August 4, 2015
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New A7rII tests: Minor Miracle on wide angle M-mount lenses. How to avoid 12 bit shooting.

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A very first fully detailed A7rII review has been posted by Mobile01. It’s not in English but there are plenty of pictures and tests you can check.

First impressions by DearSusans:

A minor miracle appears to have occurred in that two of my favourite M lenses – the 18mm Super Elmar and 24mm Elmar – appear to show no colour fringing, whereas they were simply awful on the original A7. The 18mm Super Elmar and 24mm Elmar still have some problems (vignetting and softness at the edges) but are much, much better than they were on the A7r1. I would think anything from 35mm on will perform well.

A7RII 12-bit mode. How to avoid it by Fred Miranda.
The Sony A7RMII does 10 frames with auto bracket for an extreme HDR pic (Flickr by Richard Banton).
Sony A7RII 1st Thoughts, Images & Video by Steve Huff.
A7rII cage from Varavon (Newshhooter).
This is a 181mp panorama which turns out to be a 153mb file (Wayne G on Flickr).
New A7rII image samples and owners reports on SonyAlphaForum.

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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August 4, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…A7II with huge Nikon 500mm f/4P video test.

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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 (alpha-festival.com).
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 ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdl9OxYkcIA

Walter: The address link of the moonlight music video shot with the Sony a7s from Lady B. (alias Roberta Serrati): https://youtu.be/8frSSFTuOsg

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August 3, 2015
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RX100m4 is a dream for videographer and has surprising RAW files too. New Nauticam housing announced.

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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:
In USA:
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.

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August 3, 2015
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A7s vs A7rII low light battle. 40 year Hasselblad shooter sells everything and buys the A7rII.

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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 rickybanphotography.com.
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).

Reminder:

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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.

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August 3, 2015
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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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAzAlw6Kg_0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvotUOQiU78

And some from Korean a7rII event ( don’t understand a word)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwhZrbZtv2c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mp0ZiN5ooM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyr3Ck1Jb68

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.

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