November 11, 2014
Posted in news

SR5 coming soon. Stay tuned today!


I finally got some top reliable info from my best sources about the next VERY BIG Sony announcement which will take place in 2-3 months already! Stay tuned on SAR I am writing about it now and likely post it around 12.30-13.00 London time (I am at work now and need to wait for the break to write the rumor). I only got some first very general info but at least it gives me a 100% reliable idea of what to expect! I know I should not tease you with those kind of posts but I am so excited about what I heard…so let me do that mistake :)

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November 10, 2014
Posted in reviews

Surprise at Newshsooter: A-mount lenses are much better than E-mount lenses on the FS7!


Sony FS7 E-mount and A-mount with LA-EA4 and Speedbooster lens tests
from Dan Chung on Vimeo.

Dan Chung from Newsshooter is reviewing the new E-mount FS7 4K camera. He is not happy with the E-mount lenses for many reasons while A-mount lenses do work much better than expected on the FS/:

What makes Sony’s A-mount lenses different to Canon’s is that the aperture is still controlled from the body (or LA-EA adapter) via a mechanical level. Canon EOS lenses are all electronic and so without power there is no way to adjust iris. This means the A lens aperture can be controlled by a simple ‘dumb’ mechanical adapter in the same way that most Nikon lenses can. This makes them about the most suitable AF lens out there for adaptation to video.

Read the full article at Newsshooter!

Camcorder preorders:
Sony PXW-FS7 body only at BHphoto (Click here).
Sony PXW-FS7 with 28-135mm lens at BHphoto (Click here).
Sony VCT-FS7 Lightweight Rod Support System for PXW-FS7 at BHphoto (Click here).
28-135mm at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
28-135mm powerzoom in Europe at Sony DE, UK, ES, IT, FR, CH, AT, NL, BE, FI, SE, NO, PT.
Sony 128GB XQD Memory Card G Series 400MB/s at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony 64GB XQD Memory Card G Series 400MB/s at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony 32GB XQD Memory Card G Series 400MB/s at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

November 10, 2014
Posted in deals

A7s currently no more available at Sony US. A7r on backorder.



A couple of SAR reader noticed this and also for me it’s the first time I see it: Sony US marked the A7s as no more available (Click here) and the A7r as on backorder (Click here). It likely means that Sony sold out their US Stock. I do not seriously think the A7s will be replaced soon :)

UPDATE: It’s now back in Stock again! So it must have been some sort of “issue” on Sonys site…

Sony US deals:
Check out todays new Black Friday deals list at Amazon US (Click here to see the long list).
Tough E-mount replacement is finally in Stock at Amazon again (Click here)
A7/A7r: trade-in program at Adorama (Click here).
A77II: Up to $500 off on the body and kits at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the body and kits at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
A5100: $100 off on the body and kits at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
A5000: $100 off on the body and kits at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
Open Box Sony A7 for $1198 only(!) on eBay (Click here)
$45 off on the Tokina 11-16mm at Adorama (Click here).
$200 off on the Sigma 150-500mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$200 off on the Sigma 70-200mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$150 off on the Sigma 50-500mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$80 off on the Sigma 10-20mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$75 off on the Sigma 12-24mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sigma 8-16mm lens at Amazon and BHphoto.
$25 off on the Sigma 75-300mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Rebates on Sigma Flashes and Teleconverters at Amazon (Click here to see the full list).

November 10, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR2) Possible E-mount APS-C lens roadmap for 2015!



The following rumor is not coming from my trusted sources so just like the all other low ranked rumors take them with a grain of salt. The interesting part of the rumor is that it’s about the APS-C E-mount lens roadmap. Something that is highly needed! So let me know if that Fake or True roadmap would make you happy or not! The anonymous source said those are the lenses to be released in 2015:
25 f1.4
16-50 f2.8 – 4
50-150 f4-5.6

All those three lenses would be nice to have but I still miss a fast portrait lens. Hope that Sony will do that too! You can also discuss the lens roadmap on our SonyAlphaForum.

One more thing: I have very big SR5 rumors I am working on. Please be patient because I am trying to use my 100% reliable info to get as much as I can from other sources. All I can say know is that very big stuff is coming from Sony in very early 2015. To not miss any of them quickly subscribe our social network:
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Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

November 10, 2014
Posted in news

Sony TidBits…


ALONE at NIGHT at Abandoned Six Flags New Orleans Jazzland Urban Explorer Jason Lanier Sony A7s

First snaps with the new Zeiss Loxia 50mm F2 by Philip Bloom.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30 Review at Photographyblog.
TONY HAWK skating for SONY’s Action Cam (ActionCameraRumors).
Commlite Auto-focus Mount Adapter for Sony A7 Review (Movingelectrons).
Sony 135mm STF 2.8 [4.5] lens (SonyAlphaForum).
Japanese A6000 test at
Sony KW1 selfie camera tested at Mobile01 and Unwire.
A Quick Trip To Las Vegas With My New Sony A7 (Ilovehatephoto).
REVIEW: Fujifilm x30 – Great, but not a Sony RX 100 III Killer (RonMartBlog)

Boon:I’ve just posted my comparison of IQ of the JPEG engine between firmware 1.01, 1.02 (previous comparison images) and 1.10 for the A7R. I used the Sony FE 24-70/4 at about 50mm F4 to shoot the images. Other than the faster startup of FW 1.10, I think the image quality has indeed improved, perhaps by at least 1-stop.


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