July 16, 2018
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Amazon Prime Deals now live in the USA

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The Prime Deals Day just went live at Amazon US (click here to see all deals). Photo related deals can be found here. Here are some of the hot deals that could be of interest for Sony shooters:

Big Savings on Sandisk cards.
45% off on Amazon photo prints.
Save on Pelican hard cases.
Amazon.com is offering an extra $5 Off $20+ or More on Select Books (Shipped & Sold by Amazon) w/ promo code PRIMEBOOKS18
NP-FW50 RAVPower Camera Battery Charger Set for $44.
Gold Box Deal of the Day: Save up to 40% on select Seagate Hard Drives.
$100 off on the portable WD 2TB hard disk.
Godox Ving V860IIS on Amazon Prime.
Godox TT685S HSS 1 on Amazon Prime.
Fujifilm INSTAX SHARE SP-2 Smart Phone Printer (Gold)
Up to 50% off on Amazon devices.
Save on Laptops.

The Amazon Prime Deals are running all over the world: Amazon US, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES, Amazon CA.

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July 16, 2018
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Massive Amazon Prime Day Deal started in Europe: Up to 64% off on Sony-Zeiss-Samyang cameras and lenses!

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The mega Amazon Prime Deals action just started! Check out all deals by clicking on those direct links: Amazon US, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES, Amazon CA. There are thousand of deals but I will only mention the ones strictly related to Sony:

Amazon Germany:
Up to 64% off on lenses!
Up to 46% off on cameras!
Sandisk card deals.
All photography related prime deals here.
20% warehouse rebate (shows at checkout).
Sony A7II kit for 1229 Euro.
sony A6500 for 1169 Euro.
Sony A6000 kit for 479 Euro.
Zeiss Batis 85mm FE lens superkit for 1149 Euro.
Zeiss Batis 135mm FE lens superkit for 1599 Euro.
Zeiss Touit 50mm FE lens superkit for 899 Euro.
Sony 24-240mm FE for 769 Euro.
Sony 50mm f/1.8 FE for 159 Euro.
Sony 10-18mm APS-C E-mount lens for 629 Euro.
Sony 55-210mm E-mount lens for 199 Euro.
Sony 50-200mm E-mount lens for 569 Euro.
Sony RX100IV for 629 Euro.
Sony WX350 for 139 Euro.
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AF FE lens for 471 Euro.
At 14.30 Samyang 14mm f/2.8 AF FE lens.
Samyang 24mm f/1.5 FE for 476 Euro.
Sony RX10m2 for 799 Euro.
At 16:10 Faltreflektor.

Amazon UK (UK time):
Sony A7 kit for 719 pounds.
Sony A6300 for 599 pounds.
At 16:00 Commlite Canon to Sony autofocus adapter.
Sandisk card deals.

Amazon France (Paris time):
Up to 30% off on Sony Cameras and Lenses!
Sony 50mm f/1.8 FE for 169 Euro.
Sony A7II for 1059 Euro
24-240mm for 779 Euro.
At 17.45 Neewer flash for Sony.
Sony RX100IV for 629 Euro.
Jusqu’à 400€ remboursés sur une sélection de produits photo et vidéo Sony Offre valable du 16 mai 2018 au 31 juillet 2018 inclus.
Sandisk card deals atAmazon FR.

Amazon Italy:
Up to 40% off on Sony cameras and lenses!
Offerte su Sandisk cards.

Amazon Spain:
Sony 24-240mm for 729 Euro.
Sony 50mm f/1.8 FE for 159 Euro.
Sony A7II for 949 Euro.
Sony A6300 kit for 679 Euro.
Savings on Sandisk Cards.

Note:
You have to be a prime member to grab the deals
Discounted price will be seen only at deal start time
Europeans can buy from any different country store (Example: Germans can buy from Amazon France)

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July 16, 2018
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…

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Best Kit Lens for APS-C? | Sony 18-135mm | Sony a6000, a6300, a6500

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Sony RX100 VI vs Panasonic ZS200 vs Panasonic ZS100: which is the best travel companion? (Dpreview).
Field Test: Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 for Sony E-Mount (Allan Weitz).
Sony’s best lenses for the a6300 & a6500 (David Oastler).
Review: Carl Zeiss Jena Visionar 168mm 1.9 (Phillipreeve).
What the Heck About All Those Mic Specs? (Explora).
Sony 90mm Macro Review, and I Why I Like It More than the 85mm G Master (Michael Comeau).

Rationalific:This is a hilarious song called “The Perfect Camera” put up as a YouTube video.  In it, this guy talks about the problems with all current camera brands and suggests “the perfect camera”.  I think people will enjoy it, as I did. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZThaOS5yH8

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

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July 15, 2018
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Sony A7III to be in Stock in a few days at Adorama

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Adorama is expected to have the A7III body in Stock in a few days. If you preorder it now you might get it next week already!

Preorders:
RX100VA at Bhphoto, BuyDig.
Samyang 24mm FE at BHphoto and Adorama.
Voigtlander 110mm FE lens at BHphoto and Adorama.
Tamron 28-75mm FE lens at BHphotoAmazon, BuyDig, FocusCamera and Adorama. In Europe at Amazon DE and WexUK.
Sony A7III in USA at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon, BestBuy, FocusCamera, BuyDig.

In Stock:
Sony RX100VI at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon, FocusCamera.

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July 15, 2018
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New Samyang lens tests by John Sison and Nic Taylor

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On top you can see John Sison 35mm f/1.4 FE lens review. And this is the conclusion of the Samyang AF 24mm f2.8 FE Review by Nic Taylor:

During my time with this lens so far I have been very impressed with how fast and accurate the autofocus performs, even in low light. The fastest of all of the AF lenses by Samyang so far. I think it says a lot that this lens performs so well even on my Sony A7R given the unreasonably bad AF performance of that particular camera when it comes to moving subjects due to it only having the vastly inferior contrast detection AF system. Undoubtedly this lens will perform even better and far more accurately on a later model Sony A7 series camera like the A7iii, the A9 or even an A6XXX series APS-C camera with a phase detection autofocus system. A possible downside to the lens for some photographers may be that due to it’s size it doesn’t feature a distance or depth of field scale. This lens also lacks weather sealing. Samyang’s AF lenses (AF 14mm f2.8 EF & AF 85mm f1.4 EF) for Canon have both featured a rubber weather sealing gasket at the rear of the lens. Maybe this could be something that Samyang introduce on future Sony E-mount lenses. However, this lens is very enjoyable to shoot with partly down to it being so compact and light weight but also the stunning, detailed images that it can produce. It does show some signs of chromatic aberration but this can be easily combatted with a simple click in Lightroom or other editing software. Despite being a lens with a relatively wide focal length it produces pleasing bokeh (out of focus areas) but you need to position the lens pretty close to your subject to get a shallow depth of field with the background. The lens is focus by wire and seems pretty responsive when in manual focus. This lens will no doubt appeal to travel and street photographers looking to carry a compact, lightweight yet well-performing lens and at a very competitive price point. I have a feeling that this lens will do very well for Samyang.

Links to all Samyang/Rokinon FF E-mount AF lenses:
14mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
24mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
35mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
35mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
50mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.

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July 15, 2018
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This week SAR readers photos selection

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PF Bentley‎
Cargo workers on Teraina Island, Kiritibati.
A7R3, 16-35 F2.8G
#sonyalphagallery

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/sonyalphagalleryfacebook.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.

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