July 12, 2015
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New Sony CLM-FHD5 introduction video.

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The new Sony CLM-FHD5 monitor is shipping at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here). And if you want to learn more about the new monitor features check out that brand new video posted by Sony:

A very cool new feature is the S-log2 display adjust function. It allows you to see on the fly how the S-Log images will look without that “flat” esthetic.

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July 12, 2015
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This week SAR readers photos selection.

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Photo shooting with nici

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors/photos_stream?tab=photos and on SonyAlphaForum.
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

Note: When sending a pic feel free to also add a link to your site to promote yourself!

Read the rest of this entry →

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July 11, 2015
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Seven Months on the Road with ZEISS Batis Lenses (Christian Dandyk).

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Zeiss photographer Christian Dandyk had the unqiue chance to test the new Batis lenses for seven months already! He now posted his full review of the lenses at alphafotograf.de.

I have recently been asked several times which of the two Batis lenses I would recommend more. I can’t really answer this question because their areas of application are too different, even if they both feature the same high level of optics. Regardless of where I use them, they have always delivered the impressive results I demand. Photographers tend to quickly try to find fault with something – my search failed and that is a good thing as we like to say in Berlin.

Christian can be seen on the official promo video here:

Preorder links:
Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens in US at Adorama, Bhphoto. In Eu at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2.0 lens at Adorama, Bhphoto. In EU at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.
In Europe and Asia the Loxias can be found in Stock via eBay sellers (Click here) and Digitalrev (Click here).

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July 11, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…

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RX100 IV and RX10 II Hands-On Review (RX100 Mk4 / RX10 Mk2)

Lens by lens on the Sony a7II…(Tysonrobichaudphotography).
Camera Power Rankings: The Best Overall Modern Cameras Available (ResourceMag).
Minolta MD 50mm 1:2 review on SonyAlphaforum.
InDepth Sony HDR-AS200V vs Sony FDR-X1000V (Actioncamerarumors).
Light variations and their massive effect on our feelings (TheNakedCamera).
World’s smallest 4K system mirrorless camera from Samsung (SamsungCameraRumors).
New Sony Store Fukuoka Tenjin (DC.watch).

Jordan:I wanted to test out my A7s while shooting something more legitimate than home videos so I used it for this trailer called The Drone which I directed and released this past week. Thought you might want to pass it on. The first shot (crane) was stock footage, but everything else was in camera on the A7s: http://youtu.be/O1Hhvdpvp5o
Here’s some press about it:
http://www.ew.com/article/2015/06/02/zombeavers-drone-fake-trailer
http://gizmodo.com/in-this-short-film-your-drone-really-is-trying-to-kill-1708361001

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July 10, 2015
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Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 FE lens now sells for record low price of $249!

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If you cannot afford the new Batis 85mm f/1.8 you may jump on that deal: The cheaper and faster Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 FE lens now sells for a new low price record of $249 at BestPriceOptics on eBay US (Click here). It’s manual focus only but it’s also a very good lens!

Batis links:
Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens in US at Adorama, Bhphoto. In Eu at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2.0 lens at Adorama, Bhphoto. In EU at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.

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