October 31, 2015
Posted in reviews

New Sony A7sII and A7rII tests roundup!


autumn larches 4K (A7rII)
from Christian Mülhauser on Vimeo.

A7rII review by Brian Toh.
Mobile01.com from Taiwan posted comparison between Canon 5DSR, Nikon 810 and Sony A7RII.
PhaseOne has just released CaptureOne 8.3.4 which is now compatible with the uncompressed RAW file format in the a7R II
Alexandre: “I shot the candidates for the beauty pageant Miss Grand International 2015. I used my Sony A7rII, the Zeiss lens FE55mmF1.8 and the flash Sony F43M.
Iceland Show Images shot with the Alpha 7R Mark II (Mark Forman).
Alex: “I’ve just finished a short film for entry to the Sony ‘No Limits’ FS5 competition. It’s shot entirely on the A7rii with a variety of lenses (Sony, Canon, Sigma, Tamron). More info and screengrabs on my blog post here: http://www.alexpasquini.com/blog/2015/10/30/no-limits-a-short-film-for-the-sony-fs5-competition. Direct link to the video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Brvi7Zv-F2o

Test – Sony A7S II : gestion du bruit électronique (Focus Numerique).
Tim: “Just picked up the A7SII. Took it out and shot some footage with it. Tossed the clips into FCPX with a LUT plugin, and loaded the Osiris LUT’s to the clips. Here’s the outcome! https://vimeo.com/143948740
A7sII lowlight video (Youtube).

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.

A7sII store list:
In USA at Amazon, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama.
In Europe/Asia at ParkCameras, WexUK, Jessops and Digitalrev.

October 31, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Mark II Review : Introduction (ePhotozine).
10 Tips for Blazing Car Photos (AlphaUniverse).
Proper Photographic Technique (Explora).
Going Wild with Sony’s NEX-FS700 (Sony Blog).
FE 24-240mm review at Mirrorlessons.
Rokinon 135/2 review at Talkemount.
Shooting For The Stars (AlphaUniverse).

Ian:Just wanted to drop a line and let you know about the latest set of Sony related reviews I’ve published:

Anonymous:Sony Tidbits… pretty cool video. https://vimeo.com/137432116

Victor:One camera, one on camera flash…I’m sharing a slide show entirely shot with the new Sony RX 10 mk2  http://youtu.be/hrZzMI-sV74

October 30, 2015
Posted in deals

Hot deal: Refurbished Sony A7r for $999!



Quite impressive deal: You get the Sony refurbished Sony A7r with 90 day warranty for $999 only at Amazon US (Click here). Two years ago I would not have imagined to get a 36MP Full Frame camera for under $1,000. Ok, it’s refurbished. But damn, still a super good price! And the ref. A7 sells for just $829 at Amazon US (Click here).

There is a very large Stock of Sony refurbished items sold though their Secondipity partner page on eBay (Click here) and Amazon (Click here). Here are the savings over regular new prices (highest savings on top):
$900 off on the Sony A7r body at Amazon US (Click here).
$620 off on the Sony A7s body on eBay (Click here).
$620 off on the Sony A7s body at Amazon US (Click here).
$550 off on the Zeiss 24mm f/2.0 lens on eBay (Click here).
$500 off on the Zeiss 135mm f/1.8 lens on eBay (Click here).
$500 off on the Sony A7II with kit lens on eBay (Click here).
$400 off on the Sony A7II body on eBay (Click here).
$400 off on the Sony A7II body at Amazon US (Click here).
$300 off on the Sony 24-240mm FE lens on eBay (Click here).
$270 off on the Sony A7 body on eBay (Click here).
$270 off on the Sony A7 body at Amazon US (Click here).
$200 off on the Sony A6000 with double lens kit on eBay (Click here).
$170 off on the Sony 18-200m lens at Amazon US (Click here).
$150 off on the Sony A6000 with double lens kit at Amazon US (Click here).
$150 off on the Sony A6000 with kit lens on eBay (Click here).
$150 off on the Sony A5100 with kit lens on eBay (Click here).
$100 off on the Sony RX100 on eBay (Click here).

Those great Hasselblad E-mount lens deals are ending soon:
Hasselblad 18-200mm E-mount lens sells for $499 only (Click here). $350 less than the Sony version.
Hasselblad 16mm E-mount lens costs $100 less than the Sony version.

Big Sony SD cards savings:
4 Sony 128gb class 10 memory card for $139.99 at FocusCamera (Click here). That is a savings of $104.00 over buying a single card on Amazon.
They have the same deal running on  Sony SD 32GB (four pack) and  64GB cards too (Click here).

October 30, 2015
Posted in rumors

(SR2) Possible reason why the new 85mm G FE fast prime lens may get delayed.


The following rumor comes via a new source. So as usual take those with a large amount of skepticism. I chatted with him for some time yesterday and he said that Sony delayed a bit the launch of the 85mm G FE lens that was rumored to be launched in autumn. He says why:

Announcement depends on relations and partnership with Zeiss, since they couldn’t meet the demand for Batis 85 on time and currently short on stock. He says he was told the management may decide to wait Zeiss to sell Batis with a worldwide coverage.

The same source also said that Sony’s original plan was (or still is) to release two new FE lenses in autumn (with shipments before Christmas). One is the 85mm G FE and one is the 70-200mm f/2.8 FE lens.

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October 30, 2015
Posted in news

Full specs of the new super low light capable Sony Starvis sensors!



Sony posted a Brochure (PDF here) and a Slideshow (website here) explaining the detailed new Starvis tech. There are four different sensor size available. it has to be seen if in future Starvis tech will be available on larger sensors too.

Found via Image sensor world.


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