July 28, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Shot on Sony A7s-Syrian refugees stranded on the Italy-Austria border
from Johnnie Behiri on Vimeo.

No more photos of public buildings in Europe? (TheNakedCamera).
Lack of GPS Function in Sony’s New Cameras (SonyAlphaForum).
The BMX get’s an Artist! PAINT by Sony (ActionCameraRumors).

Jesse:I had shot a short film entirely on a Sony a7s. Luckily, it had also won a local film festival here in San Francisco. I’ve also attached two separate links of the short film below for your viewing. https://vimeo.com/jessetugas/thewalk or http://youtu.be/OfF9CMhKC-g

Winston:Large portions of tonight’s season finale of VICE on HBO season 3 were shot on Sony a7s, including some of the interviews and the open sequence inside the Kremlin: https://youtu.be/zZpOOACeg0s

Alexandre:I wanted to share with you this new article reporting my visit yesterday at the Bangkok Car Show; I shot beautiful thai models of the Bangkok Auto Salon 2015 (Car Show) with my Sony A7R, the Zeiss lens FE55mm1.8 and the flash F43M. I shot at aperture F1.8 most of the time to have a shallow depth of field and a nice bokeh in the background.

Pascal:I have just written a 2-part review of the Zeiss C-Sonnar 1.5/50 ZM. Part 1 is a technical review and part 2 is more artistic with comparisons with other 50mm lenses in its class.

July 27, 2015
Posted in deals

Refurbished Sony’s: A7r for $1299 and A7 for $829.


The price of the Sony refurbished cameras went down and here are the new deals:
Sony A7r for $1299 at Amazon (Click here) and eBay (Click here).
Sony A7 for $829 at Amazon (Click here) and eBay (Click here).
Sony A7s for $1899 at eBay (Click here).

And there is also one FE lens:
Sony 24-70mm FE lens for $799 at Amazon (Click here) and eBay (Click here).

July 27, 2015
Posted in reviews

Sony A7rII legacy test: “strong indication the sensor has no problem with magenta color shift at the borders anymore”.

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Image courtesy: 3D-Kraft.

There are still no reviews of the new Sony A7rII. Bit strange if you consider the camera is set to ship in a few days on August 5 according to Amazon US (Click here). Sony still doesn’t allow to shoot pictures with legacy lenses but 3D-Kraft (Click here) tested the Zeiss Hologon T* 8/16 lens on the A7rII and analyzed the results from the LCD screen. Of course this is not a very scientific way but 3D-Kraft has a good eye when it comes to legacy lens test. So these are his first impressions:

What you see on the display looks very promising for legacy lens collectors! It gives strong indication that the sensor of the new Sony A7RII has no problem with magenta color shift at the borders anymore. It also looked like the borders were less blurred compared to the sample from the A7S.

Well, let’s hope his “Impressions” will be confirmed by future more advanced tests!

A7rII preorder list:
In USA: at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at Sony DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

July 27, 2015
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July 27, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV spinner high frame rate sample video (960 fps)

German Gold Box deal on the Tamron 16-300mm at Amazon (Click here and than scroll the horizontal bar to find it).
Slow-motion video samples from the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV (Dpreview).
Astrophotography with the Sony A7II (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony Alpha a7s Travel Photography: Filmmaker and Pro Surfer Cyrus Sutton (Adorama Blog).
Review of Venus Optics LAOWA 15mm f/4 1:1 Wide Angle Macro Lens (SGmacro).
A7s and A7II test at Nikkei.jp.
Keeping photographers and reporters at distance: The “Clinton-rope” (TheNakedCamera).
A7s Slog2 Shogun (SonyAlphaForum).

Wes:Shot my first wedding a week and a half ago on an a6000. Using the SEL35f18 and SEL70200G mostly.

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