June 24, 2018
Posted in deals

Sony A7rIII superbundle deal at Adorama


There is a new Sony A7rIII super bundle at Adorama and a couple of other bundles at Amazon.

Capture One:
55% off on the Capture One PRO for Sony + 3 Styles bundle for $128,70 (…151,5€) if you insert the code “AMBSAR” at checkout. Click here to get it: phaseone.onfastspring.com/capture-one-pro-sony-11-3-style-packs.

Zeiss deals:
Zeiss launched new Batis-Loxia-Touit lens rebates. And overview can be found on that BHphoto page.

Sony Deals:
The Sony A7rIII got the first $200 price drop ever at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, FocusCamera (with $199 free extras) and BuyDig (with free extras).
$300 off on the Sony A9 at BHphotoAdorama, Amazon, BestBuy. FocusCamera.
$100 off on the 18-135mm lens at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, FocusCamera and BestBuy.
$300 off on the 24-70mm f/4.0 Zeiss lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.

In Stock:
Tokina 20mm FE at BHphoto and Adorama.
Tamron FE zoom is in Stock right now at FocusCamera.

New preorders:
Samyang (Rokinon) 24mm f/2.8 FE lens can be preordered now at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sony RX100VI at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon, FocusCamera, BuyDig and BestBuy. In EU at Calumet Germany and Wex UK.
Sony VCT-SGR1 Shooting Grip at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, BuyDig and BestBuy.
At BH you can also preorder the new Loupedeck+ editing console.
Neewer 35mm f/1.2 APS-C E-mount manual focusing lens at Amazon US.

A7III accessories:
Meike grip at grip at Amazon US, Amazon CA, Amazon DE, Amazon UK.
Easycover is officially compatible with the A7III. You can buy it at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama.


June 24, 2018
Posted in reviews

Sony RX100 VI Review by Dpreview



Sony recently announced the RX100 VI, the newest addition to its compact camera line. With six iterations of the RX100 series now in circulation, how does this new model stand out from the rest? Chris and Jordan take the camera for a spin and tell us what they think about the new, longer lens, the updated viewfinder and more. They even manage to fit in some well earned hammock time in the process.

Sony RX100VI at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon, FocusCamera and BestBuy. In EU at Calumet Germany and Wex UK.
Sony VCT-SGR1 Shooting Grip at BHphoto, Adorama and BestBuy.

June 24, 2018
Posted in news

Nissin announces the new MG10 TTL Strobe for Sony


Nissin released the new MG10 TTL Strobe:

Nissin Announces New MG10
Advanced 2.4GHz Wireless TTL Strobe

New England Imaging Dist. (NEID), the North American distributor of Nissin Digital Products, in conjunction with Nissin Japan Limited, has introduced the new MG10, an advanced NAS (Nissin Air System) 2.4GHz wireless strobe for both on-camera and studio photography. This new innovative flash will be available July 2018.
Designed as a multi-purpose flash, the Nissin MG10 can take you from the fast pace of a model runway shoot, to an outdoor scene where high power for HSS shooting is a must. Whether you are working quickly with the flash on camera or creating stunning lighting effects with off camera flash or in a studio setting, the Nissin MG10 has you covered.
With a guide number of 262 feet (80 meters) and 165 watt seconds, this high-power advanced MG10 strobe is the latest addition to the award-winning Nissin Air System, a proprietary wireless TTL communication system developed by Nissin for 2.4GHz radio transmission.
The hand grip can be used to mount the flash on either the left or right side of the camera with height level adjustment. There’s also a shutter release button on the handle and standard ¼-inch, 20 adapter under the flash head for mounting to a light stand. Every MG10 includes a magnesium quick release mounting “L” bracket, AA battery magazine (batteries are not included), Li-Ion battery magazine, ball head, filter holder and wide-angle diffuser. It also fully supports Air 10s and Air 1 wireless commanders.
The Nissin Digital patented removable external motorized zoom head allows the MG10 to zoom from 24~200mm, to 18mm with diffuser. With the Air 10s Commander, the zoom head can be controlled manually or set to synchronize with the lens focal length even when the strobe is used off camera. Other features include:

– Fast recycling time with full power – 1.5 seconds when using Li-ion batteries with Nissin PS8 power pack; 3.5 seconds when using eight AA batteries.
– High power modelling lights (LED) – See your lighting set up before you take the shot.
– Pair MG10 with Air10s – The Open mode allows multiple Air10s units to pair with MG10 strobes, allowing for multiple commanders to control the same set of strobes.
– Independent control with a maximum of 8 groups – The MG10 will support 4 groups of strobes in both the basic and advanced modes.
– Sustainable performance, easily updated via a Micro SD card slot – The MG10 is equipped with a Micro SD card slot for easy updates. Nissin plans on including a Micro SD card slot in all future strobes and commanders.

MSRP for the Nissin MG10 in the United States is $599.99 for the MG10 alone, $699.99 for the MG10 with Air10s. Delivery in the United States for Nikon, Canon and Sony kits is expected mid-July. Kits for micro four-thirds and Fuji later this year.
Nissin Air System (NAS) is a proprietary wireless TTL communication system developed by Nissin for 2.4GHz radio transmission that allows for stable operation of slave strobes in any environment. For more information on Nissin products go to www.NissinFlashesUSA.com. Follow Nissin on Facebook (www.facebook.com/NissinFlashesUSA), Instagram (www.instagram.com/nissinflashesusa) and YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwWHq00h2okEeRJOaS8o7AA).

June 24, 2018
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection


Shannan Crow‎S
Astro shooting with the A7rIII and 16-35 GM.
Thanks so much to John Leathwick for hitting the shutter for me so I could throw myself into this shot ! Sky and foreground processed separately from a 5 image stack and blended in PS

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4) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

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June 23, 2018
Posted in reviews

Sony RX100VI review by Tony&Chelsea Northrup


Sony RX100VI at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon, FocusCamera and BestBuy. In EU at Calumet Germany and Wex UK.
Sony VCT-SGR1 Shooting Grip at BHphoto, Adorama and BestBuy.

Tony & Chelsea Northrup:

We review the Sony RX100 Mk 6 (http://sdp.io/rx1006). It’s a purse-sized camera that creates better images and video than your smartphone can thanks to a 24-200mm equivalent lens. However, it has some drawbacks… the battery life is poor, there’s no mic or headphone jack, no intervalometer, and video is limited to 5 minutes of 4k/30p. Still, it’s the best option for those looking for a smaller camera (when you don’t want to bring your DSLR) or for smartphone shooters who want better action and telephoto shots.

And here is the test from Precision Camera

June 23, 2018
Posted in news

ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5 officially released


On1 Photo Raw has been update to version 2018.5. It has a nuge number of updates youn can check out at here: www.on1.com

ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5 is a powerful new photo editor and raw processor that uses a state-of-the-art processing engine which provides a smooth and fun photo editing experience and delivers the highest quality results for your photos. Photo RAW includes powerful Lightroom® and Photoshop® features with photo organizing, hundreds of photo effects, HDR, panorama stitching, masking and selection tools, layers, photo resizing, and much more — all in one app. It’s the ultimate photo editor you can own forever and not rent as a subscription.

ON1 Photo RAW works as a standalone app, Photoshop plug-in & Lightroom Plug-in.

June 23, 2018
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Sony A7iii / A7Riii Tutorial in 6 Minutes (With Close ups)

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
SainSonic Kamlan 50mm F1.1 review by Marc Alhadeff.
Field Test: Voigtländer MACRO APO-LANTHAR 65mm f2 ASPH by Allan Weitz.
Tools of the Trade for Panoramic Photographers (Explora).
Boya BY-PM700 USB Microphone (Personal View).
Comparison: Zeiss Loxia 21mm 2.8 and 25mm 2.4 (Phillipreeve).

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

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