October 21, 2014
Posted in reviews

Zeiss 16-35mm FE lens first impression review by Colby Brown.

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Colby Brown (Click here) got the new 16-35mm FE Zeiss and posted his first impression review:

When you hold it in your hand, it doesn’t feel cheap. It feels solid. Why? Because instead of using plastic like many camera/lens manufacturers these days, they use a metal finish, both for the lens body itself and for the focus ring, which truly does make a difference when you are holding it in your hands. On top of this, the lens is listed as dust and water resistant, a feature I plan on putting to the test since a hurricane is currently moving through Hawaii as we speak.

Other reviews so far from Brian Matiash from Photofocus and at Techbang (google tranlsation here). Image samples at Mark Galer’s Flickr page (Click here).

Zeiss FE 16-35mm preorder links:
Zeiss 16-35mm FE at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony Store US.
Zeiss 16-35mm FE in Europe at Sony DE, UK, ES, IT, FR, CH, AT, NL, BE, FI, SE, NO, PT.

October 21, 2014
Posted in news

Sony A7s takes amazing Aurora Borealis video!

Aurora Borealis in Tromsø from Anders M on Vimeo.

That’s what you can do when you have a 4K camera that can shoot at 25600 clean(!) ISO. The video has been taken by Anders M:

Real time video of northern lights on oct. 18th in Tromsø, Norway.
Shot with a Sony A7S and Rokinon 24mm T1.5 at 25600 iso with no noise reduction applied.

Well done Anders!

Sony A7s store links:
Sony A7s in USA/CA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA, Sony Canada.
Sony A7s in Eu at Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PL. And Wex UK.
A7s Gariz leather case in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Red (Click here) and Orange (Click here).

October 20, 2014
Posted in reviews

The Sony 1 inch sensor battle: RX100m3 vs Canon G7X.

A couple of years ago this would have been impossible: Canon using Sony sensors :)
Well the new Canon G7x “unofficially” uses the same 20 MP sensor from the RX100. And the guys from TheCameraStoreTV compared it against the new Sony RX100M3. Wanna know if Canon managed to beat the cam? Watch the video :)

RX100M3 store links:
RX100M3 in USA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA and FocusCamera.
RX100M3 Eu at Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PT. And Wex UK,
RX100M3 in Asia at Amazon Japan and Sony Australia.
R100M3 leather case in Black (Click here) or Brown (Click here) on eBay.

October 20, 2014
Posted in deals

Sony Action cam deal day at Amazon US. Refurbished A7r sells for $1,499.

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Sony Action cameras:
May you don’t know it but interchangeable camera sales are compared to the volume of action camera sold every year! So it may be interesting for some of our SAR readers that today it’s big Sony Action Camera deal day on Amazon US (Click here). This includes:
Save big on the Sony HDR-AS30V Action…
53% off on the Sony High-Definition POV Action Video Camera HDR-AS30V
Save 30% on the Sony Action Cam Suction Cup Mount
Save Over 30% on the Sony Action Cam Anti Fog Sheet
Free Accessories with the Sony AS100 Action Camera
Save Over 15% on the Sony Action Cam Backpack Mount
Save Over 15% on the Sony Action Cam Head Mount

Sony A7 and A7r refurbished:
For the first time I found a couple of refurbished Sony A7r selling for $1,499 at eBay US (Click here). Comes with 90 day warranty. The refurbished A7 with kit lens sells for $1,329 at eBay US (Click here).

October 20, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR4) Sony working on 8K (A99 alike) cameras to be released in 2016 at best.

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Innovation never stops and 4K is just one step into the future. The camera you see on top is the Arri Alexa 65 which already records 6K. And how is Sony going to answer Arri’s move?
One of our sources told us Sony did show a new 8K camera prototype to the BBC studio. The source present at the event said the camera looked like the current Sony A99 but had a built-in vertical grip. Sony told them they could start to sell that kind of camera as early as 2016.

P.S.: $300 off on the A99 and free vertical grip included too at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

 

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