July 16, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…

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Made in Siem Reap, Cambodia
from Eddie Peter Hobson on Vimeo.

Capture The World (Video on top):I’m currently working on a project to create a series of short travel films called Capture the World. We shoot everything with the A7r, A7s and RX10. This is our most recent piece of Siem Reap, Cambodia…

A7II field test (ilovehatephoto).
Nex 7, Nikkor 85 1.8, 50 1.4, 35 f2. Freestyle Scootering (SonyAlphaForum).
40$ lens on Sony A7 II https://www.facebook.com/emin.kuliyev.54/posts/10207515980882744?pnref=story
The Profoto B1 vs. the B2 and Sony A7 Compatibility (Philipandersonedsel.com).
Sony 24-240mm f3.5-6.3 (ThePhoBlographer).
Sony HDR-AS200V Vs. Sony HDR-AZ1 HD (Actioncamerarumors).
Sony RX10 II and Sony RX100 IV Preview (Photographyblog).

Robbert:Last week I got my new DJI Ronin M and shot a Brazilian Zouk dance party with it and my A7s + Sony/Zeiss 24-70 f/4. Left the OOS in the lens on to correct for small shakes and used autofocus all the time which did surprisingly well in the poorly lit environment. Shot everything with 50 frames/sec in S-Log2. This might be a nice video to feature on the site. The link: https://vimeo.com/130699038

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July 15, 2015
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New 90mm FE macro lens reviews at LL and Mirrorlessons.

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90mmFE

Luminous Landscape says:

The 90mm Macro that just started shipping is nothing short of exceptional.  Yes, some folks may claim it is too big and some may even claim too expensive at $1098 USD.  But for the price you get a solid really well designed lens that is dust and moisture resistant.

Mirrorlessons says:

As Yasuyuki Nagata (Sony General Manager – Lens and Peripheral Business) stated in an interview with us at Photokina, consumers are looking for three things from their lenses – compactness, quality and a good price – and with a full-frame sensor, it isn’t easy to deliver on all three fronts. In the case of the 90mm, Sony has prioritised optical quality and performance above all, and it shows in the resulting images.

Now the question is, should I buy the 90mm Sony macro or the 85mm Batis lens? Damn it…

90mm links:
In USA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, eBay US (Click here).
In Europe at Fotomundus, Amazon Germany, Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony FR, Sony IT, Sony ES, Sony NL, Sony BE, Sony AT, Sony CH, Sony SE, Sony FI, Sony NO, Sony PT.
In Asia at Digitalrev, Sony Australia.

Preorder links:
Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens in US at Adorama, Bhphoto. In Eu at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2.0 lens at Adorama, Bhphoto. In EU at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.
In Europe and Asia the Loxias can be found in Stock via eBay sellers (Click here) and Digitalrev (Click here).

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July 15, 2015
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Matt Granger: How effective is the Sony In Body Image Stabilisation? Diglloyd: Where is pixel shift on the A7rII?

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Is the new Sony 5 axis image stabilization really a deal breaker? Just watch Matt Granger’s video above to hear his opinion on it!

And Diggloyd is asking Sony why the new Sony A7R II has no Pixel Shift:

Conspicuously missing from the Sony A7R II feature set is Olympus-style pixel shift, which in my testing can deliver roughly a 32-megapixel image from a 16-megapixel sensor. On the 42-megapixel Sony A7R II sensor, a similar technology would deliver ~63 megapixels, or maybe more like ~80 megapixels using a Zeiss Otus.
It’s a pity that Sony is not offering pixel shift, since it has Olympus-style sensor stabilization. Perhaps it will appear in a firmware update, but that seems dubious, since it is a terrific feature to brag about at a product release (and would be a first for a full frame camera).

A7rII and RX camera preorder list:
In USA:
A7rII at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
RX10m2 at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaFocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
RX100m4 at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaFocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at:
A7rII at Sony DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m4 at DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX10m2 at DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at:
A7rII at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX10m2 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX100m4 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

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July 15, 2015
Posted in deals

Hot! Amazon US/EU prime deals started! Plenty of Sony stuff too.

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Bildschirmfoto 2015-07-06 um 10.08.02

For Europeans the new Amazon Prime Super Day Deals are online. And there are also some Sony deals (particularly on Amazon UK). Amazon US will launch those deals soon too. Here are the overall country deal pages showing all deals. Click on those links to see them all:
Amazon US Prime Deal page (Click here).
Amazon DE Prime Deal page (Click here).
Amazon UK Prime Deal page (Click here).
Amazon FR Prime Deal page (Click here).
Amazon IT Prime Deal page (Click here).
Amazon ES Prime Deal page (Click here).

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