September 27, 2015
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Phase detection Autofocus test with the new Techart III EF adapter firmware.

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The Techart III EF to E-mount adapter got the new firmware update which improves the autofocusing performance. The adapter sells through many eBay sellers (Click here). And here are some first tests:

1) Kasw:I just purchased the Saker Falcon Lite Equivalent “Techart” EF to NEX III electronic adapter that enable PDAF on non-A7R II Cameras(a6100 in my case). The result is impressive, there’s still misfocus and back-and-forth, but is much less than other adapters, AF-C also works, there is a video I shot while using Canon 50mm f1.8 STM:
https://youtu.be/8ssJUe-TpBk
The noise from the background is actually from the lens. Anyway, impressive result when compare with Sony’s native 50mm f1.8:
https://youtu.be/cbXWk8dE29s

2) Sony A7rII test:

3) More Youtube videos:
A7+techart ef-nex III v1.1.0 AF test
DEO Techart saker Falcon Lite (on Fn) good light
Sony A7 – Techart EOS-NEX III – Tamron 28-75 f2,8
Sony A7 – Techart EOS-NEX III – Canon 70-200 F4 IS

The Techart III adpater can be purchased on eBay (Click here).

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September 27, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…

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Samyang-Cine-Lens-Review by Mark Galer. Full article here http://www.markgaler.com/samyangcine

Anyone using a 500mm lens? (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony RX10 II review: This Swiss Army knife of the camera world boasts even more tools than ever! (Imaging Resource).
Beach trip with the Sony a6000 and a few lenses (movetomirrorless).
Shootout: Sony FE 55mm Sonnar, Zeiss Loxia 50mm Planar, Leica 50mm Summilux-M Compared (Talkemount).
High ISO camera concept (SonyAlphaForum).
CanonFD 300mm 1:4 L tested on the A7 (Phillip Reeve).

Gantico:A night with almost full moon at the Astronomical Observatory of the Autonomous Region of the Aosta Valley, Italy. Shot with a Sony A7S, a few Canon lenses, ISO between 100.000 and 200.000. Low angle camera movements created with Shootools Skate Dolly. Edited in Premiere Pro, noise reduction made wit Neat Video v4, custom regrain. Hope that you find interesting to share:
https://vimeo.com/132752811

Meng Keat:Share a video did by my friend for Sony Malaysia for the launching of RX100M4. A great little camera! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi94dnEC8tk

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September 27, 2015
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This week SAR readers photos selection.

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Phillip Reeve on SonyAlphaForum.
Canon nFD 4/300 L

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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September 26, 2015
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$500 off on the refurbished A7II kit.

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You save $500 on the refurbished A7II kit on sale at Amazon US (Click here). It sells with full 90 day warranty! More refurbished Sony cameras can be seen on that Amazon page.

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$170 off on the  Open Box Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 Distagon FE lens at Samys eBay (Click here). The lens is in “EXC+” condition which means this is an open box model in overall excellent condition. Samy sells it with 30-day return policy and fully standard 1-Year US Warranty.

New list of refurbished and grey imported Sony deals:
Refurbished Sony A7r for $1,299 on eBay (Click here).
Refurbished Sony A5100 with two(!) lenses for $469 on eBay (Click here).
Refurbished Sony A6000 with two(!) lenses for $629 on eBay (Click here).
Grey Imported Sony A7s for $1,699 on eBay (Click here).
Grey imported Zeiss 16-35mm FE lens for $1,19 on eBay (Click here).
Grey imported Sony FE 70-200mm lens for $1,144 on eBay (Click here).
Grey imported Zeiss 24-70mm FE lens for $899 on eBay (Click here).

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September 26, 2015
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Ming Thein explains why the A7rII is the best camera to use with the new Zeiss Milvus lenses. Testvideo by Greg Watermann.

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Ming Thein explains why the A7rII seems to be the best camera for the new Milvus line:

Much has been said about manual focus, and I agree with the current state of DSLR viewfinders, it’s not very practical in the field. Sony has solved this problem for us to some extent with the A7RII. Live view magnification and the stabiliser extend the working envelope of the Otuses – and any MF lenses – enormously.

And Zeiss photographer Greg Watermann shot a video with the a7R2 and Milvus 35/2 lens:

More Milvus tests:
First look at Newsshooter.
Why You Should Look Into the New Zeiss Milvus Lens Lineup (Cinema5D).
A cool Zeiss meeting repor at DearSusans.
Official Zeiss image saamples on Flickr: Milvus 21mm, Milvus 35mm, Milvus 85mm, Milvus 50mm 2.0, Milvus 100mm, Milvus 50mm f/1.4,
Hands-on with Zeiss’s Milvus lenses (Dpreview).
Zeiss Milvus Distagon 21mm f/2.8 Sample Photos (ePhotozine).
Review: Zeiss 21mm f2.8 Milvus (ThePhoBlographer)
Zeiss Loxia vs Milvus (SonyAlphaForum).
Meet the family – Zeiss Milvus Lenses (Adorama Blog).
Zeiss Milvus 1.4/85 brief review (DearSusans).
Zeiss Milvus Planar 85mm f/1.4 Sample Photos (ePhotozine).
Zeiss Milvus 85mm F/1.4 Sample Images (Photographyblog).
Zeiss Milvus 21mm F/2.8 Sample Images (Photographyblog).

Here are the detailed Lens info and preorder links at BHphoto:
Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2M ZE Lens for Canon EF at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2M ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 21mm f/2.8 ZE Lens for Canon EF at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 21mm f/2.8 ZE Lens for Nikon F at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Nikon F at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Canon EF at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/2M ZE Lens for Canon EF at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/2M ZE Lens for Nikon F at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Canon EF at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Nikon F at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).

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