November 15, 2014
Posted in deals, news

New great book from Sony Artisan Vivienne Gucwa (Interviewed by Brian Smith).



What you see here on top is the cover from the latest book of Sony Artisan Vivienne Gucwa. You can buy the book at Amazon US (Click here). Almost all images have been taken with the Sony A99. To learn more about the person and her work click over at Brian Smith’s interview with Vivienne.  About the camera she uses:

The majority of images in the book were taken with the Sony A99 which was the camera I used for a large portion of my photography once I went full-time as a photographer. I recently switched to mirrorless cameras this year which has been nice for my back and arms in terms of the weight of the gear. It’s also been great in terms of shooting photography with a higher level of image quality than before. Many of my clients request large scale prints of my work. Being able to shoot with the A7R which is a 36 MP camera that produces images with a striking amount of detail has made me very happy and has made my clients extremely happy as well.

Her story has also been featured on TheGuardian (plenty of pictures can be seen there). And that’s her thumblr page with the list of gear she uses.

Thanks Vivienne and Brian for sharing this story!

November 15, 2014
Posted in deals

Sony US goes crazy: $1,000 off on the A7r with vertical grip. $150 off on the A6000!



Ok guys…I swear…i never saw that great deals in five years of SonyAlphaRumors!

The Sony A7r with vertical grip with SD card and bag sells with a $1,000 discount at Amazon US (Click here). It’s not a scam third party reseller…it’s Amazon itself selling it for that price! Update: now soooold out!
And now also the Sony A6000 with lens, bag and card sells for $548 only again at Amazon US (Click here).


November 15, 2014
Posted in deals

(Updated) Sony A7r with vertical grip for $1,396 only at Amazon US!



Update: now soooold out!

Amazing! Sony A7r with vertical grip, SD card and bag for $1,396 only at Amazon US (Click here). This is directly sold by Amazon!!!! It’s $700 lower than the sole body and you get all that stuff extra too!

found via MirrorlessRumors (Thanks!).

November 15, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR4) Detailed spec sheet of the new Sony APCS (active pixel color sampling) sensor!

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It’s Saturday and I actually had the plan to go out with my family. But an anonymous source just sent me those images (via I have to post straight away :) Tech freaks will be happy to see the details of the world first Sony APCS (active pixel color sampling) sensor! The full document can be download here. Be kind note :) If that news is helpful for you link back to SAR when reposting, retweet it and like it on facebook. Thanks!

Like I told you a couple of days ago this is a 1.5inch sensor likely to be introduced in early 2015 in some video cam. The Sony sensor has the world first sensor capable of capturing the full color spectrum info in one single pixel. Sigmas Foveon sensor used on DP cameras uses three layered RGB pixel ordered vertically but the new Sony sensor has just one single layer. The sensor is also capable of Global Shutter and 2K recording at crazy 16,000 frames per second.

Today I got those detailed graphs showing how the sensor works. “Structure 1” shows how there is a color filter on top of the sensor that moves horizontally. There are three different exposures for each color (Red-Green-Blue). It’s basically a “color HDR” picture instead of a “dynamic range HDR” picture :)


The sensor has a native ISO of 5120 and an impressive dynamic range of 127,69DB at that setting.


On paper that’s a hell of a sensor! Having the full color info in one a single pixel allows to have larger pixel compared to modern RGB Bayer sensors (which means less noise or higher resolution possible at same noise level). It also doesn’t need an Anti Aliasing filter anymore (increases per pixel sharpness and gets rid of moirè issues). Global Shutter is also an amazing feature (faster frames per second, no more jello effects). The only question is how this triple exposure time will work on moving subjects and long exposure shots. But I guess Sony knows well how to overcome this. Now I am curious to read the comments of SAR experts on this! Comment here or on our new SonyAlphaForum!

It’s likely that future Alpha Camera will use that kind of sensor too! Stay tuned on SonyAlphaRumors because there is really an amazing amount of rumors to come!

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Hot: The full Black Friday deals can be seen on at that Amazon US page (Click here to see the long list).

November 15, 2014
Posted in reviews

A7 with 16-35mm versus A6000 with 10-18mm (by Jörg Haag).



You can download the A7 with 16-35mm versus A6000 with 10-18mm comparison images at Jörg Haag’s website.

In contrary to what I did in the hands-on review of the FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS I will not give any comments or a verdict on the images and will leave that fully to the readers.

So what do you think of that comparison?

Preorder the 16-35mm Zeiss lens 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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