December 21, 2014
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This week SAR readers photos selection.


Dan Redwing
Sunset Crashers
We visited Shore Acres, near Coos Bay on the coast of Oregon the day after Thanksgiving to look at the Christmas light display, but arrived early enough to take in the sunset over the big waves first. I like the many tiny little lights, but this is so much better.
Sony A7, Olympus Zuiko OM 24mm f/2.8 ISO 640, 1/100, f/8
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December 20, 2014
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Small bug warning on the A7II image stabilization (can and will be fixed by Sony via firmware upgrade)


Sony a7 II Sensor Stabilization/SteadyShot INSIDE Test (filmed with a7S) by Tony Northrup.

Like on any new camera release there are always annoying bugs that hopefully will be fixed soon. The A7II has a strange bug on the 5 axis stabilization settings. David Sampson (Viramati) found the bug and Jono Slack sums it up at Dpreview:

If you attach a 3rd party lens after using an OSS (eg the 24-70 FE) lens then IBIS does not work
If you attach a 3rd party lens after using a non OSS lens (eg the 55 f1.8) then IBIS does work.

This is a bug that can (and I am sure Sony “will”) be fixed via firmware upgrade.

UPDATE: There is a workaround to fix the issue when it appears. David S. sent me this:

If you unmount (take off) an OSS lens without turning the camera off (or at least turn it off after you have removed the lens) then when you attach a third party (dumb) adaptor ‘steady shot’ (IBIS) continues to work normally. Of course this is not a thing a photographer would normally do as it usually common sense to turn the camera off when changing lenses so would still benefit from a firmware upgrade

USA/Canada A7II links:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for $1,698 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore and Sony Store Canada.
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for $1,998 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore.
Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II Lens for $1,148 at BHphoto.

EU A7II links:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for 1.799 Euro at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Jessops UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Spain, Sony Austria, Sony Switzerland, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Portugal, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Norway.
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for 2.099 Euro at Amazon Germany, Wex UK, Jessops UK, Verkkokauppa.

Asian/Australia A7II link:
Sony A7II at Sony Store Australia, Digitalrev and Amazon Japan.

December 20, 2014
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Sony Tidbits…


Sony Alpha – creating a custom white balance

2015 Sony World Photography Awards Judges Revealed (ePhotozine).
Thai Playboy Bunnies shots with the A7r at Traveljournalists.
Scared of S-Log2? (Videoproducttraining).
Sony A7S Review at Imaging Resource.
5 Quick Tips for Great Holiday Photos by Paul Gero (Sony Blog).
Some pictures from Mitakon 35mm f0.95 + A5000 at Pantip.
Sony A7 + CZ ZM Biogon 35mm F2 review at FocusPeaking.
Full review of the Zeiss Loxia 35mm and 50mm at MirrorlessLessons.
Sony E-mount review of 2014 and hopes for 2015 (MyPhotoJourney).

Robin:I recently purchased a Sony A7s and took it out the first time for some serious high ISO shooting. I am really impressed by the results I got out of it and I wrote an article about my initial thoughts with tons of sample images.

Ahmad: “Entirely Shot On The Sony A7S PP6 With Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens.

Trond:Aurora video shot with the Sony a7S

Alfian:Video Highlights Alpharian 3th Gathering (Sony Alpha User Indonesia & Malaysia)″

Brandon:Hi, I took the A7s with me recently to South India, and I made this video about the city of Kochi. Everything shot with 24-105mm EF lens and Metabones EF adapter mkIV. Enjoy, and please share!


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