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May 12, 2016
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Sony A68 review at Photographyblog: “there’s still life left in the Sony A-mount camera range”


Yep, I am sure you almost forgot about it but there is a new A-mount camera from Sony 🙂 The A68 will ship soon in USA and here is a new review from Photographyblog:

The Sony A68 is an excellent alternative to a mid-range DSLR, offering the same excellent auto-focusing performance as the top-of-the-range A77 II camera. In summary, the Sony A68 proves that there’s still life left in the Sony A-mount camera range. It’s both a worthy alternative to the DSLR competition and Sony’s smaller-bodied E-mount system.

There is also a German Sony a68 handson video by Jens Knotte on Youtube. And a polish review at Fototesty.

A68 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

May 10, 2016
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Lensrentals tests the new 50mm FE: “very good lens and quite a bargain at the price”


Lensrentals tested the new Sony 50mm FE lens. here a couple of findings:

  • The 50mm is a very good lens and quite a bargain at the price
  • The copy-to-copy variation on the FE 50mm f/1.8 is superbly low.

Very good news!

The 50mm FE f/1.8 lens is in Stock:
In USA at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama. FocusCamera. eBay.
In Europe at Calumet Germany. WexUK. Jessops. eBay.
In Asia at Digitalrev. eBay.

The 70-300mm FE lens is in Stock:
In USA at BHphoto. Amazon. AdoramaFocusCamera. eBay.
In Europe at Calumet Germany. WexUK. Jessops. eBay.
In Asia at Digitalrev. eBay.

May 9, 2016
Posted in deals, reviews

New Godox X1T-S trigger system for Sony is in Stock at Amazon and eBay. First test!



The new Godox X1T-S for Sony is now in Stock at Amazon US (Click here) and for EU/Asia readers on eBay (Click here).  Those are the features:

  • Built-in 2.4G wireless transmission, operating distance can reach up to 100 meters. Support GR group flash, max.5 groups & 32 channels.
  • Applies to SONY DSLR Cameras with MI Shoe e.g. A77II, A7RII, A7R, A58, A99, ILCE6000L, etc. Support GR group flash, max.5 groups & 32 channels.
  • Fully Support TTL autoflash, 1/8000s High-speed Sync, Second Curtain Sync, Flash Exposure Compensation, Flash Exposure Lock, Modeling Flash Control, etc.
  • X1S transmitter can remote control the Godox Flashes wich has built-in 2.4G wireless X system. When using in combination with XTR-16 or XTR-16S receiver, X1S transmitter can remote control the Godox flashes wich do not have built-in 2.4G wireless X system.
  • Big and clear LCD panel offers convenient operation. Support USB firmware upgrade. Versatile functions such as synchronization delay setting, wireless shutter release, zoom setting, C.Fn custom functions, etc.

FotoTofu posted a review:

Thansk FotoTofu and Diyphotography.

May 9, 2016
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Kai shows us how odd it is to shoot with the Alpa mirrorless camera with Sony 101 MP sensor

The Alpa is the only mirrorless camera which uses the new Sony 101 medium format sensor. But unlike modern DSLR digital medium format cameras the Alpa is quite tricky to use. Kai surely got though a lot of annoyances to make it work. It would certainly make sense for Sony to launch a RX medium format camera with such sensor. If they manage to price it below $10,000 there may a market for this?

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