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September 25, 2017
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Sony A9 Unintuitive things by Gary Friedman

Long time Sony “Guru” Gary Friedman walks you through the A9 settings:

The most advanced camera in the world? Professional photographer Gary Friedman demonstrates the least intuitive parts of the A9’s features, including all of the different exposure and focusing modes. Even more detail can be found in his e-book on the camera at www.FriedmanArchives.com/A9 .


September 24, 2017
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How it is to work with a $500 Sony E-mount kit (A6000 with three lenses)

You really don’t need a lot of $$$ to join the E-mount system. Photogearnews writes:

We challenged Warren to see just what he could do with a budget video kit that cost us just over $500. What we found may have been the best budget kit for video. The entire kit was based around a used Sony A6000, which if you have some patience you can find, as we did for around $250 (and £250). Then we threw in some brand new budget lenses. There is even more of a bargain to be had if you can find these lenses secondhand. Find out how Warren got as he talks of his experiences and gives advice on how you can build a similar setup of your own.

KIT USED:
Sony A6000
Meike 28mm f/2.8
Meike 50mm f/2
Opteka 85mm f/1.8
Nikon-NEX adapter
Total cost was around $540 USD

September 23, 2017
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Watch this: M-mount lens from 1897 gets autofocusing on the Sony A7 using the new Fotodiox PRONTO adapter

Recently Fotodiox launched the new PRONTO adapter which is in Stock at Amazon US, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT and Amazon ES.

This adapter adds autofocus on your manual focusing M-mount lens. And here is how it works with a 120 year old lens:

September 22, 2017
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Aurora HDR 2018 reviews roundup

Here are a few reviews of the new Aurora HDR (preorder here) which comes for both Mac and Windows:

September 21, 2017
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(SR4) Samyang affordable portrait FE lens (135mm?) to be announced by end of this year

We recently leaked the images of the new Samyang 35mm f/1.4 FE lens that will be announced within the next days. And it seems like Samyang isn’t done with new FE lenses for this year. A source just told me this:

Samyang is making cheap portrait autofocus lens for FE. To be announced this year. Probably 135mm.

Thanks source ;)

Samyang has three autofocus FE lenses in their lineup:
50mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
14mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
35mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama.

September 17, 2017
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Only a 576 Megapixel would sort of match the human eye resolution

Every time we see the same question on forums and blogs: When will the Megapixel war end? Well the easy answer is of course…never! But if you are curious to know at what point a camera will have the same resolution as the Human Eye well watch the video below: The easy answer is 576 Megapixel the real answer is that the human eye works really in a different way than a camera.

So yes, we need more Megapixels Sony! ;)

September 16, 2017
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RX10m4 and RX0 hands-on by Hugh Brownstone, Dpreview and Cinema5D


Sony RX10 IV is a Paradox: Big, Fast, Slow, Small by hugh Brownstone

Sony RX10m4 at Amazon, Bhphoto and Adorama.
RX0 at Amazon, Bhphoto and Adorama.

Why should you care about the Sony RX10 IV? Phase detection:

RX0 hands-on by Cinema5D:

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