July 5, 2015
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This week SAR readers photos selection.

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Anders on SonyAlphaForum.
Blossoming [A7II + 55mm in Japan]

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors/photos_stream?tab=photos and on SonyAlphaForum.
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

Note: When sending a pic feel free to also add a link to your site to promote yourself!

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July 4, 2015
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New lens deals on the Rokinon 85mm FE and Sigma lenses. $300 off on the A7s.

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We have some brand new deals on lenses!

$30 off on the Rokinon 85mm f/14. Full Frame lens:
E-mount (FE) 85mm at BHphoto (Click here).
A-mount 85mm at BHphoto (Click here).

$300 off on the A7s:
eBay Deals is promoting that $300 off deal on the A7s sold by DealsAllYear (Click here). It comes with 1 year US warranty and many free extras.

$200 off on those Sigma A-mount lenses:
Sigma 10-20mm at Adorama (Click here).
Sigma 17-50mm at Adorama (Click here).

$200 off on refurbished A7II cameras:
A7II body at Secondipity eBay (Click here).
A7II with kit lens at Secondipity eBay (Click here).

4th of July special deals page at BHphoto (Click here).

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July 4, 2015
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A7rII with canon glass test by Paul Gero!

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Sony a7rii with Metabones III and Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS II

SAR reader Paul Gero just sent me his feedback about the A7rII with canon glass test he made yesterday:

Yesterday I had a chance to get my hands on the Sony a7rII camera (it’s at Image One Camera and Video in Riverside today (7/3/15) until 5 PM, if you want to try it yourself!). I was especially interested in seeing how well the camera works with a Metabones III adapter and Canon EF glass — since so many pro photographers use EF lenses. I was very pleased with the results and I think Canon pros who want to use the glass they own on the smaller, lighter and full-featured Sony a7rii when it comes out very soon.
Please check out my blog post which includes some still photographs of the camera as well as a couple iPhone videos I did for Periscope yesterday.  Apologies in advance for the audio — busy store — but I think you’ll be able to get the sense that this camera will indeed work incredibly well with EF glass.  Note: the camera is not a final production model so the firmware will be even better and my Metabones probably should have updated firmware too.
Truly excited about what this camera is going to mean to my upcoming photography and projects!
Thanks to Rob Shelley​ from Sony and Shadi Sayes from Image One Camera & Video.
http://paulfgeroblog.com/hands-on-with-the-sony-a7rii-metabones-iii-adapter-and-canon-zoom-lenses/


Sony a7rii with canon 24-105L IS and Metabones 3

A7rII and RX camera preorder list:
In USA:
A7rII at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
RX10m2 at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaFocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
RX100m4 at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaFocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at:
A7rII at Sony DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m4 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX10m2 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at:
A7rII at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX10m2 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX100m4 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

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July 4, 2015
Posted in reviews

New A7rII extensive autofocus test (in chinese!).

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The video you see here on top (via Youku.com) is a very extensive autofocus test of the new A7rII. Sadly it’s in Chinese only so only a small part of our readers will understand what they are talking about. Still you can scroll to the following minutes to see the autofocus speed: Minute 1:15, Minute 2:25, Minute 3:10 and Minute 4,47.

Our reader Jack also provided with a short description of the video (Thanks!):

This video is published by a group of Chinese professional photographer.They tested the A7r2 focusing ability using the native FE 70-200 f4 G lense , Alpha 70-200 f2.8 G lens with LA-EA3 and Alpha 70-200 f2.8 with LA-EA4.It’s obvious that the focusing speed is almost the same no matter using LA-EA3 or LA-EA4.
Besides, they also tested what they call the Eye Tracking AF.We can see that the focusing point  keeps trying to catch the tester’s eyes.
According to the testers, they are the only photographers who are permitted by Sony to release these review videos.So my advice is to hire a Chinese editor and translator because they will release another video about a7r2 using Canon ef lens and Nikon f lens tomorrow.

A7rII and RX camera preorder list:
In USA:
A7rII at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
RX10m2 at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaFocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
RX100m4 at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaFocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at:
A7rII at Sony DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m4 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX10m2 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at:
A7rII at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX10m2 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX100m4 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

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July 4, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…

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Sony SEL 24-240mm FE Lens Review

Current State of Camera Industry is like Star Wars~!? (SonyAlphaForum).
NEX-7 with a 140mm f/1.8 Projector Lens Makes the most beautiful photos (Diyphotography).
Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II Hands-On (ePhotozine).
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV Hands-On (ePhotozine).
α7 II + Prominar 12mm F1.8 (Dc.watch).
New Lens Profiles in Camera Raw 9.1 for three new A-mount lenses.
Sony A7II w/ Olympus 100mm f2 (SonyAlphaForum).

Thibault:I am B&W long exposure fine art photographer and a member of the Sony Artisans of Imagery Program
I wrote a blog article on my opinion on the new a7RII camera specs and in particular their implications in the domain of long exposure photography.
I thought your readers might be interested:
https://thibaultroland.wordpress.com/2015/06/11/new-sony-a7rii-release-my-opinion-in-7-points/

Anonymous:Not really a rumor, but there was another Sony camera (well… camcorder) that was announced also using a back-illuminated EXMOR R 1″ sensor: the HXR-NX100 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEGbZZnFSlM

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