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July 3, 2014
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A77II does Football World Cup. And also does kill the Nikon D7100 and Canon EOS 7D in terms of speed :)

How Fast Is the Sony Alpha A77 II? from Photo-John on Vimeo.

For current (or future) A77II camera owners. Here is soemthing for you:

Imaging Resource posted that video comparing the speed of the new Sony A77II vs the Nikon D7100 and Canon EOS 7D. And it’s impressive to see what the A77II can do! Watch it!

And Pro Photographer Brian Smith used the A77II to shoot some World Cup games in Brazil. Check out his pics at Briansmith.com.

June 29, 2014
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Sony A7s gets almost rid of the corner issues with wide angle lenses!

The A7s is finally set to ship tomorrow via  Sony USA, and Sony Canada and aftertomorrow at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. And there is also a good news for wide angle shooters:

Our reader Tamrong sent us this A7r vs A7s wide angle comparison via Facebook. It has been taken with the Voigtlander 15mm lens (here on eBay). Like you see the A7s corner performance with such critical wide angle lenses is much improved!

More A7s tests: SONY a7s s-log2 test HD 1080p on Youtube. A7s field test by Brian Smith.

Sony A7s store links:
Sony A7s preorder in USA/CA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA, Sony Canada.
Sony A7s EU pages: Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PL. And Wex UK.

June 28, 2014
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Sigma 50mm ART lens gets another thumbs up from Photozone!

Our long time colleague Klaus from Photozone tested the 50mm Sigma ART lens (FF Canon mount version). And he says it’s:

better than all the other 50mm lenses that we have tested to date. The new (untested) Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 may still be better, especially regarding bokeh fringing, but it’s a manual focus lens and in terms of size, weight and astronomical price tag it just cannot be everybody’s darling anyway.

This is really a must have lens for all A-mount camera owners! Just like the 55mm FE Zeiss is a must have for E-mount guys!

The A-mount lens can be preordered in USA Amazon (Click here) at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here). And in Europe at WexUK (Click here) and WexDe (Click here).

June 27, 2014
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Sony A7s review by TheCameraStoreTV! A7s is shipping in US, Europe and Canada!

Chris from TheCameraStore tested the new A7s and to learn what he thinks about the camera just watch the video I posted here on top!

The A7s is shipping in US and Canada according to mails I got from SAR readers.

Lee:Got my a7s today at my local camera store in san diego. open box link if you don’t already have one. https://www.flickr.com/photos/canonmonster/14492680316/

Thodoris:Yesterday I got my hands on the Sony A7s – I covered Ejekt Festival 2014 with it. Ejekt is a festival in Athens, Greece, and the big names this year were Editors and Kasabian. Here are the results: http://thodorismarkou.com/blog/2014/06/ejekt-festival-2014-editors-kasabian/
I used the new Carl Zeiss 24-70mm/f4 and the 1993 Minolta 85mm/f1.4 with the LA-EA4 adapter. The autofocus was amazing with both lenses. I was expecting the contrast-detection system to show a bit of lagging, but no, it was focusing on the ever-moving musicians quite easily. It was lightning-fast as my A99 but it was very accurate and did not hinder me at any point.
All of the Kasabian images were shot on ISO 6400, and some of them were shot in even higher ISO values. I found that I could easily shoot ISO 12800 and match the performance of the Sony A99 at ISO 4000-5000. The last (setlist) image, for example, is ISO 20000. I’ve left the EXIF information on the files.
I gave the camera here and there to professional Nikon and Canon guys, and there was a lot of jaw-dropping with the high-ISO performance of the Sony A7s – they could not believe that this camera can shoot ISO 51200 and produce such clean results.

Anonymous:Sony Store in Toronto Canada just called. My A7S is in. I’m going to pick it up today.

Sony A7s store links:
Sony A7s preorder in USA/CA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA, Sony Canada.
Sony A7s EU pages: Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PL. And Wex UK.

June 23, 2014
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Dpreview writes: The RX100MIII is the most capable compact camera we’ve ever seen”.

Dpreview (Click here) posted the full RX100M3 review and says it’s the “ most capable compact camera we’ve ever seen”.  The only drawback is the not so satisfying shooting experience:

The RX100 series has always been technically impressive, but the addition of the brighter lens, viewfinder and ND filter extend its utility to a huge degree. Owners of its predecessors should seriously consider upgrading unless they need more zoom reach.
Our concerns about the handling leave us concluding that, if it had a credible rival, there’s every chance the RX100 M3 wouldn’t get a Gold award – we’d like a more enjoyable shooting experience from an $800 camera. Ultimately, though, the additions to what were already the strongest cameras in their class leave the RX100 III literally peerless. At which point it has to go one better than its predecessors, and receive our highest award.

It is not a perfect camera but the RX100M3 is the next yet unmatched Sony RX jewel!

Store links:
RX100M3 preorders in USA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA and FocusCamera.
RX100M3 preorders in Eu at Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PT. And Wex UK,
RX100M3 in Asia at Amazon Japan and Sony Australia.

 

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