April 27, 2016
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Sony Tidbits…

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Ultrasonic water, slow motion Sony RX100 mk4

Delta (video on top):This generation of cameras are terrific for scientific application even in home laboratories all over the world, since they are so affordable but are still capable of recording in 1000 FPS at good image quality. As you know, science is about observing and recording experiments, and the new high frame rate cameras are fantastic for this purpose.
Recording Ultrasonic vibrations in water:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0nHDZVr5MQ
Recording human reaction time from eye blinking:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okyzcngHxhI
Quicksilver recording:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hjf5jRKe8Ws

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Bhphoto and Amazon.com.
German Batis 25mm review at Clickpix.
Firmware update for EF-E Smart Adapter MARK IV and EF-E Speed Booster ULTRA (Metabones).
A7rII test at Fototesty.pl
24-70’s – GM vs Zeiss vs Canon (SonyAlphaForum)

 

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April 26, 2016
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Good deals on the last Hasselblad Sony clones

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They may become a classic after all….the Hasselblad clones! And now you can have them for a very low price…soemtimes lowers than Sony’s originals!

Hasselblad LF 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens sells for $149 at BHphoto (Click here). That’s almost half the price of the Sony version!

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The Hasselblad Stellar sells with a $1,546 discount at BHphoto (Click here). Still more expensive than the “original” Sony RX100. But the Hasselblad comes with sexy Wooden box, leather wrist and shoulder strap, cleaning cloth and 2 year warranty.

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Ending soon:
$170 off on the Sony FE 24-240mm at eBay US (3 year US seller warranty).
$600 off on the Sony A7sII at eBay US (3 year US seller warranty).

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April 26, 2016
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Few more info on the Sony hack

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Supported
Yesterdays news about the new Sony hack software created some buzz on the web. I do hope this will become a sort of Magic Lantern for Sony! As mentioned by Ma1co on Github there are still about 15 000 entries in the settings file. Experienced hackers may help him to figure out how all those settings do work.
Here is some additional info on the hack:
The full list of “hackable” cameras can be seen here: github.com/ma1co/OpenMemories-Framework/blob/master/docs/Cameras.md
SAR reader

For those with trouble with Internet browsers such Chrome, Firefox, Opera must try:
1. download https://github.com/ma1co/Sony-…
1.1. save or copy the pmca-v0.4-win.exe file to a folder. I use C:\PMCA

2. Into that folder create a file Install.cmd
2.1 Edit Install.cmd and paste this text:

@ECHO OFF
C:\PMCA\pmca-v0.4-win.exe install -f *.apk
PAUSE

3. Download and copy https://github.com/ma1co/OpenM… to that folder
4. Open a command prompt into that folder (use CTRL+SHIFT+RightMouseClick)
4.1 Install

SAR reader David made a short How To video

Ma1co is reading our site and will likely answer your questions. You can also follow him on the Personal View forum.

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April 26, 2016
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Next pricing error: Sony says 70-200mm GM lens will cost $1498

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Sony70-200mmGM

Sony US (Click here) just updated the FE 70-200mm GM lens page and says it will cost $1498. I am pretty sure that is an error as the price is the same of the f/4.0 FE zoom version. I guess the real price will be at least twice as much! But don’t worry it won’t cost 9.999 Euro as listed on Cyberport 😉

UPDATE: Sony now removed the price info!

UPDATE: Amazon US (Click here) now lists the 70-200mm GM lens with a kit bundle. No pricing unveiled yet.

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April 26, 2016
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Sony Japan issues new firmware update for the A7rII and A7sII cameras

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Sony Japan just issued a new firmware update for the A7rII and A7sII cameras. There is only one new feature: You can now record XAV-S on SDHC cards too (before that only SDXC cards were supported).

UPDATE: it’s now available at eusupport.sony.com.

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