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August 29, 2015
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First Sony A7rII underwater video!

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Grand Cayman/Dive Tech
from Rusty Sanoian on Vimeo.

Here are some clips from the new Sony A7r MK II camera with the A7r MK II Nauticam housing. All footage was shot with the Sony F4 16-35 lens and a magic filter. Be sure to check out the full article on the Sony A7r MK II at backscatter.com. And yes, Nauticam USA officially stated their current NA-A7II Housing supports the Sony A7R II too.

More A7rII news:
Sony A7R II: RawDigger Special Display Modes Show How the File is Encoded (Diglloyd).
why i’m not ditching my dslr for a sony a7r ii by JP Danko
42 Megapixels of Garbage (Vonwong).
Sony a7R II – Great Expectations (Digitalrev).
Long Reach lenses and adapters on Sony A7R M2 (SonyAlphaForum).

A7rII preorder list:
In USA: at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at Sony DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

A7rII case:
Gariz leather case in Black (Click here), Camel (Click here), Orange (Click here), Brown (Click here) and Red (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).
Gariz Alcantara case in Black (Click here) and Red (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).
Lim’s case in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Red (Click here), Yellow (Click here), Navy Blue (Click here) and Khaki (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).

August 28, 2015
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Diglloyd: “A7rII Focus Accuracy Better than Any DSLR I’ve Ever Used”.

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Sony A7rII with Leica Summicron tested by DSLRmagazine.

Digglloyd has the merit to have the guts and the skills to highlight both the Sony negatives (SAR article here) and the Sony positives: He just posted (article here) his final thoughts on the A7rII and also noticed one thing:

Something strange happened on my recent trip: I did not see any mis-focused images from the Sony A7R II. I mean, none. Try doing that with a Nikon D810 or Canon 5DS R with an autofocus lens—I have and never come close.

further:

The DSLR is looking like not just a dinosaur, but a lame dinosaur, given these advances. How long will CaNikon watch Sony advance without responding? The Sony A7R II makes outstanding images with low noise and excellent dynamic range at 42 megapixels that are always in focus. Notwithstanding some file quality limitations and disappointing 12-bit behavior in certain situations, nothing else can touch this track record of ultra-high hit rate. And it does so in a relatively compact form factor. I think it is a mistake to ‘diss’ the Sony A7RII for its faults, which most of the time either have a workaround (very careful exposure) and/or are unusual or rare. Trade that off against focus errors of all kinds, size and weight, etc. It’s a fair trade. When and if Sony can fix the few image quality issues, and perhaps add a bit more dynamic range with a Nikon D810 style ISO 64, it’s going to be very hard to argue in favor of any DSLR for 99% of shooters, including my workhorse Nikon D810.

Note: Full Diglloyd A7 Blog post article index here: diglloyd.com/topics/topic-SonyA7.html#BlogPosts

And here is a very long list of A7rII news and tests:
A7RII autofocus test: Commlite and Fotodiox Pro Adapters (SonyAlphaForum).
High speed burst shooting A7R2 not sorting correctly in LR (SonyAlphaForum).
A7RII Boston – Amazing dynamic range! (SonyAlphaForum).
A7RII SD card speed and continuous mode (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony a7Rii High ISO Interview Test 6400 to 25600 – RC Sailplanes (Learningvideo).
Test at Japanese DC.watch.
Spanish test by DSLRmagazine.
A7rII review by Simon Cocking.
Sony A7RII Children’s Clothing Line Photoshoot (SonyAlphaForum).
Shot using Silent Shutter and Continuos Bracket (-2,0,+2) at FredMiranda.

A7rII preorder list:
In USA: at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at Sony DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

A7rII case:
Gariz leather case in Black (Click here), Camel (Click here), Orange (Click here), Brown (Click here) and Red (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).
Gariz Alcantara case in Black (Click here) and Red (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).
Lim’s case in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Red (Click here), Yellow (Click here), Navy Blue (Click here) and Khaki (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).

August 28, 2015
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DxO tests the A7rII sensor: Is the new king of Full Frame (by a hair)

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DxOmark (Click here) just posted the full Sony A7rII sensor results. And the A7rII scores the highest result of any Full Frame camera although it beats the Nikon D810 by 1 point only. So yes, we all expected the A7rII to be the best performing camera at DXO, but I guess we also all expected it to be really a couple of points better! And compared to the A7r the new camera has a 0.2 less point dynamic range. Not sure how this one can be correct. I hope other reviewers can check this out!

One more thing: Brian Smith reports that a large Stock of A7rII cameras will ship on September 2 at Bhphoto (get them here now). The camera is alrady in Stock at FocusCamera (Click here).

A7rII preorder list:
In USA: at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at Sony DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

A7rII case:
Gariz leather case in Black (Click here), Camel (Click here), Orange (Click here), Brown (Click here) and Red (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).
Gariz Alcantara case in Black (Click here) and Red (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).
Lim’s case in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Red (Click here), Yellow (Click here), Navy Blue (Click here) and Khaki (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).

August 27, 2015
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RX100m4 sensor gets DxOmaked. Is as good as the Canon EOS 7D Mk II sensor!

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DxOmark posted the new Sony RX100m4 sensor test results. The good news is that there is a small improvement compared to the previous generation and:

For a physically small sensor, the new 20-Mpix Exmor RS BSI CMOS chip ranks high, coming in at 116th in our database for sensors of all sizes. Performance ranks alongside recent Micro-Four-Thirds models and even APS-C-equipped DSLR models such as the Canon EOS 7D Mk II and EOS 760D.

Serious zoom: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II shooting experience (Dpreview)
Most sexy(?) RX10mII slow motion test on Youtube.

RX cameras store links:
In USA:
RX10m2 at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaFocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
RX100m4 at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaFocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at:
RX100m4 at Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex UK.
RX10m2 at Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex UK.
In Asia at:
RX10m2 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX100m4 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

August 26, 2015
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Sony A7rII in Stock in some US/EU/Asia stores. Shawn C. Steiner: “Sony has released a truly impressive camera”.

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The A7rII is now finally in Stock in many more stores:
In USA at FocusCamera (Click here), Microsearch, KenmoreCamera.
In Europe at FotoMundus.
In Asia/Australia at Digitalrev.

New A7rII reviews:

Shawn C. Steiner at Explora (Click here):

It is important to note that even though I did encounter a variety of small issues, the image quality makes many of these just not worth worrying about, and I would have no problem recommending this camera to most people. The only reservation I would have is with photographers who solely shoot in a studio, as a full-sized DSLR with proper ports, a more balanced build, and an optical viewfinder may benefit them, as the weight-savings of the mirrorless design doesn’t really matter too much.
In the end, Sony has released a truly impressive camera, and one that I expect to find at or near the top of many “Best Cameras of 2015” lists at the end of this year.

Also Admiringlight posted his full A7rII review:

Overall, despite the few shortcomings, the A7R II is well worth its asking price.  It’s not going to replace a main body for many event or sports shooters, but most everyone else will be quite pleased with what Sony has put in this camera. Landscape photographers especially will love the wide dynamic range and exceptional detail. While it’s not perfectly executed, the Sony A7R II is currently the best mirrorless camera on the market.  If you can swing the price of the camera and the price of the outstanding glass needed to fully realize its potential, it’s well worth a look for the serious shooter.

3D-Kraft posted another Sony A7RII Aerial report. Video can be seen o Vimeo and Youtube.

ThisWeekInPhoto video interview with Gordon Laing (main talk about the A7rII):

A7rII preorder list:
In USA: at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at Sony DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

A7rII case:
Gariz leather case in Black (Click here), Camel (Click here), Orange (Click here), Brown (Click here) and Red (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).
Gariz Alcantara case in Black (Click here) and Red (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).
Lim’s case in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Red (Click here), Yellow (Click here), Navy Blue (Click here) and Khaki (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).

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