January 26, 2015
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Sony TidBits…

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Sony A7 II Hands on Review by BHphoto.

Timescapes from 10,000 feet, a timelapse made with the A7 (SonyAlphaForum).
Personal View FOTGA Video Contest
Sony PXW-FS7: análisis (Quesabesde).
The Sony F55 Shooting at 360FPS (Newshooter).
Sony AX100 4K Handycam at Akihabaranews.
List of all Full Frame native E-mount lenses (SonyAlphaForum).
Personal View FOTGA Video Contest
Sony A7II test at DC.watch.

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January 25, 2015
Posted in deals

First new Speedbooster Ultra in Stock at BHphoto.

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The first of the new generation Speedbooster Ultra are in Stock at BHphoto or shipping within 2-4 weeks. Check out the list:

In Stock: Metabones Canon EF-Emount Speed Booster Ultra-Black Matt (Click here).
Metabones QBM-Emount Speed Booster Ultra-Black Matt (Click here).
Metabones Contarex-Emount Speed Booster Ultra-Black Matt (Click here).
Metabones OM-Emount Speed Booster Ultra-Black Matt (Click here).
Metabones MD-Emount Speed Booster Ultra -Black Matt (Click here).
Metabones FD-Emount Speed Booster Ultra-Black Matt (Click here).
Metabones Alpha-Emount Speed Booster Ultra-Black Matt (Click here).
Metabones Alpa-Emount Speed Booster Ultra -Black Matt (Click here).
Metabones Nikon G-Emount Speed Booster Ultra-Black Matt (Click here).
Metabones Nikon G-Emount Speed Booster Ultra-Black Matt (Click here).
IN STOCK: Metabones Yashica-Emount Speed Booster Ultra-Black Matt (Click here).
IN STOCK: Metabones Leica R-Emount Speed Booster Ultra-Black Matt (Click here).

 

This is the official press text from Metabones:

Sharper corners, less distortion, reduced vignetting 

Like the revolutionary original Metabones Speed Booster announced in January 2013, the Speed Booster ULTRA has a magnification of 0.71x, and so it effectively reduces the crop factor of mirrorless cameras with DX-sized sensors, such as Sony E-mount and Fuji X-mount cameras, from 1.5x to 1.07x.  However, the new ULTRA design makes very effective use of exotic materials at the furthest limit of glassmaking technology, and as a result is well corrected for use with virtually all fullframe SLR lenses regardless of exit pupil distance. Thus, the Speed Booster ULTRA performs extremely well with professional-grade f/2.8 zoom lenses such as the 24-70mm f/2.8 and 70-200mm f/2.8 zooms by Canon and Nikon to produce 17-50mm f/2.0 and 50-142mm f/2.0 high-speed zooms, respectively.  Similarly, high-speed fixed focal length lenses such as a 50mm f/1.2 will be transformed into a 35.5mm f/0.9 lens with excellent contrast and resolution from the center all the way to the edges of the image. (More information can be found in the press release here)

Key Features
  • Increase maximum aperture by 1 stop.
  • Increase MTF.
  • Makes lens 0.71x wider.
  •  Advanced 5-element/4-group optical design incorporating ultra-high index tanatalum-based optical glass by Caldwell Photographic in the USA (patent pending).
  • Electronic integration of aperture diaphragm, controlled by or from the camera body.
  • Partial autofocus support for late-model (post-2006) Canon-brand lenses.
  • Powered by camera body. No external power source required.
  • High performance 32-bit processor and efficient switched-mode power supply.
  • The tripod foot is detachable and compatible with Arca Swiss, Markins, Photo Clam ball heads.
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January 25, 2015
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New firmware update for the Atomos Shogun 4K recorder.

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A7s owner that wat to record 4K can use the Atomos Shogun which sells for $2,000 at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here). And there is a new firmware update (6.1) you can download at atomos.com/support/.

P.S.:  JJ Casas also sent me this:Thought we’d post up a quick video of our A7S rig and would love to have it featured on your blog among other reads who send in their stuff. http://www.845a.com/blog/2015/1/21/our-sony-a7s-atomos-shogun-film-rig

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January 25, 2015
Posted in deals

Germany deals: Gold box today on the A99 (And A7 for $979).

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A99

Germany is learning from the US market and you can find more and more “Blitzangebote” on Sony stuff. Today at 16:00 there will be such a deal on the A99 (Click here).

Sony A7s sells now for under 200 Euro in Germany at Technikdirect (Click here).
Sony A7 for 979 Euro at FotoMundus (ships in whole Europe).

found via Dealsrunnner.

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January 25, 2015
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection.

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Bildschirmfoto 2015-01-23 um 15.51.50
Poki on SonyAlphaForum.
I shoot with E-mount cameras since the NEX-5 back in 2010. Currently, I’m shooting a NEX-7, with which I’m perfectly happy.
http://1x.com/member/poki94

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors/photos_stream?tab=photos and on SonyAlphaForum.
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

Note: When sending a pic feel free to also add a link to your site to promote yourself!

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