December 28, 2014
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Atomos 4K recorder for your A7s now in Stock.

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Sony A7s owner can grab the 4K Atomos recorder which is now in Stock at BHphoto (Click here). Also in Stock are the new:
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART A-mount lens is now in Stock in USA via Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and CameraLand (Click here).
Sony FS7 4K E-mount camcorder is now in Stock at BHphoto (Click here).

Sony deals:

At BHphoto:
Up to $300 off on Sigma lenses at BHphoto (Click here).
Free $50 gift card and free extra stuff ($79 value) witht he A6000 double lens kit sold by BHphoto (Click here).

At Amazon:
Free $50 Gift Card with the Sony A7S Interchangeable Lens Camera (Click here).
Save $400 on Sony Alpha A7 and A7k Interchangeable Lens Cameras (Click here).
Save $200 on Sony Alpha A5100 Interchangeable Lens Cameras (Click here).
Save $200 on Sony Alpha A6000 Interchangeable Lens Cameras (Click here).
Get a Free Case with the Sony RX100MIII Fixed Lens Camera (Click here).
$300 Off the Sony NEX-5TL (Click here).

At Adorama:
And check out the overall Sony Deal Page at Adorama (Click here).

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December 28, 2014
Posted in deals, reviews

A7II hands on by Cameralabs measures 3 stop advantage with 5 axis.

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First a quick note: The A7II kit is in Stock at BestBuy eBay (Click here) and via third party resellers at Amazon (Click here).

Of course the big feature of the new camera is the 5 axis system. CameraLabs (Click here) tested it and writes:

On the conditions of the day, I required a shutter speed of at least 1/25 to handhold the 55mm for a sharp result without stabilisation. With stabilisation enabled, I could achieve the same result at 0.3 seconds, which represents three stops of compensation.
The built-in stabilisation definitely helps, at least with the FE 55mm lens, but it won’t smooth out wobbles to anywhere near the same degree for video as the Olympus IBIS. I’ll add many more examples and comparisons in my final review.
One of the most compelling aspects of the A7 series was being able to adapt lenses from any system without a crop, and now to have them all stabilised (even if it’s by a small degree) will make the A7 II an extremely tempting proposition – even more so since the launch price is the same as the A7 before it, while the original model becomes discounted.

P.S.: Some image samples with the A7II have been posted on SonyAlphaForum.

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December 28, 2014
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This week SAR readers photos selection.

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Alain Deflesselles‎
Nina…
A7 II 24-70 mm f4@f4 1/200s Led.
Less PS as possible, camera works…
Low Resolution for the Web.

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!

Read the rest of this entry →

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December 27, 2014
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A5000 with lens and free bag/SDcard/Filter and cleaning kit for $299. Amazon deal on Adobe Creative Cloud.

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We have two new deals today:
The A5000 with lens and lot of free extras sells for $299 at Adorama (Click here).
You get a free $30 Amazon gift card if you subscribe the Adobe Creative Cloud at Amazon US (Click here to read the details).
Not a deal but first time in Stock: Atomos 4K recorder for your A7s at BHphoto (Click here).

Current Sony US deals:

A-E mount cameras:
$200 off and free $50 gift card on the A58 with kit lens sold at BHphoto (Click here).
Free stuff worth $299 along the A7r (Click here)
Free stuff worth $219 along the A7s (Click here).
Free $50 gift card with the A6000 kit (Click here).
Lot of free extras with the A6000 double lens kit sold at BHphoto (Click here).
$400 off on the Sony A5100 with 16-50mm & 55-210mm Lenses at BHphoto (Click here).
$2,300 discount on the Hasselblad Stellar on sale at BHphoto (Click here)
Refurbished NEX-5t double lens kit for $399 on eBay (Click here).
$200 off on the Sony A7 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$200 off on the Sony A7 with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
Free card and bag ($200 value) with all A7/r/s cameras sold at SonyStore.
$300 off on the Sony A77II with grip at Amazon, Adorama and SonyStore.
$600 off on the Sony A77II with lens and grip at Amazon, Adorama and SonyStore.
15% credit you get when trading in a camera for the A7/r/s or Fe lenses at BHphoto (Click here to see the special page).
If you trade-in an older camera you could now pay down to $950 only for the new A7 at Adorama trade-in (Click here).

E-mount lenses:
$150 off on the 18-200mm OSS at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$100 off on the 24mm Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$100 off on the 18-200mm OSS at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$100 off on the 10-18mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$50 off on the 35mm 1.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$50 off on the 16-50mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$50 off on the 5omm f/1.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$25 off Sony 30mm f/3.5 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore
$50 off on the Bower 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens for E-mount at BHphoto (Click here).
$500 off on the world’s fastest native E-mount lens: Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 sold at BHphoto (Click here).

A-mount lenses:
$200 off on the 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 DT at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 24-70mm f/2.8 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 135mm f/1.8 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 35mm f/1.4 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 24mm f/2.0 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$50 off on the 100mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 DT at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$50 off on the 16-50mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 50mm f/2.8 macro at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 85mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 35mm f/1.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 30mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$50 off on the Bower 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens for A-mount at BHphoto (Click here).

Sigma A-mount lenses:
$200 off on the Sigma 70-200mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, and BHphoto.
$25 off ont he Sigma 70-300mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$300 off on the Sigma 150-500mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$300 off on the Sigma 50-500mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$200 off on the Sigma 18-250mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$100 off on the Sigma 10-20mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$75 off on the Sigma 12-24mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sigma 8-16mm lens at Amazon and BHphoto.

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December 27, 2014
Posted in reviews

Tamron SP 15-30mm MTF charts (beats the much more expensive Nikon).

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We have first info about the new Tamron SP 15-30mm A-mount lens. Image samples can be seen at DC.watch. And there is also a full MTF chart posted by BlogNaver (found via Dicahub). It’s interesting to look at the chart because the lens is rumored to resolve the future Sony 50Megapixel FF sensor resolution:

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The MTF resolution is impressive even at widest aperture. And also on the telephoto end the resolution remains high. By comparison here is the MTF chart of the AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm F2.8G ED lens:

 

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The Tamron has no official US price yet but it’s rumored to be around $1,500. So much cheaper than the Nikon. The Tamron A-mount lens is listed at BHphoto (Click here) and should be available soon for preorder.

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