August 31, 2015
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CameraLabs A7rII review: “a true game-changer!”.

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Note: A7rII is in Stock now(!) at BestBuy on eBay (Click here) and Digitalrev. And tomorrow at Bhphoto (Click here).

Our mate Gordon Laing from CameraLabs published his final full Sony A7rII review and writes:

It all adds up to a camera that becomes the most practical and affordable way to enjoy very high resolution images and video, and as such one that easily earns my Highly Recommended rating. I’m not overly fond of modern marketing terms, but the A7r II really is a disruptive product that should have a serious number of high-end DSLR owners considering a switch when it comes to upgrading. Yes there are still a number issues, but the sheer quality, feature-set and price make it a camera that everyone at this end of the market should seriously consider. Meanwhile other companies should thank Sony for proving there’s not only a market for a truly high-end mirrorless camera, but high demand for it too.

For Gordon the A7rII is a true Game-changer!

Als interesting to read: Sony A7R II: the EVF (and why Canon and Nikon suck and are clueless about what is useful) at Digglloyd.

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.

A7rII case:
Gariz leather case in Black (Click here), Camel (Click here), Orange (Click here), Brown (Click here) and Red (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).
Gariz Alcantara case in Black (Click here) and Red (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).
Lim’s case in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Red (Click here), Yellow (Click here), Navy Blue (Click here) and Khaki (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).

August 31, 2015
Posted in rumors

Sigma CEO is considering to develop compact FE prime lenses!


Image courtesy: Ming Thein (original file on Flickr).

Premise: Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki  is a person I highly respect for his very personal approach on photography. Unlike so many CEO’s out there he is a visionary and a dreamer. Something we deeply miss in our current business culture :(

Ming Thein interviewed Mr. Kazuto Yamaki during his visit in Kuala Lumpur. It’s a very interesting article I invite you to read. There is also a small hint about what could be the first Sigma lenses for the Sony FE system:

A fast FF lens or lens of a certain resolving power is still going to be a certain size regardless of flange distance. Though they are looking into Sony FF lenses, there may be compromises made for size/resolving power/cost reasons – similar to the f2.8 M4/3 and APSC lenses they have made previously.

The current Sony/Zeiss lens line up is very pricey. I certainly would like to get some nice cheap but also good quality f/2.8 prime lenses!

Question to SAR readers: Let’s say Sigma would launch a range of 24mm 35mm 50mm 85mm f/2.8 FE lenses…

Would you consider to buy a compact, cheap f/2.8 autofocus prime lens?

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August 31, 2015
Posted in reviews

Techart Contax G autofocus adapter gets full A7rII support via firmware update!

Techart updated their Contax G to E-mount autofocus adapter firmware to support the full 399 phase detection autofocus system of the new Sony A7rII. You can get it here: techart-logic.com/2015/DL.html.

Chad Wadsworth already tested the new version and there is on bad and one good news:
Bad news:I’ve found that when attempting focus at the minimum focus distance (MFD) of each lens, the adapter will hunt badly and worse, slip into a contrast detection mode that will continue to hunt when focused at longer distances.
Good news:On the upside, the 90/2.8 is very fast to focus – as fast as my Batis 85/1.8 and is sure footed, finding focus in situations where even the Batis struggled. Truly remarkable.

You can find the Techart Contax to NEX adapter on eBay (Click here).

These are the Contax Full Frame lenses you can use on the A7-A7r-A7s and APS-C E-mount camera with full autofocus and electronic aperture control:
Hologon 16mm; 1:8 on eBay (Click here).
Biogon T* 21 mm; 1:2,8 on eBay (Click here).
Biogon T* 28 mm; 1:2,8 on eBay (Click here).
Planar T* 35 mm; 1:2,0 on eBay (Click here).
Planar T* 45 mm; 1:2,0 on eBay (Click here).
Sonnar T* 90 mm; 1:2,8 on eBay (Click here).
Vario-Sonnar T* 35 – 70 mm; 1:3,5-5,6 on eBay (Click here).

August 31, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Sony A7S Run & Gun Rig with Zacuto Enforcer + Z-Finder EVF Pro

One Year With Sony Mirrorless Cameras! Happy Independence (from DSLR) Day!! (Paul Gero).
Sony 90mm f2.8 Macro lens, initial thoughtsMichael Wayne Plant (Michael Wayne Plant).
Minolta for Leica M-Rokkor 90mm f/4 (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony’s phone arm is working on drones (Engadget).
Sony Posts RGBW Sensor Flyer (Image Sensor World).
Voigtlander 50/1.5 Nokton M Aspherical – Let’s share our photos..! (SonyAlphaForum).
The first proper use of a selfie stick (TheNakedCamera).

Emin:My post in a facebook about adaptation projection lens on a sony a7 https://www.facebook.com/emin.kuliyev.54/posts/10207320282430405?pnref=story. More examples with a different lenses and sony A7 & A7II. http://www.mywed.ru/forum/session/view/74554/

August 30, 2015
Posted in deals

SAR deal: 40% off on David Busch’s Sony Alpha a77II Guide to Digital Photography.

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This is a special deal only available for our SAR readers! If you click on that coupon code sonya7740 which gives your readers You get 40% off onDavid Busch’s Sony Alpha a77 II/ILCA-77M2 Guide to Digital Photography when you use the coupon code “sonya7740” after clicking on that link: rockynook.com/shop/photography/david-busch-rsquo-s-sony-alpha-a77-ii-ilca-77m2-guide-to-digital-photography/?ref=35/. The deal only works if you click on that specific link on SAR!

A7rII Reminder: A7rII is in Stock now(!) at BestBuy on eBay (Click here).

More deals:
You save $220 on the grey imported, 3 year seller warranty Sony FE 70-200mm sold by GetDigital on eBay (Click here).
You save $160 on the grey imported, 3 year seller warranty Zeiss FE 55mm sold by GetDigital on eBay (Click here).
$13 off on the superfast Lexar 64GB Professional 2000x UHS-II SDXC Memory Card with SD UHS-II Reader at BHphoto (Click here).
Big A and E-mount lens savings overview pages at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

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