August 13, 2014
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Sony TidBits…

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Sony 70-200mm F4 G series FE Lens Review

A7s for Astrophotography at 3D-Kraft.
A7s vs GH4 at DSLRmagazine (google translation here).
capturing still frames off Sony video footage (PMRphoto).

JT:people always asking which 135mm ZA or ZF. Have a look at this: http://jorgetorralba.com/?p=166

Andrei:I’m Andrei, a happy new owner of the A7s. As a long time reader, I wanted to share with you a slow motion S-Log 2 evening rain test and some first thoughts. https://vimeo.com/102817633
Everything was shot at 120 fps 270p with ISO values over 3200. Light was less than ideal and I had a hard time getting perfect exposure because of the pouring rain. The lens is the Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS. Shot in S-Log 2, with modified profile, graded with Film Convert.
Observations:
– The lens is much better than some say. It’s just not as great as the 55mm 1.8 or 35mm 2.8, but OSS is very good and colour reproduction very nice. I’m not a pixel-peeper.
– The A7s held up well in the pouring rain, I only had an umbrella so lots of raindrops spilled on the camera and the lens.
– After some 2 hours of shooting, some blue hot pixels appeared which I noticed only afterwards. Scared, I thought of sending the camera back as it is still new, but then I read online that sony maps out “bad” pixels in software and fixes them on the fly. To force a remap just set the date to a month in advance and turn the camera off. It will take a picture before shutting off, after which they’re magically gone. You can set the date back afterwards. Hope the sensor is fine though…

Jorge:Good story on Sony 50 http://jorgetorralba.com/?p=28

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August 13, 2014
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August 13, 2014
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(SR3) 35mm f/1.4 G lens to be replaced soon?

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According to one source Sony will launch a 35mm f/1.4 G lens replacement soon. And this is certainly a welcome news. This is one of the oldest “sony” lenses launched back in 2006. And now we have cheaper and better alternatives like the Sigma ART 35mm lens ($899 here at Amazon). I don’t know the price but I have been told the replacement will NOT be Zeiss branded.

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Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

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August 12, 2014
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Up to $550 off on the A7 cameras in Australia.

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Just like US also Australian stores are offering huge deals on the A7 series. Right now you get up to $550 off at CameraPro (Click here).

And as long as I know there is no direct replacement coming yet…

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August 12, 2014
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