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

November 24, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Good news: 5 axis stabilization works with ALL third party lenses!



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).

Highly trusted sources (Thank You all!) confirmed the 5axis stabilization of the A7m2 works with ALL third party lenses like the lenses from the Leica M, Zeiss ZM, Konica Hexanon, Olympus OM series. Terrific news if you consider for the firts time in history those lenses will get a 4.5 stop stabilziation on a FF camera!

One of the sources wrote:

In body stabilization of the new A7II will work with all third party lenses. For lenses without electronic connections, you will need to manually enter the lens focal length. For lenses used with an electronic adapter, such as Metabones Version 4, the info is conveyed automatically to the camera and you will need to turn off any stabilization in the lens.

As you see form the images posted by Sonyshop-satouchi, Biglobo and Yagumo-Camera the 5 axis stabilization can be manually set for a long list of focal lengths!

P.S.: Sony A7m2 launch news is now reported on Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony Italy, Sony France, Sony Australia.


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