June 30, 2014
Posted in deals

Sony A7s in Stock (and a great beachcamera deal too).

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In case you missed to read it: The Sony A7s is in Stock for the first time (worldwide!) at Sony Store (Click here). It will ship tomorrow from other US stores too: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. If you want you can get the camera with plenty of free extras via BeachCamera on eBay. There are three different superkits: kit one (Click here), kit two (Click here) and kit three (Click here).

—————————All other US deals:

System cameras
Buy the Sony A7R Interchangeable Lens Camera and Save on Select Lenses and Accessories (Click here).
Save up to $200 on Sony Interchangeable Lens Cameras (Click here).
Save up to $300 on Select Sony Lenses with a Qualifying Sony Compact System Cameras (Click here).
Buy a Qualifying Sony Alpha Digital SLR Camera and Save up to $250 on Select So. (Click here).

Sony-Sigma lenses:
Save up to $100 on Select Sony Lenses (Click here).
Save up to $200 on Select Sigma Telephoto Lenses (Click here).
Save up to $200 on Select Sigma Lenses for Sony Cameras (Click here).
Save $50 on Select Sigma Wide Zoom Lenses (Click here).

RX and QX:
Free Case and Memory Card with Sony QX Lens-Style Cameras (Click here).
Free Case with Sony RX100 Cyber-shot Digital Camera Purchase (Click here).
Free 32 GB Memory Card with Sony RX100M2 Digital Camera Purchase (Click here).

Compact and Action cameras:
Save up to $100 on Select Sony Digital Cameras (Click here).
Save $50 on the Sony RMLVR1 WiFi Remote with Sony Action Video Camera Purchase (Click here).
Save up to $120 on Sony Digital Cameras (Click here).

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June 30, 2014
Posted in news, rumors

Sony is working on a Lytro alike camera (Patent).

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The complex image on top shows you a new Sony Light Field sensor that has been patented by Sony (United States Application US20140071244). Basically it’s a Sony version of the famous new Lytro Illum (here on Amazon). As you know a Light field camera can take the entire light field instead of a pure 2D image. It means you can refocus in post production and even change the perspective. Try it out here:


Click to refocus. Click and drag for Perspective Shift. (Source: Pictures Lytro).

Well, the drawback of such cameras is that the resolution is very low. And that’s exactly what Sony claims to have fixed in this patent:

a camera system that have no useless pixel arrangement and are capable of suppressing decrease in resolution which may be caused by adopting stereo function.

The sensor tech is very complicated and we have to see how long it will take for Sony to get this into a real mass-produced camera. But now imagine for a second to have a Full Frame camera with such a sensor. Damn, that would be amazing …or not?

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June 29, 2014
Posted in news

Metz flash units for “Sony Multi Interface” flash shoes

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Metz announced the new flah unit for “Sony Multi Interface”.

Here is the official press release (Source: Metz.de):

The Sony versions of the two Metz flash units 44 AF-1 digital and 52 AF-1 digital now come equipped with new feet for cameras with “Sony Multi Interface” flash shoes. While the mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital is considered to be one of the most handy flash units available, the powerful mecablitz 52 AF-1 digital is particularly impressive thanks to its convenient touch display and nu-merous adjustment options. Since the middle of last year, Sony digital cameras now come with the “Sony Multi Interface” flash shoes, making it necessary to adapt the Metz Sony-compatible flash units accordingly. Therefore, now the Sony versions of our 44 AF-1 digital and 52 AF-1 digital flash units have been given new flash feet. This means a Sony flash shoe adapter is no longer necessary. A corresponding adapter is required if you wish to connect flash units with the conventional Sony/Minolta flash feet. These adapters may be included in the scope of delivery for some Sony camera models.

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June 29, 2014
Posted in deals

Sony A7s in Stock at SonyStore US!

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The new Sony A7s is in Stock for the first time in USA via Sony Store (Click here).

Sony A7s store links:
Sony A7s preorder in USA/CA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA, Sony Canada.
Sony A7s EU pages: Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PL. And Wex UK.

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June 29, 2014
Posted in reviews

Sony A7s gets almost rid of the corner issues with wide angle lenses!

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The A7s is finally set to ship tomorrow via  Sony USA, and Sony Canada and aftertomorrow at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. And there is also a good news for wide angle shooters:

Our reader Tamrong sent us this A7r vs A7s wide angle comparison via Facebook. It has been taken with the Voigtlander 15mm lens (here on eBay). Like you see the A7s corner performance with such critical wide angle lenses is much improved!

More A7s tests: SONY a7s s-log2 test HD 1080p on Youtube. A7s field test by Brian Smith.

Sony A7s store links:
Sony A7s preorder in USA/CA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA, Sony Canada.
Sony A7s EU pages: Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PL. And Wex UK.

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