August 8, 2014
Posted in news

Sony TidBits…


How to clean sensor like a professional

Review of the Sony RX100 III: Field Test in Rio de Janeiro (Photographyconcentrate).
Sony A7s review at Akihabaranews.
A6000 tested at Photoreview.
Sony A7s vs GH4 at Spanish DSLRmagazine.
Polish A5000 review at Optyczne.
Comparative test from Sony RX10 and Canon G1 X Mark II on Tom’s Hardware.
Few portraits of musician Jon Batiste, shot with the A7 by Mike Kobal.
Tethering with Sony cameras via Lightroom (Tutorial on Youtube).
Backbutton Fokus mit Sony Kameras (Youtube).

Boon:I have just posted my review of the Phottix Odin for Sony. This might be of interest to Sony users:
I’ve also just uploaded about the Sony A6000 + remote control app for shooting birds in the back garden. This may be of interest to your readers as well.

Vicente:Hi Andrea, i let you with this video i made trying and explaining the focus methods of an A77 camera, it’s in spanish but it’s going to be useful to somebody!

August 8, 2014
Posted in deals

Sony US deals roundup (A77II, Bower, A7 series, Sigma and more).


The A7 rebates page at BHphoto.

New Sony deals (firts time I post them on SAR):
$100 off on the A77II at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$80 off on the QX10 and QX100 at Amazon US (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$600 off on the Sony NEX-EA50UH at BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the Bower 35mm f/1.4 for A-mount at BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 at BHphoto (Click here).

Sony US is selling plenty of top refurbished cameras with huge discounts:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 for 2,299.00 by Sony on eBay (Click here).
Refurbished Sony Cyber-shot Digital Camera RX100 II for $524.99 by Sony on eBay (Click here).
VG900 for $1,349.99 by Sony on eBay (Click here).
$600 discount on the A99 at Sony eBay page (Click here).

More Sony deals:
Up to $900 reward deal at Amazon US (Click here).
$200 off on the A7r at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here) and Sony Store (Click here).
Save $380 on the Sony VGC99AM Vertical Grip with Sony A99 Digital SLR Purchase
Buy a Qualifying Sony a7 Series Camera and Save on Select Lenses and Accessories
Buy a Qualifying Sony Alpha Digital SLR Camera and Save up to $200 on Select Sony Lenses
Save up to $200 on Select Sony Lenses with a Qualifying Sony Compact System Camera Purchase

August 8, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR3) A99II with 36MP and fastest AF of the world.


Rumors from anonymous and new sources are coming in almost daily now. According to one of them the next Sony A99II (or whatever the final name will be) is going to use the same 36MP Sony A7r sensor. The real highlight will be the fastest autofocus of the world (which Sony claims to be from the A6000 right now). The camera is also featured with NFC and Wifi while rumor has it that there is no built-in GPS because apparently customers do not care about having that feature. Keep your feet on ground for now until trusted sources will confirm the A99II launch and specs.

The source also said the current A99 will keep remaining for sale with likely lowered price. Right now Sony sells them for $1,799 only at [shoplink 27915 ebay]eBay US (Click here)[/shoplink].

The camera is likely going to be introduced along a new Sony 24-105mm G lens. Hopefully that lens will match or even beat the already very good Sigma 24-105mm f/4.0 lens performance.

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August 8, 2014
Posted in deals

Amazon Gold Box deal: Rokinon 8mm fisheye for E-mount!


Quick Blitz-Deal post: The 8mm Rokinon fisheye lens for E-mount is on Gold Box right now at Amazon US (Click here and scroll the horizontal bar to find it). The lens usually sells for $299.

August 7, 2014
Posted in news

Sony TidBits…


Sony DSC-HX400V Review by John Sison

Sony RX100 III review (CameraLabs).
A7s review at PhileWeb.
Sony A3000 review (CameraLabs).
Sony A77 II : test terrain et montée ISO (Focus Numerique).
Mitakon 50 0.95 lens Review on the Sony A7s (Steve Huff).
Japanese A7s review at MyNavi.
Japanese SAL16F28 review at Ascii.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 / Sony Alpha 7S Comparative Review (Dpreview).
HDR Photography with the Sony A7s at SonyAlphaLab.
Full review of the E-Mount version of the Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 is up on Admiring Light.

Mario:Took the A7s for a spin with my C100: Interested to see if anyone can tell which shots are from which camera? C100 was recording to Ninja in ProResHQ, A7s internal with s-log2

Doug:I just published a blog post about using an inexpensive intervalometer with the a7, a7s, a7r and a6000. (It may work with other models, but I haven’t tested them.) There have been some videos about this hack, but they don’t give step-by-step details.

Boon:I have just recently been to Cornwall, UK and managed to try the Sony A6000 AF-C on birds-in-flight. This is the link:


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