November 8, 2014
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Sony TidBits…

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The Mitros Experience from QBetaStudios on Vimeo.

Gerald (video on top):Hi. Here is a very detailed flash tutorial for Sony Alpha system using the Phottix Mitros flash. Pictures were shot using an a7s. Your readers might find it informative. Thanks. https://vimeo.com/110535701

Trip Report: Scotland, Lake District and Wales with the Alpha 7 (SonyAlphaForum).
How to Shoot Zombies (Ilovehatephoto).
Sony Reports Image Sensor Sales Growth, Updates Forecast (Image Sensor World).
My SONY FE System And Mix And Match Lenses – Disadvantage? Or Creative Option? (SoundImagesplus).
How to Use Keystone Compensation with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (TheDigitalStory).
That’s how an Alpha Shooter looks like (SonyAlphaForum).
Great Sony NEX-6 double lens kit savings in Europa (DealsRunner).

Andreas:My name is Andreas Fernbrant and I’m a photographer and filmmaker from Sweden. A couple of hours ago I released my second time-lapse film from a small town in Southern Sweden. The first one is viewed over 82.000 times form almost every country in the world. My new one focuses on people in the city and I hope it will be the same success as the first one. What sets this apart is that this time-lapse video was entirely done on Sony A7s. Mostly I used the FE35 and FE55 and there are some shots in the time-lapse that wouldn’t be possible without the electronic (silent) shutter of the A7s, like the scenes in the concert hall or the theatre. It took me roughly 6 months to make and contains 6600 still images (in total over 15.000 images was shot) and roughly around 800 hours of work. View the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oFPFE8mHdo

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November 7, 2014
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$45 off on the Tokina 11-16mm.

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First of all, check the new daily Black Friday deals running at Amazon US (Click here to see the long list). The list includes many photo accessories, Sony and Sigma deals (specific photo deals list can be seen here). There are also these two brand new lens deals:
1) $45 off on the Tokina 11-16mm at Adorama (Click here).
2) $100 off on the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART at Adorama (Click here). You have to use the coupon code “SR35MMSALE” and click from(!) SigmaRumors.

Reminder:
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.
A6000:
$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)
Meike grip on Amazon US (Click here), eBay (Click here) and Alibabaexpress (Click here).

Sigma deals:
$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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November 7, 2014
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Open Box Sony A7 sells for $1198 only! Trade-in program is back at Adorama.

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Authorized Sony reseller BeachCamera is selling the Open Box Sony A7 for $1198 only(!) on their eBay Store (Click here).

There were some issues with the last A7 Trade-in program but they should have been fixed by now and it’s up an drunning again at Adorama (Click here).

Reminder:
Black Friday Deals are already running on Amazon US (Click here to see the long list).
A77II: Up to $500 off on the body and kits at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
A6000:
$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.
Meike grip on Amazon US (Click here), eBay (Click here) and Alibabaexpress (Click here).

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November 7, 2014
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Zeiss 16-35mm FE gets DxOmarked: Best f/4.0 wide angle zoom on market. French reviewer says “est impressionnant” :)

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The new Zeiss 16-35mm FE lens got tested at DxOmark (Click here). And it scored the best result among the three f/4.0 wide angle zoom tested by DxOmark. It beats by a hair the Nikon 16-35mm f/4.0 lens. The only real “cons” of the lens is that it’s also the slightly more expensive of the three. But we can live with that or not? As long as results are that good!

Also Focus Numerique (translation here) tested the lens and said “Le 16-35 mm f/4 de Sony est impressionnant“. I think it’s clear for everyone what it means :)

One more thing: Worldwide shipment officially started today at Sony Canada and Amazon Japan. 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.

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November 7, 2014
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Small $5 discount on the new Meike A7 grip if you buy it through SAR.

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The company making the new MeikeA7/r/s vertical grip contacted me to offer a small $5 discount for all SAR readers. This is how it works: Click on that link eachshot.com and you will get automatically the $4,77 discount. If for some weird reason this doesn’t work just add the discount code “SAR!40160” at checkout! The company told me shipping is free! Reminder: You can also buy the Meike grip on Amazon US (Click here), eBay (Click here) and Alibabaexpress (Click here). But the discount code doesn’t work there :)

Reminder:
Black Friday Deals are already running on Amazon US (Click here to see the long list).
A6000:
$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.

 

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November 6, 2014
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Rokinon announces the new 12mm Cine lens for A and E-mount (on preorder at BH).

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Samyang/Rokinon announced the new Rokinon 12mm T3.1 ED AS IF NCS UMC Cine DS Fisheye Lens for Sony A and E-Mount. You can read the full specs and preorder it at BHphoto:
Rokinon 12mm A-mount (Click here).
Rokinon 12mm E-mount (Click here).

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November 6, 2014
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New Black Friday deals: Up to $200 off on Sigma lenses!

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Black Friday deals are daily updated on Amazon US (Click here to see the long list). And today we got some nice Sigma deals too! Up to $200 off on A-mount lenses and accessories:

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$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).

Reminder:
Black Friday Deals are already running on Amazon US (Click here to see the long list).
A77II: Up to $500 off on the body and kits at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
A6000:
$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.
Meike grip on Amazon US (Click here), eBay (Click here) and Alibabaexpress (Click here).

 

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