October 15, 2014
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Preparing for big rumor time: Help needed from readers and site owners :)

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There is going to be a big Rumor time soon. As “boring” as Photokina was as “exciting” the time will become soon right before the next January-February announcement. One thing I noticed this year is that many sites pick up my news and “forget” or “not properly” cite me as source. I am not going to be mad with anyone here but it’s important for me to get some credit back. Don’t forget this is a a small site and there is no big company financing me like they it happens on other “official” photo sites. So it’s important for me to survive with the only push of my readers. I kindly ask you to help me by following those rules and tips:

For website owners reposting my news:
1) You are absolutely free to take news from me…also images! But please credit me for that.
2) Please do not write “SAR” as source but “SonyAlphaRumors.com“. Also kind would be to not “hide” the backlink with bad visible color (light grey on white background as someone does), or by writing “anonymous source” instead of my site’s name. Thanks!
3) Often I post news about external reviews and news not original from this site. But it would be nice to write “found via SonyAlphaRumors.com” if you find the news through my site. Like for example deals, reviews or news. Thanks!
4) The rules also apply to myself and if I do a mistake please contact me at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com. Please note that most of the news I post I receive from my readers and they sometimes forget to mention the proper sources. Excuse me in advance if the main sources is not mentioned or wrong. It’s sometimes impossible for me to track who wrote what first.

For readers:
Follow me on RSS feed (Click here), Twitter (Click here), Facebook fan page (Click here) and Google+. It’s the best way to not miss any rumor and to get them as first!
Spread and Share the rumor and news that matters by retweeting or reposting stuff. This would help me to make it clearer to anyone who is actually writing the news as first.

An interesting note on social followers:
I noticed that “less” famous site have more followers than me. This is because they either pay to get followers or because they get pushed by official companies (like when they write a good review about a certain company camera). I do not get that kind fo support and have to do all for myself. Therefore if you can and want please help me to increase my social fellowship :)

Thanks a lot! Rumor time is coming… :)

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October 14, 2014
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New Zeiss 16-35mm FE review by Brian Matiash.

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Brian Matiash from Photofocus (Click here) reviewed the new 16-35mm f/4.0 FE Zeiss lens:

Images produced with this lens are very sharp and consistent with minimal softness in the corners. I also didn’t notice any chromatic aberration with photos taken at locations with very high dynamic ranges…As far as I’m concerned, this is a Must-Have lens for all of the Sony A7 shooters out there.

Zeiss FE 16-35mm preorder links:
Zeiss 16-35mm FE at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony Store US.
Zeiss 16-35mm FE in Europe at Sony DE, UK, ES, IT, FR, CH, AT, NL, BE, FI, SE, NO, PT.

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October 14, 2014
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Big 4K tests: Sony A7s outperforms the GH4!

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Enrique Pacheco tested the 4K performance of the Sony A7s and the Panasonic GH4. And in terms of both dynamic range and resolution the A7s outclasses the main competitor:

Sony_A7S_vs_GH4_skydata_07_AA-800x450Image courtesy Enrique Pacheco and Macgregor.

The image on top shows the difference in dynamic range. Enrique writes: “Sony A7s vs Panasonic GH4 in CINE4 mode. Pro ISO 200 the difference of detail in highlights from heaven speaks for itself.
And this is the resolution comparison: “Compared to the Lumix GH4, which has always been known camera with good resolution, the Sony A7s seems to deliver a clearer, sharper picture, you could say that with increased microcontraste or acutance if you’re like us, having grown up with analogue. But we must also note that although the image appear sharper the A7s, actually both seem to achieve the same level of detail.
And Enriques further test also show the A7s has less moiré and less color aliasing. The GH4 advantage is far less rolling shutter (not tested by Enrique but seen in other comparisons) and the GH4 is cheaper and records 4K internally.
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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October 14, 2014
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Meike A7/r/s vertical grip to be sold from October 20.

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I got word the 80 Euro “cheap” Meike A7/r/s vertical grip will go on sale on October 20. It’s likely they will sell those through eBay like they are doing now for their water housings and adapters for Sony (Click here).

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October 14, 2014
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There is a “new” Sony NEX kit camera nobody told you about (and it’s in Stock now).

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In August Sony announced the new NEX-EA50M camcorder kit, the Sony NEX-EA50M. It’s the same camera as the predecessor but has a different kit lens and updated firmware. It’s in Stock now for the first time at Amazon (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

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