July 23, 2015
Posted in reviews

New Sony A7rII tidbits (Samys launch event, using heavy lenses, Auto ISO and Record button settings)



Soon the A7rII will ship worldwide and here is a new roundup of camera related news:

SAR reader hands-on:

We got our first hands on with the Sony A7r Mk2 today and there were a couple of big features or rather fixes which haven been published anywhere significant.
First, you can now map the video record button to any custom button you want! In the Custom Key Settings, you’ll now see a new option called MOVIE. This has been a massive pain point so far and setting C1 for video record just solves everything!!
Next, you can now set the minimum shutter speed in Auto ISO. Something that has been default in Canon and Nikon since 2012/2011, but missing in the Sony line up till now. This is huge too and it can even be mapped to a custom key for a super fast experience.

Diglloyd Sony A7R II with Otus and other Lenses:

A one kilogram lens attached to a lens adapter adding 29mm of extension from the lens mount places a large torque on the mount. Even 5 or 10 microns out of kilter means asymmetric blur, not to mention possible static sag even if the lens mount were of superman genre. Hence the need for a tripod collar (which is not and cannot be particularly solid on such adapters), hence the need for a vibration free shutter. The Sony A7R II delivers that vibration-free EFC shutter at last.

Sony A7RII Launch Event at Samy’s Camera Los Angeles:

The A7RII is here! Come join Samy’s Camera and Sony on August 22nd for a 90-minute event brought to you by Sony. Meet Sony Senior Tech Rep, Rob Shelley, and attend his in-depth class on the A7RII, followed by a live model shoot with Sony Artisan, Paul Gero. Rob and Paul will then hold a Q &A session to recap all of Sony’s innovative technology.
Score your chance to win a Sony A7 full frame lens ($1000 value) when you attend this event. Full info at http://samysphotoschool.com.

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

July 23, 2015
Posted in news

Sony’s new Dual layer sensor has phase detection pixels on the full area.

Sony patented a new sensor having two layers. It has one classic RGB pixel layer on top and one phase detection pixel layer below. This means that the phase detection works on every single R or G or B pixel and covers the full sensor area. Quite amazing! Let’s hope this one will be implemented on a real camera n the near future.

via Egami.

July 23, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…(Watch a Turtle moving in Moonlight….shot on the A7s).

Moonlight Turtle – Sony a7s Low Light Test
from Freddy on Vimeo.

Zeiss Batis 25mm in Stock at Amazon Germany.
Sony A7 and Minolta 50mm review by Philip Reeve.
My first five years with NEX cameras (SonyAlphaForum).
70-300mm II test at Yodobashi.
16-35mm II test at Yodobashi.
Pay your bills by shooting a selfie! (TheNakedCamera).
Save the Freedom of Photography in Europe (Change.org).

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).

July 22, 2015
Posted in reviews

New 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II gets DxOmarked

Bildschirmfoto 2015-07-22 um 18.49.25

DxOmark (Click here) published the full 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II A-mount lens test. The performance is virtually on par with the predecessor:

New coatings rarely bring improvements under ideal conditions, such as those found in the labs, but it’s good see Sony update premium lenses like the Zeiss 16-35mm f2.8 ZA SSM II. Even if it’s just a minor upgrade, it’s more than either Nikon or Canon have done with their models, at least as far as we know. While there isn’t any real improvement in our lab tests, the Zeiss 16-35mm f2.8 ZA SSM II remains a competitive model in terms of optical quality, although at well over $2,200, it’s even less accessible now than its predecessor.

One more news: That 16-35mmII lens got an issue warning from Sony Japan. A few lenses from the first batch have some problems with the filter mount. Sony will repair those lenses for free.

The new Zeiss A-mount lenses are in Stock in USA:
Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II in USA at Amazon, BHphoto and at Adorama.
Zeiss 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II at Amazon, BHphoto and at Adorama.

July 22, 2015
Posted in deals

Sony RX10m2 for the first time in Stock in USA and Europe!

The brand new RX10m2 is now in Stock for the first time in USA while it’s in Stock since a few days in Europe and Asia:
USA at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaFocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
Europe at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
Asia at Digitalrev, CameraPro.


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