March 25, 2017
Posted in deals

EasyCover announced the new A6500 silicon case (preorder it at Amazon)


EasyCover announced the new A6500 silicon case. You can preorder the Black version (Click here) or Camouflage version (Click here) at Amazon. Just yesterday we reported about another A6500 accessory: The new Meike A6500 Battery Grip with Remote Controller is now in Stock at Amazon US, Amazon DE, Amazon UK.

And Fantasea released their new Housings for the Sony a6500 and a6300:



Fantasea introduces the stylish and rugged FA6500 Housing for the Sony a6500 and a6300 mirrorless cameras. The housing is expected in April 2017.

The Fantasea FA6500 Housing was designed and manufactured specifically for the Sony a6500 and a6300 cameras and allows ergonomic design with access to all essential camera functions. It offers the highest and most professional standards of function, style and durability.

Sony considers the a6500 as their flagship APS-C mirrorless system and many underwater photo pro’s consider it the best value-for-money mirrorless camera in the market today!

Retail price of the FA6500 Housing in the USA is expected to be as low as $980.

FA6500 System Highlights

  • Full access to all essential camera buttons & functions with clearly marked controls
  • Depth rated to 60 meters / 200 feet
  • Shock resistant construction
  • Ergonomic design
  • Double O-ring protection for a perfect watertight seal
  • Moisture Detector and Alarm, Hand Strap and Body Cap included at no additional cost!
  • Interchangeable lens port and lens gear system is available
  • Double fiber optic cable port
  • M16 port for a variety of connections, including HDMI, vacuum valve or electronic strobe triggering bulkheads
  • Shutter release extension available for easy access when using housing tray and handles
  • Additional optional housing accessories are available
  • Manufacturer’s warranty

Further information can be found shortly on and

March 25, 2017
Posted in reviews

Tony Northrup publishes an impressive 100 minute Sony A99II tutorial…and yes he really loves the camera!


Tony went crazy and posted a 100 minute long Sony A99II tutorial :)  And yes, he really likes the Sony A99II a lot!

Sony A99II at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.


March 25, 2017
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Behind the scenes filming with the new Fujinon MK 18-55 T2.9 lens

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay,,,,,
Sony | FS7 II & FS5 | Electronic Variable ND filter introductory video #4 (Sony Channel).
Fit Sony Nex digital Exmor Sensor to 35mm Film Camera (Digitalfilmscam).
The BBC used IR Red, thermal imaging and sony A7s cameras to get night shots for planet earth 2 (diyphotography)
35mm Comparison: Voigtlander VM 1.7, Zeiss Loxia 2.0 and ZM 1.4, Leica FLE 1.4 (Phillip Reeve).
Contax G Biogon 28mm 2.8 black strip @high shutter speeds (SonyAlphaForum).

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March 24, 2017
Posted in deals

This is the new Meike A6500 battery grip (on preorder at Amazon)


The new Meike A6500 Battery Grip with Remote Controller is now in Stock at Amazon US, Amazon DE, Amazon UK.

2pcs NP-FW50 Lithium batteries can be put into the grip, extending your shooting time. With vertical shooting function.
Excellent coating made with the top-class rubber for perfect feeling.
Adopts 2.4GHz wireless channel and FSK signal mode. The max distance for remote control can reach to about 100m.
Support screen lock function and lock display mode.
Allow for setting delay time, exposure time, time interval and number of shots.
Specifications: Working voltage: 7.2V-8.4V (for grip) / 3V (for remote control).
Working current: less than 50mA (for remote control). Working temperature: 0~40℃.
Applicable battery (Not Included): 2 pcs NP-FW50 Lithium batteries (for grip) / 2xAAA batteries (for remote control) Weight: approx. 299g. 100% Brand new. Suitable for: Sony A6500 Camera.
Package Includes: 1 x Battery Grip 1 x Remote Controller 1 x Instruction Manual 1 x Original Packing

via ePhotozine

March 24, 2017
Posted in rumors

(SR3) Sony press event on April 23! New 8k camcorder coming?


Sony will have a press announcement on April 23 at 3pm (Las Vegas time). A part of the rumored new E-mount lenses (and maybe a new E-mount camera) we may get something else too: The following rumor has been shared by a trusted source. But so far I wasn’t able to fully confirm it. He said there will be a new camcorder:

similar to f5 and f55 with 8k also global shutter

I really have a hard time to think the market is ready (or even needs) an 8k Camcorder by now. Or maybe what Sony is going to show is a prototype only?

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