September 30, 2015
Posted in reviews

New A7rII reviews (Dave Dugdale, long zoom with LL and Canon 5ds battle).


On top you can watch the A7rII review video from Dave Dugdale. He is a known GH4 user and loves the A7rII features (with a few missing exceptions).

Photographyblog posted the full A7rIi review and concludes:

The Sony A7R II certainly succeeds in its attempt to turn the heads of DSLR owners. It won’t satisfy the needs of professional sports shooters, the menu system isn’t as refined as the competition, and some people will still put their trust (however blindly) in a more conventional DSLR, but the A7R II is a undoubtedly a break-through camera for Sony, both in terms of the promises that it makes, and the realisation of those promises…

Luminous Landscape tells you what long lens suits best for the A7rII.

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The French site Focus Numerique compared the A7rII against the Canon 5DsR. And the A7rII is the winner with the Canon 5Dsr beating the A7rII only when it comes to sports photography.

Alexandre:I shot beautiful pictures in Thailand with my new Sony A7RII and 3 different lenses, you can share if you like them:

A7r2 – A7r – D810 – 5Ds – 5Dm3  Sharpness / dynamic range / noise comparison by
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A7rII store list:
In USA: at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex UK and ParkCameras.
In Asia at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

September 29, 2015
Posted in deals, reviews

New Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 and 21mm f/1.4 E-mount lenses on preorder at Amazon. First image samples on the NEX-3.


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The very ncie new Rokinon APS-C E-mount lenses can now be preordered at Amazon US too: 50mm f/1.2 lens (Click here) and 21mm f/1.4 lens (Click here). Be sure to choose the Sount mount version when you preorder.

Lenswork (Click here) posted the very first two image samples show with the brand new Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 E-mount lens on the NEX-3.

Full preorder links:
Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 Lens for APS-C E-mount (Black) at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 Lens for APS-C E-mount (Silver) at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 Lens for APS-C E-mount (Black) at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 Lens for APS-C E-mount (Silver) at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.

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September 29, 2015
Posted in rumors

(SR3) No new A-mount camera coming at Photoplus (now 17 months without A-mount camera announcement).


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One trusted source who lately shared some correct news sent me a disappointing info on A-mount. On his latest meeting with Sony managers he has been told there is no new A-mount camera coming at Photoplus this year. Now, the only hope left is that Sony somewhat lied to him to hide some surprise. But I really don’t think that’s the case.

It’s really sad that Sony is leaving A-mount owners in the dark. Despite their official statement that A-mount will “continue” the truth is the following:

1) The last A-mount camera they announced was the A77II in May 1, 2014. So it’s now 17 months without any new A-mount camera announcement.
2) The high end A99 camera got announced three years ago on Sep 12, 2012. It would be about time to announce a new camera!

And A-mount owners are not the only guys concerned. Also E-mount APS-C E-mount camera owners are waiting to get some new APS-C E-mount lens and new camera to upgrade. You can’t just ask A3000/A5000/A6000 camera owners to buy expensive and much to big FE lenses for their cameras…

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SR2=rumor from unknown sources
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September 29, 2015
Posted in deals

Running now: Gold Box deal on the Sony 128Gb SD card!



The 128GB(!) Sony SD card sells for a new record price of $57 only at Amazon US (UPDATE: now sold out). And if you use disk space like crazy than know that today only you get up to 40% off on many Hard Drives at Amazon US (Click here).

And at
A77II at 18:00 (Click here).
WX500 at 18:00 (Click here).

September 29, 2015
Posted in news

Sony new microlens design could dramatically improve phase detection autofocus performance.


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Egami spotted a new Sony patent that could dramatically improve the autofocus performance on future Sony cameras. Imaging Resource writes:

Sony’s patent publication (which means it has been filed and acknowledged, but not yet denied or approved), lays out the groundwork for being able to create unique microlenses with different profiles (shapes), so that the microlenses over the phase-detection pixels could direct light coming only from the desired direction onto the surface of the pixel, without requiring shading. This technology is significant and unique for the fact that the patent implies this would be done on a pixel-by-pixel basis.
This change would give the pixels and overall system much more information to work with in low-light situations.

We are slowly getting there…catching up with Nikon and Canon AF performance!


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