October 14, 2014
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Big 4K tests: Sony A7s outperforms the GH4!

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Enrique Pacheco tested the 4K performance of the Sony A7s and the Panasonic GH4. And in terms of both dynamic range and resolution the A7s outclasses the main competitor:

Sony_A7S_vs_GH4_skydata_07_AA-800x450Image courtesy Enrique Pacheco and Macgregor.

The image on top shows the difference in dynamic range. Enrique writes: “Sony A7s vs Panasonic GH4 in CINE4 mode. Pro ISO 200 the difference of detail in highlights from heaven speaks for itself.
And this is the resolution comparison: “Compared to the Lumix GH4, which has always been known camera with good resolution, the Sony A7s seems to deliver a clearer, sharper picture, you could say that with increased microcontraste or acutance if you’re like us, having grown up with analogue. But we must also note that although the image appear sharper the A7s, actually both seem to achieve the same level of detail.
And Enriques further test also show the A7s has less moiré and less color aliasing. The GH4 advantage is far less rolling shutter (not tested by Enrique but seen in other comparisons) and the GH4 is cheaper and records 4K internally.
Sony A7s store links:
Sony A7s in USA/CA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA, Sony Canada.
Sony A7s in Eu at Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PL. And Wex UK.
A7s Gariz leather case in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Red (Click here) and Orange (Click here).
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October 14, 2014
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Meike A7/r/s vertical grip to be sold from October 20.

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I got word the 80 Euro “cheap” Meike A7/r/s vertical grip will go on sale on October 20. It’s likely they will sell those through eBay like they are doing now for their water housings and adapters for Sony (Click here).

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October 14, 2014
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There is a “new” Sony NEX kit camera nobody told you about (and it’s in Stock now).

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In August Sony announced the new NEX-EA50M camcorder kit, the Sony NEX-EA50M. It’s the same camera as the predecessor but has a different kit lens and updated firmware. It’s in Stock now for the first time at Amazon (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

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October 13, 2014
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50mm Loxia vs 55mm FE and vs 50mm Leica.

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Comparison by DearSusans.

We got another confirmation those Loxia lenses aren’ts just a ZM lens with E-mount. DearSusans (Click here) compared the Zeiss Loxia 50/2 with the Sony FE55/1.8 and Leica Summicron 50/2:

It’s no hard for me to admit I wasn’t expecting it to be this good and considered it to be a half-ass effort by Zeiss to cash in on an old design, much like the 7 re-editions of Star-Wars, for instance. The truth is Zeiss seem to have produced a gem. And I wish them well on the cashing-in.

Zeiss Loxia preorders:
Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T* Lens for Sony E Mount at BHphoto, Adorama., WexUK, CameraPro.
Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* Lens for Sony E Mount at BHphoto, Adorama, WexUK, CameraPro.
Zeiss Lens Hood for Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T* Lens at BHphoto and Adorama.
Zeiss Lens Hood for Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* Lens at BHphoto and Adorama.
Zeiss 52mm Front Lens Cap for Touit and Loxia Lenses at BHphoto and Adorama.
Zeiss De-Click Key for Loxia Lenses (5-Piece Set) at BHphoto and Adorama.
Zeiss Rear Lens Cap for Loxia E-Mount Lenses at BHphoto and Adorama.

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October 13, 2014
Posted in deals

Amazon Gold Box deal on the NEX-6 kit!

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Starting at 4:00 PM (San Francisco time) the NEX-6 with kit lens will be available as Gold Box deal on Amazon US (Click here). At the time of writing this I don’t know how much the savings will be …and at 4pm I will be sleeping here in Europe :)

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