April 16, 2018
Posted in reviews

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM review by Opticallimits: “certainly a good lens”

Share

Opticallimits tested the 16-35mm GM lens:

The Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM is certainly a good lens but it has a couple of flaws as well. The lens has been optimized for the lower part of the focal length range – which is certainly most important for most buyers anyway. The corner performance isn’t great at fully open aperture except at the sweet spot around 20mm. The performance is decent at longer focal lengths but it stays a little short of the very high exceptations at least. That being said – keep in mind that today’s high resolution sensors are killers.

Lens store links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

Share

April 15, 2018
Posted in reviews

New Sony A7III test roundup (Alin Popescu, Dpreview, Imaging Resource…)

Share


Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (Dpreview).

Sony A7III in USA at Adorama, BHphotoAmazonBestBuy, FocusCamera, BuyDig.
Sony a7III in Europe at Amazon DE, Calumet Germany, Amazon UK, ParkCameras UK, WexUK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.

Alin Popescu posted his final A7III review:

“Same as it did the little a6000 (still on sale and production), I think the A7 III will last longer. It’s a great camera, the best money can buy for it’s incredible features list. I already know a bunch of people who took the step and have changed boats because of the A7 III. More are going to come.”

Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (Dpreview).
Sony A7 III First Shots (Imaging Resource).
Setting up, customizing and accessorizing your Sony A7iii (Enthusiastphotoblog).

Share
April 15, 2018
Posted in news

Lightroom Classic CC 7.3 supports ARQ (Sony Pixel Shift) files

Share

Marc Alhadeff reports:

A little gift from Adobe , not even present in the release notes of Lightroom:
The Lightroom Classic CC 7.3 issued in April 2018 and that was announcing the support of the A7III, also supports the display and editing of the ARQ files of the A7RIII
As a reminder an ARQ file (343Mo) is created from 4 ARW files created via the Pixel Shift Option of the A7RIII
You still need Sony software View/Edit to transform the ARW files into an ARQ, but then this ARQ file is directly readable and editable in Lightroom , no need to convert it anymore to a dng proxy (see below)

Share
April 15, 2018
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection

Share


Pavel ‘Pasharome’ Vavilin‎
“Landscape with snow 2”
Monte Livata, Lazio, Italia
ILCE-6000
E 35/1.8
https://www.facebook.com/pasharomehttps://500px.com/pasharom
#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.

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 :)

 

Read the rest of this entry →

Share
April 14, 2018
Posted in deals

For the USA: Next Stock of Sony A7III bodies coming in early May

Share

The next stock is going to ship from early May according to BHphoto and FocusCamera. If you preorder the camera now you might get it in two weeks.

Sony A7III in USA at Adorama, BHphotoAmazonBestBuy, FocusCamera, BuyDig.
Sony a7III in Europe at Amazon DE, Calumet Germany, Amazon UK, ParkCameras UK, WexUK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.

Share
April 14, 2018
Posted in news

Cascable 3.4 released, including support for the α7R III, α7 III, α9, and more!

Share

Daniel from Cascable sent me this:

I’m contacting you because we’re releasing updates to our products that I think will be of great interest to your audience.
We’ve just released the latest update to our mobile toolkit for your WiFi-enabled camera, Cascable.

This release adds support for Sony’s newest lineup of cameras, including the α7R III, α7 III, and α9. Unfortunately, Sony has removed several remote control features from these cameras, which affects the features Cascable is able to provide when connected to these cameras.

We’re disappointed that Sony have gone backwards in this area. Their Smart Remote Control app provided an open and powerful platform for remote control over Wi-Fi, and crippling their newer cameras with reduced remote control functionality hurts what are otherwise an incredibly impressive lineup of cameras.

We hope Sony re-adds this functionality in future firmware updates.

Additionally, this release adds a great quality-of-life feature: Quick Connect. Now, with any camera that displays a QR code on its display when using WiFi, you can scan that code with Cascable to automatically join that camera’s WiFi network and connect to it!

quick-connect.jpeg

For more information on this release, including details on the limitations with these new Sony cameras, please see our blog post: https://cascable.se/blog/cascable-34-released-with-modern-sony-quick-connect/.

Share
April 14, 2018
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…

Share

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiKxA8SJ5kw
Terry Donnelly Shooting with the Sony A9 and 85mm f/1.4 G Master Lens

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
A7RIII Portraits in Haiti: Letting Haitians Be Haitians by Patrick Murphy-Racey
Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 User Experience Review (Jason Vong).
NAB 2018: New from Syrp, the Genie II 3-Axis Motion Control System (Explora)
Joe Cornish and the Sony A7R II (Photogearnews).
CIPA results for February: Tremendous decline of worldwide camera shipment. DSLR beating mirrorless this month. (Mirrorlessrumors).
Haida Nano Video Filters Interview (Personal View).

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

Share your best pictures on our new Instagram SonyAlphaGallery.

Share

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored in a temporary location on your computer to allow our website to distinguish you from other users of the website. If you don't want to accept cookies, you'll still be able to browse the site and use it for research purposes. Most web browsers have cookies enabled, but at the bottom of this page you can see how to disable cookies. Please note that cookies can't harm your computer. We don't store personally identifiable information in the cookies, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allow us to improve our site. You can watch a simple video from Google to find more information about cookies.

Cookies used by our Website
The Sonyalpharumors website, Sonyalpharumors.com, uses the following cookies for the collection of website usage statistics and to ensure that we can . These are anonymous and temporary. By using our website, you agree that we may place these types of cookies on your device.
Read how Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners/
Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?csw=1#cookiesSet Addthis cookies: http://www.addthis.com/privacy.
Disqus cookies: https://help.disqus.com/customer/portal/articles/466235-use-of-cookies.
Vimeo cookies: http://vimeo.com/privacy.
Youtube cookies: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/171780?hl=en-GB

Disabling/Enabling Cookies
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. Please note however that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site. For information about how to disable cookies in your browser please visit the About Cookies website.

Close

×