September 8, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…(with online Sony shutter count tool)

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Sony HX90V Unboxing

Ian:This thing is cool! I uploaded a raw file and it came back with the shutter actuations. I have had my A7s for 10.5 months and have 64,915 shutter clicks.
By next spring it will be in for a new shutter almost for sure. http://tools.science.si/index.php

-39% on the Transcend card at Amazon Germany.
Shooting 1000fps with Sony Cyber-Shot RX10 II (TheVideoMode).
rx100m3/m4 vs lx100 comparison (Mirrorlessons).
Sony A7 with the Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony Cyber-shot HX90V Review (ePhotozine).
Sony A7II field test at Ilovehatephoto.

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September 7, 2015
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New products: Atomos Assassin for your A7s in Stock. Tamron A-mount lenses on preorder at Amazon.

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If you do own the A7s you may be happy to hear that Atomos released a “cheaper” version of their Shogun called Assassin. And it’s in Stock right now at Amazon US, Adorama and BHphoto.

New Tamron 45mm and 35mm A-mount lenses can be preordered here:
Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di USD Lens for Sony A at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di USD Lens for Sony A at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
new image samples at ePhotozine: 45mm SP Images. 35mm SP Images.

More deals:
The A6000 got a $100 price drop on all US stores like Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. The A6000 double zoom lens kit also got a $100 off via FocusCamera on Amazon (Click here).
You get a $700 off on that grey imported with 1 year seller warranty Sony A7s sold by Electronicsvalley on eBay (Click here).
Special full Lens deal overview page can be seen at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

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September 7, 2015
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Zeiss Batis gets Cosina warranty in Japan (so now you know who builds them).

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Zeiss stated many times that the new Batis lenses are manufactured in Japan without to mention the exact company. And of course we already highly suspected Cosina is the one making those. One more proof of that is that the first Batis lenses are now for sale on eBay Japan (Click here) and they come with a 1 year Cosina(!) warranty.

Last week Zeiss also promised that they will increase the production of Batis lenses. Let’s hope you can get your preorder soon! I already spent my $$$ on the 90mm FE

Batis store 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.

90mm links:
In USA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, eBay US (Click here).
In Europe at Fotomundus, Amazon Germany, Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony FR, Sony IT, Sony ES, Sony NL, Sony BE, Sony AT, Sony CH, Sony SE, Sony FI, Sony NO, Sony PT.
In Asia at Digitalrev, Sony Australia.

Found via SonyAlphaCameras.

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September 7, 2015
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Why Sony Sees Its Next Big Hit at 1,000 Photos a Second (Bloomberg). And Canon announces a 250MP sensor.

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EXmorRS

Bloomberg reports that Sony is focusing on sensors that take photos at least 10 times faster than the human eye can see. Sony is working with Nissan Motor Co. and a Tokyo University to create an affordable 1,000 fps sensor for the automotive market.

What is really cool to see is the superfast tracking system that keeps the object in focus and in the center of the image:

The video is made by the University of Tokyo with whom Sony iw working with. It would be amazing to have a focus tracking system like this on a camera for sports and wildlife photography!
(Found via Image Sensor World.)

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And today Canon Japan also announced a new 250 Megpaixel APS-H sensor! Full press release at MirrorlessRumors.com. Now we know the A7rm3 will have at least 200MP..LOL ;)

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September 7, 2015
Posted in rumors

(SR3) Sony has a 4K camcorder prototype with same A7s sensor and internal 4K recording.

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Image on top shows the Sony A7s sensor.

This comes via one of my highly trusted sources. He got news about a new Sony camcorder prototype having the same Sony A7s sensor and internal 4K recording. The source added that he doesn’t know yet when that camcorder will be announced. Let’s hope that is the new FS camcorder that Sony will announce on September 11.

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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).

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