August 4, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…A7II with huge Nikon 500mm f/4P video test.


Sony A7II 3 Axis IS with Nikon 500mm f/4P and Canon FD200mm f/2.8 (found via SonyAlphaRumors).

Sony wants to raise €3.2 billion so your phone can take better pictures (The42).
Alpha Festival in Berlin (
First shots from FE 2.8/90 Macro G OSS (SonyAlphaForum).
Every photo that you take is a once-in-a-lifetime photo – make it awesome! (TheNakedCamera).
Sony FE 28mm f/2 Review (Photographyblog).
Shogun Firmware Update V6.4 (Atomos).
AX100 review at Cinema5d.

Filipe:Hi my name is Filipe Abreu, i am from Portugal and Starded a new Channel on YouTube in Portuguese. I don’t know how many users you have that speak this language. I have a lot os Sony stuff and will review another sony cameras and lenses, if you think this is interesting you could share it ;)

Walter: The address link of the moonlight music video shot with the Sony a7s from Lady B. (alias Roberta Serrati):

August 3, 2015
Posted in reviews

RX100m4 is a dream for videographer and has surprising RAW files too. New Nauticam housing announced.


Jordan from Thecamerastoretv team reviewed the Sony RX100 IV. And in very short he claims this is the best pocketable camera you can get, a dream for videographer and what’s more surprising is that the RAW files show a huge(!) dynamic range improvement you don’t see on the normal JPG files.

And Nauticam announced the new RX100m4 housing. It costs $995 and it will ship…now!

A7rII and RX camera store links:
A7rII at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
RX10m2 at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaFocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
RX100m4 at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaFocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at:
A7rII at Sony DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m4 at DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX10m2 at DEUK, 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.

August 3, 2015
Posted in reviews

A7s vs A7rII low light battle. 40 year Hasselblad shooter sells everything and buys the A7rII.


Image of the A7rII vs A7s by Cinema5D.

Cinema5D posted a A7s vs A7rII ISO (video) comparison (on vimeo here). They write:

– The Sony A7RII is good in terms of lowlight and certainly very good in comparison to many other 4K cameras out there.
– The noise floor of the Sony A7RII vs A7s seems similar, but the footage is cleaner on the Sony A7s.
– In terms of detail the Sony A7s can retain usable quality up into high ISO’s while the Sony A7RII lacks detail much sooner. We start to notice this in the shadow areas around 6,400-10,000 ISO. Shadow areas get washed out and become less usable even on an HD downconversion that we compare to the Sony A7s original as seen in the video above.

A 40 year long Hasselblad photographer finally sells everything to buy the Sony A7rII (SonyAlphaForum).
Richard Banton posted a full A7rII ISO range test shoooting on Flickr and on his blog
Wayne’s got G.A.S. posted two new A7rII videos on Youtube:
Sony A7Rii / A7R ii Still image noise tests at ISO 100 through to 25,600!
A 181 MegaPixel Panorama shot with the Sony A7Rii / A7R ii at 100% zoom to show the amazing detail
a7rii EFCS and Canon+adap​ter lenses: Work ok? Manual seems to indicates “no”. (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony A7R II with the Zeiss Batis 25mm Sample Images (Photographyblog).
Sony A7rIi test images at Fotopolis.

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 Gariz case
The current A7II Gariz cases suite perfectly for the A7rII too:
Alcantara case in Red (Click here) and Black (Click here).
Leather case in Orange (Click here), Red (Click here), Black (Click here) and Brown (Click here).
As this is the same A7II case you can buy them all also at Amazon US (Click here).


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Uniquephoto (Click here) organized a special A7rII launch event with Sony Artisans. If you cannot participate don’t worry, there is a livestreaming too.

August 3, 2015
Posted in news

Sony aims to beat Nikon and Canon by focusing on the Full Frame market!


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Image from the Korea A7rII event by Koreatimes

Last Monday Sony had a big A7rII event in Korea. Koreatimes interviewed Sony Korea Manager Bae Ji-hoon and he said:

Sony will concentrate on full-frame cameras in the future. In the short run, we will target existing full-frame camera users and then attract those who use entry and mid-class models to upgrade their cameras in the long run, raising the popularity of full-frame cameras. To do so, we plan to boost our presence in the professional market such as photo studios and wedding photography. Besides the stagnant growth of the camera market, the entry-class segment of the lens-interchangeable camera market is slowing down drastically.
We held a 59 percent share in the mirror-less camera market last year and have been the top seller of mirror-less cameras for the last five years, but we have never topped the gross lens-interchangeable camera market on a yearly basis. Our goal this year is to become the leader in this market for the first time.

Koreatimes writes that Sony Korea pledged to focus on the full-frame camera market. Expectations are that Sony will seek to outperform Canon and Nikon, adding another blow after its success in the high-end compact camera and entry into the mid-end mirror-less camera segment.

And here are some videos from the event:

Two videos Showing a7rII – Burst and AF-C test

And some from Korean a7rII event ( don’t understand a word)

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.

Thanks Matt!
via Dpreview.

August 3, 2015
Posted in deals

Gold Box deal on the Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 E-mount lens at Amazon US.


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There is a Gold Box deal on the Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 E-mount lens at Amazon US (Click here). Don’t forget that aftertomorrow the first US bacth of A7rII cameras will ship at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.

For German readers: Heard the first A7rII stock will ship in 2 weeks from now at Fotomundus.


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