August 14, 2015
Posted in deals

Hot deals of the week: A7s for $1799. Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8 for $899.

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There are many ongoing Sony deals and those are my favorites:
1) The sharpest autofocus lens ever tested at DxO got a $100 off at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
2) You save $700 on the A7s sold by GetDigital on eBay US (Click here). It’s grey imported but comes with 1 year seller US warranty.

Reminder: A special full overview page can be seen at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Those are the FE lens savings:
$100 off on the Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Zeiss 16-35mm f/4.0 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 70-200mm G lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Zeiss 24-70mm f/4.0 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 28-70mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 28-135mm PZ lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on the 24-240mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

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August 14, 2015
Posted in reviews

A7rII test by Matt Granger. Plenty of new A7rII discussions on SAF.

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One of my favorite reviewers Matt Granger posted that 10 minute video review you can watch on top. And he also shared a short 4K video test of a Ferrari here: youtube.com/watch?v=0mUC1-8DjTg

And there are many ongoing A7rII discussions at our SonyAlphaForum:
Sony A7RII Screen darkens when recording 4K video (SonyAlphaForum).
Strange AWB results on Sony A7R II vs. A900/850 (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony is lying about flash sync speed on Sony A7RII (SonyAlphaForum).
A7RII Narraganset, RI Sunrise (SonyAlphaForum).
Long and high ISO exposures with the A7Rii (SonyAlphaForum).
A7R ii Silent Shooting (SonyAlphaForum).
Chervil Horse with A7RII and 16-35/24 – 70 (SonyAlphaForum).
A7RII Aperture Focus Noise. Is this normal? (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony A7II Handheld HDR (SonyAlphaForum).

One more Sony A7rII review at Mobile01.

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.

A7rII case:
Gariz leather case in Black (Click here), Camel (Click here), Orange (Click here), Brown (Click here) and Red (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).
Gariz Alcantara case in Black (Click here) and Red (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).
Lim’s case in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Red (Click here), Yellow (Click here), Navy Blue (Click here) and Khaki (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).

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August 14, 2015
Posted in reviews

New Sony A7rII tests roundup.

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Reminder: A7rII in Stock and shipping worldwide at Digitalrev. Germans have gold box deals on Sandisk card.

LeButler on SonyAlphaForum posted the lust of pros and cons when using silent shutter mode:

Negatives:
-RAWs reduced to 12 bit (reduces dynamic range, though not noticeable in the majority of shots)
-Dark banding across the image under artificial light at certain shutter speeds (which are unpredictable, can avoid completely changing shutter speed)
-Expanded ISO modes not available
-No flash triggering

Positives:
+Silent
+Reduces shot-taking lag to virtually zero
+Less vibration = potentially sharper shots
+Nice little haptic feedback remains when taking a shot (on A7Rii)
+Presumably uses marginally less battery
+Presumably extends body lifetime

Our Sony A7R II and RX10 II hands-on previews continue (Imaging Resource).
How about collecting the information of adapter performance on A7Rii? (SonyAlphaForum).
Comparison: Sony A7RII with the A7R at base ISO (100) at Fred Miranda.
Sony A7RII Overheat Update (TheDigitalDigest)
3rd party af lenses on la ea3 by Mike Kobal.
High ISO samples at ThePhoBlographer.
A7rII and Batis test by Chad Wadsworth.
Full Sony A7rII review by Yannick Ciancanelli.
Sony A7R II Hot Pixel Issue (Photographylife).
Feature of the Sony a7rII — Silent Shooting Mode!! (Paul Gero).
Sony ILCE-7RM2 – #alphaddicted Teil 2 / part 2 (Joerg Haag).
Sony A7Rii Using 5 Axis Image Stabilization on Ducati Motorcycle shoot with fire by Jason Lanier on Youtube.
A7rII test with 135mm A-mount Zeiss by Jorge Torralba.
Sony Alpha 7R II Vorstellung am vergangenen Freitag bei Isarfoto.
Erste Testfotos Sony a7r Mark 2 (community.sony.de).
Hands on a7r2, rx10 mark2, rx100 mark4 at ClubSonos on Youtube.

Christian:A strange image artifact with dotted lines: http://fotoschule.westbild.de/2015/08/erste-eindruecke-sony-a7rii/

Kevin:I’m leaving a series of Instagram (@kevinrwhitley) videos over my initial impressions with the A7R II.  These can also be found on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kevin.r.whitley. The main difference between these and other reviews is I’m highlighting some of the not-so-great aspects of it that other reviewers seem to be ignoring.  Overall still positive, but just some issues for users to be aware of (e.g. grip issues).

Chris: “Andrea, there’s an easy fix for the long exposure noise, its something Sony cameras do internally every 30 days. Here’s a thread discussing it: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1380165

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.

A7rII case:
Gariz leather case in Black (Click here), Camel (Click here), Orange (Click here), Brown (Click here) and Red (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).
Gariz Alcantara case in Black (Click here) and Red (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).
Lim’s case in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Red (Click here), Yellow (Click here), Navy Blue (Click here) and Khaki (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).

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August 14, 2015
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Correcting Sigma 24mm A-mount lens reports from other sites…

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A couple of rumor sites and some fake copy cat rumor sites (LOL) report that the Sigma 24mm ART lens for A-mount is now available for preorder at BHphoto since yesterday (Click here).
Many SAR readers asked me why I didn’t report this. After many requests I decided to explain you that this is a false news! The lens is on preorder since MAY 4 and I reported this on MAY 4 on SAR (see article on SAR here). So this is a no-news :)

Still I will take a chance to invite you to subscribe our social channels and RSS feed to be sure to get the news I post on SAR before you read it days (or in that case months!) after on other sites:
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August 13, 2015
Posted in deals

Hot Sony US deal reminder: Up to $200 off on E and A-mount lenses!

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Sony US launched major rebates on almost all their A-mount and E-mount lenses. This makes many “overpriced” lenses now less…overpriced :)

A special full overview page can be seen at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).And those are the savings in detail and with direct link to three major US stores:

Full Frame E-mount lenses:
$100 off on the Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Zeiss 16-35mm f/4.0 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 70-200mm G lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Zeiss 24-70mm f/4.0 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 28-70mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 28-135mm PZ lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on the 24-240mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

APS-C E-mount lenses:
$50 off on the 35mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Zeiss 16-70mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 18-105mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 10-18mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on the 16mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on the 20mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 18-200mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on the lens 30mm macro at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 50mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 18-200mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on the 18-55mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$200 off on the Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 16-50mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$150 off on the 18-200mm PZ lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

A-mount lenses:
$50 off on the 100mm macro lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 11-18mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 135 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 16-105mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Zeiss 16-35mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the Zeiss 16-35mm II  lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 16-50mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Zeiss 16-80mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 16mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 18-135mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 18-250mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on the 18-55mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 20mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Zeiss 24-70mm II lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Zeiss 24mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 28-75mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on the 30mm macro lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 35mm f/1.4 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on the 35mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on the 50mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on the 50mm DT lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on the 50mm macro lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 55-200mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 55-300mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 70-300mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 70-300mm II lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Zeiss 85mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on the 85mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Zeiss 135mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 70-200mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 70-400mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

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