April 14, 2013
Posted in Uncategorized

Sony tool helps you to “master the basic principles of photography”


Sony Asia (Click here) created a website which explains you in easy steps the basics of photography. Check it out!

April 14, 2013
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Video review: Fuji vs Sony RX1 by Kai from Digitalrev

Kai, the crazy guy from Digitalrev compared the new Fuji X cameras against the Sony RX1.

But there is also a more “serious” review to read :) J.W. Kern from TheGoldenSieve (Click here) posted his Sony RX1 user report: “I cut my photographic teeth on film and I will always have an affection for it. There is a sense that one is playing within the rules when he uses film. That same feeling is here in the RX1. I never thought I’d say this about a camera

RX1 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.
RX1 Gariz accessories:
1) They made a new half leather case in Black and Brown (Click here to see them on eBay).
2) The new lens cap (Click here to see them on eBay).
3) The new entry is the anti loose button(!) (Click here to see them on eBay). Don’t know if that will be really useful for you RX1 owners. Someone has it and call it how it works? Thanks!
4) And this is the really first time I see that. A special Leather skin hood! (Click here to see them on eBay).

April 13, 2013
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Contax G electronic adapter to ship from April 20th

DeoTech is going to ship the new Contax G to NEX adapter from April 20th. Here are some links to videos showing some Contax lenses on the NEX:
28mm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZCmjzwg6V0
35mm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Tz9Yx7ruKo
45mm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uGMyLDlp1s
90mm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xC_fWkEj2Ls

Here is the list of great G lenses with links to eBay price:
Hologon 16mm; 1:8 on eBay (Click here) -> (will not work on the DEO TECHART adapter).
Biogon T* 21 mm; 1:2,8 on eBay (Click here) -> (will not work on the DEO TECHART adapter).
Biogon T* 28 mm; 1:2,8 on eBay (Click here).
Planar T* 35 mm; 1:2,0 on eBay (Click here).
Planar T* 45 mm; 1:2,0 on eBay (Click here).
Sonnar T* 90 mm; 1:2,8 on eBay (Click here).
Vario-Sonnar T* 35 – 70 mm; 1:3,5-5,6 on eBay (Click here).

April 13, 2013
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Sony Lens Designer Motoyuki Ohtake says: “We’ll make more lenses. Please wait for a while”.

Sony Lens Designer Motoyuki Ohtake made this presentation in Malaysia where he explained the design of the new Alpha Lenses (like the Zeiss 50mm). He also told us “We’ll make more lenses. Please wait for a while” :)

If you watch the video at Minute 31:30 he gets asked about the future Sony G zoom for NEX. The answer is… :)

Personal Note: I like the honest and spontaneous being of Motoyuki Ohtake a lot! He is definitely not a marketing guy spreading void slogans. I want to see him more in future :)

UPDATE on Zeiss: Damn, Zeiss delayed the 50mm lens release and it is shipping in July only at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and SonyStore USA (via AlphaCameraDeals). In Europe at Wex UK and Amazon DE.


April 12, 2013
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SAR readers work roundup!

The Echo in the Light (ULTRA Music Festival) from Brandon Li on Vimeo.

Dave:I also wanted to share my work with you and your readers. My first camera was a Sony a100 bought in 2006. I moved onto the a700 soon after it became available and then the a77 after my a700 was stolen. So all of the photos on my website were shot using one of these three cameras. I shoot only in RAW and continue to be amazed by all the information I can pull out of these Sony sensors. http://www.davelongmedia.com/

David:I shot my second video job last week for a Lounge/Bar in Toronto with the a99, here’s the video: http://www.sin3rgy-creative.com/portfolio/skky-lounge-promo/ ‎
I shot the entire video in HD at 60p, it’s a huge advantage over all other FF DSLRs because they can’t do 1080p at 60p, only 720 at 60 frames/second. Because of that I was able to do very nice slow motion shots.

Martin: “Sony Alpha 99 Training. Hier einmal die beiden Links:

Jim:Dear Sony Alpha Rumors,
Some of your readers may be interested in my side-by-side test of the A77 and the RX-100 in a real-life situation. I’ve posted a lot of information about the A700 and the A77 already. Check out my blog posts about these, too. http://jimmartinphotoblog.blogspot.de/2013/03/testing-sony-rx100-at-zoo.html

Baron:Hi Andrea, how are you?
Please share this video with the world. We used the Sony SLT A99 to film the Royal Salute Polo Cup, Malaysia. Lenses used were Sony 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 and Sony 24-70mm F/2.8 ZA. Here is the video: http://vimeo.com/62416804. The entire polo match was shot using the Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G telephoto lens. This lens shines for use in outdoor sports, wildlife situations. I don’t recommend this lens for indoor use as it is a little slow (F4.5-5.6). Unless you are willing to compensate with a high ISO, the 70-300mm should be used for brightly lit situations. Shot at 60 frames per second with the A99, edited smoothly with Edius, no file formats issues. Perfect playback and editing of footage shot at 60 frames per second with the A99.

Luis:This one is a BTS for a photography workshop inspired in Mad Men. Again it’s all shoot with my Sony A77, a Sigma 30mm f1.4 and a Tamron 60mm f2.0.
https://vimeo.com/55425154. Then there’s this one, a day in the company of a friend of mine who’s a bike courier in my home town in Portugal. This one has some clips from a Canon MkII but most of the footage is from my Sony A77 and a RX100. https://vimeo.com/60198481

Vaclav:The NEX6 review in Czech: http://www.digimanie.cz/art_doc-57FC1A81576114D7C1257B2C005CDAAF.html

Aleksey: “Last summer at the Sony SLT-A77V I filmed timelaps. Video was shot 3 months. Used the 50mm and 18-50mm. Some plans have been photographed on Minolta Z3 :) I am used the photographs only. Since you periodically publish these videos I thought that you may be Interested. http://youtu.be/oYHM_B2xTLI

Anonymous:Budget underwater housing from Meike. Found this while I was looking for UW housing for my NEX 6. They currently only hold housing for NEX 3 & 5 for under 100€: http://www.mkgrip.com/en/products.aspx?typeid=84

Doug:Sony NEX-6 versus NEX-7: http://www.blogarithms.com/index.php/archives/2013/04/07/nex-6-or-7/.
Sony E-Mount Lenses: http://www.blogarithms.com/index.php/archives/2013/04/07/nex-lenses/
Sony NEX-7: 3-Part Review: http://www.blogarithms.com/index.php/archives/2012/07/03/sony-nex-7-tests/

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