November 25, 2014
Posted in news

Sony says 5 axis is very likely to be on future models too.



Sony Alpha a7II  (Body Only) for $1,698 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), SonyStore (Click here).
Sony Alpha a7II  with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for $1,998 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), SonyStore (Click here).
Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II Lens for $1,148 at BHphoto (Click here)., and Digitalcamera followed the Sony A7m2 presenattion in Japan. And there are a couple of interesting additional informations to report:


About the mirrorless market:
– The mirrorless system camera market is growing everywhere (althaugh very slowly in US).
– Half of the system cameras sold in Japan and Korea are mirrorless (see blue bars on the image on top)
– In Germany the share now is 29%

About the A7m2 and future products:
– The A7m2 is ealsed against water drops and dust.
– 5 axis stabilization is very likely to be implemented on future models too because.

And also interesting: Half of the A7/r/s camera owners never owned a Sony camera before that camera

More images here (Click on it to enlarge).

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November 25, 2014
Posted in reviews

Watch the A7II SteadyShot in action!


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

The video on top shows you how much the Full Frame sensor moves to stabilize the image. Quite incredible that there is enough space on E-mount to make it work!

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November 25, 2014
Posted in news

Sony TidBits…


The Sony Alpha Line – Making Sense Of The Choices (Gary Fong).

Sony 35mm 2.8 or Zeiss Loxia 35mm 2.0? (HikeVentures).
Hands on With the Sony FS7, Part 1 (Planet5D).
Sony 135mm f/1.8 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* Lens Review (SonyAlphaLab).
Sony FS7 lens solutions part 2 (Newsshooter).
Sony Mobile Partners With 3 Internationally Renowned Photographers (ePhotozine).
Sony 60mm f/2.8 macro patent (Egami).
SONY’s Mini AC HDR AZ1VR – Review at ActionCameraRumors.
Review of the Sony RX100 III in Fantasea Housing (Divephotoguide).
Fotodiox tough E-mount review by MyPhotoJourney.
ENG lens on A7s at Newsshooter.

JJ Backer: just came across 5 very useful Sony ‘Lens Compatibility Charts’ on the Sony e-support site.  These charts show show full compatibility details for all A-Mount lenses when used on E or EF mount camera bodies.  The charts show all features / functionality issues with all 4 Sony LA-EA Adapters and every A-mount lens!  The reason I never noticed this before is that Sony has the charts listed under ‘Lenses: A-mount style’ on the support page.  I think these compatibility charts would be very useful for most E / EF mount Sony owners.  
Go to link below and look under “LENSES”: “A-mount style lenses”:  Then click the ‘lens type’ All 5 A-mount lens catagories listed there include details for all NEX / A7x series bodies when used with all 4 LA-EA adapter versions.

Frans:There is my new test for Pentax FA 31mm limited on the Sony A7: Focuspeaking (google tranlsation here)“.

November 24, 2014
Posted in deals, news

Atomos Shogun 4K recorder to ship on December 1 (new hands-on videos)



At last the new Atomos Shogun will start shipping on December 1 according to BHphoto (Click here). And it will ship about the same time at Adorama (Click here) too. You will need this to record 4K video with your Sony A7s. On top you can see a video made by Adorama to introduce that combo.
Another good news is that Atomos confirmed 4K Raw recording with the Sony FS700 (More about it here at Newsshooter). Newsshooter also made a first test of the Atomos on a Nikon DSLR.

And do not forget there is also an Atomos Sony A7/r/s compatible power station you can preorder at BHphoto (Click here).

November 24, 2014
Posted in deals

New Camdiox battery grip for the A7/r/s.


SAR reader Fred (Thanks!) noticed that there is a new battery grip for the A7/r/s sold by Camdiox on eBay (Click here). That’s the second non Sony original grip alternative after the also just launched Meike grip on sale on Amazon US (Click here) and eBay (Click here).

This is the Camdiox Product Description

The is made by third party, as same as original Sony VG-C1EM battery grip. It is not from Sony, but almost same as original grip. This Power Grip is both powerful and versatile. Doubling the amount of shots that these SLR cameras can take on a single charge, the Power Grip also offers the flexibility of a secondary shutter release button for vertical shooting. It retains the tripod mounting thread as well, keeping the important ability to stabilize the camera during critical shoots.

This grip for Sony α (Alpha) iLCE-A7 / A7R / A7S completely replaced Sony original VG-C1EM Vertical Grip. This Vertical Grip also can hold two NP-FW50 Lithium batteries – effectively doubling your shooting capacity. It provides improved flexibility, not only helps steady your hand in both vertical and horizontal positions, but also provides a stable platform for shooting portraits, still-life shots and other subjects requiring vertical format.

This battery grip also provides additional controls for key functions and a shutter release that is located right at your fingertips when using the camera in the vertical position – eliminating the need for the contorted balancing act often required accessing the camera controls when shooting vertically.
– Vertical shooting
– Battery capacity doubled
– AF/MF and AEL
– User-defined C1
– Front rear control dial
– Perfect matching with camera body

1. The best choice for portrait photographs.
2. Provide a vertical grip shutter button, the shutter-lock switch, AF-lock button, AE-lock button, completely supports auto function.

Compatible With
Sony Alpha A7 / A7R / A7S

Package Included
Vertical battery grip for Sony A7 x 1
User Manual x 1
Retail Package x 1


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