April 5, 2015
Posted in reviews

Best cheap gear: 70€ Minolta 50mm MC Macro Rokkor QF 3.5 on the A7II.


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Image by Drasko (SonyAlphaForum). 500px.com/DraskoStojadinovic  and facebook…tojaphotography

The Sony A7II is capable of fulfilling two tasks that only 2 years ago where pure dreams:

1) Use any kind of third-party lens on an affordable Full Frame camera
2) Improve the image quality with those lenses by adding on sensor stabilization.

So I figured out it would be nice to show you how you can spend $100 or less for a second-hand lens and take great pictures with it.

SAR reader Drasko tested the 70€ Minolta 50mm MC Macro Rokkor QF 3.5 on the A7II. You can find all the pictures on our SonyAlphaForum (Click here). Those images are simply great!

The lens only way to grab the lens is on eBay (search results here).

Image by Drasko (SonyAlphaForum)

More about Drasko’s photos can be seen at:

April 5, 2015
Posted in rumors

Lensbaby teases a new 55mm f/1.6 lens.



Lensbaby is teasing a new lens on their facebook page. The lens should be a 55mm f/1.6 an will be unveiled on April 7. We can expect an A and E-mount version of that lens like we have on the 58mm f/3.5 fisheye. That one is available in A-mount (Click here) and E-mount (Click here).

Click on those images to see the images of the lens:

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via Photographybay.

April 5, 2015
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection.


Anders Wotzke‎
There was a slim break in fellow tourists and I managed to compose this shot.
Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto
Sony A7 II + 55mm
f1.8 1/100 400ISO

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors/photos_stream?tab=photos and on SonyAlphaForum.
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

Note: When sending a pic feel free to also add a link to your site to promote yourself!

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April 4, 2015
Posted in news, reviews

New A6000 Flash Bounce Card, new Ikelite housing and a new review from Colby Brown.



SAR reader Ferrell McCollough sent me this:

The Sony A6000 Flash bounce cards have a new addition. I just added the Amber Flash Bounce card to the set of White and Clear cards. If you want to have a look, these products have been popular among the A6000 owners. http://www.amazon.com/Sony-A6000-Flash-Bounce-Card/dp/B00LEX4RW4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1427319737&sr=8-1&keywords=Sony+A6000+Flash+Bounce.

There is also a new underwater TTL Housing for Sony Alpha a6000 from Ikelite.

And Colby Brown reviewed the A6000:

If you told me two years ago that for less than $600 I could get my hands on a mirrorless camera that not only compares to most DSLRs in terms of features, functionality and image quality, but beats many of them, I would of thought you were crazy. To me, Sony has created an incredible camera at an incredible price point that is honestly hard to beat. On top of it being much more affordable that most DSLRs, it offers awesome image quality, 11 fps shooting and an AF system that for the most part is better that most other cameras out there. In addition, add Sony’s wifi/app support and its growing line of both e & fe mount lenses, and the Sony a6000 becomes an even better deal.

Sony A6000 store link list:
Sony A6000 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonyStore. In Europe at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, AT, NL, BE, CH, FI, SE, PT, WexUK.
A6000 Gariz case on eBay in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Camel (Click here) and Red (Click here).

April 4, 2015
Posted in deals, news

At last! Sigma 24-105mm A-mount lens will ship in early May.


At last the new 24-105mm A-mount lens will start shipping soon! The lens is listed on the T-dimension eBay page (Click here) and it says it will ship the first half of May.

You can also preorder the lens at BHphoto (Click here).


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