August 12, 2015
Posted in news

A7rII Live Panel event at BHphoto (with Sony manger Kenta Honjo).

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Today at 2pm New York time (20:00 in Berlin) you can follow the Sony A7rII live panel discussion organized by BHphoto (full info here). You can send your questions via #BHPhotoLive. On the panel we also have Sony manger Kenta Honjo so be sure to ask him precise simple questions about some of the A7rII issues we found out in those days. We need to be sure Sony fixes them as soon as it gets.

You can also watch the live stream here on SAR:

A7rII preorder list:
In USA: at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at Sony DE, UK, 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 12, 2015
Posted in reviews

A7rII plus super tele lens tests: Canon EF 600mm by Patrick Murphy-Racey. Tamron 150-600mm test by Frydman.

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SAR reader Patrick Murphy-Racey tested the new Sony A7rII with some massive tele lenses:

I think you will dig this video.  I shoot a tennis player with three long lenses that have not been talked about much.  Most of the testing online has been with Canon short glass so I thought it might be nice to take the monster 600L into a dark indoor tennis court and shoot action at 12,800 ISO. The files are pretty amazing from the new camera and end up 120.7 megs each!!! here is the video:

SAR reader Gilles Frydman sent us that nice picture of the new Sony A7rII with Meike grip and the Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 SSM superzoom. he also said the “Meike battery pack MK-A7II Pro  which seems to work great, at about 1/3 of the Sony price“. You can see image samples shot with that combo on his Facebook page. You can buy the Meike grip on Amazon US (Click here) or via many eBay sellers (Click here).

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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 12, 2015
Posted in rumors

(SR2) Possible 8K Cine Alta Sony camera specs!

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I got this from a very new source so please as usual take it with a grain of salt. The source claims to know the specs of a new 8K FZ mount camera:

“Sony is working on a 8K Cine Alta camera which will replace the current top of the line Sony F65 camera. The sensor will be based on the A7r2 back-lit CMOS technology and will include a global shutter mode (either mechanical or electronic)
– 60FPS in DCI 8K resolution
– 240FPS in DCI 4K resolution
– 16 bit RAW uncompressed and compressed onboard recorder
– ProRes, DNxHD, DNxHR, AVCHD, XAVC, SR, MPEG-2, H264
– Burst mode allows for higher FPS
– Sony F55 form factor and weight
– To be introduced in early 2016
– Price point will surprise many people
– Sony FZ mount”

Thanks source!

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August 12, 2015
Posted in news

New Sony A7rII test roundup…

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Note: A7rII is in Stock and shipping worldwide at Digitalrev.

From Canon to Sony. Almost. (Josh Anon).
Sony A7rII: ISO 5000 and up in silent mode (Mike Kobal).
Kids At The Park: A Sony a7RII Video (MovetoMirrorless).
Panasonic GH4 vs Sony A7R II in low light – Speed Booster Shootout (EosHD).
Sony A7R II with the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L Sample Images (Photographyblog).
Sony A7R II with the Sigma Art Sample Images (Photographyblog).
Assessing Dynamic Range on a Scene that Exceeds the Camera’s Ability (Diglloyd).
Japanese A7rII report at (Yodobashi).
Sony ILCE-7RM2 – #alphaddicted Teil 1 / Part 1 (Joerg Haag).
5 Questions for Daniel Watson About the Sony A7R II (Explora BHphoto).

Robbert:Shot my first real shoot with the new A7Rii yesterday and it performed fabulously. Used it connected to my MacBook Pro running Capture One and the files where transferring to the laptop pretty fast. The autofocus was running perfectly and the files that are coming out of the camera are rich, detailed just beautiful. Also thumbs up for Sony for the new cable management thingie that’s in the box with the Rii!! The first result of the shoot can be found here: https://flic.kr/p/xc44eR

Gilles:Something interesting: On the A7R we had to use the sony adapter la-ea4 to gte good results. The AF was slow but accurate. I saw Brian Smith explaining early that with the A7RMK2 it’s highly preferable to use the sony adapter la-ea3 because the AF is handled directly by the body. Sounded great. I got a la-ea3 on Saturday and was surprised to find that my Zeiss 1.4 85mm was not recognized as an AF lens. Then tested all my lenses and got weird results. The Sigma ART 35 works fine. The Sigma ART 50 tries to get focus and then restarts, never able to focus completely. 1/3 of the Zeiss lenses are working (Sony-Zeiss Alpha A-Mount 24mm f/2 SSM does but neither the 85mm nor the 135 mm work). The Tamron 150-600 works like a charm. The store where I bought the adapter talked to a Sony rep this am who confirms that the adapter has incompatibility issues. If that is true Sony A-mount lens users have a real problem. Painful, inexplicable and inexcusable. We should find more from Sony engineers.

Ryan:I just posted a blog post with some sample images and initial thoughts on the new A7Rii. I will also be running this camera through its paces in the studio today with the Profoto B1 strobes. Tomorrow I’ll be shooting environmental portraits with the A7Rii and Profoto B2 strobes. http://www.sniperphotoblog.com/2015/08/sony-a7rii-high-res-samples-lets-see.html

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 11, 2015
Posted in deals

Sony A7s for $1,799 on eBay US (grey imported with 1 year US warranty)

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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.

Sony US lens deal reminder:

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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