March 15, 2015
Posted in reviews

“Perspective” video shot with the A7s (Guest post by Carbon Studio).



SAR note: This is a guest post from Carbon Studio. If you want to write for SAR contact me (Andrea) at Thanks!



The Sony A7s has proven to be one powerful little camera. After our previous video, “Moonlight”
we showed the high ISO capability and how well it did filming in complete moonlit situations. We wanted to explore the option of recording 4K with it.

We were given the opportunity of flying around San Francisco, CA at night and film the city. So we got ahold of an Atoms Shogun and started our plan of attack.
On the day of filming got our gear packed and headed to the airport. We used the Movi M5, Sony A7s, and the Atomos Shogun. Such a light set up and a guaranteed powerful combination.

The Sony A7s has an amazing dynamic range when filming. I have been noticing that it picks up a lot of ambient light.
It made the buildings seem fake, sort of CGI, with the amount of light it was able to bring in.
As you can see in the photos below, these are ungraded frame grabs from the 4K.

I’m am really impressed with the amount of resolution this little camera can output in video. We filled up about one 480gb San disk SSD during the flight which is a manageable size for the amount of footage we collected.

The light form factor mixed with the powerful images it produces, makes this my favorite camera to shoot with on just about any shoot. It makes filming with a Movi or a Ronin effortless with its weight.

Here is the video:

Perspective | 4K
from Carbon Studios on Vimeo.

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).

March 15, 2015
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection.


Sergey Kuznetsov‎
The land before time. Iceland.
Sony Nex-7 + SEL1855.

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: 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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March 14, 2015
Posted in deals

Save $1,200 on the Refurbished RX1 sold by Henrys (now $1,598)


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You can buy the refurbished Sony RX1 for $1,598 only at Henrys (Click here). That’s a $1,200 saving over the regular price for the new camera.

There is a very long list of new and extended Sony deals listed at Amazon US (Click here). This includes:
Bundle and Save on Sony A7 Cameras at Amazon (Click here).
Bundle and Save on Sony Alpha Cameras at Amazon (Click here).
Free Accessories on the RX100, RX100MII, & RX100MIII at Amazon (Click here).
Free Grip with Sony SLT-A99V at Amazon (Click here).
Up to $100 Off Sony DSLR Lenses at Amazon (Click here).
Up to $100 Off of Sony RX Series Fixed Lens Cameras with Trade-In at Amazon (Click here).
$50 Off the Sony A5000 at Amazon (Click here).
Bundle and Save on Sony DSLR Cameras at Amazon (Click here).
Bundle and Save on Sony RX1 at Amazon (Click here).
$1000 Off Sony NEXVG900 Pro-Camcorder at Amazon (Click here).
Up to $400 Off Sony A7 Series Cameras at Amazon (Click here).
$100 Off the Sony A6000 at Amazon (Click here).
Save Big on Sony Action Cameras at Amazon (Click here).
$300 Off the Sony NEX-5TL Interchangeable-Lens Camera at Amazon (Click here).
Free Case with the Purchase of a Sony RX100MIII Fixed Lens Camera at Amazon (Click here).
Up to $50 Off Sony Point and Shoot Cameras at Amazon (Click here).

March 14, 2015
Posted in news

Torii Koubou launches the most sexy case ever for the Sony A7II.


A7II with Torii Koubou case and a Helios 53mm f/1.8 lens (here on eBay).

The Japanese company Torii Koubou just announced their new Sony A7II Ever Ready case. It is really a sexy looking accessory with one main drawback. It costs $350(!) and it’s for sale in Japan only. That means most of us will have to be happy with those still very nice A7II Gariz cases sold in Black (Click here)Brown (Click here)Orange (Click here) and Camel (Click here).

All images via Torii Koubou and

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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.

March 14, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Chasing Aurora with the A7s

Why I don`t use DSLR cameras (Enrique Pacheco).
Should we really hate Sony ? (Dear Susan).
We pair the new Sony 35mm f/1.4 FE Zeiss Distagon with the A7 II for an initial gallery sampling (Imaging Resource).
The Sony A7 MkII ILCE-7M2 Review – Hand Held Video (Soundimagesplus).
Zeiss 50mm f2 Loxia review at ThePhoBlographer.
Sony A7r with the Canon 11-24mm f4 : Ultra-wide angle on a high megapixel setup (Josselin Cornou).
Sony A7m2 with Samyang 14mm f2.8 (SonyAlphaForum).

Vytas:Some news for Sony A7 owners – proof positive that it is definitely worthwhile to upgrade to A7II if you are a night shooter. The two photographs below were taken of the same scene, lens, aperture, iso, etc. The first one was with an A7 and shows the nasty green goblins of flare, whereas the second one with an A7II is perfectly clear! All my night photos are flawless now, and while the A7II has the same sensor as the A7, the A7II has nevertheless definitely improved the overall quality of my photographs through better AF and IBIS.
A7 Photo:
A7II Photo:

Boon:I’ve recently posted about the Sony A6000 and images of my Yorkshire terrier running in the field and of a Red Kite bird-in-flight with the Sony A6000 and FE 70-200mm lens. And


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