December 2, 2016
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Samyang 50mm AF review

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay,,,,,
Sony A6000 Review & Why It’s Still A Good Buy (Albert Dros).
The Most Influential Images of All Time (
Lenses for the Hybrid Shooter (Explora).
Sony and SKY Perfect JSAT Jointly Demonstrated Live Simultaneous 4K-HDR and HD-SDR Broadcast (Sony Blog).
Lost Vegas Nevada – Photographic Wanderings with ZEISS Batis (Lenspire).
Action-packed: Sony a6500 First Impressions (Dpreview).
2016 MacBook Pro Performance on My Most Performed Photoshop Job (Diglloyd).

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December 1, 2016
Posted in deals

A6500 in Stock at Amazon. Adobe CC rebates at BH.



The A6500 is in Stock via thir party sellers at Amazon US (Click here).

And the deal of the day is that $31 discount on the Adobe CC plan sold by BHphoto.


Sony special deal pages at Adorama and BHphoto.

Sony cameras:
$200 off on the Sony A7II at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$350 off on the Sony 6000 kit at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sony A5100 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Sony A5000 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sony RX100III at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sony RX100II at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sony RX100 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

December 1, 2016
Posted in reviews

DxOmark tests the new A99II: “You get an awful lot of camera for your money”



DxOmark tested the A99II sensor performance. While it scores a very high result it cannot match the Sony A7rII performance. With the SLT mirror you gain speed and autofocus performance but the trade-off is the small loss in light gathering. The verdict from DxO:

Although better color depth and dynamic range image quality at base ISO is available on the Sony A7R II, photographers after a larger DSLR style body might prefer the A99 II’s design and handling over the mirrorless A7R II, and its overall image quality isn’t far behind. What’s more, the A99 II’s fast 12fps burst shooting with autofocus tracking puts it on par with high-end professional sports cameras, and its BSI sensor technology ensures good low-light performance despite its massive 42Mp resolution. The SLT fixed translucent mirror and resulting EVF might be a drawback for some photographers used to an optical viewfinder, but this brings other advantages for some subjects and in some situations.

You get an awful lot of camera for your money, making the Sony SLT A99 II a serious contender for high-resolution shooting.

Sony A99II preorders at BHphoto, Adorama. AmazonPhotoPorst, Calumet Germany, Amazon UK and WexUK.


December 1, 2016
Posted in news

A99II news: Shipping in USA. Capture One adds RAW support. says the camera is the best ever tested.



We got three Sony A99II news:

  1. SAR readers Chuck and Robbie sent me screenshot proving their A99II preorder at BHphoto shipped out today.
  2. The German magazine tested the A99II and gave the camera a very high 96,7 % rating which is the best score ever given to any tested camera.. For them the A99II is an A7rII on speed!
  3. Today Phase One released Capture One Pro 10. It also added RAW support for the A99II. A general features review of the new software can be read at Captureoneblog.

Sony A99II preorders at BHphoto, Adorama. AmazonPhotoPorst, Calumet Germany, Amazon UK and WexUK.

December 1, 2016
Posted in reviews

New A6500 tests by Gary Fong and Jason Lanier


Sony A6500- the best focusing Sony Mirrorless Camera for use with Canon lenses with adapters (Jason Lanier)

A6500 at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera. In EU at, Fotomundus, WexUK. PCHstore.

The Sony a6500 VS a6300 And a6000 (Gary Fong)


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