May 24, 2017
Posted in reviews

Shaiful Baker proves the A9 has nearly zero banding issues in Tungsten light

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Shaiful Baker‎ posted a very detailed Electronic shutter comparison between the A9 vs A7Rii vs A6500 in Tungsten Light on our A9 facebook group. He says:

my conclusion, A9 Electronic Shutter is on another level.

Indeed the A9 shows no banding at all. But we need to see how the A9 performs in even worse mixed Light conditions to be sure banding is no issue. Still, it really proves that so far the improvement over the A7rII is impressive and promising!

New tests: Manny Ortiz posted that Sony A9 Real World Testing, Portraiture, Sports, and low light video (watch below). While Jason Lanier posted an ISO test video.

Sony A9:
Sony A9 at BHphotoAdorama, Amazon, BestBuy. FocusCamera. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.
Sony A9 with Grip Extension Kit at BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon.
Sony A9 battery grip at Adorama, Bhphoto, Amazon. Wex UK. Jessops.
Sony A9 Glass screen protector at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
NP-FZ100 battery for the A9 at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon. Jessops.
GP-EX1 grip at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon. Wex UK.
FDA-EP18 eye cup at Adorama, BHphoto.
MQZ1 multi battery charger at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon. Wex UK.
BCQZ1 Z-series Battery Charger at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.

The new Sony FE lenses preorders:
16-35mm GM at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon. In EU at Calumet DE, WexUK, Jessops.
12-24mm G at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon. In EU at Calumet DE, WexUK, Jessops.
Sony 100-400mm GM at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, BestBuy. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.

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May 24, 2017
Posted in news

Intelligent camera assistant “Arsenal” launches on Kickstarter (With full Sony support)

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The latest photo gadget to launch on Kickstarter promises to give Sony owners a better way to control their cameras: from their smartphones.
Arsenal is a hardware device that sits atop your camera. It will give photographers full control over their DSLR and Mirrorless cameras from up to 100 feet away.
The app includes built-in modes for advanced techniques like photo stacking and timelapse. It will write the merged RAW file directly to the camera’s SD card.
Arsenal also offers manual controls, including live preview, full-resolution photo review, and social media sharing.

But the biggest innovation comes in the form of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that compare your scene against thousands of other photos in Arsenal’s “memory” to recommend optimal settings in any conditions.

Arsenal will support the following Sony models will be fully supported at launch: A7, A7S, A7R, A7ii, A7Sii, A7Rii, a3000,a5000,a5100,a6000,a6300, and a6500

You can track the campaign’s progress on Kickstarter or at witharsenal.com.

Links: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2092430307/1792982088?token=b8ac1747

https://witharsenal.com

UPDATE: They hit the Kickstarter goal ($50k) in the first 9 hours!

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May 24, 2017
Posted in deals
May 23, 2017
Posted in news

Sony A9 live panel discussion at 7.30pm ET

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At 7.30pm ET time you can watch that A9 Livestream Panel discussion at BHphoto (Click here). And don’t forget you can win a Sony A9 if you preorder through that BHphoto link.

And there is the first A9 superbundle with all free stuff(!) on sale at Amazon (Click here to read the list of free extras).

Sony A9:
Sony A9 at BHphotoAdorama, Amazon, BestBuy. FocusCamera. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.
Sony A9 with Grip Extension Kit at BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon.
Sony A9 battery grip at Adorama, Bhphoto, Amazon. Wex UK. Jessops.
Sony A9 Glass screen protector at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
NP-FZ100 battery for the A9 at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon. Jessops.
GP-EX1 grip at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon. Wex UK.
FDA-EP18 eye cup at Adorama, BHphoto.
MQZ1 multi battery charger at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon. Wex UK.
BCQZ1 Z-series Battery Charger at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.

The new Sony FE lenses preorders:
16-35mm GM at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon. In EU at Calumet DE, WexUK, Jessops.
12-24mm G at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon. In EU at Calumet DE, WexUK, Jessops.
Sony 100-400mm GM at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, BestBuy. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.

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May 23, 2017
Posted in rumors

So what’s next from Sony? 135mm FE, 400mm FE, RX camera….

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Before to move on to the next bunch of Sony rumors let’s recap what we have posted so far:

Cameras:

  1. RX camera
    Back in March we reported about two cameras registered by Sony. One with the code “WW361847” (which turned out to be the A9) and one with the code “WW620081”. Sony usually defines FF E-mount cameras with the WW3 code series while the WW6 code series has been used so far for the RX100V only.
    Sony hasn’t been 100% reliable on that code structure but we can safely guess that Sony plans to introduce a new RX camera soon (probably in June).
  2.  New E-mount cameras
    No new E-mount camera will be launched within the next 1-2 months. But I will have more info to share about this soon…

Lenses:

  1. 135mm FE
    Sony is definitely developing a new 135mm (probably f/1.8) FE lens. Should be announced within the next 3-6 months
  2. 400mm FE
    Also coming within the next 3-6 months is a fast 400mm FE lens for sports photographers
  3. I also got some “hints” that there will be more Sony FE lenses during the second half of 2017
  4. Sigma, Tokina and Zeiss will announce new FE lenses too (within 2017)

Surprises:

  1. I got some early “whisper” about something “different”. It doesn’t sound like this is going to be announced soon (maybe in 2018). But I am working to have more solid info on this before to share anything on SAR

No info yet on new A-mount stuff :(

Readers should really follow our RSS feed, follow us on Facebook and Twitter if they don’t want to miss the Sony June/July news. And if you heard “something” about the new upcoming stuff contact me at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com or use the contact form you see on the right top of this site. Thanks!

 

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