August 15, 2016
Posted in rumors

(SR2) Sony is completely redesigning the menu?



Sony’s menu system can be quite painful to use. But there is hope folks! I just got this:

“Sony is developping a new menu System. Not the one you published as a mockup, the changes are even more dramatic.”

Now let’s hope that they don’t make it even worse! Just joking Sony engeneers :)

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August 15, 2016
Posted in news

EISA award for the Sony RX1rII, A7sII, A6300 cameras and the 85mm G lens



The European Media group EISA announced the 2016-2017 photography awards:
Best Professional compact system lens is the Sony 85mm f/1.4 G (Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay).
Best Premium compact camera is the Sony RX1rII (Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay).
Best Photo&Video camera (Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay).
Best Prosumer compact system camera (Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay).

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August 15, 2016
Posted in deals

Four Sony A and E-mount Gold Box deals at Amazon Germany



Short note for European readers: Today there are four Wallimex Gold Box deals listed at Amazon Germany (Click here and scroll the bar). I believe all Amazon EU members can buy those (and not only German readers).

August 15, 2016
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Canon to Sony autofocus Adapter – Portrait shoot

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at,, Bhphoto, eBay and
Sony RX10 III Review by Craig Litten.
Can Schneider’s new 95mm variable ND filter turn the Sony 28-135mm f4 and a7S II into the ultimate small run-and-gun solution? (Newsshooter).
Not joking: Pokemon Go could revive the 3D camera market! (Mirrorlessrumors).
6 Ways a Formal Education Can Benefit Your Photography (Explora).
Sony is expanding its line of SRG robotic cameras with the introduction of the SRG-360SHE 30x robotic model at InfoComm 2016 (Sony Blog).
To write a guest post on SAR follow the instruction on that page.

Twan:I have a request for A7RII owners with a 85mm G-Master lens. I have a very strange issue. I have a a7Rii and when i put de 85mm G-Master on my camera, with camera off but battery in the camera, it will NOT autofocus on a subject beyond 30 feet AND I am not able to MANUAL focus beyond 30 feet, belive it or not…
This is fixed by removing the battery from the camera and put it back in, then the lens on the camera does autofocus and manual focus to infinity again.
Can someone check if he/she has the same problem so I know I need to take the lens in for repairs.

August 14, 2016
Posted in deals

A legend is back for sale: NEX-7 at Samys



The Sony NEX-7 was the first E-mount camera with huge “WOW I want it!” factor. But Sony has never made a successor of the NEX-7 and there is no store selling them new anymore. But recently Samys listed a couple of those NEX-7 as Open Box items on eBay US (Click here) and at Amazon.

Just my two cent: A NEX-7 with FF sensor would be a great idea or not?


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