July 10, 2015
Posted in deals

Sigma 24-105mm A-mount lens is now in Stock and shipping worldwide.


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The new Sigma 24-105mm A-mount lens is at last in Stock and shipping in many stores like eBay (Click here) an BHphoto (Click here).

July 10, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


PlayMemories Camera Apps “Time-lapse” & “Angle Shift Add-on”

Sony RX1 – Maintaining its Relevance (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens Review w/ Both Conversion Lenses (Youtube).
Moving to Mirrorless (Apertureaddict).

Andre:Completely shot on the Sony FS700. https://vimeo.com/131722892

Sean:I just saw a sponsored ad on Facebook for an article in The Verge about the Co-founders of VSCO and I noticed that one uses a Rollei TLR and the other uses a Sony A7. I remember when vsco first came out I sent them email after email asking them to support Sony cameras and it took them forever to do it. So it’s truly a sign of the A7 series’ popularity that the guy running the company now uses one. http://www.theverge.com/sponsored/8361251/greg-lutze-and-joel-flory

Jeffrey:Filmed Bar11’s infamous Summer Solstice Rain Party in Pittsburgh, PA last week with my a7S in it’s brand new Meikon waterproof housing.  They turn on sprinklers, and it rains INSIDE the bar all night so we got soaked, but the waterproofing worked great and (of course) the camera performed brilliantly in the low light.  Watch in HD for maximum enjoyment.  Hope you like it!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5c8cSzYU7A

Peter:Sharing this video/timelapse that I shot in Tasmania with the Sony A7S and 16-35mm FE.  Now is probably a good time to grab bargains on used A7S at half the price of a new Sony A7R ii.  www.vimeo.com/peteramber/tasmania

Alex:It is a sedcard video i made for a friend and i shot it exclusively on my a6000 and a7. https://vimeo.com/131071014

July 9, 2015
Posted in reviews

DxOmark says the Canon 5Ds sensor is “far behind” the Sony 36MP sensor quality!


The new Canon 5DS 50 megapixel sensor got tested at DxOmark (Click here). And the big surprise is that it doesn’t even come close to the Sony 36 Megapixel sensor performance! DxO writes:

Thee EOS 5DS is far behind the best sensors we’ve tested. The Nikon D810 and the Sony A7R, for example, both offer around two-thirds of a stop better image quality, with overall scores of 97 and 95 points, respectively, compared to 87 for the 5DS.
For Color Sensitivity, the D810 and the A7R are also two-thirds of a stop better than the 5DS at base ISO.
For Dynamic Range, there’s a much bigger difference among the three sensors at base ISO, where the Nikon D810 and Sony A7R sensors are far ahead. Landscape scores of 14.8Ev for the D810, compared to 12.4Ev for the 5DS, put the Nikon over two stops ahead, and the A7R just under two stops ahead with 14.1Ev.

Now you can only imagine what score the new A7rII sensor will get. I bet it will break the 100 points barrier :)

Editor’s note: As usual some fanboy attacked me for using the term “far behind” in the title of this post. Please note that this what DxOmark said and not me…SonyAlphaRumors! As usual with those tests you have to take them with a bit of grain of salt. A good camera is not defined by the sensor quality only.

A7rII and RX camera preorder list:
A7rII at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
RX10m2 at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaFocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
RX100m4 at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaFocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at:
A7rII at Sony DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m4 at DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX10m2 at DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at:
A7rII at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX10m2 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX100m4 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

July 9, 2015
Posted in news

Images of the first Minolta Vectis V-Mount to E-mount adapter.


SAR reader John sent me these pictures and the following text:

This is my Minolta Vectis V-Mount APS film camera lens to Sony E-Mount adapter, you got exif, aperture control and manual focus with this adapter. Those lenses are fully electronically, including  electronic focus ring and electronic aperture.
The picture attached shows V17mm f3.5 and V400mm f8 reflex attached on A7.
I made this for fun, currently it’s not for sale.

I spoke a bit of John and if there is some interest in such an adapter he may could make some of them for our readers. So let me know if you are interested to get some of those!

Minolta Vectis cameras and lenses on eBay (Click here).


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