March 23, 2017
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Free 2 Terabyte hard disk or free Adobe Lightroom with the Sony A7rII

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There is a huge bunch of new Sony E-mount cameras deals:

Sony A7rII:
Free Lightroom 6 with the A7rII sold by Amazon and Adorama.
Various A7rII kits with free grip and cards at Amazon and Adorama.
Free 2 Terabyte USB 3.0 drive with the A7rII sold by BHphoto.
Free Adobe Creative Cloud 12-Month Subscription with the A7rII sold by BHphoto.

Sony A7sII:
Various A7sII kits with free grip and cards at Amazon and Adorama.
Free Rode VideoMic with the A7sII sold by BHphoto.
Free Bag and SD card with the A7sII sold by BHphoto.

Sony A7II:
Various A7II kits with free grip and cards at Amazon and Adorama.
Free bad, SD card and battery witht he A7II sold by BHphoto.

Sony A6500/6300:
Free bad, SD card and battery witht he A6500 sold by BHphoto.
Free bad, SD card and battery witht he A6300 sold by BHphoto.

The Sony A5000 now sells for $379 with lens and extra battery at BHphoto. This is the lowest price ever on the camera.

This runs til March 31 only: MacPHun bundled Aurora HDR 2017 and Trey’s newest HDR tutorial. Get them for a 55% discount (Click here).

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March 23, 2017
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Provocative Dpreview article recommends buying FF instead of Fuji GFX

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Homer Simpson “D’ho” would be the appropriate reaction after reading the surprisingly provocative DPreview article about the new Fuji GFX. In it Dpreview debunks the hype on the new Medium format camera and nicely advises the reader to get a much less expensive FF camera instead:

Companies like Sony have poured a lot of R&D into their full-frame (and smaller) sensors, and the a7R II uses a backside-illuminated design that makes it more efficient than the sensor used in the 50S. It also offers a dual-gain architecture that flips the camera into a high gain mode at ISO 640, allowing it to effectively overcome any noise introduced by the camera’s own electronics. In other words, the a7R II’s sensor is better able to use the light projected onto it, relative to the MF sensor – ironically a sensor made by Sony itself – in the G50S (or Pentax 645Z, or Hasselblad X1D). This allows it to match the low light noise performance of the larger sensor in the GFX (and Pentax 645Z and Hasselblad X1D) even at the same shutter speed and f-number.

Of course there is more than just sensor performance that defines the overall quality of a camera. The GFX remains a highly desirable object. But if price is in your equation well you really have to think if that very small image quality improvement is worth the money.

Now let’s hope Sony can find a way to make a $5,000 RX medium format camera wiht the super large 55x41mm sensor. Of course this is just a dream of mine yet :)

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March 23, 2017
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Sony Alpha & Minolta Camera History video by Tony & Chelsea Northrup

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Tony & Chelsea Northrup posted that over 1 hour long video about the Sony Alpha & Minolta Camera History.

At the end Tony even says he would now pickl the A99II over any Canon or Nikon DSLR :) And he also thinks Sony will catch Canon in the number 1 position…

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March 23, 2017
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Sony Tidbits…

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Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens REVIEW vs Sigma 85mm ART

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Intervalometer for automatic shooting with A7Rii (SonyAlphaForum).
How to Turn Helios Lenses into a DIY 30$ tilt Lens Baby (Mathieu Stern).
Sony 85mm GM vs Sigma 85mm Art (Sonder Creative)
Rokinon 20mm FE test at ThePhoBlographer.
‘Popular Photography’ magazine and PopPhoto.com to close after nearly 80 years (Dpreview).

Join the new Sony Alpha Camera Facebook group.
To get news from our Forum subscribe that RSS feed.
To write a guest post on SAR follow the instruction on that page

Lenin:I just wanted to share my last post on Travel Tripods. Here is the direct link to it: http://bit.ly/2lJu6Z0

Yamin:i have some idea to improve manual focus for our loved sony camera :D
i already posted to sony community, but i want to share here to. Hope you have some interest in it and posted too :D
i really hope these idea can be implemented by sony in the future
here’s the link
http://community.sony.com/t5/Join-the-Inspiration/New-Manual-Focus-Method-for-Sony-ILCE/idi-p/620046

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March 22, 2017
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Today only: $400 off on the Touchbar 15.4 Macbook PRO. $100 off on the Phottix Mitros+ TTL for Sony

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Today only you save $400 on the 15.4 Macbook PRO with Touchbar sold by BHphoto (Click here).

This week only you save $100 on the Phottix Mitros+ TTL Flash for Sony sold by BHphoto (Click here).

Reminder:
You save up to $400 on A6500-A6300-A6000 bundles sold by BHphoto (Click here to see the list).
Up to $300 savings on Sony cameras and lenses at BHphoto and Adorama.
New Sony US trade-in program is now running at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

Sony A7 cameras:
$300 off on the Sony A7rII at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$300 off on the Sony A7sII at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$200 off on the Sony A7II at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$200 off on the Sony A7 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

Phottix deal found via Brian Smith

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