SAR reader Michel noticed that in his country the E-mount adapters are quite expensive :) The Tamron-NEX adapter is actually selling for 999.923 Euro or approximately $1,1 million on eBay (Click here). Must be a special adapter made by Gaultier or Yves Saint Laurent :)
– P.S.: To all french readers, I seriously love France, part of my family lives there (Pyrénées-Orientales). So don’t mistake my making some fun on you for a sign of disrespect ;)
The super telephoto lens deal is back! Beachcamera is selling a very limited quantity of Tamron 150-600mm lenses for Sony through their eBay Store (Click here to grab one).Be sure to select the “Sony” version from the drop down menu!
As I reported last time (when the deal went sold out within 24h) this is a great A-mount lens you can use on your E-mount cameras too. The lens got tested on the A7II by Luminous Landscape:
The on-sensor phase detection AF of the A7 MKII and the system’s focus tracking capability allowed for capturing these completely unpredictable penguins as they jumped from the water. Their position can’t really be anticipated and their time above water is faster that one’s ability to anticipate.Virtually every frame out of hundreds shot showed excellent lock-on and tracking. I frankly don’t think that I have ever used a long zoom lens / camera combo that could have done better.
Nabil Fathi just posted a video showing what he claims to be a hacked Sony A7s! He writes:
This is just a teaser of upcoming hack similar to magic lantern that will be available for the Sony A7S, possible on the A7S II but not sure yet..Higher bitrate, better subsampling (HDMI 10bit 422), 4K recording, etc…
The video can be seen here:
I have no info yet if that is a “real” hack or if that’s just an APP with modified menu and no real new functions…So please take it with a BIG grain of salt! It would certainly be amazing to suddenly have such BIG new features on your Sony A7s. But we have no real proof yet that this is a real hack and if it really works.
For photographers who are looking for one camera that will do everything this could well be the one. My only reservation about recommending this camera to anyone would be for those photographers who take pleasure in collecting lenses. As one photographer put it “we date our cameras but marry our lenses”. Wise investment in good glass is never a waste of money and The RX10 II has some seriously good glass attached to it. It is only the permanent ‘attachment’ of the T* glass that one must consider before investing in the RX10 II. I would highly recommend this camera after these considerations have taken place.
Ultimately, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II is a great camera that’ll satisfy photographers of all abilities. It’s also a worthy successor to the original model and offers a much more accomplished shooting experience than typical small-sensor bridge cameras. Our only major gripe is the price hike over the original RX10, which is both significant and tough to justify next to the Panasonic FZ1000, its Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) sister camera, and the Canon PowerShot G3 X, which all pack a 1-inch sensor and more optical zoom for much less money.
Hicksfilm: “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na8ZJsElsGc Here’s a link to my latest BMX piece, shot on an a7s with 28-135 OSS F4 and rokinon 8mm 2.8 Fisheye. All the slow-mo was shot on the RX-100IV at 240FPS and 120FPS. The full-res 120FPS on this tiny camera is truly spectacular for my uses.“
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