February 17, 2019
Posted in reviews

Visual comparison of the A6xxx camera series


Five years of non-evolution from a pure aesthetical point of view :)
Courtesy of Photosku.

Sony A6400 preorders:
USA at BHphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera, Buydig, Amazon.
Europe at Calumet Germany, ParkCameras UK, Jessops.
Asia at Sony Australia and Sony Japan.


February 17, 2019
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection


Blesson John
Sony A6300 – 100-400

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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February 16, 2019
Posted in deals

Rare finding: Meostigmat 50mm f/1.0 native E-mount lens on eBay


Well this is a one of a kind lens: The E-mount modified Meostigmat 50mm f/1.0 lens is on sale on eBay (Click here). I found some images taken with this lens on mflenses.com. It has a nice rendering!

Another rare finding is this E-mount modified RodenStock 50mm f/2.0 lens again on sale on eBay (Click here).

February 16, 2019
Posted in news

Clip Filter for Sony APS-C bodies announced


Cyclopsoptics announced a new Clip Filter for Sony APS-C bodies:

STC Astro-Multispectra Clip Filter for Sony APS-C bodies is a novel light pollution filter designed by STC Optics with transmission characteristics designed by professional astronomer and renowned astrophotographer Dr. Wei-Hao Wang. Check out the comparisons below to see how effective the Astro-Multispectra filter is!

Placing the light pollution filter closer to the sensor reduces color shift that may occur at the peripheral areas of the image if front screw-in lens filter is used.


  • Greatly reduces interference from artificial lighting in city
  • Suitable for Sony APS-C mirrorless with camera lens of focal length 14mm or longer
  • Natural colour representation
  • High transmission for astronomical bodies emission
  • Co-developed by STC and Dr. Wei-Hao Wang, a professional astronomer and renowned astrophotographer

* Please refer to compatible camera list below



  • Clip Filter is designed for Sony APS-C cameras. Mounting and removing the Clip-Filter is quick and easy. The colour shift problem that may occur due to the wide angle SLR lens in peripheral areas of the image could be reduced. The recommended SLR lenses focal length is 14mm or longer on APS-C bodies.
  • The material is A2 stainless steel which is virtually non-magnetic and less brittle at low temperatures. Specially designed Clip-shaped structure could be pressed firmly while attaching the lens on camera body.
  • STC Astro-MS Clip filter can reduce the interference from artificial lighting in the city, and enhance the wavelength of Hα, Hβ, OIII and SII. (Hα=656.3 nm, Hβ=486.1 nm, OIII=495.9 & 500.7 nm, SII=672.4 nm)
  • It is coated by the use of the IBAD (Ion beam-assisted deposition) technology on Schott® B270 optical 2mm glass, working for higher durability and easily cleaning, and preventing aging variation in optical spectral characteristics due to temperature and humidity change
  • High-quality double-sided NANO Anti-smudge coating provides excellent performance on waterproof and grease-proof capability
  • Considering the different optical lens properties of all kinds of brands, it is normal for spherical and coma aberration to occur on part of the fisheye lens, super wide angle lens and wide angle lens.
  • 12 months’ original manufacturer warranty and lifetime warranty on aluminium frame

Compatible Sony APS-C bodies

  • A5000
  • A5100
  • A6000
  • A6300

Thanks Robin

February 16, 2019
Posted in deals

For EU readers: Save 130 Euro on the Sony 24-105mm FE sold by Amazon


You save 130 Euro on the Sony 24-105mm FE lens sold directly by Amazon Spain.

February 16, 2019
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


WHAT WE USE – John Harrington – A7III (A73) Tether Cable Hack

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Samyang AF 24 mm f 2.8 Lens Review by Hendrik Morkel.
Article about 4 years of Sony shooting, after Canon (Onportraits).
Sony now the market leader? (Inside Imaging).
Les ventes d’hybrides vont dépasser celles des reflex en 2019 (Lesnumeriques).

Chris:I used the a7III and a6300 in this “Man on the Street’ spot for VISIT FLORIDA, shot in Toronto. Lenses were the 16-35/4 and Tamron 28-75, all focusing handled by the a7III’s amazing AF – two hours of interviews and b-roll and the camera lost focus on the talent once for a second. It refocused almost immediately. Also temps were about 15f, I shot 90min of video over the course of 5-6 hours on a single battery, switching the camera off between takes. It showed 9% when I swapped in a new battery. https://youtu.be/qP091xQotIg

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

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February 15, 2019
Posted in deals

Rokinon 85mm f/1.8 E-mount lens for $299 (save $100)


There is a new $100 rebate on the Rokinon 85mm f/1.8 E-mount lens at Adorama (Click here).

More deals:

You get the Sony A7III for $1919 only on eBay US (Click here).

On Massdrop you get the Zeiss 55mm FE for $779 and the Sony 28-70mm FE for $209.

Til February 18 you get Luminar 3 for US$49 instead of US$69, and Luminar 3 + Aurora HDR Bundle for US$119 instead of US$168. Another good chance to grab a Lightroom and Photoshop alternative :)

There is also a new low price on the Sony A6000 sold on Amazon US (now $365).

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