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July 13, 2014
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New Metabones Mark IV smart adapter adresses the internal reflection issue.

Metabones released a new Mark IV “Smart” adapter for Canon EF to E-mount. With the new version they’ve addressed the internal reflection issue with the Mark III adapter, and also improved the performance with tilt-shift lenses.

You can get the adapter at BHphoto or Metabones.

P.S.: Thanks Richard!

July 12, 2014
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This week SAR readers photos selection.


Günter Körtner‎
sony a99, zeiss 50 mm 1,4

To get on the SAR readers selection post you have to:
1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors/photos.
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

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July 11, 2014
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Sony TidBits…


Sony a6000 Review by John Sison

Sony A77II review at ePhotozine.
Sony RX10 vs. Panasonic FZ1000 : duel en basse lumière (Focus Numerique).
Ultra-sensitive Sony A7S gets better denoising with DxO Optics Pro; RX100 III and more also supported (Imaging Resource).
Sony RX100 III Shooter’s Report II: A change of scenery in coastal Virginia (Imaging Resource).
RX100MK3 review at Pantip.
Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 FE review at Kolencheung.

Ashley:If you were looking for some content to post on your page, there are a couple Sony a7 specific tutorial videos we posted a short time ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX2G5TxyHfo. This one will compare the process and end result of the in camera panoramic mode to a hand stitched panoramic.  It also shows who simple the process is for the Sony a7 versus going through Photoshop and putting the panoramic together.
This video will show how to setup the time lapse application available on the NEX cameras, as well as showing some time lapse examples made from the a7 and the application: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgMhc-ROdqQ

Rick:I’d like to sure my Sydney at Night Timelapse that I shot on my Sony a7 Camera: https://vimeo.com/99819448

July 10, 2014
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Sony TidBits…


Sony RX100M3 vs RX100M2

Excellent FE 70-200mm f/4 OSS review at Leica Boss.
Sony A7s japanese shooting report at Yodobashi.
Year of the Alpha is running its third season ‘Season of Summer Light’: http://www.yearofthealpha.com
A77MII SSS issues reported at Dpreview forum and Dynaxdigital.
Support to Sony ILCE 5000, ILCE 6000, DSC-RX1, DSC-RX100 Mark III, A77 Mark II in Corel AfterShot Pro 2
Home made Flash Bounce Card for the A6000 at Beforethecoffee.
Sony Alpha A7s High ISO Lab Testing at SonyAlphaLab.

Marald:Coming weekend in the Netherlands, sony Photo & Video Experience. Try out all the new bodies, lenses, follow workshops and meet fellow Alpha shooters. Registration is needed. Info in dutch only : http://www.photofacts.nl/fotografie/rubriek/workshop_en_opleiding/sony-experience-op-6-juli-2014.asp

Brandon:Thought I’d share a quick timelapse video I took of the Independence Day fireworks show in Washington, DC on July 4, 2014. All pictures and timelapse were taken with the Sony A7 + Zeiss FE 35mm lens. Photo’s were post-processed in Adobe Lightroom, but hte timelapse was 100% compiled using the Sony Timelapse in-camera application as a video. I wanted to see what the camera could do for hobbyists like myself with minimum time and effort. Video: http://youtu.be/ZZgkhZZBs4w

Mario:A7s test and quick video I shot at Westminster Station in London on the way home: http://shakefree.com/marios-blog/

 

July 10, 2014
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Poll: On sensor IBIS is possible on Sony E-mount cameras. Do you want it?

You may remember that a couple of months ago Sony Europe made a mess and said E-mount cameras have an on sensor stabilization (See Image on top). Well, the image is now gone but I got an interesting note form a highly trusted source: He told me that on sensor stabilization is technically possible on E-mount cameras! But the reason why Sony didn’t add this feature yet is simple: Sony isn’t yet sure if such a feature is a key factor for mirrorless camera buyers.

I figured a little POLL on SAR may help them to decide :) Imagine Sony using Olympus E-M1 stabilization system (likely the worlds best stabilization for photocameras yet).

How much important is it for you to add a 5axis on sensor stabilization on E-mount cameras?

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