July 24, 2014
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New Zeiss Touit 50mm firmware upgrade released!

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Zeiss released a new firmware upgrade for the 50mm macro E-mount lens which fixes following issues:

• clearly noticeable shutter release delays when pressing the release button with activated flash
• ‘hunting’ for the focus point with the camera in AF-C mode

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July 24, 2014
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$30 price drop on Sigma E-mount lenses.

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If you want some cheap but still high quality native E-mount price than you might grab those two that just got discounted by Sigma US:

$30 off on the 19mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$30 off on the 30mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

Sony US deals reminder:
6ave sells the A7s with free extras for around $2,260 only on eBay (Click here).
Third party sellers have the A7s for $2,442 on Amazon US (Click here).
Up to $375 credit on the A7-A7r and A7s purchase if you trade in your DSLR at Amazon US (Click here to get all info).

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July 24, 2014
Posted in reviews

DxOmark sensor battle: Nikon squeezes out a marginal bit more of image quality from the Sony 36MP sensor.

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DxOmark (Click here) tested the new Nikon D810 camera (specs and price here at Amazon). It’s 99,9999% likely the Nikon uses the same Sony A7r sensor but Nikon managed to squeeze out a tiny bit more performance. Therefore the new Full Frame leader is the D810 (at least based on DxO parameters).

The new Sony A99II could use the same 36MP sensor and we will see if Sony can beat the Nikon…

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July 24, 2014
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(SR4) First curved sensor for the Xperia Z3X and the New RX FF (on market in 2015).

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The pattern is now pretty clear and these are the first devices that will almost certainly feature the new Sony curved sensor tech:

1) The 2/3 inch 22 Megpaixel curved sensor with f/1.2 lens will be used by the next Xperia Z3X. The images of the camera have been leaked by Digi-wo.com.

2) The Full Frame RX (RX2?) will feature a Full Frame curved sensor and a very compact 35mm f/1.8 Zeiss lens. it will become the most compact Full Frame ever made.

Both will hit the market in early 2015!


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July 23, 2014
Posted in news

Sony TidBits…

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Unleashing the Power of Your Sony A6000

70-200mm lens review by SonyAlphaLab.
Sony A6000 Review: Top-notch image quality meets great performance and affordability (Imaging Resource).
German A77II review at Dkamera.
Zeiss 55mm1.8 vs Mitakon 50mm 0.95 comparison at Yannickciancanelli.com.
In depth review of the A7r at Colbybrownphotography.com.

Alex:so many people have been asking me how i do i tethered shoot in the studio with the sony A7r. Here is a link to a little tutorial i posted: http://www.alexk.com/sony-a7r-vs-canon-5dmkiii-can-sony-replace-the-canon-in-tethered-shooting-in-the-studio/

Louis:Hello! I just wanted to share a video I made while scuba diving with my RX100 in the Philippines last November. It’s still the Mark One of the RX100 but it still does amazing images! (I took it with the more affordable but really great Ikelite Housing and a red filter with no artificial light). Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HewhJDeyeo8

Tino:A6000 with Sony G 70-400 SSM ant Sony LA-EA2 testvideo at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DheXlKq1HM

Hounsell:Andrea, from the video you can see that this was done with Sony Gear A99 & A7, nice to see these cameras performing well under tough conditions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBJyo0tgLnw

David:Hi, I thought you could be interested in share my last timelapse in your web. It is a flowers blooming timelapse, hope you like it https://vimeo.com/98276732

Josh:Just wanted to share a little project we did using an A6000 and an A7. Camera’s worked great and the small size was really handy for some of the work.
http://vimeo.com/100950796

Luke:Here’s a quick travel video that I shot with it along with some photos with my A7r https://vimeo.com/100901015. I am very impressed that such a small camera can give such a good image. What I’d liked to find is to see if anyone has come up with a small 3 axis gimble for it yet?
I did kickstarter of on these Pop and Locks https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2120229387/the-pop-and-lock-a-folding-camera-support-built-fo which looks promising for a super-small travel stabilizer (can’t wait to get mine).

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