February 4, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Viltrox EF-NEX II Canon EF to Sony E-Mount Adapter Review & Unboxing

Sony a7R review at Graverholtfoto.
Sony 35/1.8 OSS review at Admiringlight.
Sony A7S Captures UK Night Shift Workers (Photographyblog).
Can Sony A7s Do Broadcast TV? NBC Promo Shot on Sony A7s & DJI Ronin (Cinema5D).
Sony A7 ii AutoFocus Tracking Testing – Hi Speed Shooting Train (SonyAlphaForum).
Zeiss 16-35mm FE review at SonyAlphaLab.
Sony a7II IBIS with a 16mm lens (Kasson).

Terrence:Hooked up to Sony a7s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WrVpuiaFgE

Eliot:Longtime reader here! Wanted to share a short video my team and I shot on two of our lovely A7s bodies. My company, Parlor (weareparlor.com), focuses mainly on documentary-style productions for non-profits, small brands, restaurants, and artists. This project, for the United Coalition of Motor Club Safety, was perfect for the a7s. We had to travel light, fit in tight spaces, shoot in all kinds of weather, and most importantly- get beautiful, sharp, vibrant images.
I’m really proud of the result- it just went live today – and I would love if you could share it with fellow readers. I think it does a great job of showcasing the amazing potential of the a7s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BEt-fRhVts
We captured all media internally (unfortunately our Shogun arrived two weeks too late). Clips were recorded in S-Log2, then edited and graded in FCPX. We used Metabones adapters, both the speedster and smart adapter, to shoot with a small handful of lenses including the Tamron 24-70, Canon 100L, and Canon 20. The APS-C crop really opened up a world of potential with these guys- essentially doubling our available glass.

Alex:I just got my new A7 and took it to praque, I have written a short, slightly humorous review/turorial maybe you find the time to read it: http://passportsandlenses.com/how-to-take-pictures-of-your-girlfriend/

February 3, 2015
Posted in deals

Few Loxia 50mm FE lenses in Stock at Focus Camera.


Back in November I wrote that it would take a lot of time (probably months) before the Loxia 50mm lens would be back in Stock in US. Zeiss officially quickly answered to say this wasn’t true. Anyway, Many months passed and for now no Big US store has them in Stock (Check here at BHphoto for example). Since yesterday only 2 Loxia 50mm are in Stock via FocusCamera on eBay (Click here) and Amazon (Click here). That’s all. Grab them now if you were waiting for it.

There is a new triple Sony refurbished stuff deal:
A3000 with kit lens for $234 at Secondipity eBay (Click here).
A6000 with kit lens for $569 at Secondipity eBay (Click here).
RX100m3 for $649 at Secondipity eBay (Click here).

Sony US deal reminder:
Sigma 60mm APS-C E-mount lens got a $30 rebate at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
There is also a new price drop on the massive 256GB(!) PNY SD card at Amazon (Click here).
A7s for $1,995 on eBay (Click here)
A7r for $1,795 on eBay (Click here).
$1,000 rebate on the VG900 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.

February 3, 2015
Posted in news

Sony A7II striptease at Lensrentals: It’s more complex but also more robust!


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Image courtesy: Lensrentals

Roger Cicala from Lensrentals disassembled the new Sony A7II and this are his findings:

It’s not surprising that the inside of the A7II is more complex than the previous A7 cameras. The in-body image stabilization takes up space and adds circuitry. The camera does largely retain its modular construction, but clearly is more complex to assemble and disassemble.
The A7II is clearly more robust than its predecessors, too. The lens mount seems designed to eliminate any wobbling or looseness that was noticed in previous models and the chassis seems stronger.
We don’t see any real increase in weather sealing, except around the battery door, and even that is incomplete. However, it is certainly possible that Sony has such tight plastic-on-plastic seals that they don’t think rubber gaskets are necessary. Like I said at the beginning, though, I’m pretty cynical about manufacturer’s weather sealing claims.

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.
A7II Gariz case:
You can get in Black (Click here)Brown (Click here)Orange (Click here) and Camel (Click here).

February 3, 2015
Posted in rumors

(SR2) Possible A7000 specs (24MP, 3 axis stabilization, 2.3m dot EVF).


Got some new specs for the A7000 from an anonymous source. So take it with a grain of salt for now:

New sensor (but still 24MP)
3 axis built-in stabilisation which works with any lens you attach
2.3M dot OLED viewfinder
8% thinner (118 x 67 x 42 mm)
dual-axis leveling gauge
Battery Life (CIPA): 460 (built-in stabilisation off)

True specs or not let’s hope the A7000 is coming soon!

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February 3, 2015
Posted in reviews

Second part of the FS7 4K FE camcorder review at TheCameraStoreTV.


The second part of the big FS7 review really proves how Sony is capable of learning and listening to create a superb camcorder. It’s an almost perfect camera as stated by the TCSTV team.

I do hope Sony will put the same kind of effort when developing cameras. So please Sony, make us a nice Sony A9 that really suits for pro photography! :)

FS7 store links:
Sony PXW-FS7 body only at BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon.
Sony PXW-FS7 with 28-135mm lens at BHphoto.
Sony VCT-FS7 Lightweight Rod Support System for PXW-FS7 at BHphoto.
28-135mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
28-135mm powerzoom in Europe at Sony DE, UK, ES, IT, FR, CH, AT, NL, BE, FI, SE, NO, PT.
Sony 128GB XQD Memory Card G Series 400MB/s at Adorama and BHphoto.
Sony 64GB XQD Memory Card G Series 400MB/s at Adorama and BHphoto.
Sony 32GB XQD Memory Card G Series 400MB/s at Adorama and BHphoto.


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