November 1, 2014
Posted in news

Sony TidBits…


Sony A7s Test – OVER a month

Sony Artisans Speak at PhotoPlus Expo 2014 (Brian Smith).
Sony A7r – Macbook – Lightroom workflow at Hikeventures.
Sony 10-18mm E-Mount APS-C Lens On ‘Full-Frame’ Sony FE A7r (Soundimagesplus).
Quick 1st Look: Voigtlander 40/2.8 Aspherical Heliar for Sony E-Mount (Steve Huff).
Sigma S 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM test at Lenstip.
Lens Style camera patent from Sony (Freepatentsonline).

David:I run a photography studio in Dublin and last April we switched over to using the sony A7 as our primary cameras. Our last shoot was shot exclusively with the A7 and FE55F18 which you can find here (, might be of interest to the other readers. Heres our Facebook page if you’re interested.

Matthias:I did a review of a good 4K Sony camera that gets looked past quite a bit… its the Z3 :)

Zbigniew:I would like to show you timelapse/hyperlapse made with a6000. I took around 10.000 photos in three days. Whole project was made in cooperation with Tropical Islands resort. Maybe SAR readers would like to see what timeplase quality(4K) you can get using only a6000. and

October 31, 2014
Posted in deals

Plenty of deals on Sony stuff at BHphoto (lenses, flash, cards and more).



There is such an extremely long list of deals going on at BHphoto that you better check out that special page to see them all (Click here). There are deals goin on on Sigma, Rokinon, Tokina and Zeiss lenses. On Flash, cards, grips, lights and so on and so on…Keep in mind that certain specials are valid only by using this promo code during checkout: “BHPPE14“.

More US deals reminder:
The world’s largest SD class 10 card, the Sandisk 521GB(!) is in Stock now at Adorama (Click here).
Meike A7/r/s vertical grip at Amazon US (Click here), eBay (Click here) and Alibabaexpress (Click here).
Ownuser Sony A6000 grip (Click here) is shipping.
$200 off on the A7r body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$200 off on the A7 body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$200 off on the A7 with kit lens body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$300 off on the A99 and free vertical grip included too at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
The A58 with kit lens sells for $448 only at Amazon (Click here).
The 16-105mm lens sells now for $498 at Amazon (Click here).
Sony A77 for $618 at SonyStore.
Sony A77 with kit lens  for $787 at SonyStore.

October 31, 2014
Posted in deals

First Zeiss Otus 85mm lens shipping in USA and Germany!


The Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 has been tested on Sony A7 and A7s camera by Dierk Topp, Jorge Torralba and 3D-Kraft. And if those test results did convince you and your bank account shows plenty of $$$ than you will be happy to know the  lnes is in Stock here:
In USA at KenMoreCamera (Click here) and OcCamera (Click here).
In Germany at SRphoto (Click here) and at Photo Porst (Click here).

October 31, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR4) 8k Mirrorless Full Frame coming for Rio 2016?


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A second source added some more info about the Sony 8K camera prototype rumor we posted last week (article here):

Interesting reading about that 8k camera you said was shown at the BBC, since I probably saw the same thing.
It was in a DSLR body (I assume a99, I don’t use Sony still cameras), but it had a grip (not integrated like a D4/1Dx) not built in, so either your source was mistaken or there’s at least 2 different prototypes out there).
Nothing to add from a technical standpoint, but really but it about Sony telling us “consider moving  to Sony today because in 18-24 months you’ll be wishing your team were already comfortable with it”, strongly suggesting we’d have 8k gear available for Rio 2016mi

Such a camera could be interesting for photographic use too. Instead of taking single pictures during a wildlife or model shooting you can just record 8K all the time and in post production choose the best 33 megapixel stills from a single 8K frame!

October 31, 2014
Posted in news

Sony forgot to mention the fw update for the A7s.


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The official note from Sony Japan.

Sony Japan forgot to mention that also the A7s got an official firmware update (can be seen here on Sony US). At the time of writing als the few Sony Europe stores I have checked do not display the firmware update info for the A7s…


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