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November 22, 2017
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New A7rIII tests by Jim Kasson (Star eating), Photorec, Matt Granger, Dan Watson, Marc Alhadeff…

I keep receiving links to new A7rIII tests. Here is the latest roundup:

Jim Kasson wrote a new Star Eating post. It’s clear the new A7rIII has the same issues as the A7rII (SAR note: Sony fix this!!!). Dpreview writes about this:

while a lot of stars still survive ‘Star Eater’, the a7R III continues the trend of noise reduction that dims or erases small stars at exposure longer than 3.2s. There’s some sense in this: Sony is ostensibly using this algorithm to avoid hot pixels that might otherwise riddle long exposures. But some nightscape and astro- photographers wish to be given a choice as to whether or not this form of noise reduction is applied. Alternatively, the noise reduction could (reversibly) be applied in post.

20 secret features that will make you upgrade from A7rII (or A9!) (Marc Alhadeff).
Sony A7r III setup guide with tips and tricks (Wim Arys).
30 tips for getting the most out of your Sony a7rIII (Colby Brown).

New A7rIII video reviews:

Sony A7rIII at Amazon, Bhphoto, Adorama, BuyDig, FocusCamera, Calumet DE, Wex UK. Photo Porst Neuwied. Sony Netherland. Sony Australia. Sony Japan.
Sony 24-105mm at Amazon, Bhphoto, Adorama, BuyDig, FocusCamera, Amazon DE, Calumet DE, Wex UK.

Join the A7rIII facebook group to discuss the camera features and tests!

November 19, 2017
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This week SAR readers photos selection

Siuma on SonyAlphaForum
Sunset at a bridge
7R2 + NIKON 600 F4 + 2X

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: and on SonyAlphaForum.
3) 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!

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November 17, 2017
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Luminar 2018 for Mac and Windows is now shipping. Get $10 discount with “SAR” code

Starting from today you can download the new Luminar 2018 software at If you missed the preorder deal you can use our coupon code “SAR” to save $10 at checkout on

One more thing:

This special Photographer’s projects Collection contains the most popular products of the FRANZIS projects software series: sharpening, denoising, HDR and retouching – now only available for selected newsletter subscriber SAR readers, limited to 300 download packages. Get this $276 value package for $29.00 only if you preorder through this link (Click here). Full info about the single packages can be read here:

What’s included:

Package contains:
SHARPEN projects photographer $ 69.00
DENOISE projects 2 $ 69.00
HDR projects 5 $ 69.00
NEAT projects $ 69.00
Total prices (RRP) $ 276.00

Total saving $ 247.00

November 17, 2017
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Sony apologizes for A7rIII shipment delay. Says real preorders were much higher than estimated.

Sony Japan issues a statement to aplogize for delivery delays on the new Sony A7rIII. They say the real preorder numbers weremuch higher than estimated. They also issues a second statement saying there is a shipment delay on the A5100 double lens kit.

Sony A7rIII at Amazon, Bhphoto, Adorama, BuyDig, FocusCamera, Calumet DE, Wex UK. Photo Porst Neuwied. Sony Netherland. Sony Australia. Sony Japan.
Sony 24-105mm at Amazon, Bhphoto, Adorama, BuyDig, FocusCamera, Amazon DE, Calumet DE, Wex UK.

Join the A7rIII facebook group to discuss the camera features and tests!

November 17, 2017
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Sony Tidbits…

Fantasea FA6500 Underwater Housing Review

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay,,,,,
ZEISS Unveils High-Speed DSLR Lens: ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25 (
Camera Hack: Make A Mirrorless Camera Into A Digital View Camera (Alphauniverse).
canberra floriade 2017 (SonyAlphaForum).

Winston:I thought you may be interested in my relaunched blog – (my domain redirects to that URL).  I am an amateur who enjoys photography as a hobby.  I will normally post pictures that I take along with writeups.  No equipment review, just pictures and short about the pictures.  I don’t discuss techniques, but you may find some of my ruminations useful.  Just photography from an amateur’s point of view.

David:I would love it if you would share a video I made showing how amazing the Sony A9 skin colours are against the canon 5D mark 1V

Anonymous:OCT 18, 2017 — Image & Nature, a french magasine about nature photography just published 4 pages about the Star Eater issue. Thierry Legault, Ian Norman and Frédéric Michaud were interviewed by Marie-Émilie Colle.
Incredibly, Sony did not answered the questions of the journalist…


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November 16, 2017
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Sony Imaging Edge has been released!

Sony released the new Imaging Edge software. Those are the features of the new software:

  • Viewer:
    • Browsing and searching images
    • Filtering images by ratings
  • Edit:
    • Adjusting the brightness and color of images
    • Applying Creative Styles to images
    • Cropping images
    • Straightening crooked images
    • Converting adjusted images into the JPEG or TIFF formats
  • Remote:
    • Shooting images according to settings on the computer when the camera is connected to the computer via USB. You can display the shooting screen on the computer in Live View, and shoot images seamlessly while adjusting the shooting settings.
    • Shooting with a higher resolution by combining four images shot with the image sensor shifted one pixel at a time (Pixel Shift Multi Shooting).
November 16, 2017
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Rayqual announces the new Hasselblad V to Sony E-mount adapter

Planar 80mm F/2.8 V lens mounted on Sony

Rayqual announced the new Hasselblad V to Sony E-mount adapter. It’s priced at 27.930 Yen (around $250).

We will might find this adapter soon on eBay (Click here to see the current Rayqual adpaters on eBay).

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