January 3, 2015
Posted in reviews

New A7II tests. And in Stock at BestBuy.


Sony A7 vs. A7II – sensor stabilizer test from Nino Leitner on Vimeo.

Note: The A7II is in Stock at BestBuy (Click here).

There is a new Sony A7 vs. A7II – comparison & stabilizer test at Cinema5D (Click here). And I hope they are right when they write this:

I think we can expect an A7r Mark II and A7s Mark II at some point in 2015, if Sony keeps up with the rapid succesion of recent camera introductions.

And here is also a new Sony A7II 3 Axis IS with Nikon 500mm f/4P and Canon FD200mm f/2.8 by Patrick Murphy-Racey:

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.

January 3, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Sony A6000 – How To Shoot Action Photography – 3 Mandatory Steps by Gary Fong.

Zeiss Loxia 35mm lens test at DC.watch.
Tokina Japan confirmed the AT-X 11-20 PRO DX is coming for Canon and Nikon mounts only.
Whi Sony is better than Leica (Jorge Torralba).
Sony LenStyle QX1 takes the Land, Sea, Sky & Space (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony SXS PRO+ C memory cards – optimized for 4K High Frame rate shooting? (Newsshooter).
Community Challenge: Just One Photo in December (Dpreview Forum).
FS7 shoulder rig by Movcam (Newshooter).
A500 first impressions at iLoveHatePhoto.
Sony RX100/B Point and Shoot Digital Camera Review (Wrbdigitalcamerareviews).
Sony 18-105 f/4 OSS lens review at Betterfamilyphotos.
Sony Announces the Development of a Compact, Lightweight Single-Lens Display Module with OLED Technology That Enables Superior Image Quality (Sony.net).
Sony A7II review at DC.fever.

Ramesh:We recently shot a 15 minute short film using A7r as the main camera and A6000/Nex 7 as camera B. It is an inspirational film in English and hope we can share with your community. We have more exciting projects coming our way, so would like to get feedback from the community too. http://youtu.be/62HH8N_SlWI

January 2, 2015
Posted in deals

Great A6000 savings ending tomorrow.


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The probably best deal of the Holiday Season is ending tomorrow. A6000 with two lenses and free $50 gift card sold at BHphoto (Click here). Really don’t know if it’s wise to wait for the much more expensive A7000…

Reminder: Full deal list on those special pages at BHphoto (Click here), Amazon (Click here), SonyStore (Click here) and Adorama (Click here)


January 2, 2015
Posted in rumors

Zeiss says new Loxia wide and tele primes will come by end 2015!


Zeiss Loxia Lenses — BandPro 2014 from Clint Milby on Vimeo.

Hdslrshooter interviewed the Zeiss US manager and he spilled out some info about the future Loxia lenses (just watch the full video on top). He said a wide and a tele prime lens are very likely to come. And he “believes” those lenses will be on market by end 2015. We don’t know yet if those lenses will be “based” on the ZM line just like it happened with the other two Planar 50mm and Biogon 35mm primes. But let’s take a look at the ZM lens range:

Wide primes:
Distagon T* 2,8/15 ZM (Click here to see images on eBay).
Distagon T* 4/18 ZM (Click here to see images on eBay).
Biogon T* 2,8/21 ZM (Click here to see images on eBay).
C Biogon T* 4,5/21 ZM (Click here to see images on eBay).
Biogon T* 2,8/25 ZM (Click here to see images on eBay).
Biogon T* 2,8/28 ZM (Click here to see images on eBay).

Tele primes:
Sonnar T* 2/85 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Tele-Tessar T* 4/85 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).

I would really like to see the 21mm f/2.8 and the 85mm f/2.0 :) And you?

Zeiss Loxia store links:
Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T* Lens for Sony E Mount at BHphoto, Adorama., WexUK, CameraPro.
Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* Lens for Sony E Mount at BHphoto, Adorama, WexUK, CameraPro.
Zeiss Lens Hood for Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T* Lens at BHphoto and Adorama.
Zeiss Lens Hood for Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* Lens at BHphoto and Adorama.
Zeiss 52mm Front Lens Cap for Touit and Loxia Lenses at BHphoto and Adorama.
Zeiss De-Click Key for Loxia Lenses (5-Piece Set) at BHphoto and Adorama.
Zeiss Rear Lens Cap for Loxia E-Mount Lenses at BHphoto and Adorama.

January 2, 2015
Posted in reviews

Atomos 4K and A7s double review at Newshooter and EosHD.


Sony a7S/ Atomos Shogun 4K And HD Test from Matthew Allard ACS on Vimeo.

We have two new A7s with Atomos 4K recorder test and as you will read the reviewers conclusions are not very positive:

Newshooter (Click here) writes:

Overall the Shogun ticks a lot of boxes and I think most users will be very happy with it. At the end of the day the Shogun delivers what it promises – 4K recording on a budget, a great screen and easy to use interface.

EosHD writes:

I’m learning as I go when it comes to the feel of the images and how it compares to the 1D C, GH4 and NX1 in 4K. So far the A7S 4K image to the Shogun has impressed but it isn’t as good as the 1D C. I think it’s great for enthusiasts and low-budget filmmakers who want to max out image quality on the A7S. But for me the shortcomings are significant

And a bug report: FYI on how the Sony a7S breaks SLog 2 when outputting via HDMI (Atomos Forum).


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