June 19, 2015
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DxO uses the Sony 1 inch sensor and makes a (smarter?) plugin smartphone camera!

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The software maker DxO just made their very first hardware. And it’s a Sony QX competitor, a plugin photocamera! The “DxO One” uses the Sony 1 inch 20MP sensor in a very compact and portable device which unlike the QX cameras you simply plugin into your iPhone. I have not tested that jiggle yet but from the pictures it really looks like a more handy solution than the Sony QX. it’s more compact, it has a hardware connection (no Wifi or Bluetooth connection needed) and also from the ergonomic it looks more “balanced”.

There is a short video and many more info on their DxO website. What do you think about it?

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June 19, 2015
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UPDATED: Sigma to announces the first Full Frame f/2.0 zoom lens!

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UPDATE: Sigma announced an amazing f/2.0 constant aperture Full Frame zoom lens! It’s a 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Full Frame. But there is a bad news…there will be no A-mount version yet. But as it happened in the past a Sony A-mount and Pentax K-mount version are likely to be announced 6-12 months after the first Canon/Nikon/Sigma mount release.

P.S.: Their 24-105mm FF A-mount lens is still not in Stock yet :(

Images via Digicameinfo.

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June 18, 2015
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Sony A7rII to ship in late July in USA and Australia. Early August in Europe.

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There is some confusion about the shipping date of the new A7rII. Sony officially stated the camera will ship in August. But different stores give different dates:

USA:
July 28 at BHphoto (Click here)
August 30 at Amazon (Click here)
Europe:
August 7 at Cameta Germany (Click here).
August at Wexphotographic UK (Click here).
Asia:
Late July at CameraPro Australia (Click here).

Let’s see what store placed the correct “guess” on the date :)

More A7rII news:
Sony A7R II, RX10 II, RX100 IV Hands-on Photos (Photographyblog).
Sony A7R II: primeras impresiones (Quesabesde).
Hands-On with the Sony RX10 MKII and RX100 MK4 (Mirrorlessons).
Field test by Brian Smith.
Sony brings all its new tech to A7 line (Cnet Youtube)
SONY A7R II – toma de contacto y analisis (DSLRmagazine).
Sony Alpha 7R II, CyberShot RX10 II und RX100 IV: Revolutionäre Sensortechnologie? (Photoscala).

USA preorders:
A7rII at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Uniquephoto.
RX10m2 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Uniquephoto.
RX100m4 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Uniquephoto.

Europe preorders:
A7rII at Sony DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT.
RX100m4 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT.
RX100m2 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT.

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June 18, 2015
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New Nikon F to Sony E-mount electronic autofocus adapter coming soon!

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Electronic E-mount adapters are highly requested but difficult to make. We have electronic adapter for Canon EF from Metabones (Click here) and Kipon (Click here). And also an electronic adapter for Contax from Techart (Click here).

But now we are close to get a very important new electronic adapter for Nikon F lenses! Xjirumo spotted that adapter made by an unnamed chinese company. It’s said that the adapter is almost ready for production. This really would be a BIG good news for all those Nikon lens owners that want to use their lenses with full autofocus and electronic aperture control on the Sony E-mount cameras! And in particular those of you who preordered the new Sony A7rII can epxect the autofocus performance to be “decent” thanks to the hybrid AF system! I hope to get some more info about the adapter soon.

USA preorders:
A7rII at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Uniquephoto.
RX10m2 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Uniquephoto.
RX100m4 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Uniquephoto.

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June 18, 2015
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Triple A7rII autofocus video test with Canon EF, Sony A and Sony E-mount lenses!

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Hands-On with A7r mark II / A7rII autofocus with E-Mount and A-Mount lenses

A7rII and new RX preorders:
You can now preorder the new Sony cameras in US stores. Click on the store name to place your order and be among the first to get the camera in early August:
A7rII at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
RX10m2 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
RX100m4 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at:
A7rII at Sony DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m4 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m2 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at:
A7rII at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX10m2 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX100m4 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

A7rII Autofocus tests:
These are three new videos made to show the autofocus performance of the new A7rII. Sony still didn’t allow journalists to record videos on their SD cards so we have to wait a couple of weeks more before to see real more “scientific” tests.


Sony A7R II + LA-EA3 + 70-300mm SSM (A-mount)


Sony A7R II + Metabones Smart Adapter + Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

Store links:
In USA:
A7rII at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Uniquephoto.
RX10m2 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Uniquephoto.
RX100m4 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Uniquephoto.
In Europe at:
A7rII at Sony DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m4 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m2 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at:
A7rII at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX10m2 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX100m4 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

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June 17, 2015
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Kai says the A7rII has killed the Canon 5Ds 50 Megapixel camera!

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Sony A7rII
vs Canon 5Ds size comparison (CameraSize).

A7rII and new RX preorders:
You can now preorder the new Sony cameras in US stores. Click on the store name to place your order and be among the first to get the camera in early August:
A7rII at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
RX10m2 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
RX100m4 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at:
A7rII at Sony DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m4 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m2 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at:
A7rII at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX10m2 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX100m4 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

Kai and the A7rII:
This week the Canon 5Ds 50 Megapixel camera started to ship via many stores like Amazon US. But the new A7rII really stole the spotlight from the Canon. Even not-so-Sony-friendly Kai from Digitalrev just posted an article saying the A7rII is a “Canon 5Ds R Killer“:

High-resolution, 5-axis stablisation, 4k video, faster autofocus, better shutter – these are not marginal improvements but rather changes of a colossal scale. Other camera manufacturers should take note: the a7R II is how a product update should be done.

When you look at what Canon are coming up with and then what Sony are doing, you can’t help but think that Canon are holding something back, playing it safe. In this comparison, there is no comparison because it has become quite apparent that Sony is the one that we should be eagerly anticipating to make the next big moves.

My thoughts: I believe the Sony A7rII 42MP files will match the Canon 5Ds files in terms of resolution because of the newers Sony sensor technology. And I have no doubt dynamic range will be higher ont he Sony! Can’t wait to see the comparison between the two to see if I was right with my speculations!

One more thing: Hugh Brownstones thoughts about the A7rII:

Store links:
In USA:
A7rII at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Uniquephoto.
RX10m2 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Uniquephoto.
RX100m4 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Uniquephoto.
In Asia at:
A7rII at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX10m2 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX100m4 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

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