- Petzval 85mm f/2.2- Shooting vintage lenses on the Sony Mirrorless Cameras (Jason Lanier).
Full Frame vs APS-C cameras: what’s the real difference (CameraJabber).
2016 Holiday Gift Guide: $500 and up (Dpreview).

To write a guest post on SAR follow the instruction on that page.

Kien Lam‎:https://vimeo.com/192080851 I went on a 6000 mile road trip across America with two friends from Germany to show them what America has to offer outside our metropolitan cities. Shot with the A7II and RX100.

Bernie Aniciete‎:From 2011 to 2016, I tried to balance Air Force life and learning the ins and outs of a camera I bought with deployment money. Every chance I had, I was shooting…something…anything. It’s been about a year since I became a civilian and it has been pretty exciting. Thank you to everyone who has ever supported me, anyone I’ve traveled or shot with and special thanks to anyone who makes an appearance in reel. https://youtu.be/C7JvLoYPYf4
Filmed with: A7s, A6000 and Phantom 3 Pro

November 24, 2016
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Mathieu Stern 3D printed a 135mm FE lens for the Sony A7 camera!

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Mathieu Stern created that amazing 3D-printed 135mm FE lens for the Sony A7 cameras! It’s a sort of Petzval alike lens or if you prefer a poor man’s Zeiss 135mm version :)

This is what he writes:

I met Arnault Coulet, CEO of a French 3D printing agency called FABULOUS. His team and he designed the 3D prototype and printed the lens. Luckyly for us, he saw all the crazy potential and fun we could create with this project.
I worked with them on designing a lens that could be mounted directly on my camera. Once I received the 3D printed parts from Arnault, I saw my crazy lens coming to “life” and… it worked !!
I had in my hand a monocle lens (meaning it has just one glass lens in the front) and in my estimation (I did the maths), it is a 135mm 1.8 lens.
I needed to give it a real first test, so I mounted it on my fullframe mirrorless camera. So I went to one of the most incredible place in France : Le Mont St Michel, which is one of the official World’s Wonders.
Discover more photos and information about this lens on my blog :
http://tinyurl.com/gsuffdz
and Learn more about the process on the Fabulous site :
http://www.fabulous.com.co/blog/optiq…
Please support me and my experiments on Patreon :
https://goo.gl/eUQ9ZY

November 24, 2016
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Technical note: Contact form works again

The past few days the anonymous contact form didn’t work. For those readers and sources who tried to contact me the past week: It’s now working again!

As a side note: I will switch SAR on a new server the coming 2-3 weeks. Expect the site to load much faster after that.

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