December 20, 2014
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Small bug warning on the A7II image stabilization (can and will be fixed by Sony via firmware upgrade)

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Sony a7 II Sensor Stabilization/SteadyShot INSIDE Test (filmed with a7S) by Tony Northrup.

Like on any new camera release there are always annoying bugs that hopefully will be fixed soon. The A7II has a strange bug on the 5 axis stabilization settings. David Sampson (Viramati) found the bug and Jono Slack sums it up at Dpreview:

If you attach a 3rd party lens after using an OSS (eg the 24-70 FE) lens then IBIS does not work
If you attach a 3rd party lens after using a non OSS lens (eg the 55 f1.8) then IBIS does work.

This is a bug that can (and I am sure Sony “will”) be fixed via firmware upgrade.

UPDATE: There is a workaround to fix the issue when it appears. David S. sent me this:

If you unmount (take off) an OSS lens without turning the camera off (or at least turn it off after you have removed the lens) then when you attach a third party (dumb) adaptor ‘steady shot’ (IBIS) continues to work normally. Of course this is not a thing a photographer would normally do as it usually common sense to turn the camera off when changing lenses so would still benefit from a firmware upgrade

USA/Canada A7II links:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for $1,698 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore and Sony Store Canada.
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for $1,998 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore.
Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II Lens for $1,148 at BHphoto.

EU A7II links:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for 1.799 Euro at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Jessops UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Spain, Sony Austria, Sony Switzerland, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Portugal, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Norway.
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for 2.099 Euro at Amazon Germany, Wex UK, Jessops UK, Verkkokauppa.

Asian/Australia A7II link:
Sony A7II at Sony Store Australia, Digitalrev and Amazon Japan.

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December 20, 2014
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Sony Tidbits…

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Sony Alpha – creating a custom white balance

2015 Sony World Photography Awards Judges Revealed (ePhotozine).
Thai Playboy Bunnies shots with the A7r at Traveljournalists.
Scared of S-Log2? (Videoproducttraining).
Sony A7S Review at Imaging Resource.
5 Quick Tips for Great Holiday Photos by Paul Gero (Sony Blog).
Some pictures from Mitakon 35mm f0.95 + A5000 at Pantip.
Sony A7 + CZ ZM Biogon 35mm F2 review at FocusPeaking.
Full review of the Zeiss Loxia 35mm and 50mm at MirrorlessLessons.
Sony E-mount review of 2014 and hopes for 2015 (MyPhotoJourney).

Robin:I recently purchased a Sony A7s and took it out the first time for some serious high ISO shooting. I am really impressed by the results I got out of it and I wrote an article about my initial thoughts with tons of sample images. http://www.fotodesign-rs.de/party-on-high-iso-monster-sony-a7s-out-in-the-wild/

Ahmad: “Entirely Shot On The Sony A7S PP6 With Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiUJhR9etoM

Trond:Aurora video shot with the Sony a7S http://vimeo.com/113094940

Alfian:Video Highlights Alpharian 3th Gathering (Sony Alpha User Indonesia & Malaysia) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z43w3OcfH4″

Brandon:Hi, I took the A7s with me recently to South India, and I made this video about the city of Kochi. Everything shot with 24-105mm EF lens and Metabones EF adapter mkIV. Enjoy, and please share! https://vimeo.com/113689725

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December 19, 2014
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Guess what people bought most for Christmas: APS-C E-mount cameras!

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Most talk here on SAR goes about the High End cameras like the A7 camera series and A99 or A77II A-mount camera. But guess what people bought most during that busy Christmas time? The most sold Sony cameras on Amazon are the APS-C E-mount cameras like the A5000, A6000, NEX-5t and A3000! And as a simple consequence also E-mount APS-C lenses like the 50mm were the most popular. Check the rankings:

Overall Digital camera ranking (Click here). Action and compact cameras rule the world.
Mirrorless camera ranking (Click here). Plenty of Sony cameras on top.
DSLRcamera ranking (Click here). No way to find any Sony camera on top :(
Lenses for mirrorless system cameras (Click here). Again Sony is on top.
Lenses for DSLR/SLT system cameras (Click here). No Sony in sight.

European rankings can be found here: UK (Click here), Germany (Click here) and France (Click here).

Four brand new Sony (or Sony related) products are now shipping:
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART A-mount lens is now in Stock in USA via Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and CameraLand (Click here).
Sony FS7 4K E-mount camcorder is now in Stock at BHphoto (Click here).
Atomos informed us that their preorders are now shipping in Europe and USA like at BHphoto (Click here).
SAR readers told us the Zeiss Loxia 35mm FE lens preorders are now shipping out too at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

Sony A7II is now shipping in most worldwide stores:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for $1,698 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore and Sony Store Canada. In Europe at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Jessops UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Spain, Sony Austria, Sony Switzerland, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Portugal, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Norway. In Asia at Sony Store Australia, Digitalrev and Amazon Japan.
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for $1,998 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore. In Europe at Amazon Germany, Wex UK, Jessops UK, Verkkokauppa.
Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II Lens for $1,148 at BHphoto.

Current Sony US deals:

A-E mount cameras:
Free $50 gift card when you buy the A7s at Amazon US (Click here).
$200 off and free $50 gift card on the A58 with kit lens sold at BHphoto (Click here).
Free stuff worth $299 along the A7r (Click here)
Free stuff worth $219 along the A7s (Click here).
Free $50 gift card with the A6000 kit (Click here).
Lot of free extras with the A6000 double lens kit sold at BHphoto (Click here).
$400 off on the Sony A5100 with 16-50mm & 55-210mm Lenses at BHphoto (Click here).
$2,300 discount on the Hasselblad Stellar on sale at BHphoto (Click here)
A6000 double lens kit with free $50 Visa gift card and LR5 for $748 on eBay (Click here).
A6000 with kit lens, LR5 and 64GB SD card for $598 on eBay (Click here).
A5000 with kit lens, LR5 and 16GB SD card for $298 on eBay (Click here).
Refurbished NEX-5t double lens kit for $399 on eBay (Click here).
$200 off on the Sony A7 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$200 off on the Sony A7 with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
Free card and bag ($200 value) with all A7/r/s cameras sold at SonyStore.
$300 off on the Sony A77II with grip at Amazon, Adorama and SonyStore.
$600 off on the Sony A77II with lens and grip at Amazon, Adorama and SonyStore.
15% credit you get when trading in a camera for the A7/r/s or Fe lenses at BHphoto (Click here to see the special page).
If you trade-in an older camera you could now pay down to $950 only for the new A7 at Adorama trade-in (Click here).

E-mount lenses:
$150 off on the 18-200mm OSS at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$100 off on the 24mm Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$100 off on the 18-200mm OSS at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$100 off on the 10-18mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$50 off on the 35mm 1.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$50 off on the 16-50mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$50 off on the 5omm f/1.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$25 off Sony 30mm f/3.5 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore
$50 off on the Bower 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens for E-mount at BHphoto (Click here).
$500 off on the world’s fastest native E-mount lens: Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 sold at BHphoto (Click here).

A-mount lenses:
$200 off on the 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 DT at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 24-70mm f/2.8 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 135mm f/1.8 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 35mm f/1.4 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 24mm f/2.0 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$50 off on the 100mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 DT at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$50 off on the 16-50mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 50mm f/2.8 macro at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 85mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 35mm f/1.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 30mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$50 off on the Bower 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens for A-mount at BHphoto (Click here).

Sigma A-mount lenses:
$200 off on the Sigma 70-200mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, and BHphoto.
$25 off ont he Sigma 70-300mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$300 off on the Sigma 150-500mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$300 off on the Sigma 50-500mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$200 off on the Sigma 18-250mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$100 off on the Sigma 10-20mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$75 off on the Sigma 12-24mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sigma 8-16mm lens at Amazon and BHphoto.

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December 19, 2014
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Time to dream about 2015: What camera would you buy between the A9, A99II, A7000, A5, RX2….?

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Image on top shows one of the many fake E-mount camera dreams floating around the web :

There are many rumors about future camera. Among the highly likely cameras to come in 2015 we have the A99II, A9, A7000, RX2, RX20. But we also have plenty of yet “unconfirmed” rumors about cameras like Sony medium format, Black and White sensor and so on. It’s Christmas time and you are now free to express what camera you want to see in 2015. Dear Santa Sony listen to our readers! :)

P.S.: You can select multiple cameras if you want:

Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.
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