August 27, 2016
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Ofer (video on top):Recently I’ve finished working on a new stop-motion USA travel video which I thought you might like (it went a bit viral):
A few months ago my wife and I honeymooned the West Coast of the US.
Over the period of 35 days and 3500 miles I’ve shot 16.5K stills (=400GB), which I later edited to this 2:45 min stop-motion video. Hope you’ll enjoy it!
Stats: 7 US states, 27 motels, 5 rental cars, 1 car crash, 0 injuries, 7 flights, countless relocating thoughts.
Movie Poster:
Route: Vancouver – Seattle – Portland – Yosemite Park – San Francisco – Monterey – Los Angeles – Zion Park – Bryce Park – Las Vegas – Hoover Dam – Williams – Grand Canyon – Antelope Canyon – Flagstaff – Sedona – Albuquerque – Santa Fe
Equipment: Sony RX1, no tripod.
Music: “Road To Hell” by Sleigh Bells (

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at,, Bhphoto, eBay and
Sony RX10II upgrade a winner (USA Today).
Sony 50mm 1.4 – My First Images (SonyAlphaForum)
Recommended Video Tripods (Explora).
Laowa 105mm FE lens review (ThePhoBlographer).
Laowa 12mm E-mount Kickstarter campaign is about to end soon!
Ewa-Marine U-BXP100: Affordable Underwater Housing for Surf Photography (Adorama Learning Center)
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August 26, 2016
Posted in deals

24 hours deals on Manfrotto, Think Thank, LoewePro and Zeiss items!



There is a long list of new 24 hour deals at Bhphoto (Click here) and Amazon (Click here). Just to mention a few:

$105.00 off Think Tank Photo CityWalker 30 Messenger Bags at BHphoto (Click here).
$20 off on the Lowepro StreamLine Sling Bag at BHphoto (Click here).
$60 off on the Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod at BHphoto (Click here).

Amazon Gold Box:
Premium Cleaning Cloths for Sony cameras at Amazon (Click here).
Caltar Photography Photo Video Continuous Lighting Kit at Amazon (Click here).
Camera Tripod, Kzon F560 Light Weight Portable Aluminium Travel Tripod With 360 Degree Ball Head at Amazon (Click here).
Carl Zeiss Optical Inc Lens Spray Cleaner at Amazon (Click here).
ePhotoinc RL01 DSLR Rig Movie Kit at Amazon (Click here).

And don’t forget to check out those great Sony Open Box savings from BestBuy:
Sony A7II for $1,659 ($200 off)
$240 off on the Sony A7 kit (Click here)
RX100 for $299 (Click here)
$325 off on the Zeiss 24-70mm FE (Click here)
$300 off on the Sony FE 70-200mm lens (Click here)
$300 off on the Sony Vario-Tessar T FE 16-35mm (Click here)
$160 off on the Sony A6300 with kit lens (Click here)
$300 off on the FE 70-300mm (Click here)
$200 off on the 55mm Zeiss (Click here)
$300 off on the Zeiss 16-70mm (Click here)
$130 off on the 90mm FE macro (Click here)
$220 off on the FE 24-240mm (Click here)
$50 off on the FE 50mm (Click here)

August 26, 2016
Posted in rumors

Sony Photokina press conference on September 19 at 15:00 Berlin time



Sony invited the press for a press conference on September 19 at 15:00 Berlin time. This is by no means a guarantee of a new product announcement. We have seen in the past that Sony prefers to announce the most exciting stuff on a separate “solo” event.

While I have no confirmations yet I believe the chances are high that Sony’s next E-mount cameras may be announced AFTER Photokina. Sometimes between October and November.

August 26, 2016
Posted in news

This is the patent where Sony explains the advantages of the E-mount



If you wonder what’s Sony’s reasoning behind the E-mount construction just read the recently published United States Patent 9392150 (Click here). It describes in detail the elements and details of the E-mount and what the advantages are. The text is quite complicated to read but in very short this is what Sony writes:

In recent years, in the foregoing small-sized camera, more impressive and advanced expressiveness, in which a subject is sharpened with a blurry background has been pursued as in a camera using 35 mm film (screen size: about 36 mm×about 24 mm).

According to the camera and the optical apparatus according to the embodiments of the present disclosure, the large-sized solid-state image pickup device having the rectangle light receiving section with a diagonal line length of about 43 millimeters or more is mounted on the body mount having an inside diameter smaller than about 48 millimeters, and the apparent shape of the solid-state image pickup device viewed from the front surface side of the body mount is a rectangle in which one or more corners are oblique. Therefore, even if the size is small, high image quality is obtainable.

August 26, 2016
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Sony FE 50mm and 55mm vs Sigma MC 11 and other adaptable 50mm

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at,, Bhphoto, eBay and
A7S II Video: Slog 2 & 3, slow motion, Gimbal Pilotfly (SonyAlphaForum)
8 Tips for Safety and Etiquette When Photographing at Night (Explora).
Illustrated Photo Tips with Daniel Norton: Potato Chipping (Adorama Learning Center)
Sony Corporation Acquires a Portion of the Common Stock of Sony Financial Holdings Inc. (
Zeiss 50mm Planar FE review in Thai and English at Pantip.
Carl Zeiss To Celebrate 200th Birthday Of Founding Father (ePhotozine).
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