May 27, 2014
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Sony waiting for Canon’s move and evaluating the A7 cameras. Let them know what you think should be improved!

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Within six months Sony launched three different A7 cameras: The Sony A7 for daily family use, the Sony A7r for landscape photographers and resolution maniacs and the Sony A7s for 4K shooters and ghost hunters :)
But now let’s talk about the next generation Full Frame E-mount cameras. I got the following info from many anonymous and trusted sources:

1) Sony is waiting for Canon’s move before to define the next generation camera key specs. Trusted sources told me Sony is trying to see how Canon (and Nikon) will react on the A7-A7r-A7s launch. An example: If Canon is going to launch a 3-layer (Foveon alike) sensor than Sony will be ready to outperform them.
2) Sony is evaluating the A7 cameras by contacting some of the camera owners, talking with journalists and photographers. The next generation of F E-mount cameras will be very much be influenced by them.

And now it’s your turn! Please share your A7 improvements and features suggestions by commenting this post. I will later sum them up in one poll to see what SAR reader would like to see on future FF E-mount cameras. This would be my list:

– Improved A6000 alike autofocusing system
– Improved corner performance for wide angle lenses (for lenses like my Voigtlander Ultron 21mm).
– Make camera really fully weatherproof
– 5 axis In body stabilization
– 48 megapixel foveon sensor

I know you will call me a dreamer :)

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May 27, 2014
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A77 II test shoot and review with Eric Levin

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Sony just published that A77 II test shoot and review with Eric Levin (video on top). And while you watch the video I will keep working on the next A99II rumors… 😉

Sony A77II specs, preorders and shipment date:
Sony A77 body in USA at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Sony Store (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony A77 with 16-50mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Sony Store (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony A77 body in Europe at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony France, Sony IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, PT, NO, SE, FI and Wex UK.
Sony A77 in Asia at Digitalrev and Sony Australia.

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May 26, 2014
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A6000 AF test bt Thecamerastore. It’s the best bang of the buck.

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TheCameraStoreTV team tested the latest generation mirrorless camera autofocus performance and compared it to the best AF cameras of the world, the Nikon D4s (a $6,500 camera!). According to Chris the Sony A6000 is definitely the best bang for the buck. And along the Panasonic GH4 the performance is quite close to that of the exactly 10 times more expensive D4s!

Cannot wait to see the newer generation FF E-mount cameras having the same (and maybe even improved) af performance!

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

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May 26, 2014
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Sony FE 70-200mm gets Highly recommended at Photozone.

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Image sourtesy: Photozone.de.

Our friend Klaus from Photozone is known to be a very sever reviewer. Unlike so many other reviewer sites he rarely marks lenses with the “highly recommended” badge. So it’s a nice to read that the new Sony FE 70-200mm “survived” his detailed tests and made a very favorable impression:

The Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS is, undoubtedly, a high quality with just a few weaknesses. The Sony lens is not only a looker but the mechanical quality is also truly impressive. It feels exceptionally solid and the control rings feel silky smooth. The weather sealing as well as the supplied tripod mount are also a nice bonus.

He also added that interesting note:

The A7R creates rather massive shutter vibrations that are a game spoilers when using tele-lenses – even with activated OSS. However, the A7 and A7s should be able to exploit the really high potential of the Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS. Therefore highly recommended.

Full review at Photozone.de.

Sony 70-200mm FE at Amazon (CLick here), BHphoto (Click here), SonyStore (Click here). In Europe at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, AT, NL, BE, CH, FI, SE, PT

 

 

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May 26, 2014
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The “rumor” road to Photokina: Sony medium format, RX with curved sensors, A-mount FF, Black and White sensor and E-mount stuff.

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Four months to go until the big Photokina event in Cologne! And I am 100% sure Sony will bring a lot of exciting stuff! It’s likely they will announce all the goodness a couple of weeks before the event (end of August). I kindly invite all readers to subscribe our social networks to not miss any exciting rumor and news that will be posted from today towards. Here are the links: RSS feed (Click here), Twitter (Click here), Facebook fan page (Click here) and Google+.

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