April 9, 2015
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(SR4) New Sony E-mount camera (A7rII?) to be announced in mid May. Shipment in June.

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A trusted source got word from Sony a new E-mount camera will certainly be announced around mid May. And it’s said to ship in June. It’s yet not 100% confirmed but that should be the new A7rII. To sum up the recent rumors:

1) On April 12 Sony will announced the HDC4300 high end camcorder (info here on SAR). There will be no new E or A-mount cameras.
2) On April 23 Sony will announce RX or A-mount cameras (or both). No new E-mount camera will be announced. I am yet not sure what Sony will announce but the “best candidates” are the RX2 and A99II followed by the A58, RX20 and RX100m4. Also likely to be announced are the new HX60 and WX350 successors.
3) Mid May Sony will announce new E-mount camera(s). The A7rII is likely to come while it’s yet unclear if Sony will announced the new A6xxx/A7xxx camera because there was a delay because of some 4K recording heating issues.

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SR1=probably fake rumor
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SR3=50% chance it is correct
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SR5=almost certainly correct!

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April 9, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…

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Lightroom – Edit a Long Exposure Landscape Image

Rangefinder Presents: How to Use ND Filters With Studio Strobes & Sony A7II (Youtube).
Can The Olympus OM-D E-M5 II High-Res Mode Compete With The Sony A7r? (Soundimagesplus).
Leica M/39 (incl. Voigtländer and Zeiss ZM lenses) at SonyAlphaForum.
CameraGP 2015 awards at Capacamera.
Loxia 35mm vs. Sonnar 35mm Lens Comparison at Ilovehatephoto: “Comparing the Loxia 35mm to the Sonnar 35mm, the Loxia wins out on build quality, vignetting/flare control, and character. While the Sonnar is the workhorse, the Loxia is for the connoisseur. The Loxia 35mm f/2 is not a perfect lens, but a huge kudos to Zeiss for taking the risk and designing a lens that was so fun to use and with so much soul.

SJStudio:Hi, you can see on this page my Wedding Inspiration Film shot with a Sony VG30 ans Metabones Speedbooster: http://www.sjstudio.fr/shooting-dinspiration-mariage-en-provence/

Boon:I managed to capture the solar eclipse with my Sony A7R. The photo link is here: http://myphotojourney.co.uk/solar-eclipse-20th-march-2015/. I also made a video using the 688 photos taken with the A7R. The link is here: http://myphotojourney.co.uk/solar-eclipse-video/

Tuan:I want to share you some information about Sel 24-240mm . Here is video unboxing in Vietnam
http://sonynex.vn/unbox-ong-kinh-sel-24-240mm-f3-5-6-3-chinh-hang-sony-viet-nam/
And Hẻre is compare With 70-200G4 on Sony A7 m2
http://sonynex.vn/anh-sanh-ong-kinh-sel-24-240mm-va-ong-kinh-sel-70-200-f4-tren-sony-a7-m2/

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April 8, 2015
Posted in news

Go Wing Lens Holder for Sony A and E-mount.

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It’s a while that this new product is shipping but I never reported about it before. What you see here is the new GoWing Lens Holder for A-mount which also comes for E-mount. On the video below you can see how it works. It helps you to change lenses very fast!
You can have in both A and E-mount versions here:
E-mount Go wing at BHphoto, eBay Korea and eBay Germany.
A-mount Go wing at BHphoto, eBay Go Wing and eBay Germany.

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April 8, 2015
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Sony releases three new sensor (two of them for Micro Four Thirds).

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Sony listed three new sensors on their website. One of them is a new 24MP APS-C sensor that may will hind his way in the new A6/7000 cameras and A77 series. The other two are a bit of a surprise. Two Four Thirds sensor likely made for the partner Olympus. Surely Sony is not going to make a Sony Micro Four Thirds camera :)

Thanks to the anonymous source who shared this!

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April 8, 2015
Posted in reviews

Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 A-mount images samples on the Sony A7s.

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Image courtesy: Carline Jensen (please do not use them without the authors permission)

Sony Artisan Caroline Jensen posted a nice set of images shot with the brand new Velvet 56mm f/1.6 A-mount lens on the Sony A7s. See them all at carolinejensen website (Click here). She writes:

The Velvet 56  has a dreamy book too, and a killer build (very similar to all metal vintage lenses) with dreamy halation properties (the velvet look) from f1.6 to about f4. When you stop down the halation diminishes and it becomes a standard lens that is razor sharp. The only way I can describe it is that it has an “old Hollywood” feel. 

The lens can be bought at Lensbaby’s website (Click here).

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Image courtesy: Carline Jensen (please do not use them without the authors permission)

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April 8, 2015
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Full Venus 60mm f/2.8 2:1 Macro Lens review at ePhotozine.

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ePhotozine (Click here) posted the full review of the World’s First 2:1 Magnification Lens with Infinity Focus. So it’s worth to check out the review even if they tested the lens on the Canon mount version:

At 2:1 ratio, the front of the lens is just about 5cm from the subject which can lead to the camera and lens blocking ambient light, so something you have to learn to deal with. IQ is of course of prime importance, and this lens is very sharp. If your focus is precise, you will find the detail produced is excellent. My early experience in using this lens is that it is most definitely worth the purchase price and more!

You can buy the lens for $379 from eBay Hong Kong sellers (Click here).

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April 7, 2015
Posted in deals

Free mic on all A7 cameras at Adorama.

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All Sony A7/r/s cameras get a Shure mic for free at Adorama (Click here).

More new Sony deals:
Lot of free extras like battery grip, case, SD cards coming with the A7 kits sold at Adorama (check out the list here) and BHphoto (list here)
A7/s/r lens/case superbundle again at Sony Store US (Click here).
NEX-7 with kit lens for $498 only at BHphoto (Click here).
The Sony A3000 with kit lens sells for $249 at BHphoto (Click here).
A77II kit with free grip at Sony Store US (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

More refurbished deals:
Refurbished A7r sells for $1,399 at Secondipity eBay (Click here).
Refurbished Zeiss FE 55mm lens for $749 at Secondipity eBay US (Click here)
Refurbished RX100m2 sells for $379 at Secondipity eBay (Click here).
Refurbished A5000 sells with two E-mount lenses and free 16GB SD card for $349 at Secondipity eBay (Click here)
$300 off and free SD card and case on the A6000 double lens kit at Secondipity eBay (Click here).
$100 off on the A3000 with kit lens at Secondipity eBay (Click here).
Save $250 on Open Box Sony A7s cameras sold by Samys on eBay (Click here).

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