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July 9, 2014
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Sony Tidbits…


New A7s promo video from Sony.

Win a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 (Photographyblog).
Polish A6000 review at Optyczne.
Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS (SEL2470Z) lens tested at Photoreview.
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III Full Review at ePhotozine.
Sony recruits sheep to film the Tour de France (Engadget).
Nissin i40 for Sony will be available around the early of this August (Nissindigital.com)

Gavin:Thought you might like to share this timelapse movie that was shot entirely with the Sony A7R https://vimeo.com/97785257

Baron: During our family vacation, I got to test the Sony FDR-AX100. As a tourist I needed a small and lightweight video camera. As a videographer I wanted to shoot in a higher resolution than HD. My subjects were shy and fast. The Malaysian weather was unpredictable. To add to that challenge, I brought along my hyperactive 3 year old daughter. I’m happy to say that the Sony AX100 met all my needs. Editing the 4K footage in Final Cut Pro X on an iMac was very smooth. Vacationeers and travellers would enjoy using the Sony AX100. Here’s the video. Be sure to watch it in 4K http://youtu.be/YOgwCtgO1Vs

Heather & Mat:Here is a recent article we wrote about using the Sony A7 (yes, that’s right, the A7 not the A7s!) for low-light video shooting. The video is of a contemporary dance performance that took place 30 metres underground in the ancient Bourbon Tunnel in Napoli (Naples).
Link to article: http://www.bestmirrorlesscamerareviews.com/2014/06/30/shooting-in-the-tunnel-of-memories-using-the-sony-a7-for-video/
Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv-ri1_IFFU

July 5, 2014
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This week SAR readers photos selection.


Антон Власов‎

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 4, 2014
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Sony Tidbits…


Sony A7 Review – Cheapest way to Full Frame Video – Lenses Included

Real World Sigma 50mm ART lens review by 3D-Kraft.
Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 FE lens testet at DC.watch.
Lower-cost options for avoiding the WATE (Luminous Landscape).
New Lens Turbo pics at Kameravalg and video on Youtube.
Full review of the Sigma 30mm f/2.8 DN Art for E-Mount is up on Admiring Light.

Robert:I want to thank you for giving me a shout out on the site for my photo blog cameracounter.tumblr.com. To wrap up the project I’m doing a short run book. The collection is going to be called Don’t Shoot Yourself! and orders available on kickstarter now https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249128430/dont-shoot-yourself

France:I tried the flash Sony HVL-F20M with my Sony A7R & FE35F2.8, and it is amazing! considering the fair price and the light weight it gives very sharp and bright images : I shot some beautiful Cosplay models at the Thailand Comic Con 2014 last week. http://thailandfacts.com/thailand-comic-con-2014-models-cosplay-bangkok/

Arthur:If you’re interrested in some pictures taken with this insane gear, i have made a road trip along the us with it .you can take a look at them on http://atleast25.tumblr.com/ and http://nastysloth.tumblr.com/

Deniz:We are Turkish Sony user group Alpha Turk, Want to tell you our new photo upload site www.sonyfotograf.com

Bart:I’ve been promising to do this comparison for a while. I compared a Sony A7r in “APS-C crop mode” (15MP) vs. full images from the A77 (24MP) for noise, detail and overall image quality. I don’t think you’ll be surprised with the results. I like both cameras – but it’s amazing what an A7r is capable of! If you use the same lens, and the same subject – in many cases the A7r in crop mode will out resolve, and have a cleaner image than the A77. In short – the A7r is Sony’s best crop body (until the A77II is shipped) http://www.leica-boss.com/2014/05/sony-a7r-a-better-aps-c-camera-than-the-sony-a77/

Phil:*Lowest price of the year* Super special EOFY deal – **strictly while stock lasts** Sony A7r with FREE battery grip – $1899 AUD http://www.camerapro.com.au/catalogsearch/result/?q=+sony+a7r

Tomas:Perhaps I have something interesting for your weekend roundups. I, Thomas Worbs, am the owner and operator of www.mountainpanoramas.com. I rececently equipped and trained the expedition leader Tim Mosedale (www.timmosedale.co.uk) for shooting high resolution panoramics in the Everest Region. Tim did all the photography, stitching and retuche I did. Two panoramas are now finalized:
http://www.mountainpanoramas.com/___p/___p.html?panoid=2014_M2&labels=1 – Gokyo Ri
http://www.mountainpanoramas.com/___p/___p.html?panoid=2014_M1&labels=1 – Everest Base Camp
These panoramas are interactive, you can move around dragging the mouse. Mouse wheel will zoom in. Try to zoom, it will almost never end. It was the first time that we could produce Gigapixel Full Sphere interactive panoramas with a low weight equipment suitable to be brought up in high mountain regions. The equipment: Sony A7R, Sony/Zeiss 35 mm, Bushman Panoramic Gobi head (www.bushman-panoramic.com), Gitzo ultralight carbon tripod.

July 4, 2014
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First image taken with the Sony curved sensor!

What you see here on top is the first ever published image taken with the new Sony curved sensor! I know you really cannot learn anything from it but it’s a “Historical shot” anyway :)

Nikkei posted some more info about the new Sony curved sensor and there are a couple of interesting points:
- “The first idea was to mimic the eyes of the organism” said Yarn Soichiro (Sony Device Manager).
- There is no vignetting and no aberration in corners.
- Sony said the Full Frame curved sensor prototype has not the resolution of current FF Sony sensors.
- Sony confirmed the mass production process is ready.
- As a positive “side effect” of the curved silicon is that also the electrical properties changed allowing less noise!
- A yet untold problem with curved sensors is the following: it’s extremely difficult to design zoom lenses for it!

Like I told you before there is a great chance to see a new RX FF camera using that lens in combination with a Zeiss 35mm f/1.8 lens. Sony patented that kind of design months ago! It’s going to be a hot summer with hot rumors here on SAR. be sure to not miss any of our rumors by subscribing our newsfeeds:

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July 3, 2014
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Sony A99 grip and flash kit discontinued.

I am yet not sure if the A99 will discontinued this summer as I go now a report from another source that the A99 will remain for sale for a longer time even after an eventual A99II announcement. But in the meantime the A99 superkit version got marked as “discontinued” at BHphoto (Click here).

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