June 17, 2016
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Jonathan Stewart and Matt Granger discuss what Sony has to do to fulfill wildlife photographers needs

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How well does a Sony mirrorless camera take an African safari? How does it handle the dust? What about using it for wildlife? People and landscapes? Matt Granger and Jonathan Stewart discussed the pros and cons of the Sony mirrorless system when compared to the top of the line from Nikon.

Their answers in short:

  1. We need a bigger Sony A9 body (with bigger battery)
  2. E-mount version of the current 300mm A-mount and 500mm A-mount telephoto lenses (possibly priced less!)
  3. Bullet proof autofocus system to not miss any shot
  4. No interface lag

The question is if Sony thinks that wildlife and sport photography are important for their business right now. It’s a real small niche and it’s hard to win over professional Canon and Nikon photographers!

Found via http://www.jonathanstewartphotos.com/…

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June 17, 2016
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Sony FE 90mm review at Photozone: “Both Canon and Nikon should be scared by now …”

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Photozone posted the full Sony 90mm FE lens review on the NEX-7:

“The Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 G OSS macro performed great on the Sony A7R II already so it doesn’t come as a surprise that it is even a bit better on an 24mp APS-C camera.Of course, our “highly recommended” mark remains intact in the APS-C scope. Sony is on quite a run really. Both Canon and Nikon should be scared by now …

90mm FE lens at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

Side note: Nice to see the NEX-7 again. Why not make a new version of it Sony? :)

US reader save $150 on the Sony 90mm FE lens sold by BestBuy (Click here). It’s Open Box (perfect condtiion and 1 year Sony US warranty)

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June 17, 2016
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New A6300 primers and film stock emulation support

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Programmer Hrvoje created the A6300 primers to enhance the video performance (Download: omeneo.com/primers/). He sent me that message:

I’ve done a much more deeper analysis to see how to further reduce banding and now with this camera a new approach has been implemented with very good results. S-Log3 was found too problematic even with new approach due to very compressed DR within 8 bits, so S-Log2 was chosen as a better option. Primers package now comes for S-Log2 gamma and modified Cine4 gamma. Detailed tests were done to find the optimal base for the best effect of Primers and suggested camera setup is on the Primers page.
S-Log2 now has significantly reduced banding and modded Cine4 has no problems with banding. S-Log2 will give about a stop or so more DR in case you need it, such as bright windows shot from interior but Cine4 modified with Primers should work very well in exteriors. Prores is preferred for recording but Primers also work with XAVC-S as well.
For the Primers to properly improve the color response, A6300 should be setup exactly as suggested on the Primers web page. Two picture profiles, one for Cine4 gamma, other for S-log2. It takes 30 seconds to do it and off you go and add Primers later to do their thing.
http://omeneo.com/primers/
Kind regards,

And FilmConvert released the Sony a6300 camera profiles to get film stock emulation look (Download: filmconvert.com/download/camera-profile). Here is the test footage via Cinema5D:

!Fly. A Sony a6300 test footage from Johnnie Behiri on Vimeo.

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June 16, 2016
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Limited edition deal: Full Franzis software collection for $98 instead of $644!!!

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Franzis gave our readers access to a limited superdeal: You can have their full software collection for $98 only (Click here). The deal runs for a limited time and for 350 licenses only. And that’s the link to the direct checkout (Click here).

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June 16, 2016
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The “bokeh master” 105mm f/2 STF FF E-mount lens is now in Stock!

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The new Venus Laowa 105mm f/2.0 STF FE lens is in Stock for the first time via BHphoto (Click here). The A-mount version will be in Stock soon also at BHphoto (Click here).

Just recently the Photozone tested this lens and said “ is truly impressive“. And if you know Photozone (very severe german reviewers) this means this is really a superb lens!

You save $150 on the Sony 90mm FE lens sodl by BestBuy (Click here). it’s Open Box (perfect condtiion and 1 year Sony US warranty)

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