May 11, 2015
Posted in reviews

First full 90mm FE macro lens review at Fengniao and Digitalkamera (with full size image samples).

FacebookShare

90mmFE

Fengniao (google translation here) posted the first full Sony 90mm G OSS macro lens review. The great looking full size image samples can be found here on page 6 and page 7.

– Super resolution straight from the max aperture
– Small vignetting at f/2.8
– Well controlled distortion
– very nice bokeh
– excellent optical stabilization
– the only real drawback is the big size of the lens

The Macro 90/2,8 OSS also got tested on digitalkamera.de. They write: image quality is outstanding, extraordinarily sharp from center to corner, “worth every cent”. (thx Florian for sending this).

The 90mm lens will ship from July 7 at those stores:
In USA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
In Europe at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony FR, Sony IT, Sony ES, Sony NL, Sony BE, Sony AT, Sony CH, Sony SE, Sony FI, Sony NO, Sony PT.
In Asia at Digitalrev, Sony Australia.

FacebookShare
May 11, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…

FacebookShare


Sony’s Full-Frame a7R compared to Fuji | Brian Smith – What’s in the Bag | Photofocus

Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Sample Images (Photographyblog).
Sony donates to Nepal (Sony Japan).
Lightroom 6: First Impressions (Michael Fry).
Sony Exmor Generations (Image Sensor World).
Impressive A99 landscape pics at SonyAlphaForum.

Javier:Let me invite to watch «Involution!», a Letterpress clip filmed with my dear RX10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Kn1RP2nHzs

Mattia Abe Abeni:A7s in APS-C Mode can still produce some very beautiful looking images. This was all shot in a few hours and with the 18-105 G that makes it a wonderful run-and-gun lens with it’s zoom range. The OSS also works like a charm and AF too. 60fps helped of course :) https://vimeo.com/126130081

Miguel Quiles‎:Just completed my article and video for Rangefinder Magazine. In it you can see how I shoot beauty images using the Sony #‪#‎a7ii‬. Check it out! http://blog.wppionline.com/…/miguel-quiles-goes-behind-the…/

FacebookShare
May 10, 2015
Posted in deals

$200 off and lot of free extras with the Sony A6000.

FacebookShare

A6000

You get a lot of free extras on the already $200 discounted A6000 sold by Adorama (Click here) and BuyDig (Click here).

Sony US rebates:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for $1,498 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore.
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for $1,798 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore.
Sony Alpha a7 (Body Only) for $998 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore.
Sony Alpha a7 with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for $1,298 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore.
$100 off on the A6000 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore.

FacebookShare
May 10, 2015
Posted in news

New Housing for the Atomos Shogun 4K recorder. And $500 back with A7s bundle!

FacebookShare

Bildschirmfoto 2015-05-08 um 11.27.32

If you already own the A7s and you want to shoot 4K under water there is good news for you! Nauticam just announced the new housing for the Shogun. You can see a great first 4K video shot with it at Vimeo (Click here).
I attached the full press text below. Don’t forget that if you bundles the A7s with the Atomos Shogun you get $500 back! More details at Amazon and BHphoto.

Read the rest of this entry →

FacebookShare
May 10, 2015
Posted in news

Field test with the $70(!) used Minolta APO 100-300mm (Guest post by Drasko Stojadinovic).

FacebookShare

set2


The following is a guest post from Drasko. And has been first posted on SonyAlphaForum.

Sony A7II + Minolta APO 100-300mm
by Drasko Stojadinovic

Here is my first impression with the Minolta APO 100-300mm F4,5-5,6 Telephoto Lens:
First or all i got this 15 year old lens from a local photostore very cheap for only 70€. You can probably get it even cheaper on ebay.
This lens is very lightweight and small for 100-300 mm zoom. I was really impressed it still fits in my old, small Sony Bag with the A7II.

sample7

I didn`t expect anything from this tele lens for that small price but I’ m really surprised how well it performs. Its not uber sharp like a modern lens but it delivers good enough quality and no sharpening is needed in lightroom. You have to boost the colors, saturation quite a lot. Make shure you get the right Adapter for this lens with aperture dial!
This lens works great in manual with my A7II and the 5axis IBIS.

Click on the images to enlarge:

sample8 sample1 sample2 sample3 sample4 sample5 sample6

The lens cna be found used on eBay (Click here to see current auctions).

FacebookShare

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored in a temporary location on your computer to allow our website to distinguish you from other users of the website. If you don't want to accept cookies, you'll still be able to browse the site and use it for research purposes. Most web browsers have cookies enabled, but at the bottom of this page you can see how to disable cookies. Please note that cookies can't harm your computer. We don't store personally identifiable information in the cookies, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allow us to improve our site. You can watch a simple video from Google to find more information about cookies.

Cookies used by our Website
The Sonyalpharumors website, Sonyalpharumors.com, uses the following cookies for the collection of website usage statistics and to ensure that we can . These are anonymous and temporary. By using our website, you agree that we may place these types of cookies on your device.
Read how Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners/
Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?csw=1#cookiesSet Addthis cookies: http://www.addthis.com/privacy.
Disqus cookies: https://help.disqus.com/customer/portal/articles/466235-use-of-cookies.
Vimeo cookies: http://vimeo.com/privacy.
Youtube cookies: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/171780?hl=en-GB

Disabling/Enabling Cookies
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. Please note however that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site. For information about how to disable cookies in your browser please visit the About Cookies website.

Close

×