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April 11, 2017
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Sony Tidbits…

Lunar transit of the ISS, 4 Feb 2017 (Shot on the Sony A7s).

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay,,,,,
Contax G 45mm Zeiss Planar f/2 weird ring (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony Expands HDR Production Capabilities for its Professional Products (Sony UK).
Sony A7rII review by Atamadnan.
New Shogun and Ninja Flame Recording Monitors from Atomos (Explora).
85mm FE test at Mapcamera.
Model Turned Photographer, Kendall Jenner (Adorama Learning Center).
Exposure Triangle: Making Sense of Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO (Phototraces).

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April 10, 2017
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(SR4) Inevitable: New generation A7 cameras has touchscreen…and bugs :)

So far the only new generation E-mount camera with touchscreen is the Sony A6500

A source just sent me this:

New update that I would like to share with you SAR. The new A7 series coming includes touch screen controls. Next A7 is also coming in a few months as its still being optimized by the engineer and software department for issues like bugs, which they ran into recently.

It’s unconfirmed yet when the new A7 generation cameras will be announced. All we know for now is that Sony’s next press announcement is on April 23 and that Sony registered two cameras in Asia (but it may take til May/June before we see those).

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SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
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April 9, 2017
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This week SAR readers photos selection

Pierluigi De Rubertis with Chiara Melì.
Melì & Pier con Nevena Gicevic @ WAVE Managementt
Shot on A7RII with Sony-Zeiss lens

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April 6, 2017
Posted in news, rumors

Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki confirms their new FE lenses will have brand new optical designs!


Imaging Resource just published the full interview with Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki. And there is good news folks: He confirmed that their FE lenses are newly designed from scratch and not some current Sigma DSLR lens recycled as E-mount. This means the lens will be optimized for Sony High Resolution cameras and possibly smaller than their DSLR lenses :)

Here is what he exactly said about that:

It’s possible to make the native E-mount [lens] using the existing glass, but all of our existing lens is not designed for mirrorless. So when you’re designing [a new lens], you can’t easily take an existing lens design [from another mount] and put a little bit deeper mount on it, so that it’s at the right distance for the Sony flange-back distance.

I really can’t wait the day they will launch ART lenses for the FF E-mount! Check out their ART lenses at: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay. It’s all High Quality Glad for a relatively affordable price.

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April 6, 2017
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(SR1) A couple of crazy clickbait :) rumors about the RX1RIII and A7rIII

Before we move on to some more “serious” rumors I want to share this:
With such an important Sony announcement ahead, I obviously keep receiving some crazy or improbable rumors too.  It’s highly unlikely these rumors will become true…although from time to time it happens!  But let’s share some love for highly potential Clickbait Rumors :)

So this is what I got the last couple of days:

Source named “Zorro”:

“The Sony A7R MK3 will have a 63 megapixel sensor.
Sony will introduce a new flagship cine camera (still below the F65) with internal X-OCN raw recording in April 2017.”


Source named “St….”:

The new compact camera WW620081 is the RX1RM3.

– Faster operation
– 4k Video
– Improved finder (similar to Leica Q quality)

42 MP will remain the same.


Source named “D….”:

Sony will make a special camera for drones having 24mp BSI sensor

message for source: I am not testing you.  I got this via an anonymous message form  another source too!

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