July 31, 2015
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Sony A3000 has new low price record and sells hot at Amazon!

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The cheapest E-mount camera with kit lens you can buy just got a lot cheaper! You get it for $245 at Amazon US (Click here). And it’s now again ruling the mirrorless salea at Amazon (ranking here).

Refurbished deals Reminder:
Sony A6000 with 18-55mm and 55-210mm lens for $619 at Amazon (Click here) and eBay (Click here).
Sony 24-70mm FE lens for $799 at Amazon (Click here) and eBay (Click here).
Sony A5100 with 16-50mm and 55-210mm lens for $469 at Amazon (Click here).
Sony A5000 with 16-50mm and 55-210mm lens for $349 at Amazon (Click here) and eBay (Click here).
Sony A6000 with 16-50mm and 55-210mm lens for $619 at eBay (Click here).
Sony A7r for $1299 at Amazon (Click here) and eBay (Click here).
Sony A7 for $829 at Amazon (Click here) and eBay (Click here).
Sony A7s for $1899 at eBay (Click here).

Tamron A-Mount lens deals:
$120 off on the Tamron 70-200mm lens (Click here)
$80 off on the Tamron 150-600mm lens (Click here)
$100 off on the Tamron 24-70mm lens (Click here)
$120 off on the Tamron 70-200mm macro lens (Click here)
$60 off on the Tamron 16-300mm lens (Click here)
$210 off on the Tamron 90mm macro lens (Click here)
$120 off on the Tamron 10-24mm lens (Click here)
$130 off on the Open Box Tamron 10-24mm lens (Click here)
$140 off on the Tamron 28-75mm lens (Click here)
$100 off on the Tamron 18-270mm lens (Click here)
$130 off on the Tamron 70-300mm lens (Click here)
$210 off on the Tamron 90mm macro lens (Click here)
$220 off on the Tamron 17-50mm lens (Click here)

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July 31, 2015
Posted in rumors

First Sony A7rII High ISO comparison with A7r and Canon 5dmarkIII.

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Jon Roberts (jonroberts.co.uk) posted a full High ISO A7rII-A7r-5dMarkII comparison chart at SonyAlphaForum (Click here). Full size image can also be seen on Flickr. Add your A7rII impressions on the official SonyAlphaForum A7rII impressions thread!

Question: So what do you think about the A7rII High ISO performance? And more importantly, why should anyone buy a Canon now? LOL :)

More A7rII tidbits:
A7R II – universal solution, lens challenge (David Kilpatrick).
A7rII German Help Guide (pdf here).
new unboxing video by John Roberts on Youtube.
Plenty of new A7rII test videos by Wayne’s got G.A.S. on Youtube.

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

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July 31, 2015
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Sony books highest Q1 profit since 2007. Also forecasts it will sell more cameras than expected!

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Sony is boldly black to black and booked the highest Q1 profit since 2007!  You can read the full new financial report here: sony.net/SonyInfo/IR/library/er.html. And there is also very good news on the digital camera business front: Sony revised the forecast and expects an “increase in unit sales of digital cameras”. It’s the first time since many years that I read that Sony expects to sell more “units”! The merit likely goes to the new RX, HX and E-mount cameras.
Reminder for German readers: Today you save 10% on the following lenses by using the coupon code “SONYALPHA7″at checkout. The action ends on midnight. Please be sure to select the original Amazon sold item and not a third party reseller from the following links:
Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 FE lens (Click here).
Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 FE lens (Click here).
Zeiss 16-35mm f/4.0 FE lens (Click here).
Zeiss 24-70mm f/4.0 FE lens (Click here).
Sony 70-200mm f/4.0 FE lens (Click here).
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July 31, 2015
Posted in reviews

A7rII Help Guide available. New full size RAW files at Photographyblog.

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The A7rII is shipping in EU and Asia and will ship in six days from now in US according to Amazon (August 5). And here are the latest A7rII news:

1) You can download the full A7rII Help Guide here: http://helpguide.sony.net/ilc/1520/v1/en/print.pdf

2) Pixel peepers can download the many A7rII JPG and RAW images at Photographyblog.

3) High ISO images by Ricky Ban on Flickr.

4) A7Rii first impressions thread at SonyAlphaForum.

5) Sean Cook:I just opened the files you linked to this morning, and for the first time we have a true high-iso photo. I have opened it in Adobe Camera Raw, and have attached the fullsize photo, a 100% crop and a 2000 pixel wide version. The photo is shot at ISo 25,600, and being an A7s owner, I have to say the file looks really good. I don’t generally shoot my A7s at 25,600 of couches in daylight, so I can’t say exactly how it compares, but it looks basically on par with the A7s. Maybe 1/2 stop behind: https://www.flickr.com/photos/97048644@N07/albums

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

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July 31, 2015
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Sony Tidbits… (Sony support BBC presenter Steve Backshall).

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Jamie Unwin just sent me the video to his latest project:

Hi Andrea,
Thanks for sharing my film about wildlife crime and the Ivory trade a couple of months ago. Sony UK have again supported another environmental film I have produced, this time I followed Steve Backshall and his kayak partner as they paddled 125 miles from Devizes to Westminster down the river Thames finishing outside the houses of parliament. It took them 23hours and 30minutes of solid kayaking, they were raising money to buy a chunk of Colombian rainforest. So far they have raised enough money to buy a chunk bigger than a small country! I followed them the entire way filming them through the night, Sony UK provided the A7s, Handycam AXP33 and action cam to film their endeavour.
Hope you enjoy the short film!

Many thanks,
Jamie Unwin

Unique combination test: Russian Tair 11a 135mm f/2.8 lens on the Sony A7r on SonyAlphaForum.
Zeiss Batis 85mm test at Yodobashi and Mapacamera.
Zeiss Batis 25mm test at Yodobashi and Mapacamera.

Danas Danulis:I’ve got RX100 IV for couple of days. Tomorrow I’m doing a bit more serious test, but today I filmed coulpe of wakeboarders. If you are interested… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaoXSPE7zyA

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