June 28, 2015
Posted in reviews

New A7rII news and discussions: Sony A7RII vs Canon 5DSr Comparison by Miguel Quiles.



Let’s catch up with the latest A7rII and RX camera news and tests:

1) Not all readers are ready to buy the A7rII: “Whats stopping me from preordering the a7rii?” (SonyAlphaForum).
2) Sony a7R II Mirrorless Camera: Product Overview with Alex DePew (Youtube).
3) Sony RX10 II hands-on at Trustedreviews.
4) First RX100m4 Lab test at Imaging Resource.
5) Trey Ratcliff gets kissed by Leo and talks about the new Sony A7rii and the RX100 mark 4 (Youtube).
6) Sony RX100 IV super slow-motion video (Imaging Resource).
7) Memory Cards for A7Rii (SonyAlphaForum).
8) The A7rII and RX cameras now got officially announced in Japan.
9) Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV added to studio test scene comparison (Dpreview).
10) Hands-on with the Sony RX100 IV (Trustedreviews).
11) Sony A7RII vs Canon 5DSr Comparison: Initial Thoughts & Impressions (Miguel Quiles on Youtube).

A7rII and RX camera preorder list:
A7rII at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
RX10m2 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
RX100m4 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at:
A7rII at Sony DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m4 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX10m2 at DE, 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.

June 28, 2015
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection.


Peter Georges
Harley Quinn shot with the Sony A7ii + Sony Zeiss 55mm 1.8 by Peter Georges Photography

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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June 27, 2015
Posted in reviews

First Mitakon 85mm f/1.2 FE lens tests.



The Japanese site DC.watch (google translation here) tested the lens on the A7. They are impressed by the image quality and you can see many nice image samples on their site. The first english review has been written by Darkshape (Click here):

Optical properties at f/1.2 are just breathtaking. Chromatic aberrations only appear at really contrastive parts of the photo (classic branch-in-the-sky case) and the sharpness is just crazy. I feel like the lens designers have been paying a lot of attention to those new 30, 40 and 50-something-megapixel cameras. In case of this lens though I decided to stop down a bit for some of the photos as it helped edge of the frame sharpness considerably. The centre sharpness is very very good across the apertures.
The bokeh is impressive. It’s very smooth for the most part and outstanding sources or light are nicely eye-shaped if they are off-centre. (As many as 11 aperture blades contribute greatly to that). The DoF is paper thin at times and your slightest move can ruin your focus so it’s important to have that in mind. Breathe in and

The E-mount Mitakon 85mm f/1.2 lens can be ordered at BHphoto (Click here) and Asian eBays sellers.




June 27, 2015
Posted in news

Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 for Sony E-mount is now on Kickstarter!



If you want to help to bring back the “legendary Trioplan soap bubble bokeh f2.8/100” lens for Sony E-mount than jump over at Kickstarter (Click here). You can see the whole story behind the lens development and image samples on the projects site.

P.S.: The original m42 mount 100mm Trioplan is available on eBay (Click here).



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