April 18, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Carl Zeiss 35mm F1.4 Lens Review

Sony a7R as a sports camera at NBA games (SonyAlphaForum).
Getting The Best From Your Camera Sony RX100 III (Bretthigginsphotography).
Exaltación de Bandas Semana Santa Almudévar 2015 Olympus E-M5 Mark II (Youtube).
Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 real-world sample gallery posted (Dpreview).
5MM 1.4 ZEISS alla mano: prime impressioni! (MSCfoto).
Lucky octopus finds photography job at a New Zealand aquarium (Engadget).
Sony 55mm f/1.8 review by Michael Comeau.
Zeiss OTUS 85/1.4 & Sony A7r review at DearSusans.

Alexandre:I shot a famous Cosplay Event in Bangkok with beautiful models and costumes. I used my Sony A7R and the Zeiss Lens 55mmF1.8 .

Jason:Thought I’d share a Teaser video produced for Alpine Electronics for their new Navigation Solution for the Jeep Wrangler! Was shot on the A7s with Atomos Shogun in 4K. Here it is: https://vimeo.com/124259341

Paul:I created a little blog post step by step tutorial on how to use the Sony PlayMemories app with the iPhone to move photos from camera to phone to web (also using Instagram and PicTapGo).

Jason:Its funny because I own an a7s and hated the monitor shut off problem because the sensor was too sensitive. A customer emailed me about this below showing how my invention LightDims solves the problem. http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/topic112228_post1352754.html#1352754

April 17, 2015
Posted in deals

Free battery grip with all A7 cameras at Sony Store.



You get the battery grip for free with the A7/A7II/A7s/A7r cameras sodl at Sony Store (Click here).

NAB specials and rebates:
A long list of deidcated NAB deals has been posted on that special BHphoto site (Click here).
A7r for $1,898 only at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
FE Distagon 35mm f/1.4 lens is in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

Sony’s new World’s Smallest 30x Zoom Cameras preorders:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V for $428 at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Digital Camera for $328 at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

Sony refurbished deals:
Refurbished A7r sells for $1,399 at Secondipity eBay (Click here).
Refurbished Zeiss FE 55mm lens for $749 at Secondipity eBay US (Click here)
Refurbished RX100m2 sells for $379 at Secondipity eBay (Click here).
Refurbished A5000 sells with two E-mount lenses and free 16GB SD card for $369 at Secondipity eBay (Click here)
$300 off and free SD card and case on the A6000 double lens kit at Secondipity eBay (Click here).
$100 off on the A3000 with kit lens at Secondipity eBay (Click here).
Save $250 on Open Box Sony A7s cameras sold by Samys on eBay (Click here).

April 17, 2015
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Wikileaks Sony document do confirm: New A7rII, New A6000 and a new RX camera coming!



It’s SR5, just got that proof (Thanks P:L) that a new A7 series camera a new A6000 series camera and a new RX camera are going to be announced between now and end of May. The image on top is the official Sony Product launch Calendar til June 2015 leaked by Wikileaks. Of course there may be small changes because of uncalculated events (for example A6000 successor overheating issue). The bad news is that there is no A-mount stuff on that list. This means on April 23 Sony will announce new RX stuff and in early-mid May the new A7rII and the new A6000II.

This is now SR5 which means there is now a 90%+ chance I am right on that rumor! P.S.: Glad to hear that my A7rII, A6xxx and RX rumors were correct :)

Important UPDATE: A reader posted that image of a document saying the A99II and A58 would be discontinued in July. I just wanted to add that no such document is available in Wikileaks. I asked the commenter who posted the image to send me the file. he said he would be he didn’t. I believe that guy just wanted to fool our readers in the comment system!

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April 17, 2015
Posted in reviews

First Drone video shoot at night with the A7s.


from Christian Mülhauser on Vimeo.

If I am not mistaken this is the very first (or one of the first) Drone videos shoot at moonlight. And of course the author used the Sony A7s to make the video. Such kind of videos would be impossible to make if there wouldn’t be the A7s on this world :)

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).

April 17, 2015
Posted in news

How To share rumors about the soon to be announced new cameras! And rumor recap for readers.


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And for SAR readers this is the rumor recap so far:
SR5: New camera announcement on April 23
SR4: New E-mount camera announcement will follow in May
SR4: Either A-mount or/and RX announcement on April 23
SR4: A6000 successor is coming
SR4: RX100m4 with Four Thirds sensor
SR4: A7rII is in production
SR3: High Megapixel A-mount camera in development
SR5: Definitely a PRO E-mount camera in the works (release date unclear)


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