February 23, 2015
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LOL :) With the A7s we finally spot UFO’s again!

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Well there is one more great thing with the Sony A7s. With the super high ISO performance it delivers we can finally spot the UFO’s flying around at night! Check out that video: youtube.com/watch?v=Iaksh6P8AMU. It has been shot by CityHunter who writes:

My friend Terrence shot this footage testing his brand new Sony A7S, with a 50mm Nikon lens. Shot at 70,000 ISO, it made 9:30pm look like twilight. First is the normal speed, then a slowed version of the footage.

More UFO videos here: Youtube one and Youtube two.

Personal note: I have a scientific mindset and I have an extremely hard time to believe in UFO’s. Usually those things can be easily explained with a bit of research and rational thinking. But I am seriously impressed by the terrific A7s performance. I “Believe” in the A7s :)

Sony A7s store links:
Sony A7s in USA/CA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA, Sony Canada.
Sony A7s in Eu at Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PL. And Wex UK.
A7s Gariz leather case in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Red (Click here) and Orange (Click here).

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February 22, 2015
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A7S + Voigtlander Nokton 35mm 1.2 field test by Daniel Cook.

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SAR note: This is a guest post from Daniel Cook and has been first posted on SonyAlphaForum. All images are copyrightet and you can see more of Daniel’s pictures at http://www.danielcook.com and https://www.flickr.com/photos/62198876@N02/.
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February 22, 2015
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This week SAR readers photos selection.

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Warren Roos‎
A school girl gets a tattoo in New Orleans. A6000 w/ 10-18 lens.

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors/photos_stream?tab=photos and on SonyAlphaForum.
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

Note: When sending a pic feel free to also add a link to your site to promote yourself!

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February 21, 2015
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Cheapest E-mount cam so far: Refurbished A3000 with lens for $179 only!

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This is part of the top official eBay deals: The refurbished Sony A3000 with kit lens sells for $179 only at Secondipity eBay (Click here). The same store also sells the refurbished NEX-5T with two(!) lenses for $399 (Click here).

Reminder: There is a new updated special Sony deal page at Adorama (Click here). Check it out! And we also have those deals listed at Amazon US:
1) Save Big on Select Sony RX Series Cameras with a Qualifying Trade-in (Click here).
2) Free Premium Jacket Case with the RX100m3 (Click here).
3) Free case with the A7,A7s,A7r cameras (Click here).
4) Up to $200 off on A5000/A5100/A6000 double lens kits (Click here).

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February 21, 2015
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RCCDroidPro provides real liveview for A7S, A7II and A77II.

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The new RCCdroid version has been announced an it adds liveview for the A7S, A7II and A77II. You can download it here:
Other features are:
  • Preview of taken pictures on an Android Display (Semi-Lifeview)
  • Change of Cameraparameter
  • Wireless shutter release over Bluetooth
  • Shutter release via sound monitor
  • Focus Trap
  • New: Phototrap (Cameratrap) via Motion detection
  • Long Term exposures without touching the camera
  • HDR without touching the camera
  • Timelapse
  • New: HDR Timelapse
  • Extended HDR up to 13 shots +-4EV
  • Bulb intervalometer (Startrail and HDR Options)
  • Start of Video
  • Write GPS-Data to JPG pictures (EXIF)
  • Selfporträts with correct focus

Official website here: rccdroidpro-en.glensk.com

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February 21, 2015
Posted in deals, reviews

New Loxia 35 and 50mm review.

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lox35The 35mm Loxia (Image courtesy: Stockografie).

Stockografie (Click here) tested both Zeiss Loxia lenses:

The Zeiss Loxia 2/35 as well as the Zeiss Loxia 2/50 is a wonderfully crafted lenses. They are built to withstand almost anything a photographer could run into. I would not hesitate to use these lenses under harsh conditions such as rain, dust or any other kind of influences.
If I would have to choose between one of the two I would go for the Zeiss Loxia 2/35 but that is only my personal preference as I like the 35mm field of view better than that of the Zeiss Loxia 2/50. In terms of image quality both lenses are amongst the best you can get for your A7 series camera with a native E-Mount.

The Loxias are in Stock in:
50mm in Europe at Photo Porst eBay (Click here) and Photo Petzold eBay (Click here).
35mm in Europe at Photo Porst eBay (Click here) and Photo Petzold eBay (Click here).
50mm in USA at PoppFlash eBay (Click here).
50mm in Asia/Australia at DigitalRev (Click here).

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