August 24, 2015
Posted in reviews

Diglloyd says that Sony is “a company that really does not understand photography”

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A7R II vs Leica Q (Camerasize).

Diglloyd is criticizing Sony for many reasons like their subpar repair service in US, poor product quality control (assimetry issues on some lenses) and the missing real lossless 14 bit raw. He is one of the very few bloggers/reviewers who openly critizes Sony:

I like the A7R II a lot in various ways, but what I want to see is Nikon D810 quality in the compact form factor Sony A7R II. There is no technical reason Sony can’t do it right, but it looks like we’re in for a long wait from a company that really does not understand photography.
Sony cameras feel like camera imitations, not the real thing (the Leica Q feels like the real thing, as does the Nikon D810 or Canon 5DS R). The Sony gestalt seemd to be deeply cultural and it may take a long time, if ever, to overcome. Which gives NiCanon some breathing room, in theory.

Beside that (too?) harsh statement the issues raised by Diglloyd are definitely real. But maybe he is too extreme in the way he puts in on words. And in Sony’s defense Sony is innovating very hard and that of course makes it more vulnerable to issues and problems that have to be fixed in future generations of cameras/lenses or (hopefully) via firmware upgrade. Nikon and Canon simply do rely on the same “old” and solid tech. And even then they have still major issues (D810 had huge thermal issues leading to bright spot problems). And yes, while the Leica Q feels certainly “the real thing” it has much fewer features and costs more than the A7R II. Diglloyd says that that for Sony “it may take a long time, if ever, to overcome“. This is just my very personal impressions: Yes Sony has to learn a couple of important things, but from what I have seen the past years I am pretty sure they will improve those areas where they don’t offer a decent quality. And there is already a good news that backups my claim: Sony contacted Diglloyd to get feedback about the service and quality issues…

A7rII preorder list:
In USA: at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at Sony DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

A7rII case:
Gariz leather case in Black (Click here), Camel (Click here), Orange (Click here), Brown (Click here) and Red (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).
Gariz Alcantara case in Black (Click here) and Red (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).
Lim’s case in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Red (Click here), Yellow (Click here), Navy Blue (Click here) and Khaki (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).

August 24, 2015
Posted in rumors

Sony A99 gets completely removed from the official Sony.net site.

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The official Sony.net site removed the Sony A99 from their product page. We have to see if that’s just a “mistake” or if Sony really discontinued the camera. It will be interesting to see if Sony Tokyo will decide to release the long due new A99II or not. Because so far from what I heard the A99II development has finished. But Sony Tokyo is evaluating if there is still a demand for such a camera or not.

August 24, 2015
Posted in deals

Gold Box deal on Sony SD card (US) and Wallimex 12mm E-mount lens (DE).

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There is a Gold Box deal on the Sony 32GB Calss 10 SDHC card at Amazon US (Click here and check the horizontal bar).

And there is also a Gold Box deal on the Wallimes 12mm E-mount lens at Amazon Germany (Click here and check the horizontal bar).

August 24, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…(with Star Trek Continues backstage film).


Sony RX100IV + HX90V = Travelers Dream P&S Duo

Today Gold Box deal on the Wallimex 12mm f/2.0 E-mount lens at Amazon Germany (Click here and then scroll the bar).
Which “Super-Wide” Lens for an a7R ? (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony FE 90/2.8 Macro short review (DearSusans).
Canon nFD 14mm f/2.8L (SonyAlphaRumors).
Atomos Shogun Firmware 6.4 Adds FS700 / FS7 Raw to ProRes, Anamorphic De-Squeeze, and More (BHphoto).
Sony 35/1.4 wide open samples at TalkEmount.
Generating 3D-images in the 19th century (TheNakedCamera).

Jared:https://vimeo.com/133890464. I filmed this while working on the set of Star Trek Continues. Filmed with the a6000 and 18-105mm f4. Not a true test of the cameras capabilities, but I would like to highlight the Timelapse App. Pretty great little app, easy to use, and pretty powerful. It gives the option to save as JPEG, Raw, Both, and/or MP4 or AVCHD movie. The Raw Images were so amazing for the all the pans, that I didn’t even use the AVCHD recordings. Also a plus that you can view the timelapse results without constantly scrolling a wheel or dial. Combined with the AC adapter, I just set it and left it.

Tom Stanworth:Hi there, I wrote a piece on my blog in response to the Photography Life article, ‘Debunking the Mirrorless Myth’ and have done my own comparisons, reaching very different conclusions. If you’re willing to post a link on SAR Fb or the website that would be great! http://thephotofundamentalist.com/?p=2619
August 23, 2015
Posted in deals

Kipon E-mount adapters now available at Adorama.

Adorama notified me that they have two new Kipon E-mount adapters in Stock. And they are the only US stores selling them:
Kipon Baveyes Lens Adapter from Canon EOS Lenses To Sony Nex Body with Auto Focus – (0.7x Optic Adapter Focal Reducer).
Kipon Lens Mount Adapter from Canon EOS Lenses To Sony Nex Body.
There is also a major discount on the Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 A-mount lens which now sells for $399 only again at Adorama (Click here).

BIG Sony US lens savings ongoing!

Full Frame E-mount lenses:
$100 off on the Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Zeiss 16-35mm f/4.0 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 70-200mm G lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Zeiss 24-70mm f/4.0 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 28-70mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 28-135mm PZ lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on the 24-240mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

APS-C E-mount lenses:
$50 off on the 35mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Zeiss 16-70mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 18-105mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 10-18mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on the 16mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on the 20mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 18-200mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on the lens 30mm macro at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 50mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 18-200mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on the 18-55mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$200 off on the Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 16-50mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$150 off on the 18-200mm PZ lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

A-mount lenses:
$50 off on the 100mm macro lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 11-18mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 135 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 16-105mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Zeiss 16-35mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the Zeiss 16-35mm II  lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 16-50mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Zeiss 16-80mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 16mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 18-135mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 18-250mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on the 18-55mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 20mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Zeiss 24-70mm II lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Zeiss 24mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 28-75mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on the 30mm macro lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 35mm f/1.4 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on the 35mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on the 50mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on the 50mm DT lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on the 50mm macro lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 55-200mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 55-300mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 70-300mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 70-300mm II lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Zeiss 85mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on the 85mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Zeiss 135mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 70-200mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 70-400mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

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