November 13, 2014
Posted in reviews

New A7s review/videos (with most sexy model yet). A7s is leading the Amazon’s Professional Video Cameras ranking.


SAR reader Isidor Taylor sent me his last A7s video shot with Top model Lise Olsen. Doesn’t tell a lot about the A7s quality but she is a beauty!
And here some more A7s news:
Behind the Scenes with the Sony A7 & A7s (Joshmcleodphotography).
Dirty slow motion video test between a Sony FS700 at 240 frames per second, a7s at 120 and a NEX7 at 60 (Dave Tameling).
Sony A7S Image Quality Analysis (Imaging Resource).
Sony A7s Compared To Sony A7r At High ISO Settings + Full Size Resolution Jpgs (Soundimagesplus).
A7s CINOFLEX (Vimeo).
Stills from 4K: How Many Megapixels Does it Take to Make a Great Wedding Album? (Planet5d).
German High ISO test (Sony Germany Forum).
Drifting From Shore shot on the A7s on Vimeo.

Zach:Commercial video for shot entirely on the A7s. The camera performed very well in an incredibly fast paced environment. Only had a few hours to shoot the event and publish the video before the event ended. The camera never got in the way and just allowed me to focus on shooting.

Laszlo:here two links to clips shot using Sony a7s in one voigtlander 35mm lens and in the other Loxia 35 mm lens. enjoy. and″

Ashley:We recently filmed a black friday advertisement for our store using the Sony A7s with only available light.  Most of the night shots are at ISO’s of 8000 or more, we would love to hear what you think of the video and if you think it is something the SAR community would like to see.  Really shows how the A7s works in such low light conditions and still can deliver an image with great contrast and saturation.

What I never noticed before is that the Sony A7s is the leader of the Professiona Grade sales ranking at Amazon (Click here to see the full ranking).


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).

November 13, 2014
Posted in reviews

16-35mm FE review by Jörg Haag.


Image courtesy: Jörg Haag.

The 16-35mm FE is shipping in Asia (Amazon Japan and Digitalrev) and Europe (eBay UK). And it will ship soon in USA too (check dates at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony Store US, Sony Canada). SAR readers are getting their lenses and this is a review published by Jörg Haag (Click here):

The FE 16-35mm is an adequate replacement of the A-Mount, at least from the perspective of image quality. An aperture stop less light is something to get over, because this is easily compensated by the better ISO performance of the α7 in comparison to the α99. I am looking forward to many hours of photography with this lens and I think this lens will not be inferior to the A-Mount counterpart in the field of architectural photography.

You can discuss with Joerg directly on SonyAlphaForum. More image samples have been posted on Photographyblog.

Check the full shipment date info here:
USA/Canada  at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony Store US, Sony Canada.
Europe at Sony DE, UK, ES, IT, FR, CH, AT, NL, BE, FI, SE, NO, PT.
Australia and Asia at Sony AUS, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

November 13, 2014
Posted in news

Hasselblad about Design center closure: “will not have any effect on our production or product portfolio”



As you know recently we reported about the closure of the Italian Design center responsible for the Hasselblad Lunar (here on eBay), Stellar (here one Bay) and the Hasselblad HV (here at BHphoto) design. DPreview now reports:

Hasselblad has responded to our questions about the design center closure. It confirms that the center has closed, but states that it ‘will not have any effect on our production or product portfolio’. It appears that while the northern Italy facility is gone, the re-badged Sony cameras may be here to stay.

To me it still sounds very clear that those rebadged Sony design strategy failed and will not continue. They may keep current production but If they close the design center…I do not think they will make new kind of luxury designed Sony cameras. But I may be wrong with my logic… :)


November 13, 2014
Posted in news

Still no word from Sigma about the exact 50mm ART A-mount shipment date.


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Sigma managers if you are reading this: Can you please tell us when you plan to ship the amazing 50mm f/1.4 ART A-mount version? It’s now quite a long time Amazon says shipping in 2-6 months :(
Recently Gordon from Cameralabs wrote:

The new Sigma 50mm f1.4 ART is a truly excellent lens which comfortably out-performs anything costing even twice the price. It sets a new standard for 50mm lenses and easily earns our Highly Recommended award.

This is likely the best A-mount lens you can buy and it’s pity Sigma is letting us wait so long to get it.

The A-mount lens can be preordered in USA Amazon (Click here) at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here). And in Europe at WexUK (Click here) and WexDe (Click here).

November 12, 2014
Posted in deals

In Stock: Tamron SP 150-600mm for Sony!



The Tamron SP 150-600mm for Sony is finally in Stock in USA at Amazon (Click here), KenmoreCamera (Click here), Cameta (Click here), Samys (Click here) and Photo4less (Click here). A larger Stock will ship in a few days at Adorama (Click here).

And the great sniper-lens-cover :) you see on top can be ordered at BHphoto (Click here).

Reminder: Full Black Friday deals can be seen on at that Amazon US page (Click here to see the long list). Specific photo deals of Sony/Sigma and accessory stuff can be see on that Amazon page (Click here).

More Sony US deals:
Tough E-mount replacement is finally in Stock at Amazon again (Click here)
A7/A7r: trade-in program at Adorama (Click here).
A77II: Up to $500 off on the body and kits at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the body and kits at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
A5100: $100 off on the body and kits at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
A5000: $100 off on the body and kits at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
Open Box Sony A7 for $1198 only(!) on eBay (Click here)
$200 off on the Sigma 150-500mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$200 off on the Sigma 70-200mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$150 off on the Sigma 50-500mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$80 off on the Sigma 10-20mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$75 off on the Sigma 12-24mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sigma 8-16mm lens at Amazon and BHphoto.
$25 off on the Sigma 75-300mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Rebates on Sigma Flashes and Teleconverters at Amazon (Click here to see the full list).


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