December 11, 2014
Posted in deals

Sony A7II now in Stock at Amazon, BH, Digitalrev and Sony Store! Adobe Camera Raw 8.7.1 supports the A7II.

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A7II

The new Sony A7II is now in Stock in many US stores like Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here) and Sony US (Click here). It’s also in Stock in Asia at Digitalrev (worldwide shipment). If you buy it using those links I will get a small commission that helps me running this website! Thanks! P.S.: European preorders will ship next week!

Adobe also released the new Camera Raw 8.7.1 which adds support for the new A7II. You can download the DNG converter for Mac (Click here) and Windows (Click here). The Lightroom 5.7.1 update will released the next week!

USA/Canada A7II links:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for $1,698 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore and Sony Store Canada.
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for $1,998 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore.
Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II Lens for $1,148 at BHphoto.

EU A7II links:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for 1.799 Euro at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Jessops UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Spain, Sony Austria, Sony Switzerland, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Portugal, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Norway.
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for 2.099 Euro at Amazon Germany, Wex UK, Jessops UK, Verkkokauppa.

Asian/Australia A7II link:
Sony A7II at Sony Store Australia, Digitalrev and Amazon Japan.

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December 11, 2014
Posted in reviews

Chris/Jordan’s (TCSTV) best cameras for 2014 are almost all Sony’s :)

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Chris and Jordan elected the best and worst cameras of 2014. The best video camera is the A7s and the best overall camera the A6000!
By the way Chris/Jordan…can’t you invite me next year? I will bring you some good Italian Red and White wine for your chess game :)

Sony A7s store links:
Sony A7s in USA/CA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA, Sony Canada.
Sony A7s in Eu at Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PL. And Wex UK.
A7s Gariz leather case in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Red (Click here) and Orange (Click here).

Sony A6000 store link list:
Sony A6000 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonyStore. In Europe at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, AT, NL, BE, CH, FI, SE, PT, WexUK.
Silver A6000 at Amazon US, BHphoto, WexUK.
Sony A6000 with lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonyStore, Sony Canada, WexUK.
Silver A6000 with lens at Amazon US, BHphoto, WexUK.
Sony 70-200mm FE at Amazon, BHphoto, SonyStore. In Europe at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, AT, NL, BE, CH, FI, SE, PT
A6000 Gariz case on eBay in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Camel (Click here) and Red (Click here).

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December 11, 2014
Posted in rumors

Some fun: This is how the 12mm f/1.0 FE E-mount lens looks on the A7.

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12mm

You may have missed that but lats weekend some Chinese site posted a fake image of a 12mm f/1.0 FE E-mount lens. As a rumor site it’s my duty to tell you that the image you see is a fake. To better show you how funny that fake is SAR reader Steve (Thanks!) shows you how big the lens would look on the A7 :)

As a side not if the lens would be real I guess the size could really be like that!

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December 11, 2014
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Sony A77II firmware 2.0 now available for download worldwide!

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A77II (A-mount) camera owners can now download the new 2.0 firmware here:
Sony USA (coming in few hours), Sony Australia, Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Spain, Sony Portugal, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Switzerland, Sony Austria, Sony Sweden, Sony Norway, Sony Finland.

It adds XAVC-S and speeds up the autofocusing! Share your tests here once you have installed it!

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December 11, 2014
Posted in news

Sony TidBits…

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Sony A7s vs GH4 vs C100 vs 5D Mark III (!!!) – Camera Shootout – Part III – Low Light / High ISO

First Sheepcam at Tour de France with SONY’s Actioncam (ActionCameraRumors).
Preview article on the A7ii by MyPhotoJourney.
A5100 review at ThePhoBlographer.
5 axis will not solve the shutter vibration problem (Diglloyd).
Lady of Shalott shoot BTS (Sony A7S up to ISO 409,600) Vimeo.
Sony A7R in “not weatherproof” shock (Tobinators).
Sony FE 70-200 mm f/4 G : notre test (Focus Numerique).

Jorge Torralba:t’s that time of the year again. The 2014 ZeissImages.com contest has officially begun.
Just like the previous contests we have hosted, A big thanks to Richard Schleuning of Carl Zeiss, Camera Lens Division for providing the winning prize once again. This time the winner can choose one lens from the following list.

Distagon 2/28 ZE or ZF.2
Distagon 2/35 ZE or ZF.2
Planar 1.4/50 ZE or ZF.2
Planar 1.4/85 ZE or ZF.2
Makro-Planar 2/50 ZE or ZF.2
Touit 2.8/12 E or X
Touit 1.8/32 E or X
Touit 2.8/50M E or X
Loxia 2/50 E
Loxia 2/35 E

This year’s theme will be “In the Open”. This could be any subject photographed outdoors where the surroundings blend well with the main subject and contribute to the overall image. For example, a nice landscape where the overall scene is the main subject, a cow grazing on a field where the surroundings make the cow seem interesting rather than boring, a portrait where bokeh from the surroundings enhance the subject, a fire fighter surrounded by a blazing building. Being captivated by the image is what we want.
Try and avoid portraits where you are only drawn to the main subject and ignore the rest of the frame. Avoid macro work and the proverbial cornucopias. Avoid heavy post processing that makes a photo look unnatural.
I think you get the picture now  The objective is to maximize use of the entire frame and captivate the viewer.
You are allowed three entries under the category 2014 – Contest. This time, the contest is open to Zeiss users and non- Zeiss users as well. This will give all photographers a chance to own a coveted Zeiss lens. The only catch is that whatever camera you use must accept a Zeiss lens.
The contest will close on Dec 31, 2014 23:59:59 GMT and the judges will include staff members of Popflash Photo and ZeissImages.com

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