October 21, 2018
Posted in news

This table helps you to pick the right Sony RX100 camera


I know it’s hard to choose the right RX100 camera. This table posted by Explora may help you out in your quest!


October 21, 2018
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection


Shaiful Baker
Handheld of the #TRX Tower..
A7Riii FE24mmF1.4 GM
1/8 f/1.4 400iso

1) You can submit one single picture per week only.
2) To submit your picture for the weekly readers roundup post you can choose one of the following three options:
Instagram: Follow @sonyalphagallery and tag us on your picture to give us the permission to repost your image on the instagram gallery and on SAR (we will credit you)
Facebook: Submit your picture on our group: facebook.com/groups/sonyalphacamera. Please add the hashtag “#sonyalphagallery ” to grant the permission for reposting on SAR. Without the hashtag we will not add your picture!
Forum: Submit your picture on the SonyAlphaForum image section and add the hashtag “#sonyalphagallery
3) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: instagram.com/sonyalphagallery, facebook.com/groups/sonyalphacamera and on SonyAlphaForum.
4) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

Note: When sending a pic feel free to also add a link to your site to promote yourself! And please do share one single picture per week only. Do not spam :)

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October 20, 2018
Posted in news

Sigma CEO says the first Full Frame designed lenses for mirrorless will arrive in 2019


Lensvid had an interesting talk with Sigma CEO Yamaki. And there are some things that could be of interest for us:

  • Next year Sigma will start making dedicated Full Frame mirrorless lenses (SAR note: I am 99% certain these lenses will be available for both L-mount and E-mount).
  • These new lenses will be smaller but not by much. Mr. Kazuto Yamaki gives an example of Sony’s 35mm FF lens vs. their own DSLR lens with an adaptor and explains that making the lenses significantly smaller might not always be possible even if they are designed for mirrorless cameras from the ground up.
  • Making tilt-shift lenses for mirrorless cameras is not a priority for Sigma
  • Sigma always tries to make its lenses smaller and lighter but at least in the art series, it prefers optical performance over size/weight as opposed to the contemporary series which is more balanced.
  • Sigma is interested in Phase Fresnel but this doesn’t mean that we will see any lens based on this technology (which Nikon and to some extent Canon) employed.
  • Mr. Kazuto Yamaki agrees that we are at the start of a new area in Photography, one that signifies the move from DSLR to mirrorless cameras. He also mentioned that he believes this is part of a process of change that has been going on for a long time and has been happening every 20-30 years. The last time was the move from analog to digital, before that we had the move from manual focus to autofocus and even before that the move from rangefinder to DSLR cameras.
  • Mr. Kazuto Yamaki predicts that we will see more mirrorless sales than DSLRs in about 3 years. However, DSLR lens sales will probably still be higher (as there will still be many more DSLRs around compared to mirrorless cameras).

Found via L-rumors.com

October 20, 2018
Posted in reviews

Pro Wildlife Photographer Takes Us to Wild Alaska with the Sony a9 – Real World Review


Aaron contacted me to share his A9 review:

Award-winning Professional wildlife photographer Aaron Baggenstos travelled to Alaska to photograph the incredible biodiversity of birds and wildlife that teem there. For the first time Baggenstos left his Nikon D5 at home, instead carrying Sony’s a9 flagship mirrorless camera. In the video below, Baggenstos details his findings highlighting his favorite features and critiques, all while showcasing stunning images from his encounters with giant brown bears, fox, puffins, eagles, and a grand variety of Alaskan wildlife.

Sony A9 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

October 20, 2018
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Sigma Five New Lenses and little more

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Sony’s full-frame mirrorless cameras finally have some competition (Engadget)
The Brain Behind Laowa Lenses Interviewed – Dayong Li (Cinema5D).
Zeiss Loxia 21mm F2.8: IQ Breakdown (Dustin Abbott).
Jared Polin: Nikon Z7 Auto Focus REVIEW | Good, Bad, or ATROCIOUS? Is Sony Better? (Nikoneye.com).
Meike 50mm F2 review (Sonyalpha.blog).
Fuji manager confirms GFX 100 records 4K video 4:2:0 10 bit internally (Mirrorlessrumors.com).
Go Big with the New Sachtler flowtech 100 MS Tripod Legs and Kits (Explora).

Personal photos and tests from SAR Admin Andrea on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and 500px.

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Note: In groups you can post your own stuff like images, news and questions. While on pages you will read the specific camera news from SAR.

Sony RX100V Natural Light Portrait Photography Session | Breakdown with Miguel Quiles

Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 Hands On Review

Laowa Goes Wide With Four New Lenses For E Mount and Micro Four Thirds

Sony RX100V Natural Light Portrait Photography Session | Breakdown with Miguel Quiles

New Ibelux II 40mm f/0,85

Sony RX10 IV – $1700 P&S Worth it?

Profoto Unleashes the Power of Small with the B10 Off-Camera Flash (Explora).

7Artisans 50mm F1.8 review (Sonyalpha.blog).
7Artisans 55mm F1.4 review (Sonyalpha.blog).
Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS review (Sonyalpha.blog).
Zeiss Touit 12mm F2.8 review (Sonyalpha.blog).
Zeiss Touit 50mm F2.8 Macro review (Sonyalpha.blog).

Two more Photokina videos about the new 40mm f/0,85 II Ibelux and Alpa 4k 100 Megapixel camera! (Mirrorlessrumors.com).
Leica says other Lens manufacturers could join the L-mount world (Mirrorlessrumors.com).
Zenit M image samples and interview (Mirrorlessrumors.com).


October 19, 2018
Posted in deals

The new Rokinon 85mm f/1.8 APS-C E-mount lens in Stock for the first time via Adorama


The new Rokinon lens is in Stock for the first time via Adorama (Click here). This is a manual focusing APS-C lens.

Now in Stock:
The new Voigtlander Color Skopar 21mm f/3.5 E-mount lens is in Stock at Amazon US (Click here).
The Sony A7III is now in Stock at Amazon, BHphoto, Buydig, FocusCamera,
The Tamron 28-75mm FE is in Stock at Buydig.

Now on preorder:
Sony 128GB TOUGH SD card at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera. In EU at Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
Sony 64GB TOUGH SD card at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera. In EU at Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
Sony 32GB TOUGH SD card at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera. In EU at Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.

October 19, 2018
Posted in news

Sony confirms at Dpreview new A7s and new APS-C E-mount cameras are coming


Dpreview interviewed Kenji Tanaka, VP and Senior General Manager of Sony’s Business Unit. Here are some info:

1) Sony knew about the competition FF mirrorless plan. Tanaka said “I already predicted that Canon and Nikon would join the market, and even Panasonic. It wasn’t a surprise to me.

2) About going Medium format:Right now there are a lot of things still to do with full-frame sensors, so at the moment I don’t have any ideas about starting work on new larger imaging sensors.

3) APS-C lenses: Sony plans to make small size lenses too. And they also plan to make new APS-C lenses.

4) APS-C cameras:The APS-C market is very important for us, so we will create new models in the APS-C market, but we need to ask customers what kind of models they want.” And interesting: “APS-C cameras for professional use must exist.“.

5) Weathersealing: Sony is working to improve it.

6) Sony SD cards choice:Right now, processing speed is slower than SD UHS-II, so using SD is OK. But in the future, for example in any camera with 8K/30p video, SD won’t be enough.

7) About the Sony A7sIII:The next model should of course be more than they expect. So we’re planning a future S model right now, but it will take time.” Sony also knows that their customers want “4K/60p, 4:2:2 10-bit, and of course more battery power, increased AF accuracy – many things!

8) About the new Sony AI strategy:Currently we’re planning upgrades to existing models, and of course future models that will contain new AI features.

To sum up:
Sony confirmed our rumors about a professional APS-C camera are spot on!
Sony A7sIII will meet the requests of the customers and even “exceed” them
New APS-C lenses coming…hurray!
The new artificial features like “Animal Eye-AF” are going to be implemented on current cameras too.