June 23, 2014
Posted in reviews

Sony A7S vs. A7R vs. Canon EOS 5D III shootout at Dpreview. A7s manual for download.


Dpreview (Click here) posted a Sony A7S vs. A7R vs. Canon EOS 5D III shootout. Their conclusions are:

– At ISO 204,800 and beyond the A7s has up to a 2 EV advantage
– At Moderately high ISO performance the A7s has up to a 1 EV advantage in shadows
– No difference between the cameras at low ISO.

At the end their conclusion is:

The Sony A7S enables the use of incredibly high ISOs, including some unavailable to most cameras. When shooting at incredibly low light levels, the A7S will most likely give you significantly better results than any camera that does not natively shoot at these ISOs. There are also some advantages to be had over the higher native ISOs of the cameras we tested: we see the A7S overtake the A7R in normalized shadow noise performance at ISOs above 6400 in our tests. At more moderately high ISOs (6400 and below) as well as in brighter regions of images – where image quality is determined primarily by how much total light is captured – the normalized ISO performance of the A7S will be similar to that of full-frame cameras of its generation.

The A7s manual can be downloaded at support.sony-asia.com.edgesuite.net/consumer/IM/4537940111.pdf.

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.

June 22, 2014
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Sony Cyber-shot DSC- RX100M3 vs Alpha A6000

Carl Zeiss 16-70mm f/4 Vario-Tessar T* ZA OSS review by Admiringlight.
Full review of the Sony PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS is up on Admiring Light.
Quick Test: Sony A7s and the Voigtlander 15 Heliar (Steve Huff).
Sony A77II shooting report at Yodobashi.
Sony Action Cams are ready to stream live internet video (Engadget).
Metabones SpeedBooster: 9.8mm f/2 Ultra Wide on Sony A6000 (Diglloyd).
Das VNEX Fokussystem für Vergrößerungsobjektive (SystemKameraForum).
Cambo ACTUS View Camera (Captureintegration).

Thomas: “I’m a daily reader of your site and it’s a great site for news and inspiring stuff. I thought you might find this to be interesting for you readers: We shot 4 promo-videos with the SONY NEX 7 for our startup company COSYSPEED. COSYSPEED has a unique bag system for mirrorless cameras, the CAMSLINGER bag (which fits perfectly to the SONY NEX/Alpha 7 and 3/5/6000). When we were planning our first Promo-Video for the CAMSLINGERs back in August 2013, it was a basic requirement that our videos have to be shot with a mirrorless camera. Jan, director, and Birgit, camerawoman, first were absolute against. “You can`t do that with such a tiny thing” they said. But I pushed my idea and bought a NEX 7 and some lenses. And then we shot the first video about a shootout between a mirrorless guy and a DSLR guy – and you know what? They loved the NEX 7! Inbetween we made 3 more videos all with the NEX 7 and the results are very nice. Recently we bought the a6000 for our future videos and Birgit, the skeptic camarawoman, owns now the NEX 7 we were using before 🙂 Here are links to the Videos:
The Mirrorless Hero – Always ready for the next photo (it’s just new)
The Mirrorless Hero – Shootout with the past (it’s from August 2012)
A Photoblogger’s Philosophy – Chris Gampat in Berlin
A Photoblogger’s Philosophy – Thomas Leuthard in Frankfurt
Here is a “Making of“, of our first video.
And this is a link to our website www.cosyspeed.com and Shops in Germany (Enjoyyourcamera), USA (B&H), France (MMF-Pro) and the international shop on our website.


June 22, 2014
Posted in deals

Sony NEX-6 with lens for $498!


This is the best price ever for the great Sony NEX-6. It costs $498 (with lens) at Amazon (Click here). Considering the $300 lens price you pay $200 only for the camera! The NEX-6 keeps being the most sold mirrorless camera at Amazon US (ranking 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).

June 22, 2014
Posted in news

Two accessory releases: Voigtlander adapter and Skyler RX10 Hand Grip.


Skyler announced a new Handgrip for the R10 (Hands-on at DC.fever).

Voigtlander announced two Inner claw lens adapter (Nikon S and Contax mount) you can attach on the VM-E close focus adapter for Full Frame E-mount (Source: DC.watch).

June 21, 2014
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection.


Romain Hennequin‎
Here is a picture I took in Paris near Notre-Dame with my sony Nex 6 and an old Industar 69 lens (28mm). ISO100, 3s, about f7.

To get on the SAR readers selection post you have to:
1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors/photos.
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

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